I just had a chat with a 12 year old who has been playing Runescape for a couple of years. Currently, in his summer holiday, he is playing it for about 50 hours a week. He has tried other MMOs. Free Realms, for instance, is too childish for him, just like Maple Story. He very much likes the latest upgrades to Runescape, especially the animation pack (except for the abyssal whip). So I asked him who plays Runescape, and this is his opinion:
- 20% Fat short bald men.
- 50% College/university nerds.
- 5% Kids like him.
- 2% People with illnesses and mobility problems.
- 23% The rest
The marketing community will love his demographic classifications!