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Everquest II Forum » The Tavern (General) » You know you're too old for MMOs when...

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Novice Member

Joined: 10/26/07
Posts: 256

OP  5/20/13 9:28:15 AM#1

After reviving an old account including the mandatory password change I got a friendly answer from SOE (in perfect german spelling) that ends with the words:

"Wir danken Ihnen für Ihre Zeit und Mithilfe dabei, Ihrem Kind eine sichere Online-Spielerfahrung zu bieten!"

which means (sorry for probably weak translation) "We thank you for your time and cooperation to provide a secure online-gaming experience for your child!"

Usually I don't hide my true age (I'm born in 1956) and they know it but hey guys, it's me who still wants to play (my son is actually producing games, so he's got no time for gaming)! Oh well...


Hard Core Member

Joined: 11/10/12
Posts: 1538

5/20/13 9:33:27 AM#2
Hehe, nice.  I've often been embarrassed about how old I am and still playing games.  One day in LOTRO I was grouping with this guy who claimed to be in his early 70s. He started talking about his three marriages and then stopped and asked if everyone was old enough to hear his story.  Imagine my shock and surprise when out of 6 people I was the youngest!  (42 at the time).   With non-gamer friends I never tell them I play games.   

Apprentice Member

Joined: 12/13/05
Posts: 883

MMOs require more reasoning and imagination than most stereotypically ''adult'' activities.

5/20/13 9:38:27 AM#3
Gaming isn't for kids!  Yeah, I'm a 56 year old gamer.  Gaming, like any passion, is not restricted by age.  It's all about imagination for me and living in virtual worlds.  I think a level of maturity is required to really enjoy gaming. 

Novice Member

Joined: 10/26/07
Posts: 256

OP  5/20/13 9:42:24 AM#4
Wished this mindset would finally arrive in developer's heads. Most modern games seem to be created with younger audience in mind.

Novice Member

Joined: 3/10/06
Posts: 875

Spelling and grammar do matter.I find your lack of real-life skills disturbing.

5/20/13 10:16:44 AM#5
55 next month... Hey, I can get a senior ticket to Hershey Park!

Advanced Member

Joined: 7/08/10
Posts: 1350

The strong are sometimes wrong but the weak are never free.

5/20/13 10:29:16 AM#6
It is not a matter of how old you are but rather for non-gamers any age after 18 is too old to play games. It is just not responsible or mature or some other such claim. Never mind how much time they waste on TV, cheap novels, bad movies, or the time and cash spent at a bar or club. And just because you are busy doesn't mean you are using your time well.

All die, so die well.


Novice Member

Joined: 12/31/04
Posts: 2668

Some folks are like Slinkies, totally useless but great fun to watch when pushed down stairs

5/20/13 10:35:35 AM#7

I am the boss of me, know one else.  I do what I want without caring about others casting judgment.  If someone judges me because I am older and play games, well they are probably not the people I want to associate with anyway...


Here for a good time, not a longtime...



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5/25/13 12:18:08 AM#8

I also don't check if i have a good ping anymore, but rather check if i still have a pulse.

If you search the internet, you'll find several sites with articles like "X ways to tell that you are too old to game..." - i can't even remotely relate to any of them. So I guess that those folks are ironically way too young to write a piece about how to tell if someone is too old for gaming. Also, they have probably no idea how often someone like me ownes them in pvp and makes them smash their keyboard and yell at their monitor.

I havent noticed a decline of hand-eye coordination, reflexes or whatnot some older gamers reported in similar threads on these forums. In fact the only thing that tell me that i'm getting older as a gamer is that i'm losing patience way quicker when having to deal with the screaming, ill-bred kids on MMOs nowadays.

So i go by the motto that i'm never too old to game, but would probably start to age if one day i stop playing.