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  • @zealex.9410 said:
    I had like my birthday a week or 2 ago and i already dont remember how old i am. Meh im to old for this.

    I'm in my 20's and every single time someone asks me about my age I have to ask my husband how old I am. Not even kidding. I don't feel a day over 18 (and probably don't act it either haha). And no, there's no history of memory loss in my family. It's just me!

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  • Pimsley.3681Pimsley.3681 Member ✭✭✭

    @Lord Kreegan.8123 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:

    @Westenev.5289 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:
    I’m not old enough to know but does age affect dexterity and reaction times? I’ve noticed most of the ESL pro gamers from other games are mostly in their 20s.

    It stands to reason IRL fitness and diets can affect reaction times and decision making. As you get older, you slowly but steadily fall apart.

    Yeah I’m hoping that my diet and exercise would slow down the aging process. The idea of falling apart is frightening yet a sad reality.

    Diet and exercise do make a difference... but it needs to be the right kind of diet (low cholesterol and roughage) and the right kind of exercise program (I recommend free weights).
    For males, we start losing 1-2% of our muscle mass every year about the time we hit 40, plus testosterone levels drop dramatically. Your metabolism is heavily influenced by the amount of muscle mass and by your testosterone. A pound of fat, for instance, only burns one or two calories per day; a pound of muscle burns five or six calories per day, so it is important to maintain your muscle mass. Side benefits of weight training: stronger tendons and ligaments, making you less likely to incur injuries; and more bone mass which equates to more cartilage at the joints and more bone marrow. More bone marrow means you have higher red blood cell production which equates to better transport of oxygen and nutrients throughout your body (and better removal of the effects of "work" by your muscles), plus more white blood cells. Add in some cardiovascular workouts and your aerobic capacity dramatically increases.
    You won't necessarily live longer since genetics is a significant factor in your longevity, but quality of life is much better if you maintain a reasonable level of fitness. Real fitness, not rationalized fitness... Your eyesight is still going to fade; your reflexes will slow to some extent; the girls will start calling you a "dirty old man" no matter what; but at least you'll live long enough to become a "dirty old man"...
    At my age (yes, I'm one of the old farts) I doubt I could remember what to do with a girl if I ever caught one, anyway... ;)

    I’m female but you gave amazing advice!

    My mom tells me to reduce carb intake coz it will promote inflammation when I get older. I’m not a vegetarian but I avoid eating too much red meat coz they’re hard on my kidneys. It’s awesome to see health conscious gamers. For exercise, I enjoy jogging around a beautiful lake in the middle of a bustling city.

    I’m from Northern CA (currently in Asia) so yeah I’m a bit of a health nut.

  • Mea.5491Mea.5491 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm 33, I've been playing MMOs since 2004.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @particlepinata.9865 said:

    @Cynz.9437 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:

    @Cynz.9437 said:
    I actually wouldn't be surprised if a lot of players were somewhere between 20-50 because a lot of GW2 players come from GW1.

    You’re probably right. However, the weird thing was that when GW2 had a competitive scene 2013-16, some of the players in NA couldn’t join because they were underage or couldn’t participate because of school. A couple GW2 streamers I follow are 18 and 20.

    Just because community consist of players from previous game, doesn't mean new players don't join. I personally didn't play GW1, i started to play GW2 because of pvp specifically (when it was still good and had hopes). However i know a lot of players that came to GW2 because of GW1. It is kind of same with WoW: it had faithful playerbase that came from wc3/starcraft.

    I once played starcraft and warcraft 3 (also 1 and 2, yes im game vet age :p ) and now guildwars (first 1 and then 2) . Funny fact the founders/first generation of anet devs have their roots in that blizzard games (and the creation of Battlenet :) )

    I played Warcraft 1-3 and I remember hearing early on in the development of WoW that there had been a "massive schism" at Blizzard and "half the company" had quit. Then it was downgraded to actually just a few guys had quit, and mostly people who did back-end things like server design so it wasn't going to affect the final game much. I wish I'd paid more attention to the rumours that those guys were going to develop their own game, then I wouldn't have missed the first year of GW1.

    Although sometimes I wonder what might have happened if instead Blizzard had conceded they were right and let them do whatever they wanted. A GW game set in Azaroth is basically what I wanted from WoW originally so sometimes it's frustrating to think how close it might have come to happening.

