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DaniulSims #41 Posted 06 February 2020 - 08:09 PM

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This thread is filled with so many "Ok Boomer" moments it's almost unreal.

No, the current generation isn't "bred" or "raised" to be less competitive, and anecdotal evidence of somebody, maybe even you, serving in a school sport team or having a part time job at 17, won't change that.

No, you're not "too old" to play WoT. Or any game, for that matter, as long as you enjoy it.

No, WoT isn't "fast", and it getting faster is easily a blessing for some maps like Campinovka or Prokhorovka. It's an online game that's constantly changing, and while I'll agree some of the Wheeled Lights are overtuned, you have the duty of changing and adapting your playstyle, not viceversa.
 



XOR42 #42 Posted 06 February 2020 - 08:31 PM

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You know you're getting too old when you type a title like "Are some of us getting too old?" and use the right too, with two O's :)

 



Bigtime_Alarm #43 Posted 06 February 2020 - 08:39 PM

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If some of the people I am supposed to play against have normal human reactions then I must be about 750 years old in comparison.

Element6 #44 Posted 06 February 2020 - 08:59 PM

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View PostBigtime_Alarm, on 06 February 2020 - 08:39 PM, said:

If some of the people I am supposed to play against have normal human reactions then I must be about 750 years old in comparison.

Greetings Yoda.



Bulldog_Drummond #45 Posted 06 February 2020 - 09:07 PM

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As we get older we do not get any younger.
Seasons return, and today I am fifty-five,
And this time last year I was fifty-four,
And this time next year I shall be sixty-two.

Wreckedum #46 Posted 07 February 2020 - 04:09 PM

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I'm getting a bit slow on the reflexes so I tend to spot or td from back a bit -  at times my good reflexes surprise me. But WG have made that harder as do noobs at every tier. This is a relatively slow game (though not as slow or unpredictable as WoWs) Slow reflexes can be countered substantially by anticipation and the ability to lead a target well

 

I started gaming in the 1970's when I first got involved a little with computers, and since my first PC in 1988. You should not make assumptions about players based on their age. I have seen clan mates under 10 behave more maturely than adults.  And although my increasing need for medical intervention aside, I try not to 'talk myself older'. I feel middle aged'ish and will not call myself old for as long as can avoid it.

 

Most people can't accurately imagine what it is like to be older. They seem to assume that all the things they like and enjoy in youth (and I am not necessarily aiming that at kids) will suddenly disappear at some future time. I have not reached that age yet but worry a little that I may not remember my likes when I get to my 80's. Others also seem to assume everyone in a game is either their own age or younger. They don't seem to realise this sort of game is more likely to attract a lot more folks who have a lot more time on their hands or maybe immobile for other reasons. It might be interesting to ask the question 'Are some of us disabled'?

 

But can someone explain how WG would know my age. I have not given specific personal information virtually anywhere on the internet ever. Self selection replies to polls is not reliable. And credit card details or age verification is not the answer either. My age and most specifically my birth date is private 


Edited by Wreckedum, 07 February 2020 - 04:18 PM.


Bigtime_Alarm #47 Posted 07 February 2020 - 09:47 PM

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View PostElement6, on 06 February 2020 - 08:59 PM, said:

Greetings Yoda.

funny you are



_Pacfren #48 Posted 07 February 2020 - 09:55 PM

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View PostChristOfTheAbyss, on 03 February 2020 - 04:39 AM, said:


There's plenty of older players who can deal with wheels. They are not fast enough to be able to blame reflexes. Am 35, have played with people 50yo and more, no problem hitting and fighting wheels.


EBR is so perfect tank, easy to kill if you use your brain



Luxovianus #49 Posted 08 February 2020 - 12:11 AM

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So, what do you guys think about this ? :

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=pNByw-1v8v8

 






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