Demographics of FE

So, how old are you?

By on November 8, 2012 4:30:20 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Borg999

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A number of years ago, the question was asked on the GC2 forum. To my surprise, the average age was somewhere in the early to mid thirties.

I was expecting a younger crowd.

I wonder if that holds true for FE. Are you a GC2 crossover, or new to SD games?

Do you/did you ever play AD&D?

No poll option, so I'll start. I'm 45, and a GC2 crossover. Played AD&D in the early to mid 80's.

I'm known as GeezerGamer at the Civ forums.

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November 9, 2012 7:49:40 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I am 22, I started playing Stardock games with Gal Civ 2, but have been playing general strategy games for a decade.

I have not played AD&D, but I do play 4E occasionally and Pathfinder regularly.

 

Have to agree, age doesn't matter, but we can all agree that it does if it makes you feel better about yourself seanw3.

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November 9, 2012 8:04:17 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

33, male, austria.

 

think i started with civ and derivates - all the sid meier stuff. 

loved/still love age of wonders, in general homm series.

disciples III

best of all - unbeaten still: ffh2 from kael.

 

not fantasy: moo, sins, endless space, imperium galactica, X series

 

ahmm i like sims too - loved sim city!

 

whatever - i rly like stardock games.

 

and i rly love multiplayer - non MMO games.

 

its a simple correlation:

 

singleplayer = im the god (can and will be cheated), best story mostly

multiplayer = realistic balanced difficult challenging with HUMANS

massive multiplayer - no story, boring, grinding, shouting around with a bunch of other ppl i dont know.

 

multiplayer up to about 8 people is the gamestyle i prefer.

 

 

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November 9, 2012 8:09:18 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

24, f, glasgow ^.^

i played galciv II and FFH2

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November 9, 2012 8:21:45 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

38. Male. Slovenian. GC1, GC2. Modder.

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November 9, 2012 8:32:28 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Thanks guys.

So here are the stats, with 46 replies. The stats are pretty tight.

mean age 32.87

median age 33.50

mode 32.00

standard deviation 7.94

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November 9, 2012 10:15:36 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm 48, tried to play GC2, did play (and still play) Sins of a Solar Empire, played Civ 3 and up, although truth be told I'm not so much as a strategy gamer as I am a builder.  Still looking for that perfect game that encompasses building and world domination through underhanded & sneaky manuevering.  I want to be the power behind the throne, the puppet master... muaaaahahahahahahahaaaaa...

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November 9, 2012 10:28:05 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Borg999,
Thanks guys.

So here are the stats, with 46 replies. The stats are pretty tight.

mean age 32.87

median age 33.50

mode 32.00

standard deviation 7.94

In english please .... (What I mean is, please dumb it down for me)

~ Kongdej

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November 9, 2012 10:39:12 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Maybe we can it represented on a bell curve

 

Basically, average player is about 33 and 95% of all players fall between the ages of 17 and 49, with about 70% of players between the ages of 25 and 41.  

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November 9, 2012 10:44:42 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Quoting Kongdej,



Quoting Borg999,
reply 56
Thanks guys.

So here are the stats, with 46 replies. The stats are pretty tight.

mean age 32.87

median age 33.50

mode 32.00

standard deviation 7.94


In english please .... (What I mean is, please dumb it down for me)

~ Kongdej

Mean=average

median=The middle value of a range of values

mode=the number that is repeated more often than any other in the data set.

Standard deviation=shows how much variation or exists from the average (mean, or expected value). A low standard deviation indicates that the data points tend to be very close to the mean; high standard deviation indicates that the data points are spread out over a large range of values.

http://www.fgse.nova.edu/edl/secure/stats/index.htm

 

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November 9, 2012 11:10:11 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

35, male

played AD&D, actually i have opened thevery  first club of RPG's in my city at the time (communism was not very supportive of stuff like that)

grow up playing chess, and then all strategy games i could get hold of

never liked galciv much, preferred stars! and space empire, and i am big fun of dominions 3 (though mp is a real time sink i have no time for right now)

some early strategy games that hooked me up: civ1, ceturion, warlock 1&2, Ufo 1 ...

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November 9, 2012 11:26:56 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Borg999,
Mean=average

median=The middle value of a range of values

mode=the number that is repeated more often than any other in the data set.

Standard deviation=shows how much variation or exists from the average (mean, or expected value). A low standard deviation indicates that the data points tend to be very close to the mean; high standard deviation indicates that the data points are spread out over a large range of values.

Thanks!

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November 9, 2012 12:03:41 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I will be 57 next month (retired bricklayer);  played Gc2 but never ad&d.  I have always enjoyed Tbs games but not so much Rts. 

