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TheGozr
01-06-2004, 07:21 PM
Why do we love so much the simulator, what is this deep inside thing pushing us for that rush ?

They are games like third person shooter, pac man like, XBOX, max pain and all that stuff and they are the others the one we find in Competitions.

Did we have a past life as a fighter, warrior, priest, soldier, king , generals?

-GOZR

TheGozr
01-06-2004, 07:21 PM
Why do we love so much the simulator, what is this deep inside thing pushing us for that rush ?

They are games like third person shooter, pac man like, XBOX, max pain and all that stuff and they are the others the one we find in Competitions.

Did we have a past life as a fighter, warrior, priest, soldier, king , generals?

-GOZR

olaleier
01-06-2004, 07:26 PM
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arcadeace
01-06-2004, 08:10 PM
For me its realistic and challenging enough to fantasize, replaying history not too long ago affecting our present outcome.

Its also accomplishment, fun and we never die.

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Bearcat99
01-06-2004, 10:16 PM
I always had a thing for flight and WW2 planes.. this sim is a childhood dream come true for me.

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SpremeCommander
01-06-2004, 10:24 PM
Ditto Bearcat.

T_O_A_D
01-06-2004, 10:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
I always had a thing for flight and WW2 planes.. this sim is a childhood dream come true for me.
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Yep Ditto and check your PT Bearhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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WUAF_Badsight
01-07-2004, 12:26 AM
for me FB isnt enough of a Simulator

but then again it was only $50 bucks

Rajvosa
01-07-2004, 01:05 AM
WHat's a third person shooter? You control a little guy that controls another guy that shoots the third guy http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif...
That "The Right Stuff" poster is neat, but there is one important person missing: mr Yeager! By the way, I think Sam Sheppard is much cooler as Yeager than Chuck himself. "The deamon lives at 750 mph on the meter..."
Oh, as for games, I enjoy playing simulations, both planes and good car games, such as Grand Prix Legends, now that's ultra realism. Overpowered F1 cars from 1967. No wings, no downforce, 450 hp in a 500 kg car... oh boy!

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georgeo76
01-07-2004, 01:40 AM
Beyond what BC said, the greatest thing about Sims is their longevity. I play a simulator until the next in the series comes out. Where as FPS and other games loose my interest in no more than a month. I've got a dozen games collecting dust, while fb and LOMAC keep me coming back for more.

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XyZspineZyX
01-07-2004, 01:43 AM
Why?
Because I get a thrill out of finding out if I have "the right stuff" to fly a primitve crate with a couple of machine guns and try to survive without actually putting myself in danger. I get to relive the thrill of (virtual) victory and the agony of (virtual) death.
I love a good racing sim too, especially Stock Car racing.
It a good way to do what you can't afford to do or are no longer physically able to do. (Honestly, how many of us could pass a fighter pilot's physical?)

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Tully__
01-07-2004, 01:56 AM
For me, it's the technical fascination. Guns go bang. All guns go bang. The basic design of modern repeating arms was established about 150 years ago, all that's changed is manufacturing quality.

But for someone my age (born in the early '60's) WW2 aircraft are on the cusp between the best of the piston engined propellor aircraft and the first operational (though comparitively primitive) jets. All sorts of technical barriers were being mastered, the sound barrier, radar, propulsion mode, armament (rockets, guided missiles, radar aimed gun batteries etc). I just can't get enough of it.

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SUPERAEREO
01-07-2004, 02:51 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
I always had a thing for flight and WW2 planes.. this sim is a childhood dream come true for me.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same for me, been into WW2 planes since I was a schoolkid, and when I loaded up IL2 for the first time I felt excited like a kid.

And it's difficult to play: 7 months on I'm still a total noob... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

WhiskeyRiver
01-07-2004, 02:54 AM
For me simulators allow me a chance to relive history and also as an outlet for my overly competitive nature (ask my GF about that).

All believe that all humans (especially males) have a natural competitive drive that forces us to "win" at things. Whether it's a computer game, a promotion at work, driving in traffic, or simply winning an argument we all want to be "the best" at whatever we're doing. Modern society attempts to curb this somewhat with things like consolation prizes and lessons on being a good loser. Regardless of these attempts each and every human being on earth likes winning and dislikes losing to varying degree's. It's in our nature.

