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F19_Orheim
05-01-2006, 02:40 AM

F19_Orheim
05-01-2006, 02:40 AM

F19_Ob
05-01-2006, 03:30 AM
He he... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

HotelBushranger
05-01-2006, 03:40 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif A padawan Grognard http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

Feathered_IV
05-01-2006, 04:56 AM
I think I'm more an Aestheticist/Grognard. Warfare dosen't thrill me but the physical shape and personality of the planes interest me a good deal. I don't find war exciting or romantic and I have no interest in modern military hardware. Or indeed any from at least fifty years back. I prefer my weapons of human squander in museums, where they belong http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

What I do find interesting is the way design philosophies of each country is shaped by that nations temperament or national identity. I like the way each mass produced machine gets personalised by its pilots, unit and crew. I admire their ability (the planes ability I mean) to survive and hunt in the same way an paleoentologist might admire the Stegosaur or T-Rex.

I do read the histories. And I try to make sense of it all as best as I can, without becomming a stat-junkie. I love a good fight. But I try to fly smart. I don't mind if I get beaten and I won't take it personal.

Sorry, was I rambling?

Low_Flyer_MkVb
05-01-2006, 05:08 AM
I'm a grog seeker...*hic!*

joeap
05-01-2006, 05:32 AM
A funseeking grognard, who also likes grog, cheers Low_Flyer.

han freak solo
05-01-2006, 08:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
I'm a grog seeker...*hic!* </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

+1

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-01-2006, 08:13 AM
A Grognard with funseeker tendencies relative to my intake level of grog. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

georgeo76
05-01-2006, 08:20 AM
What you really mean to ask is are you Iceman, or are you Maverick?

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FlatSpinMan
05-01-2006, 08:27 AM
@Georgeo - now that is a question!! Maverick all the way!!!

georgeo76
05-01-2006, 08:53 AM
You're everyone's problem FlatSpinMan. That's because every time you go up in the air, you're unsafe. I don't like you because you're dangerous.

Now let's get oiled up and go play some volleyball!

F19_Orheim
05-01-2006, 08:55 AM
never did like topgun...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif stupid movie *evil grin*... no stiff upper lip anywhere... well maybe on Kelly McGillis but how sexy is she????

Stigler_9_JG52
05-01-2006, 09:42 AM
BOTH.

It's a fallacy to think that a sim (or a mission within a sim) can't be "fun" if it's "historic" or "challenging".

I will admit it's a different kind of fun than your standard mindless "2 bases with 5 miles separation, 50 ft. turn in circles dogfighting" setup... but a good, well-written, well-researched, well-playbalanced scenario, coop or campaign rewards those who put the extra time in.

No, it doesn't have to be a 4-hour trek in either direction of flight... but enough room to make egress directions and alts (and tactics) alterable... to create the brown ring twitch that comes with uncertainty.... that's the hallmark of the historic style of play. It's a hell of a lot of fun.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
05-01-2006, 10:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
never did like topgun...http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif stupid movie *evil grin*... no stiff upper lip anywhere... well maybe on Kelly McGillis but how sexy is she???? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Rent a copy of 'Witness' for the night and get back to us http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

FlatSpinMan
05-01-2006, 10:49 AM
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"You're everyone's problem FlatSpinMan. That's because every time you go up in the air, you're unsafe. I don't like you because you're dangerous.

Now let's get oiled up and go play some volleyball!"
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Those were simpler, more innocent times, it seems, weren't they? Or was I just too young to pick up the undertones?

_VR_ScorpionWorm
05-01-2006, 11:00 AM
Why isn't there an inbetween option? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

F19_Orheim
05-01-2006, 11:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by _VR_ScorpionWorm:
Why isn't there an inbetween option? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Because after spending 3+ years in this crazy place has made me realize that there is no shade of greys among us all... alla black and white.. take any topic in any thread and you'll see http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Either things are great or cr@p.... Compromises never stand in here.. so I guesss... be one or the otherhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Stigler_9_JG52
05-01-2006, 12:22 PM
I think there IS a midpoint.

There are guys who are into full realism, but do NOT subscribe to the "full switch" mentality, because they believe full switch is poor simulation, too: it's hardER than real life, just the opposite side of the spectrum where "made easy" rules the roost.

You CAN have a sim that is both fun and immersive, challenging and accurate. It's usually the mindsets of the gamers and simheads that are so "black and white".

carguy_
05-01-2006, 01:08 PM
I`m definitely in the middle.And as much as I`d like to be a grognard,I`m not.

I don`t knows the difference between MG-FF and MG-121
I`m not well versed in ACM and
formation tactics, and can almost be trusted to immerse himself in the fighter pilot fantasy to
the point of wearing silk scarves and goggles


But
I have maps of arenas I fight in
I join wingmen and claw for altitude
And ofcourse I simply HATE dying,more than anything in this game.

All in all going into extremes never excited me.I don`t like pacific missions because they`re 70km there and back - that`s too much time spent just flying over the sea.
I like close support and escort missions.


I guess you might call me a snob cuz I never like a funseeker when I see one.

GreyBeast
05-01-2006, 03:23 PM
I can't spell Grognard, let alone pronounce it, so I'll go with Sunfeeker. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Billy_BigBoy
05-01-2006, 03:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Stigler_9_JG52:
I think there IS a midpoint.

There are guys who are into full realism, but do NOT subscribe to the "full switch" mentality, because they believe full switch is poor simulation, too: it's hardER than real life, just the opposite side of the spectrum where "made easy" rules the roost.

You CAN have a sim that is both fun and immersive, challenging and accurate. It's usually the mindsets of the gamers and simheads that are so "black and white". </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Over the last 30 years I have read all the important books like Shaw's and the one you mentioned, In Pursuit. Have seen all the important movies and played every sim on the market, even created my own.
I go for historicaly right and technicaly right but I still like to fly on UK-dedicated.
So, there is an in between!