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2nd Annual Dragon Slayer Awards: Share Your Nominations Now!

The 2nd Annual Dragon Slayer Awards - Can Goblins beat Penny Arcade...again?

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At GameSkinny, we pride ourselves on having real content from real gamers. In keeping with this we are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Dragon Slayer Awards, brought to you by our friends at Guild Launch... And you.

That's right: you. Without your opinion, no one is getting any awards.

We're totally serious. 

What are the Dragon Slayer Awards?

This ain't your "normal" 'only famous people and big name companies/games win' awards show. The Dragon Slayer Awards are 100% user nominated and user voted. They focus on community managers, community builders and, most importantly, the community members (see, there's you again) of gaming.

How does it work?

Below are the 11 award categories, all are open and ready for nominations. Make your nomination(s) in the comments section below by the end of June. Once we have compiled all the nominations the real fun begins - voting. Voting runs from early July, 2013 through September 2nd, 2013. 

Why should you nominate (and then vote)? 

Because you care - ok maybe you don't, but gosh darn it we need you to. The underdog needs you to. The game that had crazy hype and totally fell on its face needs you to. The unsung hero who is always there for his/her community but never gets recognized needs you to.  

So, without further ado, here are the categories: 

2013 Dragon Slayer Awards Categories

  • Notable Gaming Comic
  • Notable Machinima or Video Series
  • Hype Train Award
  • Notable Gaming Personality
  • Community Manager of the Year
  • Most Dramatic Change
  • Top Community Management Team
  • Most Passionate Fan Base
  • Notable Kickstarter of The Year
  • Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan
  • Best Gaming Innovation

Did we convince you? Good; leave a comment with your nominations and keep an eye out for more details and voting links.  

The unsung hero is counting on you. 

Originally Published Jun. 4th 2013

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  • Johnk_7369
    Notable Gaming Comic: Most of The Secret World's comics are very good

    Notable Machinima or Video Series: n/a, I don't really know many

    Hype Train Award: Elder Scrolls Online definitely

    Notable Gaming Personality: Towliee

    Community Manager of the Year: I personally think Zarhym is very good.

    Most Dramatic Change: FFXIV revamp is a very dramatic change.

    Top Community Management Team: The Secret World's community team is very good and has very passionate discussions with them.

    Most Passionate Fan Base: The Secret World's by a long shot.

    Notable Kickstarter of The Year: Starcitizen easily. Very nice upcoming game that has over $14 million in donations.

    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan: Blood Legion in WoW

    Best Gaming Innovation: Either Rift or The Secret World. Both are very innovative.
  • Foggye
    Notable Gaming Comic - Goblins
    Notable Machinima or Video Series - comicgirl19
    Hype Train Award - Elder Scrolls Online
    Notable Gaming Personality - Wil Wheaton for Tabletop
    Notable Kickstarter of The Year - Camelot Unchained
  • Ken_3679
    Contributor
    I feel that Electric Crow Games LLC should be mentioned for their upcomming project: Greed Monger. This is looking like it will be my preferred fantasy sandbox world.

    On the space sim side there is Star Citizen by Roberts Space Industries.

    For pure role-play in a somewhat old-school environment Dark Solstice by Black Masque Games is still promising.
  • Toby Larone
    Most Passionate Fan Base: Lord of the Rings Online.

    The community of this game is so welcoming to new players (unlike so many other Online Games), and as you join into this community, you are surrounded by positive, fun people all the way to end-game.

    EDIT: I also nominate LOTRO for best gaming Innovation. The constant content updates and regular affordable expansions that bring tons offresh new content to the game make this an obvious choice.
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Pallimmanis
    Notable Gaming Comic: The Daily Blink
    Notable Gaming Personality: Sha of Happiness (World of Warcraft)
    Community Manager of the Year: Zarhym (World of Warcraft)
    Top Community Management Team: World of Warcraft/Blizzard Entertainment
    Most Passionate Fan Base: World of Warcraft
  • Lhinnthel
    Most Passionate Fan Base - Lord of the Rings Online, There are so many events, both in-game and real-life, to show the community's passion for the game.

