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manguymanguy
08-02-2004, 01:18 AM

manguymanguy
08-02-2004, 01:18 AM

Footprint
08-02-2004, 03:14 AM
50-60 can't vote? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif There are a lot of them too! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

manguymanguy
08-02-2004, 05:57 PM
Well i'm going to fix the problem, I was in a hurry. its supposed to be "OVER 50" But I guess they can if they wanted to. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

BigReddUplay
08-02-2004, 08:19 PM
There are probably some over-50's playing (my grandpa does) but most of them probably won't go to a forum. Just my guess. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

CAGrayWolf
08-03-2004, 12:29 PM
The 21 to 40 is a rather large gap there ... I feel it should have been 21 - 30 ... then 31 - 40 to get a better demographic.

Either way ... I'm 40yo. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

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asa160
08-03-2004, 12:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Nirvelli:
There are probably some over-50's playing (my grandpa does) but most of them probably won't go to a forum. Just my guess. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

really?

biggie_101
08-03-2004, 02:05 PM
wow...i used to think i was the youngest person on these forums..... a lot of people post things about their children... or grand children.....

i felt so left out...... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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_ Paula _
08-03-2004, 03:57 PM
Not only do we go to and participate in the forums, us "over 50" folks get even more involved than that!

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manguymanguy
08-03-2004, 04:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CAGrayWolf:
The 21 to 40 is a rather large gap there ... I feel it should have been 21 - 30 ... then 31 - 40 to get a better demographic.

Either way ... I'm 40yo. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, that would have been better, but people havea allready voted, and you know hou that is. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Boshettee
08-04-2004, 03:26 PM
I'm old enough to know better but still do it anyway!! (where's the bengay?)

Cierdwyn
08-04-2004, 04:08 PM
Just for the record, I'm 45 with a 16 year old "baby", a married 24 year old and 4(!) grandchildren ... yeesh http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif ... Boshettee, would you be a luv and pass that BenGay on over here when you finish with it?

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gaberax
08-04-2004, 07:16 PM
Okay, I TRIED not to say it but...

I'm as old as my tongue and slightly older than my teeth....there I said it.

I feel better now. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Grrr...
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Speedyserd
08-08-2004, 07:16 AM
Old enough to vote but young enough not to drink... nuf said for me! lol.

Oh, and I am older than Al. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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Adamk456
08-08-2004, 03:53 PM
19, soon to be 20. As I was telling my cousin the other day, I'm halfway up the hill!

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brilers
08-08-2004, 06:02 PM
That makes two of us, Adamk456

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lotr-sam0711
08-08-2004, 06:45 PM
Myst fans are:
Older than the trees, younger than the mountain
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/353.gif flowing like a breeze. Country Roads take me home, to the place I belong...

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Eat_My_Shortz
08-08-2004, 10:22 PM
If you're under 18 you aren't old enough to vote in this poll! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

Anyway I AM OLD ENOUGH because I'm 18!!! Woot I got Uru for my 18th birthday in December!

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DudeMiester
08-08-2004, 11:47 PM
I'm gonna be 18 this month hooray for me!

btw, my dad plays and he's 45, no grand-kids tho. My older bro who also plays is only 19, he's the oldest of us. By younger bros (no sisters) unfortunitly lack the refinement to enjoy the sheer beauty of the Myst series (except the first one and Uru imho).

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Adamk456
08-09-2004, 09:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DudeMiester:
My older bro who also plays is only 19, he's the oldest of us. By younger bros (no sisters) unfortunitly lack the refinement to enjoy the sheer beauty of the Myst series (except the first one and Uru imho).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I hear you. I tried to get my cousin who is 15 to play Myst, and he just didn't appreciate it. In fact there are very few people I have been able to convince to play Myst, and no one has become as big a fan as me ... good thing I have these forums for people to talk to about it!

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mr-zebra
08-10-2004, 07:40 PM
DudeMiester, Congrats http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I'm 18 as well... (aswell? as well? ummm... as well....? God my english is just getting worst by the minute)

Dont you guys think it's amazing? That stupid teenager kids like me (Hey, I'm not stupid! Dont call me stupid!) And... all of you oldies (I'm kiddin dont shoot me.) meet in this place having the same... intrest in his head? Each from his own aspect...

