Being new to Warhammer 40,000 I have been impressed with the community of gamers. The people who play this game are passionate about it, but also encouraging and accepting of new people. Unlike other gaming communities (particularly video games) new people are not discouraged to learn the game. We are not discouraged to play the game. We are actually *gasp* encouraged to learn, to play, and to have fun. Oh sure, I'm not naive enough to think there aren't people who don't have the patience for new people, but I have yet to get a "Quit while you're ahead noob," comment too. The toxicity level is low for the community...that I've seen so far.
That's why I'm pretty excited as someone new to the game (I'm still building my army, and have yet to actually play the game...) to be a part of this FTW Bloggers Group. I kinda feel like I'm part of something. And that is cool.
It's almost enough to warm my cold, dead husk of a heart.