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#4477935 - 06/13/19 03:47 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I've never met anyone from here, but I have from other games I've played such as Mechwarrior, over the years. When I first started dating my wife over a decade and a half ago, she freaked out when she saw I was talking to folks on the internet. "Who are those weirdos?" She'd ask, disturbed. "Regular dudes," I'd reply. She always thought they'd be psychopathic murderers or something.

Nah. Ordinary dudes trying to relax and have fun. Hell, I even met a guy online who happened to have been in my high school two years behind me, and I never knew him, and we finally got together at a one of the many LAN parties I threw in the late 90s.

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#4477938 - 06/13/19 04:14 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by RSColonel_131st
Met three fine guys... LukeFF, Ian Boys, and Bones. Some really nice memories there.



I've not met Bones in person yet but he seems to be a great guy. I fly DCS with him on a weekly basis.


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I've got PM fooled! Just a little while longer and I 'll have him in my evil clutches, and his little dog Toto too!

Haha, yes, so I have not met PM yet but yes we have been flying weekly in the last few months, along with aforementioned former member and they are great to fly with. I wish I thought to look them up when I was in Miami back in 2013 and 2015.

For those whom I have met, I've met RSColonel_131st before, and he is a great guy. It was fun drinking with you and freezing through the Viennese Christkindlmarket! We gotta get together again sometime...and yes I *DO* owe you an email!

I've also met Jayhawk, who I haven't seen much of around here lately but he was also great company. I've met UndertheRadar and had some good times with him at the NAS Oceana airshow, and that is also when I met Skatezilla.

Gronk used to be on back in the day...I am still in touch with him. Met him once when he was in town back in 2004.

Creeper is another one I've met who isn't on anymore. As a matter of fact, Creeper became my best man at my wedding. So how's that for friendships forged from SimHQ? Creeper's best man speech was funny at our wedding reception. "Some of you may be wondering how we met, but I met Bones on a website. Not THAT kind of website!" He was in town in March for a quick visit at our new home and to meet my son for the first time. Then we went to see Captain Marvel.

There was also 2 other people that I physically I met here way back in 2003, but it's been so long and I lost touch so I don't even remember their names anymore.

SimHQ is that great, folks.

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#4477944 - 06/13/19 05:08 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
I've never met anyone from here, but I have from other games I've played such as Mechwarrior, over the years. .

I used to spend a whole heap of time out on the road, at the weekends I would usually end up at the one hotel near head office as it was a long way to go back home just for the weekend (almost 600 miles), but anyway, the receptionist at the hotel, her son worked for a software company that did some of the coding for Mech Warrior Mercenaries and from her I got Mercenaries and the expansion disk as a gift smile transformer


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#4477945 - 06/13/19 05:26 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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None. The backwoods of SC isn't a hotbed of simming enthusiasts.


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#4477946 - 06/13/19 05:28 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
None. The backwoods of SC isn't a hotbed of simming enthusiasts.



LOL!!!


What about those Cabela hunting sims? wink


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#4477947 - 06/13/19 05:34 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Whatever happened to "Cat". If i recall she lived in Florida and was a regular here for some years.


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#4477949 - 06/13/19 05:48 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: Haggart]  
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Originally Posted by Haggart
Whatever happened to "Cat". If i recall she lived in Florida and was a regular here for some years.



I believe she was part of the exodus that occurred when ownership of the website switched hands a couple years ago.

On a side note, I think Lil'Jugs was the last female member to post here and I haven't seen a post from her now for several months.

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#4477950 - 06/13/19 05:49 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Haggart
Whatever happened to "Cat". If i recall she lived in Florida and was a regular here for some years.



I believe she was part of the exodus that occurred when ownership of the website switched hands a couple years ago.


Where'd they all go?

#4477951 - 06/13/19 06:04 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Don't know or have met any SimHQ members, but may have been near some without knowing it when I went to a flight sim meeting in Blackpool years ago. An interesting day, met Oleg there. I don't know how he was persuaded to go to Blackpool but there he was.


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#4477956 - 06/13/19 06:30 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: RedToo]  
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Originally Posted by RedToo
I don't know how he was persuaded to go to Blackpool but there he was.


Is it that bad of a place? Doesn't it have some well known beaches and amusement parks or is that another English city I'm thinking of? biggrin


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#4477958 - 06/13/19 06:44 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Oleg was at the Flight Sim show in the Birmingham Airport Hilton as well, it was where I met him too, he was giving a talk on design in LOMAC which was due to be released, I still have the LOMAC demo disk from that show smile


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#4477960 - 06/13/19 06:54 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I used to work with Cat extensively as we merged my Bones JF-18 serial fiction with her Sasha LOMAC serial fiction and were penning episodes and seasons together here on SimHQ

We got all the way up the the cliffhanger Series Finale....and we never finished.

Some of you may remember that series....last episode was in 2004 or 2005.

Maybe someday we will finish it. We knew how the series was to end and we only had one episode left. But the images I had for it are long gone and I don't know where Cat is right now.

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#4477962 - 06/13/19 06:57 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Haggart
Whatever happened to "Cat". If i recall she lived in Florida and was a regular here for some years.



I believe she was part of the exodus that occurred when ownership of the website switched hands a couple years ago.


Did they all go to a different site ? Or just left, period ?


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#4477981 - 06/13/19 07:43 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by F4UDash4
None. The backwoods of SC isn't a hotbed of simming enthusiasts.



LOL!!!


What about those Cabela hunting sims? wink


Nope. But we are hoping for a moonshining sim biggrin


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#4478003 - 06/13/19 10:18 PM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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The funny thing about it all is that it certainly didn't feel like we just met. smile

I do wish I could have met Murphy, 20mm, and others who passed too soon.


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#4478018 - 06/14/19 01:18 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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I've met three. Put up one pommy chap for a night and got him to install his Il2 mod for me as payment for drinks, food, a drive in a real aussie V8 and a good night in one of the colonies. I always had an idea to do some sort of stateside and Euro tour meeting various members, just drinking and eating my way around the world. Unfortunately i'm not a reknowned cook or comedian so that's on hold while i live reality, which is on the up.


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#4478023 - 06/14/19 03:05 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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so... i've been drinking all night and i thought the title of this thread was "how many SimHQ members have you met in prison"

do i have to answer that?


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#4478024 - 06/14/19 03:31 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Lets see: there is Bubba and Meathook Snake and Sledge Hammer

#4478032 - 06/14/19 08:06 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Haggart
Whatever happened to "Cat". If i recall she lived in Florida and was a regular here for some years.



I believe she was part of the exodus that occurred when ownership of the website switched hands a couple years ago.

Not wanting to step on anybody's toes, but why did people leave when the ownership changed?

#4478042 - 06/14/19 10:13 AM Re: How many SimHq members do you know/ have met in person ? [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Met Frugal many years ago in London, went to an awesome airshow, took some great photos (real photos, not digital)

Late last year just missed an opportunity to meet Mr Grant, but my scheduling was poor. Hoping to return to Dallas in July 2020, who knows who I might meet? (and Mr Grant, thanks for recommending WhatABurger!)


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