- Jun 17, 2011
Probably more to do with the fact that they are competing events, why report on what competitors are doing when you are in the same business of hosting events.Plenty of Real World Drivers partaking in upcoming Online Events and nothing from RD, I would *hope* they're just not noticing them and/or haven't got around to Reporting on them yet...
If thats the case, my respect for RD went down a lot. As bad as Covid19 is for everyone, simracing is getting millions of views on primetime TV al over the world!!!Probably more to do with the fact that they are competing events, why report on what competitors are doing when you are in the same business of hosting events.
Yeah I saw another race where Nicki Thiim got damaged (by some idiot ) but struggled on - eventhough he dropped from a rather reasonable position to absolutely last.Real Racers Never Quit round 2 happened last night.
Hey Jenn, Thank you very much for a detailed and transparent answer, it is really appreciated, and sorry if we sounded a tad arrogant. Of course we'll bear with you. What you write about the organisers failing to respond to your offer highlights a possible darker side of an otherwise positive development, namely that these organised simracing events involve heavy money, and that kind of removes them from us, everyday simracers, while the community is so fascinating in particular for its openness (the best example of which is RD). So, we are very much looking forward to what you have in stock. Best of luck for your future work!Hi guys.
I hope you and your families are all staying safe.
It's not that we don't want to promote these events; they get a huge amount of publicity already, the kind RaceDepartment has dreamt of for years.
The truth is we're working on what our strategy should be with events like these at the moment. We are in agreement with you that the world is in a dark place right now and these playful events are a nice distraction from the daily grind. Having said that, we offered to help out in any capacity we could but didn't get a response. I'm not sure if these organisers see us as a threat. They shouldn't. RaceDepartment wants to focus on bringing the community together.
Before the global pandemic hit, we were at the start of making some changes to improve the platform for everyone. Please don't think that we're being spiteful not covering this stuff; we're just overwhelmed trying to do our own thing and slowly implementing those previously mentioned changes. Unlike the new emerging platforms, we don't have a piggy bank to smash for the millions of dollar it takes to launch large scale events. Our small team is putting in a ton of hours on behind the scenes stuff we can't share yet, hoping to bring forward something you, the most passionate community of simracers in the world, will enjoy!
All I ask is to bear with us.
Creative Director, RaceDepartment