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Dhaygood
09-19-2006, 05:15 PM
because now I can get nothing done around the house. This game is worse than crack, especially after downloading and installing Grey Wolves and SH3 Commander. The wife is mad, the dog wants to go for a walk and all I want to do is hunt down another single merchantman or find a convoy and start slamming torps into hulls.

sonicboom197356
09-19-2006, 05:18 PM
lol u got it bad

Fritz_Newbhoff
09-19-2006, 05:44 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif HEHE!

Well I just started playing the game last week and I am hooked.

I have been playing WoW (World of Warcraft) since beta (almost 2 years) and I have not played WoW since I started SH3.

Welcome Aboard

AVGWarhawk
09-19-2006, 05:57 PM
Been there, done that, got the T-shirt and still doing it. You know you have it bad when you find yourself on vacation at the ocean spending most of your time sitting on the beach scanning the horizon for smoke! Sometimes plotting gyro angle while sitting at a 4 way stop!

hueywolf123
09-19-2006, 06:00 PM
Wait until your wife threatens divorce over it

comanderFritz
09-19-2006, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by hueywolf123:
Wait until your wife threatens divorce over it

dont tell me she has? please dont tell me

tuddley3
09-19-2006, 06:37 PM
I wonder if there is some kind of subliminal message in SH3 somewhere , all of us SH3 sim heads seem to get hooked rather quickly.

Uh Oh , here comes SH4. RUN , HIDE, GO SILENT , DIVE DIVE DIVE. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Goose_Green
09-19-2006, 07:06 PM
I bought this game when it was first released in the UK mainly becuase I enjoyed it's predecessor SHII, I was never into submarines then but since buying SHIII I have seriously got interested in the whole U-Boat thing.

Basically, I have been playing this game for 18 months or so and I don't expect to stop either - never had a game that captivated me for so long either!

A regular game I bought year in year out was the NFL Madden series, this is the first year I have not bought it - I think it's mainly becuase of Silent Hunter.

I dred to think what will happen when SHIV comes out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

hueywolf123
09-19-2006, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by tuddley3:
I wonder if there is some kind of subliminal message in SH3 somewhere , all of us SH3 sim heads seem to get hooked rather quickly.

Uh Oh , here comes SH4. RUN , HIDE, GO SILENT , DIVE DIVE DIVE. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif
There has to be, I've never had it this bad in my life before, I mean, when you wake up sweating at night, sit bolt upright listening for the pinging. Or do I require professional help?
@Fritz, no she hasn't as yet, well, not in so many words, but I've been banned from playing while shes home

comanderFritz
09-19-2006, 08:03 PM
lol i gusse its not al that bad i cant play durring the week
and id say you ned professional help
daydreaming in english class about sinking brits is one thing but nightmares that might require help

Ali_109
09-20-2006, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by hueywolf123:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tuddley3:
I wonder if there is some kind of subliminal message in SH3 somewhere , all of us SH3 sim heads seem to get hooked rather quickly.

Uh Oh , here comes SH4. RUN , HIDE, GO SILENT , DIVE DIVE DIVE. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

There has to be, I've never had it this bad in my life before, I mean, when you wake up sweating at night, sit bolt upright listening for the pinging. Or do I require professional help?
@Fritz, no she hasn't as yet, well, not in so many words, but I've been banned from playing while shes home </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Tuddley http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
Hueywolf, All sounds like healthy behaviour to me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Just get Mrs Hueywolf to whisper in your ear "its ok dear, silent running, 1kts, silent running, 1kts"........you will soon be back sleeping like a babe and cruising with the grammy on http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Realjambo
09-20-2006, 02:39 AM
For me, part of the reason I simply cannot stop playing SH3 is this forum. I'm a member of the odd few techie forums for building PC's and they can get quite "Well my system is SO superior to yours, therefore you don't know what you're talking about" and "Omg! You still using THAT old set up? You wanna go spend a whole mortgage payment on THIS - I've got TWO!"

However our Ubi forum has a fantastic sense of community spirit and everyone shares and everyone learns - from all corners of the globe and all ages. The forum, in my opinion, is as good as the sim itself and you can't get much better than that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

tuddley3
09-20-2006, 03:54 AM
Thanks RJ , very nicely said my friend. This is my first Forum experience , so to be apart of one one such as UBI , it is a great privilege. How lucky I was to pick SH3 off the shelf.

stabiz
09-20-2006, 04:29 AM
For me, SH3 is the kind of game I would never buy. I have never been into simulators of any kind - except racing sims - and usually play games where I can shoot somebody with really big guns.

