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Author Topic: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?  (Read 8316 times)

mikekchar

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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2017, 04:02:57 am »

But I'm still the oldest so far!  I really want to see the poll results now...
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2017, 04:43:24 am »

But I'm still the oldest so far!
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2017, 07:56:48 am »

I was 14/15 when I started playing, then 16 when I signed up on the forum. 21 now.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2017, 11:28:55 am »

But I'm still the oldest so far!  I really want to see the poll results now...

Sorry to run my wheelchair across your lawn, but I'm 63. Learned about DF from the New York Times piece. Yes, a newspaper! That shows how old I am.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2017, 06:57:01 am »

Yay!!!  I knew there must be somebody :-)  I'm actually surprised there aren't more because I think of it as a game the is more likely to appeal to older players.  Possibly that's just my imagination, though -- or maybe older players just don't go on forums (fairly likely...)
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2017, 10:41:13 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.

Oddly enough, I can only think of 2 genders that play DF... which does not seem so wide spread to me. :)
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2017, 11:31:30 pm »

I first played when I was in college, somewhere between 19 and 22. I'm 30 now, though I'm coming back to it after quite a few years.

I did just learn I live an hour away from the dev's home town. Over there often enough, closest shopping center to me :)
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #37 on: October 01, 2017, 08:24:05 pm »

I am 30 and am here for about 10 years now. I found DF back in November 2007 and joined the forums as "Heph" in January 2008.

Shit a 1/3rd of my life got better because of Toady and the people i have found here. Even the love of my life.

In that time i had education and about 7 Jobs, some mayor breakdowns, transition, my niece was born as was the little girl that could be my daughter.
I still know how i fared in the early days, dorfs starvin and dying of thirst while i tried to figure out the Z-level controlls. Well now 10k dorfs later i thinkn i got the starvin part figured out.

My life is less bleak because of DF and the community around it. So thank you toady and thank you people :3
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #38 on: October 01, 2017, 09:37:14 pm »

The only difference since I played DF is I'm 10 years older.

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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2017, 08:17:13 pm »

Started playing in the summer of 2012, I'm 22 now so I guess I was 16 (or possibly 17) when I first started.

It doesn't really feel like it was that long ago.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2017, 09:48:43 am »

I think I found DF around the time when the final 2D release came, so that's around 2006-07, I was 29 then. Next week turning 40, goddamit.

EDIT: I LIED! Went browsing my post history and found the truth: found DF in 2008. I have a vague memory of playing the 2D version though...
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2017, 10:08:57 am »

Downloaded in 2006. Too Overwhelmed.
Tried again in 2009. Again, forget it.
Tried again in 2012 and with assistance of YouTube and all the helpful DF people making videos, I started playing seriously and have been playing ever since.

I'm 31 now.
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2017, 10:41:52 am »

Played it for the first and last time several years ago. Haven't picked it up since. I think I was 16 or 18?

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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #43 on: October 05, 2017, 03:06:46 am »

Where can we see the results of the survey?
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Re: How old is the average dwarf fortress player?
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2017, 10:14:50 pm »

Where can we see the results of the survey?

Post it! Post it! Post it!

...please? I'm curious.
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