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    Default So is DDO only for old people?

    When I play in-game it feels like everyone who is micced-up in my party is a baby boomer. And I see some posts on this forum that are worded like how my Grandpa would type. Things like "Why can't I level past 30?" Or "Elite is too hard my hirelings are die too fast".

    What target audience does this game actually cater too. I feel like if you didnt play D&D 1st edition listening to Orphan Annie on the radio-tube then you're sometimes not good enough to party with in-game.

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    Didn't have the table top in the UK and who the hell is Orphan Annie?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayoff View Post
    When I play in-game it feels like everyone who is micced-up in my party is a baby boomer. And I see some posts on this forum that are worded like how my Grandpa would type. Things like "Why can't I level past 30?" Or "Elite is too hard my hirelings are die too fast".

    What target audience does this game actually cater too. I feel like if you didnt play D&D 1st edition listening to Orphan Annie on the radio-tube then you're sometimes not good enough to party with in-game.
    Trying taking a 1st Edition first level wizard into Keep on the Borderlands and you'll gain some new respect for your grandpa and how he played.

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    It's not just for them - there are people of all ages who love D&D and it is free-to-play... that said, those "old people" you're talking about aren't thinking "Will I still be able to afford my student loan payment?" every time they open up the DDO Store...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayoff View Post
    WI feel like if you didnt play D&D 1st edition listening to Orphan Annie on the radio-tube then you're sometimes not good enough to party with in-game.
    That's "Little Orphan Annie" and yes, you're too young to party with us!!

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    I'm 23 years old, started playing 9 years ago. I have never played any D&D except for DDO. But yeah, DDO is targeting an older player base, chances are rather high if you ask a stranger in DDO how old they are, that they will be in the 30-50 year range. I do have some younger friends that play DDO though too, although it isn't very common.

    Most younger gamers are more into shooters, like Fortnite :P . . . Younger gamers will also gravitate to games that have PvP. DDO used to have quite a bit of younger gamers running around when PvP was fun. But then epic destinies came out, basically making PvP impossible to enjoy. So, they moved on.
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    Hey, if my VCR is still flashing 12:00 then how in the he(double hockey sticks) do you expect me to figure out this TR thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayoff View Post
    When I play in-game it feels like everyone who is micced-up in my party is a baby boomer. And I see some posts on this forum that are worded like how my Grandpa would type. Things like "Why can't I level past 30?" Or "Elite is too hard my hirelings are die too fast".

    What target audience does this game actually cater too. I feel like if you didnt play D&D 1st edition listening to Orphan Annie on the radio-tube then you're sometimes not good enough to party with in-game.
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    I will give u a big hint I have a kid who is almost 50 3 grandkids and 3 great grandkids so yes Get off my lawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayoff View Post
    When I play in-game it feels like everyone who is micced-up in my party is a baby boomer. And I see some posts on this forum that are worded like how my Grandpa would type. Things like "Why can't I level past 30?" Or "Elite is too hard my hirelings are die too fast".

    What target audience does this game actually cater too. I feel like if you didnt play D&D 1st edition listening to Orphan Annie on the radio-tube then you're sometimes not good enough to party with in-game.
    OP, maybe we should ask those Havard finance graduates what is the best target audience for DDO that makes the most amount of whale cash while minimizing server costs?
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    Most younger gamers are more into shooters, like Fortnite :P . . . Younger gamers will also gravitate to games that have PvP. DDO used to have quite a bit of younger gamers running around when PvP was fun. But then epic destinies came out, basically making PvP impossible to enjoy. So, they moved on.
    If your friends want PvP, they could move on to their own PvP arena and set the rules saying no ED abilities allowed...or not even that, just say the range is 1->19 inclusive, no epic characters allowed. That way, no ED...

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    It's not just for them - there are people of all ages who love D&D and it is free-to-play... that said, those "old people" you're talking about aren't thinking "Will I still be able to afford my student loan payment?" every time they open up the DDO Store...
    You might be right there, 3kobolds... Most of the "old people" you are talking about are probably most likely willing to open up their wallets. They also have a stable job that can afford to use the DDO store...
    Of course, there's the Mark Hamill and Wil Wheaton types who played DDO and don't care about if their DDO wallet went away in warp speed....
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    I'd say the bell curve centers around Gen X rather than baby boomers.

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    Lightbulb Eh?

    I'm 24, been playing on and off since release since it was my parents "allowed" alternative to WoW. Ironically I'm the youngest of my friends and one of the few in my circle who genuinely enjoys the game.

    ...though most of them also call me an "old soul" so maybe you're onto something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayoff View Post
    When I play in-game it feels like everyone who is micced-up in my party is a baby boomer. And I see some posts on this forum that are worded like how my Grandpa would type. Things like "Why can't I level past 30?" Or "Elite is too hard my hirelings are die too fast".

    What target audience does this game actually cater too. I feel like if you didnt play D&D 1st edition listening to Orphan Annie on the radio-tube then you're sometimes not good enough to party with in-game.
    Yes. Exactly that.

    In fact... it's not "enough" old for old people like me. I'd love turn based Fred Flintstone (I hit you on the head with my club. Your turn. You hit me on the head with your club. My turn.) gameplay to come to DDO.

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