We're almost a third of the way through 2023 and already we've seen a great number of events being organised, and many of those organisers have partnered with Sim Broadcasts to expose their series to the community.
We're really keen to grow our broadcast effort in Live for Speed, and that's why we're recruiting those who are keen to get involved in Sim Racing, but from the other side of the lens.
Sim Broadcasts are currently recruiting LFS Commentators and LFS videographers to join our team and to help us scale up the number of broadcasts we can produce for LFS!
That sounds like a different kettle of fish to what's going on in the LFSLazy thread. Maybe pinging the devs an email might be a good starting point to see what they think about that idea, before you sink too much more time into it.
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DRIVER INTERVIEWS - NDR SPECIFIC REGULATIONS
If you are competing in BF1 league, you are welcome to participate in mid or post-race interviews.
In the NDR Teamspeak server, please join the waiting room channel where voice is disabled. This ensures that you are not disturbed by others during your race. You may wish to disable other Teamspeak notifications by deactivating the default Teamspeak sound pack (Settings > Options > Notifications > Sound Pack > Sounds Deactivated) or by setting up a hotkey to mute/unmute your Teamspeak audio.
Please note: Being in the waiting room channel means that you are prepared to be interviewed at any time. You will only be moved into the commentary booth if your speakers and microphone are unmuted.
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We will try to interview as many drivers as possible post-race and will prioritise those with the best results in each session. We will only interview drivers mid-race if it fits with the race narrative.
Please try to act professionally during your interview and avoid any profanities. We reserve the right to deny you future interviews if you violate these terms.
The classic cheats (speedhacks, ghosting etc.) were so easy to detect in LFS such that it was enough of a deterrent in most cases. I think you're right that the current community is built on trust, and with it being so tightly knit, I think that helps.
There have been cases in the not so distant past where people have been using cheats in high profile events, but once you cheat and are caught, your name is tainted and it takes a long time for you to be accepted or trusted again: either a) you work hard to build your reputation back up, or b) the people who knew you were a cheater move on.
If LFS' player base were to grow again, we might see more people cheating, but I think we're in a comfortable place with this issue at the moment that it isn't really something we see discussed anymore.