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blakduk
11-03-2005, 03:10 PM
I dont know how he's done it, but somehow Oleg has manipulated the universe to conspire against me.
First, he developed a sim that was so addictive that i literally dreamed about it.
Second, it created a burning desire for better control devices like a FFB stick and a TrackIR (there goes my toy allowance for a while)
Third, i get hooked on a campaign from FB but get stuck on a mission.... then the conspiracy against me really starts to take shape.
I have tried to complete this mission SEVEN TIMES!!!
The first time i made a fundamental mistake of not watching my six, got fixated on a target and got chopped down by his wingman.
2nd time, i down two 190's before a rear gunner in a 110 hits me with ONE shot (i have replaid the track and it's a brilliant shot, straight into my cockpit)
3rd time, i line up a 190 when a Yak plows straight into me (I never saw him coming)
4th time, i complete the mission downing a 190 and two 110's, then i come in to land and my idiot wingman stalls into me (I ordered everyone to return to base but i couldnt get hime to b*gger off!)
5th time, AAA gets me as soon as we sight the enemy (friendly fire is a real pain in the ....)
6th time, i collide with a 190 that tries a reverse Immelman to get away from my comrade (that track looks great a the 190 does a barrel role, reverse loops and goes straight into me. Again, i never even saw him)
7th time, i get 3 190's, line up a 110 from his low 6o'clock, out of ammo. 'B*gger', i peal off and head for home. Just as i spot the runway and begin to line up for landing.... nothing. My COMPUTER HAS DIED!!!!!!

No blue screen, absolutely nothing. It seems my computer has suffered a critical hardware failure that will take weeks to get fixed (last time it went back to the shop it took 6 weeks to get it back).
How does Oleg manage to do it?
Before his sim came out i was happy to read books and watch TV, look after the kids and follow my wife's orders.
Now i have a seething rage that this game has conspired to beat me and i am helpess to prove i can win.
Oleg, why me!

jds1978
11-03-2005, 03:14 PM
oh man thats awful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

keep us posted as your -er-"progress"
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Kuna15
11-03-2005, 03:35 PM
lol mate hang in there. Repeating missions is not uncommon here either, but I really can't remember that I repeated one seven times http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif.
Funny thing I have noticed that I perform worse with every time I repeat the mission. Because I get more and more nervous lol http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif.

neural_dream
11-03-2005, 03:59 PM
Play "Dead is dead". Then you don't have to worry for sever tries, and you are more careful too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif.

horseback
11-03-2005, 03:59 PM
Oleg hates us all, then.

It's the pressure that kills you in these multiple try "missions from hell". I found that taking a couple of weeks off (plus the new patch) was a HUGE help.

Enjoy your time off, mate. Re-learn your kids' names, read a book or two (just got the latest in the "Wheel of Time" series-Knife of Dreams-I've read over 500 pages in less than a week, and I highly recommend it), maybe take the wife out for dinner and a movie...

Treat it as a combat leave/R&R, come back tanned, rested and ready to duel with the wily Hun in the skies once more.

cheers

horseback

Waldo.Pepper
11-03-2005, 04:06 PM
The man doesn't even know I am alive. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

neural_dream
11-03-2005, 04:14 PM
Generally retrying and retrying doesn't help as much as people might think. Most of the times the human brain will do more or less the same, only avoiding 1-2 of the very very obvious mistakes of the first try. If after you get killed you leave the game, and play the next day or after a good siesta, you'll most probably succeed with the first try (sleep is the equivalent of defrag for our brain).

Personally i play DiD and don't have such issues. When i get KIA or MIA i delete the campaign and take a week off the game. I know I'll never finish any campaign, but I find it healthier and I never lose my temper due to the game. After all, whatever I do, the outcome of the war doesn't change http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif.

Kuna15
11-03-2005, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by neural_dream:
If after you get killed you leave the game, and play the next day or after a good siesta, you'll most probably succeed with the first try (sleep is the equivalent of defrag for our brain).

Agree 100%.
Also works excellent for many other things in life as well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

blakduk
11-03-2005, 04:37 PM
Thanks guys, i'll try looking at those people who are living in my house. I seem to have a dim memory that the tall one is my wife, and the two munchkins look a little bit like me so they could be my kids. I'm also amazed at the graphics in this world, I wonder what the resolution is.... The gameplay seems slower though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

As far as playing DID- i cant get into that. I would barely get started on a campaign before something killed me. Besides, war is hell but playing should be fun.

SeaFireLIV
11-03-2005, 05:16 PM
Restart your Campaign then switch `Instant Mission Success` to OFF. Then you can abort such a tough mission or at least continue on if you land in friendly territory even if you don`t complete the mission.

It won`t fix a broken PC though. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

major_setback
11-03-2005, 05:26 PM
"Oleg Hates Me!"

it's nothing personal...WE ALL HATE YOU!


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