Stefano Has Left the Building?

assetto_corsa___bmw_m6_gt3___nordschleife_by_maxoulepilote-d9r5dw1.jpg

I’m not entirely sure how to address this lengthy forum post by Stefano Casillo over on the official Assetto Corsa forums. A strange monologue highlighting some of the daily stresses faced by developers Kunos Simulazioni, and more specifically Stefano himself, the post functions as a brief glimpse of what might be occurring behind closed doors – and it’s not pretty. After a PC launch which saw a steady stream of hardcore sim racers blast Assetto Corsa for shipping and evolving in a way that didn’t meet their needs, and two next-generation console release delays blamed on… wait for it… football… it appears the stress of delivering a competent and complete product has overwhelmed the small Italian developer team.

ego

If you haven’t been following the recent controversial ordeal as it has developed, Kunos shocked the world of sim racing earlier in the week by abruptly canning almost all discussion of third party mods within the official Assetto Corsa forums. You’re no longer allowed to post links to car liveries, tracks, vehicles, or even pictures of projects you’re working on – with RaceDepartment graciously allowing distraught members to migrate over to their forum instead.

Now this was a very prominent and confusing issue within the community, because Assetto Corsa was originally built to be a modding platform on-par with the original rFactor. After several years spent nurturing the game’s massive modding community within the official support forums, Kunos Simulazioni staff member Stefano Casillo basically kicked everyone out one day, said the forum “wasn’t being used for it’s intended purposes”, and blamed it on everyone’s ego – as you can see in the capture above. This was absolutely non-sensical, as the modding section was hand-crafted specifically for the modding community, and was even used to recruit talent to help build extra pieces of both vanilla and premium DLC for Assetto Corsa. Casillo stated on at least three or four separate occasions that this had absolutely nothing to do with bizarre Italian laws, and that he was simply tired of people using a certain set of sub-forums to feed their own egos. It was a mess, and forum members straight up called Stefano a liar.

Only after the widespread outrage, did fellow Kunos Simulazioni staff member Aris Vasilakos come to the rescue and offer a radically different approach, completely contradicting Stefano’s explanation. As a third party merely evaluating everything that’s been thrown at me, I don’t believe either explanation. These guys are coworkers and are on Skype every single day, yet they give two entirely contradictory statements over the sudden restructuring of a community they’d been helping to build and grow for several years.

It’s weird, to say the least.

But anyways, this screenshot appeared in my inbox early this morning – apparently Stefano went on a bit of a tirade. I’ll do my best to clean up the grammar & spelling for those who can’t view the full-size image, and then we’ll break it down like we usually do here for Reader Submissions at PRC.net.


369ca6e7d8c9921a3e37e7aaba6f6b10.png

Trust me, it breaks my heart to fail you guys. All of you that support us, those of you whom are called “shills” just because you enjoy something, those of you whom showed up at the streams with enthusiasm… But all the passion and excitement for this thing called Assetto Corsa has been slowly taken away from me.

I guess it’s time to accept defeat and for me, to move on to something else. I am very reluctant to even write this message because we are in a stage where whatever we say, it’s going to be used against us with violence that honestly baffles me.

And I am sure this message will end up with the same fate as the one’s before; misread, misused, and brought on just to confirm everybody’s bias.

It’s really not just about the last drama that is unfolding, it’s simply the last nail in the coffin for me. I just couldn’t believe I found myself looking for a button to un-register from my own company’s forum. A company that I started because I did NOT want to be part of that “way” of doing business. And today, after so many years of work and passion, I see me and my team described as “liars”… People saying we ruined sim racing, people happy to be somewhere else because “the devs cannot bother us here.” It’s honestly too much to take for me. I know I should not focus on the negative (Aris tells me that every day). I should focus on the amazing things that we are going to announce, and be happy and proud of what we created, but I can’t, and I am sorry, because I feel like failing twice by letting you down.

Sadly, I have a character that brings me to try to interact with people over the internet and enjoy my “obsessions” with me, so it’s impossible for me to be into something “half-way”. I either go “full in” or “full out” – Assetto Corsa has been my life for the past five years, gave me great satisfaction, but also showed me the nasty side of humans. Hate blogs dedicated 24/7 to bring whatever we did and said down, day after day. How can people find pleasure in hurting and pushing other people down is really beyond me… It’s a mind state I will never understand, an they’ll probably celebrate the event tonight- who knows?

