01/03/2013 06:11 AMHowever, my anecdotal examples clearly were enough for you to rationally conclude that age is not a good indicator of maturity
Posted by captain
Your example is only valid for a minority of people, if you're saying that the majority of middle aged men have the mentality of teenagers or less, then I would be more likely to consider you're argument. You cannot say that because there is one counter example, renders a whole idea invalid because in everything there are bound to be anomalies.
On D3 the Kill count is a good way to see predict how much someone has played over hours because sitting in a game afk still counts towards that.
Yes maturity versus age can be misleading however this system is being used all over the world if you think about it:
Legal driving age
Legal drinking age
Legal age to buy tobacco
Age restrictions to go into clubs/bars/pubs
The age limit is there so that people are "mature" enough to drink responsibly and drive responsibly. Whether people do it or not is their choice, however age is used to measure maturity.
As do playtime to elite kills. Whether we like it or not, it still is a form of measurement showing how much someone has played (with the exception of bots).
are you sure you can argue against the legal drinking age shenanigans an get these removed because a FEW examples of children being more responsible because it renders it invalid? ... I don't think so.
For the majority of people by growing up (getting older), is to get more mature and by getting more mature they are learning from their mistakes i.e. through experiences. This is the norm. In the beginning clubbing and drinking were really fun, now it's dull (arguable but it is my opinion)
Now take this to D3 elite kills and compare it to drinking per say:
In the beginning, it's fun, it's really fun and I was happy playing D3 every day. By playing D3 my elite kill counts were increased, therefore showing a positive correlation between playtime and elite kill counts.
However once I played the boring thing over and over again with no interesting rewards, it gets boring. The feeling of killing an elite for the 1,000th time and getting a legendary drop is different to killing an elite for the 20,000th time and getting a legendary drop.
As to drinking at the age of 15 getting smashed partying and getting hungover the next day, to doing that at 35 is a totally different experience and feeling.
Edit: @Arsonyst I've already read through the thread before posting most of the things you bash in about D2, D3 has EXACTLY the same issues with: Duping, Botting, Economy, so why is D3 so much better than D2 and if it is why hasn't it won over their old fans is my question and you haven't answered it.
Instead you're avoiding it in ignorance