View Full Version : Okay, who are the others over 40?

06-29-2005, 11:50 AM
I'm 53. I did a search and found out 2 other guys admitted to being over 50. Actually, this is a pretty mature group.


06-29-2005, 11:52 AM
Well I turned 38 about two weeks ago.

....But my wife keeps telling me I act like I'm 70. Does this count?? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

06-29-2005, 12:00 PM
44 and counting.

06-29-2005, 12:25 PM
35... But I seem to like the same things as most 12-15 year olds.

06-29-2005, 12:52 PM
30 and still losing my hair... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

06-29-2005, 12:55 PM
37 here.... but I work for the US Navy and they have added on 10 years to my life http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif does that count?

06-29-2005, 12:56 PM
45 and I love this game!

06-29-2005, 12:57 PM
46 and still ticking.. Um Wait a min! ... Yup still ticking. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

06-29-2005, 12:58 PM
Pushing 58. Guess this makes me the "Ole Man".

06-29-2005, 01:30 PM
Young pup at 32, but the wife and kids make me feel like I'm over 40.

'You're only as old as the person you feel'


06-29-2005, 01:48 PM
I will be 40 on 6/30. I feel like 60 but act like 13.

06-29-2005, 03:24 PM
41 going on 25.

06-29-2005, 03:30 PM
43 and still young.

06-29-2005, 03:31 PM
40 here , but if you ask the wife she'll say i "act like a kid of 12"

06-29-2005, 03:32 PM
56. First sub sim since Grey Wolf. I got pretty caught up in shooters for a few years.

I love this game. I've had 34 patrols so far in my career, and am ready to tackle manual targeting.

My wife and I sail three weeks every summer, so navigation by chart is standard procedure, but manual targeting with the geometry involved will be a new challenge.

06-29-2005, 03:39 PM
I'll be 42 this September, but still a kid at heart!

06-29-2005, 04:16 PM
42 here, and my first compter game was Silent Service on the old C-64 back in the day. Beena sub fan since I was a toddler, and specifically love the U-boats. Glad to be out there hunting since 1.4 was released (1.3 really messed up my fps).

06-29-2005, 04:40 PM
Wow! I feel younger! I played the original Silent Hunter for 100's of hours. Played SS on an 8088 too.

Ubisoft did a fabulous job on SH 3.


06-29-2005, 04:47 PM
im 15 i like all war simulators like flight sims http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

06-29-2005, 04:59 PM
46 and no hair left ;(

06-29-2005, 05:48 PM
As it is obvious from other posts, I am over 40. Funny how 30% of the posters in this thread aren't >40, but want to be. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

No hurries, trust me. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif


06-29-2005, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by AStotzer:
46 and no hair left ;(

Hence the helmet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

33 .. and after reading above feel young again ..
ooh am young http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Yen Lo
06-29-2005, 05:52 PM
39 hehe

06-29-2005, 05:57 PM
Will turn 53 this December.

06-29-2005, 06:07 PM
4 months till the Half-Dead mark.

06-29-2005, 06:23 PM
57....love the sim! Just getting use to it though....I think tomorrow I'll be 67 ALL because of this sim!

06-29-2005, 06:24 PM
56 and still looking at the grass blades instead of the roots.

It's not how old your are its how many you have left. Of, course, I have no idea how to guage that so that is pure BS.

There are three sure signs of old age:

The first is a loss of memory and I can't remember what the other two are.>>>>>>>>>>>>>


06-29-2005, 06:39 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif 57 last month. Also the world's oldest LAN party junkie. (Have Frag Box, Will Travel)

06-29-2005, 07:09 PM
35 year old ex-AG2 off the Roosevelt, SHIPMATE!

06-29-2005, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by Sgt_Starbuck:
Wow! I feel younger! I played the original Silent Hunter for 100's of hours. Played SS on an 8088 too.

Ubisoft did a fabulous job on SH 3.


Silent Service... that is old school. I think I played it on the C64. Remember how the ships just sort of melted.

06-29-2005, 08:48 PM
Hey AVGWarhawk, we have the same birthday, I'll be turning 22 on 6/30. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

06-29-2005, 09:16 PM
43 here

love this game better than SH II

06-29-2005, 09:50 PM
54 here and feeling every year of it.