It must be the by-product of this thing called the internet. I see around pretty much every single game, regardless of genre, has the same (actually often worse) kind of constant hate flow around – It looks like there is a basic incompatibility between “success” and the possibility for devs to interact directly with the userbase. It’s not a surprise developer studios simply employ Public Relations “parrots” to fill their support forum with endless streams of “thank you for your support”, or simply ignore the users altogether.

Trust me, it’s really hard to invest so much into something you love, and see it trashed by ignorant people with lies without replying… Very, very hard.

Sometimes, if you love something too much, you end up ruining it for you and everybody else. That’s how I feel right now, and it’s pretty sad when you start thinking that taking a step back might actually make your company and team better.

Regarding the latest event, I can’t believe how people that hardly made more than a couple eternal WIP projects dared to behave like that, and write what they are writing against us. YES, you can disagree with our decisions, YES, you can be disappointed. But how on earth can you have no respect at all for those people who have spent every single second of the last five years of their lives to give you what we gave you – the chance to do what you are doing in the first place? It’s beyond me. It truly hurts, and the more we try to explain, the more we are called liars – to the point that I started to wish we really did all of this for the console release, or for some angry brand, or all the other nonsense I’ve read. It would make my suffering less painful. Somehow, it would be better to say “oops, they caught us” than go “do people really think this about us?” It’s like one of those slaps that hit you right in the face.

I had a terrible dream last night. I went to get my old 500 Abarth to go back home and I could not find it, I ran back and forth on the road trying to find it. I was sure I parked it here, then I saw a group of guys with hammers and they were trashing it, reducing it to pieces while I was screaming “no guys, please!” I woke up horrified to how this was really telling of what’s happening.

I’m going to take a big break from social and forums that will hopefully bring back a little bit of light… Hopefully the future will bring us something good for all of us.


Screenshot_fc1_2009_williams_fw31_monza_7-5-115-14-38-30.jpg

Alright, I’ll try to go through this, piece by piece. Detailed analysis will obviously come from our readers in the comments section below, but for now, I’ll offer my take on some of the things mentioned by Stefano in his lengthy good-bye.

  • “Trust me, it breaks my heart to fail you guys. All of you that support us, those of you whom are called “shills” just because you enjoy something…”

Diehard Assetto Corsa fans are labelled “shills” by hardcore sim racers, because virtually every online comment critical of Assetto Corsa is met with several users embarking on a witch hunt to discredit the author of said comment, as we’ve discussed here. This behavior is typical for online viral marketers – individuals tasked with spreading false positive feedback about a product.

  • “And today, after so many years of work and passion, I see me and my team described as “liars”… People saying we ruined sim racing, people happy to be somewhere else because “the devs cannot bother us here…”

No sympathy from us here. 2015’s Christmas Season began with Kunos Simulazioni developers telling forum users to “have fun or get out” – the line used to justify an increase in message board moderation. Mere hours into 2016, Stefano visited RaceDepartment to pick fights with users unsatisfied with Assetto Corsa. And just recently, a sound modder was banned from the official Assetto Corsa forums for comments he made on a private Facebook group. This isn’t “passion” in the slightest – it’s a developer being an asshole.

As for the “liars” comment, it’s pretty easy to see why people are labeling Kunos with such a name. They spent years nurturing a modding community, canned them overnight because of “ego” problems, and only after the completely justified backlash, announced it was due to strange Italian laws – though Stefano explicitly stated it wasn’t.

l.php.png

Alright, so onto the next subject he mentions:

  • Assetto Corsa has been my life for the past five years, gave me great satisfaction, but also showed me the nasty side of humans. Hate blogs dedicated 24/7 to bring whatever we did and said down, day after day. How can people find pleasure in hurting and pushing other people down is really beyond me… It’s a mind state I will never understand, an they’ll probably celebrate the event tonight- who knows?

It’s not my fault I booted up Assetto Corsa more than a year after the game’s “Version 1.0 Release,” and multiple AI cars promptly drove straight into a wall – rendering the entire single player portion of the game useless. I haven’t been given an all-expenses paid trip to Italy so I can drive supercars at Vallelunga; I can say what I want about this game. If I find a game-breaking bug, I can talk about it. If that bothers you, make sure this kind of stuff doesn’t make it into the consumer release and we won’t have this problem.

acs 2015-11-01 14-06-34-70.jpg

And maybe my grasp of the English language is a bit different compared to that of an ESL-speaker, but if a developer uses PR fluff to brag about delaying their game due to summer holidays and football matches, that’s not hate speech – that’s pointing out a developer gave an utterly bogus reason as to why their buggy game is being delayed yet again. But, maybe that’s just me, and I’m mentally ill or something – as is supposedly everyone who doesn’t mindlessly praise Assetto Corsa while ignoring obvious faults.

bugs2.jpg

  • It truly hurts, and the more we try to explain, the more we are called liars – to the point that I started to wish we really did all of this for the console release, or for some angry brand, or all the other nonsense I’ve read.