I once saw a movie on Gamespot, I think, of the antiaircraft action from SH3. This was close to release. I warched another. Then another.

This made me buy Das Boot to watch that one again.

That made me buy the game.

Thus ended my life as a normal person, who sometimes go outside.

Then GW came out, and now I am probably pronounced dead.

tuddley3
09-20-2006, 05:37 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif That's probably how Bernard's career got started, playing SH3 , joined the Navy thinking he could do it in a real U-boat.

I should go and find the guy that sold me SH3, and say to him,"You Idiot, You Bastard , you Knuckle Head".

When are you gonna come out with a sequel Stabiz ?

GerritJ9
09-20-2006, 06:41 AM
SH3 ranks with IL2FB/PF as the two greatest sims released so far and both take up huge amounts of my time- too much, I suspect (oh well, the g/f lives in Kyiv so I'm out of harm's way http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif).
Here's hoping SH4 will include at least one playable Dutch submarine........ preferably K.XIV class.

GoldenEagle8
09-20-2006, 06:47 AM
Hi, I got Silent Hunter without even knowing what it was, I saw it on the shelf, It looked REALLY cool, looked at the back, read the captions, and so on. Only $20, why not, you know, I think that it was the limited play that the SF was giving me that made want to lay it more. Then when it got fixed, it was all I wanted to do, then I found out about GW, now, if I can, SHIII is the only game I play, with the occasional side game. I also really like the community, although ingame you are really the only manually controlled sub, it makes me feel like, you are all out there with me, it's kinda cool.

AdolphMeinhard
09-20-2006, 08:28 AM
yeah I had a normal life once. Then along came SHIII. Now I sit at work and think tactics. My wife mows the yard. The dog has got used to sleeping in my lap and doesn't move even more anymore when I sit upright for a contact or deck gun firing. All my friend are convinced that I"ve become a geek. My library now contains a plethora of books on Uboats. My sons are convinced that I've become an Aryan. My wife refers to me as the crazy, old hi-tech redneck that lives in the back of the house. She even thought that I was playing allnight because I forgot to log all the way out of the GW and the Catholic music was playing! She has learned not to interrupt me when I am at computer except for dinner or sex! Which is about the only way to pry me out of my chair. I've gained about 20 pounds since I don't exercise anymore. My eyes are bloodshot, I've learned German, I've given myself Carpal syndrome. I spend enormous time at my desk at work researching submarines,when I am not at this forum. I've even started writing a book about a Uboat patrol. I think maybe I am stage 3 of the disease! LOL A.M. P.S. how do you get those cool avatars? BTW I really like the first national confederate flag (showing my lineage)

GoldenEagle8
09-20-2006, 09:46 AM
I talk to my friends about SHIII, and show them screens that I've printed off, mostly ships exploding. They ask me "are those people flying through the air?" I dont get off for most anything, I'll keep playing till I sink, or finish the mission. My little brother calls me a Nazi for playing this game so much. I even talked about it so much I made some one I know want it, lol.

Realjambo
09-20-2006, 01:32 PM
I remember now, about a month ago a friend came round who likes his PC games. He wandered into the conservatory where this PC is, and saw a screenshot from the forum on full screen view.

This sums up my praise and consequent addiction to SH3:

He said, on my sons' lives I swear.... "What film is that you're watching?"

He thought I had paused a U-boat DVD. Enough said.

hueywolf123
09-20-2006, 03:00 PM
Well, Mrs hueywolf got home from a late shift last night & saw I was very excited. Asking what about, I answered, "I just bagged two large tankers".
The game is only a part of it though, this forum keeps bouying me along. Reading everyone elses patrol reports inspires me to get on with it and look for more targets.
I'm wondering how my sanity will hold up when GWX is released

comanderFritz
09-20-2006, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by GoldenEagle8:
Hi, I got Silent Hunter without even knowing what it was, I saw it on the shelf, It looked REALLY cool, looked at the back, read the captions, and so on. Only $20, why not, you know, I think that it was the limited play that the SF was giving me that made want to lay it more. Then when it got fixed, it was all I wanted to do, then I found out about GW, now, if I can, SHIII is the only game I play, with the occasional side game. I also really like the community, although ingame you are really the only manually controlled sub, it makes me feel like, you are all out there with me, it's kinda cool.

