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Hellshade last won the day on January 19 2012

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  1. For years..strike that...for decades, all I ever gamed with was either minis on wet erase battle maps or pure "Theater of the Mind" and you know what? I always had a great time. Honestly, I think what really makes or breaks a game is the quality of the people that you are playing with. If they are fun and creative, the game will be great. Everything else is just window dressing. It adds to the fun but isn't necessary for it. I started with D&D Basic and AD&D too. I gotta say though, 5e is in my opinion by far the best rule set to date. If you ever have the chance, find a local game store and see if there is an open seat at a D&D Encounters game (single session professional produced module). I bet you will have a great time!
  2. Soppy, I don't really know what the specs required to run CLoD are. I'm running a 6700K, 16GB RAM, GTX1080, dual 1Tb SSD drives and a G-Sync monitor - so most things run pretty well. CLoD certainly runs like a champ with those specs. I'm not sure how big of a performance hit a more budget friendly card would do. Sorry. :(
  3. So my other major addiction (besides Skyrim SE) is Dungeons & Dragons 5e table top gaming. I finally completed painting my somewhat expansive collection of miniatures and have started Dungeon Mastering (DMing) my own games. Everyone seems to really enjoy the immersive 3D gaming experience. Does anyone else play D&D? What edition? How often do you game?
  4. Here is the official trailer for the 4.5 release - which when released on Steam will be called Cliffs of Dover - Blitz Edition. I have to say, it certainly does look immersive. As I already own CLoD, it's going to be hard not to download and install this update for free. And for the new flier - CLoD is only $9.99.
  5. Evidently some time ago the Team Fusion guys got access to the code for the much maligned IL2 Cliffs of Dover WWII flight sim and have been hard at it modding the hell out of it and fixing bugs. They plan to release the a free version (4.5) on Steam, available to anyone who has already purchased the main sim. A future (paid) V5.0 is in the works with additional features and an North African Campaign. I wasn't impressed with CLoD when it first released but this recent video sure looks like they have done some amazing work. I even like the way her flies and dogfights. :)
  6. I have been looking at some of the IL2 Battle of Kuban videos and I have to say the scenery doesn't look sterile anymore like it did in RoF and the eye candy in general is certainly taken up several notches. But I can only seem to find MP videos. Doesn't seem like - for whatever reason - people are capturing video of the Career / Campaign mods. Hopefully that's not a sign of the quality of the AI.
  7. Indeed. My only concern is if they haven't upgraded the AI since RoF. No matter how 64 bit, DX11ish the graphics and performance is, if it's the same old "Split S to the deck and then turn circles until shot down" AI routine, it will be boring as hell. Here's hoping it isn't just the graphics engine that's been upgraded.
  8. It was announced on the official IL2 Sturmovik forums by Jason that they are taking the first steps towards (hopefully) recreating RoF within the much newer BOX engine. It will be called "Flying Circus Volume 1" I, for one, am very excited to hear this even though the first stage is essentially going to be basically 10 planes on a map with no career or campaign mode attached. What are your thoughts? Full text pasted below: Flying Circus – Volume I Flying Circus will finally give our loyal and patient Rise of Flight customers a new way forward into the future! Our eventual goal is to essentially re-build ROF inside of the Sturmovik universe and give WWI all the latest technology like VR, 64bit, DX11 and improved visuals. We will start by focusing on re-furbishing ten of our existing WWI airplanes and providing a partial map of France to fly and fight over. Subsequent Flying Circus products will further expand content and we’ll work to integrate Flying Circus into our Campaign and Career systems over time. Volume I is merely the first important step and it will be a lot of fun! If Flying Circus proves popular we can eventually fire up the Great War assembly line and break out the canvas and timber once again to make some new crates! Guynmere, Fonck, Coppens, McCudden, Bishop, Rickenbacker and von Richtofen shall fly again 100 years later! FlyingCircus_Artwork_SPAD_EN.jpg Planned to be Included in Flying Circus – Volume I Flyable Aircraft and Content (Tentative List): - SPAD 13 C.1 - Sopwith Dolphin - Sopwith Camel - RAF S.E.5a - Bristol Fighter - Albatros D.Va - Fokker Dr.1 - Fokker DVII - Pfalz D.IIIa - Halberstadt CL.II - France map (100 x 100km Approx.) - Several airfields, cities, towns and villages. Summer textures are planned - No Man’s Land - Entente and Central Powers Ground Units and Scenery. Pre-Orders for Flying Circus will be available sometime first half of 2018
  9. I get my own Greatest Hits thread?! Whoot!
  10. I still fly! I bounce around between various games and hobbies. Skyrim, a couple MMOs (WoW or Rift, though not nearly as much anymore), table top role playing with Dungeons & Dragons (5e) and yes, absolutely WOFF UE. There just isn't another WWI flight sim that comes close for single player campaigns, though Pat Wilson did much to improve RoF with his PWCG. I might not touch WOFF UE for a month sometimes, but then when I climb back into the cockpit, I'm often stuck there for an entire weekend and after hours on week days.
  11. I will make no claim to "know" the answer to this but as a somewhat tongue in cheek response, I will offer up this. Sometimes after a parent tells there 4 year old to stop running in the house 5 or 6 times, they just let the kid run, knowing when he or she slams into the wall and feels the pain, maybe then they will get it. Sadly for us humans, all too often we seem to "prefer" to learn from bad experiences rather than from good advice. ;)
  12. Rise Of Flight Screeshots

    Cool screenies. I always love RoFs damage model. It's very visceral!
  13. What aircraft is this?

    How goes Age of Sail, Olham?
  14. The holes in my wings came from diving too fast causing structural failure. DR1s clearly have dive limitations - not as bad as Alb DIIIs - but still there and I overplayed my hand in following him down. OvS released some new Alb DIII OAW skins (on the website) so I featured a couple in campaign dogfights. Just started an OAW campaign, picked a couple of skins and flew. I think well over 70? new ones to choose from. Back in my regular campaign I got into a furball with some Brisfits. and a furball with Camels over enemy territory
  15. The amount of time varies. All of these videos are from the past month. Tons more on my youtube channel.
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