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The age of the people here waiting for civ5?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Loppan Torkel, Mar 8, 2010.

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Your age -

Poll closed Sep 24, 2010.
  1. 0-10

    2 vote(s)
    0.3%
  2. 11-15

    38 vote(s)
    5.7%
  3. 16-20

    108 vote(s)
    16.1%
  4. 21-25

    140 vote(s)
    20.8%
  5. 26-30

    157 vote(s)
    23.4%
  6. 31-35

    90 vote(s)
    13.4%
  7. 36-40

    52 vote(s)
    7.7%
  8. 41-45

    26 vote(s)
    3.9%
  9. 46-50

    26 vote(s)
    3.9%
  10. 51-55

    21 vote(s)
    3.1%
  11. 56-60

    6 vote(s)
    0.9%
  12. +61

    6 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. Dale

    Dale Deity

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    Yes, I failed my accounting course because of Civ. :mad:
     
  2. CivX

    CivX Chieftain

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    25 represent...
     
  3. Cato the Elder

    Cato the Elder King

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    18, though I'll be 19 by the time Civ 5 is here.

    Started playing SMAC at 8 to 9-ish, got Civ III when I was 12. = )
     
  4. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion King

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    37 here, and playing from Civ1.
    played all versions, alpha centauri, colonization, CtP (did not like that one)

    I think no other single activity took as much of time in my life. (even sleeping)
    I manage to have a successful career, though
     
  5. Ddude97

    Ddude97 King

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    14 turning 15 very soon, been playing Civ since I was 8.
     
  6. Jamesds

    Jamesds Great Scientist

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    Eek, by the time Civ5 is here I'll have moved into the 21-25 category. Been playing since I was 8-9, and it all began with CivNet. Good memories.
     
  7. Loppan Torkel

    Loppan Torkel Deity

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    I thought I'd calculate how much the community has aged since the last poll, but I gave up. It seems it has aged a pair of years, with a median age, at the moment, approximately 2 years higher than 5 years ago, which I find a bit encouraging. It's a nice way of entertainment and good to see there's room for it later on.
     
  8. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    I started civ2 in 2002-2003 ish, at the tender age of 8-9, and only got around to Civ 3 when it was $10 at Wal-Mart, in the garbage area with really crappy games :)hammer2:), stupid Wal-Mart.
    I think I got Civ III around late 05 to sometime in 06 or even later. I got cIV in 2007 for Xmas, and BTS about a year later, so i've always been way behind the curve & out of the loop, but this time I'm probably going to get ciV ASAP! :lol:
     
  9. BSmith1068

    BSmith1068 Deity Retired Moderator

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    33. Started 20 years ago with Civ 1.

    (I guess that makes me 1/2 :old: compared to some of you!)
     
  10. eduhum

    eduhum Aahh the gold old days...

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    All of this was field back in days
    I expected the same.
    14 also
     
  11. Cashew

    Cashew Prince

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    Jesus, Canuck, you are way older than I assumed.
     
  12. Izmir Stinger

    Izmir Stinger Deity

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    Looks like the results are basically the same as Civ 4 and pretty close to the normal for video/computer game players at large.

    I'm 27 if anyone cares.
     
  13. Mesodius

    Mesodius Warmonger

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    29 here, and yes I started playing with Civ 1. :)

    Now I feel old. :(
     
  14. mechaerik

    mechaerik Tuturuu!

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    I'm 17, and I'll probably be 18 when Civ5 comes out. I started playing Civ4 in late '08.
     
  15. Cilpot

    Cilpot Pretentious Schmuck

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    32... Man, I was only 23 when I joind CFC :lol:
     
  16. NBAfan

    NBAfan boss

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    I am 16 and will be 17 when Civ5 comes out. I started with Civ2 when I was 10.:D
     
  17. CanuckSoldier

    CanuckSoldier Emperor

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    Well that's the problem with the internet, I'm 43 this year, with 23 years in the Canadian Army :p But you really are as young as you want to be, I still have the heart of a 23 year old....mind you my knees are 60 :p

    CS
     
  18. Sisko

    Sisko Chieftain

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    Well, at least you caught up with older fans having to wait 5 years between civs :aargh:

    No just kidding, if it was less than 5 years it would feel rushed.;)
     
  19. Chazcon

    Chazcon Prince

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    Very interesting! I would have thought older players would be more dominant.

    I really don't see 20-39 year-olds being that much into Civ... I thought they'd be playing FPS games, lol.

    But for Firaxis this younger demographic is very healthy.
     
  20. mechaerik

    mechaerik Tuturuu!

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    Who's to say you can't play Civ and enjoy FPSs?
     

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