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Shahed_Kazi
08-14-2006, 08:36 PM
Hi All !

Can anyone please direct me to the most active SH3 forum please.

Many thanks in advance.

Salute !

elitecomando
08-14-2006, 08:38 PM
ur at it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Shahed_Kazi
08-14-2006, 08:56 PM
Oh... k cool.

tuddley3
08-14-2006, 09:07 PM
This is the "Official SH3 Site", and the most active. If you go to other sites, some of the most recent posts are a week or more old. Look at the Realsim forum, it hasn't changed in over a week, given they have been back up for about 2 weeks, but you'd expect hundreds by now.

The best time to be here is after everyone is off work in or around the GMT Zone, or when the Aussie's are off work.

tuddley3
08-14-2006, 09:09 PM
You seem to be re-assured now, you edited your response back to Elitecommando

Vamandrac_Steam
08-14-2006, 11:12 PM
Geez...you got to love the local pimps. This is the offical forum, but far from the most active. Check here:

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/index.php

hueywolf123
08-14-2006, 11:16 PM
Get real, I'm also at subsim. It's nowhere near as comprehensive, helpfull or friendly as this forum. In fact, the last time I posted a tech question there it almost broke out into a brawl.
I'm back here now, and if anyone is pimping....

Vamandrac_Steam
08-14-2006, 11:23 PM
Fine, if you are just casual player this forum is ok. I have been very active on the subsims since SH3 launch and have had zero problems. Besides those forums are much more active and up todate which was the question anyway.

hueywolf123
08-14-2006, 11:36 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif
I wish I had this much luck catching fish. I am here daily except for weekends. I play daily if possible, I get more advice here than I have done anywhere else. All I was saying is that you should not be too critical of anyone here who has loyalty to this forum. This forum has helped countless people, for all I know, so have other forums.
A sense of loyalty is to be admired in a person, and it is a quality not lost here
Please don't take this the wrong way, I just don't think that calling somebody 'pimp' just because he/she shows loyalty, is the correct way to do things, thats all.
I like all of the SHIII based forums, but I really enjoy this one

Vamandrac_Steam
08-14-2006, 11:40 PM
Just saying it because nobody offered any other website other than this one. The more the merrier right?

tuddley3
08-14-2006, 11:55 PM
There must be a reason why nobody offered any other website other than this one. I bet everyone is dumb enough at Subsim to buy Sea Wolves Stolen Mod Expansion. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Vamandrac_Steam
08-15-2006, 12:19 AM
Wow you show some true maturity in that response tuddley.

tuddley3
08-15-2006, 03:35 AM
I should stop responding to atleast the Sea Wolves posts, if people want to buy it, I can't stop them. Then when someone comes out with say the "Iron Coffin" expansion featuring some of Carotio's GWUA Mods, without his permission, Carotio's gonna be very http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif And Carotio wont see a single $ for all the heart, soul, & time he spent making them. So for now on, no more Sea Wolves comments, also before I get in trouble from VG.

As for being proud of my favorite site, I will defend her with all my might. And I don't go to other sites trying to recruit new members. I am also proud of the people who post on this site(the regulars), they make this war infested world of hatred seem like one happy family(being we all live in different countries).

I am also sorry if I have offended anyone.

Shahed_Kazi
08-15-2006, 09:52 AM
Originally posted by tuddley3:
You seem to be re-assured now, you edited your response back to Elitecommando

I did change my response. My initial response was ... that's not very reassuring. And it isn't.

I appreciate all the replies here but in all honesty it's clear that this forum is frequented by a batch of hardcores and some newbs. Overall posting population is small, compared to other games. I would say it's base is very small and I don't consider this forum to be exceptionally active. When I last checked last night, there were threads on the first page with replies 2 days old (maybe the weekend). That's not active. Anyway it's good enough but can be a lot better. The game is old too though.

That's my opinion after lurking for a couple of weeks, and posting for 1. It's good enough though. Very Glad to meet you all and happy to join the SH3 community.

Werner_U-292
08-15-2006, 10:21 AM
I dont get it? You ask if we're active and which forum we know is the most active and we tell you. Then you disagree with us. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Its a fact that this game is old and the online population for SH3 is expected to be smaller than say Battlefield 2 or Counterstrike, but thats because theres too many people out there who don't appreciate a good naval sim and can't comprehend how to play. This really is the most active forum I've been to for SH3 and frankly the most friendly, the rest especially Wolfpack League tend to be rude and immature...

Shahed_Kazi
08-15-2006, 10:43 AM
I asked whta is the most active forum. I got my answer, and I gave my opinion.

There is nothing wrong with disagreeing. We are all entitled to our own views. I do appreciate this forum but I would'nt say it's especially active (for the reasons we both defined among others). Don't take it personally because it isn't personal.

