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HoldSteady641
06-22-2005, 08:50 AM
Based on this thread:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=231102...861005233#5861005233 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=5851012133&r=5861005233#5861005233)

I'd figured we need a dedicated thread for this one:

You can tell he's a simmer when:

1) he not only breaks into a plane but also decides to take it for a spin, even when he's 14.
2) Starts seeing icons underneath cars representing distance on the highway. At a distance of 0.3 km, an involuntary twitch of the index finger and thumb is observed when tailing another vehicle.
3) Shouts 'Bleiben Sie auf Kürs du kükuk!' when a family member detaches itself from the shopping formation.
4) Herds family together when in unknown Mall area, arguing the benefit of concentrated defensive fire
5) Laughs at the abbevriation of Interleukine 2
6) when approaching parking lot or home garage, asks for permission to park using mobile phone. Secretary and wife remain puzzled..
7)

(It's late (5 pm, Holland, gotta finish up here so I can go home!)

Ankanor
06-22-2005, 09:48 AM
If he is moving his head to look around, not his eyes, he is definitely a Track IR simmer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

cueceleches
06-22-2005, 10:32 AM
Tries to push and pull the car wheel whil driving...He´s a P38 fan...

Slater_51st
06-22-2005, 12:07 PM
If he says "I need to clean my windscreen" when his monitor gets dusty, he might be a simmer...

x6BL_Brando
06-22-2005, 01:48 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

In my case, he has started saying "Roger, wilco"...when his wife calls him for supper http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

knightflyte
06-22-2005, 02:25 PM
You know your a simmer.... and one that's played IL2 tooooooo dang long when you're in a public place and you're dragging the kids. They invariably seperate from the 'formation' and you turn and say:

'What's wrong with you"... Stay with your leader'

If you only speak English and can do this in German, Finish, or Russian you're certifiably insane.

AerialTarget
06-22-2005, 03:15 PM
I call insect body parts on my monitor "unidentified aircraft."

GR142_Astro
06-22-2005, 03:29 PM
"You use a chip in the windshield to pull lead on the car in front of you on the highway onramp."

As an aside, every car I own has some type of moonroof or glass top of some sort. Coincidence?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

FinnBird
06-22-2005, 03:38 PM
...when the car behind blows the horn and you try to make a barrel roll with your car.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

[Gypsy]
06-22-2005, 04:05 PM
You see a flight of buzzard's (vultures) over your car and you try to hit "refly"...

Sandman_UK
06-22-2005, 04:11 PM
I love my cars and my planes. Problem is that now when a car is coming up behind me I often say "****! someones on my 6!"

Then realise what i have just said http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Archangel2980
06-22-2005, 05:15 PM
You might just be a simmer if you...

Show up to work with a track IR dot on your forehead.

blakduk
06-22-2005, 06:05 PM
You're tailing a car on a winding mountain road, calculating angles on him the whole way.

WarWolfe_1
06-22-2005, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by GR142_Astro:
"You use a chip in the windshield to pull lead on the car in front of you on the highway onramp."

As an aside, every car I own has some type of moonroof or glass top of some sort. Coincidence?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif


I've thought about going with a convertable.
No blind spots. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

wayno7777
06-22-2005, 08:19 PM
Glad I'm not the only one! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

zetareticulan
06-22-2005, 08:19 PM
Y' know when you're a flight simmer when the only sense you can make out of the gears on the mountain bike is in terms of prop pitch.

Yog_Shoggoth
06-22-2005, 08:38 PM
When your friends stop trying to get you to talk about something else.

knightflyte
06-22-2005, 10:40 PM
Ya know, YOG, that's why I like coming here. No one understands it, or appreciates it like we do. We're a rare breed.

You know your an IL2 simmer when you are in a "radio free signal zone" in your car and start humming the IL2 theme music to yourself. Then you realise you have a CD player in the car. D'oh!

Or when your car is out of alignment and you look for trim wheel.

That you'd really like to BnZ the "a" hole who drives like a moron to get one car in front of you, but by doing so he's endangered 5 cars.

Old_Canuck
06-22-2005, 11:06 PM
These are all good posts. I live near small airport and sometimes marvel at how realistic some of those planes look on their approaches .. and the clouds - they need a bit of work but they almost look real too if you squint at them. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

blakduk
06-22-2005, 11:14 PM
Originally posted by Old_Canuck:
These are all good posts. I live near small airport and sometimes marvel at how realistic some of those planes look on their approaches .. and the clouds - they need a bit of work but they almost look real too if you squint at them. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif
I dont know how many times i've looked at spectacular cloud formations and thought how much they've reminded me of the weather effects in Il2 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

GR142_Astro
06-22-2005, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by Archangel2980:
You might just be a simmer if you...

Show up to work with a track IR dot on your forehead.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

HoldSteady641
06-23-2005, 04:07 AM
Originally posted by GR142_Astro:
"You use a chip in the windshield to pull lead on the car in front of you on the highway onramp."

As an aside, every car I own has some type of moonroof or glass top of some sort. Coincidence?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

I used to do just that when I was a kid (and allready was flying on a c64)! I was a front gunner of course, not riding the car..

LOL: call insect body parts on my monitor "unidentified aircraft."

Billy_BigBoy
06-23-2005, 05:04 AM
Don't ask him, he will tell you he's a simmer.

Or, look at his study at home, filled with flightsim programs dated back to the late 80's, the really BIG HOTAS sitting on his desk and all that books about planes you can find everywhere in the house.

robban75
06-23-2005, 06:02 AM
You know you're a simmer,,

,,when you lose racing against another car at the stoplights, cursing and hoping for the next patch to fix this obvious error.

Pirschjaeger
06-23-2005, 01:12 PM
You're definitely a simmer when you compare your mother to a WW2 plane. I'm sure some of you remember that thread.

Or when you call the "suicide hotline" 15 minutes after installing a much awaited for patch.

or, out of anger you call the neighbors dog "patch-whiner!".

Fritz

LStarosta
06-23-2005, 01:48 PM
...you go flying in a real life and you're at a busy airport and the first thing that worries you is a drop in FPS.

F_vonIzabelin
06-23-2005, 01:49 PM
yes, I am a simmer, I cry out Abschussssssss!!!! when I score a goal while playing footballhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

flatlander5
06-23-2005, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by Archangel2980:
You might just be a simmer if you...

Show up to work with a track IR dot on your forehead.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


.... when you reply to Emails and memos with
"Roger That".

JamesBlonde888
06-24-2005, 08:13 PM
The stewardess on the redeye flight has to remove you from the cockpit of the 767 and ask you to pay more attention to seating allocation in future.

nickdanger3
06-24-2005, 08:17 PM
You see a cute girl and your finger reaches for whatever you've mapped to gunsight view / FOV 35...then you realize you can't zoom in real life.

wayno7777
06-24-2005, 08:18 PM
Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
or, out of anger you call the neighbors dog "patch-whiner!".

Fritz

Hey Fritz,
I can relate to that!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif