REO ReBoRn. Jan 7, 2014 @ 11:00am
What is the online community like with Newbies?
While i have owned this game for god knows how long (two years?) ive only just played it today lol I loved this game as soon as i started playing it.

However, i have only played on single player... What is the online community like with newbies?? Are they the type to scream and moan at you if you do a tiny mistake or are they somewhat forgiving to new players?
I'm going to play online when i get home (off to work now) However, i Just wanted to know what i am in for lol
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Marquette1993 Jan 7, 2014 @ 12:43pm 
Well, many people kick alot of people just starting out usually due to lack of experience and possible low stats or fear that newer players will ninja loot on certain maps. If you play with others near your level some of them can be really inviting and not mean. Also I know alot of veteran players like myself who are kind to help out newer players. It can go both ways though. I have been playing off an on for two years; exactly 2 months after release on PC.
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xSqueaky Jan 7, 2014 @ 2:15pm 
When I actively played this game, i was quite helpful to newer people. I would boost thier level, and if i was feeling generous provide some gear. Other people might help you out too! (If you don't have any luck finding helpful people i'll jump on and help)
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Shazoo Jan 7, 2014 @ 2:29pm 
Your best bet is to find friends/groups to play with as you will encounter more frustration trying to join any online stranger games with kicks if you do the slightest thing wrong, and thats if you even are able to make it into their game to begin with. Good luck, its a great game if you do find some fun people to play with.
REO ReBoRn. Jan 7, 2014 @ 4:12pm 
Originally posted by xSqueaky:
When I actively played this game, i was quite helpful to newer people. I would boost thier level, and if i was feeling generous provide some gear. Other people might help you out too! (If you don't have any luck finding helpful people i'll jump on and help)


Originally posted by Shazoo:
Your best bet is to find friends/groups to play with as you will encounter more frustration trying to join any online stranger games with kicks if you do the slightest thing wrong, and thats if you even are able to make it into their game to begin with. Good luck, its a great game if you do find some fun people to play with.


Originally posted by Marquette1993:
Well, many people kick alot of people just starting out usually due to lack of experience and possible low stats or fear that newer players will ninja loot on certain maps. If you play with others near your level some of them can be really inviting and not mean. Also I know alot of veteran players like myself who are kind to help out newer players. It can go both ways though. I have been playing off an on for two years; exactly 2 months after release on PC.

Thanks very much for your help guys! JUst got home from work and may pop on in a bit but its 12am here :'( so may leave it tomorrow lol. I do love playing online but hate the way some people refuse to have ANY patience. I used to try and play left4dead2... but i kept getting kicked as soon as i said "This is the first time ive played so sorry in avdance" or they just guessed i was new if i ran in the wrong direction -_- Anyway thanks once again:D ill let ya know how i get on lol
Mayonnaise Ph.D Jan 8, 2014 @ 5:30am 
Adam, It's a pleasure to welcome you to Dungeon Defenders. Like they said, generally people are afraid of looters and low-skill/stat players. Of course, like any game you'll stumble upon that one guy who's just a jerk.

There's also the opposite end of the spectrum where players love the satisfaction of helping out the new guy. While it is significantly easier to hop on and play with friends, I know it isn't always an option. Most rooms labeled "Up and rep", "Upgrade and Repair" or most variations of that allow you to hop in at almost any level with almost any gear.

The worst part about online play is shopping.

If there's anything else I can help with, feel free to drop me a message or friend request.
REO ReBoRn. Jan 8, 2014 @ 8:27am 
Originally posted by Two of them:
Adam, It's a pleasure to welcome you to Dungeon Defenders. Like they said, generally people are afraid of looters and low-skill/stat players. Of course, like any game you'll stumble upon that one guy who's just a jerk.

There's also the opposite end of the spectrum where players love the satisfaction of helping out the new guy. While it is significantly easier to hop on and play with friends, I know it isn't always an option. Most rooms labeled "Up and rep", "Upgrade and Repair" or most variations of that allow you to hop in at almost any level with almost any gear.

The worst part about online play is shopping.

If there's anything else I can help with, feel free to drop me a message or friend request.

I kind of see about the looting. As a WoW player that and elitists used to ruin the game for me.
I am rather taken aback by the comments on here lol You actually all seem pleasant and welcoming compared to most forum game pages. I do wish i had friends to play with. Most of my friends play the ps3 and this isn't their type of game at all unfortunately :( While i do prefer pc gaming it can be a lonely place... *sniff* lol. Thank you all very much!!! :D
Darth_Moses Jan 8, 2014 @ 1:15pm 
Also, from my past involvement with the community, there use to be a lot of people that were willing to help teach you the ins and outs of the game, There is a solid community behind DD and it looks like it's just as strong now. Add me as a friend, depending on what you run, I can help you a bit. Personally I have never understood why people are mean to new players, seeing that they are only there to support the community involved in a game they play. Looters are an issue, but within reason, I could care less, if you need it, take it, if not, leave it and we all get the mana at the end of the wave, that's how it works. If you're respectful, mostly everyone else should be. In the past, I have met some very cool people on here, I hope that you are as fortunate as I was in that respect. Anywho, welcome to Dungeon Defenders!
REO ReBoRn. Jan 8, 2014 @ 1:18pm 
Thank you very much moses for the welcome! :) I managed to get into three games earlier and was kicked out of three games (i think i was kicked) lol I'm about to have another go now! :) Ill add you all (well the ones that said i could) and maybe see you all on there in the near future :D
Is the online play the exact same as the offline play?
Darth_Moses Jan 8, 2014 @ 1:27pm 
yes and no, in the sense that offline is not ranked and basically counts for nothing. =/
REO ReBoRn. Jan 8, 2014 @ 1:30pm 
I meant more the mechanics of the game. 1-4 Cystals that need defending by towers or mele :) I noticed some people say on some tips websites about capture the flag.
Tydo Jan 8, 2014 @ 1:46pm 
mechanics are the same. Difference is that using very imba mods is possible, and sadly hacking is a lot easier to get away with there, they dont even accept report of hacking there.
If you want to play local, then do it with exports of your ranked characters, alone, or be prepared to be swamped with modders and hacks.
Tydo Jan 8, 2014 @ 1:47pm 
And forgot to mention, additonal maps that are not available on ranked.
REO ReBoRn. Jan 8, 2014 @ 1:52pm 
Oh really?? It sounds like the Online part is a bit of a washout in that case?:( I used to play a very old online game called Phantasy Star Online 2 for the Dreamcast where hacking ran rampant. King of ruined the game a little :( So the online play is a bit hacky-happy? ...if thats even a phrase lol
Der Hexer Jan 8, 2014 @ 3:02pm 
yes, boots have 86 upgrade levels, but 99% resitances in all 4 - if you see something like in the pic below, stay away from it ;)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=213995355
Shade_Koopa Jan 8, 2014 @ 4:32pm 
I can't speak for everyone but personally, I only see the whole hacking/modding when you play online OPEN. Since that mode ALLOWS the use of mods and such due to steamworks, I do not find it much of an issue. If you play on RANK, I have yet to see anytime of hacking.

I do remember Trendy going on a band spree due to new hacks when the eternal shards map pack came out. In any case, I find the hacks of gear very low (grantted I only play when I have friends to party up with. :p).

All in all, the community is okay, and there are friendly players here and there.
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