For the last 8 years I have toiled to build a successful business. I am now selling it to reap the rewards of my effort and move on to do something I have missed all these years, play and be involved in the gaming world. I am a life long gamer. I fell in love with MMOs when I played Final Fantasy 11. Since then I have played too many to count but mainly Everquest 2, WOW, and Final Fantasy 14. I have not played for 8 years.
Now I am 58 and married and would like to find other semi-retired or retired MMO players to make friends with. I know that the older player base is growing, having read numerous articles in age focused magazines (and online) such as AARP. But I can't find is these online communities. I checked on Facebook (Senior Gamers, Retired Gamers, etc). I searched other online sources but so far I'm just not finding these communities.
I actually have a greater goal that has been a life-long dream. I always wanted to live with other gamers, and have. Once with two guy roommates and once with two girl roommates.
I have an opportunity to buy a piece of property in Texas that is 30 acres and has a big 7000 square foot house with 8 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. This property was a business, used for weddings and such. a hundred yards from the house is a huge grand hall and a commercial kitchen. My idea is to buy the property and at first rent out 7 rooms either to singles or couples. I would start building other similar size homes on the property, with the grand hall the centerpiece, ultimately having eight houses, 64 rooms, creating a big community. The hall would be redesigned and set up with live feeds. If monetization works then income can reduce all rents. Share the wealth concept.
Anyway, at this point I need to find like minded people to bounce the idea off to gauge the potential. Any help finding these players would be appreciated.