    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan - Hands down, The Lonely Mountain Band of the Lord of the Rings Online is the best! The people in the kinship's community are friendly and kind. They are always ready to help each other out. We have a ton of fun, whether we're at a concert or grouping up for a raid. Even when we wipe, we can always laugh and say we learned something, or at least had fun trying!
  • Rathbreave
    Notable Machinima or Video Series: Two Best Friends Play
    Community Manager of the Year: Rygarius
    Top Community Management Team: Blizzard Community Managers
    Notable Gaming Personality: Sha of Happiness
    Hype Train: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Andeon
    Best Gaming Team/guild/clan - The Lonely Mountain Band (LOTRO)
    Most Passionate Fanbase - Lord of the Rings Online

    those are my votes - thanks for asking!
  • Catri Athena
    I nominate @ShaofHappiness for notable gaming personality.
  • Kittin_5611
    @ShaofHappiness for Notable Gaming Personality
  • Mourninglory
    @ShaofHappiness for notable gaming personality, because s/he sees the best in all of us, and is also supportive of disabled gamers :)
  • Morthrandor
    @ShaofHappiness for notable gaming personality
  • bulreporting
    Notable gaming personality - @ShaofHappiness
  • Celiby_5653
    ShaOfHappiness - Notable Gaming Personality
  • Bootypantsbear
    Notable Gaming Personality - I want to nominate the Sha of Happiness ( https://twitter.com/shaofhappiness ) from the WoW community. Shappi is a serious force of love and friendship who encourages supporting each other, treating other players with respect, and embracing fellow gamers of all ability levels and play styles.
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Bag_of_Dicks
    Notable Gaming Personality:

    Tweeting positive messages and bringing joy to everyone, everyday. Also a good source of information and keeping things calm since forever.
  • Bag_of_Dicks
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  • Bag_of_Dicks
    Notable Gaming Personality: ShaOfHappiness (twitter and won't let me do the symbol)

    Tweeting positive messages and bringing joy to everyone, everyday. Also a good source of information and keeping things calm since forever.
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Derek_4685
    Notable Gaming Personality: Sha Of Happiness
    Top Community Management Team: Blizzard
    Notable Gaming Comic: Ctrl+Alt+Delete
  • Taio_5582
    Notable Gaming Personality: @ShaofHappiness on twitter
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Brew_7758
    Notable Gaming Personality

    @shaofhappiness
    twitter.com/shaofhappiness
  • berrorth
    Notable Gaming Personality: https://twitter.com/shaofhappiness
  • Kyplor
    Notable Gaming Comic: Looking for Group (http://www.lfgcomic.com/)

    Notable Machinima or Video Series: Onward 2 Lvl 90! by WoWMartiean!

    Hype Train Award:

    Notable Gaming Personality: Sha of Happiness (World of Warcraft)
    https://twitter.com/ShaofHappiness

    Community Manager of the Year: Rygarius (World of Warcraft)
    https://twitter.com/Rygarius

    Most Dramatic Change:

    Top Community Management Team: Blizzard's World of Warcraft CM team

    Most Passionate Fan Base: World of Warcraft

    Notable Kickstarter of The Year:

    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan:

    Best Gaming Innovation:
  • Twenty20
    Notable Gaming Personality: Shappi is awesome, lots of fun to interact with in character. The person behind the character is awesome, too: spends time raising funds and awareness for The Able Gamers Foundation (www.ablegamers.com) via play-a-thons in WoW and other means. Totally worthy of the award!
  • Geoff E
    Nomination for Notable Gaming Personality: The Sha of Happiness.

    https://twitter.com/ShaofHappiness

    A WoW fan who's doing their best to spread peace, love, and happiness in and out of Azeroth.
  • Medros_3683
    Notable Gaming Personality - Sha of Happiness!
    Community Manager of the Year - Nethaera of WoW
    Most Dramatic Change - WoW with Mists of Pandaria
    Top Community Management Team - WoW CM team
    Most Passionate Fan Base - WoW!
    Best Gaming Innovation - Ouya
  • SoncaGH
    Most Passionate Fan Base - Lord of the Rings Online. Even when an update broke a part of the music system, people came out and played their instruments anyway. Many players on different servers worked long and hard to help find any patterns in the bug that would help the Dev's to figure out what they did wrong.

