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bopop4
07-02-2009, 07:11 PM
O.K I'll get things started.

You know you play IL-2 too much when you spend 150 bucks on a joystick.

SILVERFISH1992
07-02-2009, 07:14 PM
You know you play to much when you only get 1 hour of time not on the forums or playing IL-2!

erco415
07-02-2009, 07:20 PM
You know you're playing too much IL2 when you try and change the view on your tv by moving your head ala Trackir.

erco415
07-02-2009, 07:22 PM
And you know you're playing too much IL2 if you've ever used the phrase, "Two weeks, be sure", in conversation with civilians.

TS_Sancho
07-02-2009, 07:23 PM
You know you play IL2 too much when you pride yourself on your situational awareness during your daily traffic commute.

danjama
07-02-2009, 07:24 PM
You spend a whole day on hyperlobby?

SILVERFISH1992
07-02-2009, 07:24 PM
I dont play online. My computer that has Internet, is not fast enough to play this game even on low settings. I have 2 computers. I play the game single player on my faster computer. Plus I played the game for 4-5 years.

bopop4
07-02-2009, 07:25 PM
Trackir? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

horseback
07-02-2009, 07:29 PM
You occasionally hit the gas pedal when you really just wanted to make a right turn.

cheers

horseback

CarlingWood
07-02-2009, 07:37 PM
You judge the distance of the car you are trailing for convergence.

Try to look at dots in the sky for a long time

Try to pull the steering wheel on your car when you approach a bump.

BillSwagger
07-02-2009, 07:43 PM
......when you wonder whats for dinner, so you check and everyone is having breakfast.

CarlingWood
07-02-2009, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by BillSwagger:
......when you wonder whats for dinner, so you check and everyone is having breakfast.


Whats worse is you try to ask your wife over ventrilo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

ash1976
07-02-2009, 08:06 PM
. . . . . the wife walks in on you fiddling with your 'pinkie' switch and shouting "I'm right on your tail now sucka" to a group of random blokes you've never met over an internet voice chat server . . . . . http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Choctaw111
07-02-2009, 08:39 PM
...When your wife knows what Il2 is just by how it looks during play, as opposed to other flight sims.
...Your wife can also identify different aircraft as she sees them so much.
...When your wife asks if the 50's have been fixed yet.

LW_lcarp
07-02-2009, 08:44 PM
You know you play IL-2 too much when...


You make a post on the IL-2 forums titled, You know you play IL-2 too much when...

WTE_Galway
07-02-2009, 10:24 PM
When the wife no longer believes this is going to be a new flower planter for the garden ...


http://www.simpits.org/geneb/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/cockpit_open.png

stalkervision
07-02-2009, 10:25 PM
You buy a laptop and play it online with a wi-fi even when your on the john... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

TheCrux
07-02-2009, 10:30 PM
When most of the German and Japanese phrases I know are air combat commands/acknowledgements.

idonno
07-02-2009, 10:44 PM
Too much? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

X32Wright
07-02-2009, 11:26 PM
When you 'S!' every 'live' person in your life http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DKoor
07-02-2009, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by TS_Sancho:
You know you play IL2 too much when you pride yourself on your situational awareness during your daily traffic commute. +1

Billy_DeLyon
07-02-2009, 11:58 PM
...you're constantly hypervigilant when outdoors because, in maintaining your SA, you keep spotting "dots" (birds) and they always have speed/altitude advantage over you..

gizmo60
07-03-2009, 02:44 AM
You answer the door in your TrackIR hat.

Magic369
07-03-2009, 02:59 AM
...you spot and positively identify aircraft flying in on airshows long before the commentator announces them.

TinyTim
07-03-2009, 03:02 AM
When long-time-no-see relatives come to visit you during Saturday night co-ops! They really should know better. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Flight_boy1990
07-03-2009, 04:10 AM
Originally posted by erco415:
You know you're playing too much IL2 when you try and change the view on your tv by moving your head ala Trackir.

