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Did you know that the long-time members of this thread have had a DiRTy Gossip Discord server for a while?

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 :o This is a very sad update to the thread. So much has happened since you first arrived and it's a damn shame that you aren't going to be overseeing the community as DiRT Rally continues to grow @justbiglee .

Truth be told I have spent very little time on any other game forum - so I have little in the way of comparison - but the unorthodox way you have approached the community, contributed to the development and allowed us to contribute to the development of DR has, in my opinion, made this a very unique place. It has also bought a lot of laughs (and a lot of frustration at times as well!).

Huge thanks for everything you've done at Codemasters, I can honestly say the place won't be the same without you, best of luck for whatever you have planned next.  
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I think I'll need to think longer on what to say... :(

I'm really sad as your actions and approach to this needy DiRTy community made the DiRTy Gossip the best place on the internet.

Thank you for all you have done and for how hard you've fought for the game to be as community wished.

I'm sure you'll absolutely smash it wherever you go next. Best of luck Lee :)

P.S. I'll write a bit more later.
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Sad to hear, you have been the leader of this community and have definitely helped shape what Dirt Rally has become so far.  Which for someone who had given up on sim racing, Dirt Rally has brought me back I never expected something like this to come out of nowhere.

Best of luck in the future, Lee.
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Oh,come on now that F1 trainwreck is slowly killing Codemasters.How many more heads need to be taken to satisfy the higher-ups?People at Codemasters ,please call for the license to be dropped and use all the funds to create a new and improved Grid game.Plus a huge boost for Dirt Rally can be on cards.
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Aww, sad to hear that you're going but hopefully it's for bigger and better things - will you be staying in the industry?

I'm only new around (April 28th, not coincidence) but have enjoyed interacting and your various things but I get the idea that you've played a good part in helping to mould this into the game we wanted and changing the path for the better, so thank you for that.

I echo the above call for this thread to be closed and a new one opened by the new poor soul in charge of 'managing' us.

Anyway, to prevent/delay/postpone our sadness, it would be only right for you to go out by giving us a massive hint about something. And yes, I'm going to tell the new guy that he'll need to introduce himself with more hints......
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*ahem*

There was once a torturous troll always teasing and trolling his entire troll-y day in his own troll-y way...
Over time, a community developed around him, constantly trying to decipher his sayings, to separate the tease from the troll, to piece together the secrets that may or may not have been hidden there.
Eventually, the troll's DiRTy secret was out... the trolling died down, though the teasing didn't cease, and the community that had developed continued to expand and grow and you know the rest of the story.

Anyway, @justbiglee , it's sad to see you go. You're a real genius, knowing exactly when and how to tease, frustrate, console, comfort, joke, troll, troll, troll, and reveal information while gaining support rather than the anger some of those techniques usually earn.

We'll miss you greatly. Best of wishes to our favourite Torturous Troll, Community Manager, DiRTy Blogger, Beard Grower, Biscuit Stealer and Fan Of All Things Off-Road.

Wish you all the best with whatever you have lined up. And expect you to still be lurking and commenting around here long after you've ''left'' us. :wink: 
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that's very sad news, I wish you all the best for your future endeavors :S

However, rest assured that you definitely pulled off one the best early access of a non-indy studio ever done. You set the bar for any future EA title and its already higher than most will ever reach.

And i'll miss your patch notes buddy! 

Farewell!



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Before DiRT Rally was released I was a lurker on the forums, I've always passed by here to check news regarding a new DiRT game and @justbiglee would always tease about it and left us puzzled but those were great times. :)
Then after the game got released, I signed up to this forums to join this great community.

Thank you for being great and hope for the best in the future. ;)
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I'm old enough to remember playing game demos when they came in cassette tape form, stuck to the front cover of your favourite game magazine! I've been around a lot of early access titles and played in a lot of beta tests over the years. But, I have never felt like I actually made a difference to any of them until DiRT Rally happened.

This is the first early access title were I know the feed back we gave was actually heard and used, and this is entirely down to you @justbiglee. You have fought hard to make our voice heard and to fight our corner in order to shape the best rally game in years and for that I say thank you. You will be missed round here, no doubt about that and I wish you every success for the future.


Good luck and best wishes dude.

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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)
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@justbiglee - all the best, Lee.  Can I ask why you're leaving (your own decision, or CM's?), and where are you going?
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.

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@justbiglee I barely have words to describe this! You're (or was) the best Community Manager that I'd the pleasure to talk with! Your dedication to DR is above anything else and I just want to thank you! For all the gossip and the game that you helped to make! I want to wish you the best for your life and I hope that one day we could meet to thank you personally for all you've done!

Cheers mate!
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Noo. 
Seriously though, fantastic job for early access. Most companies communicate too little, some throw too much to the wolves. Others get fanboyish and interfere in conversations they shouldn't. Dead on mate and a brilliant finish on the last roadbook.

I hope they follow your example on the next title!
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Damn. I barely got to know ya. That profile pic made me smile when I first hit this forum. I really see you as the face of this game. I think you succeeded - as others have stated this has been the best Early Access ever - a lesson to those who follow on how this is done. You really made a mark and I wish you the best down the road. 
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Lee you did a great job, so sad to hear your going. You have been part of a great sim racing title legend.
i hope you future dreams come true, it's a big loss for codemaster and all the rally fans. You have a great future ahead, and hope you now start enjoying your creation as a sim racer and rally enthusiast.

I hope to see you in the future were ever you go pushing software frontiers forward! It was always a pleasure reading your posts!
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@justbiglee - all the best, Lee.  Can I ask why you're leaving (your own decision, or CM's?), and where are you going?
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.

I've already guessed: you're going to be one of the new Top Gear presenters aren't you? That's why Jodie Kidd turned it down.
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This week is my last as your DiRT community manager.

My last day at Codemasters is Thursday.

And I’m sorry.


And I am sorry to see you go.   :)

Goodluck with what ever you gonna do now.
And I'm sure you gonna be missed here.
Thanks for all what you have done for us matey.
Hope to see you on the track some day.

All the best to you.
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@justbiglee sad to see you go Lee, thanks for being an awesome community manager, and I couldn't give you enough praise for the work you have done over the last few years! Thanks for letting me and the other guys come down and see all your work first hand before the rest of the world!

Good luck for whatever you are going into next! #128
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Wow, Sorry to see you head off into the sunset Lee, feels a bit like loosing your left arm. Good luck for the future and whatever it holds...

Loore said:
You'll be missed old friend :)

(my login still works, fancy that)
AHA! There's the right arm, hey Loore love the Dredd profile pic :)

Seriously though, Both you guys fought our corner all the way, what else can be said except massive thanks for your efforts over the years, We'll all be lookin out for you in the gaming lobbies......
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