Wait, so is this guy calling the explanation Aris gave, “nonsense?”

lyl.jpg

I’ll leave it at that. You guys figure out where to go from here.

Advertisements

140 thoughts on “Stefano Has Left the Building?

          1. a very good comparison, Stefano’s passion for half-assed game that he calls “finished” can be compared to a whore’s passion for sucking dick, but not swallowing.

            Liked by 1 person

              1. Yeah, it was a complete.. Mess. Just like when you are in front of a hoe ready to unload but you didn’t pay enough so she won’t swallow so you don’t know what to do and start shooting semen all over the lovely countryside while she counts her money and walks away leaving you with your pants down.

                Just like Kunos is doing.Took your money in advance selling you a broken mess and now even though they tried to fix problems (Spoiler alert, they didn’t succeed), they’re literally running away and you’re left there like that 8bit dude singing ‘nigga stole my bike’.

                Liked by 1 person

                1. But looks like more people are enjoying and playing this “bad game” or “bad sim” than playing the so other best sim and most complete games. If all these people here in PRC comments would instead fill the servers of the other sims… I guess you like to talk bad about another game than spend time playing with a sim you like, possibly you’re already bored of it. On the other side many more people don’t share your negative opinion about AC and Kunos. So who are the suckers here? The players that enjoy a sim and actually play it or the ‘players’ that keep complaining about stuff and rarely play.

                  Like

                  1. When your monthly average player count can be measured in 3 digits it’s not worth holding it over anything. When you have a $40 game and can’t get more than 1/5 the players online of an expensive as fuck subscription game it definitely isn’t.

                    Stop arguing over which dead game is less dead.

                    Like

                  2. I actually spend 6+ hours a day modding my favourite sim, which is rFactor 1. Just because I comment shitty posts from shills like you it doesn’t mean I don’t play “my game” aswell.

                    Also, somebody made a similar analogy few articles back:

                    Justin Bieber is -sadly- one of the most famous singers of the last 10 years. But just because he’s followed by millions of people (Or that millions of people like his songs), it doesn’t necessairly mean that his “contributions” to the music industry are good.

                    For videogames is the same. Assetto Corsa objectively has a lot of problems and if you don’t want to see that, you’re blind or stupid or both. You enjoy playing it, regardless of how bad it is? Fine, you’re entitled to your own tastes regarding what to enjoy and what not to enjoy, but it doesn’t necessairly mean that a game you may enjoy is also a good game.

                    Like

                    1. “A lot of problems” ? If the game is so broken as you want to paint it, it would have maybe 10-100 people playing it, or none at all. So no, is just not about taste or preferences, Assetto Corsa is a good game, a good sim. Don’t underestimate players/customers. They wouldn’t play AC if it were broken or things wouldn’t work (i know, redundancy in speech).

                      Like

  1. He needs to take a break and not interact with AC-related internet discussions. It’s clearly having a negative influence on his state of mind.

    Like

    1. Yeah, internet can be great or it can be bad, just like pretty much everything else. It will be healthier to go offline for a bit.

      Like

  2. When Stefano said there’s no legal stuff behind this, he meant that there’s no one legally forcing them to close the car, tracks, and livery mods in the forum, but then Aris said that legally kunos is co-responsible for the content in their forum.
    So stefano+aris responses translate into: While there’s no legal issues forcing them to close this part of the forum, they are doing it to prevent any possible legal issues, especially because their game and company is bigger/more noticed world wide, and possibly to not hurt legally 505 and other partnerships because of allowing mods to be downloaded/created inside their forum.

    Like

  3. Austin Ogonoski you are the worst person i’ve ever saw on internet…
    Scumbag evil worm.
    I hope karma gets to you sooner than later and that everything come back at you 10x fold.

    Like

      1. This is my first comment on your shitty lying blog so must have been another person who spelled it wrong.
        BTW
        Fuck you again!
        Little Austin bitch.

        Like

          1. In my 3rd post i will say something
            Fuck you Austin Ogonoski for the third time!
            You drive cars that not even my Grandmama would think of driving
            they are probably full of rat shit and pee smell;.
            Pretending to be a race car driver…
            With that hair licked buy a cow,, i bet you never seen a pussy in your front, you are surely in need of one tho.