Ahahahaha,so true... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif
Don't ask me how i play RO or something else.
When i turn play IL-2 without TIR turned on,and when i move my head in the plane with the hat-switch,i still move my head even if it's not doing anything! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Flight_boy1990
07-03-2009, 04:18 AM
You know when you play too much IL-2 when:
(from my view,i've experienced thos)

-Someone cuts you on the road without the use of blinker,then you start searhing the Weapon 1+2/cannon buttons on your gear shifter.
(happened to me today...Some blondy in an Opel Astra...)
-If the road goes downwards,you always dive down at full power,doing 300+ so you can pull up when the road starts to go up.
-A cop is on your six,you start to speed up and then start doing rolling scissors untill he goes on your twelve.
-You're trying to reach the hat-Switch on your gear shifter,because you want to see what's in your left mirror.
-If you see a big 18 wheeler,you don't stay on his six.
-If you see a 18 wheelers convoy,you go aside to them and start looking up seriously for the gasoline trailer.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

carts
07-03-2009, 04:50 AM
Originally posted by gizmo60:
You answer the door in your TrackIR hat.
And your not embarrassed! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

x6BL_Brando
07-03-2009, 05:16 AM
Originally posted by carts:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by gizmo60:
You answer the door in your TrackIR hat.
And your not embarrassed! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Embarrassed? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I usually say "Greetings, earthling!, you have found our headquarters at last." Works a treat on cold-call salespeople and doorstep evangelists http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
"Come back, we need your body parts!" I cry, but they're always a half mile away by then....

Uufflakke
07-03-2009, 07:06 AM
Originally posted by bopop4:
Trackir? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I think you haven't played IL-2 too much... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Here's some info (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AO0F5sLdVM)

WTE_Galway
07-03-2009, 08:11 AM
Originally posted by Uufflakke:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by bopop4:
Trackir? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

I think you haven't played IL-2 too much... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Here's some info (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AO0F5sLdVM) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


People play the game wihout it ???

That's just plain scarey ......

SILVERFISH1992
07-03-2009, 08:16 AM
I dont have TrackIR.

If I'm still this dominating after 5 years, I dont think I need it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

danjama
07-03-2009, 08:32 AM
Only girls use TiR....

rnzoli
07-03-2009, 10:14 AM
Related:
http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...283/m/1201014725/p/1 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/1201014725/p/1)

triad773
07-03-2009, 09:34 PM
When your wife asks you for a divorce http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif

ImMoreBetter
07-03-2009, 11:38 PM
When you leave steering wheel height adjustment on your car permanently unlocked.

During a road trip you announce to your passengers, "Negative, RTB, I'm Bingo."

You use the o'clock system when directing people.

When driving around corners, you imagine you are pulling lead on the car in front of you. (I know you are all guilty of this.)

You often describe everyday objects using the terms 'undermodelled', 'overmodelled', 'uber', and 'porked'.

While driving you look like a dork with your hand out the window playing in the air currents.

You proceed to swerve back and forth in your lane when your hand exceeds it's critical angle of attack.

Jure_502
07-05-2009, 06:26 AM
Originally posted by ImMoreBetter:
You use the o'clock system when directing people.

So true! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

repoman11
07-05-2009, 11:11 AM
When you check your car's rear view mirror for fighters on your six.

Metatron_123
07-05-2009, 05:45 PM
When you wish you had cannons when in a traffic jam, a enemy car filling your windscreen...

Trefle
07-05-2009, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by ImMoreBetter:
When you leave steering wheel height adjustment on your car permanently unlocked.

During a road trip you announce to your passengers, "Negative, RTB, I'm Bingo."

You use the o'clock system when directing people.

When driving around corners, you imagine you are pulling lead on the car in front of you. (I know you are all guilty of this.)

You often describe everyday objects using the terms 'undermodelled', 'overmodelled', 'uber', and 'porked'.

