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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5
02-05-2010, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by bigdaddytal
Adopting this style of communication within the Star Trek Online community is really only going to erode one of the things that makes MMO's so enjoyable (building relationships with new individuals).
Well, as you point out, Star Trek Online is an MMO. Now, the forums here aren't the friendliest I've seen for an MMO. That's true. But they're far from the worst.

I think there's always going to be a certain amount of arguments, disdain, insults and such thrown around in a community of this size. That's just the nature of the Internet.

Personally, I try to keep my posts as polite as possible, even if I'm disagreeing with someone. But I admit I've made posts that were dripping with sarcasm and thinly-veiled annoyance. It's easy to slip into that on forums.

I will say this: STO is a new game. Right now things haven't settled down yet. A few months from now, I bet you the community will be a lot more stable.