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Flilix said:
LivingMetal said:

The game has been cited in a staggering 200 divorce proceedings this year. That's said to be roughly 5% of all British divorces in 2018.

Am I missing something? There can't be that few divorces in the UK?

There are 65 million citizens, so that's roughly 20 million couples I guess. About half of these (10 million) end up in a divorce. If these 10 million divorces happen during a period of 50 years, that's 200 000 divorces every year. So there have been about 150 000 in 2018 already. 5% of 150 000 is 7500, not 200.

Not every couple gets married though, so even if there are 20m couples not all of them would even be married couples (neither of my parents or any of their siblings have ever been married for example).

Plus any 50% divorce statistics I assume would be based on the current divorce rate, while the 65m population figure would include people from previous generations which seem to have had (and continue to have) much lower divroce rates.



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LiquorandGunFun said:
Loser, i justh ope kids are not involved, if so, he better not miss a child support payment. shit will get real when he is in jail and he will not be worried so much about fortnite then.

What if A. it was the wife that was the Fortnite addict, or B. the husband is the one that gets custody of the kids?



Ka-pi96 said:
Flilix said:

Am I missing something? There can't be that few divorces in the UK?

There are 65 million citizens, so that's roughly 20 million couples I guess. About half of these (10 million) end up in a divorce. If these 10 million divorces happen during a period of 50 years, that's 200 000 divorces every year. So there have been about 150 000 in 2018 already. 5% of 150 000 is 7500, not 200.

Not every couple gets married though, so even if there are 20m couples not all of them would even be married couples (neither of my parents or any of their siblings have ever been married for example).

Plus any 50% divorce statistics I assume would be based on the current divorce rate, while the 65m population figure would include people from previous generations which seem to have had (and continue to have) much lower divroce rates.

"According to recent divorce statistics, 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce. There were 101,077 divorces in 2015 (the most recent year for which official statistics are currently available)."

So it's indeed a lot lower than I thought, but 5% of 70k is still 3500.



Azzanation said:
LivingMetal said:

One of my coworkers got a divorce over Star Wars Galaxies.  Before the divorce, he became the top player on his server.  I was probably partially responsible since in a round-about way I introduced him to the game.  Hmmm...

Does that make you a house breaker?

Actually, a coworker was asking about KOTOR when it first came out.  Consolewise, he only had a PS2 so told him about SWO for the PC.  So he got a group together to play SWO including the former divorcee (He's remarried BTW.).  So there you have it.



COKTOE said:
LivingMetal said:

One of my coworkers got a divorce over Star Wars Galaxies.  Before the divorce, he became the top player on his server.  I was probably partially responsible since in a round-about way I introduced him to the game.  Hmmm...

Any idiot can get married, but reaching the top of the leaderboard is a genuine accomplishment. Your friend should be proud. So should you.

 

I was in the top 10 for an MMO once, commanded literally 1/3 of the server in PvP wars, and was generally a legend within the game.

 

I was also unemployed at the time, living off of 5 hour energy, had no kids, and was in a heavily toxic relationship that needed to fail anyway.



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LivingMetal said:
Azzanation said:

Does that make you a house breaker?

Actually, a coworker was asking about KOTOR when it first came out.  Consolewise, he only had a PS2 so told him about SWO for the PC.  So he got a group together to play SWO including the former divorcee (He's remarried BTW.).  So there you have it.

Why didn't you recommend the PC version of KOTOR then?

Although SWG was fantastic anyway, so a good recommendation still!



Ka-pi96 said:
LivingMetal said:

Actually, a coworker was asking about KOTOR when it first came out.  Consolewise, he only had a PS2 so told him about SWO for the PC.  So he got a group together to play SWO including the former divorcee (He's remarried BTW.).  So there you have it.

Why didn't you recommend the PC version of KOTOR then?

Although SWG was fantastic anyway, so a good recommendation still!

It wasn't out for the PC, yet.  So maybe we can blame Bioware for the divorce...



I find it worrying that so many 12 year olds are married.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Ka-pi96 said:
LiquorandGunFun said:
Loser, i justh ope kids are not involved, if so, he better not miss a child support payment. shit will get real when he is in jail and he will not be worried so much about fortnite then.

What if A. it was the wife that was the Fortnite addict, or B. the husband is the one that gets custody of the kids?

child neglect, to state custody they go. lol   its a lose lose for the kids no matter a or b.