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Dinish
01-25-2009, 05:47 AM
Hello all. After a too long and too short but awesome vacation in Hawaii I am once more roaming the Atlantic (virtually) in SH3. Friday I loaded and installed SH3 and GWX from scratch and am very impressed so far. Many thanks to the GWX team. I knew I was home for sure Saturday night (Sunday morning) when I looked up at the clock and realized it was well past midnight and I was sitting at the computer, patiently waiting for some hapless merchant vessal to wander by. My partner teases me and shakes her head in disbelief at this game. It seems incredibly boring to her. How to explain my fascination...

Dinish
01-25-2009, 05:47 AM
Hello all. After a too long and too short but awesome vacation in Hawaii I am once more roaming the Atlantic (virtually) in SH3. Friday I loaded and installed SH3 and GWX from scratch and am very impressed so far. Many thanks to the GWX team. I knew I was home for sure Saturday night (Sunday morning) when I looked up at the clock and realized it was well past midnight and I was sitting at the computer, patiently waiting for some hapless merchant vessal to wander by. My partner teases me and shakes her head in disbelief at this game. It seems incredibly boring to her. How to explain my fascination...

Foehammer-1
01-25-2009, 05:59 AM
My dad says he feels sorry for the ships i sink... And nobody else finds the game fun, except a few friends. Oh well. As long as we like it!

Messervy
01-25-2009, 06:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">My partner teases me and shakes her head in disbelief at this game. It seems incredibly boring to her. How to explain my fascination... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Just tell her this is a man's idea of shopping!

Dinish
01-25-2009, 08:11 AM
yes....shopping for tonnage. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Mittelwaechter
01-25-2009, 01:38 PM
Well - not so long ago, a man was sitting under a tree waiting for some prey to come. He was relaxed but had to stay quiet.
His appearance was frightening to impress competitors. He wore the bloody skull of a pig as helmet and his body was camouflaged with dirt. The teeth of some animal decorated his chest and some wild tattoos and brutal scares were worn with pride. The underjaw of a donkey was attached to his belt, a perfect club for close combat. He smelled like a bison.

A few meters away sat his comrade-in-arms and for communication they matched each others glare for glare. A low grunt was enough to get attention, when finally the quarry showed up after several hours of waiting.
Both were highly trained to intuit the perfect strategy for attack and success. A small handsign was enough to decide who pitches the spear and who runs to cut the way...
To throw the spear was extremely challenging, for power, angle and distance had to be judged exactly. And cutting the way needed some excellent senses and a reliable orientation.
A short smile and a high five had to be enough for celebrating the triumph. There where even more dangerous predators around, to wrest their catch.

In the cave there were some children playing, while their moms were sitting outside to mind the fire. They were manufacturing new warm shoes and some clothing for the cold days to come. They were quite safe, a lonesome guard was sitting up the hill to overview the terrain. A group of women arrived. They proudly showed their berries and some roots they found, down at the little creek, close to the old split tree. A big palaver started about the berries and the shoes.
Kuff got slightly injured while playing in the cave and the women prepared some plant pulp to ease her pain. To calm the group, they started to sing and to soothe the younger ones.
To keep the harmony amongst their group communication was pivotal. Taking care for each other secured the survival of the families. It was a hard job to sew, to rate the mushrooms, to cook, to mind the fire, watch the children, listen to the conversation, breast-feeding the baby - all at once.

And it was vital to read the faces of their home-coming men, for a donkey jaw ruins the fresh shaved shin.

Liddabit
01-25-2009, 06:46 PM
Raring made easy with Winrar! ;-P

K_Freddie
01-26-2009, 12:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">My partner teases me and shakes her head in disbelief at this game. It seems incredibly boring to her. How to explain my fascination... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
My wife's has finally realised that when her men are at sea/war, she can have some peace and quiet. She's doesn't complain anymore.

She listens to talk radio a lot, which is just a station for a bunch of 'whingers'. So I told her that all she's doing is getting upset listening to people 'cry' about everything.

In my game I sort those people out... sink them, shoot them, get rid of them, and then is peacefull and quiet for hours until I find the next victim.... just like TV isn't it.

'No comment'
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Dinish
01-26-2009, 09:40 AM
I don't know if this has been done before but maybe its an idea for a thread. When apparently so many people find SH3 boring what is it that fascinates those of us who play?
Personally I like the mathematics...plotting a ships speed and course and eventually determining exactly where it will be. I find that satisfying in a wierd sort of way.

Foehammer-1
01-26-2009, 10:04 AM
I like to find a convoy, sink two heaviest ships in it, and hopefully not get sunk by the angry escorts!

That's what keeps me going. As well as trying to not get sunk for as many patrols as possible