    And incidentally I later learned that as well as people who do "boring" things like server design that's still considered furturistic a decade later (seriously, if I had £1 for every time I've been told it's impossible to update a game without taking it offline for a day I'd be rich) Anet also got the writer of one of my favourite Warcraft stories - Jeff Grubb who wrote The Last Guardian which finally got me to understand and (mostly) stop hating Medivh.

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  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2017

    35-40
    Old enough for my brain to starts slowing down just a little, (@&#@%!! those exploding presents field in the Wintersday jumping puzzle)
    Young enough to remember being a child. (And to cherish my playfulness)

    Fortunately, my Elementalist Aranimda will be young forever. :)

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  • @Tasida.4085 said:
    What does it matter in a game?

    It matters a lot to Anet. The age of your customers determines how you market the game. The fact that they are selling $20 skins means they know they have an older customer base.

  • @Vayne.8563 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:
    I’m not old enough to know but does age affect dexterity and reaction times? I’ve noticed most of the ESL pro gamers from other games are mostly in their 20s.

    Age in most cases, but not all, does affect dexterity. But more than that, it affects stamina and focus, at least in my case. However, since most people don't raid or competitively PvP or WvW, what does it matter?

    I'll be 56 soon and I'm part of the first generation that grew up on video games (admittedly a faint shadow of what they have become today). I'm not going to stop playing just because I'm not interested in killing myself raiding. There's plenty of stuff in this game for a guy like me to do.

    The builds I tend to make aren't meta builds, but they're more fire and forget builds. Phantasm builds on a chronomancer, for example, rather than a shatter build. I still shatter when I can resummon 2 phantasms, but it's not nearly as active. Daredevil is a very very easy build, using staff and dual pistol, for people who want to take it easier and still clear content.

    I tend to stay away from eles and engies, not that I never play them but I don't play them as much or as hard. My engie is using a flame thrower build that works quite nicely that I call fire and forget. lol

    I'll be 56 next month, it's similar for me. I tend to play the easy classes; ranger, reaper and guardian. My builds are comfortable and do well enough that I can solo the story and not die all the time in PvP.

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  • zealex.9410zealex.9410 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2017

    @Miss Lana.5276 said:

    @zealex.9410 said:
    I had like my birthday a week or 2 ago and i already dont remember how old i am. Meh im to old for this.

    I'm in my 20's and every single time someone asks me about my age I have to ask my husband how old I am. Not even kidding. I don't feel a day over 18 (and probably don't act it either haha). And no, there's no history of memory loss in my family. It's just me!

    Same pretty much.

    Edit: except from the the husband part.

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @zealex.9410 said:

    @Miss Lana.5276 said:

    @zealex.9410 said:
    I had like my birthday a week or 2 ago and i already dont remember how old i am. Meh im to old for this.

    I'm in my 20's and every single time someone asks me about my age I have to ask my husband how old I am. Not even kidding. I don't feel a day over 18 (and probably don't act it either haha). And no, there's no history of memory loss in my family. It's just me!

    Same pretty much.

    Edit: except from the the husband part.

    Same here. If I need to tell someone how old I am I always have to stop and think about it, because it just doesn't seem right.

    Fortunately at 32 (I think...yeah) I'm mostly past the point where they're asking because they think I might be took young to buy/do something, so the hesitation doesn't look suspicious anymore, and I'm hopefully too young for them to think I'm going senile...so I guess I just look run-of-the-mill crazy.

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  • Bunter.3795Bunter.3795 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm another in the 50-59 age group. Still have a working Atari 2600 which started my gaming hobby/addiction.

    Some have asked about the effects of age on reflexes etc and I have to say it's not only the age but it's also the mileage.

    If life gives you melons, you're probably dyslexic.

  • 26 i answered because i was bored and had nothing better to do.

  • Vavume.8065Vavume.8065 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The fact that you are asking who is 0-9 I find extremely creepy...

  • @zealex.9410 said:
    I had like my birthday a week or 2 ago and i already dont remember how old i am. Meh im to old for this.

    I know the feeling. My birthday is this Sunday the 17th, I'll be 75 :)

  • That's why I've gone totally digital.

  • Taygus.4571Taygus.4571 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Vavume.8065 said:
    The fact that you are asking who is 0-9 I find extremely creepy...

    It's anonymous. ....

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Wow that is a mess! Suddenly the mass of consoles, controllers and assorted other bits under my TV doesn't look so bad. (Although we do only have 7 consoles set up, which helps.)

