I wondering about this since I'd just realized how terrible the AVA community was when I used to play it(Or rather how terrible the player-base was, I think it was so bad that it can't even be counted as a community).
AVA's community was just horrible.
People were getting frustrated and then swearing 24/7.
Kids spamming the chat.
Big buff guys acting tough and calling everyone noobs, inciting mass flame wars.
Hosts were kicking people out of rooms for just no goddamn reason. People were pissing off hosts so much that they'd kick everyone out of the lobby. People would get vote-kicked out of the match for playing bad on Search and Destroy or ANY objective game-mode(They call it Demolition in AVA).
The attitude for that game was just horrible, everyone was so hostile. If you were bottom of the scoreboard, there was a 85% chance you'd get kicked out of the room IF you weren't playing with your clan.
(AND BELIEVE ME; THAT ISN'T THE WORST OF WHAT GOES ON IN AVA, THAT IS JUST WHAT I CAN REMEMBER. THERE IS PLENTY MORE, OH MY FRICKING GOD; SO MUCH MORE).
I think the fact that some of the cash-shop weapons were so frickin OP(Not really OP, just that F2P players would have to play for months to level up to get a weapon like that) may have been a factor in it as it could really piss you off.
Don't get me wrong, I was just as worst as everyone else in the community but after a short while, I mostly did it for trolling purposes.
But now I'm reminiscing(They were still good times, I loved playing that game none-the-less) when I used to play AVA, that playerbase is the worst I've ever encountered.
They were good times, very good times(In fact I think I'm going to install AVA again just for nostalgia) and I don't condemn the community, in fact I think that was one of the best experience of AVA as at least you could see there were PEOPLE playing it instead of having a silent match.
Man those times with my clan playing it.....good times lol. I'm glad some of the F2P players in my clan introduced me to it.
So what was the worst MMO or F2P game community you've ever experienced? I've not yet played an MMORPG with a community as bad as AVA's but I guess there may be some out there(*Cough* WoW/SWTOR you're quite there).
And I know, a lot of F2P FPS's will have communities like that, well I played Crossfire for AGES and the community was pretty damn fantastic. So I don't believe that.
BTW LOL DOES NOT COUNT, IF YOU PUT IT HERE THEN I SWEAR I WILL GODDAMN-......
YEAH, NO LoL. Anyone who has played LoL know's what I'm talking about, it's kind of a given.