This game is great. I am sick of SOME kids being bad sports and name calling and wish the adults could have some sort of separation if we want. Most the complaints and rude behavior is from the kids not the adults, and I make this statement knowing it is kids not adults. I am sure some adults aren't perfect, but I am sick of being called noob by children. I play this game to relax and get away for awhile. I still would like a realm for just adults if we ever had that chance. I like the polite kids who have respect but it is sad to see how people act OVER A GAME. This game is really huge with a lot of adults. I am starting to think more adults play than kids. I also see a lot of kids not liking a certain spell in their school and expecting that KI needs to change it. KI should not change a thing unless it is truly worth changing. If anyone thinks that the school spells are unfair or if they don't like something than go make your own game the way you want. This game is huge for a reason. I hope the complaints by everyone won't change things because us that have been playing for yearS find nothing wrong with it. KI all the adults seem to love your game the way it is :) Thanks for a fabulous game..
LaadyX, Honestly if i had to make a guess. 30% of players are classified as older than elementary school but younger than college. 40% of players are children. 20% Adults. 10% are 60+. I fall in to the 30% category like many of my friends at school who play this as well. These numbers may be entirely inaccurate to the actuality. However, i am basing my knowledge of the "Age Bell-Curve" on how people act in-game.
There probobly are many older gamers; however, most of them may not be the nerdy-34-year-old-in-his-mother's-basement kind of not stopping to eat kinda person. Those who are, who don't have jobs, kids, or LIVES outside of the game, than they shouldn't be playing this game, you know? But, on the other side, those who do have lives, kids or jobs may be eligible for the sort of gameplay that DOESN'T go on at 2 in the morning.
What I am basically saying is that as long as you and your loved ones accept who you are, than play this game. I honestly believe that kids of all ages should play this game, and adults too. This game is excellent for all ages because of the elaborately restricted chat box.
On the other hand, as far as gameplay goes, there is still some...issues. I believe the "Jump" option should be taken off. It is useless, and it really is an overall negative factor to gameplay. At some of the "house parties" I have gone to, there was some immature conduct as well as a lot of mean messages going back, and forth.
I'm an "older" one as well. I started here a while back, to play with my son, but have been gone from the game for a while until a few days ago. I really like the safer environment provided here compared to most online games for him, and the game play itself is really fun for us both! Thanks, KI!
Wow, I feel ancient compared to most of you so called older gamers. Oh, well still having fun with daughter, and a few of my friends have picked up the game. Still fairly new to the game though, don't know if any of you want to hang out with a "Noob", lol. Still on my first time through the game. Most of the older folk who play the game are way up there in level, I'm just about to hit level 30 is all. If ya see me running around let me know. Tend to hang out in Pixie realm, as it tends to be less crowded.
I am a mother of two my name is diana crowgiver, i play love the game wish they let us have two pet at are side at a time and increase the amount of pets we can have in are houses at one time lol .. I love making my houses a living zoo. lol 8)
I find it so neat at just how many of us "OLDER" players are out there :D Me and my husband both play and we always play together as a team as you get to higher places in the game it so much nicer to team up :P
[color=black I am an older player(probably older than most)and I have been playing it for over 2 years now and I just play the game for the games sake,have a little fun and kill some time.This is a fascinating game and although I have tried to get other adults involved they just wont. Oh,well it is their loss. This is a family game designed mostly for the younger generation but there is no rule that says we cant enjoy it also. I remember as a child my parents played games too. One thing I do miss though is some dialogue or communication with adults. Wish there was way to display it.
I would say that my wife and I are older than the types who use "boyfriend" and "girlfriend". :-)
I am old enough to remember Gary Gygax (I played when Advanced D&D came out).
I am old enough to remember Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari...still have my 2600).
This game has very sound fundamentals and mechanics for any age; the "wrapper" (cartoon-y look, etc.) is irrelevant in that regard. I.e. you can take the same game and stick any gory adult theme to it and you wouldn't be asking the original question.
This pyromancer no longer has his Atari 2600, but remembers the pride he felt when he took a polaroid of his max score in Starmaster to send off for the jacket patch. :) My wife got the entire family into this game, my current obssession is with the pet breeding and dueling parts of the game.
I have walked this Earth for many Decades, yes more than a few less than a lot
My son got me into this game just after DC online came out ...I canceled that after I got to lvl 10 with my 1st toon in this game lol I made several but so far my fav is Tara Darkcaster lvl 42 Death/Myth, though I think I may repec to Death/Balance or Death/Life, not sure lol I may just stay like I am lol
Before my car accident, I was fortunate to have worked and lived in the Far East. In Japan, Thailand, and Malaysia children would call me "Auntie" and then ask a question. If I had been male, they would have addressed me as "Uncle", as I did to a male older than me. I think it is a wonderful custom: it made me feel a part of their family (and the universal family that all of us belong to) and I felt respected. So, in Wizard101, I feel like I am an Auntie Wizard to players younger than me.
I am physically disabled with brain damage from multiple brain injuries but when playing the game, I am able to run as fast as any other wizard. I am far better at doing math "in my head" now than when I first started playing the game (in Beta). My Dr told me to play online games to make new pathways in my brain. I truly believe that I have. Because of being older and living a life with disabilities I think that I have more patience now than when I was younger. I don't mind helping others farm for a much needed item, even if it takes 20 or more battles.
When my mother died, I found out that many young wizards responded to my grief because they were still grieving the loss of their sibling or grandparent. I lack the words that would tell you how much compassion and understanding that I was given during that time. Years ago, I thought that I had realized the impact the internet had on people's lives but I was wrong. For strangers to be able to grieve together and then unite to do battles in Wizard101 was life changing, for me. I learned that I may live alone but I am not alone, on this Earth. I learned that I could stem off depression by playing the game. I learned that I can continue to live while I grieve. I don't know if I said this right but hopefully my intent is clear.
I know that there are Grandmothers living in one state playing the game with grandchildren in other states (no phone charges). I know there are Moms who, while at work, use their lunch hour to meet up with their child to play the game. I know that there are whole families who get together at holidays and discuss battling strategy. I know that there are homebound and disabled individuals playing the game and now the sun rises within their Souls every day even if they can't go outside to feel it themselves.