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    Exclamation Growtopia isn't for kids

    One of the points I made in my last big post, which got closed, because the game guardian didn't even read the whole thread (I don't blame him, I think there was like 10,000 words in that post).

    Growtopia is not a game for kids - I'm talking about somewhere in the 7 year old range. Currently, Growtopia is rated 12+ on the iOS App Store, but on the Android's Play Store however, they have it set to PEGI 7 (apparently they don't set the rating themselves, but my point remains the same). This is not a game for such young players.

    Ubisoft would have to change way too much in the game inorder for it to be appropriate for a child (I won't mention this again, but when I say ''child'' in this post, I mean 5-10 year olds).

    Everything they'd have to change have been pointed out by forumers in the last few days, if you've paid attention:

    * Removing every player with a number that has even the slightest sexual/inappropriate side to it (example: 420, 69, 666 etc.)

    * Removing very old items from the game that aren't really kid friendly (cigars, sexy boxers, bikinis, guns, gross items etc.)

    * Being very strict on the rules, causing tons of bans, losing many reasonable players who bring more to the game than just an extra player

    * Hiring even more moderators, possibly hundreds, all inorder to protect innocent children from being scammed, being exposed to casinos or highly toxic players. Hiring that many moderators (or game guardians) can result in corruption in the game, since it would be harder to keep track of hundreds of players that have power in the game.

    * When children get scammed, especially the younger ones, they won't take it easy. They'll most likely cry, and like I said in my last thread, parents don't want their kids playing a game that makes them cry!!!


    All those listed points came off the top of my head, and I'm pretty sure there's some more solid points, that people can come up with. If you do, let me know and I'll add it!

    Be respectful with replies and don't cause drama or single out players (that includes mods/devs/employees of Ubisoft) and let's have a conversation!

    Also, I noticed this. So they claim that their game is for kids above the age of 12. That's a perfect age to start playing, and I agree with them. But what I don't agree with is why do they are being so strict on these ''inappropriate'' type rules, if they claim that the game is for ages 12 and above. 12 year olds know enough...
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    Okay thanks, anymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corrects View Post
    Okay thanks, anymore?
    W h a t ?


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    Even my friends didnt understand the meaning of 420. :/
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    Agreed, but as NekoRei said, they don't chose the age limit.

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    Okay, this thread was sent to a trashcan.

    I mean why???! They should be fixing all of the problems first and the kids might not enjoy the game because of those IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craith View Post
    Agreed, but as NekoRei said, they don't chose the age limit.
    But they can choose who's channel they sponsor for game advertisement, and they went with the guy that has the youngest fanbase possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedyMeosjin View Post
    Okay, this thread was sent to a trashcan.

    I mean why???! They should be fixing all of the problems first and the kids might not enjoy the game because of those IMO.
    Wdym sent to a trashcan. Ok then

    And one of the problems is this whole transition into trying to become a more kid friendly game. It's breaking the community.

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    They got hard math equations in this game that 10 year olds can’t even solve and now they’re setting the rating to 7+? This game is also meant for communicating and I could barely spell when I was 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bozoe977 View Post
    They got hard math equations in this game that 10 year olds can’t even solve and now they’re setting the rating to 7+? This game is also meant for communicating and I could barely spell when I was 7.
    now thats a good point... i think you can set your age when you first download the game, so maybe the math equations are easier if you set your age lower?

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    Gt is basically a toned down version of the stock market and the ever so changing economy. So,economy,for kids. Just like the book titled "HTML for Kids" that can be found on your local bookstore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maroczy View Post
    Gt is basically a toned down version of the stock market and the ever so changing economy. So,economy,for kids. Just like the book titled "HTML for Kids" that can be found on your local bookstore.
    you lost me at ''book''. Yes, I have thought about gt basically being.. life, but in a game. But in life, it's not just kids. There's also older, more mature players, and let's not forget those crazy teenagers (lol).

    So if real life was owned by ubisoft, they're trying to censor people and get rid of anyone who is not exactly kid friendly.

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    Well this have a point. They should think that only teenager can play for along time not kids. Kids just play for one time/month then quit.

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    some people aged 12+ also don't understand how to play growtopia


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    You can't guarantee anything with an online environment. I'm a step dad, and I've told my wife and kids that a part of me almost wouldn't allow the kids to play Growtopia. It isn't because I think the game isn't appropriate. It's because the online environment and other players could possibly be inappropriate.

