How can people keep playing GW2? How can people face the toxic community that is the RP one? I wasted three years on that game. People shouldn't go through the same the same harsh experiences and disappointments as I did.
There is no easy answer for this because not everyone that started Guild Wars 2 still plays it while others discovered it just a short time ago. Everyday people leave and every day new people discover the game.
i guess for those that stay there are reasons like
- they simply enjoy the game
- they have set a goal they want to accomplish in the game
- they like the story/design/gameplay etc.
- they enjoy pve/pvp/wvw/rp in the game
- they just can still deal with it pros an iota more than with its cons
- maybe they don’t have an alternative game and are bored
Maybe you should consider that not everyone experience the same in the game. Like in real life your experience is determined by the people you meet, coincidences and other uncertainties. No two players will experience exactly the same, and although a great amount of people will draw similiar conclusions about other people, the general atmosphere and the like. Not all will see the toxic side of the RP community and not everyone will be able to enjoy the story or certain features of the game as others.
personally i came only a very few times in contact with the toxic part of the RP community and my overall experience is good.
Not to mention that every MMO game has a toxic part. WoW, Aion, FF XIV, Wild Star. Name it you will find it there 99,999% of the time although in some it is a smaller part of the community than in others. in some games you may find those on certain servers in others you will find it everywhere.
i will not judge about communities here, because i’m not the one that has the right to do so; my experiences is limited and it would be arrogant to do so. You can’t always avoid the toxic members of communities even if you stick to friends and ask yourself “how would i react if someone would approach/send me that?“ and “do mix up personal stuff with rp stuff?“. the truth is that you can’t always avoid it.
IN this case you have to make a simple decision.
Do you stay and give the game/community another chance or not.
You say you wastes 3 years in the game. I ask you why? the game is free to play and no one expect yourself can force you to stay in a game that gave you bad experience. At the moment you had the first bad experience you had to make the decision above and you stayed
a decision, and with it all consequences,
after you had thought the matter over
thoroughly, is nothing to be regreted. all that happened afterwards is something you approved for yourself.
But if you stayed because you did not make the decision, because you hoped things would change if you just procrastinate to make this decision; in this case i fear everything that happened afterwards is your fault.
again nobody expect yourself could have forced you. even if you are saying “but the others …” it is you that gave those others the power to manipulate you.
Last but not least you stated “People shouldn’t go through the same the same harsh experiences and disappointments as I did.” that may be truth or not. no one wants to suffer, no one wants to be the victim of a bunch of assholes.
i’m sad that you suffered experiences that make you now regret to play the game but that are things you can’t change now. my advice is to put your grief about the game away and look toward other things. as long as you keep your grief the people that brought this unwanted experience to you will have power over you. they put metaphorical razor wire in your head and keep your thoughts on a thing on the bad aspects and let you suffer even if they no longer have the chance to contact you. don’t give them that power. the past is the past. the now is a present.
you suffered and you don’t want others to suffer? that is good. give advice to others. but don’t let personal experience dye your statements too much. again the most people experience the game quite different. preventive advice is good. hatred on the game because of a small part of the community is not. MMOs are just a extension of the real life with all it tragedies and comedies, all it good sides and all its bad bad sides.
again don’t let the bad experiences dominate your thoughts. guild wars 2 was a bad experience. turn your back from it. shake it off and enjoy the lightness of being freed from what dragged you down. there is always another game and with it there is always a chance for good experiences. and if you find it too risky it is your free decision to step out the box and look for others things.