While driving you look like a dork with your hand out the window playing in the air currents.

You proceed to swerve back and forth in your lane when your hand exceeds it's critical angle of attack.

lmao , i played Il-2 too much then http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
i'm guilty of most of them , especially the o'clock system http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

*goes back to boom and zoom mosquitos in his bedroom*

Friendly_flyer
07-06-2009, 03:08 AM
When your baby daughter says "Look aeroplanes" whenever you go near the computer.

DKoor
07-06-2009, 03:39 AM
Originally posted by Trefle:
i'm guilty of most of them , especially the o'clock system http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Hey look, hawt chick 7 o clock... level http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif .

Yes, I've even infested my colleagues with this marking system... it's easiest and most efficient IMHO http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif .

Dadio2009
07-06-2009, 11:02 AM
When...

You find yourself secretly wishing your current motherboard would fry, so you'd have an iron-clad excuse which would sail past the wife to enable you to upgrade your rig...so, you can jack the graphics settings to the max!

When...

You find yourself wondering next day, whether the AI are still angry at you for stealing thier kills... when all along its only payback for them stealing yours!

stiboo2
07-06-2009, 04:13 PM
When...

you have to buy a second hard drive because you have so many installations of IL2 and soooo many skins !

when...

IL2 seems real, and real life seems like a sim.

when...

you start talking about Oleg Maddox to family or colleagues as if the whole world knows who he is

when...

my wife threatens to throw my PC out of the bedroom window if I don't come to bed



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" The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time "

toogame
07-06-2009, 08:00 PM
When you only see your Mrs once a week and she lives in your house and sleeps in your bed.

Nightshifter1
07-06-2009, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by TS_Sancho:
You know you play IL2 too much when you pride yourself on your situational awareness during your daily traffic commute.

I swear using TrackIR helped me to pass my driving test http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

"Head on a swivel"

Maico_249th
07-07-2009, 05:27 AM
You get to work and You check to see if AAA has new aircraft(Come On Mig-15!) before you check your email.

Your computer room is 68 degrees and you wear a hoodie cos its good for the video card.

Your girlfriend asks you "how was your mission?" to determine if you are in the mood.

Chris0382
07-07-2009, 07:01 AM
When you start listing your IL-2 accomplishments on an employment application.

Choctaw111
07-07-2009, 08:28 AM
Originally posted by Maico_249th:


Your girlfriend asks you "how was your mission?" to determine if you are in the mood.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Good one! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

AllorNothing117
07-07-2009, 09:49 AM
Answering the Door in you Track IR hat and stamoping on the Gas to turn right... That'd so be me If I had Track IR or could Drive! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I also heard that someone went flying in a real plane and tried to press the hat switch even though he was flying for real! I can sort of relate to that, when I went flying it was very odd looking around and not thinking about my E or checking my six. I remember the Pilot running through pre-flight checks and being glad the planes on IL-2 never malfunction!

TheFamilyMan
07-07-2009, 10:43 AM
When you feel compelled to post in this thread!

(Sorry, I couldn't resist.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif)

RPMcMurphy
07-07-2009, 04:26 PM
This may be of some help to you guys; thats if you are willing to help yourselves. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif



WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF IL2ISM?
The SELF-TEST

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF IL2ISM?
Here is a self-test to help you review the role IL2 plays in your life. These questions incorporate many common symptoms of IL2ism . This test is intended to help you determine if you or someone you know needs to find out more about IL2ism; It is not intended to be used to establish the diagnosis of IL2ism.