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  • Endless Soul.5178Endless Soul.5178 Member ✭✭✭✭

    49 here. I still remember when my mom brought home our first video game...PONG.

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  • @Endless Soul.5178 said:
    49 here. I still remember when my mom brought home our first video game...PONG.

    My first home computer was a TRS 80 with a cassette drive.

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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Game of Bones.8975 said:

    @Endless Soul.5178 said:
    49 here. I still remember when my mom brought home our first video game...PONG.

    My first home computer was a TRS 80 with a cassette drive.

    My first was a ZX Spectrum which also had a cassette drive. That seems absurd now, but then I've always been of the opinion that the only thing cassettes had going for them was being smaller than records. For computers I think even the original floppy discs (the ones which were actually floppy) were better.

    Still, could be useful for surprising the kids who know about cassette tapes and get irritated when adults expect them to be confused or surprised by their existence. "Ah, but did you know you could put computer programs on them too?"

    (Although my friends kid recently asked her if she knew that computers could send email "just like phones!" so maybe we can continue to forget about tapes and still confused kids.)

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  • Genesis.5169Genesis.5169 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2017

    Older people are generally on the forums, the only kids who come here are the kids who are doing the hardcore content the raiders, the hardcore pvpers. Less then 1% of the population actually goes the the forums. Most players don't really care about things outside of there guild if that much, few come here to complain every now an again.

    So if your trying to sample realize your sampling a fraction of players and of that fraction of players only a slice of that group who are willing to post on the forums.

    27btw

    For those on the forums who advocate for the removal of duo queues in Spvp, realize your actions over the past 7 years has destroyed gw2 Spvp and thinking doing the same thing again is a good idea after several years of it not working crazy. Get better at pvp.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2017

    @IndigoSundown.5419 said:
    As of this moment, 2 respondents 80+. Rock on, older folks!

    @Rpgtabbycat.5869 said:
    Also surprised by the number of pre-teens. I thought that count would be 0.

    Most likely people just goofing around that selected those options as there is no way to validate how honest the voters are. If you subtract the results from the first two age range options and the last two you will probably get a more accurate distribution as far as forum members that voted.

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  • Ardid.7203Ardid.7203 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @IndigoSundown.5419 said:
    As of this moment, 2 respondents 80+. Rock on, older folks!

    @Rpgtabbycat.5869 said:
    Also surprised by the number of pre-teens. I thought that count would be 0.

    Most likely people just goofing around that selected those options as there is no way to validate how honest the voters are. If you subtract the results from the first two age range options and the last two you will probably get a more accurate distribution as far as forum members that voted.

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    Doesn't that would be just arbitrary? Why would someone do that just because "there is no way to validate how honest the voters are"?
    There is a thread with a lot of old people talking about their physical problems just in the first page. IMO they very well could be the ones voting here.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2017

    @Ardid.7203 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @IndigoSundown.5419 said:
    As of this moment, 2 respondents 80+. Rock on, older folks!

    @Rpgtabbycat.5869 said:
    Also surprised by the number of pre-teens. I thought that count would be 0.

    Most likely people just goofing around that selected those options as there is no way to validate how honest the voters are. If you subtract the results from the first two age range options and the last two you will probably get a more accurate distribution as far as forum members that voted.

    Imgur

    Doesn't that would be just arbitrary? Why would someone do that just because "there is no way to validate how honest the voters are"?
    There is a thread with a lot of old people talking about their physical problems just in the first page. IMO they very well could be the ones voting here.

    I already mentioned why. Just to goof with the poll. I seriously doubt there are many GW2 players over the age of 80 (if at all) and players age 9 and younger that voted here. A 9 year old would have been around 4 years old when GW2 launched. Think about it. I'll be honest, I voted 80 and over just because I find these polls pointless. :smiley:

    It seems like since the new forum was created people like to create polls just because they can. I think the poll option should be disabled for forum members and only available to Anet staff.

  • Taygus.4571Taygus.4571 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @Ardid.7203 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @IndigoSundown.5419 said:
    As of this moment, 2 respondents 80+. Rock on, older folks!

    @Rpgtabbycat.5869 said:
    Also surprised by the number of pre-teens. I thought that count would be 0.

    Most likely people just goofing around that selected those options as there is no way to validate how honest the voters are. If you subtract the results from the first two age range options and the last two you will probably get a more accurate distribution as far as forum members that voted.

