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Worf101
08-16-2007, 11:55 AM
As some of you might know I live practically on the campus of the one of the great Engineering Schools in the world. The Rensselaer (sp) Polytechinc Institute is right down the street from me. I'm surrounded daily by professors of this and that and graduate students taking that and this.

Louisa and Albert are a nice young couple from Spain. She's been tutoring Ian (my 14 year old) in Spanish and Albert and Ian talk "fotball" around the edges. This summer Louisa's family came to visit. Her two sister's brought their respective spouses and off-spring to a barbecue at the crib last Monday. Eventually the women gathered in the backyard, the kids spanked the X-Box 360 and I was left testing the limits of my pigeon Spanish and thier broken English.

At one point after the Cigars were out I said,
"either of you fellahs like airplanes?"

Alberts eyebrows went to the top of his head.

"I have a commercial license in Espana but can't fly here."

"Oh really, when's the last time you were in the air?"

"Too long, I miss it so..."

"Do you now... well follow me son.. do I have something to show you."

Life rarely affords us the chance to truly "suprize" folks in a good way. Never in my life have I seen two grown men so awestruck and joyful. Albert stood in mouth drooling awe as I showed him my rig, Uber Kitty, Simped's, Track IR, Widescreen Monitor and full quad sound.

He couldn't make sense of any of it till I fired up IL2 1946, then his sense of wonder became mannish screams of Joy. He'd owned IL2 in the original flavor, but had never known about "extra crispy". The colors, sounds, detailed flight models and raft of controls had him speechless but what really killed him was Track IR 4.

After showing him some dogfights, I put him in the chair and showed him how to work the HOTAS. First thing he asked was... "are there any Carriers in this game?" Within seconds he was attempting his first ever carrier trap. He did two successful "wave offs" but couldn't get it down. All the while he was grinning and babbling to his brothe in law in Spanish. Finally I put him in a single mission in a Mustang. He got off the deck with no help from me.

"This is a revelation and a revolution. To turn my head in real time and see what I see."

Half an hour later Louisa came up said it time to go.

"One second honey, let me get his German."

Half an hour later...

"Darling they have jets in here."

Half an hour later the front door slammed. Albert then bid me good night. He said it was the most fun he'd had in years. I grinned and said he could come over and fly anytime I wasn't up with the 99th....

All in all I think I did my job... Another one bites the dust!!!!

Da Worfster

Worf101
08-16-2007, 11:55 AM
As some of you might know I live practically on the campus of the one of the great Engineering Schools in the world. The Rensselaer (sp) Polytechinc Institute is right down the street from me. I'm surrounded daily by professors of this and that and graduate students taking that and this.

Louisa and Albert are a nice young couple from Spain. She's been tutoring Ian (my 14 year old) in Spanish and Albert and Ian talk "fotball" around the edges. This summer Louisa's family came to visit. Her two sister's brought their respective spouses and off-spring to a barbecue at the crib last Monday. Eventually the women gathered in the backyard, the kids spanked the X-Box 360 and I was left testing the limits of my pigeon Spanish and thier broken English.

At one point after the Cigars were out I said,
"either of you fellahs like airplanes?"

Alberts eyebrows went to the top of his head.

"I have a commercial license in Espana but can't fly here."

"Oh really, when's the last time you were in the air?"

"Too long, I miss it so..."

"Do you now... well follow me son.. do I have something to show you."

Life rarely affords us the chance to truly "suprize" folks in a good way. Never in my life have I seen two grown men so awestruck and joyful. Albert stood in mouth drooling awe as I showed him my rig, Uber Kitty, Simped's, Track IR, Widescreen Monitor and full quad sound.

He couldn't make sense of any of it till I fired up IL2 1946, then his sense of wonder became mannish screams of Joy. He'd owned IL2 in the original flavor, but had never known about "extra crispy". The colors, sounds, detailed flight models and raft of controls had him speechless but what really killed him was Track IR 4.

