I am a long time gamer of different genres (both new and old). I used to be part of a couple of big gaming communities, but (for personal reasons) had to stay of gaming for a couple of years. When I came back, one of them didn’t survive the transition from forums to social networks. Others changed so much, I didn’t feel comfortable there anymore.
In the same time I switched from mostly playing online FPS and occasional Strategy/RPG to mostly playing Strategy/RPG and only rarely FPS.
I also started watching gaming videos on YouTube, which helped me to learn about new games. After a while I decided to try and do it myself. We will see if this is going to work out.