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MMOs: Not Just For Kids!
30/07/2009 à 18:36
So here I was, reading through the official forums, when I found a thread that looked interesting. I'll spare you the unnecessary details of the thread, but the person who wrote the thread claimed to have been eighty-eight-years-old when it was written back in April of this year. You read it correctly—an
year old, and I'm not even kidding.
That thread reminded me of an experience I had back while I was leveling my paladin during Burning Crusade. Intriguing? Read on!
As you can probably guess, the experience that the thread reminded me of involved an elderly player I met in-game. I don't remember his character's name (unfortunately), but I do remember that he was sixty-seven—plus a few other details that really aren't important. We were just minding our business in Terrokar when we stumbled across each other; I think there must have been a group quest we both were doing, so we partied up and did the quest together. We chatted during that time, and at some point he told me his age. I must have been thirteen at the time, so as you can imagine it was a little difficult to imagine it at first, but then I heard his voice one day on the guild's teamspeak channel. To date, he is only the second elderly player I've ever met in-game—the only other person was the leader of said guild I was a part of at that time (interestingly, they were also both handicapped—but that didn't really seem relevant).
After we did the quest, I added him to my friends list and he presumably did too. Whenever we both were online, we'd pair up and do quests together even if it was something we could have done by ourselves. Normally, I prefer to level solo, but I still enjoyed my time. Hell, we even did some quests together that weren't soloable, so it was always nice having a buddy to tag along for situations like that. Our age difference might have made us seem like peanut butter and spaghetti, but we got along together simply because we had a similar playstyle.
Who's the oldest player you've ever encountered in game? Do you think that people who are older approach the game in a different way, or are they just like us
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