            Like

              1. Whenever i’m feeling blue because the worlds politricks are in total disarray i come here and feel good again. Go on, keep attacking each other, i will sit here and eat popcorn while sipping on pepsi.
                Developers crying out because they feel like the victims of a bully campaign…the fucking internet is full of butt hurt victims claiming this and that…political correctness will be our muzzle and their success.
                Crybabies like that are the reason worldwide people are allowed to say less and less. Facebook is policing peoples statements for hatespeech because goverments asked for it, peope are reporting “theft” of “property” (there is no digital theft,…it’s a copy of a copy of a copy) to “owners” because they think they somehow can profit…. gestapo revival

                Sorry for taking your RaceCarBlog hostage for my rant. Don’t give in to the haters, ignore trolls like that above that have sunken so low, that they feel the need to question your private life.

                Liked by 1 person

  4. “Casillo stated on at least three or four separate occasions that this had absolutely nothing to do with bizarre Italian laws”

    When you jump to a random point in the article and the first thing you see is a complete fabrication
    justprcthings

    Like

      1. He didn’t blame them. But he’s right on saying that many massive threads of old work in progress threads don’t have much purpose or real use. Are used simply for showing users the progress. But personally I’m not opposing these type of threads.
        But don’t go that way James, they aren’t simply closing those threads because showcasing or stuff, but because of possibly legal issues due to the game having a bigger exposure now and because there were certain people using assets for cars, tracks, possibly liveries too, that weren’t created by the modder himself or used without authorization.

        Like

  5. Well ok then. He should have signed off from the forums and social media a long time ago, as he is quite inept at interacting with people in those contexts. This is an incredibly melodramatic, whiny message though. Typical Italian drama queen.

    Like

  6. This must be bad news for PRC if he really signed out from social media for good, there won’t be any new material from him for you to write articles.

    Like

  7. So what? He’s not supposed to have feelings and emotions?
    The only drama queens are the ones that keep talking about AC instead of playing their favorite sim.

    Like

    1. Oh please between Stefano and Bell this genre has way more drama than it deserves. Then throw Ogonoski and the commenters in the mix and it’s just over the top. There are not many likable people in sim racing apparently

      Like

          1. If you were playing your favorite sim instead of defending it like a white knight on shitty blogs, PRC would’ve been out of business long time ago.

            You are to blame as much as we are, you dumbass.

            Like

  8. “to bring whatever we did and said down, day after day. How can people find pleasure in hurting and bringing people down is really beyond me… It’s a state of mind I will never understand and they’ll probably celebrate the event tonight- who knows?” basically him when he got mad and banned me from the forums.
    Its good that he will GTFO from the internet, hopefully forever, a dev shouldn’t be shitposting on twitter or game forums anyway, focus on your fucking work.
    Anyway, I think you should change the title, basically makes you look like a click bait news page.

    Like

  9. Haha Stefano got exposed for being a liar, and now he’s gone. Good fucking riddance. Just when I thought that Ian Bell is sim racing’s biggest manchild, Stefano one ups him again. We won’t miss you Stefano, as you’re probably the primary reason for all of broken things in Assetto Corsa

    Like

  10. So … by making this “article” you basically proved Stefano right. Finally man-up and go fuck yourself. I know, you probably jerk off over posts from people who genuinely despise your “work”. So enjoy yourself, because you really are the worst person in whole simracing community. Are you happy now? You were bullied while you were younger (and I bet you deserved every bit) and now you get your revenge? Feel proud? FUCK YOU!

    Like

    1. Pretty much my feeling. Reading Stefano’s post followed by “and now I’m going to do an in dept analysis…” basically proved to me that the authors of this blog suffer a cognitive dissonance where they malign the very things that they represent.

      Like

        1. Because this blog has had an adverse effect on the community and continues to. I also enjoy watching a train wreck.

          At least I post here under my name and don’t get shy about it.

          Liked by 1 person

            1. Expose what secrets or lies? I haven’t seen any exposing here, just a person writing articles with a different opinion and point of view.

              Like

            2. This blog is a lightning rod to those twisted members of the community and the benighted authors of this drivel can’t seem to see the contradiction that their poor journalism and unsubstantiated OpEd analyses give the lunatics something to channel their hostility towards while they simultaneously comment on it as if removed entirely from that shallow end of the sim racing community.

