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Foo'bar
12-19-2009, 02:36 PM
http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/features/52083/Voodoo-Extreme-2009-Readers-Choice-Awards/p14/c1/

Let's show them that we SoW supporters aren't just only a few.

nearmiss
12-19-2009, 02:46 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Don't know what difference it makes, since SOW is more of a flight simulation than game.

The console games will rule on this poll.

I still voted of course

ECV56_LeChuck
12-19-2009, 02:54 PM
Voted! thanks for the info

genbrien
12-19-2009, 03:01 PM
voted!

philip.ed
12-19-2009, 03:14 PM
I voted as well ;)

IceFire
12-19-2009, 06:50 PM
I just voted. I love how we're only about 100 votes behind Battlefield Bad Company 2 at this point :)

SlipBall
12-19-2009, 07:17 PM
done

Romanator21
12-19-2009, 07:49 PM
Holy crap, at 126 votes it's 6th on the list! It outnumbers StarcraftII right now, and all my friends are going mad over that one. :grin:

flyingbullseye
12-19-2009, 07:50 PM
Done. Showing a strong 6th place isn't bad for a flight sim.

Flyingbullseye

Viking
12-19-2009, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Don't know what difference it makes, since SOW is more of a flight simulation than game.

The console games will rule on this poll.

I still voted of course

+1

Huge diff!

regards

Viking

Flyby
12-19-2009, 09:09 PM
I voted. I think we can pull an upset!!:D
Flyby out

SlipBall
12-19-2009, 09:40 PM
Down to fifth place already...just wait till the day shift crew get's in here:-P

p.s. this is the best medicine for Oleg

Dano
12-19-2009, 11:36 PM
Voted, now tied for fourth place with BC2 :D

fuzzychickens
12-19-2009, 11:39 PM
4th as of right now.

zapatista
12-20-2009, 01:58 AM
+1 vote

Skoshi Tiger
12-20-2009, 03:54 AM
Voted!

Snuff_Pidgeon
12-20-2009, 07:23 AM
+1

vpmedia
12-20-2009, 07:39 AM
pretty cool results

proton45
12-20-2009, 10:01 AM
It's at #4 and has 308 votes...am I dreaming?

Tree_UK
12-20-2009, 12:59 PM
I voted, for 2010 and 2011 just cover all bases :grin:

Foo'bar
12-20-2009, 01:09 PM
Now #3 :)

philip.ed
12-20-2009, 01:12 PM
Blimey. Flag this up at as many forums as possible. We need to get SoW to number 1 ;)

FAE_Cazador
12-20-2009, 01:28 PM
Voted !

Arriba el BoB !

zakkandrachoff
12-20-2009, 02:18 PM
for me
1° Place: STORM OF WAR

2° place: SWAT 5 (is not in the list):(

they vote startrek, crappy arcade. I hate startrek starwars. I never see a real space simulator combat in my life.

Abbeville-Boy
12-20-2009, 03:38 PM
great we will be #1 in time soon

Insuber
12-20-2009, 03:39 PM
for me
1° Place: STORM OF WAR

2° place: SWAT 5 (is not in the list):(

they vote startrek, crappy arcade. I hate startrek starwars. I never see a real space simulator combat in my life.

ahahahah a "real space combat simulator" is a nice oxymoron, you're great !

Ins

Insuber
12-20-2009, 03:49 PM
Fantastic ! Our SoW is in 3rd position behind a couple of space games, which will be 100% forgotten 6 months later ... not even material for the 5 € bins ... that's the difference, if SoW will be as good as Il2, it will last for years to come. The other games will last 6 months max.

Regards,
Insuber

robtek
12-20-2009, 05:22 PM
Are you satisfied now, Tanner, that you brought us back to earth???
Do you really think anybody, besides you, wanted to read that???
Of course there are more people interested in games than in simulation-games.
Also for shure there are more people interested in quantity than quality.

