The Demographics of Groups and Group Leadership

Reasons for grouping and the demographics of grouping were explored. Female players are more likely to group for social reasons while male players are more likely to group for better XP.

Age differences were quite pronounced. Older players were far less likely to group for better XP and were more likely to prefer to solo either because of schedule constraints or because they preferred to play alone. Older players were not more likely to group for social reasons. It can be inferred from this that groups are typically composed of disproportionately younger players.

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It was also found that older players were less likely to want to be the leader of groups.

It was also found that older players are less likely to be leaders of groups, and that they are the leaders in groups less often over time. The difference is clearer among male players than female players.

In other words, group leaders are usually young players because older players are less likely to be in groups and they also donít want to be a group leader.