I think it's really cool, I was really surprised to see how many parents and grandparents and grand grand parents and grand grand grand parents there are in this forum.

We could make a family tree http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

mr-zebra
08-10-2004, 07:44 PM
By the way, you have no idea how obssessive I am with Myst...

I can hardly think of a good friend of mine who hasn't played, or at least saw, Myst.

I'm telling you, I think I made about ten of them play Exile (it's the most friendly one I think), and about 4 actually finished it.

I'm good at these things http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

(I'd rather have other talents, but hey, that's something too. I wont complain).

People really hate me for this http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Poor Guys, some of them hardly used a mouse in their life...

earthangell
08-11-2004, 07:04 PM
I'm 26, with 3 kids (4 if you count my hubby.. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif), and one more on the way!!! i first was introduced to MYST when i was 17-18yrs, but didn't start playing until i was 22-23. i'm complettely addicted!!

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To dance is to breathe...to breathe is to live....to live is to dance...

"Where's my trailor? I need water! Fill my trailor with water!!"
"Es'cape'!! Funny, it's spelled just like the word escape!"

mr-zebra
08-11-2004, 07:11 PM
It sounds really cool being born to a daddy who's obssession is Myst http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Like, what's my daddy's obssession... work?

earthangell
08-11-2004, 07:36 PM
are you talking about me, Mr-Z? cause i'm a girl!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Lei'arra in URU

To dance is to breathe...to breathe is to live....to live is to dance...

"Where's my trailor? I need water! Fill my trailor with water!!"
"Es'cape'!! Funny, it's spelled just like the word escape!"

mr-zebra
08-12-2004, 03:52 AM
What I mean is:

It sounds really cool being born to a *mommy* who's obssession is Myst http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Sorry 'bout that http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

earthinvasion
08-12-2004, 06:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mr-zebra:
By the way, you have no idea how obssessive I am with Myst...

I can hardly think of a good friend of mine who hasn't played, or at least saw, Myst.

I'm telling you, I think I made about ten of them play Exile (it's the most friendly one I think), and about 4 actually finished it.

I'm good at these things http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm only thirteen and I still make all my friends play it. Actually, all of them so far have finished and loved Myst and one even asked if he could borrow Uru! Did i mention that their parents have practically adopted me for getting them to play non-violent games?

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TheThunder55
08-12-2004, 06:24 PM
Im um........................
oh, 15, thats right!
ive been playing myst for YEARS, and ive always been good about it, and i was addicted from the moment i took the tape off of the origional myst box, the first myst game i played.

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earthangell
08-13-2004, 02:28 AM
i forgive you, Mr. Z. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif have some cookies!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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Lei'arra in URU

To dance is to breathe...to breathe is to live....to live is to dance...

"Where's my trailor? I need water! Fill my trailor with water!!"
"Es'cape'!! Funny, it's spelled just like the word escape!"

mr-zebra
08-13-2004, 11:00 AM
So... where are the cookies?

Fine, don't give 'em...

Yeah, I gave URU to a friend of mine... he really liked Exile (we sat all night... and I mean it, it was morning when he finished it.).

He really sucked at it, lol, I told him everything (he'd shoot me if he reads that, he's ego...). Well, he is an excellent guitarist. can't be good at everything.

Anyway, he hates URU.

Dont shoot me, it's him http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/smileys-gun2.gif

CosmicFawn
08-13-2004, 12:38 PM
Well I'm now 24 and have 2 kids and I don't even want to think about how long I've been out here in these Myst forums!

www.mystrealm.com/forums/ (http://www.mystrealm.com/forums/)

earthangell
08-20-2004, 11:10 PM
Mr Z, didn't you see them right next to you?

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Lei'arra in URU

To dance is to breathe...to breathe is to live....to live is to dance...

"Where's my trailor? I need water! Fill my trailor with water!!"
"Es'cape'!! Funny, it's spelled just like the word escape!"

JadesDream
08-20-2004, 11:26 PM
Let's see...*sigh*...yep, I'm 40. Ye gads! I just realized I'm old enough to be the mommy of 1/2 the people in here. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Which I'm not... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif



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Footprint
08-21-2004, 02:44 AM
I could be Jades father and have half the people here as grandchildren and not get a chance to ever get to my http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif computer.

