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There's no such thing as "future rpg players". Nobody under 25 years old plays RPGs anymore

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by NJClaw, Jun 9, 2020.

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How old are you? Don't lie or you will go to hell

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  1. Zlaja Arcane

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    That's nice and all BUT you should still play Gothic 1 and 2.
     
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  2. Ol' Willy Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Man, certain people are telling me this for 13 years. But every time I want to install the damned thing something happens and I had to put it aside for later.
     
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    I have grey hairs and a bad knee am I an honorary old man
     
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  4. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Stop eating Maggi noodles ;)

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    Urban myth in SEA: Eat too much Maggi 2-minute noodles = get white hair.
     
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  5. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    Dunno wtf Maggi is but I’ll eat her out regardless
     
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  6. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    My goodness you're all children. Didn't know the Codex was a daycare!
     
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  7. Wayward Son Fails to keep valuable team members alive

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    How are ya my dude
     
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  8. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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  9. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    Hi daddy i am so sad i am out of pocket money. Can u give a baby some ;)
     
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  10. Alphons Learned

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    I'm 20 and I love RPGs.

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  11. Ol' Willy Arcane Zionist Agent

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    You don't love it, believe me. Imagine carrying this thing across your back during 20km cross-country running exercise.
     
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  12. Wulfric Pinewood Arbiter Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    All of You young maggots, ha ha ha .
    Witcher 3 was nice action packed game, almost like Tomb Raider, except tits of Geralt are much smaller, calling it rpg only shows why AC:Valhalla will be considered full scale crpg now by masses of young hipsters etc.
     
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  13. Curious_Tongue Larpfest Patron

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    I didn't know RPGs were even a thing when I was playing them.

    I just thought Buck Rogers, Morrowind and Fallout 1 & 2 were fun as fuck.
     
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  14. Nifft Batuff Arbiter

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    But everything is an RPG now.
     
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  15. Nifft Batuff Arbiter

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    I would add 10-20 years.
     
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  16. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    RPGs are more fun than fucking, in the same sense that firewater was more fun than fighting off the previous conquerors.
     
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  17. Zlaja Arcane

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    NO MORE EXCUSES!
     
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    Most of the 5 year olds are really 17 year olds.
     
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  19. Parsifarka Arcane

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    If only
     
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  20. jackofshadows Savant

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    Definitely (most of the time, anyway).
    Sorry, you've lost me here. Care to elaborate? (have more than enough firewater inside right now)
     
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  21. DalekFlay Arcane Patron

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    More fun than fucking an aging woman you've been fucking for decades, anyway.
     
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  22. Tweed Arbiter Patron

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    Don't you mean 45 to life?
     
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  23. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    No. I have confidence you can figure it out for yourself.

    Fun probably not the best metric for life decisions if one would rather not be conquered.
     
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  24. Pearass Educated

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    I'm 19; turning 20 in a few months. I've been playing RPGs for as long as I can remember. I started playing JRPGs with my dad (Earthbound and Final Fantasy) and ARPGs with my grandfather (Diablo 1 and 2). I got into 'regular' CRPGs like Fallout or Baldur's Gate around age 11 or 12.

    This is most certainly not the norm, but what are you going to do? Genres are arbitrary anyway, and I think it's not necessary to be protective of an abstract category of video games.

    For the time being, people still enjoy RPGs and will continue to do so. As time goes on, I think less and less young people will be interested, as is the way with all media.

    Love what you love, and cherish it for what it is. I wouldn't worry too much about what the future holds because, in time, all this will pass; video games as a medium will probably be unrecognizable in 100 years anyway. The present is all that matters, and for the time being there are still some developers making products for us to enjoy. Most people my age won't like it, but who cares?

    Any of us that are here all love the same thing. Nothing beyond that matters. That beautiful connection is really special, especially for a niche sub category like ours.
     
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    How old is your grandpa?
     
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