06-29-2005, 09:52 PM
In from Perth, in Western Australia and am 46 yeats of age, have played Silent Hunter I, II and now am totally devoted to Silent Hunter III,in pursuit of the mysterious Cruise Liner, now matter where you are I will find and hunt you. Last night was on my 5th Patrol, saw a convoy had 2 neutral ships within as well. Had to be carefull, trailed them and took them one at a time, evading the destroyer escorts. Finally with only one stern tube left, surfaced to fine a buring C2 Cargo freight vessel, did the only sensible thing, sent it to the bottom to help sustain the marine bio system in the Pacific.

06-29-2005, 09:55 PM
I am 68 going on 69 in August. Still going at it and love these games. Got a ton of flight and tank games along with some good first person shooters to mess with when I get bored with the others. I now have 3 computers from Windows 98, xp and xp pro. So I keep up with the old games as well as the new ones. More than likely I spend more time on these than I should but hey man time is running out and I want to enjoy while I can. Might not be any computers where I am going anyway.

06-29-2005, 10:01 PM
going on 46 and running strong feel younger at least mentally. My body might not agree though

06-29-2005, 10:44 PM
Wow! BTW, I have a beautiful head of red hair. I didn't buy it though.I may be going downhill but I still have all my hair.



06-29-2005, 11:46 PM
53 last Saturday and looking very distinguished (or is that extinguished) with my grey hair.

However, not too old to still appreciate gr8 games such as SH3 and of course things like this:
[Self-censored so as not provoke the Admins http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif]

06-30-2005, 12:36 AM
29 here. i imagine i'll be going through the middle age life crisis next year http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

06-30-2005, 01:36 AM
45 and played the original Silent Service, SH I, II, III and DC.

Wife says the only difference between me and my boys is the price of my toys LOL http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

The Avon Lady
06-30-2005, 01:41 AM
No comment. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Husband says the only difference between me and my boys is the price of my perfume, outfits, shoes, home decore and phone bill.

06-30-2005, 03:23 AM
I'm 39 in the middle I guess.

06-30-2005, 06:20 AM

Hmmm, guess I'm only the second oldest. Turned 63 in January. Saw one poster who's 68; can't beat that, heh heh!


06-30-2005, 06:28 AM
Originally posted by aaronblood:
35... But I seem to like the same things as most 12-15 year olds.

Yea that pretty much describes me too.
My wife doesn't understand why I MUST show her every single successful torpedo hit in the game, or why I almost cry at airshows.

She thinks I am the worlds oldest 8 year old ...

I am 34 btw

06-30-2005, 09:59 AM
40 at the end of August, still with a full head of hear, but starting to gray at the temples.

My first subsim was Gato, and I played it on an IBM clone. This had a windows like operating system, but was before windows 3.1.

Played a few since, but nothing like SHIII, might have to check out the earlier versions of the game, especially if multiplayer works with DC and SHII!

06-30-2005, 10:54 AM
54 and going strong!

06-30-2005, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by terrabit2001:
Yea that pretty much describes me too.
My wife doesn't understand why I MUST show her every single successful torpedo hit in the game, or why I almost cry at airshows.

She thinks I am the worlds oldest 8 year old ...

Oh yeah! But she did get a kick out of the bodyless deck gunner (head left behind) shots. I'm still http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif over that one.


06-30-2005, 11:40 AM
53 here...

unless you count the time in the womb, then i'd be 54 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

06-30-2005, 11:53 AM
Sorry Dekoven you lose 2nd place to me, I will be 65 in August but cannot qualify as being good at SH3.
I must be the worst computewr dummy playing the game and I am usually to slow to sink even the slowest ships.


06-30-2005, 12:21 PM
Im not that surprised. I would guess that the younger you get the more they lean towards a console.

I just turned 40, sigh.... Its a milestone for sure. Thinning, grey hair sucks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif What really sucks is as hair that falls off my head it seems to grow back on my back and in my ears and on my toes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

06-30-2005, 12:33 PM
Originally posted by SFCspoonman:

My first subsim was Gato, and I played it on an IBM clone. This had a windows like operating system, but was before windows 3.1.

I played Gato circa 84'on an 8088/cga DOS 3.1 with a little appp called EasyDOSit.

06-30-2005, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by AVGWarhawk:
I will be 40 on 6/30. I feel like 60 but act like 13.

Happy B'Day ole man!

06-30-2005, 12:57 PM
41 year old slaphead/gaming addict.

