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    An Idea For Upper-Management

    Let me start with this: this post isn't meant to start a war, insist on any entitlement, or be passive-aggressive in any way.

    I love the game! It's the only thing I play. I'm primarily a solo player due to time and family constraints which means I love the time trials. The time trials have plenty of problems on the consoles; inability to scroll past a few pages, refine the search, pictures, etc. I'm not here to focus on this because there are dozens of threads about it. Let's keep this positive.

    We know that one of the problems is that (on Xbox) Microsoft gives an option of using their system for leader boards which is expensive. That sucks. How much does it cost? Is it a revolving fee or a single time buy in? Would it be possible to develop and somehow adapt the same system the PC users get to the consoles? How about a unified leader board across all platforms?

    Here's the kicker and heres's where I don't want to start a war - how about we, the C in C.A.R.S., help finance it? Clearly it wasn't in the original budget or it was too difficult to test. Would it be possible to set up a Kickstarter or Patreon page that could allow the community to help pay for this sort of continued development? We could all benefit - those who don't want to or can't afford to help will get the same benefits as those who did because it would be a change to the whole game.

    I got the idea reading Ian's post from 2011. Instead of sharing any revenue, we share developed features. Time = Money

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    Setting up a project like this is a lot of work in itself. I've worked in software and databases for a long time and I appreciate what it takes just to have a project plan. I wonder if there was some sort of number, some sort of goal that could be set - and possibly fail miserably - that could give us some idea of if this could work. This finance model could be adapted to other features such as servers for consoles for example.

    So SMS management, I post this for your consideration. How do we keep this game on top and make it even more awesome than it is right now? There's no such thing as a free lunch.

    Please keep responses positive.
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    When a thread starts out with a "this post isn't meant to start a war" disclaimer, you can pretty much guarantee that's what it's intended to do.

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    @Swass - not one bit. Let's keep this positive.

    If something reads trolly, let me know please.
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    I love this idea, very interested in SMS response.
    I'm in the same position timewise, and it would be huge for me if we could assist to improve leaderboards on console.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swass View Post
    When a thread starts out with a "this post isn't meant to start a war" disclaimer, you can pretty much guarantee that's what it's intended to do.
    I've never seen Jason trying to pick up a fight here so I don't think that's his intention.
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    If it meant that the other game issues were resolved also I would be prepared to chip in a bit to extend the development time. SMS committed to supporting and developing for the game for a year after release, so if a bit of additional funding to get it where it should be is required, then this is something to consider. Also I guess they could possibly do some more dlc outside the scope of the season pass and fund additional development that way.
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    Awesome idea SMS already has my $89.99 contribution.

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    I'd be happy to put some money in-even if it meant only an improvemnet to in-class leaderboards rather than per car leaderboards.
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    I'd be also willing to pay extra to SMS, double and triple the price of the game or more, in order to have such improvements. In my case not for this particular problem (I'm on PC), but for example for fixing multiplayer issues. Same concept with yours, though.
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    @cpcdem - that's precisely my point. Yep, all of us have already purchased the game and I have no doubt that we will all continue to see improvements but there are some things, like online play and leaderboards, that will clearly take more than physics tweaking. It might require SMS hire some outside help. I'd be willing to volunteer some of my own abilities or, easier, help finance continuing development.
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