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blue_76
03-07-2006, 09:51 PM
ok, I've been playing SH3 since its initial release.. but i find myself still enjoying it. I've sen many good kaleun's come and go, but i find myself still playing this sim. sure, i play other games too, but there's something special about this sim.. perhaps its my 5.1 speaker sound system.. perhaps its the waves splashing on the conning tower.. maybe its the sound of the diesel engines.. sometimes i find myself looking at the sunset or the sunrise.. i don't play for tonnage and i don't play for renown.. i just like to cruise along and feel free.. any thoughts? perhaps i'm crazy? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

blue_76
03-07-2006, 09:51 PM
ok, I've been playing SH3 since its initial release.. but i find myself still enjoying it. I've sen many good kaleun's come and go, but i find myself still playing this sim. sure, i play other games too, but there's something special about this sim.. perhaps its my 5.1 speaker sound system.. perhaps its the waves splashing on the conning tower.. maybe its the sound of the diesel engines.. sometimes i find myself looking at the sunset or the sunrise.. i don't play for tonnage and i don't play for renown.. i just like to cruise along and feel free.. any thoughts? perhaps i'm crazy? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

JU88
03-08-2006, 04:58 AM
because theres nothing eles like it around, really! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hoatee
03-08-2006, 05:26 AM
As an ex beach bummer, watching SHIII on the screen reminds of staring at the sea - it has a nice serene effect.

You ain't crazy Blue_76 - I have that honour.

U734
03-08-2006, 05:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">i don't play for tonnage and i don't play for renown.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif I don't either

I never wanted to feel myself as "a hero Uboat commander with record tonnage" and don't have wish to be the best in the list there - it's just different game - you're supposed to dive in its atmosphere and feel yourself in times of 1939-45 war and in a Uboat commander role, which was limited & dangerous - only then you understand this brilliant game and its spirit http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

And about the question of this thread - I think the dynamic campaign plays a huge role in that

Tomus
03-08-2006, 06:37 AM
I don't play it all the time. But whenever I do I love every minute of it. I usual complete a patrol every two weeks or so.

Also I can work from home, so sometimes I just leave SHIII running on my desktop. Its quite soothing hearing the waves and diesels running.

The_Silent_O
03-08-2006, 06:42 AM
The call of the sea...and that's from an army guy! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Where's these mermaids I was promised??? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

blastomatic1759
03-08-2006, 08:39 AM
i find myself either playing SH3 or OFP alot. im waiting for the next version of OFP to hit the market , but i play SH3 way more than OFP .

Celeon999
03-08-2006, 02:22 PM
The taste of salt on my lips.

The smell of diesel in the air.

The smell of male sweat from 50 men enclosed in an steel tube.

The pleasuring of the male instinct to hunt,kill and be victorious. ( http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif I heard some wimen have it also http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif )


Oh yes that the reason http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Its like those glorious times back in stoneage.

Hunt, Kill ,Eat ,Sleep ,Reproduce ......

Yes thats all we need http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

warmonger61
03-08-2006, 05:17 PM
The sweet taste of victory...the sour taste of defeat....the constant threat of danger...the exhilarating scenery...etc etc! Everyone has their own reasons but what it all comes down to is.....FUN!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif after all, that's what it's all about. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Goosen83
03-08-2006, 05:31 PM
The fact that everytime I get proud of myself I make a mistake that some destroyer or blind crewman punish me for it or I simply meet one of these œber Destroyers that will dc me until the boat has been split apart at subatomic levels. It always makes me wanna get revenge. Its an evil circle never ever having gotten any longer than '43 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

Der.Adler
03-08-2006, 05:58 PM
Relaxing game .. takes the edge off real life http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

TooFastForLove.
03-08-2006, 06:32 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

Quite frankly, reality blows. I like to escape it at least once per day if at all possible. A good computer game (or sim) is a great way to do that. A few shots of whisky don't hurt either.

Bucketlung
03-08-2006, 06:51 PM
For me it's along the lines of what Goosen83 said. One minute you can be the king of the world and the next minute you are running for your life like a scared dog. It can be quite humbling.

rls669
03-09-2006, 07:09 AM
This game always serves up something unexpected to keep me interested. I was dying of boredom, long long time with no contacts, then suddenly I found a convoy with 3 T3s, 2 T2s, several troop carriers and Libertys -- after a long battle I surfaced to finish off 2 crippled T3s that got left behind and from another direction a passenger liner appeared.