    Imgur

    Doesn't that would be just arbitrary? Why would someone do that just because "there is no way to validate how honest the voters are"?
    There is a thread with a lot of old people talking about their physical problems just in the first page. IMO they very well could be the ones voting here.

    I already mentioned why. Just to goof with the poll. I seriously doubt there are many GW2 players over the age of 80 (if at all) and players age 9 and younger that voted here. A 9 year old would have been around 4 years old when GW2 launched. Think about it. I'll be honest, I voted 80 and over just because I find these polls pointless. :smiley:

    It seems like since the new forum was created people like to create polls just because they can. I think the poll option should be disabled for forum members and only available to Anet staff.

    Polls are fun tho.
    And in every survey, there's a margin of error...not only because of the demographic reached but also because there's always a few people who post false answers.

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2017

    @Taygus.4571 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @Ardid.7203 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @IndigoSundown.5419 said:
    As of this moment, 2 respondents 80+. Rock on, older folks!

    @Rpgtabbycat.5869 said:
    Also surprised by the number of pre-teens. I thought that count would be 0.

    Most likely people just goofing around that selected those options as there is no way to validate how honest the voters are. If you subtract the results from the first two age range options and the last two you will probably get a more accurate distribution as far as forum members that voted.

    Imgur

    Doesn't that would be just arbitrary? Why would someone do that just because "there is no way to validate how honest the voters are"?
    There is a thread with a lot of old people talking about their physical problems just in the first page. IMO they very well could be the ones voting here.

    I already mentioned why. Just to goof with the poll. I seriously doubt there are many GW2 players over the age of 80 (if at all) and players age 9 and younger that voted here. A 9 year old would have been around 4 years old when GW2 launched. Think about it. I'll be honest, I voted 80 and over just because I find these polls pointless. :smiley:

    It seems like since the new forum was created people like to create polls just because they can. I think the poll option should be disabled for forum members and only available to Anet staff.

    And in every survey, there's a margin of error...not only because of the demographic reached but also because there's always a few people who post false answers.

    Which was the point I was making from the start. :smile:

  • Fenom.9457Fenom.9457 Member ✭✭✭✭

    There are people under 10 playing?

    HARRY! DIDYA PUT YER NAME IN DA GOBLET OF FIYAH?!

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Fenom.9457 said:
    There are people under 10 playing?

    Only if you believe every forum member that voted answered honestly.

  • Vayne.8563Vayne.8563 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2017

    @Pimsley.3681 said:

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:
    I’m not old enough to know but does age affect dexterity and reaction times? I’ve noticed most of the ESL pro gamers from other games are mostly in their 20s.

    Age in most cases, but not all, does affect dexterity. But more than that, it affects stamina and focus, at least in my case. However, since most people don't raid or competitively PvP or WvW, what does it matter?

    I'll be 56 soon and I'm part of the first generation that grew up on video games (admittedly a faint shadow of what they have become today). I'm not going to stop playing just because I'm not interested in killing myself raiding. There's plenty of stuff in this game for a guy like me to do.

    The builds I tend to make aren't meta builds, but they're more fire and forget builds. Phantasm builds on a chronomancer, for example, rather than a shatter build. I still shatter when I can resummon 2 phantasms, but it's not nearly as active. Daredevil is a very very easy build, using staff and dual pistol, for people who want to take it easier and still clear content.

    I tend to stay away from eles and engies, not that I never play them but I don't play them as much or as hard. My engie is using a flame thrower build that works quite nicely that I call fire and forget. lol

    56 is still young. It’s the new 36 haha. First generation gamer? That means you played the Atari 2600? My dad had one!

    Ummm, I was there before the Atari 2600. I played a game called Phasar Battle, which was like a stand alone electronic shooting game. I was there when pong came out. They had this stupid three game set that hooked up to your TV it was pong, hand ball and haunted house. And haunted house came with a "game screen" that was a piece of plastic that you had to tape over your 19 inch television.

    Edit: I think I was 15 when the Atari 2600 came out.

    Edit 2: Try this one on for size https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnavox_Odyssey

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 15, 2017

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:
    I’m not old enough to know but does age affect dexterity and reaction times? I’ve noticed most of the ESL pro gamers from other games are mostly in their 20s.

    Age in most cases, but not all, does affect dexterity. But more than that, it affects stamina and focus, at least in my case. However, since most people don't raid or competitively PvP or WvW, what does it matter?