After showing him some dogfights, I put him in the chair and showed him how to work the HOTAS. First thing he asked was... "are there any Carriers in this game?" Within seconds he was attempting his first ever carrier trap. He did two successful "wave offs" but couldn't get it down. All the while he was grinning and babbling to his brothe in law in Spanish. Finally I put him in a single mission in a Mustang. He got off the deck with no help from me.

"This is a revelation and a revolution. To turn my head in real time and see what I see."

Half an hour later Louisa came up said it time to go.

"One second honey, let me get his German."

Half an hour later...

"Darling they have jets in here."

Half an hour later the front door slammed. Albert then bid me good night. He said it was the most fun he'd had in years. I grinned and said he could come over and fly anytime I wasn't up with the 99th....

All in all I think I did my job... Another one bites the dust!!!!

Da Worfster

ploughman
08-16-2007, 12:03 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Good work comrade.

MEGILE
08-16-2007, 12:13 PM
Another addict gets his fix http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

zardozid
08-16-2007, 12:19 PM
The funny thing is you can't tell who "flys the friendly IL skys" just by looking at them. Some gamers you can spot a mile away, but the closet fighter ace is a little boy that can hide almost anywhere.
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BrotherVoodoo
08-16-2007, 12:33 PM
He's got the bug now sir, nice work!

DuxCorvan
08-16-2007, 12:54 PM
1) España, not "Espana". Completely different sound, lad. 'Ñ' letter is a very sensitive, national matter, I must say. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

2) Louisa and Albert are not Spanish names. Unless she's "Luisa" and he has a Catalon/Valencian name, or he's really "Alber" -a familiar shortened version of Alberto.

3) Spanish is never "babbled". It is elegantly spoken and powerfully stated, or it is not Castilian at all, but that thing they speak abroad and resembles it.

4) European football is never to be put between "quotation" tags, since it was first invented and called that way, and it is played with ball and foot. It's the other thing that should be called "football".

5) Good work. You initiated him both in Oleg's world and online sales -in Spain, no way of getting Il-1946 and TrackIR otherwise.

6) I love making initiates. Welcome to the cult! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

K_Freddie
08-16-2007, 01:19 PM
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Bearcat99
08-16-2007, 01:39 PM
WEll done Mr. Worf.. so how soon do you think it will be before we see him in a 99th coop?

GreyFox5
08-16-2007, 02:49 PM
What no pictures of this newly minted virtual pilot?

Well Good work you sound proud. Must have been a blast to watch him especially with the TrackIR!

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M_Gunz
08-16-2007, 07:19 PM
You Dawg, yew!

Worf101
08-17-2007, 09:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
1) España, not "Espana". Completely different sound, lad. 'Ñ' letter is a very sensitive, national matter, I must say. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

2) Louisa and Albert are not Spanish names. Unless she's "Luisa" and he has a Catalon/Valencian name, or he's really "Alber" -a familiar shortened version of Alberto.

3) Spanish is never "babbled". It is elegantly spoken and powerfully stated, or it is not Castilian at all, but that thing they speak abroad and resembles it.

4) European football is never to be put between "quotation" tags, since it was first invented and called that way, and it is played with ball and foot. It's the other thing that should be called "football".

5) Good work. You initiated him both in Oleg's world and online sales -in Spain, no way of getting Il-1946 and TrackIR otherwise.

6) I love making initiates. Welcome to the cult! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey Dux, I was wonderin if and when you'd show up to "set me straight" LOL. Didn't take long I see. Thanks for the errrr, ermmm, "corrections". Figured you couldn't resist the bait. But we all know that resistence is futile.

Da Worfster

Worf101
08-17-2007, 09:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bearcat99:
WEll done Mr. Worf.. so how soon do you think it will be before we see him in a 99th coop? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Soon as I can distract his wife long enough to sneak him out of the house. She's a fiesty little thing, I don't wanna get the guy brained with a rolling pin.

Da Worfster

Worf101
08-17-2007, 09:36 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by M_Gunz:
You Dawg, yew! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Your ever faithful servant Sir!!!!

Da Worfster

DuxCorvan
08-17-2007, 09:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Worf101:
But we all know that resistance is futile. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And don't forget it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif