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losttwo #1 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:12 AM

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Someone made a comment in another thread and of course on a Facebook page someone asked the question.

WHY DO WE PLAY THIS GAME ?

 

Perhaps it would be a good thing to show the developers why we play.

Some food for thought so to say.

Maybe it will add a little humanity to the numbers of the player base.



BB3_Oregon_Steel #2 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:23 AM

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Well ... 

 

I like combat aircraft and this is a game about combat aircraft.  How you interface with the game and, at least on a basic level, how to fly and fight your plane is fairly intuitive, I don't need to read a technical set of rules thicker than my wrist to play.  There's enough realism in the game to make me appreciated and value it yet enough arcade like features to make the game enjoyable so I think it's an ok balance as far as game design is concerned.  

 

Beyond that, WG is putting enough energy into this game to make me believe it's not quite a dead letter and that my investment here is not a waste of my time. For the most part I like the people.  Having fewer players means you can actually run into them from time to time where in WOWS or WOT's, actually running into someone you know is close to being impossible. Mostly people are glad you are here and aren't into throwing loads of salt your way.  

 

Maybe all this changes at higher tiers, but I'm a low-tier biplane noob soo ... until then.  

 

BI-PLANE FIGHTERS AWAY!!!! :izmena:


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Yes, it's haughty and its arrogant but you're a battleship with 16 inch guns and Britannia Rules the Waves.  Maybe a bit of arrogance in this case is appropriate.  


losttwo #3 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:25 AM

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I play WOWP because I suffer from a depressed mental state brought on by years of alcohol abuse. (22 years sober )

There are several games I play that allow me to do various things I can not do in the real world.

WOWP is one of those games that allows me to do what i failed at years ago, flight school.

The enjoyment of playing solo and trying to be a great combat pilot doing various things in game brings a little joy.

Creating movies are for me an interesting way to express my flying and creativity.

Since I am a stay at home father and do not watch TV it is something that occupies my time and distracts me away from

the responsibilities of the HoneydoList.

While it may sound artificial and lame. Gaining certain achievements in this fantasy world actually gives me a slight thrill.

A full hangar of planes and being able to fly all of them proficiently may be unrealistic for goal setting never the less it is mine.

Hopefully my new system will keep up with the updates and wont burn out anytime soon.

While missing the old WOWP, this new 2.0 is growing on me.



Captain_Rownd #4 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:27 AM

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Warplanes is the most fun of any game I play.  I love the flying, and I love the historical and fantasy aircraft, and it's just plain fun.  Warships is a bit stale, and Tanks is painful and hostile.  Warplanes is just fun. 

Specialist planes:

SPAD S.510 :: P-40 :: MiG-3 :: A6M1 :: XP-44 :: Fw 190 A-5 :: Me 209 V4 :: Venom :: Caudron C.714 :: Ki-88 :: Wirraway :: Tomahawk IIb

TsKB I-7 :: Ki-5 :: F2A-1 :: Fw 56 :: Ar 67 :: Ju 87 G ::


Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #5 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:30 AM

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View Postlosttwo, on 08 June 2019 - 07:25 PM, said:

this new 2.0 is growing on me...

I'm not a doctor but,

I'd have that checked out

:trollface:

if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


Stygian_Alchemist #6 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:33 AM

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Why do I play?

Because it's better than the other plane-based MMOs and its preceding self and has some true potential overall to it.

Because it's funny to watch elitist sorts flail when you win.

Because I love to do things for spite and enjoying this game seems to really tick several people off. It's almost like they're a carton full of eggs I shoved off a kitchen counter but I don't have to clean up the mess.

Chuck_norris10 #7 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:34 AM

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Service temporarily available to me right now after flying 5 matches and getting disconnect from server 3 times.

And they wonder why they cant keep players.

 


 

 


 

Chuck_norris10 #8 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:38 AM

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View PostWhite_Widow18, on 08 June 2019 - 05:33 PM, said:

Why do I play?

Because it's better than the other plane-based MMOs and its preceding self and has some true potential overall to it.

Because it's funny to watch elitist sorts flail when you win.

Because I love to do things for spite and enjoying this game seems to really tick several people off. It's almost like they're a carton full of eggs I shoved off a kitchen counter but I don't have to clean up the mess.

 

Well that's just you,getting kicks out of dirting people or bragging about how good you are.

 

Carry on though,would not want to put a damper on the only entertainment you have in life.


 

 


 

Ace_BOTlistic_Cosmo #9 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:41 AM

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View PostWhite_Widow18, on 08 June 2019 - 07:33 PM, said:

Why do I play?

Because it's better than the other plane-based MMOs and its preceding self and has some true potential overall to it.

Because it's funny to watch elitist sorts flail when you win.

Because I love to do things for spite and enjoying this game seems to really tick several people off. It's almost like they're a carton full of eggs I shoved off a kitchen counter but I don't have to clean up the mess.

you really need to get a more mentally positive hobby

hehe

:)


if the pilot's good, see, I mean, if he's really..sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low [he spreads his arms like wings and laughs],

you oughtta see it sometime, it's a sight. A big plane like a '52. VRROOM! There's jet exhaust, fryin' chickens in the barnyard.


losttwo #10 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:44 AM

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View PostWhite_Widow18, on 08 June 2019 - 07:33 PM, said:

Why do I play?

