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The_Pharoah
10-26-2004, 12:42 AM
Honest opinion - I'm buying PF so that I can fly the B25, do carrier landings, etc etc. I'm NOT buying it for perfect water. I see it mentioned so many times on the forum - whats the point?
I mean, as far as I'm concerned, the farther AWAY from this 'perfect water' I stay, the better don't you think?

Aren't we concentrating a little too much on the eye candy and not on the actual gameplay?

The_Pharoah
10-26-2004, 12:42 AM
Honest opinion - I'm buying PF so that I can fly the B25, do carrier landings, etc etc. I'm NOT buying it for perfect water. I see it mentioned so many times on the forum - whats the point?
I mean, as far as I'm concerned, the farther AWAY from this 'perfect water' I stay, the better don't you think?

Aren't we concentrating a little too much on the eye candy and not on the actual gameplay?

203Ku_Takasaki
10-26-2004, 12:54 AM
Well, if I MUST bail out, I just have to land in "perfect" water. Have you ever tried swimming in "excellent" or just "average" water? Your likely to drown if your water is anything less than "perfect". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

The_Pharoah
10-26-2004, 02:11 AM
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actionhank1786
10-26-2004, 02:17 AM
he's got a point.
I tried filling my pool with "average" water the other day...
I lost 3 friends, and almost drown myself.
From now on, i will make sure i own a beefy computer before i swim, so as perfect water is possible.
But hey, if your computer's got the balls to run Perfect water, why not whine about it? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

GBOF
10-26-2004, 03:05 AM
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triggerhappyfin
10-26-2004, 05:39 AM
Whats with Perfect Water anyway?

Nice to mix w whisky?

Notice: Dont place the bottle of whisky too close to the bottle of water....
You risk spoiling the good whisky.

ChrisMcGee2004
10-26-2004, 05:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by actionhank1786:
he's got a point.
I tried filling my pool with "average" water the other day...
I lost 3 friends, and almost drown myself.
From now on, i will make sure i own a beefy computer before i swim, so as perfect water is possible.
But hey, if your computer's got the balls to run Perfect water, why not whine about it? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
10-26-2004, 05:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_Pharoah:
I mean, as far as I'm concerned, the farther AWAY from this 'perfect water' I stay, the better don't you think? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I thought they fixed the torpedo-drop-altitude thing. Therefore, if I'm making a torpedo run, I want to be fairly close to the water.

I don't "need" perfect, but it's nice to know it's there if I want it.

TB

Philipscdrw
10-26-2004, 07:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_Pharoah:
Honest opinion - I'm buying PF so that I can fly the B25, do carrier landings, etc etc. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

That sounds like fun. Unfortunately there is no arrester hook on the B-25, so you may end up swimming in the perfect water. The B-25 is excellent to fly BTW - I flew one in a campaign mission that involved flying the length of New Guinea to drop bombs on a non-existant target. I whiled away the cruise by reading the placards around the cockpit, and then keeping the RPM and manifold pressure within limits. Then the game crashed as I was RTB, and I started a A6M2-D campaign.

JG54_Arnie
10-26-2004, 08:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_Pharoah:
Honest opinion - I'm buying PF so that I can fly the B25, do carrier landings, etc etc. I'm NOT buying it for perfect water. I see it mentioned so many times on the forum - whats the point?
I mean, as far as I'm concerned, the farther AWAY from this 'perfect water' I stay, the better don't you think?

Aren't we concentrating a little too much on the eye candy and not on the actual gameplay? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No no and no. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

[]_---_[] KITT
10-26-2004, 08:47 AM
Yea i used to be obsessed with perfect water in AEP. Now my rig can't pump a decent framerate after PF is installed. But i can live with excellent.

Philipscdrw
10-26-2004, 09:17 AM
DO carriers pitch and roll more in Perfect water?

weasel75
10-26-2004, 10:10 AM
The majority of "landscape" is blue. And so it does not hurt to have a highly detailed "blue".
And when flying very low over the water the height above sea-level is hard to judge from a blue-only surface (or we get black dots as in "Their finest hour"), detail helps (not perfect though, but in RL it was difficult too).

Owlsphone
10-26-2004, 10:15 AM
While graphics are not the most important aspect in games, let's face it, they're still important. Otherwise, we'd all still be flying Hellcats Over the Pacific for the Macintosh. Graphics are what truely advance gaming.

Personally, I'm going to be more immersed in the game if the Pacific looks more like the Pacific than a depthless, blue plane of color.

BuzzU
10-26-2004, 10:31 AM
Perfect was never important to me in FB/AEP, and I never used it. I used to always have a problem fighting over water though. My eyesight sucks, and it was hard for to see how close I was to it. Keeping my eye on the altimeter during a fight was not always easy, and more than once I hit the water, because I wasn't aware I was that close. Perfect water is much easier to see because of the ripple affect. Since PF is almost always over water, it's worth the effort for me to use perfect setting.

That's my story, and i'm sticking to it.

99th Obsidian
10-26-2004, 11:31 AM
I agree with BuzzU. Its easier to judge your height over Perfect Water. I noticed in AEP that when you have a AI on your 6 that they will break off their attack if you dive down and skim the waves (or landscape). This is not always true but it has allowed me to extend and excape more than a few times. When you are down that low, the higher the quality of water and screen resolution, the better you can resolve your altitude, the lower you can fly.