Do you ever IL2 heavily when you are disappointed, under pressure or have had a quarrel with someone?
Can you handle more IL2 now than when you first started to IL2?
When IL2ing with other people, do you try to have a few extra flights that others won't know about?
Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable if IL2 is not available?
Do you sometimes feel a little guilty about your IL2ing?
Are you in more of a hurry to get to your first IL2 of the day than you used to be?
Has a family member or close friend ever expressed concern or complained about your IL2ing?
Do you often want to continue IL2ing after your friends say they've had enough?
Do you usually have a reason for the occasions when you IL2 heavily?
When you're not flying, do you sometimes regret things you did or said while IL2ing?
Have you tried switching sims, or following different plans to control your IL2ing?
Have you sometimes failed to keep promises you made to yourself about controlling or cutting down on your IL2ing?
Have you ever had a FWI (flying while intoxicated) or FUI (flying under the influence of IL2) violation, or any other legal problem related to your IL2ing?
Do you try to avoid family or close friends while you are IL2ing?
Are you having more financial, work, school and/or family problems as a result of your IL2ing?
Has your physician ever advised you to cut down on your IL2ing?
Do you eat very little or irregularly during the periods when you are IL2ing?
Do you sometimes have the "shakes" in the morning and find that it helps to have a "little" IL2, tranquilizer of some kind?
Do you sometimes stay IL2ed for several days at a time?
After periods of IL2ing do you sometimes see or hear things that aren't there?
Have you ever gone to anyone for, help about your IL2ing?
Do you ever feel depressed before, during or after of heavy IL2ing?


Any "yes" answer indicates that you may be a greater risk for IL2ism. More than one "yes" answer may indicate the presence of an IL2-related problem and the need for consultation with a professional.
Adapted from
"What Are the Signs of IL2ism - The Self -Test"
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON IL2 STURMOVIK DEPENDENCE
12 West 2114st Street
New York, NY 16510
1-771-IL2-SICK

danjama
07-07-2009, 04:37 PM
The scary thing is i actually answer YES to most of those http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Am i wasting my life?

RPMcMurphy
07-07-2009, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by danjama:
The scary thing is i actually answer YES to most of those http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Am i wasting my life?
Man, I hope you picked up the sarcastic humor with that test. You have me worried now.

Choctaw111
07-07-2009, 05:23 PM
I answered yes to most of those as well.
The only thing in my/our defense is that Il2 is just THAT good.

BillSwagger
07-08-2009, 01:53 AM
does this mean i shouldnt drive or operate heavy machinery after Il2ing??

Chris0382
07-08-2009, 05:30 AM
When you start pulling back and pushing forward on the steering wheel while driving

Avivion
07-08-2009, 06:56 AM
When you strain your neck to "check six" while driving instead of using the mirror.

ROXunreal
07-08-2009, 08:22 AM
When the random thoughts just before you fall asleep include pulling lead on someone as you're about to bnz them.

gizmo60
07-08-2009, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by ROXunreal:
When the random thoughts just before you fall asleep include pulling lead on someone as you're about to bnz them.

When those thoughts continue after you fall asleep.

DKoor
07-08-2009, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by gizmo60:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ROXunreal:
When the random thoughts just before you fall asleep include pulling lead on someone as you're about to bnz them.

When those thoughts continue after you fall asleep. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

The most pleasing flying dream I had/have/will have is when I'm taking off into the sunset.
There is no combat just flying around... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Trefle
07-08-2009, 02:19 PM
Originally posted by gizmo60:
You answer the door in your TrackIR hat.

Happened to me today lol , the postman was puzzled at first looking at me like an alien

"erm , what's that cap for ? "
" ohhh , yes damn i forgot to take it out , it's a track ir "
" a track what ? " http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Engadin
07-08-2009, 03:12 PM
When you follow with your head the car you have just overtaken/overshot in case he gets your six, to push full throttle and get away from his line of fire.....uhm, I guess I go Il-2ing way too much http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Engadin

jamesblonde1979
07-08-2009, 04:41 PM
When you start imagining just what Hysterical Hans and the Fat Controller actually look like.

jbrunner
07-08-2009, 04:46 PM
--When you purposely maintain only a 25 percent fuel loadout for your car!

WTE_Galway
07-08-2009, 06:32 PM
Well here is one I have actually done on a few occasions ...



