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Is Eve a young mans game?

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De'Veldrin
Adversity.
Psychotic Tendencies.
#41 - 2013-05-06 16:22:53 UTC
James Amril-Kesh wrote:
Christopher AET wrote:
The fleet commanders at IRC near the end were pushing things in the right direction

Oops.


Razor, why you accidentally the whole alliance? Sad

De'Veldrin's Corollary (to Malcanis' Law): Any idea that seeks to limit the ability of a large nullsec bloc to do something in the name of allowing more small groups into sov null will inevitably make it that much harder for small groups to enter sov null.

silens vesica
Corsair Cartel
#42 - 2013-05-06 16:32:32 UTC
Quote:
Is Eve a young mans game?


Not hardly. P
We've got more (per capita) fist-shaking cane-brandishing you-kids-get-off-my-lawn old farts in here than any other game. Twisted

EVE is an old man's game. Lol

Tell someone you love them today, because life is short. But scream it at them in Esperanto, because life is also terrifying and confusing.

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Lenda Shinhwa
Bad Touches
#43 - 2013-05-06 16:43:48 UTC
Setaceous wrote:
Abrazzar wrote:
Wasn't the average age of EVE players around 30?

Sounds about right, according to the ESA that's the average age of all gamers. Though it's pretty hard to find international numbers easily (ESA numbers tend to be US based).

EDIT: for the record, I'm 39 this month.


I'm 44. Eventually the average age of gamers will be about the same as the average age of the adult population. We won't be playing bingo in the retirement homes. We'll be fighting over the XBox 1024 remotes.
Iso47
Doomheim
#44 - 2013-05-06 16:49:23 UTC
Only thing EvE taught me is how really **** the RW is.
Cipher Jones
The Thomas Edwards Taco Tuesday All Stars
#45 - 2013-05-06 16:49:58 UTC
We have one of the most immature forum communities around. And in game chat there is a lot of spam and immaturity.

However, when you meet people in game and actually hang out with them and get on comms, you will find it to be one of the best communities you will ever find online. I have more friends in more countries from Eve then all other games combined. I have taken 3 breaks from the game in 4 years and have real life friends that I met here that lasted through that.

A lot of those friends are "college age kids", being on their server reminds me of playing guild wars 1. A lot of them are older than me, I am also turning 40 soon.

What theres not a lot of in Eve IMHO, is very young teens/kids. And of course women. But there are a few.

internet spaceships

are serious business sir.

and don't forget it

Lister
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#46 - 2013-05-06 18:13:40 UTC
Corey Fumimasa wrote:
IFor the older people here do you think that you would be a better, more successful, person today if you had been exposed to Eve as a teenager?

Thanks for your time, and as always, thanks to everyone who makes the game what it is.


When I started playing Eve over 10 years ago I was already 36 and successful in R/L - good business, stable family etc. During my time in gaming on which I have always spent too much time, I have met some super talented young people. They are brilliant organizers, astute in-game business people and masterful tacticians. With the exception of one (who has been spectacularly successful) I have seen many of those fail badly in R/L ending up in dead end jobs, or no jobs with broken marriages.

My honest advice (as a gaming addict) is give it up. Give up Eve, give up gaming, burn your consoles (or sell them on Ebay if you can do that without getting hooked) and concentrate on matters less virtual.

Gaming is Bad.
Kyt Thrace
Lightspeed Enterprises
Goonswarm Federation
#47 - 2013-05-06 18:34:50 UTC
Kult Altol wrote:
If eve didn't exist I wonder what all the old farts be doing. World of Warcraft?



They would still be married.

R.I.P. Vile Rat

000Hunter000
Missiles 'R' Us
#48 - 2013-05-06 18:40:30 UTC
if your hi up in a large alliance, u prolly almost have a dayjob playing eve... so where do they get the time?

My guess, is those people are indeed young and don't have a real life outside eve.

My gf would ffing kill me if i played that much! Lol
Josef Djugashvilis
#49 - 2013-05-06 18:40:40 UTC
Zen Dad wrote:
Corey Fumimasa wrote:
I am 40 years old.


Oh jessus Corey I can't even remember 40.

At nearly twice the average player age, Eve is keeping me young.




