Looking at the data by age reveals other interesting findings. Below is a chart that plots the correlations between each the content type ratings and age. Note that it is the correlation coefficient that is plotted. Thus, a “0.20” means that age correlates with the appeal of the content type positively. The graph below shows that older players are more likely to prefer solo content, while younger players are more likely to prefer high-stakes PvP and large-scale raids and PvP. We’ve seen this “hard-core” aspect of younger players in other places before.
Of course, despite this underlying granularity of content types, most MMOs still ask players to choose from one of about four server types: normal PvE, PvP, RP PvE, and RP PvP. Here’s a chart that shows server choice by gender from the survey.
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