In a recent game study, it was revealed that toxic communities are actively detrimental to a game's commercial and financial success.
Whelp that is a fact I knew for years.
No wonder nobody buys xbox
Yup, hopefully it’s better now, but back when I owned a 360 it was nothing but teenagers saying the N word like it was normal. Most of the reason I still stay away from Xbox, nothing but idiots and bigots are on it, I felt dumber by proxy listening to these people.
I did have a horrible time playing COD back in the 360 era. They mistook my username for a muslim and man it was crazy. Little kids would say the worst things, sometimes they would scream things and log off. Lol I had people who would hear this and try to show solidarity but I would try to explain that I wasn't even muslim and by the time I was done it had ruined my gaming experience becaise now things were weird lol
What? No one has ever said that about Xbox community. The downvotes clearly don't support your ignorance.
I play on Playstation in the EU and the amount of mic users is pretty low. Personally I almost never run into toxic players.
Cod aka child online daycare
For sure. .. and, GTA - Giant Turds Anonymous or Gangsta Teenage Assh**es. (Except most of them are like 8-12yrs old 😩)
I never played GTA online but COD online is definitely toxic
Most MP games of the sort for me, tbh. Cod is just one of the more popular, but I find toxic/annoying people in most BR/online shooters.
Yet is it detrimental to its commercial and financial success?
For real. It’s ridiculous.
I always have it set up so I never hear mic chatter, it's never useful anyways. But when Battlefield was good enough to play, I would often get harassed for sniping and recon work by my own team mates, and certainty more than a few times I passed on a sesh cause I didn't want to deal with it.
I do the same. I don’t wanna hear all that nonsense, no time for that.
Yeah same, still do it. My account is privacy heavy and the toxic is the same level as Twitter. I can say sometimes it was entertaining listening to them getting mad when I was dominating. We can always report, maybe we should let them get mad so we get them all suspended or ban.
This is exactly what I do. I'm not big on military shooters but I do this for pretty much every online game.
I remember in BF there is always one turd burger screaming into the Mic,..."Play the objecive, you are all usless C*&ts....play the ooobejjeeeccctttiivvvee,, ahh errr hrrrdrrrr"
L4d2 has some of the worst players. Usually mini hitler admins with mental issues who need some kind of control over people.
Cod being the biggest one ofc lol.
I almost never play online these days, and if I do, I just mute all mics. Aside from the toxic people, the ones that blast their own music down the mic are just as bad.
Yeah, the music playing down the mic is so annoying, I just cannot deal with that. I do have a blast in multiplayer games with friends or other teammates, but other toxic players do no doubt ruin the fun. But usually it’s just all SP story driven games with my wife and I. Just peaceful that way.
Nice. Yesterday I played couch co-op TMNT with my son. Was good.
Singing was worse
Now that you mention it, yeah, singing along to the music they are blasting is another one.
Nice. I’m glad it was a good time.
Yea right. It all depends how they word the question. Who wouldn’t “agree” that toxic communities are bad. Doubt too many people are avoiding the games when you can simply mute them.
7 out of 10 people are casuals who don't know how to use the mute function.