For quite some time I've been following Broughy's vids on YT. I saw a link to one of them on GTAF and couldn't leave afterwards. I just love the way racing is done in GTA by NoDo, and how NoDo PLAYS! It IS a game afterall, and not per defenition a virtual warzone, although the most freeroam lobbies seem that way.
To be honest, the only reason I didn't (try to) sign up earlier is because I simply love the crew-emblem of my current crew (stupid, I know, but it reminds me of some good times of my youth )
The reason I've now decide to join is it's getting harder and harder not to throw the controller across the room when some f-nuts are playing bumpercars with catchup on!
I'm not the best racer there is, but I AM an avid racing enthousiast. I don't really care if I win, as long as I have a good time. For example raced some lower level on the Nurburgring the other day, set custom to off as he had none. He lost control quite a few times, but he didn't suck terribly, so I waited to let him catch up to have some competition. Driving alone is boring! Afterwards I made a mistake, he passed me, I caught up again and we had a nice fight to the finish. He was in the lead, but yards before the finish he moved over to give me the win. That was one of the most enjoyable races I had in a long time! (he wasn't NoDo, but if I get in I'll try to get him to consider it too at least)
With joining NoDo I hope to have more races like that!
Today is cakeday! It's exactly a year ago I first joined the Nonchalant Dominance forums. Lot's of good stuff has happened since. It started all in the glory days of PS3. (At least for me it were the glory days!)
After hesitating to join, because I'm not the greatest racer -or player of the game for that matter- , a year ago I finally decided it was time to join this awesome crew. And I haven't had a second of regret doing so ever!
I still remember one of my first races. Sports classics on LSGP. Appearantly, someone said something like: "I wonder which skrub picks the Z-type". I didn't get that memo, lol, so I was the skrub who picked the Z-Type. Decided to park, as to not get in the way of people racing, and was joined by fox4flame and katenhond2010 .
Next up was some race in Supers (can't remember the track), but I do remember having the feeling my Entity felt like a Fieldmaster, lol.
As my time in the crew progressed, so did my skill-level. Still not up to par to the top tier of our members, but I still had (and have) a ton of fun just racing with people who race clean. For me it was a goal not to screw up others when getting lapped. And spending A LOT of time on the forums, only made me feel more welcome! There were some hard times, there were some fun times. Luckily the fun times succeed the hard times.
And after a while, I even got asked if I wanted to be a Commissioner. Never really thought of it before, just trying to stick to the rules, help where I can, and be a 'good' member overall. I really enjoy being a Commissioner, and helping people when needed, but after about half a year of doing so, it was time to take a little break. I was on the forums and other game-related platforms all the time, and had to take some time to revert my attention to other stuff.
But I really missed it all! So my break is 'officially' over now! I'm back!