We have always been here
Posted by grimmtooth
I keep encountering a particular subject, or pieces of it, from various blogs. I think the thoughts behind this blog post started in earnest, however, when I read another blogger’s post that contained a comment about how, in effect, WoW was being invaded by old people. I wish I could remember who it was, but at the time I couldn’t be arsed to get fired up about it, and now it’s lost to me.
At the time, I read the comment and just snorted to myself. If I had to get wound up every time I saw somebody being wrong on the internet, I’d stroke out. Besides, sometimes it’s just an opinion and everybody’s allowed that.
But, let’s set the record straight here.
We have always been here.
We made this happen.
We were out there buying the progenitors to WoW – Diablo, Warcraft, Starcraft.
We were out there buying the MMOs that came before WoW.
We were playing MMOs before they were MMOs.
Worst of all: you will be we soon enough.
And, oh, by the way, if you personally, in the moment, remember Gold Box D&D, first-generation Roguelike MUDs, and that sort of stuff, you ARE one of us.
So enough of that. The playerbase isn’t aging – people are just noticing that there are more people over 30 than they suspected.
Now, get off my lawn.