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Same reason as Jonzu, I'm back.

Minor life update here.

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Ok, here I am, giving you something which I thought about saying in the last few months. A somewhat sad news for you:

I will retire from the GeneRally (1) community: :vsad:



When I started racing here in mid 2014, this community was relatively small compared to the 2000s, but I didn't care. I had fun in GR and was interested in that game. And when I found out, that there are competitions, I signed up for them and tried it out. Of course I wasn't as good as the best drivers like Kuba, Alonso and (of course) Maclape, but I was decent and getting better, but more importantly, I had fun. And I still had fun racing in these series and GRID one-off events, even though I slowly stopped playing the "singleplayer" GR proper. Over time, I mostly only turned on GR, when I was practicing and/or logging-in for an event, apart from that, not really. Maybe like, once a few months, except when Maciej1 updated GR World Tour, then I'd still download the new version and try it out.
But, over time I was losing interest in GR. And that also showed in the tournaments.

In the beginning of my career, I usually practiced for races, not much, but I did. But later, especially in series like GTT, I stopped caring and just logged in to make my races, nothing more. And instead of racing in every tournament there was, I also began being more selective, not entering every tournament, but staying in few selected series and one-off events.

The series I liked the most by far were GRTCC and PGR F1. The combination of cars, tracks, races and competition (especially in PGRF1), made these series really, really fun compared to other series. And both series were not only the only ones in the end I actually practiced on, but also the ones I was most competitive in, winning three races in GRTCC, especially on narrow and long circuits like Bathurst or the Nordschleife, and being 3rd in the Championship twice. Meanwhile in PGRF1 I managed one win, Brazil 2015, but that being from the lowest grid slot ever, which also brought me the PGRF1 Driver of the Season award in 2015. Tbh, when I saw the race results, I thought PGR forgot including my run because I didn't saw me on the results, before I checked who won that race. :sweatdrop:

This race victory was the biggest achivement of my GR career, by far. And the most proudest I ever was in my career. :winner:
Also, in the very strong PGRF1 field, being 7th in both seasons, is also quite a good success for me. :roll:

But mid 2017, my motivation for GR was very low, and with the 2016 PGRF1 season over by the end of 2016, with the 2017 season delayed more and more into 2018 (it still wasn't launched up to this date, more on that later), with GRTCC S7 ended in June, and the decreasing amount of events, I decided to stop really racing in GR. But before doing that, because I didn't wanted to disappoint my LDR teammate Kuba, I decided to race LDR S0 with Kuba. Thanks to Kuba, we dominated that. But by the end of the season in November, I decided to stop racing in GR indefinitively due to my lack of interest and my commitment to a other game.

Recently, I still checked the PGR forums and found a invitation to the new GRPL F1 + F2 league in the news slot, later I also found a notification via my email that I got a PM here, also an invitation to the GRPL league. I found it nice that you invited me to join your league, :bg: but I didn't because of lack of time and interest towards GR. I might maybe join your Discord, but I don't know if that would be really necessary especially since I wouldn't race there anymore.


So, we're now here. I'm not saying this is the death of GR, because, as GRPL seemingly shows, there is still a community playing this game, but I won't really be a part of this anymore. I might still occasionally peak and lurk in here and PGR, but for racing GR1 competitively, this is it for me. If GR2 comes out, and that is a big if, then I might be interested to look at this closer and maybe join some events, but until then, I don't know if I'll touch GR1 again.

Overall I had very much fun overall in those 3 years racing with you. And I'm glad I found many friends here, like zgr, Maclape, NicolasP, ivan and of course the members of both big GR communites PGR (like XYY, Rudy and co.) and GRPL (like Kuba, Marcinho, Gzehoo etc.). I was happy not only chatting with you in Off-Topic, but also about tracks and cars, but also racing with and against you all.

