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Doolittle81
10-26-2010, 02:24 PM
Anyone noticed that UBI 1C Maddox Games forums are Dead.

Meanwhile, the MOD forums are vibrant...as there is no comparison between the MODded IL-2 and the Stock IL-2, even the patched 4.09 version.

It's a silly Cut off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face policy here with regard to MODs.

Xiolablu3
10-26-2010, 02:34 PM
Its a policy that we simply cannot offer support for mods, whereas mod forums are there for that. That cannot ever change as we dont write mods! If a mod screwed up someones computer and we were condoning them and supporting them, then that could lead to trouble for UBI.

You are free to talk about mods but just not ask for help.

Many people dont bother posting on these forums because of the login issues. All game forums die eventually, and if thats a result of mods then so be it. I htink I can safely say that UBI IL2 forums will NEVER offer support for mods.

Once Oleg stopped posting here it was inevitable that people would move over to the new IL2 forums, we all worked that out 2 years ago.

skarden
10-26-2010, 02:38 PM
2008 rang,it wants it's thread back http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Chivas
10-26-2010, 03:02 PM
You do know that Maddox games, and the official IL-2 mod makers, moved out of here along time ago. It is also believed that Ubisoft is no longer the publisher of Maddox games, although this has never been officially confirmed by either the developer or publisher.

ytareh
10-26-2010, 03:33 PM
"You are free to talk about mods but just not ask for help."

Unfortunately thats not the policy pursued by some moderators (I know its a thankless ,unpaid job !).Its strange because there was a lively thread with mod screenshots etc not that long ago.One way or the other it definitely seems as if this forum is slowly fading away .I guess as Xiolablu3 said it happens all game fora in the end .It seems the OFF TOPIC subforum is the most 'vibrant' here !(and I bet many dont even know it exists .Its hidden off to the right and may be 'off screen' for people with some screen resolutions .
Its sad as Ive been here now years and the banana forum doesnt really have the same appeal ..

MB_Avro_UK
10-26-2010, 03:59 PM
Who pays for this forum? It doesn't run on fresh air. Or does it run on hot air http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Just a thought.

BillSwagger
10-26-2010, 04:37 PM
i've noticed many of the servers have been slower too. Probably has less to do with mods and more to do with the newer sims that have come out.
As soon as the next patch comes out, im sure it will spike again.

Bill

ytareh
10-26-2010, 04:48 PM
You could be right there has been a bit of a spike since last patch esp in full real servers.

jarink
10-26-2010, 06:26 PM
Originally posted by Doolittle81:
Anyone noticed that UBI 1C Maddox Games forums are Dead.

Couldn't have anything to do with the constant posting of political troll threads in the Off Topic forum, could it? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

PhantomKira
10-26-2010, 08:07 PM
You are free to talk about mods but just not ask for help.

Hum, I must not have been around here in 2008. I thought any mention of MODs was strictly VERBOTEN here. Guess not.

Feathered_IV
10-26-2010, 08:43 PM
Mods have nothing to do with it. It's being unable to stay logged in that is slowly killing this forum.

WTE_Galway
10-26-2010, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
Mods have nothing to do with it. It's being unable to stay logged in that is slowly killing this forum.

Pretty much. Even the WWII history thread has died.

Regardless of mods there is lots going on to talk about with 4.10 due for release very very soon and the SOW updates starting to really give people an idea of the final product. But if people have to login every 5 minutes they will go elsewhere to chat about it.

X32Wright
10-26-2010, 10:32 PM
YUP!

I have stopped posting and going in here when the Forum is unable to get me logged in and keep me logged in.

Annoying to always sign in. Not that I've contributed to great content in here but for me that was a reason to stop coming here.

BillSwagger
10-27-2010, 12:18 AM
Its not that difficult, is it?
I can't say that its completely dead here, but it has faded a bit. Seems to be more action on the weekends, but not too long ago you could see similar numbers during the week. I wonder where they all went?
I've often thought this sight has been stonewalled and that 4.10 has been released months ago in other countries. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Maybe thats where everyone else is.