I'll give up gaming when i'm dead,hopefully they'll discover the secret of immortality before then.

06-30-2005, 03:55 PM
Turned 65 on the 19th of June, and I am enjoying Sh3 very much.

06-30-2005, 04:15 PM
Going on 43 september so looks like the 40,s have it. i thuoght we were all supposed to be chasing young 18 year old blonds and driving fast sports cars not sitting at a desk sinking ships on our pc. The world is all screwed up...

06-30-2005, 05:28 PM
Hey, I'm a CPU...!

486 months old. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

(...and yes, I am that bored. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

Did anyone else suddenly feel like, 10 years older when the big 4-0 struck? Kinda like the way I thought I'd feel when I passed 30, but didn't.


06-30-2005, 06:04 PM
50 here

06-30-2005, 06:41 PM
I am an avid player of this great sim and also an avid reader of these forums as well as the subsim forums. This is my 1st post and I am 48 years young this past May.

06-30-2005, 06:57 PM

07-05-2005, 09:08 AM
A relatively young 38 here. Like alot of others, I cut my teeth on GATO back in the mid-80's (in my case on an Apple system). The only other sub sim I ever got into was Aces of the Deep, never played the other SH games. AoD ruined me for 10 years, nothing else could compare... until now. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Prior to this game, my last addiction was BF1942, to the point of doing custom maps and working with one of the mod groups for it.

07-05-2005, 10:41 AM
61 next month but then who's counting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

07-05-2005, 03:09 PM
I'm not quite 40 yet, but will turn 34 next week.

And I still enjoy video games, probably more now than before ! Tho my tastes have refined over the last 10 years. No more FPS type of games for my anymore, it's all simulation games nowadays.

07-05-2005, 05:07 PM
Wow! Gato! Played that on Midnight shifts at NASA on 8088! Your tax dollars at work. Stick figure ships depth bombing me. I still feel old even with you..uh...seasoned citizens here. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


07-05-2005, 05:17 PM
I am one of the young guys, I get 40 in november, I just can't wait for it. Then I might be considered mature and ..... no wait .... I already have all licences and I can buy beer .... hmmmm .... what great things happen when you get 40? ok .... an extra good birthday ... you can flee town and go on a holliday abroad .... that's usually what I do when the big numbers are up. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

07-05-2005, 06:02 PM
What can I say !!!!

50 ,grey and now visually challenged. Need the bottom of jam jars to peep through. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

07-06-2005, 03:06 AM
32 Here-33 on October 21st-. Hope all us young pups are taking the wind out of you over 40 guys thread. So cool to see all you "old people" playing this sim. Just goes to show theres games/sims for all of us out there. I expected nothing but youngins' when I first started reading this forum but whadda ya know http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm especialy suprised to see some of your ages after reading your posts, I thought you were all way younger http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif .
Anyways heres to the "Old Gang" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

07-06-2005, 04:42 AM
44 Here, eyesight going, full head of hair, none grey (thank you God)

07-06-2005, 05:56 AM
40 year old french teenager http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif. Can't remember the first sub sim I played, I just have thsi vision of the screen gradually filling with blue while you were sinking. Then played Silent Service on Atari and probably all WW2 sub sims since...

07-06-2005, 11:51 AM
Lately I'm trying to believe more and more in the old adage "You're only as old as you feel!" After all, I just turned 28 this year.....for the second time, that is! Only 9 more years until I get my first SS checks, LOL!!

07-06-2005, 11:58 AM
I'm 54 and proud of it {i think i'm younger }

07-06-2005, 06:00 PM
Just turned 52. But, you know what they say, age 50 is now the same as turning 30 back in the day.

07-06-2005, 06:09 PM
Born June 24, 1951

07-07-2005, 04:17 AM
Just turned 40.

07-07-2005, 03:37 PM
Hi all you young kids...Have enjoyed all the SH sims and many more, especially the flying ones..:-) Of course being 76 I DO have the time,.. when away from the golf course and ogling women.

08-04-2005, 07:41 AM
Turned 40 July 12th. I get the feeling that I'm finally mean something now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

08-04-2005, 08:27 AM
I'll be 30 on 3 November. I guess my first sub sim was "688 Attack Sub", if you don't count the midsection of "Codename: Iceman"

Of course, I really enjoyed the Microprose Games "Silent Service II" and "Red Storm Rising"

08-04-2005, 08:36 AM
Ehrm...I'm 24. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

08-04-2005, 09:44 AM
I'll be 46 in November. Much like a bottle of wine...I'm just turning into vinegar the older I get!

