Hey everyone !
I played GTA since the first top down games, however I only joined the community a short time ago.
I just wanted to say how amazed I am by the motivation and effort the members put in work here. In short time I saw people creating huge maps of possible GTA game, even entire stories for self imagined games, all worked out researched full of love for the details good writing etc. (mapmaking threads, GTA San Fierro, Family Ties etc.)
Some spend months on such projects, and the results are rewarded, critisized, yet in a productive way. It's astonishing how many people dive in the universes of the games, imagining prequels, sequels, even totally new strings of stories. There's so much of cultural impact here, from the games to the stories that inspired the games etc.
I'm still active in a game forum for need for speed, mostly the people there spent insulting/hating on eachother, much of frustrated kids, only complaining about anything .. Nothing you can call a community.
The members here are more kind, helping, respectful. Sure, I saw some people getting a bit involved in some uncomfy situations, but I really enjoy being with you guys of the community, I don't have to think of some haters if I post someting, rather than that, if I need help there's always a players which seems to know everything about the game mechanics, universes to reply to help me out
I don't want this to turn in a "omg our cmunity is so gr8"speech, so I'd better stop, I'm not good at such things anyway ^^' Just wanted to say what I though all over, and hope this is just not to cheesy ^^'