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Parents and Kids playing?


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zrinking
03.09.2012 , 09:50 AM | #11
I hve an 18 year old son who plays and a 5 year old who wants to .... lol
EverQuest ....9 years, EQ2...launch and 1 year
SWG .... launch and 2 years, WOW ... launch and 4 months, Conan ... 1 week, Warhammer ... 2 weeks
Lotro.. launch and 5 years, Rift ....launch and 3 months

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Tarmi
03.09.2012 , 09:55 AM | #12
Two of my three kids play, 13 year old son and 17 year old daughter. The funny thing is my daughter loves the game but would be horified if the word got out at school that she plays. Kids are really silly sometimes.

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DarthCernbade
03.09.2012 , 10:07 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Dragkun View Post
I have a son playing and I was wondering how many other parents out there are playing the game with their kids.
I have two sons, ages 6 and 11 and they both play. As the matter of fact they both have alts, play PvP, and understand quite a bit about how to advance with their characters. My oldest son has a lvl 25 BH Merc and a lvl 32 Commando, my 6 year old has a lvl 15 BH Merc and a lvl 12 Sith Warrior. A funny thing happened once SWTOR was installed, my wife began playing and she is right on my heels with her lvl 40 Assassin! It's hard to find time for me to play my only toon, a lvl 41 Marauder. We are a SWTOR kind of family, I guess.
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asbalana
03.09.2012 , 10:08 AM | #14
I just want to add my voice and say that it is great when families play together. Tips hat to all of you who do.

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spcdog
03.09.2012 , 10:14 AM | #15
My 4 1/2 year old flys my space combat dailies before bedtime, while I'm doing the dishes. Whicih says something about the "accessibility" of the space combat in this game, but that's for another discussion.

I do feel a bit dirty about it sometimes though, in a Chinese gold farming camp taskmaster sort of way.

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Jedi_Barbie
03.09.2012 , 10:20 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Dragkun View Post
Awesome, my son is actually 6 and I made him try the game on my account for awhile before getting him his own. I always surprised at how kids these days are so tech-saavy.
Cool to know I'm not the only one. We have a 6 yr old son and a 8 yr old daughter. The 6 yr old is amazingly game-savvy already, and just got his companion on his lvl 9 jedi knight. he plays it on my account, and my husband rolled a sage on the same server on his account so that he could help our son if necessary.

We do, however, restrict his gaming to a 2-3 hour period once a week (either saturday or sunday) or else he would be on all the time. Someone invited him to a group last week, but abandoned the group within 5 min. I guess they didn't realize they were playing with a 6 yr old.

Our daughter created a character, but she's not quite as good as him (and totally afraid of dying).

And I let the 6 yr old handle the space missions for me, because he is better at it.
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Azzras
03.09.2012 , 10:23 AM | #17
My wife and I enjoy our time together in game.

We really have a lot of fun with the choices given for quests.

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Dragkun
03.09.2012 , 10:51 AM | #18
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I know what you mean. I hate to get a little off topic but my 11 year old came home talking about needing to make a power point slide show about weather patterns.

That is so hilarious Quraswren, my son came home the other day asking if we had a program called Power Point which he was learning to use in FIRST GRADE! I know VPs of large companies that still don't know how to use Power Point. It kinda makes me scared and excited to see what the future holds for our kids.

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Nyxotic
03.09.2012 , 10:58 AM | #19
I play SWTOR and a couple of other games with my stepson (my daughter and son are still a wee bit young). Because we live in a section of town where there are not a lot of kids his age, and because we are a bit cut off from other sections of town because of how highways intersect, it has been a great opportunity to still get some social interaction with friends, and it gives us something to talk about and be excited about together.

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Dragkun
03.09.2012 , 11:00 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Jedi_Barbie View Post
Cool to know I'm not the only one. We have a 6 yr old son and a 8 yr old daughter. The 6 yr old is amazingly game-savvy already, and just got his companion on his lvl 9 jedi knight. he plays it on my account, and my husband rolled a sage on the same server on his account so that he could help our son if necessary.

We do, however, restrict his gaming to a 2-3 hour period once a week (either saturday or sunday) or else he would be on all the time. Someone invited him to a group last week, but abandoned the group within 5 min. I guess they didn't realize they were playing with a 6 yr old.
That's awesome! My son and I did the same thing Knight and Sage combo. But in the words of my son, "Daddy lightsabers are cool but I like guns better." So now he's playing a Scoundrel while I'm playing a Vanguard with him.

I restrict game time as well, but it REALLY motivates him to do his homework and chores.