It is true that it can't be as active as other mass market games as there's fewer of us who play this kind of game.

I do appreciate this forum so don't get me wrong, and again, don't take it personal. That would (probably) be immature. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Of course there is also the fact that I've been playing America's Army and Lock on, and I'm used to the extreme hardcores there. I also tend to spend a lot more time on my hobbies than most so generally I am very active in and out of game. That does'nt mean that I should hold others to the same standard of course, so my apologies if I did. No offence man.

Salute !

Werner_U-292
08-15-2006, 11:27 AM
None taken I just got a laugh out of your previous post, thats all. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

cpt_Alex2006
08-15-2006, 11:48 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Shahed_Kazi
08-15-2006, 12:26 PM
cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

VikingGrandad
08-17-2006, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by StukaKing:
This is the offical forum, but far from the most active.

That depends on how you measure 'active'. This 'General Discussion' forum is due to break the 150,000 post mark any day soon. If you add the 'Community Help' and 'Community Creatives' forums to this, then we have a current total of 176,000+ posts in the ubi.com SH3 community - compared to a current total of around 130,000+ in the subsim.com SH3 community.

I admit that this is a pretty crude way of measuring how comparitively active each community is though! I would say that both forums are very active overall.

It would be interesting to see some comparitive stats on the number of active members (people who post, say, at least once every 2-3 days).


Originally posted by Shahed_Kazi:
Overall posting population is small, compared to other games. I would say it's base is very small and I don't consider this forum to be exceptionally active.

It's worth pointing out that, within the whole ubi.com gaming community, the SH3 'General Discussion' forum now has the 6th highest number of posts (it was 7th a few months ago). Take a look:

http://www.ubi.com/UK/Community (scroll down to the 'Forums' table)

That's pretty impressive for a simulation game that supposedly did not sell in high numbers and has received the bare minimum of official support in terms of patches.


Originally posted by hueywolf123:
I'm also at subsim. It's nowhere near as comprehensive, helpfull or friendly as this forum. In fact, the last time I posted a tech question there it almost broke out into a brawl.

I browse the subsim SH3 forums a few times per week and do get the impression that it's not quite as friendly sometimes, but there are definitely some really helpful, pro-active folks over there too.

There's been quite a few fights in this forum during its existence - threads closed or deleted and members banned. (I'm glad this thread didn't turn out to be one of those http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

My impression is that the rules/moderators are stricter here than at subsim.com, so the fights get 'broken up' more quickly.

It's anecodotal, but I was disappointed when my first post at subsim.com was ignored (I contributed numerous photos of burning WW2 tankers in a thread about smoke mod development). By contrast, I believe JU88 has received much help with his plane models over at subsim - technical advice which he would have not received here.


Originally posted by StukaKing:
...if you are just casual player this forum is ok.

If the regulars here are "casual players", the guys at subsim.com must play SH3 for a living!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I think what StukaKing is trying to say is that there is a much stronger emphasis on mod development and experimentation over at subsim.com than at ubi.com. Members here tend to be avid mod-users, rather than mod-creators.

I sometimes feel like I'm visiting an SH3 'mod laboratory' when I visit the subsim forums - it's fascinating stuff to read and makes our 'Community Creatives' forum look very poor by comparison!


Originally posted by StukaKing:
...The more the merrier right?
Exactly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And to each his own http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

VikingGrandad
08-26-2006, 07:02 AM
Further to my post above, you may like to know that we have now passed the 150,000 posts (http://www.ubi.com/UK/Community/Default.aspx) mark in the 'General Discussion' forum http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Hardly a reason to crack open the champagne, but still something to be a little proud of http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Shahed_Kazi
08-26-2006, 07:38 AM
Yeah tat's great ! Meanwhile I had a look at subsim as well. IMO it's best to visit both. I found a TON of useful, stuff there, as well.

Baldricks_Mate
08-27-2006, 02:04 AM
Well, a measure of forums can also be:

a) Are they up themselves with the obviously skilful authority of their understanding of the game that not just any mere mortal could possess? (sounds like a church I went to once!)

b) Have they forgot its only a game? (beam me up Scotty, please http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif)

c) If you post something (not too controvesial) are to "talked" down too? (Like the noob's undies you obviously are http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif)

d) Or do they post over the top of you? (hello wall, what are you doing? cos there ain't no one else to chat to... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif)


150,000 posts? The vast majority were done with helpul hints, good graces and a uncommon long lived interest in this game.

Well done to all, past and present! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

As for future users, remember strangers are just friends you hav'nt met yet.

Smile...we've earned it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Grrbob25
08-27-2006, 09:26 AM
Originally posted by Baldricks_Mate:
Well done to all, past and present! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif
:

I'm a past! Quote Ric Flair: WHOOOOO!