Are you a gamer? Are you always looking forward for a moment, when you can get back to your computer and dive into the magic world of video games? Are games important to you? Do they help you get rid of stress? Or maybe you can do something absolutely impossible in real life like defeating a dragon, cast a spell on somebody or even save the whole world with all its inhabitants.
If everything said above is true, you must be a part of the gaming community. The gaming community is a so-called “army” of players who communicate, interact and play with each other. And one of the best ways of gamers’ socialization is forums.
Forums are online discussions where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages, like chat rooms. But there are great differences between chat rooms and forums. The messages on forums can be larger than in chat rooms and they often must be approved by a moderator to be posted. Conversations on forums are divided by themes, or jargon “threads”, and each thread can be joined by an infinite number of people. A forum can contain some subforums, each of which may have several topics. Depending on the forum’s settings, users can be anonymous or have to register with the forum and then subsequently log in in order to post messages. On most forums, users do not have to log in to read the existing messages.
There are lots of forums on the Internet, and their quantity is still growing every day. However, some forums’ interfaces are too sophisticated. Sometimes it’s hard to understand how to send a message or how to register on a forum. Some users may be confused by the complexity of the forum’s UI, so they just quit them. However, very often forums with such problems may contain a lot of useful information and are worth visiting.
We’ve made a list of forums with the friendliest user interfaces for gamers who want to ask some questions or, maybe, feel expert enough to answer them but don’t want to tire themselves by complicated UIs. Let’s start it.
This site has a pretty intuitive interface with its nice icons and obvious descriptions to them, so you don’t have to puzzle over the interface.
2. GameSpot forums
GameSpot is one of the largest communities of gamers, so it has its forums with friendly and ready-to help members. It has a convenient search bar and a simple forum pattern; you just click on a thread and view it, or write an answer it.
This forum is extremely friendly and reasonable. There is nothing unnecessary in the UI and the navigation through the pages is also very intuitive.
4. PC gamer forum
The interface here is pretty simple and may not look very nice and smooth, but, believe me; it’s really easy to use it without any fancy details.
Here you can feel free to browse through thousands of threads, comfortably sorted by topics. The design is pleasant enough and the interface is modest, so this forum is nice to visit.
This is a forum where you can get the latest FAQs, cheats and codes for your favorite games. The design might seem nasty and totally not lovely, but the interface is really simple and easy-to-use, so this forum is worth checking out.
Not only the interface of this forum leaves good impressions, but also its design is pleasing. You can spend hours browsing and replying to countless threads on this forum, which can be considered as one of the largest.
8. Steam forums
Yes, you heard it right; Steam forums also take place in our list. They really deserve a place here as there is the biggest number of users (every third Steam user visits the forum) and the moderators here are always ready to help. You can ask questions and have no doubt that they will be answered.
9. Ubisoft forum
Of course, every serious gaming company must have its forum. And Ubisoft is not an exclusion. This forum is mostly aimed on support , as most questions asked here are connected with different problems with Uplay and Ubisoft games.
10. Battlelog forum
This forum is dedicated to Battlefield series and you can ask questions or answer them. It is easy to browse and to become a part of it.
11. Battle.net forum
Continuing with the forums of big gaming companies, Battle.net is a brainchild of Blizzard, who gave birth to such gaming masterpieces like Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft and others. You can discuss those games on this convenient forum.
12. IGN boards
IGN is one of the biggest gaming networks which does the best game reviews, top game lists and other actions connected with videogames. And, of course, it has its forum where you can discuss all the latest developments in gaming field. The threads are comfortably divided by topics and it’s really easy to use the forum.
13. Adventure Gamers
This is a friendly forum about adventure games. Here you can discuss all your favorite adventure games with other amiable gamers. Its interface is incredibly simple, especially combined with nice graphical design.
14. Gamedev.net forum
A nice forum for game developers, where you can discuss any development matters. All the users here are ready to help and the forum itself is elementary, but very informative.
15. IndieGamer forum
A forum for indie gamers and developers, so if you are an indie developer, you might visit this forum and introduce your games, or if you are a gamer who enjoys indie products, you can communicate with developers and talk about their creations freely.
You’ve browsed a list of the best, user-friendliest and the most popular forums for gamers. Now, please take your time to answer some of our questions as it’s very important to know whether we catered to readers’ needs.
Do you frequently visit such forums? Did you visit the up listed forums before? If so, let us know your opinion about them. Tell us what you think about this list in general. If you know any other great gamers forums, please share the info, maybe we missed something. Anyway, we hope you liked our compilation and found the forums we featured in it cool and helpful. We believe their UIs will serve a kind of samples for your own design projects if you are in the business.
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