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#4461479 - 02/15/19 09:25 AM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: Bill_Grant]  
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Originally Posted by Bill_Grant
Chucky, is that kind of like deciding to watch someone eat on the TV, when you are hungry?


Actually I sometimes do that too. If there's a game I'm interested in but not 100% convinced, then if it's the type of game that can't be spoiled I'll watch a "Let's Play" type video.

The strange thing is, I can enjoy a let's play video of one game but not feel any desire to play it, and yet watch another one and simply HAVE to play it smile

Examples: Factorio. I enjoyed videos of that game without any desire to play it myself.

Crusader Kings 2 & Planetary Annihilation: wildly different games, fun to watch (CK2 is very dry to watch though unless the narrator is good) and both fun to play.

(Actually, CK2 is the game I want to play after watching Game Of Thrones smile political & dynastic intrigue without the magic.)


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#4461490 - 02/15/19 11:38 AM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
You guys who play multiple games... do you have wives? biggrin




Yup, I do. My wife also has her own hobbies and she's a pharmacist so she probably spends more time at work than at home anyway!


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#4461492 - 02/15/19 11:59 AM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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So you got your very own Pyxis dispenser at home for the good meds?


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#4461494 - 02/15/19 12:06 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: Chef]  
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Originally Posted by Chef
So you got your very own Pyxis dispenser at home for the good meds?



LOL!! No need for any meds yet but that may change when I'm in my 60's or so. biggrin


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#4461520 - 02/15/19 02:41 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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After finally being able to give up that addiction which was Destiny 1 + 2 which took up an endless amount of time since 2014 I recently started to get back into flightsims and other older titles.

- IL-2 BoX: Offline campaigns, learning the different planes and enjoying the scenery flying around.

- Close Combat Cross of Iron and John Tiller´s Campaign Series: Oldies but goldies. yep

- Nioh: An action RPG set in Japan during the year 1600. Think of a dark fantasy version of the late Sengoku period. Though I suck at those Dark Souls like games I really adore this one here. Extremely fluid fighting, very fast and utterly unforgiving! Love it! thumbsup


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#4461558 - 02/15/19 05:08 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: DM]  
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Originally Posted by DM
Examples: Factorio. I enjoyed videos of that game without any desire to play it myself.


Playing it is awesome. Unfortunately, you end up having to remind yourself to eat, sleep and take care of the dogs. wink

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#4461563 - 02/15/19 05:38 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I am so busy with work and family that I spend any spare gaming time in iRacing (luv that Mercedes AMG GT3 car!)

i am also selling off some flight gear here:
http://SimHQ.com/forum/ubbthreads.p...-i-and-t-rudder-mk-iv-pedals#Post4461562


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#4461610 - 02/15/19 10:23 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
Originally Posted by ricnunes
Currently, only Cold Waters.

is it really like 688 ? janes fleet ?


Hi Blade,

Well to be honest with you the short answer to your question is (and oddly so) both yes and no.

The long answer is that in fact this game (Cold Waters) is based on a 1988 game called "Red Storm Rising" developed by MicroProse back then whose storyline is based on the Tom Clancy's novel of the same name (Red Storm Rising):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Storm_Rising_(video_game)

When comparing Cold Waters to Jane's 688i, I would say:
- While Cold Waters is no "arcade game", it is a "light sim" much more simplified than 688i, since for example you don't have the different and dedicated stations views. For example no TMA station or Radar/ESM station, etc...
What you have in terms of views (in Cold Waters) is the periscope view (when extended) and the Tactical Map where you can see and select the currently detected contacts and then you have 4 tabs in which one of them can be used to expand a simplified ID page where after selecting your contact you can ID it in terms of frequency by comparing the contact's frequency with the frequencies stored on the subs Database - Here it is very similar to 688i albeit much more simplified, for example you don't select stuff like turns per knot and you cannot listen the noise level to bearing or resuming, you can only listen in the frequency band.
The other 3 tabs that you can expand allows you to track your current weapons stored on the sub and load weapons into the torpedo tubes, track the damage of the sub (you can even assign which part/section of the sub will be the priority for the repair parties) but again nothing as "fancy" as in 688i.
- So as you can see, Cold Waters is simplified compared to 688i although and again it is not an arcade game - Again I would classify it as a "light sim", which for the lack of time that I'm currently having is actually a good thing IMO (easy to learn and master, IMO).

Also IMO, one of the best features of Cold Waters is that you have 3 campaigns, ranging from the 1960's, to 1984 and 2000. I would say that in terms of tech and tactics the 1984 and 2000 campaigns are quite close to what we are used to in 688i.
The 1960's campaign seems very interesting (I haven't played it yet, but I played a few single mission of this era) since it seems to be a quite change in terms of tech and tactics compared to the 1984 and 2000 campaigns. For example in the 1960's missions or campaign your main weapon against surface ships are unguided torpedos (WWII style) and there's no missiles such as the Harpoon Anti-Ship missile. There are (wire) guided torpedos in the 1960's era but they are rather slow and short ranged and have a relatively weak warhead - basically their usefulness seems to be intended for use against enemy submarines (and even here there are very limited against the fastest ones) and as such their effectiveness is very limited against ships.

If there's something more specific that you would like to know about Cold Waters, please feel free to ask.