    Community Manager of the Year - Rick Heaton ( aka: Sapience), Lord of the Rings Online. The man arranges to meet up with players in different towns when he is on vacation! How is that for dedication to the players!?

    Top Community Management Team - Lord of the Rings Online

    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan - The Lonely Mountain Band on Landroval, Lord of the Rings Online. They host Weatherstock, the largest player-run event in LOTRO (and possibly in any MMO (I cannot verify this last part since I don't play anything else actively. But it is big, especially for such a small hobbit)).
  • Shintako_8079
    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan:

    The Lonely Mountain Band of Landroval Server in Lord of the Rings online

    because they have organized events which get picked up by the dev team and have made contact with and even helped Turbine reps to fix things (like the music bug testing team). Also they are big but still friendly, rp but still casual, helpful to newbs and seniors alike and throw the best darn parties anywhere.
  • Kyrian_7164
    I would like to nominate Rift for the Best Gaming Innovation category.
    Dimensions (player housing) is the most unique, creative an fun thing I have yet seen in any game. totally sandbox. People can create anything they want.. and have.. from giant slides, to castles, to carnivals.. the list goes on and on.
  • Kyrian_7164
    Best Guild: No question at all.. The Lonely Mountain Band on Landroval in LOTRO
    I have been gaming since 1999 and have never seen another guild that even comes close.
    although a large guild, it has a warm family atmosphere and is always exploring many aspects of the game. they also host many community events such as the annual Weatherstock (check it on youtube) which draws players from every other server.
    I have never felt more connected to the family I have found in LMB anywhere before.
    Far apart, never alone!
  • Lilikate Buggins
    My nominations are --
    Community Manager of the Year - Rick Heaton. Lord of the Rings Online
    Most Passionate Fan Base - Lord of the Rings Online.
    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan - The Lonely Mountain Band, Lord of the Rings Online
    Best Gaming Innovation - Lord of the Rings Online, mounted combat system.
  • Chris N.
    Community Manager of the Year - Rick Heaton (Sapience), Lord of the Rings Online
    Most Passionate Fan Base - Lord of the Rings Online, numerous in-game and real-life events.
    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan - The Lonely Mountain Band, Lord of the Rings Online
    Best Gaming Innovation - Lord of the Rings Online, mounted combat system.
  • Jdunks
    Notable machinima: Wowcrendor
    Notable personality: Sha of Happiness (
    Community manager: Nethaera (of WoW)
    Top management team: WoW
    Fanbase: WoW
  • GA Blueturtle
    Notable Gaming Comic: Runescape HD
    This game sometimes makes me laugh due to the ridiculous sayings or situations in quests.Humor is always appreciated in games.
    Notable Machinima or Video Series: Mass Defect
    I have heard good feedback about this game from my co-workers.
    Hype Train Award: Wartune
    One cannot go one week on this game without levelling up.
    Notable Gaming Personality:Nadirim
    Community Manager of the Year AND Most Dramatic Change: Kabam.com
    This gaming site has gone from hosting only its own games to working side by side with other gaming sites to bring the best and newest games to the community.Unfortunately, many of their popular or hosted games were unable to survive the remodel (Thirst of Night,Battle Shard,to name a few).
    Top Community Management Team: Facebook Games department
    Most Passionate Fan Base: Lord of the Rings Online
    Notable Kickstarter of The Year: Digital Chocolate
    with their new game "Galaxy Life"
    Best Gaming Innovation: Galaxy Online 2
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Chewd
    Notable Gaming Personality: Total Biscuit!!! He is awesome!
    For Table Top Gaming it would be Wil Wheaton