Because it's better than the other plane-based MMOs and its preceding self and has some true potential overall to it.

Because it's funny to watch elitist sorts flail when you win.

Because I love to do things for spite and enjoying this game seems to really tick several people off. It's almost like they're a carton full of eggs I shoved off a kitchen counter but I don't have to clean up the mess.

 

Well, it is safer in here than in the real world.

Trolled to much in the real world cause stupid people annoy me and I can't keep my mouth shut.

been banned from a few paces for it.

So yeah I can see how you like pushing eggs off the counter.



Booze_Morgan #11 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:46 AM

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View PostWhite_Widow18, on 08 June 2019 - 06:33 PM, said:

Why do I play?

Because it's better than the other plane-based MMOs and its preceding self and has some true potential overall to it.

Because it's funny to watch elitist sorts flail when you win.

Because I love to do things for spite and enjoying this game seems to really tick several people off. It's almost like they're a carton full of eggs I shoved off a kitchen counter but I don't have to clean up the mess.

 

That confirms/explains a lot.

 

Booze


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Ice_King #12 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:56 AM

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Apparently I'm a masochist, that's the only reason I can think of at the moment.

comealong1 #13 Posted 09 June 2019 - 12:57 AM

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I have invested too much to quit now.. And it is the best battling flight sim, in my opinion.. And I like to shoot planes and other things up.. Just wish they would support AMD more.. They told me right out that this game is not optimized for AMD at all.. That is why my threadripper plays as bad as it does.. Hanger still loads so slow it's not funny.. Game plays even slower during these event's.. The more they animate the hanger the more slowly it works.

 

 

AMD processors are what are the issue here.. Not a video card.. "We also inform you that our game client is poorly optimized for AMD processors, so its performance can be quite low on devices with some of the latest CPU versions"... THERE WORDS


Edited by comealong1, 10 June 2019 - 04:05 PM.


Stygian_Alchemist #14 Posted 09 June 2019 - 01:58 AM

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View Postlosttwo, on 08 June 2019 - 06:44 PM, said:

 

Well, it is safer in here than in the real world.

Trolled to much in the real world cause stupid people annoy me and I can't keep my mouth shut.

been banned from a few paces for it.

So yeah I can see how you like pushing eggs off the counter.

 

Same. Mama always said my inability to get my mouth shut and just smile when something unintelligent was going on in front of me would bring me fortune or trouble. Found its brought me both in life.

ETA: Glad you also understand the only somewhat tongue in cheek nature of that portion of the response by the way. 

Edited by White_Widow18, 09 June 2019 - 02:11 AM.


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I stay because of the amazing folks that I've met and fly with, both new and from long ago

 

I stay because even a duffer like me can contribute towards a win against world class pilots...  occasionally

 

I stay because of this unusually civil forum


I stay because I love ww2 planes, they are absolutely the most beautiful deadly weapons ever created


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View Postlosttwo, on 08 June 2019 - 06:12 PM, said:

Someone made a comment in another thread and of course on a Facebook page someone asked the question.

WHY DO WE PLAY THIS GAME ?

 

Perhaps it would be a good thing to show the developers why we play.

Some food for thought so to say.

Maybe it will add a little humanity to the numbers of the player base.

 

I have to admit that you seem to have replaced Legoboy as far as creating meaningful threads. 

 

You've made me into a believer.

 

Prenzlau


 

 

 

 


gerr22 #17 Posted 09 June 2019 - 04:03 AM

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fun game fun people(mostly) Good social group fun to watch the forum stress some days my clan is a real hoot on discord . oh yes the plane thing since a toddler did the air force thing when i was younger (choppers) did see our spitfire fly

restored an old chopper etc etc. have played many games this one stuck I LOVE IT



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View PostAce_BOTlistic_Cosmo, on 08 June 2019 - 07:41 PM, said:

you really need to get a more mentally positive hobby

hehe

:)

 

As opposed to your not playing the game and instead playing a weak sauce forum game? I'm SO glad that your life is so full

of joyous wonder that you have no time to play, but plenty of time to hang out on the forums and show us what a dimwitted diminutive female hound you are.

 

Now... to answer the question....I play because it's cheap entertainment and it's FUN.


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View PostChuck_norris10, on 08 June 2019 - 07:38 PM, said:

 

Well that's just you,getting kicks out of dirting people or bragging about how good you are.

 

Carry on though,would not want to put a damper on the only entertainment you have in life.

 

Gee Chuckles... I said That I was going to be less of an anal pore. I see you never considered being less of an anal pore huh?
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View PostSkyWolf__WM, on 08 June 2019 - 10:53 PM, said:

 

Gee Chuckles... I said That I was going to be less of an anal pore. I see you never considered being less of an anal pore huh?

 

Chuck is still mad because I disagreed, heavily, with him that his joystick gave him an advantage or made the game realistic.

*pushes piece of plastic with electronics around* *watches cursor on screen move* REALISTIC!!





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