Abbeville-Boy
12-20-2009, 06:29 PM
You are delusional if you don't think that Mass Effect 2 and Starcraft II will be far better in quality than BoB. Both games have the backing of major games publishers with far more dollars, development staff, and technological advancements and developments than some minor independent Russian developer. We are talking about BioWare and Blizzard here. They both have more money and more experience than Maddox games will ever have.

When Martin Sheen starts doing voice work for SOW, you might be able to make such an argument as quality over quantity, but as the score stands now you can fully expect Mass Effect 2 and Starcraft II to win in both those categories.

You wanna support the minor flight sim genre? Go buy some. Voting on some online poll don't mean a thing.



you can't know that untill you own it :confused:

nearmiss
12-20-2009, 06:35 PM
You are delusional if you don't think that Mass Effect 2 and Starcraft II will be far better in quality than BoB. Both games have the backing of major games publishers with far more dollars, development staff, and technological advancements and developments than some minor independent Russian developer. We are talking about BioWare and Blizzard here. They both have more money and more experience than Maddox games will ever have.

When Martin Sheen starts doing voice work for SOW, you might be able to make such an argument as quality over quantity, but as the score stands now you can fully expect Mass Effect 2 and Starcraft II to win in both those categories.

You wanna support the minor flight sim genre? Go buy some. Voting on some online poll don't mean a thing.

:roll: It is a simple Poll..

http://th04.deviantart.net/fs50/300W/i/2009/272/3/9/Troll_bridge_by_Flick_the_Thief.jpg

K_Freddie
12-20-2009, 07:10 PM
Stop stroking your own "egos".
:lol:
My ego's quiet happy with me stroking it...

But yes you're right about the 'fickle' game society, and aboslutely correct about the more stable, consistent, ego-stroking 'flyboys' - this is why we're here :grin:

SlipBall
12-20-2009, 09:00 PM
It seem's that all who view this thread take the time to vote...some good men here, most polls don't fair well as to actual voting

TheGrunch
12-21-2009, 12:33 AM
You are delusional if you don't think that Mass Effect 2 and Starcraft II will be far better in quality than BoB.
That depends on what you mean by 'quality', doesn't it? Sure, they might LOOK better, but that's probably it. Starcraft particularly, what a hilariously overrated game. It's almost as overrated as World of Warcraft. Blizzard games are based around creating addiction, and Bioware like producing games where you're either the most evil person in the world or a saint, which is a gimmick that has become quite overused. I have to qualify that by mentioning that nevertheless I enjoyed Mass Effect, but I probably won't play it through again. Anyway, basically I find it especially amusing that you're using voice acting pedigree or the presence of Hollywood-style production values to decide on the 'quality' of a game, especially considering the steaming piles that were Oblivion and Assassin's Creed respectively.

fuzzychickens
12-21-2009, 01:23 AM
You are delusional if you don't think that Mass Effect 2 and Starcraft II will be far better in quality than BoB. Both games have the backing of major games publishers with far more dollars, development staff, and technological advancements and developments than some minor independent Russian developer. We are talking about BioWare and Blizzard here. They both have more money and more experience than Maddox games will ever have.

When Martin Sheen starts doing voice work for SOW, you might be able to make such an argument as quality over quantity, but as the score stands now you can fully expect Mass Effect 2 and Starcraft II to win in both those categories.

You wanna support the minor flight sim genre? Go buy some. Voting on some online poll don't mean a thing.

Wow, great logic. More dollars plus hollywood voice actors = higher quality.
Comparing quality btw a RTS, a 3rd person shooter and a WWII flight sim is silly in itself too. No one is delusional voting for SOW. The track record of the developer delivering one of the greatest flight sims of all time is reason enough for SOW to be a voting option.

You also fail considering another sim that came out right after IL2 with far more money and resources completely failed to deliver a sim anywhere close to IL2's quality.

Also, the developers behind Starcraft II and Mass Effect 2 couldn't deliver a sim as good as the nearly 10 year old IL2 if they decided to develop one. They don't have the knowledge and resources needed to make an accurate WWII simulator.