    Notable Machinima or Video Series: Total Biscuit for his awesome videos on online gaming and WTF. and Wil Wheaton for TableTop Games and Felicia Day for The Guild
  • Sakshale_1316
    * Notable Gaming Comic --- WTF --- http://www.wtfcomics.com/
    * Hype Train Award --- Elder Scrolls Online
    * Most Dramatic Change --- Graphics enhancements --- LotRO
    * Top Community Management Team --- Turbine
    * Most Passionate Fan Base --- Lord of the Rings Online
    * Notable Kickstarter of The Year --- Neverwinter
    * Best Gaming Innovation --- mounted combat in LotRO
  • cobra _2315
    best fan base: lord of the rings online
  • Tinyfangs
    Most Passionate Fanbase, as already stated over and over - Lord of the Rings Online!!!
    Played so many games, left Lotro so many times - always return. We love the lore, we love our warsteeds, we fear the future in a game based on a story that has an ending... >.>
    Wes got hobbitses that giggle!!! And wes got holes that are not nasty, dirty and wet o.O

    Beat us with a stick, but we cool nerds just Love Lord of the Rings Online ;P
  • Neonera_7800
    Another vote for Lord of the Rings Online. Also for a great casual kin on the Laurelin server you couldn't go wrong with Celestial Dawn (www.celestial-dawn.org)
  • NAVeldurn
    Most Passionate Fan Base, City of Heroes.
    Sorry, couldn't resist that one.
  • Disasterman_4101
    Most Passionate Fanbase: Lord of The Rings Online, without question
    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan: The Family, a LOTRO kinship on Withywhindle. They help everyone on the server and more than 4 in a raid (pickup group) can make it all come together.
    Hype Train: Elder Scrolls Online
    Most Dramatic Change: Lord of The Rings Online again, for their mounted combat system and its recent changes.
  • Semmelbroesel
    Notable Gaming Personality:
    - GladOS from Portal 1 and Portal 2

    Most Passionate Fan Base:
    - Lord of the Rings Online - some of the nicest players out there, some of which go through a lot of lengths to support their game
  • edcaguy
    Notable Gaming Personality: ShaofHappiness from the tweeter
  • Kirjava_3137
    notable gaming personality: Sha of happiness
    cm of the year: vaeflare, blizzard entertainment
    hype train: hearthstone
    most passionate fanbase: blizzard entertainment
    notable kickstarter of the year: hex
    cm team: blizzard entertainment
  • AnnietheAngel_7421
    Best gaming community is Darkness Rising! And the best Gaming Is Dark Maverick!
  • Misrec_3741
    Most Notable Kickstarter: Dreamfall Chapters.
    A long awaited final part to the Longest Journey trilogy is finally happening!
    http://redthreadgames.com/chapters/
  • Mrsmadscientist_5308
    Notable Kickstarter of The Year: Camelot Unchained
  • DurlockOzk
    Notable Gaming Comic: The Daily Blink. (Please don't buff mages though)

    Notable Video Series: The Weekly Marmot - Tankspot.com

    Hype Train Award = Titan

    Notable Gaming Personality = Gary Gannon - Gamebreaker.tv

    Community Manager of the Year = Zarhym

    Most Dramatic Change = Windows 8

    Most Passionate Fanbase = League of Legends They are almost always the #1 viewed game on twitch.tv, followed by Dota2, SCII, and WoW. This says something about their fans in my opinion, and I don't follow LoL at ALL.

    Notable Kickstarter of the Year = Guild Wars 2

    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan = Blood Legion, they are now in a league of their own in the US, in terms of their achievements in WoW over the years. This is their year to finally receive their recognition for being listed among the top WoW guilds of all time. No other US WoW guild will raid 15 or 16 hours days if necessary when going for World 1st. These Nerds are badass mofo's, and their leadership is that of a unique quality that any professional gaming organization could hope to have.

    Best Gaming Innovation = ASUS Republic of Gamers
  • Crow (The One)
    Community Manager of the Year - Brandon (Branflakes) from Cryptic Games
    Twitter @PWE_BranFlakes

    This guy is THE community guy....from his twitter feed to his facebook feed to his forum posts, videos and in-game event hosting...Branflakes has my vote for Nomination!
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • apathetic4u
    Vaeflare for Best CM of the Year???

