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Cold_Gambler
04-05-2004, 11:14 AM
On my lunch hour I often go to Staples just to browse.
But more recently, when I pass by the games' rack I perform a little re-shelving: I go to the discount bin and pick up a copy of FB (priced at 20$ same as IL-2 original?? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif) and sidle over to the games' rack and place it next to CFS 3 (about 2X, 3X the price); if the copy I moved previously has been "re-shelved" back into the discount bin (or sold ? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) it "magically" finds it's way back to the games' rack again...

I don't know how effective this has been but today I just happened to be on my little mission, when I saw a guy in front of the discount bin looking at copies of FB, Il-2 and Myst Exile, so I told him to definitely get FB as the more recent one- and that it was way better than CFS 3. He took my advice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
forgot to tell him to check the forums and get all the updates tho- http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

Anybody else done anything like this to help promote this game? Or do I have problems http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

Edit: 66 views and no reply- I guess I AM insane http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif (or just needed an opportunity to use all the emoticons I don't usually http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/351.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/smileys-gun2.gif use.

[This message was edited by Cold_Gambler on Mon April 05 2004 at 11:20 AM.]

[This message was edited by Cold_Gambler on Mon April 05 2004 at 11:22 AM.]

Cold_Gambler
04-05-2004, 11:14 AM
On my lunch hour I often go to Staples just to browse.
But more recently, when I pass by the games' rack I perform a little re-shelving: I go to the discount bin and pick up a copy of FB (priced at 20$ same as IL-2 original?? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif) and sidle over to the games' rack and place it next to CFS 3 (about 2X, 3X the price); if the copy I moved previously has been "re-shelved" back into the discount bin (or sold ? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) it "magically" finds it's way back to the games' rack again...

I don't know how effective this has been but today I just happened to be on my little mission, when I saw a guy in front of the discount bin looking at copies of FB, Il-2 and Myst Exile, so I told him to definitely get FB as the more recent one- and that it was way better than CFS 3. He took my advice http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
forgot to tell him to check the forums and get all the updates tho- http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

Anybody else done anything like this to help promote this game? Or do I have problems http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

Edit: 66 views and no reply- I guess I AM insane http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif (or just needed an opportunity to use all the emoticons I don't usually http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/351.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/smileys-gun2.gif use.

[This message was edited by Cold_Gambler on Mon April 05 2004 at 11:20 AM.]

[This message was edited by Cold_Gambler on Mon April 05 2004 at 11:22 AM.]

73GIAP_Milan
04-05-2004, 12:21 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I did,

in some degree..
Heard my classmates talking about aircraft and flightsims..
I moved over to my own pc, opened up mudmovers, il2sturmovik.com and other sites containing promotional footage (Wileys Guncams featured too http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif) and suddenly i heard from behind me "Ooowhh, what's THAT? That looks F-ing cool!" as i opened up a few screeners and Wileys cams...

Now i have 3 Classmates and 4 friends already "recruited" http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif More will follow them gnagna...

Regards,

Der Tote Baron a.k.a. SK_Black_Knight....
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Cold_Gambler
04-05-2004, 12:57 PM
That's the spirit, Baron http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Converts welcome! Join the cult of Oleg http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif - no we don't need all your money... only all your spare time http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

BlitzPig_Ritter
04-05-2004, 01:00 PM
I recomeneded it to all my friends who were into PC games.

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BpGemini
04-05-2004, 01:07 PM
I've never been one to hold back.
If I'm anywhere PC games are located and see someone checking out a copy of CFS I say something to the effect of; "Don't waste your money on that crap. Here (hands a copy of IL-2/FB/AEP) this is much better. You'll thank me for it."

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Hauptman99
04-05-2004, 02:48 PM
The coolest way for getting my friends into forgotten battles was the movie CD I took to school. My history teacher let me show the class the movie "Prophecy" because of the historical speeches by Hitler, FDR, Stalin, Churchill and Turman that were in the movie. I think he thought the scenes were cool that's why he let me show it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

After the movie, the majority of the class was shocked to find out it was from game. The guys were like dude is "that" the game you were talking about? After finding out it was, several went straight to the store to get it.

Maple_Tiger
04-05-2004, 03:04 PM
Friends don't let friends buy CF3 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

Capt. 361stMapleTiger.

Proud member of the FBAA and Nutty Philosohpy Club.

