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Does age affect skill: 9/20/2012 19:00:52


Ironheart
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Does it lets discuss also answer the survey.
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/23MMCM9
Does age affect skill: 9/20/2012 19:28:29


ChrisCMU 
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I assume you are talking about WL only with this thread?
Does age affect skill: 9/20/2012 19:33:39


Richard Sharpe 
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I think the answer is pretty obviously yes (with an age cutoff around ~25). That is not to say that an older player is guaranteed to be the more skilled... merely that they are more likely to be.
Does age affect skill: 9/20/2012 19:43:19

The Nemesis123 
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Experience trumps age every time.
Does age affect skill: 9/20/2012 19:46:59

The Nemesis123 
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that is to say, once you get to a certain point (about age 14 though can depend on persons maturity), the age difference doesn't really matter. There are 14 year olds who could beat me consistently, then there are 40 year olds that I could probably beat consistently. Having the right frame of mind, experience and consistency are more important. I find my winning ratio is increasing huge amounts by just playing more games. I am 19 btw
Does age affect skill: 9/20/2012 19:52:45


Richard Sharpe 
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Kusanagi, it's important not to focus on any one person in this. Age isn't meaningless simply because a 12yo can beat you consistently just as you can beat a 50yo consistently. The point is to look at the average for each age.

I don't know about you but I'd expect the average 19yo to beat the average 14yo and lose to the average 24yo, especially if experience is comparable.
Does age affect skill: 9/20/2012 20:19:52

The Nemesis123 
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After a certain point, age means nothing. That point isn't 25 or 30, its about 13-14. From that point on, the difference in ability is generally either due to differences in genetics or experience and persistence. If anything, younger people pick up certain things quicker, this is due to being in a point of life where one needs to learn skills for survival.

So why would an average 50 year old beat an average 15 year old or 19 year old even if they have played the same amount of games?

As I said earlier, it is completely to do with experience and persistence, not with older people being particularly smarter. So the two players have played the same amount of warlight, have they played the same amount of chess? same amount of risk? Are they willing to play thousands of games to get into the upper echelons of Warlight?

Heck i won about 10 of my first 50 games, the ones I won mostly by luck. My opponents had just more experience to draw from, it wasn't that they were actually any smarter or using strategies that were beyond my comprehension.
Does age affect skill: 9/20/2012 20:22:09

The Nemesis123 
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i dont say this as an authority. I can only fall back on experience of playing several strategy online games and working with 1000s of people. The age only matters when people make a deal of it, most people don't even know their opponents age and probably couldn't guess it from their gameplay.
Does age affect skill: 9/20/2012 22:07:54


Clifford The Big Red Dog 
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I think we would all expect the average 19 year old to beat the average 14 year old, but i don't know if this is the actuality of it. Many times the younger people surprise us. You wouldn't expect a 17 year old to create a business that that later makes him a billionaire, but that is the age that Bill Gates started Microsoft. I know that is an extreme case but it still helps prove my point.
Does age affect skill: 9/20/2012 22:41:05


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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im only 14 and i think age has no effect i mean fizzers no child but he gets beat in games by people who you can just tell are kids by there screen names when i see that i pray to god they arent one of those dungens and dragons kids who never leve the basement and there tn computers and tv screens
Does age affect skill: 9/20/2012 22:51:05

Darth Mylor {Warlighter}
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I dont realy think that age is a factor. The problem is that anyone can lie. Heyheuhei might actualy be 13 for all we know. I think that maybe age affects slightly over the outcome (25 year old would know more strategies then a 13 year old) but i doubt age automaticaly makes a good player.
Does age affect skill: 9/21/2012 00:34:42


Richard Sharpe 
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Ryan, I like how you use an extreme outlier to defend a position regarding the average case.
Does age affect skill: 9/21/2012 00:35:32


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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hes got style u gotta respect that
Does age affect skill: 9/21/2012 00:35:39


Clifford The Big Red Dog 
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Thank you, I like your profile picture.
Does age affect skill: 9/21/2012 00:36:17


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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graciac eminems ma bruh
Does age affect skill: 9/21/2012 00:39:35


Clifford The Big Red Dog 
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That was directed at Richard Sharpe, i actually hate eminem
Does age affect skill: 9/21/2012 01:05:05


NecessaryEagle 
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This survey is biased in the fact that more dedicated players would tend to be better through experience, and also be more apt to read the forums.
Does age affect skill: 9/21/2012 02:30:18


Master ARC 
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I am curious to see the average age of players, anyway
Does age affect skill: 9/21/2012 17:25:04


Ironheart
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Eagle this is only a sample am not saying it is the perfect solution and also it doesn't nessary prove your theory.The result so far are interesting and 1 person is claiming to be over 100 not sure if troll or genuine.
1. Do you think age affects skill in warlight?
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Response
Percent Response
Count
Yes

65.0% 13
No

45.0% 9
DownloadCreate Chart2. Are older players on average better?
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Response
Percent Response
Count
Yes

75.0% 15
No

40.0% 8
DownloadCreate Chart3. What is your age range?
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Response
Percent Response
Count
Under 13 0.0% 0
13-20

55.0% 11
21-30

25.0% 5
31-40

10.0% 2
41-50

5.0% 1
51-60 0.0% 0
61-70 0.0% 0
71-80 0.0% 0
81-90 0.0% 0
91-100 0.0% 0
over 100

5.0% 1
DownloadCreate Chart4. What is your win rate?
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Response
Percent Response
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0-10%

5.0% 1
11-20% 0.0% 0
21-30% 0.0% 0
31-40%

25.0% 5
41-50%

20.0% 4
51-60%

15.0% 3
61-70%

20.0% 4
71-80%

15.0% 3
81-90%

5.0% 1
91-100%
Does age affect skill: 9/21/2012 17:48:03


Richard Sharpe 
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Impressive survey... 110% of people responded to the first question and 115% to the second!
Does age affect skill: 9/21/2012 18:12:53


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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?????
Does age affect skill: 9/21/2012 21:17:54


Ironheart
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What the heck survey monkey's calculations are wrong then.
Does age affect skill: 9/22/2012 03:10:58


不三不四
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Age affects forum postings.
Does age affect skill: 9/22/2012 10:28:29


Ironheart
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Yes it does we can obviously tell hellbender's age due to calling moros's dream car a bit gay lol.
Does age affect skill: 9/22/2012 13:29:53


Timinator • apex 
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guess there's a difference between poeple around 12-15 and players 18+ (there may be exceptions, as usual), giving an advantage to "older" poeple
Does age affect skill: 9/23/2012 00:23:30


SonyWilliam7
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they say size an age dont matter .. on some occasions its true cos your young and can react to situations better and have fresh ideas but on some occasions age can also be lethal with more time being in the game to gain more knowledge an experience that can be lethal... So it really does depend...its a hard one...
Does age affect skill: 9/23/2012 00:54:57


[WG] Warlightvet 
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Depends more on maturity than age, i'd say older people have more patience, and can probably predict their adversary better, but sometimes younger people can make progress and adapt faster.
i consider myself in between, maybe closer to the younger (i'm 17). i know i sometimes attack when i shouldn't, but i'm usually conscious of it ^^
Does age affect skill: 9/23/2012 03:40:17


Master Miyagi • apex 
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i think that age matters for maybe the first 100 games b/c i started out 0-20 and 19-100 which is what a 20% but after but after 1009 games i have won 412 which is 40.8%(i rounded to 41%) and 240 of those games are FFA's which are not commonly won. My age is 13 so after about a 100 games or so younger minds will learn how to play
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