View Full Version : The HMS PoW Outrage!

11-04-2004, 02:47 AM
I suppose this has already been discussed in numerous threads (it must have been), but I feel an urge to share my bitterness and dissappointment.

I have only had the time to spend about an hours in the game, but one of the most highly anticipated game components has already made me cry out in anger, shock and dissapointment. The HMS Prince of Wales is everywhere! EVERYWHERE! Not only that it is everywhere, it's in PEARL HARBOUR! Why, oh why?

I want my money back.

11-04-2004, 05:38 AM
Opsis_Kalopsis, sorry to hear you're disappointed. Ilya (aka Luthier) has stated that like the previous sims in this series, PF is a work in progress. HMS Prince of Wales was one of the battleships done in time for the release (which was apparently rushed by the publisher Ubi), so it was used as a stand-in until other ships are released in subsequent patches.

You're free to take it back to place of purchase of course, but I'd stick with it. While it sounds like an incomplete package out of the box (I'm still waiting on my copy), Ilya and Oleg have said repeatedly on these boards that support and additions would be ongoing. At least wait 'till Friday when Oleg should be posting an announcement about the first patch.

11-04-2004, 06:31 AM
Actually... even though i've only had a few hours to play - I love the game! I hoped the overreaction would make the irony apparent. I am rather familiar with this kind of community, and my guess was that this kind of annoying nagging about almost irrelevant details should be the best way to join in http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The incredible detail of everything is amazing, and considering the time they must have put into each model, its a wonder they have even ONE complete battleship. I myself have been working on a 1:350 scale model of the HMS PoW and after a year it's only half built. If they add more ships in the patches, as you say, i'll just jump with joy.

So - I'll keep the game. Might even consider buying one extra to support the russkies.

11-04-2004, 06:47 AM
Sorry, I had my irony filter switched off. I guess I'm getting a little punchy from all the posts of reviews, reviews of reviews, whines about reviews of reviews, etc. Glad to hear I interpreted your tone wrong. Welcome to the community BTW.

11-04-2004, 06:56 AM
Isn't it just a Generic British Battleship that looks like the Prince of Whales?

She's a beautiful ship actually. I'm glad to see that it even made its way into the game...I don't think thats ever been done before.

11-04-2004, 06:58 AM
Nothing to be sorry about, Blotto. Thanks for the welcoming, btw - I look forward to shooting you down.(if I haven't done so already).

Icefire - it's definately the PoW...every inch of the ship is there. Might be slightly broader than the real thing, but thats prolly just an illusion from the perspective.

11-04-2004, 08:11 AM
lol - a few flames due from the Whelsh I would guess! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jason Bourne
11-04-2004, 08:22 AM
And remember, its a FLIGHT sim, not a battle ship sim http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

11-04-2004, 08:46 AM
Rofl... republicofpepsi took up the same thing just now, but entirely without irony: