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MZ6
01-03-2004, 02:26 PM
I bought FB for a 13yr old over Xmas, and only later realized the language that appaers on some online games. He know all about online gaming so are there "G-rated" servers I can point him to?

MZ6
01-03-2004, 02:26 PM
I bought FB for a 13yr old over Xmas, and only later realized the language that appaers on some online games. He know all about online gaming so are there "G-rated" servers I can point him to?

FI-Aflak
01-03-2004, 02:31 PM
he's 13. As long as he knows that he isn't supposed to use those words in polite conversation, I'd say just let him play wherever. I generally try to hold myself to 'damn,' out of respect for other players, and I think most people do the same.

georgeo76
01-03-2004, 02:57 PM
You might want to disable the chat function (drag it until it no longer appears on the screen). That's a poor solution though

There is no way to censor what ppl type, but you can find servers where this is less of a problem. Try servers w/ harder settings, they tend to draw a more mature crowd. I usually fly VFC*Host and I almost never see any objectionable language.

Sad fact is, it's your teen's peers that tend to type that kind of stuff, so seeking out servers w/ older pilots should minimize that sort of behavior.

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Weather_Man
01-03-2004, 02:58 PM
I think the majority of hosts try to keep the language pleasant. Unfortunately, some users don't understand what that means.

There are no language filters for the in-game chat. So, your answer is essentially no--no g-rated games. Your best bet is only fly on servers where the admin is present.

adlabs6
01-03-2004, 03:06 PM
Most FB servers are G rated with no effort other than the briefing saying so. Very rarely have I seen otherwise in FB, though be very aware that other online games have more language in the chat window than you could even start to put a rating on. Just check the mission briefing.

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MZ6
01-06-2004, 06:54 AM
Wow, post sure get lost fast in the new forums, found it only on my 4rth search

but your right he is 13 and most likely know those words already, so long as he know never ever to repeat them

THNX!

Slush69
01-06-2004, 07:30 AM
Feel free to ignore this comment:

It's the language that's a concern to you? Not that it's an entertainment product where the goal is to kill as many as possible? Frankly that's bizarre.

cheers/slush

BM357_TinMan
01-06-2004, 08:03 AM
The Rules of Conduct and Play of the Blazing Magnums server on Hyperlobby stricly forbid cursing in the chat.

Ofcoarse, I do not monitor the server 24/7 but if there is an infraction that offends someone, all they need do is email a copy of the chat log and I will look into it.

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crazyivan1970
01-06-2004, 10:50 AM
FB is not really a cussing ground. Probably one of a kind. Olny on rare occurances i`v seen faulty language, but it does happen. One of those rare moments where i might activate that boot button.

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JRH147
01-06-2004, 12:09 PM
Actually, one of the best parts about FB online is that there hardly isn't any cursing or foul language (unlike Call of Duty/Battlefield 1942). Especially on Ivan's server (VFCHOST) - everyone in there is very well behaved.

yarbles67
01-06-2004, 12:18 PM
Chat messaging is typically pretty safe. Voice communications..look out http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

carguy_
01-06-2004, 12:19 PM
Ehm,I find it weird to curse on the chat instead of just saying it.

Oh,and there is a lot of cursing but not in English.

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TacticalSkirmsh
01-06-2004, 12:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Slush69:
Feel free to ignore this comment:

It's the language that's a concern to you? Not that it's an entertainment product where the goal is to kill as many as possible? Frankly that's bizarre.

cheers/slush<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wanted to let this post go, but perhaps my guilty conscience wouldn't let me http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

I find IL-2 a refreshing change from the many mature (and otherwise) rated FPS out on the market today.

As I have children also (a 9-year old son in particular who plays this game), language and content of games is very important to me.

Of the games we own, MechAssault (rated teen) is the only one I regret due to some objectionable language (it came with the Xbox Live kit I bought for him this Christmas - so Dad could play hockey online http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif).

With respect to IL-2, putting aside the realism and serious approach the game developer has taken, blood and gore isn't represented at all in my opinion, nor is there a sense of "love-kill" as paramount in many FPS games.

And I would respectfully disagree that the object of this game is to kill as many people as you can. The object is to accomplish various goals, but mostly to damage enemy planes as efficiently as possible without getting killed. Squads enhance this experience through team play and coordination. Of course planes explode, but again the pilot's death isn't shown.

I for one can appreciate a father's concern regarding language, though I honestly haven't seen much foul language online in this game.

For whatever reason, while little boys are drawn and permitted to play "cowboys and indians" and plastic soliders at a very young age, many see very violent and graphic war games with a lot of bad language and sexual content to be an entirely different beast.

In the end, I feel that this game allows my son and I to enjoy a more "cowboys and indians" experience, a refreshing change from what the industry mainstay seems to be with regards to mature-rated FPS that only seem to promote blood and gore. I certainly see a difference, perhaps others don't.

The seriousness of this game has resulted in my son's interest (and mine) in the WW2 era, and learning more about the history of that time through books and television series.

Perhaps the bigger question to ponder is why do we like playing "cowboys and indians" anyway?

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VW-IceFire
01-06-2004, 01:23 PM
This HAS to be one of the best online games in terms of language. A few people will use what I'd consider minor swearing and others wouldn't even consider swearing at all (I tend to be a bit conservative in this) and point and laugh at me for suggesting that it was such.

There are some hostile people around and some servers that they tend to be at but MANY are very well moderated.

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