I can still remember as a kid being infuriated over being constantly beaten at chess by my father. I also remember the rather asinine display I put on when I finally did beat him.

More recently my experiments with golf have proven that even relatively meaningless contests are still able to goad me into near psychotic episodes. One of these resulted in what I believe to be a new world record in the 5 iron throw and swearing categories.

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F19_Ob
01-07-2004, 05:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheGozr:
Why do we love so much the simulator, what is this deep inside thing pushing us for that rush ?

They are games like third person shooter, pac man like, XBOX, max pain and all that stuff and they are the others the one we find in Competitions.

Did we have a past life as a fighter, warrior, priest, soldier, king , generals?

-GOZR<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>



Im convinced a part of it depends on our genes.
Not long ago we were hunters and all hunters gets the endorfine reward from the hunt= it is enjoyable= makes u happy.
the human genes are still the same.
So it would be peculiar if we didnt enjoy this.

bazzaah2
01-07-2004, 05:48 AM
Why?

Well, it's competitive and cooperative (and I can no longer play footy due to dodgy knees), it represents an aspect of history which I have long found deeply absorbing and it's a great use of modern technology.

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SmokeJaguar
01-07-2004, 06:13 AM
I was the youngster, running around with an airfix spitfire and 109, making vrrrrrrrrrr and dadadadadadada noises. I have always loved WW2 AC and with the development of computer sims I became fixated.

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Deathsledge
01-07-2004, 09:03 AM
sims are the best http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Old_Canuck
01-07-2004, 11:50 AM
Back in the old schooldays I sat next to a buddy who drew dogfighting airplanes while I watched the teacher and I drew dogfighting airplanes while he watched the teacher and then when the teacher made a move in our direction we'd split-ess the drawings under our notebooks.

Growing up I read about the aces and airplanes of WWII and even had a season of flying real planes. Flight sims are the only thing IMAO. I've got three other computer games on the shelf that haven't even seen the CD tray yet.

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gates123
01-07-2004, 01:37 PM
Take into consideration that we might all be reincarnated LW pilots. 48,000 served and 1,800 survived the war. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

TheGozr
01-07-2004, 05:55 PM
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-GOZR

DONB3397
01-07-2004, 06:13 PM
Dual fascination -- history and flying. WWII is the convergence point for me; one-on-one combat in the most important conflict of our age. I get a tiny bit of that experience with this sim because it lets us recreate some of the circumstances/missions.

Ah...well, anyway, it's great fun!

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Old_Canuck
01-08-2004, 01:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gates123:
Take into consideration that we might all be reincarnated LW pilots. 48,000 served and 1,800 survived the war. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
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46,200 killed? You sure?

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Chris_Zakrewsky
01-08-2004, 01:38 AM
Maybe it is because this game does't need a "Save"-button?

Cheers,
/Chris Z.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheGozr:
Why do we love so much the simulator, what is this deep inside thing pushing us for that rush ?
-GOZR<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

horseback
01-08-2004, 01:43 PM
Because like any healthy male I like explosions and chases? Seriously, most of us do like to act out the war fantasy, develop and test our skills and strategies, and in my case, it's in service of an interest I've had since the USAF transferred my Dad to England the winter after the BoB's twentieth anniversary. All our adult neighbors in Ipswich had a "Blitz" story, and the RAF base where my dad was stationed as a Air traffic Controller had a Spitfire on display by the Main Gate (how my 7-year old soul ached-and still aches-to climb into that cockpit).

The basic story is that I started building models, reading pilot biographies and history books about war in the air, and pestering my old man to give me a 'heads up' when a WWII era ace still on the active list rolled into our base.

Unfortunately I found out that I couldn't pass a flight physical, and went into a deep depression that lasted until the next girlfriend (hey, I was a teenage boy-limited attention span, unlimited sex drive).

This game/sim is like a rediscovery of an old love. Horseback finally has wings-And I don't have to make the airplane sounds myself!

Cheers,

horseback

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