              The published author does have a responsibility when he draws a following and all these pillocks seem to know how to do is stir the little shit birds into a frenzy because that’s good for viewership, and its good for their egos. The way they constantly place themselves at the heart of the goings on in the community speaks to this. They might deserve some credit if they ever actually broke some story, had some insightful analysis, actually took the information we all have access to and produced something that actually sparks a new worthy thought in the mind, but they don’t. They just churn the sludge into new sludge until its off-gasses something putrid that eventually wafts into one corner or another of this minuscule community.

              Its all just self righteous vanity. Also they have some PDFs for sale! Crusaders on a budget I guess.

              Like

  11. Well, the first dev apparently throwing in the towel because of constant attacks by “hardcore sim racers” who get their enjoyment from shitting on other people’s work. Well done PRC, well done.
    Let’s see how long you need to completely kill off this community by stirring up hate against anyone you think is not worthy to be part of it.

    If you wanna know the real reason why this whole community is going down the drain, take a look in the mirror…

    Like

    1. Most people in the sim racing community doesn’t even take PRC seriously, yet Stefano is one of the very few people that does, and he’s also butthurt that his forum users called him out on his bullshit after closing the modding section. Hopefully Stefano grows a pair of balls during his time away from social media and forums.

      Like

      1. It doesn’t really matter if Stefano takes PRC serious (I don’t think he is). However there are plenty of closed minded readers who will take PRC bullshit as the only truth which means a negative impact on Stefano’s and whole team work and he understands that.

        Like

        1. There are also a lot of closed minded people that defends AC and Stefano even when they go to the bathroom and someone argues if they used 2 sheets of toilet paper or 3 to wipe their asses.

          Your point is?

          Like

  12. It amuses me how you still don’t seem to understand that developers try to avoid releases in summer months/around the time of big events or other big releases, because sales of video games and movies are typically lower in summer. It’s not some crazy lie Kunos created to justify them being shit, it has sound business logic.

    Like

    1. Of course but nethertheless their “football argumentation” is stupid. And a release date in Autumn doesn’t automatically mean that they sold a lot of copies, just because of releases like Forza Horizon 3.

      In my opinion the mean problem belonging to the console launch is that Kunos set the wrong priorities.

      Next to the PC physics model they also wanted the game’s AI to use these physics – what doesn’t make sense because the AI is that rudimentary that you simply won’t find much differences between the use of the full physics model and a simplyfied one. If your AI is not able to pass it’s not nescessary to discuss about whether an AI’s pass would be possible in real life or not.

      What results in even worse graphics, only 15 AI opponents (yeah, GRID memories) and major failures – which in my opinion are the real reason why the game is delayed.

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Here at PRC you don’t let logic and reason influence your analysis, that would get in the way of the hysteria. This site is one great big Dunning Kruger machine, offering egos with nary the insight the chance to express themselves in a way that makes them feel cleverer than they really are.

      Like

  13. “I guess it’s time to accept defeat and for me, to move on to something else.”

    This is interesting. If he really did just drop everything that would be pretty crazy (and probably best for his health). If he used this as an excuse to make a new game instead, then ho lee shit, imagine the fallout over that.

    Like

    1. Stefano ragequit netKar because of internet feedback at least three times, this is nothing new. There are enough people working on AC to actually keep development from completely stopping when he throws a fit though.

      Liked by 1 person

  14. I remember an old-PRC article of James exploring a Porsche 962 mod at Spa, sharing his story of chasing the record of a late-driver’s name I’ve since forgotten (A otherwise genuinely cool-story-bro), and some other odd ones for other games, generally like “Hey, check out this car/setup” or “(Developer) planning new, exciting content” – that at the time, as someone new to the genre, was welcome as well as entertaining & enlightening (SRD/iRacing) on the side, or something like that.

    Then there was going to be setup tips/tricks by Maple, and then some other stuff by Sev I think, and maybe both have happened and I just forgot, or the drama took over, but it’s like somewhere along the line – the ‘enjoyment’ of sim-racing gave way to things the genre wasn’t about, and as (I think) you put it James, it was no longer about the racing (that /ovg/ post), and it wasn’t fun anymore because people would rather shit-post than play (that ‘garage-band’ article), and I guess I ‘get it’ now too.

    But that’s not to say current-PRC wasn’t fanning fires along the way, there have been numerous times that’s pretty much been what happened, resulting in free entertainment for all that eventually ended with your bans – and most-time for rather justified reasons I must say.

    I don’t even know where I’m going with this anymore, a few more drinks and then I’m out for the night, I guess.

    tl;dr – bring back the old-PRC when it was about sim-racing, and not about forum-drama.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I don’t like Stefano or the direction AC took or I guess didn’t take. But the last thing we need are less dev’s. There needs to be checks and balances via competition.