When you are watching a DVD movie or something like sport on TV and try to get the view to pan around onscreen (TrackIR style) by turning your head slightly.

RegRag1977
07-09-2009, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by danjama:
Only girls use TiR....

Nice, i am a lesbian now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

RPMcMurphy
07-09-2009, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by Chris0382:
When you start listing your IL-2 accomplishments on an employment application.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Friendly_flyer
07-09-2009, 02:09 PM
Originally posted by jamesblonde1979:
When you start imagining just what Hysterical Hans and the Fat Controller actually look like.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I used to wonder about that too, until I watched Tomas the tank engine with my baby daughter, and was introduced to the Railway Fat Controller, perhaps they are related:

http://www.alextrack.co.uk/library/images/home_page/sirtophamhat.gif

MD_Titus
07-10-2009, 10:57 AM
... when you read "you know you play too much il2 when" threads, nodding your head and chuckling to yourself.

Wildnoob
07-10-2009, 11:13 AM
know, I don't need womens since was introduced to IL2, they all hate me anyway, but can't live without this sim. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

ROXunreal
07-10-2009, 12:08 PM
When you wait till you hit 3500 RPM in a car before switching the gear. Then remembering that you're looking at the RPM gauge and not the altimeter, and that you're switching car gears not supercharger stages.

coyote40368
07-10-2009, 01:24 PM
When "IL2" time starts overtaking "masturbat!on" time.

SILVERFISH1992
07-10-2009, 01:25 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Wildnoob
07-10-2009, 01:37 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

PS: guys, let's hold with sexual life/masturbation related comments.

DKoor
07-10-2009, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by SILVERFISH1992:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif +1

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

stalkervision
07-10-2009, 01:45 PM
what you haven't combined the two sports together? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Joy-stick.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Wildnoob
07-10-2009, 02:11 PM
Originally posted by stalkervision:
what you haven't combined the two sports together? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Joy-stick.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

SILVERFISH1992
07-10-2009, 04:54 PM
What does "+1" mean?

Flight_boy1990
07-10-2009, 04:58 PM
OMG SILVERFISH1992,
are you falling off the moon?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
(jk)

+1 means that you agree about something said in the post above.

Now,
You know you play too much IL-2 when your wife starts to use your joystick cause of the "force....feddback",instead your meatstick. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

stalkervision
07-10-2009, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by Flight_boy1990:
OMG SILVERFISH1992,
are you falling off the moon?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif
(jk)

+1 means that you agree about something said in the post above.

Now,
You know you play too much IL-2 when your wife starts to use your joystick cause of the "force....feddback",instead your meatstick. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Mr_Zooly
07-10-2009, 05:24 PM
You know when you play Il-2 too much when..............D..I..V..O..R..C..E occurs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

RPMcMurphy
07-10-2009, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Zooly:
You know when you play Il-2 too much when..............D..I..V..O..R..C..E occurs http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
Yep, or when you wake up with your face drueling discustingly on the keyboard and you go into the bathroom to take a leak and when you look in the mirror you see lines on the side of your face that strangley resemble keyboard keys! AHHHHH! And then you put on your dark sunglasses because the Sunday morning sun us so stinging to your pupils and you get in your car, go get some more beer, pepsi and hotpockets, and then you come back to hyperlobby -------for more!!! AHHHHH!
(Sam Kinison type yell) AAAAAAAAAH!

gizmo60
07-10-2009, 08:58 PM
You have towels and blankets set aside to go over your rather thin curtains so the sun doesn't upset your TIR.

hirosangels
07-10-2009, 11:07 PM
lol @ SA while driving to work one, that was good!


your driving to work and start calling cars by names like

BMW sedans 109's and two seaters Dora's, the ford mustang ponies, camero jugs,

when you start calling 18 wheelers heavy bombers and SUV's and trucks med bombers

and start calling the rice rockets Zeke or Zero, or the toyota land cruiser a 'betty'