Dragon Slayer Award Nominees: Most Passionate Fan Base

The Nominees for Guild Launch's 2014 Dragon Slayer Awards have been announced. Vote now on the game you think has the most passionate fan base!

What would any game be without a devoted fan base willing to show its love and appreciation in art, letter, and demonstration?

From awesome cosplay to beautiful works of art. From conventions to million-dollar tournaments. From the passionate individual fan to entire communities here are your Dragon Slayer Award Nominees for Most Passionate Fan Base.

  • AdventureQuest Worlds
  • DotA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Lord of the Rings Online
  • Marvel Heroes
  • World of Warcraft

What Inspires a Fan Base to be Passionate?

We all play games because we enjoy them, and if you ask 10 different gamers what they like about the games they play you're bound to get 10 different answers.

For some, loyalty plays a big part in their fandom - that is, the both the loyalty they've shown a game over a long span of time and the loyalty the game's developers have shown them. Typically this is found most often in long-running games like World of Warcraft or League of Legends because these fans have spent large portions of their life enjoying the game and supporting it.

For others a game's community is the reason for their passion. Games introduce us to new friends and there isn't a game out there without its own communities. For these fans, the game that inspired such a following is secondary to the communities inspired by it. A good example of how community impassions a fan can be found in Marvel Heroes where the game's communities overlap with the fan communities of Marvel Comics.

Sometimes what impassions a fan can really only be described as love. The love for the story, art, mechanics, lore or even overall design of a game can really be all a fan base needs to want to show their passion and appreciation. All of the nominees obviously fall under this category as much as the two above, and there are surely many other reasons gamers become passionate fans of the games they play. But, love is at the heart of it all.

How Do Fan Bases Show Their Passion?

Fans show their passion any way they can. Artists draw and paint. Writers write novels, short stories, and poetry. Actors act in their own videos based off the game they love. The list actually goes on and on.

The biggest way a fan base shows their passion is through each individual fan turning their own unique skills and talents towards showing their appreciation. This often results in contributions from the fan base that get incorporated into the game in some way.

Beautiful cosplay, amazing art, wonderful writing, and even viral videos are just a few of the ways that a fan base can show their passion for the game they love. There are far too many ways just to list in one place, but what matters most is that whatever they do the most passionate fan base needs to be completely over the top.

So...How Do I Know Who to Vote For?

This one's easy! Either cast your vote for the nominee that you're the most a fan of or the nominee who you feel has had the most awesome and unforgettable demonstration of their passion as a fan.

Don't waste any time. You can cast your vote here, and don't forget to check out the other categories for Dragon Slayer Awards, too!

Featured Correspondent

Writer of fiction and correspondent here at GameSkinny. I'm an avid player of online, single-player, and tabletop games. I believe gaming is something that can draw people together or tear them apart depending on how we choose to play them - and how we inform ourselves about the important issues within the community.

Published Aug. 4th 2014

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