thats kind of how i came accross red orchestra but i know all about ww2 just never herd of the game

comanderFritz
09-20-2006, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by AdolphMeinhard:
yeah I had a normal life once. Then along came SHIII. Now I sit at work and think tactics. My wife mows the yard. The dog has got used to sleeping in my lap and doesn't move even more anymore when I sit upright for a contact or deck gun firing. All my friend are convinced that I"ve become a geek. My library now contains a plethora of books on Uboats. My sons are convinced that I've become an Aryan. My wife refers to me as the crazy, old hi-tech redneck that lives in the back of the house. She even thought that I was playing allnight because I forgot to log all the way out of the GW and the Catholic music was playing! She has learned not to interrupt me when I am at computer except for dinner or sex! Which is about the only way to pry me out of my chair. I've gained about 20 pounds since I don't exercise anymore. My eyes are bloodshot, I've learned German, I've given myself Carpal syndrome. I spend enormous time at my desk at work researching submarines,when I am not at this forum. I've even started writing a book about a Uboat patrol. I think maybe I am stage 3 of the disease! LOL A.M. P.S. how do you get those cool avatars? BTW I really like the first national confederate flag (showing my lineage)

damn man thats bad

i got pretty bad a few months ago or so i have since fixed myself i gusse you can say

i have always loved the navy, 3rd riech and ww2. so when sh3 came along i put Call of duty away forever. i joined a online flotilla some of you know how that turned out in about 2 months i became 2nd in command i spent most of my time doing that job counting up tonnage, making signatures, planning missions, etc. the i relized i was on the computer al the time (the being called a nazi and stuff wasnt new ive always been called that) but being on the comp was i wasnt about to become a computer nerd, when i started debating if i should miss the 8 o clock patrol or go to the party i though oh **** this aint good. then my grades strated reflecting the time i spen ton the computer and not doing homework. so i was planing on giving some of my cammand duty away. then a bunch of **** happened and i lost the flotilla job. i now limit myself to a couple of hours on the weekends and i still do all my ww2 stuff i have always done (buying pointless **** mostly) and i think i know to much about nazis but oh well. so now i think i have been curred from the sh3 addiction but i will probably never be curred from the ww2 addiction

i think ww2 is the best subject ever and i dont mind being addicted to knowing more about it. my friends just look at my funny when they ask me a queston and i respond with a 10 minute lecture on the single insadent or weapon.

do you mean this one the 3rd national flag or are you refering to the ol stars and bars
http://www.chickamaugacampaign.net/grafix/3national-bitty.gif

Grrbob25
09-20-2006, 04:33 PM
One time in science class, after playing sh3 till 4 a.m (i had science around 9:30, but I have to go to school at eight) everyone else was doing their work and I was sitting there, half asleep/ half spaced out and when my teacher asked me what was wrong I said (in a sleepy tone) "ship spotted, bering 343, long range......"

after you play for awhile.....it takes over your mind http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Bubblehead1948
09-20-2006, 05:18 PM
Posted Wed September 20 2006 01:39
For me, part of the reason I simply cannot stop playing SH3 is this forum. I'm a member of the odd few techie forums for building PC's and they can get quite "Well my system is SO superior to yours, therefore you don't know what you're talking about" and "Omg! You still using THAT old set up? You wanna go spend a whole mortgage payment on THIS - I've got TWO!"


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Oh God, I think I know some of these people.

I have always loved sims above all. I gave up developing activities for Microsoft train simulator, and creating scenareos for SPWAW, in favor of doing careers in shIII. Too damn much work, as delightful as those experiences were. This seems more gratifying so far.

sonicboom197356
09-20-2006, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Fritz_Newbhoff:
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif HEHE!

Well I just started playing the game last week and I am hooked.

I have been playing WoW (World of Warcraft) since beta (almost 2 years) and I have not played WoW since I started SH3.

Welcome Aboard


same here i played WoW since beta, was in 2nd best guild worldwide...Inner Sanctum....i played SH3 and aint been on since....WoW ruined my study time in highschool and college, glad i got a good game to play instead of that **** ( wow )

comanderFritz
09-20-2006, 05:42 PM
i never really got swords and stuff

if it doesnt have guns i wont play it

tuddley3
09-20-2006, 06:03 PM
I have to commend Dhaygood for such a great thread, not bad for a newbie. Welcome to UBI .

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/tuddley3/SH3%20Screenies/CautionSH3.jpg

AVGWarhawk
09-20-2006, 06:30 PM
Like that old addage....my wife said either the computer goes or I go.....I will miss her.

