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Join the hunt for Oma...

Post by The Red Baron » Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:36 pm

Where is that guy?

Shall we raise his battle cry?

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oma is in space!

Post by sn0w_m0nkey » Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:52 pm

well almost... the green tank is busy with a space project last time we talked. bzfrank and oma i have seen even less than kono!

http://www.esoc.esa.de/

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Post by sn0w_m0nkey » Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:53 pm

we are still on for beer when you come back to the states right frank???? :)

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Post by purple_cow » Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:07 am

its sad, i bet 95% of the people here don't even know who oma is

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Post by Legolas » Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:28 am

Your right. I don't :)

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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:12 am

The hunt for red Oma Herta? :angel: Hehehe.

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Post by Dervish » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:19 am

Oma Herta.

Here's his fairly non-existant website: http://www.bzflag.de

Legolas, he's one of the old-school BZFlag players when it was a very small community. Pretty much not involved anymore, he was once an ace with GM. However, we have so many good players now, that I bet his skill level matches the best here. New BZFlag players join daily, and the time it takes these newbies to ramp up in skill amazes me.

BZFlag is a much larger community than it's ever been, so the learning curve is much shorter than it was a year or more ago. New players learn from those before them and have access to more players and more community resources than before.
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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:21 am

I would also be so bold as to suggest that the reason the newer players are learning faster is because there are quite a few more good players now. To learn, one must have good teachers. :)

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Post by Dervish » Tue Jul 01, 2003 4:28 am

So true Spiff.

I think BZFlag players who've been involved in the community longer tend to "remember the good ol' days" a little too much. ;)

Good memories are bound to be embellished and a bit exaggerated in our minds. Still, nothing wrong with a few good ol' stories of legends past.

Spiff, promise me something. If I hang around the community for yet another year, and start to "remember the good ol' days", please kick me... or give me some more of whatever I was smoking. ;)

The community grows, things change, and new faces appear. With growth, new sites, new boards, and new aspects of the community emerge. As a whole, it's never for the worse, but it might kill the sense of a small and tight community.
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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:03 am

Dervish DuKot wrote: please kick me... or give me some more of whatever I was smoking. ;)
First, what ARE you smoking? ;) LoL

Most times, change is a good thing. Someday I'll probabily be too busy to play BZ Flag. And then, when I come back in a couple of years, people are going to be saying "Hey! I remember him from the 'old days'!".. and about then, I'm going to get scared. ;)

On a minor note..... I hope THIS board NEVER changes.. 'cause it's the best and 'cause Fiber, Patlabor, and proton are excellent moderators. Oh yeah... and also because it's got cool Emoticons and a QUICK REPLY BOX!!!!!!! ;) So for now.... let the party go on, and LONG LIVE BZBB.BAKADIGITAL.COM!

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Post by Dervish » Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:34 am

Spaceman Spiff wrote:First, what ARE you smoking? ;) LoL
Nothing now, but if I ever act the part, you know I'd be smoking something because it's not in my character. ;)
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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Tue Jul 01, 2003 6:04 am

Okay.... so if you suddenly become "the Ghost of BZ Past".... I'll send you to a drug rehab facility. ;)

Now.... back to the topic. :)

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Post by bryjen » Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:29 pm

Spaceman Spiff wrote:The hunt for red Oma Herta? :angel: Hehehe.
Oma usually drove a green tank. If you find a red one, it's probably someone else ;)

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Post by The Red Baron » Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:35 pm

exactly dervish.

I wouldn't quite label it as "the good old days" it was more tight knit. YOu could sign on and know everybody on the server, and the list of servers wasn't 2 pages long. It's more wondering were all the good guys you used to know went.


And yes, Oma always went under green.
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Post by Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:49 pm

as i remember Oma, he was good............about as good as the tops now..............so in that i have to agree with dukot.............again.................where is that beer.

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Post by purple_cow » Tue Jul 01, 2003 2:46 pm

the point isn't that he was better than anyone is today, its that at the time he was the undisputed best, at least if you gave him a missile *grin*

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Post by Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:11 pm

i sense a little anger in that last reply proton...........feeling old............ :)


welcome to the club, we meet on thursdays to listen to the ball game over a grape neehi...........razz drinks milk because of the loss of stomach, dukot drinks sparkling water because he likes the tingle he gets, we are not sure what fiber and pat drink(they get real nervous at the sound of police sirens though), and gerbil/chestal/monkey............well, they dont like baseball..............we do offer free PreparationH tubes for those in need, and a couple hermroid pillows as well...................

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Post by purple_cow » Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:24 pm

heh...metamucil break

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Post by Guest » Tue Jul 01, 2003 3:36 pm

peanuts and popcorn are better than metamucil...........a little less gasy as well.


here is an extremely grim thought...........is Oma alive?

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Post by Fiberchunks » Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:02 pm

pepto-bismol is my current drink of choice baggy ;)
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Post by sn0w_m0nkey » Tue Jul 01, 2003 5:59 pm

i had email from oma last year, was doing fine but very busy.
meanwhile, i think i'll embellish some in some memories. hehe

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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Tue Jul 01, 2003 7:39 pm

Geez. Am I the only person here who's watched "The Hunt for Red October?" The Hunt for Red Oman Herta... get it? LoL! Anyway... I pry haven't ever played with him, so I'm sure I didn't know what color of tank he usually had. :D

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Post by Dervish » Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:18 am

lol, Bagheera. :)

You forgot, razz likes his milk warm, as it's easier to digest. Now, pass me that sparkling water, I need a tingle.

So, if we're that old here...

That would mean captain_proton pops 20 different medication pills in the mornings with his prune juice, Gerbil is still in the can, getting that laxative to work, and Oma Herta is in bed with a permanent IV. ;)
captain_proton wrote:the point isn't that he was better than anyone is today, its that at the time he was the undisputed best, at least if you gave him a missile *grin*
Good point. :) There's no argument there.
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Post by purple_cow » Wed Jul 02, 2003 6:19 am

last i heard (from frank, maybe a month ago), he had gotten his degree and was busy doing his sattelite weather math whatsit thingy

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Post by Legolas » Wed Jul 02, 2003 2:50 pm

Ok,now I know who Oma is. I don't think I was around this community at that time.

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