    The youngest made the mistake of allowing access to somebody and getting some items stolen. Lucky for him step dad could easily replace the stolen items. I also actually had to do some "parenting" because of the situation. My wife was mad at the scammer but I wasn't. I was mad at myself for not taking the time to advise my step son on the online world.

    I also had my wife make an adjustment to his account so he can no longer see any text from other players.

    I know as a parent you have to monitor and advise your kids in an online environment to keep them safe. I also appreciate that Ubisoft makes an effort to monitor the game. I also understand that they cannot be every place at every time. Ubisoft can police the game but as parents we must police our own children.

    Most every game no matter the age range that it targets that has an online environment be will have rules and most of the time the rules are very similar to Growtopia. I might be naive but I'd be interested to see terms of service or rules from other games you think you have more freedom.

    Lastly I think Growtopia can be for everyone. Most of the player base is what I would consider kids. I honestly feel it's a lot like real life. What you talk about in private doesn't concern me, but when your in public spaces you should have respect for everyone regardless of thier age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Wilson View Post
    What you talk about in private doesn't concern me, but when your in public spaces you should have respect for everyone regardless of thier age.
    That's the problem. They don't seem to care whether or not you're talking to your friends privately in a world with just your friends or in a public world. They still punish you, and in my case, a 60 day ban.

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    Age ratings mean nothing, there are plenty of 9-year-olds who play GTA and CoD. What I'm worried about is that Ubisoft is trying to grow the playerbase by gearing the game toward younger players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m456 View Post
    Age ratings mean nothing, there are plenty of 9-year-olds who play GTA and CoD. What I'm worried about is that Ubisoft is trying to grow the playerbase by gearing the game toward younger players.
    Yes, which is the wrong way to go. Growtopia is a MMORPG.

    MMORPG- massively multiplayer online role-playing game

    We can’t delete swords, guns, or dragons unless we’re headed to a child safe environment game. And let’s face it, there is nothing wrong with these items. It is only wrong when we use and interpret these items wrongly, it is the people. Roulette wheels were designed for the purpose of a real life Las Vegas setting. Dragons and swords for medieval role players. See?

    We can’t prevent how these items are used, and preventing the creation of items such as these won’t help either. The problem doesn’t originate from the items, but the community. That’s why there are moderators to maintain the community. They prevent such devilish acts from happening. If we were to prevent the creation of such items, we are limiting the game’s potential.

    People are trying to be “smart” by exaggerating the item’s true purpose, saying that it is harmful. This is a role-play game, and mind you all, @Seth and @Hamumu made these items. These items are to make your game experience more role-play-e. Just why? To show a point to Ubisoft?

    Also, I was 5 years old when I started using toy guns, and I didn’t see anything wrong with that. I was having fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chowney View Post
    If your thread gets closed down then refrain from making more threads with the same topic/discussion.

    I'm not gonna rejoin this conversation, if you like to know in depth of everything then please read my comment under your thread.

    https://www.growtopiagame.com/forums...=1#post4093209
    i don't really agree with anything you said on my last post - i don't think you've been around enough to debunk everything i said.

    and the last thread got closed due to me mentioning people getting banned from the legal use of roulette wheels (which i wont get into here either because i dont want this thread to be closed either) so i didnt mention it in this one.

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    I agree with just about everything in this post. I’m scared to be myself in-game because Mods (mainly Odric and sometimes other mods) are sometimes popping up to chat with me. The reason why I’m scared is because when talking to friends my way of speaking is a bit “ghetto”. As a black man playing growtopia who grew up in the “hood” until he was 10-11, I casually say the “n-word” a lot because it’s apart of my mannerisms and the way I talk when i’m most comfortable, which is around friends. I can also speak properly, as I was taught that after moving to a more “stable environment.” Talking proper is something i do to people I don’t know or adults (i’m 17 btw) to show respect. I don’t want to always worry about, “am i going to get banned for being myself?” I have no idea of the standards for this. I even applied to be game guardian, but just because I applied that doesn’t mean when i’m alone with friends I will change the way I speak. It will seem to me like racial profiling for banning because of the way I talk. It’s hard to not be yourself.
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