08-04-2005, 09:49 AM
Yes, I'm the youngest 13, and lovin it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

08-04-2005, 11:38 AM
I am 44, still have all my hair with just a couple of greys (though my beard has had greys since I was 28 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif ) that reaches almost to the middle of my back.

I have only one arcade game that I played for any stretch of time (Call of Duty).

I started sub sims with SHII and picked up Ton Clancy's SSN real cheap (didn't really get into it though). I do play other sims from Tac-Sims to flight sims to racing sims, all on my PC (forget consoles, they stink).

08-04-2005, 06:04 PM
32 here...can't believe I am one of the young guys! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I was just telling my wife that this is the reason I like this message boards. It seems to be mostly adults who put up usable intelligent posts.

08-04-2005, 06:25 PM
Double nickle here.... 55, going on 22. Can't go back under 21, so I can still have me beer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

And would you believe we have a member that is, in my opinion, a Drew Carrie look-a-like. No, I won't mention names. LOL

08-04-2005, 10:40 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif 57. Worlds oldest LAN party junkie. Obnoxious as hell. My experience is: anyone under thirty has to be slapped every five seconds to stay focused in a long term conversation. (waddya think?)

08-05-2005, 04:21 AM
46 here...and I avoid conversations with "under 30's" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

08-05-2005, 05:48 AM
34 year here..and yes...me too..akt like a kid when its about games. But it seems that this typ of game get a more older player then like BF2...maby i have wrong.

08-05-2005, 10:25 AM
I am 59,born just after the WW2.I was raised up on "Victory At Sea" and stories from my father who was electrician on DD-658 in Halsey's fleet.His good friend was one of few survivors from USS Atlanta,torped by the Japs off Savo Island.After his buddy got fished out of the sea he was given a rifle and thrown into action on Guadalcanal with Marines.Lucky guy.

08-05-2005, 10:31 AM
34...I'm still in that "16-34" demographic, but not for long!

Eagerly awating RuB 1.43


08-05-2005, 10:42 AM

I joined the USN in '77...but "Victory at Sea" was a Sunday ritual for me when I was young...and still is...I love that and other war documentaries.
I was on the Jonas Ingram (DD 938).

Never had to deal with the stuff your father did, however. But I'm **** proud of him! I thank him, and all those others, every day I get to; play my sim, drive to the store and buy stuff, go camping, voice my opinion and the myriad other things that come from living in a free Republic. I have your father and all his compatriots to thank for that. I'll never forget.

08-05-2005, 11:17 AM
42 former marine grunt ..i work for the state ..dive shipwrecks for a hobby and not shaving till i reach the 100k mark in tonnage sunk...

08-05-2005, 11:17 AM
At 53 I'm a youngin'


08-05-2005, 03:29 PM
i'll turn 29 next december 11th.
my first sub-sim was silent service on nintendo.
I remember i was always telling my oldest brother brother (13 years older than me) about this game, and he wasn't into computer games. Well after a while i managed to show him silent service.
Today he is one of the greatest sub sim player in this country (iceland) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


08-05-2005, 04:36 PM
Must apologise for not being on the forums as much as I would like.
My job that gets me working 6 nights out of 7 per week doesnt help.

Anyway where were we...ah yes...age...At 41 years old I wish I could be 15 again and grow up with megga games like SHIII. As it was, video games such as Atari Asteroids and Missile Command didnt start to be available until I was 20 this was about 1983-4 with what is total rubbish by todays standards..but we loved em.

rollin back the years.

08-05-2005, 05:50 PM
43 here! Didnt want to not be counted! lol....

I still have some nose hairs and some graying eyebrows. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Love this sim.. Dang its great to watch the sun rise on the Atlantic and see the waves break over the bow of my Type IIVC. Took the crew under for lunch and a nappy playing old German music for an hour or so while patroling Grid Alpha November Einsunddriezig. It was a slow week.....


08-05-2005, 05:53 PM
15 and lovin it

08-05-2005, 06:10 PM
I'm 37, SH3 still the best. By the way I'm from asia. And looking for Pacific war game.
I salute you all for GOOD HEALTH. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

08-05-2005, 09:16 PM
50 and old enough to know better, but still doing it anyway.