    I'll be 56 soon and I'm part of the first generation that grew up on video games (admittedly a faint shadow of what they have become today). I'm not going to stop playing just because I'm not interested in killing myself raiding. There's plenty of stuff in this game for a guy like me to do.

    The builds I tend to make aren't meta builds, but they're more fire and forget builds. Phantasm builds on a chronomancer, for example, rather than a shatter build. I still shatter when I can resummon 2 phantasms, but it's not nearly as active. Daredevil is a very very easy build, using staff and dual pistol, for people who want to take it easier and still clear content.

    I tend to stay away from eles and engies, not that I never play them but I don't play them as much or as hard. My engie is using a flame thrower build that works quite nicely that I call fire and forget. lol

    56 is still young. It’s the new 36 haha. First generation gamer? That means you played the Atari 2600? My dad had one!

    Ummm, I was there before the Atari 2600. I played a game called Phasar Battle, which was like a stand alone electronic shooting game. I was there when pong came out. They had this stupid three game set that hooked up to your TV it was pong, hand ball and haunted house. And haunted house came with a "game screen" that was a piece of plastic that you had to tape over your 19 inch television.

    Edit: I think I was 15 when the Atari 2600 came out.

    And probably told everyone you knew how great the Atari 2600 E.T. game was. :wink:

  • Vayne.8563Vayne.8563 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:
    I’m not old enough to know but does age affect dexterity and reaction times? I’ve noticed most of the ESL pro gamers from other games are mostly in their 20s.

    Age in most cases, but not all, does affect dexterity. But more than that, it affects stamina and focus, at least in my case. However, since most people don't raid or competitively PvP or WvW, what does it matter?

    I'll be 56 soon and I'm part of the first generation that grew up on video games (admittedly a faint shadow of what they have become today). I'm not going to stop playing just because I'm not interested in killing myself raiding. There's plenty of stuff in this game for a guy like me to do.

    The builds I tend to make aren't meta builds, but they're more fire and forget builds. Phantasm builds on a chronomancer, for example, rather than a shatter build. I still shatter when I can resummon 2 phantasms, but it's not nearly as active. Daredevil is a very very easy build, using staff and dual pistol, for people who want to take it easier and still clear content.

    I tend to stay away from eles and engies, not that I never play them but I don't play them as much or as hard. My engie is using a flame thrower build that works quite nicely that I call fire and forget. lol

    56 is still young. It’s the new 36 haha. First generation gamer? That means you played the Atari 2600? My dad had one!

    Ummm, I was there before the Atari 2600. I played a game called Phasar Battle, which was like a stand alone electronic shooting game. I was there when pong came out. They had this stupid three game set that hooked up to your TV it was pong, hand ball and haunted house. And haunted house came with a "game screen" that was a piece of plastic that you had to tape over your 19 inch television.

    Edit: I think I was 15 when the Atari 2600 came out.

    And probably told everyone you knew how great the Atari 2600 E.T. game was. :wink:

    Nah I was an Adventure guy. Man that game was awesome. lol

  • JustTrogdor.7892JustTrogdor.7892 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:
    I’m not old enough to know but does age affect dexterity and reaction times? I’ve noticed most of the ESL pro gamers from other games are mostly in their 20s.

    Age in most cases, but not all, does affect dexterity. But more than that, it affects stamina and focus, at least in my case. However, since most people don't raid or competitively PvP or WvW, what does it matter?

    I'll be 56 soon and I'm part of the first generation that grew up on video games (admittedly a faint shadow of what they have become today). I'm not going to stop playing just because I'm not interested in killing myself raiding. There's plenty of stuff in this game for a guy like me to do.

    The builds I tend to make aren't meta builds, but they're more fire and forget builds. Phantasm builds on a chronomancer, for example, rather than a shatter build. I still shatter when I can resummon 2 phantasms, but it's not nearly as active. Daredevil is a very very easy build, using staff and dual pistol, for people who want to take it easier and still clear content.

    I tend to stay away from eles and engies, not that I never play them but I don't play them as much or as hard. My engie is using a flame thrower build that works quite nicely that I call fire and forget. lol

    56 is still young. It’s the new 36 haha. First generation gamer? That means you played the Atari 2600? My dad had one!

    Ummm, I was there before the Atari 2600. I played a game called Phasar Battle, which was like a stand alone electronic shooting game. I was there when pong came out. They had this stupid three game set that hooked up to your TV it was pong, hand ball and haunted house. And haunted house came with a "game screen" that was a piece of plastic that you had to tape over your 19 inch television.

