Of course. Neither S2 licensed drivers. Who said I'm not gonna buy the license right after the Westhill update? Because this is exactly what I'm going to do. I've played LFS a lot on my friend's account and decided to make a step forward once the update is released.
BTW, while we are whining discussing about content...
I did figure out over the years, that I really enjoy more to drive on real world tracks in simulators. Even while I really love Blackwood, and other LFS tracks looks very good, and I'm generally happy about them, when I stand on the grid of Suzuka, my heart beats a tad faster...
I'm not sure why it's that, I'm usually not that emotionally tied to anything, but with tracks it works on me a little bit.
So yeah, I'm looking also forward for Rock... (but I'm not in hurry, obviously)
ok stop it. maybe we need wait only the released material. stop insult stop critiques and.. mmh only wait them. in this week i see scawen write more aand i think he is working in the proyect. be quiet and wait maybe coming soon its released and can drive in new westhill ( maybe more content. ??¿) surprise?. xD
stop critique the work of scawen or dev's team. they working in the lfs no? ok we wait more we wait years... now can wait more.
Maybe offtopic but about other topics everything has been said imo, and this looks interessting to discuss:
With regard to "replacement cycle" I think how LFS is "organized" plays a big role.
There always seems to be much talk about "old people" (how to get them back or whatever) but rarely about "new people."
For new players it can be very confusing to get into LFS, especially events, because the whole LFS eco system is hard to navigate.
Even just on lfs.net the "Leagues & Events subforum" has 30 categories at the moment.
A running event/league might be further hidden in subforums, so a new players path is for example like this:
"Leagues & Events" -> pick one of 30 subforums "New Dimension Racing Events" -> again need to pick correct one of 20-30 subforums "Kyoto 250 & 500" -> "2015 Runnings" (at least this last step is obvious, but still it is an extra step)
Only if the forum maze was navigated successfully like that would someone find it.
For someone who already knows what to look for it is easy to find.
But it is impossible to just "stumble upon" it.
Outside lfs.net it is even more confusing:
There are so many sub-communities of teams or leagues or other sites, but no real "central place" that combines all:
On lfs.net there has always been the News & Calender, but both did not get used so much.
That seems slightly better now but generally the only post is announcement of new saisons. Further news like results or reports are still only on the individual homepages...so it does not look so active and everything is spread out again and one has to visit several webpages.
Extreme example is imo the german page live-for-speed.de
(also see: https://www.lfs.net/forum/thread/86396 )
As I understood there was one webmaster and somewhen in 2008 he lost interesst and left without successor.
As result the site has not been updated: even the LFS-download is an old version.
On the forum the users were discussing why their forum is becoming inactive and no new players sign show but nobody notices that simply the registration-page is broken since a long time.
No offense to the webmaster-guy who probally did it all as hobby, thanks to anyone who puts any form of effort into such things.
But one guy (or small group) who stops doing something should not impact LFS/community as a whole so much. I guess in a way it shows that they did good work if many people are so attached to it but on other hand it artificially lowers the bus factor too much. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus_factor )
I think it is great how LFS allows for such diversity, in theory anyone can run a server or organize something. Interessting to see all those small bubbles and how different leagues/servers have a different "feel" because people do things bit different.
Problematic is imo that the bubbles are not connected: So if one bubble pops (which is as natural as forming of new bubbles) the users have a hard time to transfer to another bubble because they might not even know it exists...
What Gutholz said about finding events and races, that should be easier. What comes to my usage of LFS, I am currently running one league, (FM) Fox Friday, with Fragmaster team. Many people can find it, but it is still hidden in the forum section. In addition to that, I sometimes join weekly races like Rony's tuesday race or Torsdagsrace.
My deep wish is that LFS webpage would let people find easily all running leagues and instructions how to join them. The active ones should be highlighted. I know that Flame has made a Google Calendar out of LFS events. Thanks for that. But it is still hidden in the forum section. In my opinion, all properly organiced events should be promoted somehow.
I guess you were watching some cooking program?
Don't let all these whining people get to you.
Although they are very vocal, they really are a minority.
While all the others wait for things to come patiently.