I hope you are older than me. Smile

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Sebastian N Cain
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#50 - 2013-05-06 18:41:42 UTC
Large Collidable Object wrote:
sorry - DP

Well, whatever floats your boat, dude...
P

I got lost in thought... it was unfamiliar territory.

Octoven
Noir Holdings
#51 - 2013-05-06 19:53:19 UTC
Esharan wrote:
Eve is a video game. Not real life.


I beg to differ, EVE players interact with each other just about daily and learn much from a bit of common sense to when to be cautious. It helps us learn social skills and in a way develop friends. All of these things can be done in RL as well, so I submit to you that EVE is real.
silens vesica
Corsair Cartel
#52 - 2013-05-06 20:02:03 UTC
Octoven wrote:

... so I submit to you that EVE is Real(tm).

FTFY

Tell someone you love them today, because life is short. But scream it at them in Esperanto, because life is also terrifying and confusing.

Didn't vote? Then you voted for NulBloc

Dalmont Delantee
Gecko Corp
#53 - 2013-05-06 20:04:35 UTC
40 is young...it better be as I'm close to it!
Maggie Evenstar
Unoriginal Corporation
#54 - 2013-05-06 20:31:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Maggie Evenstar
What really got me into Eve was losing my hearing a couple of years ago. Eve has been a great social outlet. It's still easier to communicate in here than IRL though I have to stick to small fleets with people I know due to voice comms being an issue.

Also on the social side, Eve requires good social skills and cooperation because, as in RL, nothing worthwhile can be accomplished solo (though granted, I'm better at this part in Eve than IRL these days). There is a lot of giving and earning trust. That can always backfire in instances but in the big picture, it is far more profitable to put yourself out there and make new contacts than it is to never trust anyone. Having said that, I never trust anyone with enough of my assets to ruin me if they turn out to be untrustworthy. Eve is a good lesson in trusting others without being an idiot about it, and that is one of life's most valuable lessons. This is probably one of the reasons I still resist the idea of marriage...lol.

Finally, being a girl (24 years old if you care to know) in a game that is 97% male is also eye opening. In answer to the Op's subject, I'm proof that Eve is NOT a young man's game! If they'd ever actually get walking in stations working, I know quite a few more women who will actually give Eve a shot. Until there is more connection with our avatars in this game, it will continue to be an exceedingly male dominated place.
Ditra Vorthran
Caldari Imports and Exports
#55 - 2013-05-06 21:02:00 UTC
The older I get, the harder it is to deal with other people's bull****.

I wonder how that fares for my EvE career...

"Miners mine so I don't have to." ~Metal Icarus

Lord Amaterasu
Aves Autem Obumbratio
#56 - 2013-05-06 21:22:12 UTC
Prophet Bathana wrote:
Esharan wrote:
Eve is a video game. Not real life.


No, Eve is real!


Eve is a mental illness where our alter egos emerge.

Long live the Empress Catiz of Amarr!!

Vortexo VonBrenner
Doomheim
#57 - 2013-05-06 21:45:03 UTC
Cipher Jones wrote:
We have one of the most immature forum communities around.


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Ginger Barbarella
#58 - 2013-05-06 21:48:44 UTC
Zen Dad wrote:
Corey Fumimasa wrote:
I am 40 years old.


Oh jessus Corey I can't even remember 40.

At nearly twice the average player age, Eve is keeping me young.



47 here... I can certainly see how some would consider it (as a "game") to be a younger person's thing, but I like it because it tends to force me to think in new ways after days of pressing the pause button on secretary's printers when they're too lazy to look at the flashing error. Twisted

"Blow it all on Quafe and strippers." --- Sorlac

Khergit Deserters
Crom's Angels
#59 - 2013-05-06 22:09:18 UTC
Indahmawar Fazmarai wrote:
Christopher AET wrote:
In my experience many of the top alliance leaders and fleet commanders do tend to be younger. With exceptions of course. I have been in an alliance (Intrepid Crossing) with an older leadership and they were unreceptive to changes and ultimately failed as a result.


That's because RL > EVE and younger dudes got less RL to hamper with their EVE "career".

As The Oatmeal put it...



Ha ha, excellent link. So true.
Ana Vyr
Vyral Technologies
#60 - 2013-05-06 22:56:12 UTC
I'm not sure age is really a defining demographic in EvE. I am 46 now, but I would have loved the game at 20 too. I think Eve appeals to certain personality types, regardless of stuff like age and sex.