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Bearcat99
07-02-2004, 06:26 AM
Oleg when you first started working on IL2 did you ever think that it would wind up having the impact it has had on so many lives outside of the gaming aspect of it? Consider this..... since I first bought IL2 in spring of 2002 I have:

1. Learned how to use Photoshop... proficiently I might add.
2. Had my IT skills literally explode to the point where I can more or less fix any computer problem either directly or find the resource to do it plus I have built 6 computers from scratch for my entire family and set up a network in my home.
3. Learned how to build web pages using templates and HTML (although the HTML could use some work).
4. Increased my knowledge of 20th century history dramatically.... particularly in terms of Russian and Eastern European history.
5. Added to my understanding of the priciples of flight,aerodynamics and ballistics considerably.
6. Opened up a continuous running dialog with other people from 4 continents to the point where we now recognize each others voices on comms and basically have a pretty good handle on many aspects of life in each other's countries.

I'd be willing to wager that I am just ONE of MANY who have had this experience. You probably never intended it to be that way but the IL2 series has actually become an unofficial ambassador of goodwill to many, even though it is a small community in the greater scheme of things, I would dare to say that indirectly thousands of lives have been touched by this product. This is why so many of us are so passionate about the product..... because on some level, even if we dont dig it directly, we know deep inside that this is something special, that it is more than just a game.

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IMMERSION BABY!!

Bearcat99
07-02-2004, 06:26 AM
Oleg when you first started working on IL2 did you ever think that it would wind up having the impact it has had on so many lives outside of the gaming aspect of it? Consider this..... since I first bought IL2 in spring of 2002 I have:

1. Learned how to use Photoshop... proficiently I might add.
2. Had my IT skills literally explode to the point where I can more or less fix any computer problem either directly or find the resource to do it plus I have built 6 computers from scratch for my entire family and set up a network in my home.
3. Learned how to build web pages using templates and HTML (although the HTML could use some work).
4. Increased my knowledge of 20th century history dramatically.... particularly in terms of Russian and Eastern European history.
5. Added to my understanding of the priciples of flight,aerodynamics and ballistics considerably.
6. Opened up a continuous running dialog with other people from 4 continents to the point where we now recognize each others voices on comms and basically have a pretty good handle on many aspects of life in each other's countries.

I'd be willing to wager that I am just ONE of MANY who have had this experience. You probably never intended it to be that way but the IL2 series has actually become an unofficial ambassador of goodwill to many, even though it is a small community in the greater scheme of things, I would dare to say that indirectly thousands of lives have been touched by this product. This is why so many of us are so passionate about the product..... because on some level, even if we dont dig it directly, we know deep inside that this is something special, that it is more than just a game.

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IMMERSION BABY!!

Zayets
07-02-2004, 06:39 AM
And I realize that I drink too much beer now.All those nights spent on HL with a crate of beer next to my chair waiting to be finished on the next sortie.
For the points Bear presented,I'm of an Eastern origing (Romania),so basically this sim for me was love at first sight.Is true that I use graphic manip. programs now a bit more, but I use GIMP for about 5 years now, even now I use it.I don't want to pay for Photoshop. On aerodinamic area I am still cr@p,on the good side, I have now more model planes in my collection, all of them WW2. I should start soon ships.IT skills .... mmmmmm .... nope , I am programmer and I do hardware as well for about 10 years.On the hardware side, using IL2 opened my eyes in regard with videocards. Being a Linux junkie, graph performance were not so important for me , hence cr@ap videocards.
What I find a real gain (if not all) , is the last point. I made a lot of friends by playing this game even if I didn't seen them ... yet.
So yes, in a way , this game had and still have an impact upon my life.

Zayets out

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WOLFMondo
07-02-2004, 06:55 AM
IL2 really opened my eyes to the history of the Eastern front.

In the UK you don't really learn much about what happened in the USSR during the war apart from the great battles and Stalin. Playing this game and reading about the pilots, planes and events that shape this sim really is an eye opener.