Bill

ytareh
10-27-2010, 03:10 AM
The not staying logged in wouldnt be an issue for me ...dont most people clear their cookies regularly anyway ?! ;-)

rfxcasey
10-27-2010, 05:00 AM
Don't know but I use a master password so I am used to entering it on a regular basis. Then when I come here all I have to do is type the first letter of my pass and it auto completes both username and password. Pretty simple really.

If the login issue is the reason then there are some lazy freakin people out there. God forbid you have to move your fingers a little extra. Unless most people are using the hunt and peck method in which case they need to take some typing lessons.

Oh and if you don't like typing, don't try Linux.

crucislancer
10-27-2010, 08:10 AM
Originally posted by ytareh:
The not staying logged in wouldnt be an issue for me ...dont most people clear their cookies regularly anyway ?! ;-)

I do all the time. It seems to me that it wouldn't be much of an issue unless you can't log in at all.


Couldn't have anything to do with the constant posting of political troll threads in the Off Topic forum, could it?

LOL! I don't think it has much to do with that, though trolling and bad behavior in general in Off Topic did keep me from going there for a while, and not playing IL-2 much anymore doesn't give me much reason to come here at all. That's life, though.

KG26_Alpha
10-27-2010, 08:29 AM
Quite funny ........... the people that wrecked the forum in the first place are now wondering why they are the only ones left.

Urufu_Shinjiro
10-27-2010, 08:58 AM
I'm not sure if this is true for everyone but the forum loggin issue should be more or less fixed. Try clearing cache and cookies, put your username and password in and check the Remember Me box. It won't auto log you in as soon as you view the forums like it used to but when you click reply it will automatically log you in. At least it has for me and a few others.

AndyJWest
10-27-2010, 09:24 AM
It seems to be working like that for me now too, U_S.

As for the general question about the decline in forum postings, this doesn't seem to be unique to this one, I'd say that with the exception of the SAS mods forum and a few of the minor ones, there has been a general downward trend. This is probably at least partly due to the current IL-2 situation being relatively settled, with the 4.10 patch still not out and mod sites waiting to upgrade following this. There has quite likely been a significant decline in newcomers to IL-2 as well, which always attracted a lot of postings at this site.

I'll bet that within a week of the release of 4.10, the thread about G forces and structural failure will have run to 10 pages....

VW-IceFire
10-27-2010, 09:26 AM
Not bad for a game that's been out for 10 years eh? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

LEBillfish
10-27-2010, 09:55 AM
Sounds like we need a new ".50 Caliber Rounds Flipping Over a Tiger Tank" thread.

K2

crucislancer
10-27-2010, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by LEBillfish:
Sounds like we need a new ".50 Caliber Rounds Flipping Over a Tiger Tank" thread.

K2

Or perhaps “This (insert plane/weapon/flight model/damage model) is PORKED!!!1”

PhantomKira
10-27-2010, 10:19 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif I believe the term is "borked", sir. Then again the flight model might well get the aircraft to act like a pig (wallow, wallow). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

crucislancer
10-27-2010, 10:27 AM
Originally posted by PhantomKira:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif I believe the term is "borked", sir. Then again the flight model might well get the aircraft to act like a pig (wallow, wallow). http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...forum_scope=23110283 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=search&reqWords=Porked&use_forum_scope=on&forum_scope=23110283)

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

Monty_Thrud
10-27-2010, 10:48 AM
Flip a Tiger pulease...you should at least be able to cut a Battleship in tw0 or maybe three, you mearly make a Tiger disgruntled with .50s, which shows the game tis borked and porked, which isn't easy to say after 7˝ pints of Meths.

Dance
10-27-2010, 01:54 PM
It's not dead, it just smells a bit weird, stay upwind http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

triad773
10-28-2010, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
Mods have nothing to do with it. It's being unable to stay logged in that is slowly killing this forum.

