Originally Posted by Swiss
Don't want to stumble too far off topic into philosophical ramblings, but its interesting to see how people define maturity. For you it seems to be a lot about politeness and perhaps empathy?
EVE then, would be the anathema to this. It encourages an atmosphere of dog eat dog and cutthroatness(not a word I know) and general disdain for those who are new to the game/not very skilled. However at the same time requires extreme patience with game mechanics (necessary in eve), making strong connections with peers, and exhibiting a laid back attitude to losing ships, which tends to contrast strongly to many WoW players who rage after dying (which is essentially meaningless compared to losing a ship in EVE).
There's also an atmosphere of sarcasm/dark humour, though I suppose most would simply call it "trolling". I guess you could sum it up by saying the average experienced pilot in EVE suffers from "bittervet" syndrome.
For me it's about being able to create a thread on the forum, no matter the content, without every single reply from the "mature community" being "QQ more, noob" like in EVE or "lol ur rong fagot" like in WoW.