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#1 Jul 27 2010 at 10:58 PM Rating: Good
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I've been thinking, I play more video games now then when I was a kid or teen. I'm 32 with a live in girl friend and a crazy 8 year old.
so I was wondering whats the average age of the FFXI/FFXIV player?
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#2 Jul 27 2010 at 11:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Um...42 believe it or not. O,o probably wont be too many older than that , but i imagine there'll be a few .
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24. I found FFXI when i was 16 (first time i had ever even heard of MMOs and thus far, only MMO i have ever liked... hope XIV doesnt hold true to this trend)

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I'll be 36 exactly a week after the CE comes out. I can bet you, I'll prolly skip going out for my birthday this year.

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25 here. Oldest person I've played with in XI was in his early 60s though. One of my best friends ingame was in her late 40s.

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#7 Jul 27 2010 at 11:27 PM Rating: Good
Turned 21 a few days ago.
When i played ffxi for 3-4 months when i was 17/18, my linkshell leader was a 30 year old-ish female with a husband who also played. Other linkshell members varied from 18 to 30-something. I don't remember playing with any 40 year olds, or at least knowing they were 40 year olds.
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#9 Jul 27 2010 at 11:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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31 Years old by the time FFXIV comes out.

Can't believe I started FFXI at 23 (-_-lll time flies~~~
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Physically, 35 in August.

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#11 Jul 28 2010 at 12:21 AM Rating: Good
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32 Years young! I honestly dont care if people think I'm too old, if you play to have fun, what's the difference?
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#12 Jul 28 2010 at 12:32 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm 24 now but I'll be 25 when I log into FFXIV for the first time.

Oldest person I've ever played with in a MMO was 72 last year. I know several people in their 50s that play though.
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32 Years young! I honestly dont care if people think I'm too old, if you play to have fun, what's the difference?


Yeah, if anyone laughs that I'm 30 and still playing video games I may question why they worship millionaire football players or are obsessed with some mindless reality show. We all have our things...
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I plan on returning to FFXI when I retire, and have more free time to grind it out- until then FFXIV!
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26. But I must have an older soul because I need to dye my hair again since the gray is poking through. /sigh
#16 Jul 28 2010 at 1:19 AM Rating: Good
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26. But I must have an older soul because I need to dye my hair again since the gray is poking through. /sigh


Uhhh, I'm 26 too and have gray hairs popping up myself. It's hereditary and it sucks balls yo. My father went gray around the same age too. On a brighter note though, **** never went bald so I have that going for me I suppose. I can always dye the grays.
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26. But I must have an older soul because I need to dye my hair again since the gray is poking through. /sigh


Uhhh, I'm 26 too and have gray hairs popping up myself. It's hereditary and it sucks balls yo. My father went gray around the same age too. On a brighter note though, **** never went bald so I have that going for me I suppose. I can always dye the grays.


I'm gonna join your "going gray in my 20s thanks to ****** genes" club. Thanks, dad.
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#18 Jul 28 2010 at 1:36 AM Rating: Excellent
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For me is fine to play video games at any age as long as you stay away from the tv.
#19 Jul 28 2010 at 1:43 AM Rating: Good
29 here. In one of my XI shells, we had a guy in his 50's who was our resident BST.

Back in my UO days I played with a lady who did a mother/daughter in game team, and occasionally her young grandson would play one of their characters. Very nice people. I learned that they lived just a few towns over from where I do, but we never met in RL. I met a good amount of people from in game in RL while playing UO. I suppose it wasn't the safest thing to do as I was only like 19 at the time. Oh well, what's life without a little risk? And they all were great people anyway.
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I'm 22 and if I do say so myself, my hair is awesome. It's thick and full and it's blonde. I have no greys and I have to cut it short or it gets too thick to manage!

My hair is perfect, absolutely perfect and I love it....

Also I'm tall and thin and I can (and do) eat everything in sight and not gain a pound.

bwahahaha, I love my genes!
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#22 Jul 28 2010 at 2:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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Wow, I'm shocked to be the youngest guy here so far...
I'm 17, and I started playing FFXI in the xbox 360 beta (that was a bit more than 4 years ago I think) , and bought it after that.
People were usually surprised by my age, but it was good fun in my linkshell having everyone make jokes about my "virgin ears" etc. whenever they started discussing more "adult" topics.
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People at work are finding it hilarious that someone my age is taking time off to play some stupid computer game, but most of them spend their free time just vegetating in front of the TV. No one did a stroke of work while watching 22 overpaid idiots kicking a ball around during the world cup.

