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user-inactivated  ·  224 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Fortnite

You are not the target demo

    Fortnite has been able to attract all the toxic players away from other games that are free and some that are paid. Overwatch is also an interesting example and while Blizzard does not really allow you to be aggressive in the chat or over voice, there are loopholes that players can abuse in order to get their way. Lately, Overwatch has been clean too and I have not found anyone raging for no particular reason.

I cannot find it, damn it, but I saw a chart from November showing that the median age of a Fortnight player is 19. Some 60% of all Fortnight players are under 20. In the last six months I've been convinced to tip-toe back into the MMO space by people I've gamed with for decades. I'm playing a few online games again. No yelling, no whining, no death threats. Nobody threatening to rape me. I dare say, it's almost eerily civil. Most of the voices are from people with jobs. Not even as many college age kids.

IF this is real and not just the old people finding their own space online, IF this is not just anecdotes from people set in their own ways and in their own games? I hope this continues. I hope Fortnight makes $5 Billion a year forever.