      Like

    2. Old PRC also had the biggest rise in popularity around the time PCars was released and the preceding and post-release articles that pointed out dev bullshit were published.

      But some of these last few ones made me just go what the flying fuck.
      Doesn’t matter much though, I’m one of the few that don’t give two shits about drama and actually play the games.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. “whatever we say, it’s going to be used against us with violence that honestly baffles me.”

    Hypocritical words of someone who is extremely aggressive and irrational when attacking people, privately and publicly.

    Like

    1. Can’t agree more. Typical Stefano. And since he started the whole thing to feed his ego first and foremost, he can’t just ignore blogs like PRC. In fact, he can’t stand even mildly unfavorable feedback and bug reports. Do we really need devs like that? Hardly…

      As for the “typical Italian drama queen” comment somebody posted above, Ian Bell isn’t Italian, right? And there is also the Milestone people who were receiving so much flack, yet kept working (albeit, in a very half-assed manner), and finally made something that can be considered a simulation.

      Like

  16. I get his feeling of being the target of a hate campaign and shit, and in some way he is the target of harsh criticism from all over the internet which at times comes quite close to hurling shit at someone.
    But he brought this onto himself. He didn’t have to pick fights with the internet over different opinions. He didn’t have to be this aggressive about the game, and defensive about its flaws. He didn’t have to be present on the forums and engage with the toxic userbase, both the butt kissers and the mad fuckers.

    Sure, you’re passionate about what you help make and in your eyes its perfect, but that’s no reason to be a bitch online

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Either way you look at it, this is sad news. This is the same guy who was behind the pretty darn great netKar Pro. It doesn’t matter so much if he’s right or he just caved under the pressure of developing that big of a project, what we want is more developers with good games, not less developers; sadly it sounds like if the current problems for both players and devs keep up, we might be left with less of everything (yes, even simulation value). 😦

    Also, why are developers jumping in on the drama bandwagon? PRC should be taken, as I see things, with a pint of salt. Yes, criticism can make you angry and I know it sometimes makes me feel that way when I work my ass off to please my clients and they’re still upset, but listen to what people have to say; most of the time you’ll end up learning how to improve.

    Like

  18. Oh my Austin Ogonoski, all your hatred. How can you get things so wrong all your life long.
    I’d be glad to know better, but from what you write, and how you do it, you so seem to be pissed with life.
    You’re mid 40s, unemployed or on a minimum wage job, allone, no family, no girl, no friends either, because nobody wants to be around you, getting yourself even banned from internet communities.
    So you decided to spew your vomit into your blog, while spending all day in a dirty flat, in front of your PC in an old worn out office chair, and surrounded by empty pizza boxes and soft drinks.

    If you were any clever, you would have realized by now, that you could be really successful, if you turned your pure hatred into real criticism, unbiased one, that is.
    There is a noteworthy difference between hate, anger, negativity and criticisim, go google for it
    So instead your blog is full of badly researched stuff, that you cannot even verify yourself, because you’re banned litterally everywhere.
    You are thus only attracting and giving a home to those who are like yourself, full of anger, uneducated, and most propably, dumb (I’m guessing here, but you do not come across bright for sure…)
    You may well be one of very few people on earth who are being laughed on both in RL and on the internet.

    Think about it, turn your life around!

    Like

    1. He’s not mid 40s. He’s a youngster, I think 20 something. Don’t exaggerate things with him, otherwise he will just focus on those specifics and will say you’re wrong about everything, without commenting on the rest of your arguments.

      Like

  19. Hardcore-sim racers are mostly dickheads, just demanding everything, not able to make compromises. Sim racing-genre has become one of the ugliest places to be a gaming-fan. There´s nearly no popular forum-platform where one racing-dickhead is fighting against another racing-dickhead and both fighting against a game developer.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. The only time I read a single forum post in the AC forums, Stefano replied like a complete dick. I was surprised when I found him getting upset about bugs people find. This one guy was trying to get an answer as to why his tires would heat up +30c when his car left the ground. Basically showing the air was heating the tires while airborne. This was Stefano’s response:

    ah you mean you were spinning in the AIR!!!!!

    That’s a bug then.. tyres shouldn’t heat up in the air… unless, you’re spinning in the air in the middle of the Venus atmosphere..

    I will be right back.. I need to check if your 30 eur sim properly simulates tyres heat up on Venus.. will report back to you with an answer or an apology.

