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About SAWmonger

  • Birthday 31/08/1957

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    woodworking, tinkering with mechanical stuff, shooting sports (former federal law enforcement personnel), sea kayaking, and this might sound crazy but moving large stones and granite slabs around our yard

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    Navy Seals v2
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    This one, of course! You bet, ayuh

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  1. My best wishes (or is it congratulations, I forget which goes to who) to the bride. To the brides mom: "The adventure continues!" SAW
  2. In that case, you'll want to keep your distance.
  3. And here I thought President Bush would go with John Kerry. What was I thinking?!
  4. If you live in the States and are of the age, be sure to log off for a bit and go vote. This ain't political it's just civics. SAW
  5. Strongpoint indeed. I have had them go way off route frequently in this mission. More so than any other. One time we headed for the far bunker taking the back way and Kirkland and Brown went out on the road and got mowed down by the .50 cal in the bunker. "What were you thinking!?" Also I had Brown wander up into a sort of graveyard or pile of headstones on the way to the power station and he got stuck there. I couldn't get him to move and finally left him there walking in place. I know it's a bug and I should have put it in the bug thread, but I just restarted and made sure he didn't go poking around in there again. But, in NORAD On The Line, the AI was superb. I set them all to cover the building Ontiveros was hiding in and then crept up and took good cover. As the bad guys came visible, Brown, Kirkland and Allen picked them off one by one. It was so amazing, I did that part of the mission three times just to watch through the different cross coms.
  6. Welcome to GR.net. Sure wish you had read all the other postings before you posted this rehash of what's been discussed for the past few months. There's about a gigabyte of complaining already posted here. Take a read around before you stir it up. Sheesh
  7. Ditto Parabellum's points #1 and #2. A State Trooper I worked with was killed entering a building when the round entered just under his right arm but just above the wrapped part of his vest. The entry point was narrow and he was forced to enter sidestepping. He and I were taught to shoot squared to the threat in order to keep the ballistic plate face on to incoming rounds. Real life situations sometimes suck.
  8. How long have you been playing GR? Since August of 2003 How much do you play on average? I play as often as I can given that I try not to let it get in the way of work, family or other obligations. But I usually play 4 or 5 hours/week. Do you play primarily single-player, multi-player (are there single- and multi-player options?), or online? I only play single player. Are you or do you know anyone who's in any sort of GR group (a clan for instance or a team), and if so, what do you/they do in it? I don't know anyone outside of "knowing of" the people in this forum. What do you like best about the GR games? I like the immersion (including GRAW) and the challenge of figuring out what is essentially a giant puzzle. I also enjoy the occasional surprise both visual and audio. Do you find yourself at all compelled by the narrative/fantasy element of the game (i.e. pretending to be a Captain Mithcell)? Going from mission to mission is only compelling if there is a plot or story line that weaves them all together. However that is provided is fine with me (pre-mission briefs in GR or audibly in GRAW) To what degree is one able to customize in GR (weapons and characters and such) and how much do you care about this? I think much of GRAW is still a work in progress, but taking a look at my hard drive I see there is a lot of space begin used by weapons/skins/vehicles, etc. for Ghost Recon. I love playing a mod or campaign using different weapon mods or skins. What sorts of external participation do you engage in? GR.net Do you read and/or post to forums (including this one) often, and if so, why? I visit this forum pretty much every day. Mostly I am entertained by the postings. Sometimes I will add my two cents. Have you created any sort of GR media -- wallpapers, fan-fics, video clips... etc.? If so, did you make them available online? I ditched my "Start Windows" music in favor of a GR voice: "This could get ugly." Have you ever created informational pages--walkthroughs or characters bios or the like? None Have you ever been to a GR lan party, tournament, or other event? And if the answer to any of the above participation questions was yes, do you know why you engage in this/these activity(-ies)? As in, do you know what you enjoy about them? No. What other games do you like, and do you participate in those fan communities as well? None To what extent do you think your participation in the GR community derives from a desire for closer connection to people, as opposed to closer connection to the game? I found this forum as a new player looking for hints/tips to improve my game play. I think there is something in me that enjoys the virtual company of like minded individuals (although we certainly don't all agree on everything - the understatement of 2006) and I enjoy reading threads that center around other players' in-game experiences: best kill, most embarassing self-kill, funniest moment.... Do you feel you've gotten to know people through either the game or the fan community? Yes, in a virtual way. Do you feel you've gotten close to anyone through the game or the fan community? If not, are these things you'd be interested in? Well, I've given money to Rocky, so I feel a little closer to him And I've traded some PMs with a few members which seems to be one step closer than a forum.
  9. @Rocky: Look what you've done! You and all the admin crowd. Good work. I'm loving the community - even the whiners.
  10. That's kind of where I'm leaning. The place is so secretive, and the idea of it really does border on terrifying, that just the possibility alone is dramatic. The news is full of international response and no one really knows the truth. Now that's power. Did you hear Bolton this morning on NPR? Someone suggested that this was all provoked by Bush's "axis of evil" speech a few years ago. Bolton's response: "Get a life." That guy is classic.
  11. Maybe This might be splitting hairs, but it's still worthy of thought. Sabre rattling has been a national past time over there for a while. The larger question is: What's he trying to accomplish?
  12. I didn't mean to stir up an old controversy here. I was just trying to not start an entirely new thread and really was interested to hear if anyone else has had the same kind of run in with Louie as I had: "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, interrogative." I do agree with JASGripen, howevre, that being told to get back in the war is better than running into the [GR] invisible walls.
  13. Seen the Crye Precision billboard in the Fierce Resistance mission?
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