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eXtra_Corrosiv
07-08-2004, 02:37 PM
seriously.


Last nightI was just going to fly a little bit of a mission I was working on before sleep. I was in a p63 supercobra, making a run on a group of 4 he111s with a 2 109 g-10 escort.

I nailed a bf109 with a single medium range (.35) cannon shot to the cockpit, and I was watching him spiral out of control with the padlock. I went to "look forward" view to check the situation and I was about 10-15 meters from slamming a bomber.

I cut throttle and pushed the plane into a dive under the bomber.

For about 2-3 seconds, before the red-out effect took over, I got a HUGE feeling of motion! It literally felt like I was in a diving plane and my stomach rose up a little bit.

now that's being immersed.

was freaking awesome! the sad part is I'll probably never feel like that aqgain

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eXtra_Corrosiv
07-08-2004, 02:37 PM
seriously.


Last nightI was just going to fly a little bit of a mission I was working on before sleep. I was in a p63 supercobra, making a run on a group of 4 he111s with a 2 109 g-10 escort.

I nailed a bf109 with a single medium range (.35) cannon shot to the cockpit, and I was watching him spiral out of control with the padlock. I went to "look forward" view to check the situation and I was about 10-15 meters from slamming a bomber.

I cut throttle and pushed the plane into a dive under the bomber.

For about 2-3 seconds, before the red-out effect took over, I got a HUGE feeling of motion! It literally felt like I was in a diving plane and my stomach rose up a little bit.

now that's being immersed.

was freaking awesome! the sad part is I'll probably never feel like that aqgain

Athlon 3200+ / 2x512 corsair c2pt 3200LL / radeon X800 Pro / Audigy 2 ZS / WinXP / Saitek X45

JG52Uther
07-08-2004, 02:42 PM
Good is'nt it! I often find myself ducking my head when nearly colliding in dogfights http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Venom079
07-08-2004, 02:59 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by JG52Uther:
Good is'nt it! I often find myself ducking my head when nearly colliding in dogfights http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
QUOTE]

Same here...lolhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif The adrenaline rush is really hardcore in this sim...I find myself with rapid heart-beats along with sweating ballz!

eXtra_Corrosiv
07-08-2004, 03:16 PM
adrenaline rush is cool too, something ive had before and will have again. I have never had a feeling of motion though. I hope it happens again.

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eXtra_Corrosiv
07-08-2004, 03:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ALDEGA:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by eXtra_Corrosiv:
was freaking awesome! the sad part is I'll probably never feel like that aqgain<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
You'll get a rush too, when your boss finds out you were playing IL2 while you should have been working. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

rofl, as soon as i saw you posted in the topic, i knew it was coming. hahaha good to see you aldega.

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Simjock
07-08-2004, 10:22 PM
I think IL2 is the only sim (game) I ever played that makes me duck. Never had my guts turned inside out, but I did acidently yanked my controler right out of the usb port, so I guess you could say my computer had its guts turned inside out.
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Farkitt_
07-08-2004, 10:57 PM
The only other sims that made me flinch were B-17 2 and world War 2 Fighters. Both Superb.

B-17 when you were flying through Flak over Berlin on your 22nd Mission, flown in real time With the Vowe to yourself to start over if you die. Gets your armpits sweating to say the Least!

World War 2 Fighters was Just awesome. Never played a sim where the bad guy tried to kill you so badly! they really did come after ya didn't they?

Now IL-2 FB. when your Turning and Twisting so much, to shake that 109 thats right up your ****, really gets the heart pumping. Very few games do.

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tsisqua
07-08-2004, 11:05 PM
The entire time that I am flying . . . I am rolling my head with the terrain . . .

Sometimes I come completely out of my seat.

Yeppir. Best damn game I ever played. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif

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WTE_Ibis
07-09-2004, 12:33 AM
Frightened the hell out of me when after an adrenalin pumping dogfight I looked down to see
blood,REAL blood all over my chest and arm!!
took a second or two to realise my nose had
started to bleed,spooky let me tell you.
Must have been flying too high. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Resident_Jock
07-09-2004, 01:08 AM
I saw tracers over my wing one time, and actually looked behind me... Of course all I could see was my cat on the bed appearing perplexed, instead of a 109 blowing me into small bits :P

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PlaneEater
07-09-2004, 01:27 AM
I once had a pair of old rubber-bands that were wrapped around stuff on my desk break in quick succession, right as a bogey made a snapshot at me.