JadesDream
08-21-2004, 06:12 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The lovely thing about this game is it really transcends age, race and cultural differences. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DudeMiester
08-21-2004, 12:43 PM
lol, you previous comment.

I can imagine my mom posting on a forum. She's very conservative, almost technophobic. She did play Myst a bit though (she's 44 btw), but she said it made her motion sick! lol. I dunno how that's possible, I think she was just making excuses.

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archnemesisstar
08-21-2004, 02:06 PM
I'm 16, and I've played adventure games since I was like 6 or 7. Zork! ("You are standing in front of a white house..."). Yeah, I'm a total nut. I love it when there are those totally crazy hard puzzles and you spend like the entire weekend on them and finally it clicks. Well not in Myst, they're fairly accessable. Well except that music one at the end of the first Myst, with the space rocket, I was a kid, and I knew nothing about music, it was soooooooooo confusing, but yeah I figured it out and yay!, everyone was happy.

If you made a game with like the most like insanely difficult puzzles, with like totally abstruse clues, with a darker theme... you know less fantasy and stuff than Myst, you'd prolly get an older audience. Then again... that's like obvious. Isn't it?

DudeMiester
08-22-2004, 10:04 PM
hehe the audience is pretty old. I think that kind of game would actually scare the older people away (like &gt;30 years old), which make up a significant portion of Myst fans.

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archnemesisstar
08-22-2004, 11:48 PM
Heh... maybe you're write, I dunno. Perhaps in addition to putting their ages, people should say what it is they like about the Myst series of games, why they are on this site, or both.

manguymanguy
08-23-2004, 05:41 AM
This is so funny all of the things you people (I assume people) talk about...
Anyway my sister tried playing Myst (Yes the first one!) and said it was QUOTE, TO HARD!!! ,UNQUOTE http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif. She first tried at 9 years and still can't find it out... she says she likes it when she watches me and my mom, but she just doesn't want to play. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/34.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

Thasaid0n
08-30-2004, 12:24 AM
Well, I just turned 30.
But your wrong about creating a game with a "darker motive".
I'd still play it, as long as it resembles the Myst games.

What I like about the Myst series is that it gives me a chance to explore the wonderful "reallity" of the Myst worlds.
And having to solve all the puzzles takes my mind of "the daily routine" and use it for something else for a change.

With all the daily problems I get at work
(ICT is a b*tch sometimes)
It's really satisfying to put my mind at easy,
sit back, relax, and walk around in the world of Myst.

As for my "Myst collection"
I have all the games (Myst, Riven, Myst III - Exile, URU) and played them all several times.
And I can hardly wait for Myst IV - Revelation.
I also have all 3 books, and read them quite a few times now.

And I find the books to be a very good "addition" to the games.
So maybe there will be a 4th book ? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Jerle
08-30-2004, 06:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CAGrayWolf:
Either way ... I'm 40yo. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif
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http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif Good heavens, you really ARE old, aren't you? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif *TICKLES*

Put me down for the 41+ group. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Thasaid0n
08-30-2004, 06:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Put me down for the 41+ group.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
41+ ?
and still wielding that cristal sword of yours ? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Seifer1921
09-03-2004, 01:16 PM
21 - 40

Strength and Honor

rorschachx
09-03-2004, 09:25 PM
im the same age ase earthangel....but no kids yet(soon maybe).

Anywho im the only myst fan i know....When i start talking about it my family and friends get this glazed over look...except for my wife who simply cant play most of them because of motion sickness.

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DudeMiester
09-03-2004, 09:50 PM
Wow I feel so young. I'm just starting university on Tuesday, moving in on Sunday. Most of you guys are way past that stage of life, lol.

Well one day I'll make an awesome computer game, and all my forum buddies will get an appearance for free (including the expense if I have to fly you over for mo-cap, I'm assuming I'll be rich by then lol). There'll be no NPCs in my game that I don't actually know, lol.

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rorschachx
09-03-2004, 10:02 PM
aw man my life long dream of being immortalized in pixels may on day come true!!!!