They could make a WWII GAME, but not a simulator that could compete with the detail, accuracy, and realism that Maddox games will achieve. It's already proven by other developers trying to compete with far more money and resources and failing big time.

AdMan
12-21-2009, 02:01 AM
I'll probably play a few of the games on this list including ME2 and Deus Ex 3, but I don't think I've anticipated a game as much as SOW, waiting so long for this thing to be done.

TheGrunch
12-21-2009, 05:47 AM
Wake up, folks. You are in the smallest of minorities. No one has heard of this game. No one will ever hear of this game, but a very select few in the PC gaming market. SOW:BOB is being anticipated by no one. The sooner you can come to terms with that, the better.
Do you know what? Good. That's the way we like it. If we had to deal with hordes of the kind of idiots who buy World of Warcraft and its expansion packs on these forums, I'd probably stop reading them. How many sales does The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky have compared to Harry Potter? Your comparisons are pathetic. Guess what the best-selling item in PC and Video Games on Amazon UK is at the moment? Oh, wow, it's Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board! That must be an incredible game!
Anyway, why do you care? We're not 'patting ourselves on the back' for 'subverting' a poll. We're just supporting this game, demonstrating our appreciation. Maybe if it comes 3rd in the poll, a bunch of people will want to know what the hell this SoW:BoB thing is anyway, and who knows, perhaps a few of them will even buy it. Does that offend you so much?

vpmedia
12-21-2009, 08:12 AM
Here is a link to the NPDs for 2008 for the top PC games sold in North American Region:

http://pc.ign.com/articles/945/945328p1.html

Here's the list:

1. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack
2. Spore
3. World of Warcraft: Battle Chest
4. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
5. Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning
6. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
7. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
8. World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Exp Pk Collector's Ed
9. Fallout 3
10. World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion Pack
11. Call Of Duty: World At War
12. The Sims 2 FreeTime Expansion Pack
13. World Of Warcraft
14. Sins Of A Solar Empire
15. Warcraft III Battle Chest
16. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack
17. Crysis
18. Left 4 Dead
19. Diablo Battle Chest
20. The Orange Box

Do you see a flight sim on that list, or even a game with a plane in it? There are MMOs, RPGs, shooters. That's the games market. That's the PC games market in specific.

SOW:BOB occupies the tiniest of genres out there that absolutely no one cares about. That is why the only flight sims being made are now coming out of Russia and why Microsoft killed Flight Simulator and the studio that produced it.

Wake up, folks. You are in the smallest of minorities. No one has heard of this game. No one will ever hear of this game, but a very select few in the PC gaming market. SOW:BOB is being anticipated by no one. The sooner you can come to terms with that, the better.

gamespot.com for example lists IL-2 as THE top combat flightsim of all times...everybody intrested in planes knows IL-2 ;)

http://www.gamespot.com/games.html?type=top_rated&category=Combat+Sims&platform=5&mode=top&sort=score&page_type=games&dlx_type=all&date_filter=all&sortdir=asc&official=all

Its safe to assume that this generates some interest in Sow:BoB too...

Skarphol
12-21-2009, 08:48 AM
When it comes to what money can do for a flightsim, I think the biggest impact has to be on marketing.
One should think that Microsoft had enough financial resources to create the best WWII flightsim ever, especially considering their experienced staff with a lot of flightsims behind them. But they didn't, and IL-2 is still considered to be the best WWII-sim.
If you walk into a gaming store, the IL-2 titles are almost not promoted, and allways in the bargain-bin. Not very surprising for a game this old, perhaps, but nevertheless strange, considering it's strong position within the combat flightsim community. But that community is, as it has been pointed out, quite small. And big companies like MS is probably not able to make money on it. A small company like Maddox Games are more likely to be able to earn a profit. And create a new benchmark simulator in the process.

Skarphol

Flanker35M
12-21-2009, 11:33 AM
S!

Voted. SOW was on 3rd place..