+1 to that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

KRISTORF
10-28-2010, 03:27 PM
I must admit that all the political cr@p on the off topic forum, and the venom spewed toward anyone that disagrees with the 'usual suspects' has stopped me posting, get rid of that forum and it the zoo might pick up again.

ytareh
10-28-2010, 03:34 PM
I dont know Kristorf a lot of fairly interesting stuff goes on in the Off Topic section,the modelling thread and discussion on other games etc etc.Granted two or three people can get a bit 'heated' but thats life and the vast majority of the time its all informative , entertaining good clean fun...Id probably only check in here weekly instead of daily if the Off Topic forum were scrapped.

Ba5tard5word
10-28-2010, 03:57 PM
Honestly the Off Topic forum has had pretty few political discussions lately.

crucislancer
10-28-2010, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
Honestly the Off Topic forum has had pretty few political discussions lately.

A surprise considering elections are around the corner.

Of course, this forum is slightly different then some of the other ones I frequent, which completely ban threads of political or religious nature.

But, if you are looking for reasons why this forum isn’t as busy as it was in the past, then a lot of that might have to do with the 1C forums being the place to go for official IL-2/Storms of War info, and of course the various forums dedicated to the mods, and perhaps lastly people just losing interest in the game. In 6 months I’ve played a total of 2 hours of IL-2, all offline. I come here about as often it seems.

blairgowrie
10-28-2010, 04:19 PM
Political discussion is ok. The only time a Moderator will step in and lock is when it starts to get personal and insults fly.

Xiolablu3
10-28-2010, 04:26 PM
The login issues are now fixed for me after the suggestion in this thread.

I cleared my history/cache/cookies and now all is well. I suggest you guys try it.

blairgowrie
10-28-2010, 04:40 PM
Same for me X3.

Aviar
10-28-2010, 04:54 PM
I still have the same login problem. No amount of clearing of ANYTHING has helped........LOL

Aviar

WTE_Galway
10-28-2010, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by crucislancer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ytareh:
The not staying logged in wouldnt be an issue for me ...dont most people clear their cookies regularly anyway ?! ;-)

I do all the time. It seems to me that it wouldn't be much of an issue unless you can't log in at all.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well actually there are two issues.
1. you need to log in when you come back
2. at least half the time that login times out or takes several minutes

Either problem by itself would not be an issue.

Targ
10-28-2010, 06:00 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Rjel
10-28-2010, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by KG26_Alpha:
Quite funny ........... the people that wrecked the forum in the first place are now wondering why they are the only ones left.

And who might those people be in your considered opinion?

thefruitbat
10-28-2010, 06:32 PM
login is kinda fixed for me now.

In that when i open the forums, it says i'm not logged in, but if i click reply, or new thread etc, it does it, and all of a sudden i'm logged in.

has only taken about 2-3 months though, lol.

ElAurens
10-28-2010, 07:16 PM
It's dying simply because UBI will not be the publisher of SoW, and IL2 will be gone in a year, at most, at least a far as UBI is concerned.

Has anyone noticed that no new SoW threads are popping up here?

Once SoW is released this place will be toast.

rfxcasey
10-29-2010, 05:29 AM
Does it really matter who publishes it? As long as they don't rush an unfinished product into service like um......some publishers who will remain nameless have historiaclly done.

I'm not privy as to why IL2 will be gone to, at least Ubi as you say in a year. Unless you are referring to 4.10 and Team Daidalos (I pronounce it Data Loss by the way cause I hear people who can't even pick a pronounciation and its obvious they are trying to be cleaver or something which for me isn't really working but whatever.) taking it over.

But to the point perhaps SOW published by another won't necessarily be a BAD thing.

willyvic
10-29-2010, 05:31 AM
And not even lightly buttered El. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

For those that are still under the impression that MODS are a taboo subject...u be mistaken. The discussion of mods has been allowed for quite some time. All IL2 moderators allow it. What will get your discussion locked is requesting/providing direct technical assistance and direct linking to mod sites within a thread.

If you want to discuss mods....discuss away.

