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My Intro

I'm Glosterian, from the West of England.
Thrilled to hear about AoC and its concepts, which seem to enable us to really shape the game that we want to play.
One question: am I one of the oldest Gamers here - age 61? 
Looking forward to getting to know the Game - and you all...
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    Tried hard but unsuccessfully to post this under 'The Newly Arrived!' - honest
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    Welcome to the game.
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    Welcome, I hope you enjoying your stay :)
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    Welcome to the community o/
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    Tried hard but unsuccessfully to post this under 'The Newly Arrived!' - honest
    Yeah there seems to be a problem there... Well welcome anyway :)
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    Welcome to the greatest show unearth 
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    Welcome to Ashes and our community!  I am more then sure that you are not the oldest one here.  Besides, it's not age that matters, it's how you perceive age that does.
    Old is a state of mind.
    Age is a way to tell time.
    Too bad our clocks didn't slow down as time goes on!   :D
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    Hello and welcome! This is the greatest show above earth!
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    Welcome, @Glosterian! While I can't say you're the oldest, or even one of the oldest, I do know one of our guildies who'll be (possibly) joining us is around your age. I myself am 48 -- yeah, still a kid by your standards -- but @Possum is really old. I mean, he's 54! *dashes off*

    In all seriousness, I'm glad you asked the question, because it gives me the opportunity to address something and hopefully make people think a little bit.

    When you've been a gamer your whole life, is it not a bit ridiculous for someone, anyone, else, to think you'll just "give it up" when you're older? @Possum and I, naturally, have many conversations about games, and what appeals to us as we're aging, so on and so forth. We've found that, at least for ourselves, good people beat everything else. I can stand a lackadaisical game, if I've got good people I'm engaging with.

    This aging thing is honestly one of the things that makes Ashes so appealing to us. I mean, there's a lot of nostalgia that @Intrepid are bringing back some of the core gameplay features that cause an upswelling of nostalgia for so many of us; more difficulty, more features that rely on a strong community, less of the grind and less of the twitch combat mechanics.

    I see here, honestly, a growing market for games that are designed with aging players. Again, why would anyone think we will willingly and happily give up something that's shaped and become such a central part of our lives? We should replace it with a new hobby, why?
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    Isende said:
     -- but @Possum is really old. I mean, he's 54! *dashes off*
    You just can't help yourself, can you dear?  

    *shakes head and walks off mumbling something about 'incorrigible wife'*
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    Wow - looking phenomenal for your age, @Isende! (ducks and er, covers!*)

    I agree completely. I came to gaming in 2002/3 with 'Morrowind' (presently play ESO of course!). I have found gaming is a strong and regular part of my life and would expect to continue 'right to the end!'

    (*And if you get that, you're as weird as me!)
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    There is no substitue for experience.  Welcome to the comunity.  o/

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    Actually, you reminded me: when I mentioned my age IRL in my ESO guild chat recently, there was almost a palpable sense of shock and awe that I could both play the game AND be alive at the same time! :)
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    Actually, you reminded me: when I mentioned my age IRL in my ESO guild chat recently, there was almost a palpable sense of shock and awe that I could both play the game AND be alive at the same time! :)
    Nail. On the head.

    Most of the folk I game with regularly, of course, know my age, but when it comes out in games, people are always like "Wait. You're a ... a girl (No, dear sweet youngling, I'm a woman)." *long pause* "And, um, you're, um ... mature." (Why yes, dear sweet youngling, I am "old." Go ahead, say it, it won't bother me, lol!).

    Silly younglings.
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    I think that's why gaming is so great. Age is just a number, and real life falls to the sidelines
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    Actually, you reminded me: when I mentioned my age IRL in my ESO guild chat recently, there was almost a palpable sense of shock and awe that I could both play the game AND be alive at the same time! :)
    Keep in mind it's a women's prerogative to not tell her age.  I've played with some real great elderly as well as young people in all my years.  In one game we had an 80yr. old woman who ran the alliance.
    When I was preparing to leave PlanetSide1 a PvP game, I taught a 14yr, old how to lead and to take it over and be the commander.  He was the only one who really had any sense and knew how to plan and use good strategy!  I heard later on that it became one of the top outfits!  
    I've played with some great people young and elderly!  
    Variety is the spice of life and  is what makes it all come together!

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    Actually, you reminded me: when I mentioned my age IRL in my ESO guild chat recently, there was almost a palpable sense of shock and awe that I could both play the game AND be alive at the same time! :)
    Shocking, right?  :-D
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    Isende said:
    Actually, you reminded me: when I mentioned my age IRL in my ESO guild chat recently, there was almost a palpable sense of shock and awe that I could both play the game AND be alive at the same time! :)
    Nail. On the head.

    Most of the folk I game with regularly, of course, know my age, but when it comes out in games, people are always like "Wait. You're a ... a girl (No, dear sweet youngling, I'm a woman)." *long pause* "And, um, you're, um ... mature." (Why yes, dear sweet youngling, I am "old." Go ahead, say it, it won't bother me, lol!).

    Silly younglings.
    sorry @Diura   :'(
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    Welcome @Glosterian, I think you'll find there's a nice community here with quite a mature feel to it I think. I'm 37 myself but I'd love to think I'll still be gaming at 61, perhaps my wife wouldn't, but I would :)

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    '...my wife wouldn't, but I would ...'
    Ah yes - that rings a bell! My wife is wonderfully tolerant* of the hours into the night I tend to game. 
    * for that, read 'resigned to being a gaming widow!'
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    Welcome! My old guild leader in everquest was 68. I have met a few people older than you. I know I'll be right there with you in some years as I will never stop gaming. I am currently 37. I always look for us older folk when playing. Cheers
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    nagash said:
    Isende said:
    Actually, you reminded me: when I mentioned my age IRL in my ESO guild chat recently, there was almost a palpable sense of shock and awe that I could both play the game AND be alive at the same time! :)
    Nail. On the head.