ECV56_Guevara
12-21-2009, 12:56 PM
Voted!
treekies and dentists will conquer the world!

Insuber
12-21-2009, 02:33 PM
Tanner,


You are right, we flight simmers are idealists who still believe that better ideas and passion can beat the brute force of big budgets … but as you know this is delusory, and it did never happen in the real world …

Regards,
Insuber

trO
12-21-2009, 03:10 PM
Voted & it was in 3rd place.... :rolleyes:

Moreno
12-21-2009, 04:26 PM
Voted, still No.3:

Star Wars: The Old Republic - 1697 23.94%
Star Trek Online - 1394 19.66%
Storm of War: Battle of Britain - 894 12.61%
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad - 469 6.62%
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm - 357 5.04%
ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead - 283 3.99%
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - 260 3.67%
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - 243

Lucas_From_Hell
12-21-2009, 05:58 PM
C'mon guys, VOTE for heaven's sake!

We already have DCS: Black Shark on top of the 2009 Games, now we only need Storm of War: Battle of Britain in the Most Expected position (by the way, I think they forgot DCS: A-10C on that list...)

Lemmi
12-21-2009, 06:58 PM
done.

Red Dragon-DK
12-21-2009, 07:22 PM
Voted

Abbeville-Boy
12-21-2009, 07:51 PM
should be in second place in a day or two
then first place in two weeks time

Tte. Costa
12-21-2009, 08:01 PM
Voted.
S.O.W B.O.B 3rd place.
Double voted than the 4th :)

HFC_Dolphin
12-21-2009, 08:40 PM
Voted :cool:

Foo'bar
12-21-2009, 09:12 PM
We have hit the 1000 :)

AdMan
12-21-2009, 11:15 PM
Here is a link to the NPDs for 2008 for the top PC games sold in North American Region:

http://pc.ign.com/articles/945/945328p1.html

Here's the list:

1. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack
2. Spore
3. World of Warcraft: Battle Chest
4. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
5. Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning
6. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
7. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
8. World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Exp Pk Collector's Ed
9. Fallout 3
10. World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion Pack
11. Call Of Duty: World At War
12. The Sims 2 FreeTime Expansion Pack
13. World Of Warcraft
14. Sins Of A Solar Empire
15. Warcraft III Battle Chest
16. The Sims 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack
17. Crysis
18. Left 4 Dead
19. Diablo Battle Chest
20. The Orange Box

Do you see a flight sim on that list, or even a game with a plane in it? There are MMOs, RPGs, shooters. That's the games market. That's the PC games market in specific.

SOW:BOB occupies the tiniest of genres out there that absolutely no one cares about. That is why the only flight sims being made are now coming out of Russia and why Microsoft killed Flight Simulator and the studio that produced it.

Wake up, folks. You are in the smallest of minorities. No one has heard of this game. No one will ever hear of this game, but a very select few in the PC gaming market. SOW:BOB is being anticipated by no one. The sooner you can come to terms with that, the better.

wow dood, you should calm down about 1000%, you act like a flight sim fucked your wife

335th_GRSwaty
12-22-2009, 12:03 AM
3rd!!

1048 + mine at the moment!

Snuff_Pidgeon
12-22-2009, 05:51 AM
Great rally of the troops Foo`bar!

jg27_mc
12-22-2009, 10:42 AM
+1

~s~

Lucas_From_Hell
12-22-2009, 11:56 AM
you act like a flight sim fucked your wife

LOL :grin:

philip.ed
12-22-2009, 01:05 PM
wow dood, you should calm down about 1000%, you act like a flight sim fucked your wife



Hahah, you just made my day :D

ECV56_Guevara
12-22-2009, 03:16 PM
wow dood, you should calm down about 1000%, you act like a flight sim fucked your wife
Lol! My day too!!
But...I don´t believe he´s old enough like being married yet! :grin::grin::grin:

Viking
12-22-2009, 04:40 PM
Voted!