Salute,
WV

JG52Uther
10-29-2010, 05:57 AM
It was the original mod split that killed this place,it was nasty in here,and it has never recovered.
A lot of people left,because the mere mention of the word 'mod' was pretty much a banning offense,and then,when ubi finally allowed mod discussion,a lot of people left because they didn't like that either (even though most of them now use mods)
All things come to an end,this place will be no different.I agree with El,once SoW is released,this place will die very quickly if ubi are not the publisher.
A few diehards will hang on,but otherwise,its over.

thefruitbat
10-29-2010, 06:10 AM
While i find myself reading over at the banana forums a hell of a lot these days, especially on fridays for some reason http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif theres a part of me that cant help feeling that its the new ubizoo...

the king is dead, long live the king http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Xiolablu3
10-29-2010, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by thefruitbat:
While i find myself reading over at the banana forums a hell of a lot these days, especially on fridays for some reason http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif theres a part of me that cant help feeling that its the new ubizoo...

the king is dead, long live the king http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Exactly.

This place has become more mature, because most of the kids have moved over there to have their 50 cal, P51 porked, Spit vs 109 threads.

I still find this place a good source of info now and then. Plus most of the old timers still read and reply here if they see another old timer asking/talking.

I somehow keep away from the banana forum just because most of the threads are a rehash of what we saw here over the last 8 years. I just cant be bothered to debate with another kid about how the .50 cal is porked....bring on a new question, which dont show up as often but are actually interesting..

knightflyte
10-30-2010, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
Honestly the Off Topic forum has had pretty few political discussions lately.

We're on a rotating schedule. This month it's religion.

Stay tuned. Same Bat Time. Same Bat Station.

Uufflakke
10-30-2010, 03:19 AM
Originally posted by Ba5tard5word:
Honestly the Off Topic forum has had pretty few political discussions lately.

Most of the Off Topic stuff including politics, etc. is only US or UK orientated.
As I don't live in one of those countries and don't know much about US Health Care for instance I can not participate in any of those topics. So I participate in the OT forum just once in a while.

The Mod Topic here was an interesting one with a lot of comments and lots of examples of new mod related stuff. But it led too many times to flaming discussions, warnings, temporary locks of topic, cleaning up the thread of nasty comments etc. and of course the final shut down.
A reason for me why I spent more time at SAS1946 and in the past at AAA.
Since AAA came back as AAS it's almost dead meat. Especially after the Canvas Knights Payware drama. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

M_Gunz
10-30-2010, 04:49 AM
IL2 won't die until the average gamer PC is capable of running something better. Not going to happen in just a year.

AFAIK there are more than two people still playing and discussing EAW.

ElAurens
10-30-2010, 08:34 AM
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2640/operasinger.jpg

triad773
10-30-2010, 10:50 AM
Hey nice (or at least large,) hubcaps, El http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The Yellow forum just doesn't do it for me. As was said before since AAS is now promoting a pay-ware item, I go to SAS for fun, and some times go the the trouble to log in and keep up with some who've been here a while with their screenshots or side-show like posts http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

But also there is sometimes some genuinely interesting things here people post about history and the like too.

blairgowrie
11-01-2010, 11:41 AM
I suspect, long after we are all gone, raaaid will still be posting in Off Topic and arguing with himself.

Xiolablu3
11-01-2010, 12:32 PM
Funnily ironic that a post with a title 'UBI forums are dead' has over 1500 views. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

KRISTORF
11-01-2010, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by blairgowrie:
I suspect, long after we are all gone, raaaid will still be posting in Off Topic and arguing with himself.

And coming second

thefruitbat
11-01-2010, 03:39 PM
Originally posted by KRISTORF:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by blairgowrie:
I suspect, long after we are all gone, raaaid will still be posting in Off Topic and arguing with himself.

And coming second </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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

WTE_Galway
11-01-2010, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by KRISTORF:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by blairgowrie:
I suspect, long after we are all gone, raaaid will still be posting in Off Topic and arguing with himself.

And coming second </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I suspect the quieter offtopic gets the more Raaaid will post. Amusingly raaaid apparently has not played IL2 for some time, finding it "unethical" to simulate shooting people down in flames.

This forum is broken. It is often simply offline. The majority of newer players will try once or twice and give up and go elsewhere.

Xiolablu3
11-01-2010, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by KRISTORF:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by blairgowrie:
I suspect, long after we are all gone, raaaid will still be posting in Off Topic and arguing with himself.