And yeah.....loads of grey hairs and early male pattern baldness.
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Turn 27 in October. I have also been plagued by many a gray hair, especially in this last year. I think by 30 I will have acquired the "salt and pepper" look. Good thing I have a girlfriend already, or I might be reaching for that Just for Men stuff soon.

"No play for Mr. Gray!"
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29 here. In one of my XI shells, we had a guy in his 50's who was our resident BST.


Tenzen right? Need to find out if they are gonna play, would be great to see Radec and Xan again.

32 here.
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Just turned 26. and proud to say it, my mom is in her 50s and still plays video games. she raised me well. ^^d
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I turn 22 tomorrow. Thanks everyone for making me feel young! Oh also, I have a full head of beautiful auburn hair with zero greys, so I guess I'm off to a good start.

On a somewhat related note: my girlfriend, who is also 22, gets a bunch of random gray hairs now and again and she hates them but I think it's ****. Is that weird?
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I'm 35... I started gaming when i was a kid and i started gaming on an INTELEVISION. I want to say this was out before ATARI. Been playing FFXI for 7 years.
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I was going to make a comment about how I'm farting dust, but it looks like I'm on the young side here. I'm 31. All you "Oh, I'm going gray!" people can **** off, too. At least you have hair. I've been bald since I was 25 or so. **** you, grandpa. My beard will (probably) never go gray, though, so I guess that's something.
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I started MMOs (FFXI) the day I graduated high school on May 20th, 2004. Hehe, so much for "going out into the real world."
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So, it seems the average XIV player will A) be in thier 30s and B) have ****** genes. Heheh.

19 -- still obnoxious enough to be considered a teen, if you couldn't tell.
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People at work are finding it hilarious that someone my age is taking time off to play some stupid computer game, but most of them spend their free time just vegetating in front of the TV. No one did a stroke of work while watching 22 overpaid idiots kicking a ball around during the world cup.


World Cup is fun to watch, football is the greatest sports in the World
2010 is the greatest year of my life.

The World Cup, FFXIV is coming out and then I m going to be married this year :D
btw, i'm 29, started playing FFXI during NA release

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Thirty, yeah im cool cause i spelled it and didnt use numbers!
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29 here. Raised on video games thanks to my dad. He's in his late 50's and plays WoW.
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Just turned 27,and am going quite gray as well. I played FFXI for a couple years after release, but then had to stop due to the usual time constraints.

My students are going to be looking at me weirdly this year as I shove them out the door as quick as I can so I can go home and play video games.
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Turn 27 in October. I have also been plagued by many a gray hair, especially in this last year. I think by 30 I will have acquired the "salt and pepper" look.


All of this except I am turning 28 in October

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I'll be 28 here in about 2 weeks. While I picked up FFXI about 6 months after it came out, due to being in college around that time I never was able to fully get into it, and after a while I canceled sub since I was rarely playing it. It wasn't until a little more than a year ago I was able to get my first and only 75.
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I'm heartened by the fact that there are quite a few out there who are around the same age as I am. I'm going back to school now and I have most of the kids on campus beat by at least 11-12 years. It's amazing what a difference a decade makes Smiley: frown
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30. I'm also curious how many attempt to play that have kids! 4 kids for me.
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34, I have two kids.

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I'm 35... I started gaming when i was a kid and i started gaming on an INTELEVISION. I want to say this was out before ATARI. Been playing FFXI for 7 years.

Sounds like me; 35 and started on the Intellivision. I miss Astrosmash and all the TRON games.

Just remember something, guys: we don't stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing.
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30. I'm also curious how many attempt to play that have kids! 4 kids for me.


**** man where do you find the time? Lol, I have 2 kids now, one is 4 the other 2, and one on the way.
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#49 Jul 28 2010 at 8:38 AM Rating: Good
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I'm 48. the oldest so far :). Though I sincerely doubt I'll be the oldest to play.
When I played ffxi we had a guy who was 62 in our ls. He was a professor of pharmacology at some university in the U.S.
He once told us that he was sitting in his office at work one day and decided to check out some website that had some info on the game, and ended up downloading a virus onto the university's computers. He had to call the tech guys in to get it removed. He said that it was embarrassing enough to tell them he got from a gaming site, but it would have been alot worse if it was a **** site. He could have got fired for that.
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Just turned 30!!!

No children, but my fiancé and I have a pygymy goat.
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I'll be 29 by the time XIV is out. Starting playing FFXI in... 04? Played into 2009. No kids, live in fiance, soon to be wife if we ever stop being lazy. =)
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