Regards

Viking

Alien
12-22-2009, 04:43 PM
Oh man! Over 1000 votes now! (my too)

fuzzychickens
12-22-2009, 04:44 PM
In Tanner's world, quanity = quality.

I guess in this throw-away society Tanner buys into the quanity aurgument. Who cares if the game won't be played at all in year's time when the yearly 60 dollar sequel comes out.

With a few exceptions, most of those games on his list won't be played by the majority of the gamers that buy them after a year or so.

IL2 on the other hand is still being played after nearly a decade. Sure the game lacks "whoring itself out" to mass market appeal, but it is clear the game is for people who want a deep, realistic, and detailed flight sim experience.

The reason IL2 isn't more mainstream is most gamers lack the patience to deal with the steep learning curve the game presents. They want to fly, shoot bullets, and get instant success as their online opponent blows up in a hollywood style fireball while screaming "pwned!" through their microphone. What really happens is they fire up the game, go online, and have their asses handed to them by virtual pilots using realistic air to air combats tactics and skills. What follows is, "this game sucks, (insert game) is so much better than this crap!" Then they leave.

Tanner, I'm sorry you had your ass handed to you in air-to-air combat. There is nothing wrong with sticking to games with less depth and skill requirement - just like kids have tricycles and training wheels when they aren't ready to ride a bike, there are a bunch of games to suit the weak attention span and skill set of average gamers. They are quite popular I hear.

SlipBall
12-22-2009, 08:08 PM
Only 800 votes behind the first place game:grin:

SlipBall
12-23-2009, 08:39 PM
Maybe a bump is needed:grin:

Foo'bar
12-27-2009, 10:44 AM
on #3 and only 150 votes from #2 ;)

ECV56_Guevara
12-29-2009, 08:20 PM
Bump!
61 votes to 2nd! Let´s do it!

whatnot
12-29-2009, 10:05 PM
Voted!

Star Wars: The Old Republic - 2712
Star Trek Online - 1742
Storm of War: Battle of Britain - 1688

As I assume this vote gets atleast some visibility I would atleast build up a mini web site for SOW to give the audience a hint that this one is actually coming out one day.

RecklessLemming
12-30-2009, 12:55 AM
(pssssst!)


Star Wars: The Old Republic - 2714
Star Trek Online - 1743
Storm of War: Battle of Britain - 1702


;)

Skarphol
12-30-2009, 01:00 PM
Bump!
Only 19 votes from 2nd place now!

Skarphol

ECV56_Lancelot
12-30-2009, 02:28 PM
Bump!
Only 19 votes from 2nd place now!

Skarphol

Last time i checked

2º) SoW: 1780 votes

3º) Star Trek Online: 1747 votes

;)

nearmiss
12-30-2009, 03:16 PM
Wow! would you have believed it?

Storm of War second most awaited game release...

When you realize all the kiddies, pre-teens, teens are into the console and Star Wars type games.

This is amazing, too bad this poll means about zip. LOL

Lucas_From_Hell
12-30-2009, 04:39 PM
Flight Sims are kicking some *** in this one.

Fans of more modern aviation will like this one too (made comparing the top of each category):

DCS: Black Shark - 1546 (Top Sim)
Killing Floor - 1488 (Top FPS)
Dragon Age: Origins - 1245 (Top RPG)
DiRT 2 - 393 (Top Racing)
FIFA Soccer 10 - 339 (Top Sports)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - 324 (Top Strategy)
Assassin's Creed 2 - 250 (Top Console)

It's almost unbelievable! Only counting games that were already released, the flight simulation community managed to beat every single niche, and by a considerable distance!

Way to go, guys. Storm of War isn't in the top because it wasn't released yet, but we'll see some decent numbers in 2010 :mrgreen: .

Jaws2002
12-30-2009, 05:28 PM
+1

SOW sits on #2 with 1855 votes. :grin:

The idea in voting for SOW is to create awareness for the game. If the game even shows up on the list is a good thing for Maddox Games. It can bring more people in.
This is a good thing for all of us. More Customers = More content in the future = more n00bs online to cut to shreds. :twisted:


Later today I'll vote from the laptop too.:mrgreen:

Lucas_From_Hell
12-30-2009, 05:44 PM
As Jaws pointed out, this can bring some extra costumers, and so boost the sales for Storm of War.

