I think its realy sweet to have people in there 60's or older in WoW. It shows that not all old people are the frail, forgetpull people we all paint in our head, plus its funny to hear a 70-year-old yell "F***! WE ALMOST HAD HIM!" in vent XD. But we cant forget the old people that just stumbled on there. When I was lvl like 5 on my main, I ment this 65-year-old that I had to baby-sit up to lvl 5 till he got it :).
My experience was much more fun, I had went to our local Wal-mart at 8:00 pm Nov 12, which made me first in line (Not really a problem as I may have worked there and could sneak into the break room for occasional soda). Well, eventually, this rather old fellow was just wondering around the electronics department. After about 30-45 minutes I point this out to one of the electronics associates, and I overhear that the guy is just waiting for the launch too. He was 72, SEVENTY-TWO, I was flabbergasted, well, we sat on nearby bench and just chatted for hours, (He was alliance, but I'll forgive him for that) He was just as enthusiastic as I was for this, he wasn't just buying for his son/grandson, though his son was the one who got him into it.He even came from the rather large city 30 miles away because he knew THOSE Wal-marts would be packed. Just a very fun experience to chat with an old-timer IRL about a game we both enjoy.
This reminds me of a conversation my son (22 year-old) had in trade chat the other day:Someone started this whole "your mom" chain ...random player: Your mom's in Naxx!Son: No, actually she's in Ulduar. (I was raiding Ulduar with my guild at the time.)Silence in trade chat for about a 30 seconds...random player: wow, really?
had a friend in an old guild, i dunno how old he was but he was a war vet and i remember at one time he had to have his leg removed, he was joking about it in vent how he asked the doctor if he could have it in a jar lol
I think its cool older people play. Most I think don't only because they were raised pre- video game era. I personally grew up with video games as I think most wow players have, so does that mean when we have to stop playing them when we reach our older years I know I won't. :)