    Edit: I think I was 15 when the Atari 2600 came out.

    And probably told everyone you knew how great the Atari 2600 E.T. game was. :wink:

    Nah I was an Adventure guy. Man that game was awesome. lol

    Don't think you got the joke. :)

  • Vayne.8563Vayne.8563 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:

    @Vayne.8563 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:
    I’m not old enough to know but does age affect dexterity and reaction times? I’ve noticed most of the ESL pro gamers from other games are mostly in their 20s.

    Age in most cases, but not all, does affect dexterity. But more than that, it affects stamina and focus, at least in my case. However, since most people don't raid or competitively PvP or WvW, what does it matter?

    I'll be 56 soon and I'm part of the first generation that grew up on video games (admittedly a faint shadow of what they have become today). I'm not going to stop playing just because I'm not interested in killing myself raiding. There's plenty of stuff in this game for a guy like me to do.

    The builds I tend to make aren't meta builds, but they're more fire and forget builds. Phantasm builds on a chronomancer, for example, rather than a shatter build. I still shatter when I can resummon 2 phantasms, but it's not nearly as active. Daredevil is a very very easy build, using staff and dual pistol, for people who want to take it easier and still clear content.

    I tend to stay away from eles and engies, not that I never play them but I don't play them as much or as hard. My engie is using a flame thrower build that works quite nicely that I call fire and forget. lol

    56 is still young. It’s the new 36 haha. First generation gamer? That means you played the Atari 2600? My dad had one!

    Ummm, I was there before the Atari 2600. I played a game called Phasar Battle, which was like a stand alone electronic shooting game. I was there when pong came out. They had this stupid three game set that hooked up to your TV it was pong, hand ball and haunted house. And haunted house came with a "game screen" that was a piece of plastic that you had to tape over your 19 inch television.

    Edit: I think I was 15 when the Atari 2600 came out.

    And probably told everyone you knew how great the Atari 2600 E.T. game was. :wink:

    Nah I was an Adventure guy. Man that game was awesome. lol

    Don't think you got the joke. :)

    Yeah yeah, it's still morning here and I haven't had coffee yet. I get it now....wooosh!

  • sephiroth.4217sephiroth.4217 Member ✭✭✭✭

    21 forever.

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    @Menadena.7482 said:

    @Danikat.8537 said:
    I was working in a video game store when the Wii and PS3 were released and at least once a week we got a couple who had never played a video game before buying a Wii because they'd heard it was fun or tried it at a friends house

    We were convinced to buy our WII (RIP) by my mother-in-law who was using it for wii fit.

    I keep getting infracted by joining in on off topic discussions but my parents were the same, they bought a Wii purely for the fitness side of it.

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 16, 2017

    @JustTrogdor.7892 said:

    @Fenom.9457 said:
    There are people under 10 playing?

    Only if you believe every forum member that voted answered honestly.

    Its possible for there to be people under the age of 10 playing without every forum member who voted being honest with their vote. I know of multiple kids in that age range who play or have played.

  • You do know most if not all are going to lie about their age. for instance i said im over 80 when im not. just like some say they are under 9 when theyre not.

  • odd, I saw someone saying "if you were born before 1980 then you think MMO's are childish" I was born way before 80's, in fact, graduated high school in the early 80's. I played Atari, heck I even played pong on the TV when that was a great thing. There were no computers in my school at all, not the library, not anywhere. Most of early college too. I am and have been a server engineer for over 20yrs now. I played Daggerfall for hours on end, UO (Ultima Online), I love the MMO genre and came from the early days. I don't think its childish at all. "I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.' C.S. Lewis. Being female, it was a little bit more difficult back then to not be labeled "receptionist" or things like that, and gaming and computer work? well, sometimes we were not as welcome as we are now in this time period. I am glad for that. I will always have fun in MMO's, I love the time I get to spend having fun with computers instead of work on them all the time. Staves off the burn out and always brings loud laughter and big smiles when I get to play.

  • @Laurie.1698 said:
    odd, I saw someone saying "if you were born before 1980 then you think MMO's are childish" I was born way before 80's, in fact, graduated high school in the early 80's. I played Atari, heck I even played pong on the TV when that was a great thing. There were no computers in my school at all, not the library, not anywhere. Most of early college too. I am and have been a server engineer for over 20yrs now. I played Daggerfall for hours on end, UO (Ultima Online), I love the MMO genre and came from the early days. I don't think its childish at all. "I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.' C.S. Lewis. Being female, it was a little bit more difficult back then to not be labeled "receptionist" or things like that, and gaming and computer work? well, sometimes we were not as welcome as we are now in this time period. I am glad for that. I will always have fun in MMO's, I love the time I get to spend having fun with computers instead of work on them all the time. Staves off the burn out and always brings loud laughter and big smiles when I get to play.

