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Can anyone recommend some fun PC games (besides Minecraft and MMOs) for people who are socially impaired? It gets hard to play single player games sometimes. Multiplayer games remind me that there are other humans out there, although I don't know why that's so comforting to someone as misanthropic as myself ;)

I got Torchlight 2, but I'm focusing on single player for now. I'm thinking about getting into Realm of the Mad God. I also like iSketch and Ace of Spades. If anyone has any other quick to get into Co-Op or PVP games (preferably free) feel free to list them here, thanks.

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Sign up for the Dota 2 Beta. Its free to play, and will be free to play. The most lonely person i know finds that game very fun ;)

Haven't tested it myself though.

Stay away from SC 2, team liquids forum and the general SC 2 community is not an inspiring place for misanthropes, or maybe i should say its very inspiring. Hence not good.

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Uh, DOTA-likes are possibly the worst possible place you can go if you want a welcoming community, simply because a bad player in amongst competent players will lose his team the game (and they'll be angry about it). If you want to try one of them, try League of Legends because it's simpler than DOTA - but still don't expect a friendly welcome until you're at least average at the game.

TF2 is a relatively nice multiplayer game if you're not super-skilled (or it used to be at least), and I'm finding Guild Wars 2 pretty decent too - although without much formal grouping going on. Though it probably counts as an MMO, I guess.

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Also, thinking about it, I guess the Left 4 Dead games might be fun too as they're specifically co-op rather than PvP games. Realm of the Mad God I enjoyed at the time, but that was a while ago and it was a bit limited then.

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I find the integrated co-op and pvp in Dark Souls very engaging. Only being able to communicate in gestures puts an odd spin on things, plus fighting the enormous bosses with 3 other players is truely epic.

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If you want fake multiplayer, try X3. (maybe starting with Reunion)

Those games have a gazillion badly documented features and quirks so you get to spend a lot of time on a very friendly forum. =)

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Ok thanks, I might check out DOTA 2 at some point, even though it is extremely competitive. If I don't get good at it I can always annoy the elitist players on my team ;)

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Ok thanks, I might check out DOTA 2 at some point, even though it is extremely competitive. If I don't get good at it I can always annoy the elitist players on my team

Doesn't matter how good you get, you will still be flamed because MOBA communities suck a million

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per second. You will get flamed by that idiot who is the weakest link but wants to blame everyone else but himself for the loss, you will get flamed by the loser who doesn't know how to play his role but thinks hes is the best at it, you will get flamed by idiots in general, you will get flamed if you are the best player on the team "boo hoo why didn't you compinsate for for us sucking",flamed by trolls , flamed by soar losers, flamed for no reason at all. All moba communities are the most wretched sewers of villiany, even worse than youtube comments on a science themed youtube video. "Have fun".

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Aren't best communities usually the small ones?

My immediate response was essentially going to be "duh" followed by the observation that you could substitute "best" with "most intelligent/friendly/any positive adjective" as long as you're referring to human beings. Then, however, I started thinking about The Crucible since it was recently mentioned on a Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast.

Salem, at the time, purportedly had a population of only about 500 people. According this BBS software's calculations, we have 911 active users. I guess it's a good thing that the term "flame wars" has a completely different connotation online...

[Edit] -- I belatedly remembered that these forums and most (?) of the users here are outside of the United States and that Arthur Miller's play The Crucible probably isn't required reading outside of this country. In summary, it's ostensibly about the Salem Witch Trials (a witchcraft scare ~300 years ago which resulted in about 30 executions). In actuality, however, it is about our second Red Scare/McCarthyism (Americans being arbitrarily accused of Communism during the 1950s and having their lives ruined). In short, it's about mass hysteria which you might say we've witnessed in a small way here in regards to XCOM. :P

Edited by Korval

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Awesomenauts?

I heard their community sucks less

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per second, then all the other mobas. Probably because the matches are like twice as short as in lol/dota/hon ergo much less time at stake = less raging.

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Red Orchestra 2 has a pretty friendly community, as long as you don't take up one of the specialist roles (commander, engineer, tank driver) and then not know what to do. Sometimes people get a bit snarky on the mic, picking fights with the other team, but you can mute them or join in on the inane arguments.

CS:GO if you play casual servers is plenty of fun, on competitive a certain level of competence is expected since it's just 5v5. L4D2 is usually okay, though sometimes you will get on a team of elitist guys who expect you to know every single little trick on every map.

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The co-op portion of Left 4 Dead 2 is probably the game I've sunk most hours into. From my perspective, it offers a ton of replay value, and as an added bonus, comes with all the content from the original game.

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Heck, try World of Tanks.

No socialization is truly required, and you'll always play with/against people. (15 vs. 15 matches).

Look me up if you actually start playing! [TheUDF]

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