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  1. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    Hey guys, Just wanted to stop by and say thank you, I can only really speak for myself now but it was glorious dancing with you all this last few years. It was tough at times but you kept us on the straight and narrow... into five right caution overcrest tightens. :P But it was good fun and I don't think anybody on the DiRT team would argue with me in saying that you all genuinely played a huge part in making the game and I hope it's everything you wanted and more importantly that @tbtstt doesn't have to just sit on the sidelines and watch when it comes to console next year.  Thanks for looking after @KickUp, @Hatward and the rest of the guys for me :) Don't. Cut.
  2. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    I thought it would be an easier life, all those tea breaks, going down to screwfix, getting a bacon butty from the van in the car park, more tea, pack up at 4 and be home by 4:30 with nothing to worry about until the next day. Turns out it's really hard work!
  3. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    well I came in t say good bye but see you've already moved on and forgot about me :P  Seriously though, thank you for everything guys and all the messages - I spent most of yesterday trying to get it together and knew if I swung by I'd go into a full on breakdown. You guys were never a job, I always saw you as fans of the same things as me and I consider many of you friends. Help @Kickup and @Hatward push this thing across the line for me - I'll be here lurking :)
  4. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    Thanks for all the messages guys, I've been popping back on and off the forum all day to read them. Seriously you are all awesome :')
  5. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    I'll bump you back up to admin if you want the keys back?
  6. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    Tommy Lee Jones. Did Jeremy Clarkson find a new job already? Neither are good enough! Problem with Tommy is   and Clarkson is a bit 
  7. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    It was my decision, not an easy one mind. As for whats next for me I know it sounds weird but I don't want to bring that into the mix just yet, I want to enjoy my last few days at codies without having that conversation going on too.
  8. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    Woa woa woa. You're not closing the thread, it's the backbone of the community and took me ages to bully MVB into starting it. This thread is like a national park, it's a protected institution and it's your job to maintain it. You are not closing it you hear me? Bunch of fannies  (I love you guys too)
  9. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    Posting this here because it’s gonna end up here anyway and I don’t want to create a big fuss... But well, you’ll see what I mean by the time I get to the end. Ok... Right... So here’s the thing... This week is my last as your DiRT community manager. My last day at Codemasters is Thursday. And I’m sorry. I don’t really know how else to say it, I’ve been trying to work out how best to tell you guys this for weeks and I honestly can’t find the words... Which is probably a world first for me. These last two and a half years have been awesome and I owe that largely to you guys, the DiRTy Gossipers. For a long time it was maybe about 15 of us rattling around in here talking about DiRT. I loved dropping clues for you around the internet and watching as you tried to put the pieces together, I probably enjoyed it a little too much if I’m honest. You guys did more for what would become DiRT Rally than you’ll probably ever know, you supported us when the going got tough and man did it get tough at times. It’s a story we’ll probably never tell but I just wanted to say thank you to you guys for getting us to that point, helping us keep it together, validating our theories, and coming in to playtest. Just sticking around and being awesome - you know who you are. Then on April 27th the wait was over and I like to think I surprised you all with these two tweets http://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/592673273953017856 http://twitter.com/dirtgame/status/592674569703460864 Not gonna lie I was shaking when I pushed the tweet button on that, I remember my boss hovering around behind me watching and I screamed at him to “eff the eff off” (well, a more explicit version of that) because I didn’t need the added pressure. I weirdly saw it as the last 2 years of my life, more than that for people like Paul and Darren. God knows how many millions in development and a lot of blood, sweat and tears all hinged on me being right, that this was the best way to announce this game. You know how they say just before you die your life flashes before your eyes? It was like that but with DiRT. *click* That’s it, it was done. The world now knew our secret and even to this day I can’t believe it worked. So many things had to happen perfectly in order for that launch to work and thankfully due to the awesome team around me it did. That first week was mental, we trended on Twitter, hosted a livestream we didn’t even rehearse, got into the top 5 games streamed on Twitch. This place lit up, the Steam Forums lit up and a new community was born. It never really slowed down either, each week was just different. Paul always said that his vision for DiRT Rally was to make the best off-road racing game anybody has ever made and I always wanted to run the best Early Access anybody has ever run. We’ve got Paul’s bit covered, as for mine I like to think we have so far but only time will tell. I do hand on heart believe that DiRT Rally is the best racing game anybody has ever made and that is because you guys have pushed us to be better developers. You’ve challenged us every step of the way, called us out on our mistakes and worked with us to help fix them. This is our game (and I am including you in that) and I’m just a small part of that story. Maybe I’m too close to it but I can’t ever see it being topped, people will be inspired to become rally drivers because of this game, meanwhile other people are already becoming better rally drivers because of this game. That’s the legacy I want DiRT Rally to leave, I want it to haunt the comments sections of other people’s games, I want it to haunt ours. Keep the pressure on. Paul, Darren and the rest of the team will look after you. If they pick the replacement I’ve suggested then the new person that replaces me will too. I consider many of you good friends so don’t think of this as a goodbye, you can get me on Twitter pretty much anytime and as soon as I’ve got a decent PC we’ll have some World RX fun online. You’re here for a good time, not a long time.
  10. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    did we?
  11. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    Sorry guys, the timeline is a little out of sync.
  12. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    is it working ok now or are you still getting it?
  13. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    Ahhh man, I thought we fixed that. Is the website still borked? 
  14. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    Hate you too man <3
  15. justbiglee

    DiRTy Gossip

    @justbiglee - can you let us know whether PvP and World RX expansion will come out at the same time? Or is there a chance we'd get one of these updates in the middle of this month? It'll be the same update :)
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