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NegativeGee
07-02-2004, 07:03 AM
Heheh, welcome to the IL-2 series of personal training software http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

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p1ngu666
07-02-2004, 10:07 AM
oi bearcat u forgot some madman sending u stuff http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

and small communities are best, and ive met lots of chaps
from alaska to new zealand http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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|CoB|_Spectre
07-02-2004, 01:33 PM
Not only that, I lost 30 pounds, my vision improved, my hairline started moving forward, I won the lottery and the ladies seem much more attracted to me. Now I'm the life of the party...woohoo! Wow, thanks Oleg, I couldn't have done it without you. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

Luftcaca
07-02-2004, 01:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by |CoB|_Spectre:
Not only that, I lost 30 pounds, my vision improved, my hairline started moving forward, I won the lottery and the ladies seem much more attracted to me. Now I'm the life of the party...woohoo! Wow, thanks Oleg, I couldn't have done it without you. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL!!!

lemme guess, now every chix around the corner want a piece of your Mk108 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Flygflottilj16_Sulan
07-02-2004, 02:49 PM
Sentimental http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My belly increased in size, I sit down alot more than I used to, I drink alot less than used to, I stopped smoking and started snuffing (or whatever "snus" is called in english)... But then offcourse I have learned ALOT of 20th century history, as an RC-flyer I have had much use of the understanding and "feel" of aerodynamics this game has given me...

But I still don‚¬īt call this a simulator, even though a VERY historical and realistic game...
Nothing bad about that, IL2 is the only gaming/simming software I used the last 2 years...

PBNA-Boosher
07-02-2004, 03:04 PM
I agree fully Bearcat!

Bearcat99
07-02-2004, 06:18 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by |CoB|_Spectre:
Not only that, I lost 30 pounds, my vision improved, my hairline started moving forward, I won the lottery and the ladies seem much more attracted to me. Now I'm the life of the party...woohoo! Wow, thanks Oleg, I couldn't have done it without you. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ill take some of what he's having....

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heywooood
07-02-2004, 09:57 PM
Olegs Oil...better than Viagra..L-O-L!!!

I agree totally on the point of having learned a ton about computers and peripherals and what not from these forums and only because of FB, that I would not have cared to learn otherwise.



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WWMaxGunz
07-02-2004, 11:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by |CoB|_Spectre:
Not only that, I lost 30 pounds, my vision improved, my hairline started moving forward, I won the lottery and the ladies seem much more attracted to me. Now I'm the life of the party...woohoo! Wow, thanks Oleg, I couldn't have done it without you. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, but just wait till you wake up sober tomorrow!
Hopefully you won't feel a need to gnaw your arm off to escape... something.


Neal

james8325
07-03-2004, 03:25 PM
i didnt even know what a bf-109 was before il2. now i can name almost every WWII make and model that saw a considerable amount of action.

brasil66
07-03-2004, 08:17 PM
LITERALLY exploded? Wow! Was anyone hurt? I think you mean...figuratively exploded. :-)

Sorry to be werd nerd...but this point niggles at my subconscious.

CHEERS!

|CoB|_Spectre
07-04-2004, 06:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WWMaxGunz:


Yeah, but just wait till you wake up sober tomorrow!
Hopefully you won't feel a need to gnaw your arm off to escape... something.


Neal<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, I clicked my heels together and woke up back in Kansas...and I'm not even FROM Kansas! Sheesh, I knew it was too good to be true. Thanks, Neal, I needed that. Btw, do you think maybe you could spare some time a little later? I've been needing someone to poke me in the eye with a sharp stick. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

ElektroFredrik
07-04-2004, 05:20 PM
My knowledge of WW2 (particularly East Front WW2)
is immensely bigger than before buying IL2, the
same goes for planes and also a bit for the
ground vehicles.

My family also have a cat (got her this winter)
that's named Dora. Guess what plane she's named
after(you won't win any prize though http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)

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TheJoyStick
07-04-2004, 05:32 PM
Yeah, it's cool with my advanced assessment knowledge I gained from this game...

I see a jet fly by, or a WWII restored plane, and I'm like..

Hey, I know what that is!

Franzen
07-04-2004, 10:20 PM
Bearcat, I'm sure you forgot a few things. You've improved your debating skills. You have a new perception on the term "2 weeks". Your family has aged and grown without you even noticing. Your typing skills have improved along with hand/eye coordination. Your vocabulary has been expanded with goodies such as "uber", "Luftwhiner", "Patch?", ".50 cal", and many more useful terms. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Oleg is kind enough to accept donations. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

Fritz Franzen