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Stu the Pyro
09-03-2004, 11:58 PM
Wow I feel young too. NOT telling all about school situations, but if I was doing everything the expected way, I would be a sophomore in the fall. In high school.

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earthangell
09-04-2004, 11:34 AM
homeschooled? i was, along with my 5 bros and sis'

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Lei'arra in URU

To dance is to breathe...to breathe is to live....to live is to dance...

"Where's my trailor? I need water! Fill my trailor with water!!"
"Es'cape'!! Funny, it's spelled just like the word escape!"

Stu the Pyro
09-04-2004, 03:04 PM
Partly, yes, but do you really want to get into this? It's a long story.

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rorschachx
09-04-2004, 07:58 PM
yay story time! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/icon_twisted.gif

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Stu the Pyro
09-06-2004, 12:14 PM
Ok. Let's see how short I can make this.
I was a freshman. My sister had some problems with the teachers in her english class, we got pulled from the school, and homeschooled. We took this test to get into college while still being in high school, thus getting college and high school credits for the same class http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. We passed with flying colors http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif but they said I was too young. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif They sent me fancy looking letters to 'officially welcome me to olympic college' http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif but they still wouldn't let me in. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif So we reached an agreement. I take one class at OC and the rest college level courses at home. The end.

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Jerle
09-06-2004, 03:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Thasaid0n:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Put me down for the 41+ group.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
41+ ?
and still wielding that cristal sword of yours ? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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I say this with all of the dignity and wisdom with which someone my age is endowed.....

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Thasaid0n
09-06-2004, 10:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
I say this with all of the dignity and wisdom with which someone my age is endowed.....

PPPPPPPPPPPPTTTTTTTHHHHHHHH!!!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/mockface.gif
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
LOL http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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earthangell
09-07-2004, 10:04 AM
Olympic college.... hmmm... Stu, are you here in WA, too? And I think it's very awesome that you are working so hard!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

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Lei'arra in URU

To dance is to breathe...to breathe is to live....to live is to dance...

"Where's my trailor? I need water! Fill my trailor with water!!"
"Es'cape'!! Funny, it's spelled just like the word escape!"

Speedyserd
09-07-2004, 06:56 PM
Wow, there are more people in my age group than I originally thought... but then again, I am on the older end of it.

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{ Poink }
10-03-2004, 04:48 PM
35 here, almost 36, I have a son who is 11. He loves watching me play all the Myst games, although he hasn't sat down and played any of them for himself yet. I played the first Myst game when I was 26.

aggiemom
10-04-2004, 09:54 PM
For all you young pups out there -- the advantage to getting old (pushing 60) is that senility starts to set in and you pull out all your old adventure games and have a ball re-playing them all because you forgot you've done them already... ;-)

For one hooked on adventure games (Advent, Infocom stuff) before there were PCs, and even before DOS, Myst is a hoot. Bring on Myst 5!

sloanie977
10-04-2004, 10:51 PM
The best age to be.
54

cathyk
10-09-2004, 09:39 AM
46 - no kids, no grandkids, but nieces and nephews aplenty.

"Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways." Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636-1711)

T.O.O.O.
10-09-2004, 07:52 PM
Also 45, no family, no girlfriend, no life. Actually, I get along great with children - especially little girls. The only women who take an interest in me are married. Go figure. (And no, I don't mess with married women. One person's excitement is another person's stress.)

Anyway, a friend of mine got Myst when it first came out, and we tried it together. I liked it so much, I went out and got my own copy. It took me about a month to solve it, but I don't think he ever did.

It took me about 3 1/2 years to solve Riven, but solve it I did. Exile took about a month. As for Uru, I am very tempted to go out and buy Virtual PC just so I can play it on my Mac. I can't play Revelation because I've got the wrong %$#@!! video card!! PANT PANT PANT PANT. Ahem. Sorry.

UncleBenny4
10-09-2004, 09:01 PM
hey hey 57 and loving it 7 children 15 grandkids
cant believe that the majority so far are under 13 lol

Belboz99
10-09-2004, 11:16 PM
I'm amazed at the amount of 13-20yr olds.

