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Will you attain Chuck Norris levels of awesomeness after downing flasks of whiskey, or will you end up like this?

The funny thing is getting drunk can sometimes boost gaming performance, like the time I was playing the flight sim IL-2 Sturmovik online with an Aussie squadron and they had someone in a yellow Fw-190 which kept getting shot down by the Russian players (guess why).

After a few six packs of beer one night though, that yellow bird became an utter beast hunting down La5s like Odo catching crooks on DS9.

That was the only time I could justify that drinking improves (simulated) combat flight


So does it work in STO? Or will we see an Odyssey sized accident on DS9 when it tried to launch through a pair of Negh'vars as shown on Jalopnik?
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# 2
06-22-2012, 03:44 AM
It is a fine line. The first thing alcohol effects is judgment. Get it just right and you quit second guessing yourself and use your instincts to good effect without too much loss of coordination or reflexes. Get it wrong and drink too much and you try to park your cruiser on top of escorts and SVs.

At least when you play a MMO drunk you do not have to explain why you parked your BMW on top of a Jag and a Merc to a judge or your insurance adjuster. Besides if you drink too much and start to lose while drunk you really do not care at all anyways, (at least I don't), and can at least talk trash off to the side on the OPvP channel.
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# 3
06-22-2012, 03:54 AM
You'd have to be careful - no good departing DS9 only to find that one of the docking plyons is still attached to your ship.
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# 4
06-22-2012, 04:02 AM
Says it all "The 74-year-old driver". I read a similar article a few years back involving a certain ships Councillor and a saucer section. To be honest, when I drink (which is rare) I just want to go to sleep :tongue:
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# 5
06-22-2012, 04:17 AM
Lol good thread, :smile:

Well for me i must admit i do sometimes like to sitdown and relax with a couple of beers while playing STO, i only usually have 2 though when i do fancy a beer when playing, because that for me is just a nice balance . . you get the destroy that fellow attitude while still retaining the ability to effectively command your ship (Of course i take a breath mint on the bridge, i don?t want my crew knowing i?m nipping off to my readyroom for a quick ?Sniffter? from the hip flask). :biggrin:

Anyhow, i think there is an experiment in this, i say we all get a couple of six packs . . set up a PvP and have at each other . . after every beer sunk we?ll evaluate our performance . . lol . . . I?ll be the one trying to actually get to the nebular in the backdrop of the instance because it looks pretty.
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# 6
06-22-2012, 04:20 AM
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Originally Posted by drunkenguyver View Post
Lol good thread, :smile:

Well for me i must admit i do sometimes like to sitdown and relax with a couple of beers while playing STO, i only usually have 2 though when i do fancy a beer when playing, because that for me is just a nice balance . . you get the destroy that fellow attitude while still retaining the ability to effectively command your ship (Of course i take a breath mint on the bridge, i don?t want my crew knowing i?m nipping off to my readyroom for a quick ?Sniffter? from the hip flask). :biggrin:

Anyhow, i think there is an experiment in this, i say we all get a couple of six packs . . set up a PvP and have at each other . . after every beer sunk we?ll evaluate our performance . . lol . . . I?ll be the one trying to actually get to the nebular in the backdrop of the instance because it looks pretty.
This sounds like solid fun.
If you are a pickle in a pickle jar you know every pickle's different, sort of, but really they're all just pickles...
They taste the same.
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# 7
06-22-2012, 04:30 AM
[SIZE="5"]STO Drinking Games 2012[/SIZE]

coming to a town near you!

Start playing, enter any STF, Fleet, PVP.
Say right at the start: "I better be drunk when I fly!"
Drink any kind of your choice of alcohol, but don't start fighting before glass/bottle/box/shoe is empty.
Start fighting like crazy .. I mean klingon.
Have fun fighting!
If you win, drink anotehr one, if you loose, drink two.

Repeat until your ships starts shaking or you do, whatever happens first (don't try flying a shaking ship while you're shaking!).

Please contact your doctor before drinking klingon tea!

Could be fun
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# 8
06-22-2012, 04:38 AM
I used to do this sort of thing all the time on WoW. So many MC raids a fuzzy memory thanks to a generous amount of Sailor Jerry and Captain Morgan.

I can't say it ever improved my gameplay, in fact I can think of a few wipes directly related to my state of inebriation.

I have yet to experience STO at a similar level of intoxication. It might be fun to try though. Whats the worst that can happen...
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# 9
06-22-2012, 04:39 AM
I believe Roach and Mavairo have their experience with drunken captaining in PvP. :p

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# 10
06-22-2012, 04:42 AM
Who knows it could be like Drunken Master, but in space ships.

I used to captain four sheets to the wind, (two Four Locos inside half an hour tend to do that), and aside from when I chatted most did not even know I had any liquid courage in me.
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