    HAHAHA, how about someone who doesn't have an average daily post record of 2 on their own game's forum?

    Ohh yes! please tell me about how programming is soo very hard and stuff, like!

    "In many cases, we also don't have any new information to share. That isn't because we aren't aware of player feedback or don't care, it's simply because game changes and implementation take time, often many months from start to finish."

    Yes it takes you many months to create gold dupe bugs but 10 seconds to nerf attack speed!

    Don't forget to add a pinch of non-professionalism.

    "It never ceases to amaze me the size of some of the tinfoil hats I see 'round these parts sometimes, yikes!"

    Unsung hero != Community Troll
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Vossel
    Most passionate fan base: Lord of the Rings Online!!
  • Scarlett_8038
    Most Passionate Fan Base = WoW community
  • Talfyr
    Community Manager of the Year: Zarhym of the World of Warcraft team.
  • The dude_8954
    Notable Gaming Comic- http://trollingazeroth.blogspot.com/

    Notable Machinima or Video Series http://www.youtube.com/user/SlightlyImpressive

    Hype Train Award Every new MMO since WoW started.

    Notable Gaming Personality Lunk@PacifistOgre

    Community Manager of the Year Zarhym. They should name the award after him.

    Most Dramatic Change
    Top Community Management Team Blizzard/Warcraft- for putting up with us.

    Most Passionate Fan Base- Warcraft fans. I can't imagine any other fans living and dying with each blue post/patch notes. Srs Bsns.

    Notable Kickstarter of The Year

    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan

    Best Gaming Innovation Account wide mounts/pets-Warcraft. Reps should be next.
  • Rothalack
    Master O' Bugs
    "Hype Train Award: Every new MMO since WoW started. "
    So true haha.
  • Narull_1756
    Top Community Management Team - Diablo 3 Community Management Team for putting up with some of the hell that happens on those forums/site etc and still being friendly and helpful to the community.
  • Admiraldom
    I would like to nominate Daxxarri from Blizzard (WoW) for Community Manager of the year. Always provides good information with a small dose of good humor.
  • Narull_1756
    Top Community Management Team - Diablo 3 Community Management Team for putting up with some of the hell that happens on those forums/site etc and still being friendly and helpful to the community.
  • Salvatore_4292
    Most Passionate Fan Base : The Lord of Ring Online
  • Xsoldier_6139
    Notable Machinima or Video Series: GTA San Andreas series by Funkyblackcat at youtube (in portuguese).
    Community Manager of the Year: Anyone that dont be Sapience (in the last months him are being a lot rude with the minnority of playstyles at the forum, and skipping to anwser smart questions just to troll who dont know english well and mystype something).
    Most Passionate Fan Base: Lord of the Rings Online
    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan: Dragonfly a LOTRO kinship, Landroval server.
  • kimarusuki
    Most Passionate Fan Base for Lord of the Rings Online
  • Taurmandil
    Most Passionate Fan Base - Lord of the Rings Online!
  • Brian Packer
    Best Community Manager: Kimberly "Vaeflare" LeCrone, Blizzard Entertainment

    Vaeflare currently presides over the Diablo Community (no easy cookie to bake) and has, since starting on the WoW CM team, demonstrated a genuine interest in her games, their communities and her work.

    She goes above and beyond to endorse and encourage fan projects whilst also having enough passion to create some stunning projects of her own. Not content with simply interacting with her community or just playing and enjoying her games; she goes out of her way to bridge the gap between game and community and has left me notably impressed.
  • apathetic4u
    Vaeflare for Best CM of the Year???

    HAHAHA, how about someone who doesn't have an average daily post record of 2 on their own game's forum?

    Ohh yes! please tell me about how programming is soo very hard and stuff, like!

    "In many cases, we also don't have any new information to share. That isn't because we aren't aware of player feedback or don't care, it's simply because game changes and implementation take time, often many months from start to finish."

    Yes it takes you many months to create gold dupe bugs but 10 seconds to nerf attack speed!