And coming second </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I suspect the quieter offtopic gets the more Raaaid will post. Amusingly raaaid apparently has not played IL2 for some time, finding it "unethical" to simulate shooting people down in flames.

This forum is broken. It is often simply offline. The majority of newer players will try once or twice and give up and go elsewhere. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The auto login is fixed for me now.

Try logging out and clearing your history and cookies.

Bearcat99
11-01-2010, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by Doolittle81:
Anyone noticed that UBI 1C Maddox Games forums are Dead.
Meanwhile, the MOD forums are vibrant...as there is no comparison between the MODded IL-2 and the Stock IL-2, even the patched 4.09 version.
It's a silly Cut off-your-nose-to-spite-your-face policy here with regard to MODs.


Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Its a policy that we simply cannot offer support for mods, whereas mod forums are there for that. That cannot ever change as we dont write mods! If a mod screwed up someones computer and we were condoning them and supporting them, then that could lead to trouble for UBI.
You are free to talk about mods but just not ask for help.
Many people dont bother posting on these forums because of the login issues. All game forums die eventually, and if thats a result of mods then so be it. I htink I can safely say that UBI IL2 forums will NEVER offer support for mods.
Once Oleg stopped posting here it was inevitable that people would move over to the new IL2 forums, we all worked that out 2 years ago.



Originally posted by PhantomKira:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> You are free to talk about mods but just not ask for help.
Hum, I must not have been around here in 2008. I thought any mention of MODs was strictly VERBOTEN here. Guess not. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Originally posted by ElAurens:
It's dying simply because UBI will not be the publisher of SoW, and IL2 will be gone in a year, at most, at least a far as UBI is concerned.
Has anyone noticed that no new SoW threads are popping up here?
Once SoW is released this place will be toast.


Originally posted by JG52Uther:
It was the original mod split that killed this place,it was nasty in here,and it has never recovered.
A lot of people left,because the mere mention of the word 'mod' was pretty much a banning offense,and then,when ubi finally allowed mod discussion,a lot of people left because they didn't like that either (even though most of them now use mods)
All things come to an end,this place will be no different.I agree with El,once SoW is released,this place will die very quickly if ubi are not the publisher.
A few diehards will hang on,but otherwise,its over.

This forum will be around until UBI decides to shut it down.. and there will be people here as long as there are folks flying IL2.. and folks will be flying IL2 long after SoW is released. The one thing that I can see, the only thing in fact short of UBI pulling the plug, that will hasten the demise of this sim is the closing of Hyperlobby... since UBI.com is no longer in existence.. but as long as there are people flying IL2 and UBI keeps these boards up there will be people posting here...

As for the mods... I wasn't going to even post in this thread.. I have not been as vocal as I have been in the past but since the whole mod issue was such a pivotal moment in the life of this community and I was in the thick of it back then I decided to post in this thread...

The moderating staff has taken the stance that they have taken because of the very reasons that Xio posted.. and that will never and should never change.. but to any who suggest that that's the reason why these forums are in decline.. IMO they are mistaken.. There was enough vitriol going on on both sides of the mod issue.. and the stance taken by the moderating staff of these boards was the right choice... While as PhantomKira stated at one time any mention of mods here was anathema that policy was changed and for the better of the place with the 20/20 of hindsight.. Had that policy not changed I believe that this forum would be dead now.

Being a moderator here is a thankless job that offers no benefits whatsoever worth mentioning to those not so endowed, it is a job where even good deeds done in good faith with the very best intentions, regardless to one's contributions to the forum or the sim or the IL2 community in general are constantly overlooked by every segment of the community. What was done in the beginning of the whole mod issue.. , the policies set forth by the mod staff, which by the way, were not rendered in haste or without considerable debate, and which are still being enforced today had then, and still have now the integrity of the sim, the realities facing the IL2 community and the best interests of Ubisoft as their primary goals. Let us not forget that this forum, this community, exists because Oleg Maddox & 1C decided to raise the bar and do better than anyone before them. The SoW series promises to do the same thing on another level.. but unlike when IL2 came on the scene, SoW will have to compete with IL2.. and since it is all 1C Maddox.. IMO it is all good.. There are still folks coming to this sim almost a decade after the fact.. We who have been here from the early days may take for granted what we have.. I suggest that all of you who blow the horn of the death of IL2 and the UBI forums consider the WOW factor that brought you here.... It is true that once SoW is released... the clock will start ticking in earnest on the demise of this sim.. and eventually these boards... will die.. but that death will not be immediate and sudden, unless UBI pulls the plug on these boards unexpectedly. IL2 will be around for a long time, especially since it is now moddable. The only thing I can foresee as hastening it's death is:

