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Dockmaster #1 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 22:08

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I have been involved with computer gaming , offline and online , since 1988. I was born in 1956 and I'll be 63 years old in a week.

 

I have been reading lately a lot about older people keeping their minds young by playing computer games. They tend to have accomplished most of their life goals and now have the time and money to indulge in their leisure time.

 

When I was a Community Manager for the Combat Flight Simulator "Fighter Ace" (1998 - 2007) I liked to tell the guys that "I used to have to change floppies to dive." with the original F-16 Fighting Falcon. Not far from the truth as my first DOS PC didn't even have a hard drive. In Fighter Ace we had a kick butt pilot named Charlie_1923 in the Savage Squadron. 1923 was his birth-year. He was 75 and could fly circles around the kids. I was always in awe of his skills. I have not heard of his passing so he may still be out there kicking butt.

 

As for me I have had some health issues but not with my mind. Hand and eye are still steady and not much gets by me. I'm still putting 20,000 klicks a year on my HD Electra Glide and I just bought another years of WoT subscription with my loot box winnings. I'm 2 years 1 week away from retirement and I intend to be involved with WoT a lot longer than that.

 

I was wondering if any of you have older friends or family who play the game and how well do they do. (I think I do ok for an old fart.)

 

I'm also curious if you see yourself still playing online games when you reach my age.

 

 

 

 

 



MagillaGuerilla #2 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 22:13

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I'm 70 and play when I feel like it. I'm just arty fodder so only play until I'm sick of stun. I like slow tanks because that's how I roll in real life.

dnaman #3 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 22:17

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Yep.  My father plays with us (older than you by more than a decade) and my kids also play with us.  For not having been into games when he was younger, he does pretty well.  Just broke into the yellow ranks recently.  I’ll keep playing after I finishing working too.  Hope to be able to beat my grandkids at some stuff.

the_Deadly_Bulb #4 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 22:19

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Retirement and WoT go well together.

Especially when its real cold outside! :great:



GeorgePreddy #5 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 22:22

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I'm approximately 70 years old (I don't present exact info about my real identity on the interwebs because there are creeps here).

 

Been retired several years.  Been playing WoT about 6 years. Had my reflexes tested recently and they are normal (approx. average) for persons from 30 to 79 years of age.

 

I hope I can stay healthy enough to play WoT at least 10 more years, I enjoy it immensely.

 

 

 

 

 

 



_Tsavo_ #6 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 22:24

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Given my love of computers and games, I'll probably be playing various games until my motor functions prevent that.   I ain't 60, but I imagine at 60, there will still be a battle station of sorts. 

 

 



Evil_Putin #7 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 22:28

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I let my 66yo pops run wild on my acc from time to time. He is a big ww2 buff and loves the tanks and graphics in WOT, but is quite atrocious as a player lol As for me, I've been a gamer since the early 90s and doubt that'll ever change. 

Edited by Evil_Putin, Jan 07 2019 - 22:30.


DrWho_ #8 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 22:44

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I *feel* old, does that count ?

 

I'm 53 and have been playing computer games since forever. Struggling a bit these days because of a memory problem, me not the computer, that makes it difficult for me to keep up with things but playing computer games actually helps as it keeps the mind active. That year I was unemployed and spent a lot of time watching TV did the exact opposite, it was like my mind was clouded

 

 

Computer game are an interactive form of entertainment that keeps your brain sharp, TV is the exact opposite

 

I don't even have a TV anymore .... :)

 



YANKEE137 #9 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 22:52

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I'm 55 and like it just fine. I had developed an involuntary hand tremble a few years back and I credit WoT with helping me cure it.

_Tsavo_ #10 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 22:53

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Man, ya'll making me feel like a kid at 32.  Stahp.

funkychicken92553 #11 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 23:02

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62 and retired! wOO hOO!

 



Lesser_Spotted_Panzer #12 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 23:02

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I'm not too far behind and I'm catching you up rapidly:rolleyes:

FearTheBadger #13 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 23:04

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64 and still having fun

Anlushac11 #14 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 23:05

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Im 56. I have been playing since Empire Deluxe on a IBM 8088 XT, probably early 90's.

 

Used to play the Dynamix Aviation games and I remember playing Falcon 3.0

 

I hope to be playing til the end, as long as my hands and eyes hold out.

 

 


Edited by Anlushac11, Jan 07 2019 - 23:06.


StoneTemple #15 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 23:07

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Paddy,

 

I remember paying for dial up per minute, some bombing runs would take hours. Allot of us are still playing.  I look at it this way, if it wasn't for us old guys, sinking a small fortune into online games in the early days of the internet, companies would not of invested time into development and we wouldn't be where we are today. I can still push a button as fast as a teen....or at least I think so.

 

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omi5cron #16 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 23:08

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i JUST turned 64 on jan 5th! happy birthday next week! i will be playing games as long as i can hold a mouse and i will be playing WoT until they shutdown this server...then i will play on EU (~120 ping,not much lag) til THAT is shuttered,then i guess its on to the RU. the only other few players i know personally in real life are about 50,and dont play WoT as much. a matter of taste i guess!

Cruiser133 #17 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 23:19

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I am 44 and started PC gaming with a Tandy 1000RL and wings of fury and M1 tank platoon we're my favorites. My on line career didn't start until RTCW around 2001. I loved the serious nature of the competition and I joined my first clan back then. I got my 17 and 12 yr old boys in this game now with hopefully no end in sight. Good times!

MountainLion1 #18 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 23:21

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I am in my mid 50’s and this is the first game I have ever played, my grown son got me playing WOT a little over 4 years ago. I am probably what is considered an average player, I have some good battles and some not so good battles. The hardest part of this game for me is being consistent. I have been regularly watching streamers of WOT for about 3 years now, trying to learn as much as I can. I feel like I am getting better but still have a good ways to go. See y’all on the battlefield.

Grampy #19 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 23:36

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I will be 73 in May, have been playing since Beta. As the game evolves, my priorities are changing with it. I no longer want to keep any tanks that are not fun to play, and earning boatloads of credits is rewarding enough for me. And with a win rate of about 50%, at my age I can be content.  

 Also - good timing - as I type this out, I just happen to be wearing my Legend of Zelda T-shirt with the Tri-Force on the front. 

 

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mlinke #20 Posted Jan 07 2019 - 23:43

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My best friend in BMW motorcycle club is 73. Does not play games but bike pulled him back from 2 really bad brain strokes. He is a great guy and if he did not tell me the story I would never know. Games and activity keeps your brain working. I really appreciate older people since they have a rich history with many stories to tell. Im in 4th decade but still can keep up. I wish you all a very long and fun life. I can hope I will be a le to ride and play when I get older, if not I ll just sit and die. 




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