I'm 24, but I have 3 nephews that are just nuts over Myst. I bought them the original off eBay for $15, and they play it every day, though they're not to quick with it.

Their ages are 8 (9 in 2mo), 7 (just turned last month) and 4 (well, technically 1, but we try to have a party for him every year http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

The 8yr old is obviously the quickest, though I don't like his attitude about it sometimes. He often "pokes fun" at the game. The middle child is definatley the most enthused about it. Every time he comes over he asks about Myst IV, and if he can play it.

I got Myst IV for my 24th birthday, but I've been playing it since I was about 13, in 1994, possibly 14 in 1995. I've played all the other Myst games, the original and Riven were my favorites. I didn't like Myst III much though.

This version of Myst sometimes brings me back to good old memories of the original, and I love that, but sometimes the puzzles are too difficult, like the frequency puzzle in Spire.

I liked it better when you went to find a clue, and there it was. None of this, find 5 clues strewn across a vast island stuff.

I think I've talked too much now :?

Dan O.

the_fibber
10-09-2004, 11:37 PM
Ah, Feb 28 people are cool. Not that I'm one of them, but they're cool. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I'm a 20 year old, turning 21 in January, and I've only been a strong Myst Fan for the past year or so, because I was too young (well, too teenage, anyway) to appreciate them properly the first time round.

Boshettee
10-10-2004, 10:54 AM
I've had a birthday since I first posted in this thread. I've reached the glorious age of 52 !!

JayyElle
10-10-2004, 01:00 PM
Let's just say I'm in the "over 50" group... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif And I do think it's really neat that so many people of all ages, without even knowing each other's ages, can come on line and talk about Myst together all on an equal footing. I also think it's cool that we all enjoy Myst so much. I especially like the 13-20 years old group being so large--and even a few under 13! Glad to see the "youngest generation" has good taste and lots of brains!

Terrene
10-11-2004, 01:21 AM
I'm 17. My first experience with Myst was buying Myst 3 for my Xbox a few months ago because of the gorgeous environments and stuff. Playing on the TV made me dizzy and I had no idea what was going on, so I bought the 10th Anniversary thingy and have been in love with Myst ever since.

Looking at this thread makes me feel youthful. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Mowog
10-13-2004, 12:05 PM
I'm 48, and have been a Cyan fan since way back before Myst.

I happen to be the only fan in the family, however. My wife just doesn't see the point (although in all other respects she's fantastic!), and our 18 year old son thinks some of the visuals are cool... but he'd much rather play shooters on his X-Box.

mschief02
10-14-2004, 08:01 AM
I'm 22 now, I got into it as soon as the first myst came out. Loved it ever since. I've always loved math and science, in fact I'm studying to be a comp sci. major and maybe a music minor, so I do enjoy solving the puzzles, although sometimes frustrating but fun nonetheless.

earthangell
10-14-2004, 10:51 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by the_fibber:
Ah, Feb 28 people are cool. Not that I'm one of them, but they're cool. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


did ya mean 29th? the 28th happens every year.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

matt myat
10-16-2004, 02:08 AM
..or Feb 26th? that's me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

BabsatHome
10-16-2004, 06:53 AM
I am 53 I think been fibbing for so long not really sure anymore LOL.
I love all the Myst games . Many people don't consider URU a part of the Myst Family but I do.
It is my favorite.
As for motion sickness,I to get ill playing some games but that does not stop me .I take Dramamine. It works like a charm.
I got my first PC at 49yrs and my first game two months after my Dell arrived. Nancy Drew. Been hooked on adventure games ....
I had to install a DVD player to play M4R no regrets.
Gamecube is my console system of choice.
UBI makes games for them wish they would develope the myst games for it.
The forum is great for me as no one I know does the video game adventure style . To have all you guys and gals to chat with .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

larsschermer
10-16-2004, 08:30 AM
Im 24. i pretty much played the games in sequal as they came out over the years.

Myst was the second game i ever played on my 24Mhz intel SX with 8!MB RAM back in 1993-94
(the first game was the original Wolfenstein 3D)
i was compleatly thrown back over it. It was just amasing, the graphics the sound...wow.

MystyEyes04
10-18-2004, 12:33 PM
My son is 21 and absolutely loves the Myst series. I'm 48 and am proud that I switched him onto Myst way back when.