VMF-214_HaVoK
04-05-2004, 03:43 PM
I promote this game to anybody that will listen. I think I almost have my barber sold on it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://www.flightjournal.com/fj/images/hellcat_head_short.jpg

T_O_A_D
04-05-2004, 03:43 PM
Yep I have tons of IL2 movies stored at work in my server drive and I show it to co-workers and drivers for my company all the time. I always have some cool screen shot on my desktop to catch someones eye. It nearly forces them to ask what is that? hehehe

I only wish it was easier to find the game here localy instead of ordering online. So many of these locals have no clue to online activities.

Have you checked your Private Topics recently? (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=ugtpc&s=400102)
131st_Toad's Squad link (http://www.geocities.com/vfw_131st/)
My TrackIR fix, Read the whole thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=15310285&p=1)
2.11 drivers (http://home.mchsi.com/~131st-vfw/NaturalPoint_trackIR_2_11.exe)
http://home.mchsi.com/~131st_vfw/T_O_A_D.jpg

Lav69
04-05-2004, 06:41 PM
Excuse me Toad I am an ignorant American and dont recognize the flag. Where are you?

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SwingerSpecial
04-05-2004, 07:28 PM
I use FB to demo new computers, and even people who are not into flight simulators have asked about it. One older couple was sitting down in front of a computer running the ALL.TRK talking to a salesperson about a new system, when all of a sudden she looks at the screen, sees a P40 and says "Hey, I used to fly those things!". Turns out she was a WASP pilot during the war!

FI-Aflak
04-05-2004, 08:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SwingerSpecial:
I use FB to demo new computers, and even people who are not into flight simulators have asked about it. One older couple was sitting down in front of a computer running the ALL.TRK talking to a salesperson about a new system, when all of a sudden she looks at the screen, sees a P40 and says "Hey, I used to fly those things!". Turns out she was a WASP pilot during the war!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

WOW!

It she was about 60 years younger. . . . .

heh.

And I think Toads flag might be a state flage, what with the red white and blue with the seal in the middle.

It looks a little cluttered to be a national flag.

I am also an ignorant american, and I beg forgiveness if I've offended anyone.

Undertow22
04-05-2004, 09:19 PM
Missouri?

lazio5
04-05-2004, 09:49 PM
Ive pitched for this game quite often.
Ive done alot of show n tell also.

T_O_A_D
04-05-2004, 10:05 PM
Yes gents its Missouri http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
I live in Missouri and our squadron carries the same name as our guard unit in St.Louis 131st.

I could fly old Glory but it would be so obvius and would get flamed from time to time, So I fly my State flag instead.

Could of right clicked it and viewed properties, and seen the MOflag. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/34.gif

It be cool to see 50 squads and a ladder compitition going on over here.

Have you checked your Private Topics recently? (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=ugtpc&s=400102)
131st_Toad's Squad link (http://www.geocities.com/vfw_131st/)
My TrackIR fix, Read the whole thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?q=Y&a=tpc&s=400102&f=49310655&m=15310285&p=1)
2.11 drivers (http://home.mchsi.com/~131st-vfw/NaturalPoint_trackIR_2_11.exe)
http://home.mchsi.com/~131st_vfw/T_O_A_D.jpg

[This message was edited by T_O_A_D on Mon April 05 2004 at 11:56 PM.]

RdTimeTheCharm
04-06-2004, 12:49 AM
Gold Gambler:
OMG ! MY Smiley-O-Meter is going red !
You should definitely seek help. :P

Anyways i promote this game by telling stories of intense airbattles we've had online. Then i show them my Photoshop art.

Ive got so far about 20 people hooked. Man im going straight to hell :P

carguy_
04-06-2004, 03:13 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

Some of you guys are WEIRDOs.
You are just grown kids!

I`d be judged as mental if I were you!

Hell of a goo work nonetheless. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

http://carguy.w.interia.pl/tracki/sig23d.jpg

Extreme_One
04-06-2004, 04:44 AM
Yep!
I bore the crap out of anybody who'll listen too! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Download the USAAF & RAF campaign folders here (http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-10.html).

Download "North and South" including the Japanese speech-pack here (http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-12.html). *NEW*

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ARSNL
04-06-2004, 05:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Extreme_One:
Yep!
I bore the crap out of anybody who'll listen too! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same here, maybe if my friends that don't play hear it a 1000th time they may try.....

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Cold_Gambler
04-06-2004, 08:02 AM
Excellent! Excellent! Your recruitment strategies are both effectice and brilliant (I must say that I highly approve of bringing FB into the classroom for indoctrination)
&lt;rubs hands gleefully&gt;

Now all we need, my friends is to broadcast subliminal messages and ONE MIIIILLION DOLLARS!
&lt;little pinky to corner of mouth&gt;

MUHAHAHAHAHAHA http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

.....
My, that's an interesting white van with padded walls. Is that the limo I reserved?