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Archive for April 22nd, 2011

Tonight, for the first time, I set up a server for Battlefield 2, loaded a map, and headed for a chopper.

Up to that point, I’ve done all that a million jillion times.  You have to practice a lot.

But tonight was… unusual.

I got in my AH-1Z attack helicopter: 

I throttled her up, and my gunner got in.

Cruel Wife was my gunner, playing Battlefield 2.  I was on my computer, she was on hers, and we were honest-to-goodness flying.

Before long she was taking out targets of opportunity with the 20mm Gatling Gun and TV-Guided Hellfire Anti-Armor AGM’s.

If I weren’t married, and you weren’t married, I would ask CW to marry me.   – LC Aggie Sith

Note to Aggie… If I wasn’t married to her, and you weren’t married to her, I’d marry her.

It was so gosh darned cool.   Yeah, I know she probably won’t really get into the game.  Hokay, but for 15 minutes or so, coming up over a hilltop to rain fire down upon others was just pure bliss.

Note:  I’ve had to practice LOTS to become a decent pilot (The Dude is an excellent gunner, IMHO).  No, the controls are not not not realistic.  But then again, neither is battle, so let’s just get over that and move on.  That said, flying a helicopter is not easy – easy to start, easier to die, difficult to master, and flying in battle while looking good doing it (so your gunner doesn’t hate your guts) – all without dying… that’s not easy.  Really.  And no, I never fly in 3rd person mode, ever.  I think it’s a pansy-weasel way to fly.  (No offense to Weasels)

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