    Like

  21. This is the thread, Mitja didn’t explain well his issue, so from that many interpretations can arise. Only not long ago he made a video of the situation http://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/tire-spin-on-grass-worms-fast.33264/page-2

    Personally when I read the thread, the way he explained, I thought he just spin at bit near the chicane area at nurburgring, but in reality he did a massive lateral slide with the car. In real life those tyres would be more damaged than simply raising the temperature.

    Like

      1. After reading PRC in the last months, i realize i became full of hate towards this blogger, and more compassionate and understanding of game developers.
        This blog is full of bullshit. The lies, the lack of simple logic, retarded arguments, the drama, and the constant trash talk of others remind me of fat, stupid, double-standard feminist whores.
        I’m sorry about the game developers that put their life and heart into this, just to be attacked from every direction. Yes, some of them are cunts, some have very short temper, but still, they did something. They created a game, maybe a fenomenal game that some of us enjoy. They tried their best and some succeded in my opinion.
        WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU DO James? Vomiting biased shit talk every couple of days? Picking on the most retarded things about games? Teaching us how to tie a bungee cord to fucking pedals?
        This blog is the most toxic and cancerous online place i have ever seen. Also, for someone that loves true unbiased arguments and logic, this blogger’s posts are very offensive. I am not a violent person. But i would beat this blogger’s ass anyway, while smiling. Enough is enough. You are cancer James.

        Like

          1. Why you don’t go play night day transitions in the other sims one time per year? But don’t forget to speed it up 12x.
            😉

            Like

      2. Yeah, because you need to be a genius with brilliant foresight to predict a mass shooting in America, or a religious extremist trying to kill people. Figures you’d be a trumpeteer though.

        Like

              1. The US election is fucked, you got a absolute cunt thats been ripping the system for decades and should be in jail,and a dude who been bankrupt at least twice and has not one meaningful stance or policy, who could stand for anything,but who the fuck would know, has zero grasp on much of anything, and is conning poor facebook/youtube educated working class whites into thinking hes on “their” team,he’s a utter fool just READ his speeches, dont watch, when you read them you relise he can talk forever about nothing and is so wrong on so much of what he says, yet he can make idiots believe he stands for something, and shes a evil cunt, that drops 9/11 adn female president card anytime shit gets hot,you guys are fucked.

                Like

                1. You realize he lives in CANADA, right? I don’t even know why he cares so much about this election, not like it will affect him that much

                  Like

                  1. I do find it funny that a Canuck would care so much but honestly, if Austin were American, he’d be square in the Trump supporter demographic. Think about it. He’s uneducated, he works an unskilled blue-collar job, he’s disparaging towards women, he’s disparaging towards minorities. He’s struggled with mental illness. He just doesn’t seem to have a lot going for him and is genuinely scared of this new wave of liberal social change, like a lot of poor white folks in Alabama or Mississippi who tend to be Trump fans. I suppose the fact that even top Republicans are disgusted with the candidate and the fact that he regularly spews hateful nonsense, advocates unconstitutional state action and has no real platform other than “I have great ideas” and “build a wall,” doesn’t matter to those people.

                    Not that I’m saying Hillary Clinton is exactly a fantastic candidate either, but that’s a whole separate set of issues…

                    Like

                    1. Wow good argument Austin, you’re such a master of reason and persuasion, parroting that cliche phrase that conservative talk show hosts and my racist 80-year old grandfather are so fond of. How could I ever hope to be as smart as you are?

                      Like

                    2. I stopped taking the Liberals seriously at some point between “LGBTs Against Islamophobia” and “Boy Suspended From School For Biting Pop Tart Into Shape of Gun.”

                      Like

                    3. And one more thing. You can call me mentally ill because I lean left on the issues and I think Trump is horrible. But at least I’ve never been institutionalized, which is more than you can say. So I find it pretty rich that you would throw insults like that around.

                      Like

                    4. There’s a difference between chemically induced psychosis, and a political ideology where followers willingly live in a fantasy world to protect their fragile emotions from harsh realities.

                      Like

                    5. And I do not consider myself the kind of person who gets all uppity about gays or a kid biting a pop tart into a gun, nor do I refuse to acknowledge the threat of Islamic terrorism. I’m not THAT kind of liberal.

                      Like

                    6. But again, why does a Canadian have such a vested interest in American politics? Does he plan to move there anytime soon?

                      Like

  22. The only thing we’ve really learned from all this is that devs need a dedicated PR guy/community manager, or at least someone with a thick skin. Let the coders get on with the coding.

