As far as the competitive league community goes, it has been gone for years already.
Although it has been receiving really nice updates, the pace of those updates and new content being released have been painfully slow.
They released 1 single track for more than 10 years. No new cars for more than a decade.
It's very sad because racing here used to be insanely good and very competitive, lots of fun. But eventually other sims stepped up their game and teams/players gradually migrated to them.
As the simracing scene grew up a lot over the last few years LFS barely changed, stagnant I should say.
So doesn't surprise me you're seeing the cruise servers being the only ones being full 90% of the time and rarely having a public racing server being full, let alone multiple ones like it used to be.
I used to have some hope about LFS coming back again as one of the main racing simulators were you can compete but I highly (highly) doubt it at this point.
LFS community has gotten completely down by the devs not providing what the community wanted because "We want to run this way, no matter what!". No competitive racing anymore (with VERY, VERY few exceptions!), and now even cruise servers are getting attacked.
LFS is dead.
Just sad. Scavier will need to pull some set of miracles to get LFS to where it was. In other words, never. Now it's too late. LFS still is probably the best online racing platform available right now, as a base.
And the stubbornness of the devs have completely ruined it.
I don't want to be rude but when I read that it looked like you went to an island for like a decade, away from what is going on with the game industry.
Steam (and Origin) has been around for few years already and more and more people are using specially Steam to play their games, it has it's own social network itself where you can see which games your friends are playing, what more advertisement do you want?
How do you think games like Rocket League, Dota and even CS:GO got so popular?
Hell, almost all racing sims already joined Steam.. except LFS.
It could well be the next big step for LFS before a proper S3 release
tom0900060, it's not just an oval track, it's quite a bit more than that.
I will rather wait and see what Scawen will say about the next batch of content they are working on now, as he said, then we'll see. I don't want to spend 16 or 17 euros on a license which I have no ideia how long it will take the devs to release more stuff.
What are you talking about? Dave, stop being silly pls. That's not true.
Also, what's so wrong with a community asking Kunos or any other company to improve something on their software/whatever else for the good of everybody??
Stop being such a salty dick around here. It looks like you are doing this as a hobby or something.
You are not helping anybody by having such attitudes.
By the way, it's racedepartment, not racingdepartment lol
Yeah, I went to cargame.nl S2 a while ago only to find out that Saturday now runs multi class.
Well, it was kinda disappointing, since saturday specially was by far the most fun racing you could have in cargame.nl, even more than Formula BMW days.
But it's Dave's server, he does what he wants with it.
Dave, I for one definitely do not spend all my time in front of the PC playing games and moaning all day. But that doesn't mean I'm wrong in showing my concerns about the future of LFS.
If I am making these posts it's because I actually care about this game. I see the potential in it. I don't care if rFactor 2 has official tools for modders now. I'm not interested whether rFactor 2 dies today or in 10 years (if you catch my drift). I never liked it that much anyway. (Although I know it's a very nice sim for what it is)
And, once again, it's a shame that LFS is dead as it is now. You can barely find a public racing server with people except the Demo ones.
Do you enjoy joining a server without anyone? I don't think so.