This is not going to be a huge post about the differences with communities. I could write about that and go on for thousands of words as it seems each server has their own way of doing things. Like one of the servers I am on, if someone posts in trade something that is not trade or group related, they get blasted by the entire community while on my main server seeing someone post LFG or trade in trade would be a cause for celebration because all there ever is are people trolling, insulting each other, or being downright rude.
This is more a question of how your server handles the rares on the new island. Is there an etiquette to how your server handles them?
I did them on a few servers yesterday and what I saw between them was vastly different. On my main server, the one with the crap community in trade and probably the worst collection of human beings I have ever had the displeasure to play a game with, they always announce when a rare is up. Someone will usually keep telling percentages left too so people know if it is worth the run there. My community, the crappy one. What is up with this?
On another server I am on with a much larger community I did all the dailies and even took my time doing them and I could hear crickets. Not a word was said. This is one of the best communities I have a character on. Their trade is not very bad, there are always people looking for groups, when someone asks a question they can usually expect to get an actual answer and yet on the isle of thunder no one says a word. At all.
It took me an hour of doing dailies and looking for a treasure chest before I found a rare myself and I stood there in front of it and thought to myself, self, should I announce it is here.
I was actually wondering if it would be a break in server etiquette. I do not play on that server a lot even if I do have a 90 there. I do not know if they follow different rules there. Just like the one server I am on where people get blasted for using trade for things that are not trade related, maybe this server does not announce rares.
I waited like 5 minutes and no one else came by so I figured I would just post in general saying the rare was up and I did. A few minutes later four or five people came and we started to kill it. A few more came during that time. No one announced what it was at, no one was nice enough to mention when it was down, no one said anything and I did not want to either. I was not sure if I had already broken some unspoken rule by mentioning it was up, I did not want to compound it further.
It is amazing how my main server, the horrible one, is so helpful with the rares, everyone keeps everyone else informed, yet on a better server community over all, it was silent and no one even mentioned anything about rares.
What is your community like when it comes to the rares? Does it deviate from what your normal community is like as it did in both cases for me?
It is weird how different communities do things different ways and develop their own set of rules over time. Who would have ever thought that my main servers horrible community would be the better community for the new area. Color me surprised.