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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. Aysee

    Aysee Winter is Coming

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    started with civ 4 because rev looked too simple lol
     
  2. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Well I'll be 16 when it comes out. I started playing Civ 3 at the age of 10 when my cousins introduced me to my favorite game ever. :)
     
  3. zugzug

    zugzug Chieftain

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    I think I've been playing one incarnation or another of Civ for about 20 years now. I'm 41.
     
  4. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    I'm 19.
     
  5. Daftpanzer

    Daftpanzer There may be more posts after this.

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    Dachs but you have the arrogance of a 40 year old :)

    I know you're really a professor or somesuch...
     
  6. -FC-Commando

    -FC-Commando Warlord

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    33, yes i was there when Civ was made.
     
  7. nzk13

    nzk13 Some Jew-boy on Noble.

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    I'm 12, I was hooked by Civ IV, didn't even bother to get bts till Sept '08.
     
  8. Makten

    Makten Chieftain

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    34, Started playing Civ 1 on a mac at the university's computer lab.
     
  9. KIEJ.MANIK

    KIEJ.MANIK Tlaneloli

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    1 person over 61, 1 under 10, this is how it should be
     
  10. luchofeio

    luchofeio Chieftain

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    i had a little taste of civ and colonisation
    but civ 2 was the real addiction for me
     
  11. Impaler[WrG]

    Impaler[WrG] Civ4:Col UI programmer

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    Excellent poll, you've eliminated just about all the variables that could have interfered with an accurate interpretation. The data speaks for itself the player age curve has advanced almost exactly by the elapsed time indicating the player (at at-least CFC visiting player base) has not changed, it's imply gotten older and stayed loyal to the game as it ages.

    Studies have already made note of the fact that 'gamers' are getting older on average as each cohort that begins gaming at a young age continues to do so as it ages. Even though new generations of young gamers are added every year the total span of gamers widens every year and the median age should be increasing by 6 months each calendar year (people who stop gaming mean the median probably advances less then that).

    On the other hand when we examine a particular game FRANCHISE, the age of its fans is probably going to advance at much closer to 12 months each calendar year as peoples preferred franchise is locked-in during their formative years much like their taste in music/clothing etc etc.
     
  12. frekk

    frekk Scourge of St. Lawrence

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    37

    First played civ on a junkyard XT8086 (miracle that it even loaded up! 45 mins to load, although the turns were actually not too bad)
     
  13. Le Sage

    Le Sage Emperor

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    I thought I was an old geezer in this crowd, but I'm happy to see I'm actually not. I started playing Civ on the oldb amiga back in the days and I have been here since.
     
  14. Akkon888

    Akkon888 한국 사람

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    I started with Civ4 Gold and BtS in 2007.
     
  15. Set

    Set Warlord

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    I'm twelve but I pretty sure i started when I was 7 with civ 3
     
  16. da_Vinci

    da_Vinci Gypsy Prince

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    Don't forget the profit expansion packs released between changes in Roman Numerals ... :mischief:

    There is an expression "Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill." Not sure of the source, however.

    Compared to computer civ, it is.

    Popular? :eek: Are we voting for the age we WISH we were? :eek: I will have to go change my vote! ;)

    Population age distributions certainly are not normal (or not Gaussian, I am not calling anyone abnormal). In the past, they were triangular (big young, progressively smaller old, except for occasional "baby booms"). Male and female age triangles side by side generate population pyramids.

    In modern societies, lower birth rates and lower death rates (more living longer) are making age distributions more rectangular ... this is what is bankrupting US Social Security, and other pension programs ...

    (End of demographics lesson ... this educational content required by FCC regulation 2003388 for CFC to retain its license in the ether ... :lol:)

    And its 54 for me. Started, oh, late 1980's I think (or early 90's, or whatever fits) ... with Civ II ... I got to Civ from Chess, via Warlords II (anyone else remember "Greetings, Warlord!")

    dV
     
  17. KingYosef

    KingYosef Warlord

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    29, started playing when Civ 1 hit the shelves.
     
  18. EdCase

    EdCase Defender of the Faithless

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    15 in 1980 when I began with the board game from Hartland Trefoil.
    11 years later I began my journey with Sid's heavily inspired computer version and have never looked back.

    For those bad at math :lol: that makes me 45.

    Civ , Battletech, Rogue Trader (WH40K) and Starfleet Battles (Starfleet Command series), Diplomacy all made into games I could utilise a computer for...good times.

    All I need now is for them to turn the marvel comic books into big budget mov.....oh wait!

    Young at heart, old in the joints..........................
     
  19. joen

    joen Chieftain

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    37 now.

    Started with Civ I back in the early 90's, at university when we just had played too many SimCity games and needed something new. We pointed our good old FTP-client to the then famous Finnish university network (WWW didn't exist yet) and found Sid's masterpiece in a dark corner of that server.
    It was a few years later before I started paying for the games :rolleyes:
     
  20. Malachi256

    Malachi256 Prince

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    Early 30s here... this all started back in junior high with Civ 1 =)
     

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