Our only gripe is that we missed a few chapters because they weren't available for the Mac.

Walking_Davis
10-24-2004, 11:12 AM
I'm 43. Bought the original Myst shortly after it came out. Have played all of the series including Uru. Didn't read any of the books though. My daughters have also enjoyed the game.

uriley
10-29-2004, 07:43 PM
Hey kid- don't sell us old-timers short- we're smarter than you think!! I'm a 74 year old fan of the adventure games (especially the Myst games) and a great-grandma at that.

Asterai
10-31-2004, 05:36 PM
I got started on these games when I was thirteen by a friend who never went past Myst. I'm now eighteen and don't know anyone who plays the Myst games except my little brother and sister - who mostly just wonder around in the ages I've already opened up for them, but they love it anyways.

Celien
11-14-2004, 05:17 AM
Well, I'm 31, getting 32 and I'm a myst-fan for 4 years. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

nielsvaes
11-20-2004, 10:59 AM
I'm surprised at all the 40+ people that still play videogames. No one in my family does that... Anyway, I'm 19 and I've been a Myst fan for 2 weeks now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

thony216
11-20-2004, 11:50 AM
I'm 52.....or as I prefer to say it, I'm 30, with 22 years of experience.
I've been into computers as long as they have been available. I still have my first one, a Timex Sinclair with 1k of ram, no floppy drive, and a built-in TV RF generator.
I have all the Myst games except for Real Myst.

Anthony

earthangell
11-20-2004, 09:32 PM
I remember the Commodor 64 that my dad had when i was growing up!! I actually miss it, it had some great games!!!

RaPhil
12-03-2004, 03:25 AM
I'm 33 and have been a Myst fan for just over 8yrs now.

(a bit like saying: My name is Joann and I am a Mystaholic)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v483/joann99/xmastree3.gif

silenthillfan
12-09-2004, 12:27 PM
22

gkcrew
12-11-2004, 11:45 PM
Well, I'm 52, but I was a whole lot younger when I first played Myst. I love these forums but I usually just read them. My kids and grandkids play also. Bring on Something Else!!

KitsuneNoYuki
01-08-2005, 07:35 PM
I'm 18. I was 12 when I first started playing Myst - when I got the original Myst game for Christmas. Ever since then, I've been hooked. And I felt like a fool for thinking there was more on Myst after beating it - looking all over Myst Island and other ages for more things, when I found out there was a sequel - Riven. XD

Fissure_Walker
01-09-2005, 10:43 AM
I'm 14. So, that would have made me 4 when I played Myst. Oh, and no that doesn't mean I'm really smart because I beat it at 4, it just means I had a guide.

All I needed to know was how to read, which I did.

earthangell
01-24-2005, 01:46 PM
<span class="ev_code_RED">Happy</span> <span class="ev_code_BLUE">Birthday </span> to me!! <span class="ev_code_GREEN">Happy</span> <span class="ev_code_PURPLE">Birthday </span> to me!! I'm 27 today!! Come on over to the RB&G to help me <span class="ev_code_RED">CELEBRATE</span>

jak9114
02-01-2005, 10:36 PM
Somewhere over thirty, and this was my first Myst.

gaberax
02-05-2005, 12:42 PM
47. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Old,old,old.

When did this happen? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Tora_Neko
02-06-2005, 05:38 PM
I'm in the 13-20 range. I first got Myst around 5 or 6 years ago. And as I grow up, it's not like I'm going to stop playing (although i hope they keep making new games from time to time) so I'll be moving up through the age groups in a few years!

JadesDream
02-12-2005, 10:20 AM
I thought this was a great story. I will stick by the adage "Age is just a number." (http://www.dropzone.com/news/Woman90skydivestoproveag.shtml)

Red_Wagon_
02-13-2005, 05:28 PM
33 and my inner-child has been holding my brain hostage for some time now.

Grizz65
02-13-2005, 06:00 PM
Grizz is old enough to be living proof of Jade's comment. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

jak9114
02-13-2005, 10:57 PM
A few wrinkles makes a man look more distinguished. Embrace your wisdom. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Some of use just get better looking with age. Just look at Jade. Although, she is just 25. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

JadesDream
02-14-2005, 07:45 PM
((((Jak))))) You sure know the right things to say. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

jak9114
02-16-2005, 09:59 PM
I try http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Comes from my years of experience.

