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fourtytwo

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How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« on: September 02, 2017, 06:26:39 am »

So exactly how old is average player? I imagine people in their 20's.
Here's a little survey I made to find out.

https://goo.gl/forms/ae7utKuDmuMosfwv1

It be great if you guys can do the 10 second survey. 

Edit: Sorry for being very late with the results. I'am not very active on the forums. The results are on this Reddit thread if you still interested:
https://www.reddit.com/r/dwarffortress/comments/6xlc0v/dwarf_fortress_survey_about_the_age_of_players/
And yes, I completely messed up the survey. Sorry.

« Last Edit: December 02, 2017, 03:56:19 am by fourtytwo »
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Shonai_Dweller

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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 06:51:32 am »

You know the game just celebrated its 10 year anniversary, right? Did you want to know the average age of players now, or as the survey states, when we started playing?
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 02:31:31 pm »

I'm not sure that's the best poll, as it let me vote multiple times lol. I was Just curious to see if it would. But I'm 30. I'd imagine most people are older as well.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 08:43:06 pm »

I'm 16. Joined in May or June AFAIR.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 12:00:23 pm »

I've played it for five years, I'm 19.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 01:02:30 pm »

Born before 1977 and after 1975. Started playing DF in 2008 or 2009.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 05:52:43 pm »

I am 36. I was 25 when I registered here.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 02:44:06 am »

I'm 37. And, whilst acknowledging that there are "no girls on the internet", I'm also female. I know a pretty wide spread of genders who play DF, as well, which seems interesting.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 02:58:42 am »

I'm 37. And, whilst acknowledging that there are "no girls on the internet", I'm also female. I know a pretty wide spread of genders who play DF, as well, which seems interesting.

Meh. That meme died a while ago. Nobody cares now, basically.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 03:12:18 am »

I'm 37. And, whilst acknowledging that there are "no girls on the internet", I'm also female. I know a pretty wide spread of genders who play DF, as well, which seems interesting.

Meh. That meme died a while ago. Nobody cares now, basically.

Depends where you are. My sister still gets shock and awe in some games when she says she's a girl.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 03:21:08 am »

I'm guessing I'm near the top end.  Celebrating my half century in about 4 months.  I know there *are* people older than me who have played the game, because I've met them.  I'm not sure how many active players there are though.  I tried to get my dad interested in the game (he's in his mid 70's), but the UX put him off unfortunately.  He was a big fan of NetHack, so ASCII roguelikes are not a problem -- it's just the other problems.  I made my Youtube series mostly to encourage him, but he never got past the first 2 episodes...
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2017, 09:11:19 am »

I'm guessing the game has kind of a wide range appeal, especially seeing some of the answers here. I'm 27 myself
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2017, 07:18:05 pm »

Been playing since I was 20, 3 years back now.
There was a thread in the past that talked about the patience and maturity needed to learn and enjoy the game as a reason why the forum is so nice to be on, everyone here is capable of acting like adults, and most probably are adults.
I knew a guy who was into DF when I was in high school, about 16 at the time, but I reckon the number of people younger than that would quite low.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2017, 08:46:21 pm »

Been playing since I was 20, 3 years back now.
There was a thread in the past that talked about the patience and maturity needed to learn and enjoy the game as a reason why the forum is so nice to be on, everyone here is capable of acting like adults, and most probably are adults.
I knew a guy who was into DF when I was in high school, about 16 at the time, but I reckon the number of people younger than that would quite low.

Yeah, the fandom is...unique, but not cancerous.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2017, 08:56:59 pm »

14 here.
Started playing earlier this year.
Before you ask, yes, I am terrible at this game. Still freakin fun though.
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