Any games with awesome fanbases?:

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It just occurred to me today that whenever Fan Dumb, bickering, or drama rears its ugly head, word of it tends to spread very quickly, yet we seldom hear about a fandom being cool. So are there examples of cool fandoms out there somewhere?

The only one I can think of was Super Monkey Ball back in the day - it had a small community of Challenge Gamers who would exchange tips and strategies to help each other improve. Unfortunately, they died out many years ago.

Anyways, I figure there have to be some more out there, but I can't think of any. Anyone else know of some examples?
2 Lemurian28th Sep 2012 02:23:28 AM from Touhou fanboy attic , Relationship Status: In season
Dare I say the Touhou-fanbase? With so many impressive and varied fan-remixes of music, detailed fan-videos, spectacular fan-art and well-written pieces of fanfiction and doujins, it is certainly one of the most creative, productive and dedicated groups of fans out there.

edited 28th Sep '12 2:24:23 AM by Lemurian

Aside from Touhou, most videogame fandoms I'm familiar with are either dead or in a state of constant war
4 onyhow28th Sep 2012 03:08:34 AM from Land of the Lilies , Relationship Status: Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Too much adorableness
AI War Fleet Command? There's always crazy ARR to read at least, which is damn entertaining...and generally the fanbase are pretty nice (then again, small size)...try visit the official forums...

Another good one I think is Tales of Maj'Eyal...in-game chat help loads with people helping each other...

Generally though it seems to me that the smaller the fanbase is, the better it is, with only small exception on smaller and larger ones...

V Also absolutely crazy awesome...

edited 28th Sep '12 3:45:13 AM by onyhow

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5 Mukora28th Sep 2012 03:27:51 AM from a place , Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Uniocular
I've heard the Dwarf Fortress fanbase is mostly cool.
6 Theboywonder28th Sep 2012 04:12:23 AM from Your house , Relationship Status: A teenager in love
kirby appropriately has a fanbase that almost never argues about anything.
7 GeekCodeRed28th Sep 2012 05:18:59 AM from City of the Damned , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
What's the trope for skin contact magic?
I've had bad experiences with members of the Touhou fanbase.

Honestly, there is no such thing as a consitently awesome fanbase. Every fandom has bad apples, some more than others.
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9 PhysicalStamina28th Sep 2012 06:55:15 AM from be real, it doesn't matter aaanywaaaaaaay , Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
take a little journey
Streets of Rage is the only one I can think of.
You wish to take me out so you study
Meanwhile, my clothes, mics, and foes are left bloody
10 Schitzo28th Sep 2012 07:20:27 AM from Akumajou Dracula , Relationship Status: LA Woman, you're my woman
HIGH IMPACT SEXUAL VIOLENCE
>pops head up from bong
>... huh?

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ALL CREATURE WILL DIE AND ALL THE THINGS WILL BE BROKEN. THAT'S THE LAW OF SAMURAI.
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Best fanbase: Any fanbase I'm part of. Shit fanbase: Any fanbase of a game I hate.

There ya go.

Eh, but seriously, I think the Black Isle fanbase is a great, if slightly easy to anger, community.

edited 28th Sep '12 7:46:10 AM by Kev-O

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12 MrMallard28th Sep 2012 08:00:19 AM from Australia, mate
The Kirby community is chill, and Infinite Space has one of the most dedicated lot of fans I've seen. The MOTHER fanbase is alright too, from what I hear.
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13 danna4528th Sep 2012 08:11:31 AM from Wagnaria , Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Owner of "Dead End"
Touhou has a nice fanbase, as far as I've experienced.
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14 MrYoshbert28th Sep 2012 08:59:54 AM from The best city in the world, aka Boston. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
A Fan of Feathery Flights of Fancy
Sly Cooper has a pretty cool fanbase as well.
Eh.
Burn
Pre-Other M, Metroid had a pretty good fanbase. There are some great fan websites like Metroid Database and Metroid2002 that churned up things like speedruns, glitches, interviews in old magazines, etc. There wasn't much bickering over games; the most I saw was against Hunters, and the Hunters hate was pretty light-hearted and silly. People were generally excited and happy because Nintendo was finally making new Metroid games, and the new fans from the Prime series tended to get along pretty well with the OG 2D fans.

Post-Other M... Um... Yeah, Metroid's fanbase is no longer as awesome. sad Oh well, I still like it.

edited 28th Sep '12 9:25:50 AM by Scardoll

16 SgtRicko28th Sep 2012 09:50:04 AM from Guam, USA , Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Absolutely none in existence. Some are nice up to a point, but once their favorite game changes even a few things around or adds in a new feature to attract more players (adding in multiplayer to typically singleplayer experiences being a good example), the fanbase will quickly begin to fragment and become hostile to certain ideas.

For example, that new indie game that's promising to be Dwarf Fortress, but in 3D and in a steampunk world? It already has some haters due to the fact that it's not built in ASCII, or they're watering it down for the "masses" and are sell-outs as a result.

edited 28th Sep '12 10:00:55 AM by SgtRicko

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17 VutherA28th Sep 2012 09:58:05 AM from Canada , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Thank you, Monty Oum.
Probably going to agree with Ricko. A different point, though - small fanbases are usually going to be amicable, because everyone in it knows you. If it goes out of that size, people are free to be as indignant as they want because of anonymity.

edited 28th Sep '12 9:58:40 AM by VutherA

18 rmctagg0928th Sep 2012 10:11:04 AM from Brooklyn, NY , Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
There's a trope describing that phenomenon, but I forgot its name.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
19 VutherA28th Sep 2012 10:20:07 AM from Canada , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Thank you, Monty Oum.
Is this it? I disagree with it though, just seems flat-out proportionate to popularity to me, the really popular stuff is still filled loud jerks and a Broken Base.

edited 28th Sep '12 10:20:26 AM by VutherA

20 SgtRicko28th Sep 2012 10:22:03 AM from Guam, USA , Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
I know the one you're talking about. The first incarnation was more or less completely re-written and had all examples removed because of the massive natter and YMMV. But nowadays, it's more of a mix between G.I.F.T. and Why Fandoms Can't Have Nice Things.
Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
21 Ryuhza28th Sep 2012 10:36:04 AM from San Diego, California
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Half-Life/Garry's mod/Valve etc. (they tend to stick together)

Simply for the sheer size and general coolness, and phenomenal amount of content created by the fans.

edited 28th Sep '12 10:36:26 AM by Ryuhza

Try not to forget what you were doing there in the first place
22 GeekCodeRed28th Sep 2012 10:52:02 AM from City of the Damned , Relationship Status: I made a point to burn all of the photographs
What's the trope for skin contact magic?
Okay, I must admit, I haven't seen anyone from the Half-Life fanbase who are bad.
23 rmctagg0928th Sep 2012 10:53:47 AM from Brooklyn, NY , Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
The TF 2 fanbase turned kinda nasty over the whole free-to-play thing.
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
24 VutherA28th Sep 2012 10:54:43 AM from Canada , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Thank you, Monty Oum.
25 Ryuhza28th Sep 2012 10:56:49 AM from San Diego, California
Murphy Timmuns (Transient Season)
There's some present disgruntlement over Valve being generally silent about Half Life 3, but on the whole the fanbase is pretty solid.
Try not to forget what you were doing there in the first place

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