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10-10-2004, 04:05 AM
Recoiling form my first excursions into playing online and being shot down left right and centre, I was licking my wounds and decided to continue on with my original Il-2 German campaign. I had got as far as Stalingrad.

Anyway, it was a mission up against some Yak-1s, I had two mid air collisions and was shot down. ****, ****, ****. After a little lay off, I returned to the game after having had a few glasses of my favourite beer. This time I didn't get shot down and got three kills!

So it seems I fly better p1ssed http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Does anyone else find this?

Answers on a postcard‚‚ā¨¬¶

10-10-2004, 05:05 AM
Not really.....but I noticed that a shot or two of vodka makes my knees , feet and fingers stop hurting from the cold and that inturn have improved my gameplay http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Although I use those liquids sparingly I much enjoy the above effect on those few occasions.

10-10-2004, 05:25 AM

10-10-2004, 05:28 AM
i cant play a billiards game sober.. it jsut doesnt happen. i think and calculate, trajectory, and force... all stupid really,becuase i usually miss the shot.

but after a few beers,the "mathematics " just slips away, and your left with a guy that can run the tables all night. i never practice, and i dont play often (only when i drink, which is about 2-3 times a year.)

alchohol in MODERATION helps take off the edge.

10-10-2004, 05:43 AM
LOL, well I did ask for a postcard didn't I - that'll teach me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I guess you are all right, I do feel quite tense sometimes when I am playing, the booze helps me looze that tension I suppose.

Anyway, Alexander 'Sasha' Pokryshkin was a bit of a drunken pilot and look where it got him, 'Hero of the Soviet Union' perhaps I should join the Russian side... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

10-10-2004, 06:15 AM
Flying drunk? Hell yeah, do it all the time! Really though, I don't fly any worse with alcohol than without, though I'm talking about a pleasant buzz, not a stupor. I tend to get more immersed, focused...and also lost in time...continuing to fly longer than I normally do. ( 3+ hours at a clip vs 30-45 min )

10-10-2004, 07:41 AM
actually it's good until that vacant stare takes over... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

10-10-2004, 07:59 AM
I am a much better pilot when drunk,and sometimes i can even land the plane http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

10-10-2004, 08:07 AM
Beer is like a credit card. Never fly with out it.

10-10-2004, 08:29 AM
Are you really better...or do you just think you're better? The tracks tell the tale. Save your "great" tipsy missions, then check them out later. From personal experience, it may look better when you're flying...than it does later.

10-10-2004, 09:32 AM
hehe, the vacant stare http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

10-10-2004, 12:01 PM
I do have to say that i fly a bit better when i'm drunk..although more stupid too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

My accuracy goes up 300% - i hit planes with just a few hits and they go down... even with the 37MM Cannons... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif
but most of the time i crash into stuff or have a hard time landing... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

10-10-2004, 12:09 PM
I think we do better with a few ******ss (Spitfire beer) in us because it heightens the immersion.

No question about it, aside from a fast CPU, a force feedback stick, and a really BIG screen, booze is the greatest factor in flightsim immersion.

And it tastes good too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Always drink and fly - NEVER drink and drive!

10-10-2004, 12:33 PM
If I fly angry I make foolish mistakes and decisions.

Fly relaxed. I think a pilot in WW2 who realized he was already a dead man had a far higher chance to survive.

10-10-2004, 03:31 PM
Playing whilst drunk probably improves things cos you are more 'relaxed' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif than normal... least thats what I find http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

of course I am on medication which means I can't drink... however fortunately when it kicks in, it has the same effect http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

10-10-2004, 04:34 PM
I find that I fly the best when I'm doing everything else the worst!

Jason Bourne
10-10-2004, 11:54 PM
hmm, i find that i fly best after being awake for atleast 10 hours with only one meal. so i play CS, or DoD for 9 hours, take a ****, have dinner, then start flying...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

10-11-2004, 02:36 AM
[quote}I think a pilot in WW2 who realized he was already a dead man had a far higher chance to survive.[/quote]
I think this just about sums it up. If your all tense like I get you make mistakes, after a few jars you relax and glide with the game better.

I think this one of the things that appeals to me about this game, I really do think that I am up there (well almost), and really do start to sweat - especially when landing at night in the snow http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

10-11-2004, 09:50 AM

I've become accustomed to the following 'Norris scale' for drinking and flying. I class a pint as something around 5% vol, e.g. Newcastle Brown or similar.

1/Improved hit %.
2-3/Peak of performance
4/Shooting is well off & landings are ropey
5+/Forget it..!

Like you, I think a few pops allows you to relax a little.