It sort of crept up on me. Of course, the wife telling me, “Did you know Back to the Future is 25 years old?” on the way into work this morning didn’t help.
But there have been other signs. Awhile back I posted about having to interview University students for co-op/intern positions where I work. That was quite a shock.
Lately, some fellow gamers have been making me feel old. In the TS forums there are some folks that are diving into the hype of the latest craze – currently that’s Guild Wars 2. Apparently, this is the MMO to save us all.
I’ve been there before, leading the charge to the next greatest MMO and trying to win people over to my thinking.
Now? I’m not buying it. I’m going to wait and see how things are on release then a little while after release. So I sit here looking at this youthful enthusiasm and can’t help but shake my head at it and remember when I was so enthusiastic about the next savior of MMOs… Vanguard.
Not that I’m saying GW2 will be VG, I’m just saying developers, PR guys and hype generators are always going to say the right things and make you focus on the positive which won’t necessarily be what is delivered… but you know, they wanted to implement that, it just didn’t fit in or they’re still working on it to get it right.
Yeah, yeah. You’ve heard that before but it’s true. As evidence I offer up Aion and the fact that I didn’t follow the lemmings to that game. I also did not purchase Champions Online or Allods or what ever other MMOs have come out since. I’m getting old and had developed thicker skin towards hype. I’m even a little turned off of SW:TOR.
What am I looking forward to? Lego Universe. Because my son wants to play it.
I have kids who are playing online games.
I am old.
But I’m still younger than some of you old farts so, neener neener!