MudMarlin
03-21-2005, 07:53 PM
I forget, am I over 30, or over 20???? Hmmmm....

Kalla_
03-26-2005, 04:24 PM
I am twenty six now, but I first played Myst when I was like sixteen or so. I had a break in there from the games where I read the books, which are actually rather interesting.

earthangell
03-27-2005, 01:15 PM
Shorah!! Come on over to the RB&G sometime. We have good food, and great company!!

HannaGertie
03-28-2005, 08:33 AM
36 here. I answered this poll some time ago but forgot to post.
As i said 36, single with 2 cats. They own the place, i live to serve them, sorry, have to stop now and let her majesty out!

MudMarlin
03-30-2005, 05:04 PM
You sound like the women who lives behind me. You don't live in Plainsboro NJ do you? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

earthangell
04-07-2005, 07:31 PM
gosh, how i miss the East Coast!!

MudMarlin
04-07-2005, 08:46 PM
Oh no, your not gonna tell me your from Plainsboro? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

earthangell
04-08-2005, 12:14 AM
Nope!! Purcellville, VA. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Ehana
05-01-2005, 09:02 AM
20, soon to be 21. I started playing Myst in 1995 or 1996, so I was 11 or 12 when the Myst virus infected me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

rikskrik
05-03-2005, 08:51 PM
18 years old. had to go back and play the original again, definelty didnt enjoy it back in grade school. what kind of kid wants to play a game without lasers eh?

nguy
05-06-2005, 06:28 AM
I am 15 now. I started playing when I was 10, and I'e been hooked since. The first one of the series that I played was Myst ME. That game is so much fun. Then I played Exile (because I heard that Riven was HARD, I didn't feel up to the challenge), which was actually very easy. I did eventually play Riven and of course Revelation, and enjoyed them both!

Mowog
05-06-2005, 07:40 AM
I just turned 49, meaning that I was around 37 when Myst first came out. I was hooked immediately, but I had seen Myst coming for a good while and was more than ready for the experience. I was a technical illustrator at the time, transitioning from the drawing board to computers. We used Macs at work, and I was very much attracted to any innovative technology that would allow my imagination to flow freely. Keep in mind that this was before Windows, and all PCs were DOS-based and hugely cryptic. Cyan embraced the whole graphical scene with earlier titles like The Manhole, Cosmic Osmo, and Spelunx. So when I read the early reports of the upcoming Myst, I was hungry for the adventure. And that hunger hasn't subsided!

In answer to HannaGertie, there's only one cat in our household, but she definitely thinks she's the center of attention. We have an 18-year old son who, alas, would rather frag enemies than solve thorny puzzles. Other than that he's a fine kid, and we're proud of him. And then there's Mrs. Mowog, who turns 50 on Monday. She's an angel, even if she thinks the whole Myst thing is pointless...

marae
06-08-2005, 09:19 AM
Well, I had planned to just lurk here, but I can't resist these polls. I just turned 50 last month. Can hardly believe it. No kids except my cat. I've been a Myst fan since... since... um, gee, it must be the age kicking in. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Probably about '96 or '97.

gnorke
06-08-2005, 10:48 AM
I am going on 67 and have every Myst game. I have enjoyed every moment of playing these games. I don't like the shoot'em up type games or the internet type games. I am retired and usually check out the forums everyday, sometimes I can help someone, sometimes I can't. I like to take my time and figure out the puzzles and look at all the beautiful scenery. It keeps my mind from going dumb.

JEBWrench
06-22-2005, 11:12 AM
twenty-... um.... What year is it? 2005? Wow... So that'd make me... *carries the 7..* twenty-two, I think...

First played Myst in Elementary School - it was one of the benefits of the weekly class in the computer lab and getting to use the 486 in the corner. Everyone else played SimFarm, we played Myst. Had no idea what we were doing, but it sure looked neat. Hooked me to no end.