    If you are going to respond to something I am saying, please quote me directly so I am notified. Anyway, I am speaking in generalities. If you are looking for exceptions you'll find plenty, but when looking at the market as a whole the exceptions aren't as important as the mean flow. There is a certain age window in which our expectations are normalized, and if we aren't in the window then we aren't going to get it. I'm an obtuse person who has experiences in a lot of places, and I can definitely tell you that outside of our current age demographic and closely knit social circle, things like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Inhumans are the silliest things ever.

    As for whether or not it is childish, that is a much bigger debate. My short answer is yes.

    "Self awareness is knowing when you're sitting at the throne of ignorance." --Leo G.

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Pimsley.3681 said:

    @Menadena.7482 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:
    I’m not old enough to know but does age affect dexterity and reaction times? I’ve noticed most of the ESL pro gamers from other games are mostly in their 20s.

    Well, younger gamers are all thumbs when they have to move with WASD or arrow keys.

    “all thumbs” is that a UK phrase/idiom? I am American but heard Hyacinth Bucket say it in one of the Keeping up Appearances episode. My parents love that show. It used to be on Netflix

    Nah, I think it's most English-speaking countries. I'm in the USA, and I've used it as long as I can remember. Means "clumsy", I think. (If not, I've been using it wrong for ... well, let's not get into THAT again!)

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Vavume.8065 said:
    The fact that you are asking who is 0-9 I find extremely creepy...

    Actually, it was just for completeness. I didn't want anybody to feel left out. (And, since there is someone in that range, I am glad I did!)

    But, you bring up a good point, and that (the creepy thing) is one reason why Gaile had me start a new poll/thread.

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    By the way, I remember when the Atari 2600 wasn't called the 2600. I think it was Atari Game Console or something like that. We just called it Atari. A friend of mine had one. We all thought his family must be rich.

  • Furious.2867Furious.2867 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 16, 2017

    @Daddicus.6128 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:

    @Menadena.7482 said:

    @Pimsley.3681 said:
    I’m not old enough to know but does age affect dexterity and reaction times? I’ve noticed most of the ESL pro gamers from other games are mostly in their 20s.

    Well, younger gamers are all thumbs when they have to move with WASD or arrow keys.

    “all thumbs” is that a UK phrase/idiom? I am American but heard Hyacinth Bucket say it in one of the Keeping up Appearances episode. My parents love that show. It used to be on Netflix

    Nah, I think it's most English-speaking countries. I'm in the USA, and I've used it as long as I can remember. Means "clumsy", I think. (If not, I've been using it wrong for ... well, let's not get into THAT again!)

    Hmm...In the US, maybe it's an older generation or regional phrase? Like from the Midwest or Bible belt area? It's not popular in coastal cities because of its transient nature and how pop-culture dictates the vocabulary. These days, people are just more direct and say, "Gee, you're clumsy AF"

    Edit: But I do like idioms though. It's a more "colorful" use of language. Social media and the instant gratification nature of people these days have killed it.

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    That could be. I've always lived in the upper Midwest, so it definitely could be localized.

  • Furious.2867Furious.2867 Member ✭✭✭

    Just made a wild guess. I'm only a 9yr old living in Eastern Siberia.

  • Manasa Devi.7958Manasa Devi.7958 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Endless Soul.5178 said:
    49 here. I still remember when my mom brought home our first video game...PONG.

    I played Pong on the deluxe cocktail table version in a hotel lounge till my eyes went square during one particularly rainy holiday when I was young. There was little else to do, Space Invaders hadn't come out yet.

  • GreyWolf.8670GreyWolf.8670 Member ✭✭✭

    @Legendary Defender.5631 said:
    You do know most if not all are going to lie about their age. for instance i said im over 80 when im not. just like some say they are under 9 when theyre not.

    Why bother other than to be deceptive? The votes are not public.

  • GDchiaScrub.3241GDchiaScrub.3241 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 16, 2017

    I am 0, single, male, and love long crawls on the beach. Pst me! /unhelpful

    D:

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