It seems like only a month ago we hit 200k views here on PretendRaceCars.net, and after a whacky first half of the summer, we’ve now hit another milestone: 300,000+ site views, with over 100,000 Unique IP’s. This is awesome for us, as it means not only are there a shitload of people visiting a site censored on no less than three other message boards, everybody’s coming back multiple times.
A few weeks ago, we outlined two different potential directions we could take when planning out the future of PretendRaceCars.net. One option was to open up a dedicated message board, although both myself and Chris have decided against it; finding an unbiased group of moderators without agendas in the Sim Racing community is virtually impossible, and over-saturating a community with yet another message board to talk about the exact same shit as all the other message boards is unnecessary.
Another option we looked at was to monetize the site in a way that was familiar to people already in the Sim Racing community. RaceDepartment has a premium membership and TeamVVV have a Patreon page, both of which are somewhat successful for their creators, so if the norm is some sort of monetary aspect of the site, why not try it? As a result, we’ve added a Donate button on the side of the page. If you enjoy this site and want to give back, the option is there. We would much rather you Submit news or ramblings to us, as since there are only two people behind this site, both with full-time jobs that have nothing to do with vidya, it helps if we get a news tip.
Other than that, we’ll open the floor to the readers to help celebrate with us. Go crazy in the comments section guys, everyone hates us, but y’all are here anyways. It’s been a wild six months running this site, and here are five articles you may have missed from when we first began: