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Banger2004
06-30-2005, 06:45 AM
Went flying on Hyperlobby last night, and due to my own weaknesses had a pretty torid time. Shot down 10-12 aircraft, got shot down 10-12 times, maybe more, and crashed god knows how many times! All in 4 hours.

Talk about frustration, with the new patch (always handy to have something to blame!), with my controllers, and ultimately with myself. There are evenings when it all comes together and I have a good session with a great bunch of fellow 'fliers', and then everything is right with the world, but last night was pretty grim.

But then I got to thinking: What about the poor aircrew in the real world that have had to take their planes into real combat either knowing they were having a bad day, or were about to find out in a horrible way?

Makes my thoughts about 4.01, my joystick etc seem trivial. Perhaps I'll just knuckle down, read the manuals, and try and improve. Above all though, make sure I enjoy the game!

It might be interesting to hear if any of you other fliers have 'bad days' and your perspectives on such a day.

han freak solo
06-30-2005, 07:18 AM
Yep. I get bad days and bad weeks. In the sim world and the real world. Sometimes, I just have to walk away for a while. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Or, if I'm really hating my job at the moment, I watch my DVD of "Office Space". (The censored version on TV sucks!!)

After that, I love my job again!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

VF-29_Sandman
06-30-2005, 07:19 AM
if we have a 'bad day', we have the 'refly' button. for those that actually flew those birds, just 1 small mistake in a df would either kill them, or they'd be mia/pow.

we dont have engine failures modeled. that caused mission aborts quite often. we also dont have to contend with a batch of 'bad gas' either.

i see quite often in servers, there's no teamwork. hmmm the japanese did this in the pto, and against the american's, they were shredded by team tactics that if they had used team tactics, their zoom and boom's might not have worked quite as well.

Waldo.Pepper
06-30-2005, 02:30 PM
Office Space

awsum flick there!

vocatx
06-30-2005, 07:55 PM
You want to talk about a bad day (night) on Hyperlobby?
I was on Zekes vs. Wildcats a couple of nights ago flying blue...for the most part I fly blue there. There weren't that many people on at that time, so Chicago Chad asked if anyone would mind switching to red to even up the teams.
After landing, I respawned on a red base, changed markings, and headed for the action. I flew into the fight (in a Hawk 81 vs. Ki 43s). Things got pretty intense with about a dozen planes twisting, turning, diving, and climbing. Suddenly, from low right, I see a pointed nosed plane about to cross in front of me. Out of instinct I pressed the trigger, just as I realized I'm now on HIS side! OOOOPS! I just shot down Chicago Chad!

Only a short time later I shot down another friendly in similar circumstances. I have never shot down a friendly on accident before, and I get two in one sortie. One being the guy that makes some of the maps on that server! I'm just glad they didn't take it personally. I'm still quite embarassed about it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

PBNA-Boosher
06-30-2005, 08:26 PM
I recently was shot up badly by a P-38. My hellcat wasn't feeling very well, but I managed to coax it back to my aircraft carrier. We were on the same team. I was willing to forgive the guy and did, under the condition that he escort me back to the carrier, which he did. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

han freak solo
06-30-2005, 09:12 PM
I should've never responded to this thread. Bad Karma.

(A) I had to deal with the third severe water leak in my apartment this morning. Damaged books and furniture. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

(B) Traffic ticket 30 minutes later.

I was on the road cruising 60 mph keeping pace with other cars. TAG, YOUR IT!!

A city policeman laser tagged me from behind a commercial building sign where he and his cohort were hiding. 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. It was a bad roll of the dice. The other 3 cars around me doing 60 mph weren't stopped.

I know the law. Just let me rant a bit.

Things that bug me about this.

1. The city cops here are using commercial property to set up their speed traps more and more. That was the instance this time as well. I've never seen this until the last two years or so. Is it legal? Probably.

These traps are typically set up on roads that can safely* handle much higher speeds than marked. These roads are not near any residential or school areas. As a whole, the traffic on roads like this travel much faster than the marked speed limit.

