Originally Posted by Belimawr
early star wars galaxies was the most mature community I have ever seen, you could do things such as get other people to make chars and place buildings for you and they would never nick your stuff, people were organised and worked together and also I have never seen another game where people will actually stand in a line to wait for something without Q jumping, but then again in early SWG you relied on other players to be able to play so generally you had to be nice or you would soon find you run out of merchants and such who will sell you things.
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.