Such being the case, I think we deserve a reward, right Oleg :mrgreen:?

Just joking, you, Ilya and co. already shown us more than enought (but this is no reason to stop posting screenies now and then - every friday, precisely* :rolleyes:), and, honestly, I think all these votes were well deserved. Hell, a flight simulator with only a bunch of screenshots and some old videos lurking around was just surpassed a Star Wars title with trailers, lots of media and with an already world-wide famous name in it. If there was a 30 years-old megamovie with 6 episodes named Storm of War, we'd have already spanked them. Funny thing is, some still use the argument that flight simulation is such a small niche and everything... Well, here's the proof that it is anything but small.

Congratulations to the whole flight simulation community, from the developers to players, testers and everyone who made this possible.

To the skies... and beyond!

nearmiss
12-30-2009, 06:31 PM
This is amazing, too bad this poll means about zip. LOL

I could be wrong about zip. I should zip it (shut up)

Insuber
12-30-2009, 08:01 PM
Niche market ? Two or three years ago an UBI Forum moderator wrote that the Sturmovik series sold 5 million copies ... and running ...

Well done to ourselves, by the way ...

ECV56_Guevara
12-30-2009, 08:26 PM
128 votes over the 3rd!
Hey uncle Oleg, we deserve a New year gift !!!

Skarphol
12-30-2009, 08:45 PM
Hm... It's only 874 votes up to 1st place, but only about 24h or so to vote.. might be tough to reach number 1.. would have been fantastic, though..

Skarphol

SlipBall
12-30-2009, 08:57 PM
I think number 1 is still possible, I agree that being number 2 has created some interest from people who have never heard of 1C Maddox...like what the hell are are those guys anticipating that this game is number 2 ???:grin:

ECV56_Guevara
12-30-2009, 09:41 PM
Ok, let´s do it ! Let´s go for first place! Call your sisters, brothers, wives, lovers, cousins, squadmates, Olga, alter egos, etc and make them vote!

ECV56_LeChuck
12-30-2009, 10:23 PM
Come on Oleg!! Come here to say thanks!!! We deserve it :grin:!!

ramstein
12-30-2009, 10:26 PM
I will wait and vote for the best in 2012..

baronWastelan
01-03-2011, 04:49 PM
Looks like this poll was rigged. My vote doesn't seem to count :evil:

Tree_UK
01-03-2011, 04:54 PM
It wont count mate, the vote was started in 2009, its 2011 now, we have to do it again for 2012.

Wutz
01-03-2011, 05:43 PM
Who has been scrounging in the mud and dug up this old thread?
You could just as well make a poll when will Easter and Christmas fall on one day?

Flying Pencil
01-04-2011, 06:08 PM
SoW came in #2!!!

That was just behind Star Wars, so IMHO would be hard to beat no matter what it is!
Did beat WoW and StarCraft!

zakkandrachoff
01-04-2011, 10:31 PM
and the most wanted 2011 game ? :)

K_Freddie
01-05-2011, 12:21 AM
Let's show them that we SoW supporters aren't just only a few.
..and make an idiot of me... Don't be such a fool.

We'll judge it when it arrives - we have expectations as advertised.
:)

Tree_UK
01-05-2011, 01:06 AM
I voted, for 2010 and 2011 just cover all bases :grin:

I am soooo far sighted.:grin:

Feathered_IV
01-05-2011, 01:14 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra ;)

WTE_Galway
01-05-2011, 01:20 AM
I think the most anticipated game of 2012 will be the US primaries :D

Tree_UK
01-05-2011, 07:24 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra ;)

Jeez Feathered, I am Cassandra, I have the power but no fecker believes me :grin::grin::grin::grin:

Good find mate made me laugh.