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Author: meilirs

MMORPG player = kid? You'd be surprised!

Posted by meilirs Tuesday April 26 2011 at 7:59AM
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On an earlier blog post here, one guy called me "kid" which I personally think is pretty funny because in my book only 60-year-old people can go around indiscriminately calling people "kid."

Probably these people assume that most MMORPG players are teenagers. That's not true though.

"It is easy to dismiss video games as pointless activities that only teenagers indulge in. The truth is that the average age of MMORPG players is around 26. In fact, only 25% of MMORPG players are teenagers. About 50% of MMORPG players work full-time. About 36% of players are married, and 22% have children. So the MMORPG demographic is fairly diverse, including high-school students, college students, early professionals, middle-aged home-makers, as well as retirees. In other words, MMORPGs do not only appeal to a youth subculture." from http://www.nickyee.com/daedalus/gateway_demographics.html

So yeah, I'm not a 12-year old, you know?

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Eerazer writes:

good post.

Tue Apr 26 2011 4:10PM Report
MurlockDance writes:

Hee hee, good point! In fact, in my EQ2 guild, most of the people are in their 40s, we have one guy in his 60s. In fact, only three out of the guild, including me, are under 40.

In my Rift guild though, it's mainly teens and people in their 20s.

Both guilds are about 50-50 male and female.

The demographics of MMOs have changed. What the stereotypical MMO player is, is based on what might have been true 10 years ago. It's true that when I started, most players were in their 20s somewhere.

Thu Apr 28 2011 3:35AM Report
uncletoma writes:

Great post.

(i'm a 48yo player... OMG :D)

Thu Apr 28 2011 10:14AM Report
meilirs writes:

:) Thank you for the comments.

Fri Apr 29 2011 8:23PM Report
bakagami writes:

47 here

Mon May 02 2011 10:11AM Report
uncletoma writes:

hospice online? :D

Mon May 02 2011 7:13PM Report
ray12k writes:

lol I can think of other names....

Tue May 03 2011 5:05AM Report

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