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Offline Animl-AW

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2023, 06:52:42 PM »
Calm down little lady...  We're having an adult conversation.

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2023, 06:53:04 PM »
You no longer make any sense, and I'm more serious then your coming heart attack.

This sentence alone is reason enough to ignore him. Hes not a serious person.
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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2023, 06:53:24 PM »
You never got ONE, so sit down and shut up.

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2023, 06:54:53 PM »
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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2023, 07:00:13 PM »
"FISH ON!!!"

Baby seals always look cute with the shinny hook hanging out their purtty mouth.

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2023, 07:20:21 PM »
Last time a game like this sold out, it closed its doors.  Is that what you are looking for?

While it's nothing like pre 2012, it's still well worth 15 a month.  I prefer it stays in dales hands.  The guy went through a rough divorce and heart surgery and still kept the lights on for us.

If you want 10 minutes of 15 dollars, go to Burger King and have it your way.

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2023, 07:20:44 PM »
No kidding.

That said, After many years of it's life, I think the "pretty planes on pretty maps" people would stop trying to talk people into doing what they don't want to do. If people want to do that they would have already done it by now without sad used car salesman pitches and techniques and temper tantrum trash can kicking. They don't need any reason of 100s to not do what they don't want to do. Con-Man.

Seems like everyone who makes that move comes back around like they just joined a cult and everyone should do what they did or their life will end. It's kinda freakish weirdo stuff. It also smells of desperation, clue #1. It's like they break up with the GF, but keep coming around as a stalker to bash the new BF. How many times do people who do not want that have to say no? 1000? Ya'd think that after 100s of failed attempts they'd get the point on move on. If the power of suggestion doesn't work ONE TIME, nothing will. They gonna knock on my door with a bible too?

No matter how you pitch it, it would require more $$ for many to upgrade, just to pay more when they get in, to do something they don't want to do. Spend your own money, do what you like, and move on. My advice to them is quit being a pushy obsessive weirdo, they look the damn fool. Their choice is their choice, my choice is my choice. Quit being a stalking ex-bf.

After all this, I would avoid that because they give the impression that everyone there is an obsessive weirdo freak of nature. <shudders> They probably have this obsessive problem in RL too. People telling them "enough, go away". Personality Disorder.

They can't stand that big mean old Animl presents reality, calls them out, and wants to promote AH, and it messes up their agenda to con people into doing what they don't want to do. Coming around here kicking over trash cans in their neighbor's yard, to get their way. Juvenile.

The more they do it, the more I want to stay right here just to spite dense weirdos. The king of all this still flies AH in shades, after saying he quit many years ago. Actually, several of them do. One should ask themselves "why?". Dishonest Broker.

The king of the used car salesmen actually still has AH installed and flies in shade. "I quit years ago". He also uses shades on bbs. Demented.

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2023, 07:23:14 PM »
No that wasn't cool. But I as not referring to you at all. You didn't even pop in my mind. You're newish to the problem. Those I am talking about know I am talking about them.
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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2023, 09:48:01 PM »
I wonder how many guys at DCS or IL2 have 20+ years in the game?

Do either of those games have 20 years in the business?

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2023, 09:58:23 PM »
I wonder how many guys at DCS or IL2 have 20+ years in the game?

Do either of those games have 20 years in the business?

IL2 Sturmovik:  Released 2001. (22 years ago)
DCS: Released 2008. (15 years ago)

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #40 on: December 15, 2023, 09:59:11 PM »
You're one of those old folks I'm talking about.
You getting the picture yet, fly-boy.

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2023, 03:57:24 AM »
"FISH ON!!!"

Baby seals always look cute with the shinny hook hanging out their purtty mouth.

<opens bag of popcorn to watch the baby seal go into convulsions.>

"SEAL's ON!!!"

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2023, 04:26:10 AM »
Perhaps a sloppy definition of the word alive:grin:

Even the (much older, and much more crappy looking) Warbirds is "alive". For the vast majority of simmers, none of these two sims are alive. They don't even exist. Besides, sim vs game, what's the difference? Those who want a "game" obviously flock to War Thunder. Those who want a "sim" flock to DCS/MSFS/X-Plane. Those who want a nice flight model, nice gameplay (without having to set up millions of buttons) go to IL-2 (also a game/sim). People are still playing many of the really old sim/games too. The older version of IL-2, or Falcon 4 and so on. Lots of older sims/games are "alive" and people enjoy them.

Alive in the game/simming world obviously means a game that is being actively developed. When development stops, it heads straight down into a niche for a dedicated few die hards.

Lots of discussions about this (outside the AH community at least  :lol ). War Thunder and MSFS draws people into flight sims. Lots of them stay (or quit), but lots of them move on to DCS/X-Plane/Il-2 and a few others depending on their preferences. A long time ago, Warbirds drew people in, and then AH also for some limited time. That time is long gone, we are talking 20+ years. AH III isn't that old, but it was only a new make up on the old pig. Nothing really changed regarding the game play, FM or anything else.

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2023, 08:03:15 AM »
IL2 Sturmovik:  Released 2001. (22 years ago)
DCS: Released 2008. (15 years ago)

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Re: What keeps this game alive?
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2023, 08:11:50 AM »
DCS World goes back to 2008 but Eagle Dynamics goes back to 1991. For the record. ;)
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