Online gaming communities offer a great opportunity to meet people with similar interests, but some gamers can be quite brutal in their treatment of competitors.
To find out how negative and toxic different fan communities can be, oddsseeker.com conducted a study in which they analyzed the sentiment in messages on popular online forums.
In the fight for glory fans Apex Legends they had an online community the most toxic, with 31% Subreddit posts expressing negative sentiment. Players League of Legends could add some sweetness to his intellect, since 30% of their posts were negativelike Call of Duty: Warzone. As for the platforms PlayStation had 23% of toxic postsahead of PC and Xbox by only 1%.
On the other hand, a friendly game for children Animal Crossing there was only one 14% negative mood posts followed by Pokemon with 18% and Zelda with 19%. Other popular kids games like Minecraft and Fortnite have contained almost a quarter of the toxic comments, so parents would be wise to keep an eye on their kids’ online interactions.
While it’s easy to get carried away in the game, players should remember that there are real people on the other side of these characters.
Even when fighting in the wastelands or in Verdansk, gaming communities can promote positivity and inclusion. There is no place for toxicity, harassment or bullying in any world, real or imagined.