In today’s episode of Chat Bubbles, I want to hear about the atypical gamers that you play with in your MMOs. As some of you may know, I used to raid in World of Warcraft with my father. He was one of our main tanks through six years of raiding and helped us defeat almost every boss the game had to offer during that span. Pops—as everyone calls him—played Vanquish, a green-haired night elf warrior and when we stopped raiding a year ago, he had just turned 65 years old. Older gamers aren’t unique, but he is certainly a bit older than your typical gamer.
Another atypical gamer, I played with was a young raider in our guild. We had a mother and son pair who raided with us even though Haladrin was only eight years old. He was exceptionally mature and skillful for his age and he was also a successful tank for us for many years. I always felt it was remarkable having a 50 year age difference between two of our raiding tanks!
I want to hear your stories about people you play MMOs (or other games) with that don’t fit the typical gamer mold. Do you happen to play with your grandparents or some other relative that surprises the rest of your family? Does your priest or other religious official lay out some awesome DPS at night? Does your dungeon party consist of your teachers, doctors, or lawyers? Share your atypical gamer experiences with us in the comments section below!
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