08-05-2005, 09:28 PM
44 yrs old.
I like this game (RUB), a good opportunity to see the world from the submariners point of view.

In early 80'es r/o on a small 170t patrol craft in the Royal Danish Navy. Equipped as a micro-destroyer with sonar, DC-rack/catapults, light rockets and MG.
Fm time to time searching for WAPA-subs violating danish TTW in the Baltic.
Did NEVER EVER find anything - understand now how a sub can fool a single sub-hunter.

08-05-2005, 09:34 PM
41. Love the game. Makes me glad I was in the Air Force....

08-05-2005, 10:56 PM
Hey viking_555....

You might like this thread:

Silent Hunter 4 will be Japanese WW2 Game (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/857101043/m/6851064443)

If its true, your hopes may be answered.


08-06-2005, 05:13 AM
I´m 41 years old (but feeling like 21) and still "playing" sim´s, fps´s, rpg´s and other types of PC-games. No console´s, because they are too simple.


08-06-2005, 05:34 AM
45 going on 46 but still a kid at heart despite the rapid aging of 21 years in the US Navy on a target

08-06-2005, 11:45 PM
Hi stljeffbb, Thanks for the reply, Yep i'm looking forward on the SH4 on Asia Pacific Naval warfare. My mom been throught WW2 at Borneo island and now call Sabah.

08-07-2005, 07:22 AM
51 and counting...

Been a long time war gamer since the Avalon Hill days in the mid 60s, including U-Boat. First computer war games from SSI in 1984 on an Apple IIe, dual floppy with 64K RAM. Yes, my wife considers herself a war widow at times.

08-07-2005, 07:33 AM
I'm 40 going on 41. Ex-Bubblehead. Been playing StratSims since I had a Commodore 64.

08-07-2005, 08:17 AM
45 and just about playing. I have been grabbing any sim as they come out from the beguining of home computing. The way that UBI is going with simulations reminds me of MicroProse in it's hey day. Please continue to release games that require thinking instead of just reflexes.

08-12-2005, 08:09 AM
47 here ,,, great game sh3,, love it,, totally hooked,,, use to play Aces of the Deep,,,,

08-12-2005, 10:32 AM
36, but going on 19 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

08-12-2005, 01:59 PM
25 and a hell of alot younger than u lot....


08-13-2005, 06:28 AM
41 and stil young

08-14-2005, 05:16 PM
**** I wish my father can see this (no, he is not dead, just hates computers). When I was 18 he sad I was too old for games. Now 25 & counting

08-14-2005, 08:04 PM
I'm 41, goin on 42 next month, and I still love all the things I did as a kid!

08-14-2005, 08:13 PM
I am 16 years--------------past 40. But, you 40 year old guys listen up. The time it takes to get from 35 to 40 is what going from 40 to 55 feels like.



08-14-2005, 08:39 PM
Holy geratol batman! I didnt realize there were so many old farts on here! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
I went from 28 to 30 in 3.4 seconds...and accelerating. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif
Glad to know Im not the only adult who likes to play good computer games. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

08-15-2005, 11:35 AM
52 years and Sims rule for me.
Been playing Flight Simulator for 20 years
Falcon4 SP4
WWII Fighters

Have no wife so nobody to tell me how young I really am. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

08-15-2005, 01:33 PM
i am 34 but after a night of SH3 i feel like i am 65

08-15-2005, 05:11 PM
TomCat here and way over 40. At 59 now; Soon to be 60. Enjoy Silent Hunter III and have been a Flight Sim User since it's inception. Good Hunting!

08-16-2005, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by Mitch_A:
Im not that surprised. I would guess that the younger you get the more they lean towards a console. HEY!!!http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif Im 15 and I lean back in my chair. What I have learned from U "ol timers" is that I should enjoy my youth while I still can. I plan to folow in my uncle's foot steps and join the Navy and be a submariner. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

08-16-2005, 03:08 PM
My moms boy friend playes this when Im not on. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif He just turned 41 yesterday. And he looks like Mr. Clean.(hair wise)

08-16-2005, 03:23 PM
There isn't anyone here that actually served in WWII is there?

08-17-2005, 05:17 AM
46...and knee deep in subs at home!
First real go at a decent sim tho...got that 'Janes' thing with modern HK but cant do much with it, this is much more fun http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


08-17-2005, 11:04 AM
I'm 46.

You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.