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#1 Dec 07 2010 at 2:00 PM Rating: Decent
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A recent study found that negative forum posts generate more discussion than positive ones... I think we at ZAM since the releae of XIV can sadly attest to that. Personally I remember when BBSs and the Internet were thought provoking and informative generally. These days it seems that forums have gone the way of more established media (Newspaper and TV)... "If it bleeds it leads".

While the Kotaku article I'm linking has a a few interesting points, their source material is also interesting.

http://kotaku.com/5708491/hate-will-bring-us-together

After reading through that, ask yourselves why we can't have a more positive community here on ZAM. And then maybe do your best to counter the research. While there will always be a few random threads or posts with anger or flat out trolling, the majority of us can do our part to make this a more positive place.

If you have mean things to say about XIV, provide a constructive counter point at the least... And don't be an A-Hat about it and people might actually find they agree with you.
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#2 Dec 07 2010 at 2:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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A good community on these forums will occur if/when there is more relevant game issues to be generally discussed. With the game being so bare bones as it is, there is very little to actually discuss. Which battle regiment works best on mob X would lead to a more useful and interesting conversation than "how can i get battle regiments to work right".

Posts seem to be either about the state of the game or specific aspects (AH, crafting, SP etc) which end up negative.

"why I like the game posts" which either have people relying "me too" or drawing out trolls.

and the last real thread that pops up are questions that most people on here know, answer correctly in 5 minutes and the thread dies.

About 95% of threads I've seen started fit one of those categories.
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#3 Dec 07 2010 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
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I definately agree Kuja, I just prefer the "have you seen X" threads over the 10th iteration of "Why we need an AH".

People are generally creative, we should be able to create our own fun in game... even those of us who don't RP.

ex: A contest with R1 weapons and nothing but underoos on in a 30 minute time period to see who nets the most SP. Rules would be something simple like 10 minutes of travel time alloted from a given starting point, and possibly a judge to verify folks didn't start combat before the 30 minutes began... simple little things like this are silly yet fun. They add to the community.

*EDIT* I suck at typing tonight


Edited, Dec 7th 2010 8:22pm by PerrinofSylph
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#4 Dec 07 2010 at 3:18 PM Rating: Good
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I agree with you there, I'm getting a bit tired of the repetition going on. Even though I haven't played in months, I did enjoy following the game. I also happen to love good discussions on AH, RMT, and game economies. But lately its getting stale, I figure because there isn't really anything to talk about. Dec patch should spark up conversation for a few weeks I hope.
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#5 Dec 07 2010 at 4:22 PM Rating: Good
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I hate this thread. It's terrible.

(Go go 100 pages)
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#6 Dec 07 2010 at 4:44 PM Rating: Good
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i hate you and your ffxiv loving ways.
Keep giving the game props when it doesn't deserve it.
Death to the heathins!!!!!!!!!!
#7 Dec 07 2010 at 5:00 PM Rating: Decent
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[quote]A ridiculous study conducted by a group of stupid Slovenian and British researchers has scientifically proven that the more negative a discussion thread is the more active it will be. What a load of *****************

I stopped reading there.
How the **** does anyone take that pathetic excuse for a gaming site seriously? Do they seriously get paid for those "editorial skills"?
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#8 Dec 07 2010 at 5:08 PM Rating: Excellent
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Glad they researched something that wasn't down right obvious.
You can try it out by going to blizz forums and posting Cata Rules! and Cata Sucks!
The post lenghts will differ a lot ;J

Unless you get kicked/banned for trollin 8)

Edited, Dec 8th 2010 1:09am by GoldenArrow
#9 Dec 08 2010 at 3:20 PM Rating: Good
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ditx wrote:
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A ridiculous study conducted by a group of stupid Slovenian and British researchers has scientifically proven that the more negative a discussion thread is the more active it will be. What a load of bullsh*t.


I stopped reading there.
How the **** does anyone take that pathetic excuse for a gaming site seriously? Do they seriously get paid for those "editorial skills"?


If you would have read further you would have realised it was written that way on purpose, akin to Miks post... thanks for playing...

Seriously Kotaku has been stepping up their game over the last few months. I've grown to trust their in house reviews more than some big name established actuall review sites. Look at their MMO review process, it gave XIV the most fair review IMO, and still said more or less not to buy it. Their LEGO MMO review is equaly fair. Their monster mash game reviews are similar to GamePro's new review style (rob everyone elses and mash them together), except it doesn't come across as biased. Sadly, I think that Kotaku's parent company is the future of game related media as a one stop source. They've more or less nailed it, and it's free.
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