A-SoW moving on to other theaters at a relatively fast pace...

or

B-Some other sim.. like say Wings of Prey filling the void between IL2 and it's engine.. and the possibilities of today's technology...


The former is a very real possibility.. for all we know Oleg could have the next two installments of the SoW series ready with all but the final touches needing to be done.. but we shall see. Regardless SoW will start to eat away at the base of IL2.. but the sim's adherents will still continue to grow. The latter, while a possibility is still just that. As it exists, Wings of Prey while visually the best thing going to date as far as WWII sims go and even from an FM & DM standpoint is not all bad... it's lack of a mission builder of any kind and it's clunky - and that is being kind - online play leaves a bitter tase in the mouth. While the developers have said that they will be doing a sequel.. one that will fill in the missing gaps... all that still remains to be seen.. but if offline or screenshot art floats your boat, or you just want to support the genre.. it is worth a look.. but for the moment... IL2 is the undisputed champion of WWII combat sims.. and regardless to what the future holds, it will have a following for some time....
OH and lastly.. as far as the mod forums being so "vibrant"... that is all well and good.. but 1C has taken it's sim back with the creation of team Diadalos. You just watch what happens when 4.10 or 4.xx or 5.xx is released by TD.. those vibrant mod communities will still have to jump to 1C's tune.. which is fine by me.. Until UBI decides to pull the plug and as long as Diadaolos Team is cranking out updates many of those new followers will come here and to the 1C forums. My suggestion to the mod staff here and to the UBI IL2 community at large is to embrace the 1C forum as many here have done. UBI will close this site when there are no more UBI made copies of IL2 1946 to sell. Then the 1C boards will prevail as the home of the IL2 community.. along with the SoW community...

That's my two cents....

DuxCorvan
11-02-2010, 01:20 PM
Yup, the forums (fora?) are dead and hungry... Braaains...

http://tiempoderuinas.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/shaun-of-the-dead-zombie-group.jpg

VW-IceFire
11-03-2010, 03:43 PM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by thefruitbat:
While i find myself reading over at the banana forums a hell of a lot these days, especially on fridays for some reason http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif theres a part of me that cant help feeling that its the new ubizoo...

the king is dead, long live the king http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Exactly.

This place has become more mature, because most of the kids have moved over there to have their 50 cal, P51 porked, Spit vs 109 threads.

I still find this place a good source of info now and then. Plus most of the old timers still read and reply here if they see another old timer asking/talking.

I somehow keep away from the banana forum just because most of the threads are a rehash of what we saw here over the last 8 years. I just cant be bothered to debate with another kid about how the .50 cal is porked....bring on a new question, which dont show up as often but are actually interesting.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Tis true. The tone around here has changed substantially. The people I used to argue with over here have moved over there (where I continue to argue with relentlessly when needed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif). I know... me arguing ... weird http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It'll be sad to see this forum go but for the moment it's not quite dead yet and it's a good source of info as you say! Although the banana forums have one advantage: Oleg has been posting quite a bit which is awesome. It's like the old days!

GrinderX9
11-03-2010, 04:11 PM
I almost never write here. But visited regulary From the IL2 demo was relesed. Many fond memories from this forum http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif . At the start of 2010 I bought a new computer. And a world of newer games opened for me, for the first time in a very long time.

Lately I have converted to Rise of flight. A sim whit meybe almost the same dedication as IL2 once had. I like ww1 maybe more then ww2. So until SoW, the clouds over Verdun are my home.

RTB ~S