    Don't forget to add a pinch of non-professionalism.

    "It never ceases to amaze me the size of some of the tinfoil hats I see 'round these parts sometimes, yikes!"

    Unsung hero != Community Troll
  • Celordal
    Community Manager of the Year: Sapience, Rick Heaton, LOTRO.

    He has done an amazing job this past year of communicating with the community, providing positive feedback, keeping an upbeat attitude, and I am consistently impressed by the positive and supportive way he deals with everything, even when someone is being negative.
  • amanda.b.townsend
    Notable Kickstarter of The Year: Camelot Unchained, City State Entertainment

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/13861848/camelot-unchained

    With creator Mark Jacobs behind this game; his loyal followers from Dark Ages of Camelot have been practically foaming at the mouth for this game.
  • beorinhar
    Most Passionate Fan Base: LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE!!!!!!
  • hi2u2
    Best Gaming Innovation : gunnars by far!!!
  • gwenvael_7636
    Most Passionate Fan Base : lotro
  • demonjeger_8647
    Lord of the rings online
  • Anwold
    Lord of the Rings Online for all of the following categories:

    Community Manager of the Year - Rick 'Sapience' Heaton

    Most Dramatic Change

    Top Community Management Team

    Most Passionate Fan Base
  • Damian_9080
    I'm sorry to burst the bubble of all the Lotro posts below, however being directed here from the Lotro Facebook doesn't make your claims so. As a player whom just cancelled my recurring subscription I can truly say the game is on the downswing.

    For those not familiar and those whom will be awarding individuals and teams awards take a good look at the Lotro forums. You will see an extremely different take than the fluff posted earlier. Yes the game was those things however it is no longer.

    Mr. Sapience as community manager of the year? Sorry I cannot let that go without saying my piece. This is someone who complained that end game raids are too difficult and too expensive to design in the upcoming Helm's Deep expansion. Not to mention mismanaging the game that portions are unplayable with bugs and issues.

    I am sorry if you disagree with me, but someone else is more deserving of the award and frankly people's time. In reading below I saw Yoshi-P mentioned. While I am not sure what game I will invest in next, the fact that he owned up to his company's errors and they redesigned the game completely is something I find to be worthy of respect.
  • vheliro
    •Community Manager of the Year - Zarhym, WoW
    •Top Community Management Team - WoW, helpful, responsive, honest, have fun with the community
    •Most Passionate Fan Base - WoW
  • DC_1338
    Notable gaming personality: Chris Stewart, over at Kerberos.
    Most Dramatic Change: LOTRO for continuous content upgrades, and stunning recent graphics additions and upgrades.
    Most Passionate Fan Base: LOTRO
  • marian_5616
    Most Passionate Fan Base for Lord of the Rings Online
  • Hildegard Sprigglespruxx
    Community Manager of the Year has to be Sam "Nakatoir" Dempsey. Blizzard's European community manager and the most entertaining blue poster around World of Warcraft.
  • Galadeon
    Notable Gaming Comic - Daily Blink

    Notable Machinima or Video Series: Don't Starve from akaMikeB

    Hype Train Award: Wildstar

    Notable Gaming Personality:

    Community Manager of the Year: Rockjaw.

    Most Dramatic Change:

    Top Community Management Team: Blizzard

    Most Passionate Fan Base: Blizzard

    Notable Kickstarter of The Year:

    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan: Alea Iacta Est Gaming Community

    Best Gaming Innovation: Oculus Rift
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • Whiteberry_8788
    Most Passionate Fan Base: Lord of the Rings Online
    Notable Kickstarter of The Year: Camelot Unchained
  • Syrach_9818
    Best CM Team: Blizzard's World of Warcraft CMs

    CM of the Year: Bashiok

    Most Passionate Fanbase: League of Legends

    Best Team: Paragon

    Hype Train: Elder Scrolls Online
  • Nimohtar_3767
    I have to admit being a little unclear of the exact references for each category, but I'll give it a shot.