    Most of the folk I game with regularly, of course, know my age, but when it comes out in games, people are always like "Wait. You're a ... a girl (No, dear sweet youngling, I'm a woman)." *long pause* "And, um, you're, um ... mature." (Why yes, dear sweet youngling, I am "old." Go ahead, say it, it won't bother me, lol!).

    Silly younglings.
    sorry @Diura   :'(
    Am now confused. Why sorry to Diura?
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    I am currently 37. I always look for us older folk when playing.
    *chuckle*  "us older folk"...   You've got a ways to go before you hit "us older folk".  :D
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    * ties balloons to a walking frame to welcome @Glosterian to the fray*
    Welcome older person!

    Don't mind the frame I had a spare one so around the house, useful as door stops and clothes rails, and for disarming the stupid. :D

    Bah, online gaming is an ageless sport, and anyone who can't see the benefits of a varied community is just being a prat. :)

    But then my attitude has been developed by my coming from a home where my retired dad is online in an mmo for most of the day, I'm hoping to get him to pick up ashes.

    I'm of the mentally a toddler..  (what's that? Are we nearly there yet? Why can't I eat that or shove it up my nose?) Physically prematurely aged ilk, and legally somewhere in the middle. (Cough cough 38)

    Plenty of greyguard type gamers around here I think.... the community definitely has that chilled, welcoming, unphasable feeling to it. 

    What's drawIng you to ashes the most?


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    Welcome grandpa!!! I look forward to crushing you with my superior reflexes. 

    I am just kidding, I had to do it since no one would. Welcome and I hope I still have it in me to play video games and workout the older I get. Idk why but this gives me the same feeling when I see an older gentleman at the gym...please let me be mentally and physically well enough to continue like this guys. 
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    nagash said:
    Isende said:
    Actually, you reminded me: when I mentioned my age IRL in my ESO guild chat recently, there was almost a palpable sense of shock and awe that I could both play the game AND be alive at the same time! :)
    Nail. On the head.

    Most of the folk I game with regularly, of course, know my age, but when it comes out in games, people are always like "Wait. You're a ... a girl (No, dear sweet youngling, I'm a woman)." *long pause* "And, um, you're, um ... mature." (Why yes, dear sweet youngling, I am "old." Go ahead, say it, it won't bother me, lol!).

    Silly younglings.
    sorry @Diura   :'(
    Isende said:
    nagash said:
    Isende said:
    Actually, you reminded me: when I mentioned my age IRL in my ESO guild chat recently, there was almost a palpable sense of shock and awe that I could both play the game AND be alive at the same time! :)
    Nail. On the head.

    Most of the folk I game with regularly, of course, know my age, but when it comes out in games, people are always like "Wait. You're a ... a girl (No, dear sweet youngling, I'm a woman)." *long pause* "And, um, you're, um ... mature." (Why yes, dear sweet youngling, I am "old." Go ahead, say it, it won't bother me, lol!).

    Silly younglings.
    sorry @Diura   :'(
    Am now confused. Why sorry to Diura?
    For the best part of a few weeks Nagash thought I was a man D:
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    Diura said:
    nagash said:
    Isende said:
    Actually, you reminded me: when I mentioned my age IRL in my ESO guild chat recently, there was almost a palpable sense of shock and awe that I could both play the game AND be alive at the same time! :)
    Nail. On the head.

    Most of the folk I game with regularly, of course, know my age, but when it comes out in games, people are always like "Wait. You're a ... a girl (No, dear sweet youngling, I'm a woman)." *long pause* "And, um, you're, um ... mature." (Why yes, dear sweet youngling, I am "old." Go ahead, say it, it won't bother me, lol!).

    Silly younglings.
    sorry @Diura   :'(
    Isende said:
    nagash said:
    Isende said:
    Actually, you reminded me: when I mentioned my age IRL in my ESO guild chat recently, there was almost a palpable sense of shock and awe that I could both play the game AND be alive at the same time! :)
    Nail. On the head.

    Most of the folk I game with regularly, of course, know my age, but when it comes out in games, people are always like "Wait. You're a ... a girl (No, dear sweet youngling, I'm a woman)." *long pause* "And, um, you're, um ... mature." (Why yes, dear sweet youngling, I am "old." Go ahead, say it, it won't bother me, lol!).

    Silly younglings.
    sorry @Diura   :'(
    Am now confused. Why sorry to Diura?
    For the best part of a few weeks Nagash thought I was a man D:
    ROFL, aww bless Nagash...

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    @Glosterian I believe that age is less important in MMO community, as long as people are educated, interesting and fun to hang out with. 
    So welcome to the forums, friend. Hope you like it here.
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    @Lilem for those qualities to be present in a player who is not old enough to drink is like a great white buffalo, hence people looking for others their age. But, I don't see a younger crowd joining in here. Not while it's being kick started. They won't be as prevalent as they may be in game

    I actually posted in the guild section today that I am looking for mature players. I like to be one of the youngest if I can help it.... So if anyone plans on creating a more mature guild, keep me in mind
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    @Lilem for those qualities to be present in a player who is not old enough to drink is like a great white buffalo, hence people looking for others their age. 
    This is true. However, wisdom does not automatically come with age. I know plenty of older people who are ignorant, hold on to grudges for no reason, and generally do not behave like I hoped they would. But I'm only 26, so maybe I've yet to see something different.

    Anyway, you're clearly not one of those people who grow older without growing up, and that's a good thing. I hope you'll find a group that you'll be truly comfortable with here in Ashes of Creation.
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