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What brought you to RD and its forums?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Mohamedou Ari, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium

    Almost two years ago, I came here for setups on F1 2010.

    Then, I got a message telling me I needed to register to view the threads.

    Then, I got a message saying I needed more posts.

    I fully committed and have found my niche and found some awesome people here.

    I also came here to download F1 2010 mods and improve myself against the online arena.

    EDIT - Once in a while, I post at the NoGripRacing forums as McLaren_Fan90
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  2. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    Nov 2010 was when when i signed up with Racedepartment. I had bought Race On and GTR Evo and needed installation advice so using Google i found this site.

    Then i discovered mods here and how friendly people are and has become my home away from home.

    I myself am a member of a few other sites but my time is mostly spent here. It is my favorite place to be:thumbsup:
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  3. Lars Brugman

    Lars Brugman

    I was looking for Race07 mods when I found RD and I signed-up :)
  4. Lee Knight

    Lee Knight

    You can blame BTB for me being here....
  5. Senad Subasic

    Senad Subasic

    I got a cheap wheel, and started looking into some organized racing. First place I got to, nice forums, cool racing stats (never forgotten!), I stuck around :)
  6. Shane Butler

    Shane Butler

    Yeah basically I signed up to this site over the summer to find a racing league. At first I really only looked at that page but then I looked around and found the other cool threads in this forum.
  7. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff

    When pitstopboss opened it's forums in RaceDepartment, along with Daniel Higgins and Resi Respati, came here. Then pitstopboss game died... Still here :D
  8. Aidan Keranen

    Aidan Keranen
    Play by Play LoL+RL Caster at AussieGamingTV Premium

    just bought F1 2010, went looking for custom helmet skins.
    Said I needed to be a member, so I joined, then got a liscence just for the hell of it.
    Haven't regretted a moment since :thumbsup:
  9. Rhys Gardiner

    Rhys Gardiner

    I had had Race 07 for a few months and had started racing online in public servers. I was a full-time member of NoGrip at the time and was lamenting the fact that there was no online racing in my time zone that I could do. I said as much on the NoGrip forums, and Attila Domjan sent me a PM telling me about RD, adding that they were planning to start up a series of Racing Club events in the Australian time zone. I signed up, met Warren Dawes and others that are still active on these forums, and took part in my first organised online race. The rest is history, and 4 years later, here I am today!
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  10. Simon Bacon

    Simon Bacon

    More or less the same, except Bram PM'd me at NoGrip, next thing I know I was in one of the Friendly Devleopement meetings (on a Sauturday morning I think.) I remember the white RD Friendly Development skins for Race 07 quite fondly for this. Anyway, dropped out a few times but the place keeps drawing me back:thumbsup:
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  11. Peter Duivelaar

    Peter Duivelaar

    I bought Race 07 and after a few weeks I noticed there was a big WTCC tournament at RD with guys like Greger Huttu participating, so I signed up for that league and since then I'm a member of RD :)
  12. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

    Been here since May 2008 :)
    Started writing a year or two after that but have always read it.
    when Xenforo update came along i was mindblown, easily the best forum software created in terms of usability.
    I guess that was the final nail in the coffin for me.

    Oh and a shout-out to Bram, love the guy even though we don´t get along every single time :D
  13. Peter

    who cares Premium

    I was googeling Race games after NFS Pro street was such a big succes:poop: and the first link was RD in 2008.
    I didn't know the word Racesim or what it was.
  14. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
    more about staying on track. Premium

    I needed a club so I could get away from the public's and I thought the classes of cars driven and the quality of driving was worth sticking around for. I guess I went looking for a good crew and found one.
  15. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes

    An interesting topic, probably useful for gathering lots of interesting history of the development of RD.

    I go back a fair way, about 10 yrs ago, when RD in it's current form didn't yet exist.
    I was an avid FlightSim fan who wanted to see what SimRacing was like. I found a small group named RPM (Roaring Pipes Maniacs) led by Bram, who were using Race 07 which I had just bought. After seeking some info, I was advised / encouraged by Atti Domjan to join the Team. Since I was a beginner, I was pretty reluctant to join these mainly Dutch and Hungarian speedsters, but Bram, Atti, and some of the others were very helpful, and I became hooked.

    From then on, I was part of the Group through the development phases at RaceSimCentral until it evolved finally into the new group of Racedepartment. We all went through a few rocky periods, but it is great to see Bram's dream develop into such a popular and progressive Community, covering so many forms of Motor Racing and SimRacing.

    As I approach my retirement, I'm pretty ancient now, I have high hopes that the unique friendly environment continues here at Racedepartment. :)
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  16. Manuel De Samaniego

    Manuel De Samaniego
    3X Race Department Rally Champion

    Some friends told me about the Rally Championship here and just joined in late 2011 :D
  17. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium

    I will have to admit, I have been to NoGripRacing and SimRacingWorld (I was a subscriber on there).

    I have not seen a community more unified than RaceDepartment's community.

    You guys are awesome!
  18. Samuel Fuller

    Samuel Fuller

    I joined after F1 2010 was rubbish and I was really looking for a sim and I found netKar pro on here and joined up for club racing. I may be addicted to this site now.:geek:
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  19. Tom

    Staff Emeritus Premium

    Pretty much my story as well. I've been very active on GTPlanet before. :)
  20. Kenny Paton

    Kenny Paton
    Staff Premium

    I can't remember why I sat down at the computer just now, so what chance of remembering this.:D
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