2. The fines are getting really steep. At least to what I had become accustomed to from the past. The fine for this offense is $190 USD.

3. The price to defer the the fine is getting more expensive, too.

In Texas, you can take a "Defensive Driving Course" to have your ticket deferred. Long ago, you could apply for this option at no charge from the governing agency involved. Then you just paid for the driving course.

Then a charge was added for this "application" to regain lost revenue.

Only 3 short years ago, the price you paid to the governing agency was up to $40 USD for the "application" to take a driving course. You still have to pay for the course separately.

Now, the "application" price is $95 USD.

AAARRRGGGGHHH!!!!! I know the math, I know my options, it just bites. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

(Disclaimer: This is just a rant about a result of my own actions. Of course, I appreciate the fact that other municipalities or countries may have steeper fines.)

*My opinion only.

vocatx
07-01-2005, 01:34 AM
Yeah, Han, one of the cops in our county seat (also here in Texas) used to set up his speed trap in one of the bays of our carwash. It's on the edge of town, right where the speed limit drops. I finally ran him out because he was keeping paying customers from using the bay, but I ended up paying for it. He got his revenge.

I don't know about the legality of the tactic these guys used against you, but you're right...it probably IS legal. It just isn't RIGHT.

BBB_Hyperion
07-01-2005, 02:45 AM
For my understanding it would have more effect if a policeman would just stand near the road to enforce speed limits where it is needed. There is really no need to guard empty roads .)

All other things are just a modern way of Street Robbery.

Sturm_Williger
07-01-2005, 04:33 AM
It must be some aspect of Murphy's Law that you can use all your ammo chasing a bandit and you can't hit a barn door ... but take a snapshot opportunity against what turns out to be a friendly ... and you're Davy freakin Crockett - smoke / flames / PK / wing off or all the above. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Banger2004
07-01-2005, 04:43 AM
To vocatx: I sympathise entirely, sort of thing I have to avoid when I change sides!

To han freak solo: I think you need to change your identity or something, nobody deserves luck like that..........lol

By the way, had a much better night on hyper last night, much more enjoyable.......ain't life grand?

WTE_Ibis
07-01-2005, 05:05 AM
Originally posted by Sturm_Williger:
It must be some aspect of Murphy's Law that you can use all your ammo chasing a bandit and you can't hit a barn door ... but take a snapshot opportunity against what turns out to be a friendly ... and you're Davy freakin Crockett - smoke / flames / PK / wing off or all the above. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Oh man that is sooo true + one between the pilots' eyes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

.

TgD Thunderbolt56
07-01-2005, 07:02 AM
Originally posted by vocatx:
You want to talk about a bad day (night) on Hyperlobby?
I was on Zekes vs. Wildcats a couple of nights ago flying blue...for the most part I fly blue there. There weren't that many people on at that time, so Chicago Chad asked if anyone would mind switching to red to even up the teams.
After landing, I respawned on a red base, changed markings, and headed for the action. I flew into the fight (in a Hawk 81 vs. Ki 43s). Things got pretty intense with about a dozen planes twisting, turning, diving, and climbing. Suddenly, from low right, I see a pointed nosed plane about to cross in front of me. Out of instinct I pressed the trigger, just as I realized I'm now on HIS side! OOOOPS! I just shot down Chicago Chad!

Only a short time later I shot down another friendly in similar circumstances. I have never shot down a friendly on accident before, and I get two in one sortie. One being the guy that makes some of the maps on that server! I'm just glad they didn't take it personally. I'm still quite embarassed about it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif


Dude, I did the same thing last night on Z-v-W. I got in the middle of a furball that initially included only 1 friendly so thought I had my SA in place...NOT! I ended up with 2 enemy aircraft destroyed and 2 friendly aircraft destroyed! DAMMIT!

I disconnected and reconnected and tried to start over again (one of those PK's was you vocatx http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif ). Anyway, I had a great time and after a few sorties of no icons I acclimated ok, but it's a terrible feeling to hammer a friendly that's desperately trying to help me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


TB