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The 45 Year and Older Professional Club

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The 45 Year and Older Professional Club

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ziphii
01.01.2013 , 10:06 PM | #641
44 here. I'm a technical specialist for a cell phone manufacturer. I wish I made the kind of money so many of you professionals do. But I love my job and the co-workers I have. I've been learning SharePoint lately, and that's a lot of fun. Might roll a new toon on shadowlands just to look you guys up!

Glad to see there's so many people older than the stereotype says we gamers are.

Should maybe mention, never played a video game (since Pong and Pac-man) until some co-workers got me started on wow about 6 years ago. Now I've played wow, lotro, eve, coh, gw, and now sw:tor. Games are fun!

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Darth_Zeppelin
01.01.2013 , 10:42 PM | #642
Well, this is an interesting thread! I'm 41, but have never really thought about any sort of an age difference with other players. Though, poor grammar (doesn't need to be perfect, but at least try, people) and immature chat and/or actions annoy me. I don't care how old a person is, just play respectfully and to the best of your ability. Maybe I'll teach you something about the game or maybe I'll learn from you. That's the best part of playing an MMO to me.

As for being a professional, I don't know if being a 911 call taker (Dispatch Assistant) makes me a professional, but it's an interesting job. I'm surprised at how many police officers play these games, actually. I guess I just never thought about it, maybe?

At any rate, Star Wars having a wide range of ages doesn't surprise me because it came out in 1977; for us 40ish year-olds, it shaped much of our imagination when we were growing up. So, to be able to sit down and play a freakin' Jedi is a dream come true! Just glad some of you whippershnappers are along for the ride.

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DoctorJest
01.02.2013 , 09:18 PM | #643
Quote: Originally Posted by ziphii View Post
44 here. I'm a technical specialist for a cell phone manufacturer. I wish I made the kind of money so many of you professionals do. But I love my job and the co-workers I have. I've been learning SharePoint lately, and that's a lot of fun. Might roll a new toon on shadowlands just to look you guys up!

Glad to see there's so many people older than the stereotype says we gamers are.
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A study done by the Entertainment Software Association has shown that there are more gamers over 50 than there are under 18. The vast majority of gamers are between 18 and 45, with 35 being the median age. Older gamers have more disposable income to spend on games.

I'm 41 and an IT Professional, for the record.

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Darwarhammer
01.03.2013 , 11:26 AM | #644
Hello I am 53 year old System Engineer and I enjoy playing the game. Several of my co-workers play and I often group with them. It is funny sometimes when we talk about the game during a break at work and sometimes folks will hear us and then call us "NERDS". Technically speaking everyone I work with is a NERD, lol we are all IT savy! I play the game to escape real life issues and just have some fun. I played EQ for about 10 years and have found then and I have now I enjoy playing and grouping with the more mature players. They tend to be more interested in the experience and are courteous players. We often joke about the players that charge in unprepared and attacked a mob that wipes them out or run in while we are fighting a MOB and ninja loot that they are problem a KID. maybe I am wrong but most times it seems when queried they are indeed younger players.

Enjoy the game my older friends and I hope to meet you in game.

Cheers,
Zinar, Darwarhammer , Lova, Xenturo, HellMuttHead, and Studdley

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Akkando
01.04.2013 , 01:52 PM | #645
Ack! I didn't noticed this thread earlier...lol. I'm 52 and, like many others, an IT professional. I live in Colorado with my wife and two adult "kids." I own my own IT business and will have the game open, usually crafting, while I'm working on a computer or doing some paperwork.

I've been MMO gaming since 2007 or so, so I guess I'm still a n00b. I started with Guild Wars, moved to Aion, tried WoW and Rift, then finally SWTOR. Computers for me go back to a TRS-80 and a Tandy 1000 that I got in 1983. I was 17 when the original Star Wars came out. I saw it 11 times, half of that in a drive in.

My 24 year-old daughter also plays at times, although most of her gaming is spent in Guild Wars 2 lately.

I mostly play on Begeren Colony, pub side. I have three Republic 50's on BC and one Imp 50 on Harbinger I also have some orphan Imp toons on Bastion. I'm hoping to consolidate some to Begeren whenever transfers open up again.
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savaaik
01.04.2013 , 05:56 PM | #646
44 years old and a colorado state patrol officer.i for the most part have come across a few older players on harbringer.so it was a joy to see this thread.

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Phrase
01.04.2013 , 06:15 PM | #647
I'm a 41 year old high school teacher, and when I shared with my some of my students last year that I game I got the nickname "Grandma's Boy." Sharing this fact with my colleagues, however, is completely out of the question--well except for the computer sciences teacher, who showed me how to build my own rig.

Every so often, when I'm caught up on my planning, I'll watch pvp videos on Youtube at work. I'm also guilty of grading essays while waiting in WZ queues.

Yes, yes, I'm aware that I'm part of the reason education is going to hell in this country.

Sixgun
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mcslack
01.05.2013 , 06:59 AM | #648
Good read. 41 years of age. Been gamin since the begining. First comp's were TI99-4A and commodore seris. Big change 2 my Sandy Bridge and 8 gig's ram LOL.
Nice 2 see such a wide array of older as well as younger folk's enjoying life in a virtual world of war. The place where all war's should be.
It'sMe, the Wife and the crazy Golden Retriver. Im a Telecom tech 4 a Very large phone company.
And yes I was at the drivein( the original wide screen) for the release of the real Star Wars. Blew my mind and still does today.
Thx All

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Blkmgc
01.05.2013 , 06:59 AM | #649
45 . Owner of a Supply Warehouse , Lumber mill , and Body shop.

2 lvl 50's. All I have time for. A hunter and a marauder . Both imperial.

Didn't realize there were so many of us old fossils playing this stupid game, hehe. I do get extra entertainment value from all of the "stompy feet " posts in here". Makes for some good reading in the AM while having coffee.
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Jaden_Antilles
01.05.2013 , 01:12 PM | #650
Not as old as most of those replying, only 37 here. Yes my co-workers would be shocked to learn that I pretend to be a force user in an online game But hey as long as we're having fun there's nothing wrong with it