I joined the game a few years back, because it was free and had aaaaall the cars. But back then, I only had a keyboard, and SRW was very buggy with my computer. So I kinda gave up at the time. But two years later I finally bought an SRW S-1, so I got back in the game. I started hotlaping the F3/Sonoma event like a mad man, as I felt I could be pretty competitive there. After more than 4,000kms of testing, I succeeded in entering the Free To Play championship on this combo. My first championship race! I was one of the slowest guys on the top split, had an horrific first lap and finished 10th. But being in an official race, with very fast people, live on YouTube, that was totally amazing. It was very, very intense, an awesome feeling. A few weeks later I got into another official race, MP4-29 at COTA, and that was very fun too.
I quickly learned who everyone was, and how amazing a community SRW had. Seriously, you guys are awesome! I made some good friends online. I remember racing door-to-door with Mausil at Brno with the WTCC. We were 10 seconds from the lead, but we had a ton of fun. Recently Elsydon started a team made of friends, and I was invited. I remember saying that we wouldn't have any trouble finding members, as everybody here is so friendly! Sure, we all are different, come from different places, like different cars, etc. But the fact that SRW has brought all of us together like that is remarkable.
And of course, early this year I starting writing the reviews. What game can offer such a wide variety of cars? And at such a low price? I feel like I've been doing this for ages, but I haven't reviewed a third of what SRW has to offer! I love feeling how different every car is, being surprised because one car is way better than what I expected, sharing my thoughts with all of you guys. No other sim can offer me this.
I love SRW to bits, and I will never give up on it. Right now some events are back, I had a lot of fun with the DW12 at Sonoma. The only thing I can think of, is how to take turn 3 flat. And that's what SRW should be!
Also, one quick idea: why don't we all buy something with cash this week? It doesn't matter if it's $3 or $25, it's just to show to SRW people that we are still here, and that we won't give up. We always say that SRW's community is the best, now it's time to show them! If we all do it, they won't ignore us. And it also means some sweet new cars in our garages! I know I'll buy the DW12 and some other stuff with my next $10.
Cheers everyone, and bravo Coss, for all you're doing.
See you all on the track!