Merlin367
09-20-2006, 08:21 PM
Yeah there is something here that really draws you in. First the game, then the books, then the models.Constant net surfing for anything that's U-Boat related.
The wife has decided "You need help" and my coworkers think I'm a Nazi. LOL
Have you ever laid in your bed and felt the swaying of the boat when you closed your eyes?
Nice isn't it? Helps you sleep.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif and dream of big fat tankers!!

hueywolf123
09-20-2006, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Merlin367:
Yeah there is something here that really draws you in. First the game, then the books, then the models.Constant net surfing for anything that's U-Boat related.
The wife has decided "You need help" and my coworkers think I'm a Nazi. LOL
Have you ever laid in your bed and felt the swaying of the boat when you closed your eyes?
Nice isn't it? Helps you sleep.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sleepzzz.gif and dream of big fat tankers!!

And be awoken by the alarm clock 'pinging' you the next morning in time for work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bubblehead1948
09-21-2006, 06:05 PM
and my coworkers think I'm a Nazi. LOL

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif Hell, most of my co-wokers could'nt comprehend the sim let alone the political implications of Nazism.

Kaleun1961
09-22-2006, 11:47 AM
My wife considers herself the charter founder of "The Computer Widows Club." This goes way back to the days of the Commodore Amiga 500. My friend got one and showed me "Silent Service" on it. Instantly I wanted one and have been hooked ever since. Computers are like heroin, crack, cocaine and meth all rolled into one for one super-addiction for me. Now, many thousands of dollars later I am retraining for a career in computers and hoping that the money will start flowing the other way.

Strangely, I have not played SH3 for quite some time now. I've had my machine apart for hardware changes and hitting the books for my upcoming MCP exam [next week] and just haven't had the time for it. But, like Real Jambo, the forum keeps drawing me back and I am itching to get hard back at it again. I'll have some real catching up to do, what with Grey Wolves, Bunker Rat's ship addons and a few more desirables I have read of.

Kaleun1961
09-22-2006, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by Bubblehead1948:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Posted Wed September 20 2006 01:39
For me, part of the reason I simply cannot stop playing SH3 is this forum. I'm a member of the odd few techie forums for building PC's and they can get quite "Well my system is SO superior to yours, therefore you don't know what you're talking about" and "Omg! You still using THAT old set up? You wanna go spend a whole mortgage payment on THIS - I've got TWO!"


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Oh God, I think I know some of these people.

I have always loved sims above all. I gave up developing activities for Microsoft train simulator, and creating scenareos for SPWAW, in favor of doing careers in shIII. Too damn much work, as delightful as those experiences were. This seems more gratifying so far. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You design scenarios for SPWAW? Awesome! I still love that game.

feinmann_xv
09-22-2006, 06:25 PM
Well... SH3 has made me all but abandon Battleground Europe - World War II Online. I still have my account, but hardly play anymore.

I admit I am hooked to SH3... In my car, I sometimes catch myself yelling "Rohr Eins - Los!" when pulling away from a traffic light. When I see a truck ahead: "Kontakt! - Frachter, Langsam, auf null-null-null" A policecar gets referred to as "Kriegsschiff"...

Yeah, I know I need help http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

!S

Stingray-65
09-23-2006, 02:40 PM
Flight simmers often have the same kind of problems too. IE: spouses, work, waking up yelling "Get him off my six!" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I feel better after reading all these posts and seeing that others have the same problem with people they know thinking that they're nazis just because they're fascinated with the German technology & military of WWII. At least now I don't feel alone. I swear though, this is something that aggrevates me to no end as I'm always saying "No, I'm NOT a freakin' nazi!". I have friends that are interested in serial killers, but I don't ask them how many bodies they have buried in their backyard! Is someone an Italian-wannabe just because they like Italian food and would like to own an Italian sportscar!? Of coarse not! People are often too quick to jump to conclusions.

And oh yes, these are by far the best public forums I've ever been a part of. Great people here, extemely helpful, great stories, lots of fun, can learn alot, etc. And yes, by reading stories of everyone's experiences, it helps me to feel like the rest of you are out there somewhere just beyond the horizon while I'm out on patrol. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

TooFastForLove.
09-23-2006, 07:01 PM
Kaleun1961
Picture of Kaleun1961

Posted Fri September 22 2006 10:47
My wife considers herself the charter founder of "The Computer Widows Club." This goes way back to the days of the Commodore Amiga 500. My friend got one and showed me "Silent Service" on it. Instantly I wanted one and have been hooked ever since. Computers are like heroin, crack, cocaine and meth all rolled into one for one super-addiction for me. Now, many thousands of dollars later I am retraining for a career in computers and hoping that the money will start flowing the other way.

