A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about the oldest group in gaming history. It’s awesome to think about a group of gamers who have been around for almost a quarter of a century and have been active that whole time.
A few days ago, another gaming group came to my attention and they’re also an old gaming group but in a different way…They’re not old because they’ve been around for a quarter of a century, they’re old because in order to be a member, YOU have to have been around for a quarter of a century.
I’m talking about a group called “The Older Gamers” or “TOG”. The Older Gamers is a group of adult gamers who formed up to make a community in which – brace for it – OLDER GAMERS can come together and game to their heart’s content, free of the shenanigans which so often accompany playing games with younger players.
What does this mean? It means nobody calling your mother a whore in voice chat because you missed a sniper shot or telling you that you should go hang yourself with a barbed wire noose because you stood in the fire for a tenth of a second. It also means that when you log in to a game, you can expect real support from other players who are likely to share some of the same values and interests as you, as they sport gamers from the ages of 25 – 70+ years of age.
With somewhere in the neighborhood of 54,000 members, it also means that you should never have a lack of people to game with and I can tell you that they play everything from MMORPG’s to First Person Shooters to Real Time Strategy games so chances are they’re going to play something you play.
If you’re over 25, are a mature gamer and want to find a solid group of people to play with, head on over to The Older Gamers, check out their web site and put in an application. Just make sure you follow the steps when you set up your account and you should be good to go!