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vigilante33
08-09-2005, 05:43 AM
I found the true meaning of sadness today. Iam in Afghanistan for 38 more days and having my Logitech stick **** out on me. I can't get online from here, ping rate too high, and now I can't even fly offline http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

HotelBushranger
08-09-2005, 05:44 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif I feel for ya mate? What are you doing in the big A? Got a job contract or something?

vigilante33
08-09-2005, 06:09 AM
hey ranger,
yes, i am working a contract. can't really say where or for who....but....the really sad thing is that flying offline is the only entertainment that i've had over the past 17 months. (of course going home every 3 months does have it's perks, like actually being able to fly online..)
i am trying to have a positive outlook as i only have to wait 38 days. i now know what a junky feels like when he/she can't get their fix..

Capt_Haddock
08-09-2005, 06:26 AM
You are in Afghanistan!? Blimey! Hey, pull yourself together, mate. That has to be the trip of a lifetime. Just make the most of it and learn all you can from the country. Traveling opens your your eyes, your mind and your heart http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Slechtvalk
08-09-2005, 06:36 AM
Can't someone send you a 'letter' with a new joystick inside?

Be glad though that you can still post and read on this forum!

WTE_Ibis
08-09-2005, 07:10 AM
M8, the Yanks should be able to put one through your front window, laser guided of course. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

p1ngu666
08-09-2005, 07:15 AM
indeed, afganistan has some amazing countryside and people http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

BerkshireHunt
08-09-2005, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by p1ngu666:
indeed, afganistan has some amazing countryside and people http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Now, that's funny - 'cause whenever I see a BBC news report about Afghanistan I play a game called 'Spot the Blade of Grass'. It's been 18 months now and I still haven't seen one. A more sterile, blasted, god-forsaken, withered, arid dustbowl of a place would be hard to imagine - in fact, there must be more greenery on the Moon.
The original poster has my sympathy- but at least when he returns he'll be able to buy a better rig than most.

vigilante33
08-09-2005, 09:34 AM
thanks for the support! i will be able to afford pretty much any stick i shall desire.
as for being able to see this country, well, i've had the opportunity to go to all the 'major' metropolitian centers, see a ton of breathtaking sights, laugh with my buddies, and have more memorable experiences than most. it has been and will continue to be a great adventure (i am only going home for a month and coming back so i can afford more toys).
i must add though that on my off time i enjoy nothing more than 'stapping' myself into a hot aircraft and flying. the only way to do so is through il2+pf series, so thank you oleg and crew!
if i could figure out how to add pictures here i would be more than happy to share....

huggy87
08-09-2005, 09:40 AM
I hear you buddy. I was deployed on the Teddy Roosevelt for OIF. When I wasn't flying, standing duty, or doing my ground job I was in my stateroom playing the original IL2. My hard drive eventually crapped out, but luckily it was only a few days before the flyoff.

vigilante33
08-09-2005, 10:06 AM
on the bright side, plenty of time to download skins, campaigns, missions, tracks, etc...feed the adiction.

PBNA-Boosher
08-09-2005, 12:15 PM
Dude, make your body happy. Drink more water.

And don't worry. 38 days may seem like a long time, but if you find a wayi to pass it by, it'll go quickly.

rnzoli
08-09-2005, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by vigilante33:
my Logitech stick **** out on me
Oh, Logitech. Explains everything. I call them "sadstick", not "joystick".