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Offline titanic3

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Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« on: July 30, 2008, 08:22:50 PM »
   Do you get those chills down your spine while playing? Those moments when you're playing and get a random chill about the fact that you're basically seeing what a World War 2 pilot is seeing? Or do you realize that you're playing a game... where killing people is something you do EVERYDAY? I just had one of those moments after landing my 109 (sitting there on the runway, if anyone saw me).
  For those who's skeptical and say "It's just a game, who cares?", don't post... that will just start a flame war.

  the game is concentrated on combat, not on shaking the screen.

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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008, 08:24:32 PM »
For those who's skeptical and say "It's just a game, who cares?", don't post... that will just start a flame war.

Wow. :noid
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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008, 08:53:09 PM »
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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008, 09:03:47 PM »
I used to get those in FSO's,

Flying forever with no action you kinda get your senses numbed and finally when cons are spotted and DT's are away it feels like an overdose on Redbull.
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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008, 09:11:39 PM »
I used to get those in FSO's,

Flying forever with no action you kinda get your senses numbed and finally when cons are spotted and DT's are away it feels like an overdose on Redbull.

I think I did once during the Coral Sea scenario flying TBM's.. Flying forever to different waypoints with no action, then all of a sudden... "Carrier Spotted! 11:00!"

Peeling off one by one, diving full speed towards the enemy carrier with zekes swarming all over, puffy ack and ship ack firing like hell, and constant radio chatter it gave me a short glimpse of what it must have really been like to do an actual torpedo run..

While I realize it's just a game, that gave me a much bigger rush than just furballing in the MA..
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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2008, 09:26:40 PM »
It's just a game, who cares?








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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2008, 09:31:27 PM »
It's just a game, who cares?








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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2008, 09:52:17 PM »
I used to get those feelings in FSO quite often, especially when we flew formation.

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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2008, 10:06:27 PM »
I get those feelings now when I'm in a good FSO. (The first 2 frames of The Green Hell, first one, 5 kills, 2nd one, 3 kills w00t!)
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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2008, 10:09:12 PM »
I used to get those feelings till the game evolved into a lamo land grab who's got the numbers game.

Now its send in the buffs kill VH, ords, and FH and roll GV's to take the town rinse and repeat.

It appears that unless something is done the game as a fighter vs fighter simulator is rapidly dying, of course the fan boyz will jump and flame me but thats how I feel about it and their flames don't mean much after all these years.

I just logged off in disgust when I looked for a darbar to go fight and all the FH's were dead to the Knits who at the time were enjoying a 40 man advantage in numbers.

Whats the point??? roll the map reset the map roll the map again?? seems pointless to me.
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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2008, 10:30:58 PM »
I used to get those feelings till the game evolved into a lamo land grab who's got the numbers game.

Now its send in the buffs kill VH, ords, and FH and roll GV's to take the town rinse and repeat.

It appears that unless something is done the game as a fighter vs fighter simulator is rapidly dying, of course the fan boyz will jump and flame me but thats how I feel about it and their flames don't mean much after all these years.

I just logged off in disgust when I looked for a darbar to go fight and all the FH's were dead to the Knits who at the time were enjoying a 40 man advantage in numbers.

Whats the point??? roll the map reset the map roll the map again?? seems pointless to me.

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to go with the 25 thousand or so fighter perks I have that I never use.

I agree with you. I don't play alot this time of year. Outside activity keeps me busy. I did fly some last week tho...and rinse and repeat is sure it.
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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2008, 10:45:32 PM »
   Do you get those chills down your spine while playing? Those moments when you're playing and get a random chill about the fact that you're basically seeing what a World War 2 pilot is seeing? Or do you realize that you're playing a game... where killing people is something you do EVERYDAY? I just had one of those moments after landing my 109 (sitting there on the runway, if anyone saw me).
  For those who's skeptical and say "It's just a game, who cares?", don't post... that will just start a flame war.

i view it much like i remember reading about real pilots viewing it.

 when i shoot down a plane, that's all i'm shooting down. a machine. nothign more.



 i get that good ole butterfly in the stomach feeling when i'm trying to stalk a bogie, be it a bomber, or a fighter i'm trying to figure out how to get an angle on.....but once the fight starts, its my plane against whatever i attacked......

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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2008, 10:47:25 PM »
I think narcotics had something to do with the start of this thread  :noid  :huh :huh
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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2008, 11:06:38 PM »
After a few years, they stoped.


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Re: Do you get those chills down your spine while playing?
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2008, 11:37:03 PM »
   Do you get those chills down your spine while playing? Those moments when you're playing and get a random chill about the fact that you're basically seeing what a World War 2 pilot is seeing? Or do you realize that you're playing a game... where killing people is something you do EVERYDAY? I just had one of those moments after landing my 109 (sitting there on the runway, if anyone saw me).
  For those who's skeptical and say "It's just a game, who cares?", don't post... that will just start a flame war.

I'm one of those, it's just a game folks

That doesn't mean I'm not aware of the history etc.  There have been moments in scenarios in particular where I've been sucked into the cockpit and it feels as real as my imagination will allow it to be.

I can still describe it from individual frames in old Airwarrior Scenarios.  It happens now and then when I'm flying with squaddies in the 80th 38s, and it happened in every frame of the DGS scenario.

I'd like to think that anyone playing a WW2 flight sim would look for something like that when they 'fly'.

An image from DGS. Probably my favorite screenshot ever.   formed up and heading for the rendevous with the bombers.  25K or so, other flights of 38s in the distance.  I remember the conversation going at the time and everyone could feel it a little bit.  The markings are accurate, the 'pilots' are on the job and if you can feel like you were there, even just a little bit, it becomes a 'chills down your spine' moment.  This was one of em.   I still have the films of all 4 frames, and if you listen to the radio chatter, it's really something, in particular when in 'combat'.  very cool stuff
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