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The problem with online games is that they are anonymous, you can't tell from anything other than their attitude what age the people you group up with are . You may feel you are talking to an immature 40 year old while perhaps you are in fact talking to a very mature 11 year old. I am beginning to see this as a bigger problem as the years go by.
I will be 37 later this month and completely tired of having to deal with childish players. I know adults can be as, if not more childish than some children, but there are just some things I don't like saying in front of children. I just act and talk, as should everyone, different when I am with a child than I would with someone my own age.
Since I know it is impossible to create a truly adult mmo (nudity, blood, gore and foul language don't make mmo's mature), I am thinking of how to continue. I could try to just find a guild that only allows adults to join, but let's face it, people can say whatever age they wish, nobody can check it. Also even if I would find a guild that in fact only had true adults in it, I still am playing in a massive multiplayer environment and secluding myself within said guild would remove much from the fun mmo's bring.
You may ask youself why I am writing all this down, but it's to ask other gamers how they deal with this. When I see a child act childish on the street it brings a smile on my face since that child is acting his or her age and is having fun. When I see childish behaviour in mmo's I often forget that it may as well be a child doing it, and as a result it annoys because chances are it's an adult. Do you just swallow the annoyance? Do you embrace your inner child and act childish as well? Do you turn off all public channels and seclude yourselves from the masses? What do you do?
I am on the edge of giving up on mmo's because I notice that it is starting to annoy me more and more. Maybe I should move away from the popular mmo's and find one that may attract a more mature audience. To be perfectly honest I am at a loss at the moment...
Thanks for listening.
Since a topic like this will result in the same old "it has nothing to do with age" responses:
Look at the age of the majority of your friends, you will notice that their age is not too different from your own. There is a reason for that and that reason is simple: people of different ages ARE different. A middle aged man with a majority of his friends being children is suspect for a reason.