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Originally posted by maplestone There was a nice graphic I was looking at the other day that broke down the demographics nicely (using real data from the industry), but I can't seem to find it at the moment.
Yeah, that would've been great to see
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I would estimate an average physical age in the mid-30s, but so many of them act like they're 12 it's so hard to really be accurate.
Massively had an article recently that included some info on demographics:
Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.
Originally posted by Vrika This thread can't really verify anything about typical MMOers age, because people who visit MMORPG.com forums aren't a representative sample of MMO players.
I would disagree with this statement. Any mmo player is free to come here and speak their minds, but just like with political elections there are a large number of people that for whatever reason choose not to express themselves. The reasons vary, but the ones who choose to speak up and be heard, are no less representative: they just happen to be more vocal.
So many times I have asked a question at a conference, and I see people around the room nodding or they will come up to me after and say, I was wondering the same thing. So many people choose not to speak, but that is not to say their views are any different.
I would also venture that there are quite a few people here that are extremely knowledgeable about the the historical and technical aspects of gaming. I think in some ways we are more knowledgable or in tuned as a whole.
One last thought. The first time I heard 'forums don't matter' was from John Smedley. He proclaimed that from the top of a hill as people fled his game. Forums do matter and some devs understand the power of it. Others deny it, fearing it's another front they'd rather not participate in because they have enough on their plate or are closed off to other's opinions. But if forums didn't matter, you wouldn't have advertisers for mmos on these pages, and you wouldn't have devs referencing forum activity.
I'm 32 and my wife is.. hmm.. *think* *think*.. 28..
We both play
Seems like I am right in the average age.
46 in april
Originally posted by Terranah Originally posted by Vrika This thread can't really verify anything about typical MMOers age, because people who visit MMORPG.com forums aren't a representative sample of MMO players.
I would disagree with this statement. Any mmo player is free to come here and speak their minds...
No one says they aren't free to. They simply aren't inclined to.
There isn't a "right" or "wrong" way to play, if you want to use a screwdriver to put nails into wood, have at it, simply don't complain when the guy next to you with the hammer is doing it much better and easier. - Allein"Graphics are often supplied by Engines that (some) MMORPG's are built in" - Spuffyre
And how do you know that? Any sources or is it a guess?
Anyway, the poll will answer the age of people
1. visiting MMORPG.com
2. chosing to answer the poll.
3. probably interested and likely playing MMO´s
4. honest about their age. We all know women stop aging at 29 which is why we have to compensate the result by
Result = Agerage * SQR(Pi).
Its just an indicator, no more than that....