Typing that I also remembered that I made a car (which wasn't good) and some tracks. One on my own, that wasn't so good, but then I found some tracks in the Abandoned WIP thread, that I decided to finish. I only did small Finishing Touches before releasing the tracks, and gave most of my credits to the original creators, but that inspired me to do the FTs on JE81, aka Panaco. (hub page for JE81). It won TotM :tom: June 2015, which I was also some sort of proud for it for being part of a TotM winning JE team :D , but I also know, that without the track makers who did the whole work by making basically 99% of the track on their own, that this track would be impossible, so a big thank you for BBA, for doing JE, aswell as my collegues who lay down the foundation for the track: Scholl, sartalas, Dragon, Trigger Happy, cocney and WouterVL. :bg:


So, well, that's everything I had to say to you. I hope I see you all somewhere else, either in here, or somewhere else. Have fun continuing to play GR, both casually and competitive. Goodbye. :wave:

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Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:17 pm
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RobertRacer wrote:
Goodbye. :wave:

See you, Robert! I'll let you know about PGR F1, no need to check the forums regurlarly. :)

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We'll miss you, RR!

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Hello GR guys again! I don´t know, if I stay here for long, but - let´s see. Quick check told me that, that many people stayed here. I don´t know when I left, it is 3-4 years?

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Hey Marass! Make sure you check out the Polish Discord channel as well.

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Already there!

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Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:27 pm
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Post Re: Good bye and other personal announcements
Hey lads, how are you?

It's been a while, but i decided to take a look at the forum, since everytime i see GeneRally on my computer, it brings a smile to my face :)
I don't really know if there are some "veterans" still here (like 3, 4, 5 years ago) but still, hello :D

I still don't really know if i have the time, but i try to turn in more often here to post some tracks, post and much more, if my life let me :D

Best regards, Marc/Zgr :)

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I often check for updates and new stuff around here too. I've been trying to work on new projects and make new content, but I either don't have the time to or don't like the results.

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Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:54 pm
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Goodbye guys ! :)

Yes, I feel like I must leave. It's been since August 2019 until now that I'm working on the database practically each day , enjoying it and thinking about sharing it with you all along, and it finally come true. I'm really happy that so much people use and enjoy it. Does it mean that now I'm leaving, the database will be deleted ? NO. It will remains for you. But please, make a copy of this database, just in case. I can't tell you what could happen, but it's better to be as cautious as possible. That way most people will have it if it has to be uploaded again.

I really enjoyed making tracks again too, saw lot of guys I didn't saw from where I left in 2013, creating a webzine for GR History and trying as many before me to revive GRIF like reviving a dead racoon. We have to face this reality, that some things must die, and we haven't to force it to be otherwise. Let it be. I know it's a shame, when we consider the activity back then, but the fact is here and we can't do much by now.

What I have to say, is to enjoy everything you make in your life, or for GeneRally. Have pleasure in what you're doing, and if you are fed up, stop. Do something else. Don't force it, because it would be painful.

That's what I will do by now.

It was a pleasure to be with you again. I don't know if I will ever come back.

So have a nice day, guys ! :wave:

Cheers,

Kikwik

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Kikwik wrote:
Yes, I feel like I must leave. It's been since August 2019 until now that I'm working on the database practically each day , enjoying it and thinking about sharing it with you all along, and it finally come true.

See you Kikwik. And thank you so much for your awesome database! Your farewell message leaves me wondering, though. It just felt like you were working at full steam to release more micro tracks and magazines. Anyway, enjoy your time off. Personally, I had to take multiple breaks in the past as well, so I would always come back - to PGR F1, to GeneRally, or actually anything else that I've ever enjoyed. :bg:

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You're absolutely right about the full steam. That's why I said practically each day working on the database, because the days I was not working on it, I was full steam on other things like the micro tracks, the webzines, competitions, for all. Not only GeneRally related but also in my life I'm like this. It have its positive and negative effects.