That made up for quite a few hours of 15m/s wind/heavy rain/heavy fog/no contacts http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ndladis
03-09-2006, 07:57 AM
To be honest I am not quite sure why I do keep playing this game for so many months.
Probably it is the game it self. I own every Submarine simulation since the days of Amstrad back in 1986. This is the best ever made and with great playability through time.
Better graphics, dynamic campaign, and virtual crew ( though it needs more work).
Or even these things that others said previously like the bitter taste of fear when you hear that pinging sound from DD's and the nervous voices of the crew through my 5.1 sound system ( Oh yes! The sound is awesome)!
Or probably the fact that most items are nostalgically recognisable there. I have operated most of the Allied AA weapons and heavy naval guns during my service time.
Though when I was at the navy, I didn't have the slightest inclination to see the fleet's submarines, even though we had a few WWII era American subs or the successors of the WWII German submarines ( 209). I didn't even bothered to go and visit them ( Not mentioning serving in one of them). I thought that they looked more like enormous cans than vessels.
I am getting old......

Merlin367
03-09-2006, 06:24 PM
I agree with blue 76 that it is very relaxing to just cruise the waves. That being said this sim is the only game I play. The attraction here for me is the u-boat and the history of the crews on both sides of the conflict.I have only been playing this since Christmas and I am
very happy with it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

AO1_AW_SW_USN
03-09-2006, 07:05 PM
Since I cannot sail the seas with an armed service again, I find playing this game to be a suitable substitute.

When the seas are calm in the game (which is rare enough) I seem to reminisce on my times sitting on a ballard watching the sunset over the western horizon. The smell of the salt in the air and the feel of the spray on my face reminded me that the sea is one to respect and admire.

Countless times I have sat and gazed on the sky so full of stars that it can almost light the surface of the water without a moon. It brings back a time of peace and tranquility that I can never again experience in real life.

That's what brings me back to this game everyday.

The_Silent_O
03-10-2006, 05:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by AO1_AW_SW_USN:
Since I cannot sail the seas with an armed service again, I find playing this game to be a suitable substitute.

When the seas are calm in the game (which is rare enough) I seem to reminisce on my times sitting on a ballard watching the sunset over the western horizon. The smell of the salt in the air and the feel of the spray on my face reminded me that the sea is one to respect and admire.

Countless times I have sat and gazed on the sky so full of stars that it can almost light the surface of the water without a moon. It brings back a time of peace and tranquility that I can never again experience in real life.

That's what brings me back to this game everyday. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've had the same experience sitting in my fighting position at night...except I hear the occasional owl and ground vermin. No sea salt for me, but I the the smell of fresh churned earth.

The Navy turned me down for a scholarship initially, then 9 months after I started my Aero Eng degree, they came back to me trying to offer me another scholarship (I was getting outstanding grades). I told them to "pack sand" and stayed with my Army Scholarship. I would have ended up a Nuclear Engineer Officer anyway. Now I'm 18 months away from retirement.

hueywolf123
03-23-2006, 01:17 PM
As a surfer, and someone who grew up on Dee Why beach in Sydney, I always feel welcomed by the scenery. It makes me feel like I'm back at home. We all have our own reasons, but yes, it is strange the hold this game has on me and whenever I'm not playing it seems to be something I think about alot - tactically, wondering about the best way to evade destroyers etc

DarkOmen13
03-23-2006, 04:29 PM
Keep coming back? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

You mean you managed to leave in the first place? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

D.

WilhelmSchulz.
03-23-2006, 04:52 PM
along the lines that ris669 said.

blue_76
03-23-2006, 04:58 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DarkOmen13:
Keep coming back? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

You mean you managed to leave in the first place? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

D. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

tried to http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

DarkOmen13
03-23-2006, 10:21 PM
You're still here i see http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

D.

T-III
03-23-2006, 10:35 PM
One of the most interesting enigmas and one of lifes biggest unanswered questions that is.