    2013 Dragon Slayer Awards Categories

    Notable Machinima or Video Series : Red vs. Blue or Fails of the Weak

    Hype Train Award : ESO

    Notable Gaming Personality :

    Most Dramatic Change : Graphically, Lotro

    Most Passionate Fan Base : Lotro

    Notable Kickstarter of The Year : Neverwinter or Secret World for PC, but probably BioShock Infinite for console...
  • Forbs_5847
    Community Manager of the Year: Zarhym of the World of Warcraft team.
  • Firedrake_3622
    I'd have to say that Lord Of The Rings Online definitely has the most passionate fan base. I myself have a group of rinds who every time we get together, we talk about LOTRO and the current going-ons in the world. I don't have a single friend I haven't recruited and gotten to fall in love instantly :)
  • Davin Margulias
    Community Manager of the Year Nomination:

    Andrew "Tamat" Beegle - Riot Games (League of Legends)
    Last edited 2 years ago
  • gene graham
    most passionate fan base, I'm going to say Lord of the Rings Online
  • Lhavelund_9478
    Eldtyara of the EU World of Warcraft team definitely gets my vote for best community manager.

    The Oculus Rift receives my nomination for Notable Kickstarter of The Year.

    Top Community Management team - nomation goes to the entire EU Community team for Blizzard.
  • SammMoney
    Most notable Video Series - Battlefield Friends (BFF) Happy Hour

    Best Community Manager - Carbine Studio's David Bass for Wild Star
  • Dyehard - RtD
    Hype Train Award: The Secret World
    Best Gaming Innovation: The Secret World
    Most Passionate Fan Base: Lord of the Rings Online
    All without a doubt.
  • Leolelotholin_7505
    Most Passionate Fan Base : The Lord of the Rings Online
    Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan : Hunters of the West (Lotro)
    Top Community Management Team : Turbine
    Most Dramatic Change - Lord of the Rings Online (Riders of Rohan and Treachery of the White Hand)
    Community Manager of the year; Rick 'Sapience' Heaton from The Lord of the Rings online team
    Best Gaming Innovation - Lord of the Rings Online (Landscape Phasing in Wildermore)
  • Zanezz_4216
    Arma2/DayZ community!
  • Ananda_5277
    Top Community Management Team: World of Warcraft EU CM & CS teams
  • Ananda_5277
    Top Community Management Team: World of Warcraft EU CM & CS teams
  • Skye Flyer
    Most Passionate Fanbase: Earth and Beyond.

    Shut down in 2003, fans of this MMORPG loved it so much that, without access to the source code, they completely rewrote the game from scratch, lauched their own servers, and re-opened the Earth & Beyond universe right where the Evil Ampire (EA) left off.
  • badaza
    First, it's "without further ado" and not "adieu". (Sorry, pet peeve, right up there with "Here, here!" instead of "Hear, hear!".)

    Second: Best fan base: Guild Wars 2
  • Poor Distraction
    Community Manager of the Year: Vaeflare from the D3 team
    Community Management Team: Blizzard's D3 team
    Notable Kickstarter of the Year: Hex
    Best Gaming Innovation: The Oculus Rift
  • ThatOneGamer
    Most Passionate Fan Base: Terraria Online

    I would say Terraria is "one of the little guys" and the community, even though it might be smaller then some others, is very passionate and still going strong.
  • Dzenan _8497
    LOTRO!!!
  • AmbroseEa
    The Guardians of Light [RISE], in Guild Wars 2. For the Best Gaming Team, Guild or Clan.
  • Amanda_2281
    Notable Kick starter of the year: Camelot Unchained
  • Frans_4098
    Most Passionate Fan Base - Definetly Lord Of The Rings Online
  • urmom306
    well it's pretty obvious that lord of the rings online told the entire community to come in here and spam the shit out of...jesus christ
  • Stephen Johnston
    Founder
    LOTRO won most passionate fanbase last year... they are just showing their street cred.
  • Meelia_1712
    Most Passionate Fan Base.....Lord of Rings online ...If you don't believe it, try it.
  • Sebastian_1265
    LOTRO definitely has the most helpfull and cheerfull fanbase
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