So just as tracers start to zip by and I hear 'plink plink', there's this SNAP, and another one, and one of them hit a jar of little model airplane pieces and knocked the whole jar-full up into the air. Even the angle the tracers were coming in at lined up with where the junk was flying from. It couldn't have been rehearsed better.

For a fraction of a second, it really seemed like there were bullets hitting right next to me and debris spraying everywhere. I think it was one of the scariest things that's ever happened to me.

Hiriyu
07-09-2004, 01:57 AM
I had a similar experience to the original poster a couple of days ago with regards to the incredible immersion factor in IL2.

I was chasing an enemy fighter from its low six, and at a high rate of speed, gazing upward and forward through my canopy (I'm using TIR). We entered some wispy high clouds, and I was suddenly awestruck by the perception of speed, given the reference point of passing tendrils of cloud relative to his plane. For the first time, I really felt like I was there.

Flying in clear air, and even in heavy cloud cover, you don't really have any reference to your true velocity, save the plane's instruments. I know this sounds really daft, but it was really an eye opener for me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Monson74
07-09-2004, 02:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Venom079:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by JG52Uther:
Good is'nt it! I often find myself ducking my head when nearly colliding in dogfights http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
QUOTE]

Same here...lolhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif The adrenaline rush is really hardcore in this sim...I find myself with rapid heart-beats along with sweating ballz!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ya lol - when I'm about to bounce someone my heart beat triples & I get the sweats - something I really need to work on - nerves - once I failed to fire at a Hurricane that I really owned simply because I was too excited.

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cueceleches
07-09-2004, 05:47 AM
The most thrilling for me are missions against B17s formations in the Fw 190 (BoE addon)..Man! As soon as you get close to the formation, you begin to see tracers all over the place, trying to snipe you! It seems there is no way to survive that, so you try to gain altitude through the barrage, and then dive on them while spitting 20mm cannon shells, while dodging .50cal bullets...your windshield gets a few bullet holes, your engine sputters, oil spreads everywhere, but the mission isnÔ┬┤t over, so you still pull the trigger on that bloody Flying Fortress until one or two engines catch fire...by then, youÔ┬┤re almost done, and then comes a difficult part: land your crippled aircraft safely...Wow! It almost makes me quiver!!

Bearcat99
07-09-2004, 05:55 AM
I get that heart pounding thing going too.... How many of you lean forward in a flyby as the plane zooms by? Especially if you are really moving... My wife used to bitc# and mamoan about me flying a lot more till one night she watched my flay and then she realized.... there was nothing her complaining could do... LMAO.

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NorrisMcWhirter
07-09-2004, 06:15 AM
Hi,

It's almost said to say but I think part of the addiction to this game is due to adrenaline.

I often find myself actually noticing that my heart rate has significantly risen when on a BnZ run...secretly hoping that they are not going to evade before my cannons begin to fire!

I should get out more.

Cheers,
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HAMUSH-CRO
07-09-2004, 07:43 AM
many times i was in a turn DF flying p 39...
my thrustmaster requires a lot of force to controll. so when id get into the spin i would sometimes instinctively lean with my chest over my arm and the stick to lock it into front and oppostite spin direction while applying rudders.
extreme or not, it got me out of some bad bad situations...

also, not to mention that a lot of times my stick slipped off the desk from me banking and turning hard in the most crucial moments.. thats where cursing and swearing ensues...

FirewolfX
07-09-2004, 10:53 AM
I find myself tilting my head following enemy aircraft as I roll and twist to follow, and I try to look around the cockpit bars to get a better look.

Maybe I should just bite it and get Track IR....that'll end up leading to a divorce.. be sure! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

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Freefalldart
07-09-2004, 01:15 PM
My single greatest moment when playing a game was when my brother & me cleared the 100+ levels in Bubble Bobble (running in my old Spectrum) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

Seriously, it's very hard not to duck, avoid bullets or sweat badly when you're trying to break a B17s formation while their scorts are pursuing you... In those moments I almost understand how a young novice pilot should felt like...
If I had something like those moving cockpits in After Burner II or Galaxy Force II arcade machines I think I'd jump through the window when my engine started to burn http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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