Strangely, I have not played SH3 for quite some time now. I've had my machine apart for hardware changes and hitting the books for my upcoming MCP exam [next week] and just haven't had the time for it. But, like Real Jambo, the forum keeps drawing me back and I am itching to get hard back at it again. I'll have some real catching up to do, what with Grey Wolves, Bunker Rat's ship addons and a few more desirables I have read of.



LOL, you don't say. Apparently your wife has alot in common with my mum. She was also displaced by an Amiga 500. I remember my dad spending hours all day down in the basement on that thing.

I have the fond memories of it myself. Knights of the Sky, The Three Stooges, Captain Blood, Shadow of the Beast, Lemmings... etc etc.

I was sometimes limited by my inability to read (cut me some slack I was just a tot) and unfortunatly all adventure game back then were all text rather than icon activated. I remember by old man being pretty hard core into his Kings Quest series. Space quest too I think was on the Amiga. Remember when some games sometimes came on 10 or more floppy disks? I can kind of remember a game around being on 17 disks or something, probably a Kings Quest game.

humjog
09-23-2006, 08:07 PM
This is the moment when someone, me, writes the line that should have been written a while ago :

You guys are losers. Get a life, jump in the traffic, do SOMETHING. This is a game, stop wasting your life.

The antagonist, having played his part, retreats to his television and watches his own hourglass.

"O father Abraham! What these Christians are,
Whose own hard dealings teaches them suspect
The thoughts of others."

Can anything more be said? Shakespeare is a genius!!!!!

Bubblehead1948
09-23-2006, 09:03 PM
You design scenarios for SPWAW? Awesome! I still love that game.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif I authored a handful of scenarios for that game until a few years ago. When Matrix cancelled the deveopement of the sequel game, I
saw the handwriting on the wall. Too bad. Its still the best land based tactical sim in the
world.

Grrbob25
09-23-2006, 10:13 PM
i have a couple old games that are on HUGE 5.25 floppies, I would share some pics, but my camera is broken......they're really, really big though

GoldenEagle8
09-23-2006, 10:14 PM
I have been called a Nazi some times before, it seems like if you know anything about the subject you're a Nazi. Annoying. I had one friend that was very convinced I was a Nazi that she told her parents, who didn't believe her, lol. She's not my friend anymore, for other reasons. Also, for CommanderFritz, I believe it was you who said you were interested in the Third Reich, I have a Book all about the subject, called "an Illustrated History of the Third Reich" have you heard of it?

TooFastForLove.
09-24-2006, 06:50 PM
Its something how the slightest mention of anything "nazi" or realated causes the most "open" minds to snap shut faster than a rat trap. Seems to be the conditioning of the Western world, what we're taught to believe by the media and schools. Although I am quite impressed by my history teacher from high school. Despite being a relativly liberal person himself he taught WWII history with a fair amount of balance. Must be quite a rare thing to see these days. I don't mean to turn this into another political thread however.

I don't have it as bad as some of you guys though. I do however once remember dunking my glass into a pitcher at a bar. As the beer ran into it I thought to myself "we have flooding sir." Last year too I would call my German Lead hand at work, "Herr Kaleun." He got a good laugh out of it being a U-boat fan himself. I convinced him to buy SH3 but he was disapointed to find his computer was too far below the requirements to run it. He says he couldn't get past the starting video.

GoldenEagle8
09-24-2006, 07:06 PM
oh dear....

comanderFritz
09-24-2006, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by TooFastForLove.:
Its something how the slightest mention of anything "nazi" or realated causes the most "open" minds to snap shut faster than a rat trap. Seems to be the conditioning of the Western world, what we're taught to believe by the media and schools. Although I am quite impressed by my history teacher from high school. Despite being a relativly liberal person himself he taught WWII history with a fair amount of balance. Must be quite a rare thing to see these days. I don't mean to turn this into another political thread however.

I don't have it as bad as some of you guys though. I do however once remember dunking my glass into a pitcher at a bar. As the beer ran into it I thought to myself "we have flooding sir." Last year too I would call my German Lead hand at work, "Herr Kaleun." He got a good laugh out of it being a U-boat fan himself. I convinced him to buy SH3 but he was disapointed to find his computer was too far below the requirements to run it. He says he couldn't get past the starting video.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif
im sick of everyone saying the nazis are the worst thing to ever exsist when in some cases they praise or ignor the sovit union and stalin

lets see 40 million people dead + many more by sovits vs 12 million dead by nazi

did i miss math class?