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Old 06-27-2008, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Are we really a bunch of “wanna be” soldiers?

I read a posting in the mag0t (that’s how I spell it anyway) forums where they said PRM was full of wanna be soldiers playing war with the occasional real one joining in. (normally mag0t comments aren't worth reading but this one caught my eye. Oh and BTW , I detest the little rug rats as much as anyone else. I only go there once in a while to keep up to date on cheats etc so you know what to look for.)

Now I served a stint I the KOCR reserves quit a while back but never saw active duty in a combat zone so I guess I fit into the “wanna relive my youth” category.

I know there are quit a few interested in joining the military in here, as well as some active servicemen but..

After you’ve seen combat, bodies blown to pieces and decomposing in the hot sun, your friends slaughtered by an IDE etc., do you think you’d really want to log on and emulate the entire bloody mess again in a video game??

Have any of you active service people playing PRM ever actually been into a combat zone? Be honest and fair here. Not be judged. Just your thoughts.

So what are your thoughts?
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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Been to Iraq and Afghanistan.

It's not how I see PR. The things that happen in real life, real combat and situations are way different from PR. I honestly, still do see PR as a arcade game for me to relax and chill.

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Old 06-27-2008, 07:00 PM   #3
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Aye, also for me gaming is somewhat of a social thing, i can be playing with someone next door or 2000 miles away in America, so i like it in that respect.

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Old 06-27-2008, 07:47 PM   #4
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Default Re: Are we really a bunch of “wanna be” soldiers?

i use it when im bored, sure i want to join the RAF but i don't treat PR in anyway like a mill sim or substutute for combat.

There are some people that do though..

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Old 06-27-2008, 08:21 PM   #5
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I read a posting in the mag0t (that’s how I spell it anyway) forums where they said PRM was full of wanna be soldiers playing war with the occasional real one joining in. (normally mag0t comments aren't worth reading but this one caught my eye. Oh and BTW , I detest the little rug rats as much as anyone else. I only go there once in a while to keep up to date on cheats etc so you know what to look for.)

Now I served a stint I the KOCR reserves quit a while back but never saw active duty in a combat zone so I guess I fit into the “wanna relive my youth” category.

I know there are quit a few interested in joining the military in here, as well as some active servicemen but..

After you’ve seen combat, bodies blown to pieces and decomposing in the hot sun, your friends slaughtered by an IDE etc., do you think you’d really want to log on and emulate the entire bloody mess again in a video game??

Have any of you active service people playing PRM ever actually been into a combat zone? Be honest and fair here. Not be judged. Just your thoughts.

So what are your thoughts?
Erm, you mean myg0t?

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Old 06-27-2008, 08:24 PM   #6
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yes but he calls it mag0t if you read it correcttly

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Old 06-27-2008, 09:03 PM   #7
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Like mag0t because its a term I heard quit often in basic meaning incompetent , stupid , like a moron , cant do anything right etc.(not true BTW - I was just picked on all the time and think it was the our drill Sargent favourite word though he had a slew of others )

Suites them to a "T" though

Doubt its used anymore because of its offensive nature and probably violates a whole bunch of constitutional clauses.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:07 PM   #8
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Brummy, I remember you showing us(=E= Clan) pics of your tours. Some were nice.


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Old 06-27-2008, 11:08 PM   #9
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Polish army here, nothing special though, I manned and spotted for mortars when practicing in an outpost in iraq. We never fired at anything that lived, and I only saw action (not really action) when we went on a convoy.

I don't mind violence in video games and stuff like pr, because I can seperate real life from a game, not matter how realistic games get, i will always to be able to tell the simple difference.

I don't want to get in to action in a game just because i didnt get much when i went to the middle east, i play because i like the people that play, i and I just love teamwork in this game, and just getting stuff accomplished is just generally fun to me.

People will make fun of how "you say roger that over voip, etc" Only reason for that is that there is a system made up in the military that works, and since were playing a military game we might as well use terms that are understood by a lot of players and get the point across quickly. PR isnt as serious as everyone that doesnt play it thinks, there is those serious moments where you want to win, etc. but there is many moments where you just play and screw around, and i enjoy that too.

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Old 06-27-2008, 11:33 PM   #10
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If we 'get off' on anything, it's the way the bullets fly as real as possible, how the effects are engaging, the complexity is up and massages our brains by mixing up the technical games logic and planning of RTS in FPS gaming.


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