Some of the best turn based games I've played:

Master of Monsters (Sega Genesis), Dark Wizard (Sega Cd), Panzer General (Originally bought this on the 3DO console),  Homm 3, the Civ games, V is the best imo, Gc2

Rts:

Company of Heroes, Sose Trinity (have not been able to afford Rebellion due to fixed income - maybe get it for Christmas or Birthday)

Anyway, I really enjoy playing Fe. 

Regards,

~Tw

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November 9, 2012 12:37:10 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I wonder what the demographics are from the 50,000 that bought it on Steam. Probably the younger crowd.

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November 9, 2012 12:41:59 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Tw2Brick,
I will be 57 next month (retired bricklayer);  played Gc2 but never ad&d.  I have always enjoyed Tbs games but not so much Rts. 

Some of the best turn based games I've played:

Master of Monsters (Sega Genesis), Dark Wizard (Sega Cd), Panzer General (Originally bought this on the 3DO console),  Homm 3, the Civ games, V is the best imo, Gc2

Rts:

Company of Heroes, Sose Trinity (have not been able to afford Rebellion due to fixed income - maybe get it for Christmas or Birthday)

Anyway, I really enjoy playing Fe. 

Regards,

~Tw

 

Yay, Dark Wizard!

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November 9, 2012 2:15:15 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Schweiz,

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Edit: Anyone play Call to Power 2? I played that so much when I was younger, never been able to play Civilization seriously since. So spoiled by CTP2.

Was my long time favorite of all civ type games (including its modded version Ages of man). Changed only with Civ IV and its expansions.

 

I still think tat CTP 2 is superior to Sid Meyers Civ with regards to its representation of combat between armies and too the mechanism with which you place tile improvements (and of course I loved the fact that in CtP (2) the modern times are just the middle of the game and not the end game )

 

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November 9, 2012 2:59:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

My name is Toby, I'm 30 years old, and I think I have a problem. I have played too many video games. Is this the support group I'm looking for?

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November 9, 2012 3:28:15 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Kestral2040,
My name is Toby, I'm 30 years old, and I think I have a problem. I have played too many video games. Is this the support group I'm looking for?

Thats not a problem, its a problem if you haven't played those video games, you go Toby!

Sincerely
~ Kongdej

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November 9, 2012 3:36:11 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm 19 and I only played GC2 when it had some sort of deal on steam a couple months ago. I got into Fallen Enchantress only recently and Love it.

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November 9, 2012 3:39:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

This support group likes to start with aversion therapy. Why don't you play for 24hrs straight to get it out of your system?

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November 9, 2012 3:40:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I can add some data for two other FE players who I know well but they don't post in the forums.

My father is 67.  This is his second Stardock game if we count WoM.  He did play a small amount of pen and paper AD&D back in the day

My nephew is 17.  This is i his first Stardock game and he never played AD&D

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November 9, 2012 3:41:54 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'm 31. I have ADHD, and play many RPGs and board games.

Despite being the same age as most of you I completely disagree that our generation is more intelligent or focused than today's children, or at least not to any extent that could be identifiable from game choice. Gaming preferences are impacted far more by culture than by the mind (as is religion and partisan politics), making any comments like "we're smarter than THEM because we like x" completely ridiculous. Even if that wasn't the case, I could make a very strong argument that a game like FE can trigger the hyper-focus of an ADHD child much stronger than today's action games.

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November 9, 2012 3:43:29 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


38 and this is my first, well second, (Is Elemental 1 or 2 games now) Stardock game.

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November 9, 2012 4:50:33 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting seanw3,
This support group likes to start with aversion therapy. Why don't you play for 24hrs straight to get it out of your system?

sounds like a plan  or a weekend I should say

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November 9, 2012 5:52:10 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

39 years old, male, Czech, chronic geek.

I own Galciv 2, Sins of the Solar Empire from Stardock. I play anything I can get my hands on, and I plan to keep doing so until the Death himself will knock the gamepad/mouse/joystick out of my shaky, wrinkled hand. 

I thought I am by far the oldest in this bunch, and it seems that I am pretty close to the median. 

My friends always scorn me - an adult guy like you, and you still play stupid computer games! What can I say. The dragons may be terrifying, the orcs vile and bloodthirsty, the trolls stupid, and the dark wizards may lust for power, but if I switch on TV or take a stroll in the "real" world, it's much worse there outside than here in the realm of unfulfilled dreams. 

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November 9, 2012 6:15:29 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

44, Sins and GC2, D&D, AD&D, Runequest and Traveller

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