But what I want to do above everything else is to thank you really really much, and that much because, it may be surprising to know, but you're one of the few who actually thank me for my work on the database, and so by twice ! I can't even count the ones who thank me on one hand, that's to say ! I didn't do it for this though, the work is done, I'm happy to did it, and happy to find thankful persons. It's so rare nowadays and really precious.

Rudy, you really are a nice person, and I wish you the best for your projects for GeneRally, on PGR and in your life as well.

I'm quite relieved that I'm not the only one to make breaks from time to time. :sweatdrop:

Maybe one day... :roll:

:bsmile:

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Bye Kikwik! :weep:
Thanks for your presence here in the last months, which brought lots of original tracks, the Database and the Webzine. So much! :hug:
I could have commented a bit more your works, but lately I wasn't much into Generally even if I came here in time to time to check updates. That's my regret :ouch: (thinking of it I can still drop some comment :scratch: ) but anyway I wish you the best! Just don't make waste of this extra not-Generally related time which you will have! :artist: :shaking: :popcorn:

Thanks again,
Goodbye (maybe)
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You're welcome, thanks Hormous ! :hug:

And don't worry, you already made nice comments on my first tracks (CKE150 and Xplore Pack) that I really appreciated. :bsmile:

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LongBow wrote:
ACM wrote:
Ten years ago on this day, February 7th, I discovered GeneRally for my very first time, through this page.

I did have some ideas for celebrating my decennial, but truth be told I just wasn't all that enthusiastic about it.

I know, after 10 years the enthusiasm slowly fades away but hopefully it will get better when we get the sequel :)

BTW, I wonder how is Gnome doing...


I'm a lot of years late (or a few early, if we're going for the 20 year mark), but I'm doing fine!

[edit] I doubt anyone cares or believes me but I'll give a quick synopsis of the last ~17 years for me:
* Before and during my time with GR, I modded an old 1997 RTS game called Total Annihilation. I started the Wormhole Productions website as a young teenager when I was making add-on units and maps for that game.
* I moderated TAUniverse (the host site of my aforementioned mod site that ACM linked to). I also helped launch/moderate a now-defunct followup website for Supreme Commander (a commercial spiritual successor to TA)
* I got involved with a Star Wars modification for TA, and later in a stand-alone Star Wars game for an open-source TA successor engine called Spring, which we eventually called Imperial Winter. We never officially released IW, but it's out there. Probably not playable now though.
* After school I had to get a real (ish) job. I worked for a few years at a local golf course.
* Then I got a job with a large ecommerce website you all know and hopefully love. I've been with them for almost 9 years, worked in several different states, and I've been promoted 3 times.
* I met my wonderful wife about 4 years ago. We got married last year.

That's about it really. I'm not really sure what made me think of GeneRally again, but it wasn't too hard to find this site. It's a shame the old forums are apparently long gone. I lost contact with some of the other oldies like Hova and JamesF1 over a decade ago. I hope they're not still around to see me call them oldies...


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Hey guys, I have been away from the forums for a long time, and I'm sorry for not saying goodbye. Given the current situation of the world, I stumbled across GR when I was talking to a friend about games we used to play, and I felt really nostalgic. It's been quite a while since I've last played it, but I'm sure all of the fond memories I have for this game and all the friends I made in this community will be worth the revisit.

I'm thinking of going back to making a track for the first time in 10 years. I'm not promising anything, as I'm doing it for fun. I was never known for my tracks, but I guess it would be fun to try to put something together.
I've been making skins for games for a while, and now I want to try to use my Photoshop skills with trackmaking, however I'm still going to have to rewatch all tutorials again. :sweatdrop:

I'll see you guys soon! :mrgreen:

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Hello Thunderstrucker! :wave: Cool to see an old member here. Looking forward to your track. :)

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Hello TuomoH! Thanks for the warm welcome. :D

I hope everyone is doing okay. These days have been a bit hard for all of us.

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