#4461611 - 02/15/19 10:35 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: ricnunes]  
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Originally Posted by Blade_RJ

is it really like 688 ? janes fleet ?



It seems closest to Red Storm Rising, with multiple submarine classes, and different technology levels in the different periods.

The gameplay also looks nearly identical at a superficial level at least. Prettier, with some limited 3D views ~ similar to Fleet Command.

#4461613 - 02/15/19 10:53 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Thanks both ricnunes and Lieste for the replies, this has been something i've been eye dating for a while,just like i did with rainbow six before finally wetting my feet . there was even a promotion not too long ago on gog that i missed because of my isp going down, either way i wouldnt have time to play it now but i really loved 688 as a teen and this seemed the closest that i've seen in years, i just love sub hunting.

#4461615 - 02/15/19 11:08 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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It's a good sim Blade I've played the pants off 688 and Red StormRising and doing the same with Cold Waters,,For sure a solid buy if you like the subject matter


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#4461616 - 02/15/19 11:30 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4461656 - 02/16/19 12:49 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
there was even a promotion not too long ago on gog that i missed...


Funny that you mention that because I purchased Cold Waters on GoG during that exact promotion wink


Originally Posted by Blade_RJ

either way i wouldnt have time to play it now but i really loved 688 as a teen and this seemed the closest that i've seen in years, i just love sub hunting.


Well that's actually why I'm currently playing Cold Waters - I also don't have much spare time for playing nowadays, however I'm currently playing Cold Waters from time to time (and as I said earlier, basically the only game I'm playing) because this is a game that you can learn and play a mission in a short time. Moreover if you are used to 688i then learning to play Cold Waters will be "peanuts".
Or resuming, as opposed to 688i (or Sub Command or Dangerous Waters) whose missions take a considerable time to finish in Cold Waters they don't, which again is IMO a huge plus (again due to my lack of spare time for gaming).

#4461679 - 02/16/19 04:54 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: bones]  
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Originally Posted by bones

I have Shadow of the Tomb Raider but I'll play that once I finish Rise.

v6,
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I just finished Rise of Tomb Raider this week. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is downloaded and ready to launch.


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#4461789 - 02/17/19 06:06 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Finally finished Prey last week.

The Exorcist: Legion VR - short but a great ride in VR

Trying to stick mostly to DCS campaigns now since they take so much time.

#4461820 - 02/17/19 11:42 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: BlueHeron]  
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Originally Posted by BlueHeron
Finally finished Prey last week.
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What did you think? Did the very ending confuse you in any way? smile


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#4461831 - 02/18/19 01:28 AM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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#4461832 - 02/18/19 01:33 AM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
You guys who play multiple games... do you have wives? biggrin


My own experience (and something that's been on my mind a lot lately), although my excessive time is spent in books and trying to *make* a game vs. playing them...

I've asked for lots of leniency, especially when it's late and I'm having problems. Or the rare case that I'm super-excited because I've figured something out. You can't always just shut it off at say...exactly 10PM each night, it'll just keep you awake and that's no good to anyone. It helps that the dogs now sleep in the living room as they could get restless until the entire 'pack' was settled into the bedroom for the night. I swear, even behind a closed door they could tell when I was late-night tip-toeing into the kitchen to cheat (usually for a handful of cashews or dates). Then I'd get fussed at for disrupting her sleep, but mostly for the cheating. smile

But now she's totally cool with me taking whatever time I need hacking away in my man cave, knowing I do my best to spend time with her and also to (and this is very important) get the proper amount of sleep. As long as I take a one hour break each evening for coop exercise (man cave becomes personal gym/yoga studio or we drive to the track) and that I shut it down every Friday afternoon and clean up with a shave, nice clothes, best cologne, etc. Friday date night is very nostalgic, going all the way back to high school/early college. No matter how much studying or whatever there was to do, after work (leaving ~11PM from local competing grocery stores) we'd spend the rest of the evening together, usually going to LSU Godfather's Pizza and/or the midnight showing of Rocky Horror. And now we're back to the old routine, sometimes even driving out to LSU (a bit further now), except there's no longer a Godfather's Pizza. frown

That's how *I* manage it anyway. smile



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#4461844 - 02/18/19 03:25 AM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by BlueHeron
Finally finished Prey last week.
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What did you think? Did the very ending confuse you in any way? smile


Yeah, a lot of that game confused me. wink I enjoyed for a while, but it took far longer than I expected. Just don't get the same satisfaction from mouse-&-keyboard games anymore since VR came to flight sims.

#4461862 - 02/18/19 02:12 PM Re: What are you currently playing? [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
You guys who play multiple games... do you have wives? biggrin


Well, I have ONE wife, but she's pretty cool about it. She knows how much I love to fly both IRL and in sim, and when I'm not in the RL cockpit, the sim is the best way for me to practice.

It also helped that when our son was born, and I was pulling the overnight duty to feed him/change diapers through the night. I'd pass the time between changing flying those sims or playing those games.

Joanna and I spend the majority of our time together so it's not an issue with the gaming really. Our routine is to hit our club for dancing every weekend until close at 4 or 5 am, but after the demise of our club and the birth of our son that isn't as frequent anymore. So, hey, this is the time I used to be up in the middle of the night at the club--I'm on the sim instead. Same nocturnal habits, different setting, haha.

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