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

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    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
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    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

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

    Lee Knight

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    You can blame BTB for me being here....
    LoL:D;)
     
  5. Senad Subasic

    Senad Subasic

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    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

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    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
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 donĀ“t get along every single time :D
     
  13. Peter

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Mohamedou Ari
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    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

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    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

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

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