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#4423524 - 05/30/18 05:43 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Not to put too fine a point on it, but 6 stars were for staff, and members could get to 5 stars with high post counts. And I requested and was granted silver stars by the Frugmeister himself. I think it was a reward for winning the Frugals World Grand Prix Legends leagues. But my memory ain't what it used to be (and even then it was bad)


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#4423526 - 05/30/18 05:49 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: Schwalbe]  
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Originally Posted by Schwalbe
probably is not to be seen again.

I'll join "Schwalbes" anytime
If I get 5 silverstars that is
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#4423554 - 05/30/18 07:37 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: theOden]  
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probably is not to be seen again.

I'll join "Schwalbes" anytime
If I get 5 silverstars that is
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LOL:p but... indeed. will be something worth doing someday!!

#4423590 - 05/30/18 10:40 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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We were one, big brawling, dysfunctional family, that when times would come, would ban together for the common good. Brothers through and through. Got me through 2 cancer operations with guys sending me well wishes and computer gear! ( I was Aragorn's proofreader for the FreeFalcon manuals. (Like herding cats. Great time!)

#4423602 - 05/31/18 12:56 AM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
Originally Posted by Boomer
Remember the Sad Bastards Club and the IDOD.



Sure do, but somehow I was spared the IDOD even though I had 8,000 posts there. Sad Bastards though, that's me smile

Good to hear from some of the old crew


As Mower, I hit the all time high post count there at over 25,000, also acquiring the dubious nick name Twinke Toes.


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#4423649 - 05/31/18 09:32 AM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: Falstar]  
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Originally Posted by Falstar
I was Aragorn's proofreader for the FreeFalcon manuals.

That was a piece of art, well still is.
I remember laughing through half that book, 700 pages was it too?
But I can see people that take themself very serious didn't like it.

#4423760 - 05/31/18 05:28 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: Falstar]  
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Originally Posted by Falstar
(Like herding cats. Great time!)


And a better description I cannot imagine smile


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#4424813 - 06/06/18 02:27 AM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
Originally Posted by Falstar
(Like herding cats. Great time!)


And a better description I cannot imagine smile


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#4424815 - 06/06/18 02:28 AM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Well Mark is still alive and kicking. Anyone heard from BBall? He had the best pilot stories.

#4424865 - 06/06/18 12:49 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Haven't heard from or of BBall in years. Hope he is doing well. Always enjoyed his stories and discussing the books we were reading.

And Ken "KC23" Cook. He wasn't with Frugals World for long as I recall, he went to the staff of a different site. But he was instrumental in the beginning of FW.

I mentioned it earlier, but the best thing I've ever done online was race Grand Prix Legends with the gang at Frugals. What a great group. I've had a great time flying Falcon 4 online, but nothing compared to the racing. I was SO in to it. I spent hundreds of hours practicing, just shaving off hundredths of a second in my Eagle. All those laps around the Nurburgring just to improve one sector by .002.

Special mention to Frank Steinbach, the best virtual race car driver I've known. I won the League title three years running, but that was only because Frank purposely chose to run in the Cooper (the slowest car in GPL) in order to give us mere mortals a chance. I've always enjoyed competition, but after high school and college I had fewer ways to find it. I played in a men's hockey league through my early 30s, but after that it was only golf. And GPL. I loved it.

Since then, sadly, there's little of this for me now. But the memories of what we did with those leagues stay with me even after all of these years. What a great crew.


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#4426846 - 06/20/18 09:42 AM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
There was actually one member who I wanted to perma-ban, since I just couldn't stand him. But personal feelings can't be part of it of course. Still, I so wanted to do it.


I can only apologise wink

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Sure some part of the greatness was that it was part of the "beginning", not that I visited during the really early, green/black days was it? but it was huge with all kinds of sections (in my view back then) but pretty much same size as SimHQ is today.
I enjoyed the ArmA and Falcon parts in particular, DMarkwick was his name? did some kool addons for old Arma.


DMarkwick = DM smile and thanks for the kind words smile I still do addons, but for a living now.

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#4426857 - 06/20/18 12:38 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Haha it wasn't you DM. I cannot say who it was as he may be a member here. Bygones be bygones. smile

I actually played OFP( I think it was) with you. I don't think I had tried ArmA before Frugal's went tits up. Who was the guy organizing the games? Can you name some names of the guys playing OFP/ArmA at Frugs? It's bothering me lol.


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#4426860 - 06/20/18 12:54 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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I remember the day I got a PM from Frugal asking if I wanted to be a mod.
That was really a feeling of honor.
Still have a copy of my PMs.
I just looked through it.
JAMF, Coolhand, Goose, etc.
Good days.

#4426861 - 06/20/18 12:57 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Bells be ringing. Maybe it was Goose that was organizing the OFP get-togethers.


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#4426862 - 06/20/18 01:20 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Didn`t you guys have lot of fun with "Flatout"?
I bought the CD, but I never got a chance to join in. biggrin

#4426863 - 06/20/18 01:24 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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I think some guys were running that yes. As for myself, the only racing I did with the Frug's gang was GPL (both '67 and '65 cars), NASCAR 2003 and F1 sims like F1 2002. I still recall a particularly awesome race at the A1 Ring smile

Edit: Oh, and I think we squeezed in some GTR and GTR2 as well.

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#4426865 - 06/20/18 01:52 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Originally Posted by DBond
Haha it wasn't you DM. I cannot say who it was as he may be a member here. Bygones be bygones. smile

I actually played OFP( I think it was) with you. I don't think I had tried ArmA before Frugal's went tits up. Who was the guy organizing the games? Can you name some names of the guys playing OFP/ArmA at Frugs? It's bothering me lol.


So we had a small group that played together regularly, we went through a progression:
Battlefield 1942/DC mod
Ghost Recon
Rainbow Six 3
OFP
ArmA

I can remember some of the guys it was me, Panther, Coolhand, Platty, Gargoyle, Goose, Stewie, TRex, Skyfire, others who's online Frugal names I can't recall right now. I even played with ACOG on occasion wink

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#4426866 - 06/20/18 02:09 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Ahh, I think it was Platty. Maybe it was you. Getting old is not recommended.


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#4426880 - 06/20/18 05:54 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Hmmpf, getting old is not an option, DBond :p

#4426882 - 06/20/18 06:04 PM Re: Frugal's World A moment in time [Re: DBond]  
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Holy moly would you look who they let in to this joint!

Hey Sky, great to see you. Things haven't been the same for me without having you field test RPGs before I make a decision haha.

Hope all is well.


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