Lol Ben sup! I´m busy with my exams these days. Playing usually during the night.Du-du where are you?
amazing how i can learn so much from one comment, big likes dumanHey guys. I hope this story will be taken in a good way.
It is 2010. A 16 year old kid who has been in love with drifting since Need for Speed Underground 2 decides to buy Gran Turismo 5. Finally he can afford to get his first race game since Gran Turismo 4 as his PS2 broke down and he waited years on the PS3. This guy buyed GT5 with zero knowledge of drifting but he works hard to learn the basics. After starting to drift in his chrome BMW E92 and sport hard tyres he hears of a website named GTPlanet. After he can drift decently he decides to start a team. Team Burst. The moment he starts the thread people make this guy out for a thief, copycat and dumbass for not knowing who the REAL Team BURST is.
The owner starts recruiting Cerberus, Uxious, Weiga- and keeps looking for new recruites. In the video thread he sees the_kingb_ . Right away he knows this is the kind of Arab he needs in his team. After drooling on his videos, giving him respect and compliments the_kingb_ joins Team Burst and a team with high hopes has started. Time passes and people like LoosinGrip, Professor-Haze, crazy irish Powellx234 and one of the funniest ( most cheating) guy kriticalz join Team Burst as well.
Meanwhile a Japanese drifter from Canada is dominating GTPlanet, YouTube and GT5 with his reverse entries in his blue BMW Z4M. By many known as the best drifter around.
The leader starts to look at more succesfull and good drifters to bring his team up. It doesn't take long and drifters such as LR-L2L-xDriftzz, MonsterGAUZ, driftkng, GunzABlazin aka sixspeedsideways, SupraTT1, hamtidamti007, decoy187, gonales and various drifters join the team. Meanwhile he decides to recruit an AWD Nissan Skyline R33 GTR drifter. His name is Lerk84. He is obviously a noob but the leader has a good feeling about him.
The leader - now 17 finds himself in wonderland. How can a guy with zero knowledge make it this far within a year.
After the Japanese guy with the BMW Z4M sees the_kingb_ and MonsterGAUZ he ASKS to join Team Burst. This is unbelievable. One of his favourite drifters asks to join his team. A team with a stolen name.
It doesnt take long and many others notice the success. OnoMaToPeja, anthaliscious, LR-L2L-iSlide and three others who he put more time in to get in the team that hit on his girlfriend join the team. xXxManiackzZz and boy wonder LayNLow get in Team Burst.
He never saw this coming. Even in his wildest dreams he would never expected all these great and prestigous drifters would join his team.
But if history has learned us anything, it surely is that every golden period comes to an end. Team BURST starts to fall apart. All these stars are hard to handle for the now 18 year old kid.
From ones who ask to split up Team Burst in team A and team B to get the best in one way and the less good ones on another team, to drifters who think because they are better they should earn more respect.
He keeps telling himself it will all be fine but it didn't.
Succes is a thing you should be afraid of. See when tough times are coming you will only have a handfull of friends who will stay with you. Life is full with gloryhunters. Ask a rich man how many friends he had before he was rich. Or ask a poor man how many friends he had before he was poor. It is always the same and it will never change. Just like this team. It was made fun of, then respected and feared. Now we prefer keeping a low profile and not to drift competative. Succes nearly took this team down. Thanks to guys like sixspeedsideways, lerk and powell I had a reason the keep this team alive.
I was really shocked to read that many known drifters can take other drifters down in forum try to make fun of eachother. I used to be silly myself and made many mistakes in my first year by discussing on GTP but I learned. I cant believe people from GT5, the older and "mature" drifters could be so hard.
Every team, club, crew will be in a difficult position once. I'm glad with my current members. What people get wrong is that a team shouldnt just be a team who drifts. You talk to eachtother, kill eachother on GTA and talk about stuff and most important you never argue. If you do you never do it in public.
People who keep saying GTP moderators are this? Gtp moderators are noobs should be ashamed. Thanks to this community you have your team and you are known for who you are today. A comunnity, who has seems to have been losing its soul since 2014.
I hope our ex-members wont get it wrong. I will be always gratefull that I had you guys in my team. Especially the_kingb_ thank you very much for giving this Team this "prestige".
Gotta love teams like Nemesis, Red-Suns, D-MAX and a couple others to remain active since 2010 or earlier. They are the ones who know best what trouble is.
Long life justice, long live equal rights and long live respect. I hope to see the GTPlanet back as in the first year of GT5. Times where everyone wanted to help you, post their car pictures and no one was making fun of eachother.
Any chance you could give me just the wheel? I had the same problem except I broke something else before I realized it was the encoder. My pedal box and everything is perfectly fine but useless.I have my new G27 & will be on today. Anyone want to buy my old G27 I got it working again it was just a cracked optical encoder disc.
Lol seriously recruiting Lerk84 was one of the best things I did. But he really wasn trying to impress me in his lime green R33. He was sailing in his AWD car lmao.
I know Ben. Those times were way better. Not just for this team, but I think for almost everyone. GT5 wasn't that good, it were the players and teams that gave you a reason to get online everyday.
The golden age of GT was probably the first year of GT5, the forum was full of activity back then.
My point wasn't really about remembering some "golden age". It's more about, "Hey, we've got a whole bunch of awesome possibilities at our finger tips, and a valuable resource in these forums, so let's focus on doing awesome things, instead of fighting with each other."
No hostility, just saying