Now I have 3 copies of Myst, a copy of Riven, two of Exile, and a copy of Revelation... And the books... And trying to hunt down RealMyst and Uru, two games which are very hard to procure in an area without a computer games store of any sort.

JadesDream
06-24-2005, 11:25 AM
pssst...Click me (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008Z0IA/002-1590282-2852037?v=glance) and click here too. (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004ZC7H/002-1590282-2852037?v=glance)

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

MudMarlin
06-25-2005, 10:46 PM
Cute Jade,....very clever. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JEBWrench
06-26-2005, 10:07 PM
And the Maker knows that if I hadn't run up credit card debts trying to just barely stay fed between school and work, I'd buy those now.

dls6607
07-03-2005, 02:37 PM
started playing 5 years ago when myst first came out now 49

DebbieDec2003
07-03-2005, 06:27 PM
I'm a young 44 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif years of age and first played Myst when my husband got it for us Christmas 1995. Loved it from the first time. We used to sit and drink our glasses of wine and try to solve the mysteries of Myst. Fun! I cheated a bit on Channelwood and the Selentic Age which pissed off my husband no end. I'm the one who has stuck with the games, whereas hubby doesn't play at all. But he's still game to sit down and help me solve a troublesome puzzle http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

go2bermuda
07-07-2005, 11:21 AM
14. got the original myst @ like 8, but never caught on until i got myst III for xbox. now i'm a myst freak http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

MoonlitFire
08-02-2005, 05:22 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Thasaid0n:
...
And I find the books to be a very good "addition" to the games.
So maybe there will be a 4th book ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

______________________________________
[user@Linux] chown Linux.users /World </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't know if anyone answered the question but I think there is a 4th book, either out or coming out. It's called 'the book of Marrim.'

anyway on topic I'm 13, but started playing when I was 8, with my dad because my mum is hopeless at this kind of thing. I have only one friend who likes myst but we're so obsessed that all our friends know myst like they'd played it themselves. we talk about it non-stop, and we're even writing out owm myst diaries.

MudMarlin
08-08-2005, 09:23 PM
I'm one year older then I was last time I posted in this thread.

Dam!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

MoonlitFire
10-08-2005, 10:34 PM
so am I, I turned 14 today...

Galena1
10-14-2005, 09:17 AM
Guess I must be one the wrinlies here at 55 years old. Played all of the Myst games, it helps to keep the old grey matter supple, apparently http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif I'm not sure if this is true as I am struggling with Revelation. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Galena1
10-14-2005, 09:18 AM
55 years old and still can't spell 'wrinklies'properly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

DebbieDec2003
10-16-2005, 06:51 AM
Who ever said that age brought wisdom? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

daratheresa
11-18-2005, 08:25 PM
i'm 24 and i play with my six year old all the time. a child's view on some of the puzzles is really helpful.

Dr_Beresford
02-12-2006, 03:55 PM
Been hooked on MYST ever since my youngest son (now aged 34) introduced me to the original game ten years ago. Aged 68, three children, oldest, daughter, over 40, oldest son rock musician, youngest son record producer; four grandchildren - 14 down to 2. Currently arrived in Noloben in End of Ages. What AM I going to do once I have completed the game? What does life have to offer without MYST!!
manguymanguy, you're the same age as my oldest grandson but what I love about these forums is we can all communicate as equals - no generation gaps here.

Toztabud
02-12-2006, 04:24 PM
14

ThePlaceWhere
08-07-2006, 08:59 AM
18 now, but at least 12 or 13 when I started w/ Myst.

arturdubh
10-01-2007, 12:00 AM
How interesting that out of the thousands of MYSTers I know are out there, only 171 have bothered to cast their "vote" in this poll....and I am number 171!

For the record, I am 45 years old, last month (August), and have been enjoying the MYST games for the past 7 years. I didn't even have a working PC until 2000, so............

--Artúr

MystNovice
10-01-2007, 02:09 PM
Well, I put in my two cents, so that's 172 now.

I'm in my mid-twenties have been playing Myst since I got the original game for the Sega Saturn when I was 16. Wow, that was a long time ago.

wstrohm
10-02-2007, 06:15 PM
67 here. Have original versions of all Myst games except RealMyst, and also have the three books.