74-Year-Old Grandpa Finally Stopped Playing MMORPG After 17 Years
Asheron’s Call servers would be shutting down for good on January 31st and he was saddened by the news.
“his plan was to play it during his recovery. His surgery is soon. He’s a strong man and the game has helped take his mind off things.”
When I consider how many of his friends still play consistently, my heart breaks. There are retirees, seniors, veterans, mothers and fathers – what an incredibly dedicated group of players. I would have been 8 in 1999 when I started playing AC with him on Leafcull. Back then he used to use his home phone and call everyone long distance when they were questing. Geez some things have changed! Now I imagine everyone on AC on January 31 2017. It’s going to be difficult. I figure this hasn’t hit him yet.
It’s going to be tough on a lot of people. I can’t imagine how many senior players will be upgrading their PC’s so they can play and learn a newer game? Also not sure if newer players who just found AC realize how many people over 65 they are playing with? Haha, it’s an interesting thought. (read more)