    If you stand on a internet soap box; whether that’s for making vlogs on youtube, tweeting about leftist shite or making a game about pretend race cars, you have to be prepared for the fact that people aren’t obligated to be nice to you, and will call you out on your bullshit.

    Like

  23. After reading PRC in the last months, i realize i became full of hate towards this blogger, and more compassionate and understanding of game developers.
    This blog is full of bullshit. The lies, the lack of simple logic, retarded arguments, the drama, and the constant trash talk of others remind me of fat, stupid, double-standard feminist whores.
    I’m sorry about the game developers that put their life and heart into this, just to be attacked from every direction. Yes, some of them are cunts, some have very short temper, but still, they did something. They created a game, maybe a fenomenal game that some of us enjoy. They tried their best and some succeded in my opinion.
    WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU DO James? Vomiting biased shit talk every couple of days? Picking on the most retarded things about games? Teaching us how to tie a bungee cord to fucking pedals?
    This blog is the most toxic and cancerous online place i have ever seen. Also, for someone that loves true unbiased arguments and logic, this blogger’s posts are very offensive. I am not a violent person. But i would beat this blogger’s ass anyway, while smiling. Enough is enough. You are cancer James.

    Like

      1. The only arsehole here are you, Austin. And the few who still support you, not seeing that you are not pointing out anything. You are posting you biased (uninformed and uneducated) opinions as a facts, sometimes you even post blatant lies and purely (and poorly) fabricated stories.

        Unfortunately there are like 80% of people with IQ up to 100 worldwide. So even piece of shit like you gathered some fans and supporters.

        Like

          1. Your shift a the local walmart is over already James?
            Your shift manager f….d you hard again today?
            Now again venting on the internet?

            Veeeery good!
            Lets hear more from you!

            Like

    1. Come on, what do you expect from him?

      This guy has nothing to life for, a sore looser who has found a vent with his blog.
      If you saw him on the street you would feel sorry, everybody does…

      Like

  24. This blog has become less entertaining and more cancerous the last few months. You have many valid points James, but still come of as a toxic guy wich only goal is to spread cancer – not constructive irony. If you fail to see this – read up on sociopathic behaviour.

    Like

      1. Did not say they are NOT batshit – but do you need to behave like another one? Subtle and nuanced journalism is much more entertaining to read than the endless and repeating rants you have come up with in later times. Some wich almost looks like personal vendettas (i know they arent – and i am not in any fanclub) Do you see my point of view?

        Like

          1. Oh, the irony. It turned out not so fun for Stefano anymore, so he opted to get out. At least he’s starting to act on his own words finally.

            Like

    1. Wasn’t the reason behind this blog to help the devs get real and come to their senses? I can hardly perceive PRC as an entertaining blog at all.

      James is enough of a problematic entity by himself, that much is certain. Yet as long as he gets the job done, there is enough reason for this outlet of toxicity to exist. If only more mature people would point out his own flaws to him.

      Like

  25. This is such crap. Stefano and Kunos have always taken this attitude that they’re better then they are and they need to be put in their place, but like babies they rage quit. He’s all in or out… bullshit, so many things are half done in AC he’s nothing like that. It would be best if they just admited they’re sim-cade so kids know they’re not really playing a full on simulation before rage quiting at least something positive for community.

    Like

          1. An AC fanboy accusing rF2 fanboys of being fanboys? Maybe you should get a room and discuss which side has more fanboys in denial then. Of course, the answer to that is clear. rF2 doesn’t look shiny enough to attract more of them.

            Like

  26. So, because the author was fucked in the ass by his step-dad whilst his mom looked on, he continues his crusade.
    Well done kid. Remember to buy those extra large tampons so your ass doesn’t leak too much.

    Like

  27. Tell you what, Ogonoski, even if I don’t really sympathize with you, you have my respect after achieving that.

    Now get prepared to deal with mafia and hitmen 🙂 I bet both the whiny devs have enough dough to make it look like a stroke.

    Like

  28. Where has all the fun gone to since the last time I visited this place? No image spam about simulation values and a bunch of uptight bernie supporters getting angry for real and not just trolling. I know that car-sim fanatics are mostly a bunch no-fun-allowed autists, but this place was supposed to be different. Now you can’t even call a developer a faggot for acting like one without triggering these nerds.

    Liked by 1 person

  29. What’s with this blog and posting tiny screenshots where you can’t make out shit? Do you not realise that you can make the smaller image link to a larger one when you click on it via some simple HTML? Hell WordPress probably has some simple shit built in to facilitate this.

    Like

Rap battles between users are encouraged; losers will be IP banned for 24 hours.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s