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WildeSau
12-15-2004, 09:08 AM
I have noticed that I have registered to this forum at December 2001. This means it's now three years of playing Il-2, FB and now PF. It's just great since no other game or serie of games attracked me more than this did.

I think Maddox Games does a good job of taking care of customers (when you send over an e-mail regarding a bug you have noticed to the company, Oleg himself is gone answer you).

Yes, PF might have been a little bit unfinished at the time it has been releaed but I am sure that Maddox Games is paying enough attention to patches and new add ons which are free of charge to get people satisfied instead of Microsoft who is calling the patch of CFS2 CFS3 and is asking again for the same amount of money.

Thanks Maddox Games team and give us Battle of Britain - when it's finished.

Michael the WildeSau

TgD Thunderbolt56
12-15-2004, 11:03 AM
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Fornixx
12-15-2004, 12:15 PM
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actionhank1786
12-15-2004, 12:40 PM
Word! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SeaFireLIV
12-15-2004, 12:43 PM
Yes, never has any other game kept me playing as this has. It`s a weird feeling really. Oleg`s genuine involovement has helped despite the flak he sometimes gets. Keeps the sim evolving I guess. You develope a certain loyalty. Perhaps the forums have helped a bit in this too.

WildeSau
12-15-2004, 01:24 PM
seafire - you are right. Certainly the forum too makes this game a pleasure. All the help and good hints and tips you get here beside sharing interesting parts of the game with others is just great.

Would say that around 180 USD I have spent for this series (Il-2, FB, AEP and PF) belong to best investments I have made in the last years. Nothing else that came at this price attracked me as long as this series.

Cannot wait to get my hands on BoB. I am sure it will be great thing and will set for another time the mark very high for all other fligh sim producers. No one else seem to work on any WWII flight sim that is worth to mention beside 1C Maddox Games.

WildeSau

lipp98
12-16-2004, 01:43 AM
I know the feeling I`ve been playing for a really long time too and I get alittle teary eyed of some of the great stuff that happens when your playing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Tully__
12-16-2004, 03:37 AM
Same same. I came to IL2 Sturmovik about 4 months after release and have played at least one of the versions almost every week since (3 years almost). No other game ever has had this much time out of me.

MEGILE
12-16-2004, 03:51 AM
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T_O_A_D
12-16-2004, 04:14 AM
Same Same been playing since the demo took awhile to get active on forums. I had another name first. Toad465 2002-01-31

The_Ant
12-16-2004, 05:36 AM
Yeah dec 2001 was good.First time i flown multi in il2,will never forget that.Can say i had one nice christmas vacation that year.

Umm by the way stop copying my regestration date Wildesau. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

AWL_Spinner
12-16-2004, 05:49 AM
Me too, since the original IL2 demo.

In terms of hours per pound or dollar, best entertainment investment ever.

Would be in state of genuine shock and sadness if Oleg ever upped sticks and started writing business software. I have zero confidence that any other quality flight sim line could survive and flourish in a Microsoft dominated industry in the way this one has over the years. Look how many have fallen by the wayside.

This one seems to keep going through sheer bloody mindedness and a sense of community. Long may it continue, can't wait for Battle of Britain.

Cheers, Spinner

CuNim
12-16-2004, 06:31 AM
Got back into flight sims about a year ago after a long, long hiatus. First was a budget copy CFS1, which I absolutely loved. Then I brought CFS3, full of high expectations and was crushed with disappointment. But suffered its limitations and continued to play it anyway for want of anything better.

I've no idea what triggered me to IL2, think I noticed it on a budget shelf somewhere, didn't buy it, regretted my decision and went back out hunting for it. Ended up with FB instead. The Eastern Front had snagged a new devotee.

Brought AEP the moment it came out, but have to say I was disappointed. It really didn't seem to offer me, a still casual flight-simmer, much that I wouldn't have otherwise expected from a patch. That said, I'd still have bought it just to fly a spitfire. And had great hopes for the Normandy Map. I just wish they'd included new careers that used all the new toys. An RAF D-Day career flying spitfires over the Normandy beaches and allied advance would have suited me fine. I'm not that difficult to please!

So, following my slight disappointment with AEP, the almost uniformly disappointed reviews I read on the web about Pacific Fighters almost put me off buying it. Despite enjoying (to my then slight surprise) flying with the Russians on the Eastern Front (Stalingrad remains my favorite campaign - then again, Enemy at the Gates is one of my favorite films of all time), I remain a Western Front enthusiast. The thought of the Pacific didn't really do much for me; in fact I kind of resented it apparently getting on the way of the development of Battle of Britain.

But in the end, curiosity got the better of me. I've never tried landing on a carrier before and the thought of giving it a go kept bugging me until I went out and bought the game. I actually know somebody that flew dive-bombers for the Royal Navy in the Pacific back in the War, until he was too slow pulling out of a dive one day and so was invalided out. As he puts it, the plan survived the g okay, but his lung didn't do so well ...

That was two weeks ago. Haven't put it down since. Neglecting the wife and kids. Not getting enough sleep at night. Even put off the opportunity to spend last Saturday at the airfield flying gliders so as to stay in, glued to my screen and doing my bit providing fighter cover to the lads trying to take Iwo Jima! Okay, an exageration, perhaps. The flying weather was somewhat marginal last Saturday anyway http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

But my long-winded point is that I haven't been playing IL2 and its successors for 3 years, but am a huge fan of Oleg and co. And if anybody else is, like I was, in the position of being a casual/part-time simmer that loved IL2/FB in its time but is questioning whether or not they should go out and buy PF and whether it'll re-ignite the old flames --- Do it. Ignore any of the poor reviews you do come across out there. If you liked IL2 then, IMHO, you can't possibly fail to love PF.

I really can't wait to see what they do with Battle of Britain. Pacific Fighters inspired me to finally upgrade my RAM and graphics card. BoB may yet inpire me to go out and get a new machine to play it with http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif