Yes, please leave this to ESRB lol... can't believe this discussion is even taking place...
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As far as ESRB rating goes, I can not see this being rated higher than a "PG-13 (T)" game.
The age requirement is probably because they are entering a contract with the nda.......... Most contracts dont seem to be binding in the states if the person signing is under 18 with out there guardians consent.
basicly but it also means there breaking the law as well by lying about there age lol. ah well think its the main reason as wow and other games dont have a age requirement
and law is different in every country where this game is played so it's quite difficult to set up rules or nda, minors poursuits etc.etc..
ESRB can take care of it. Although this game requires a bit of analytical thinking. I doubt anyone under 12-13 is going to heavily play this game. Yes, most of us played C&C or Warcraft when they were young (I started playing RTS's when I was 5, first game was C&C). But back then the graphics weren't that great and I think we can all agree that back in the olden days of the genre it was just tank spamming anyway. Not the rock-paper-scissors layout we have now.
So no it doesn't need an age requirement. Heck my 10 year old daughter loves to watch me play. She's just really really bad at RTS style game.