Enjoy my huge ramblings. XD
So, it has happened.
The GOM website has gone offline, and will not likely be back.
Mr. Singh’s, the site owner of GOM, data server he was using corrupted and deleted all of the files that had been on there for many years.
I do hope that the website comes back. I know that there is another admin of GOM that is willing to start it all over, but whether the idea comes true remains to be seen.
HOWEVER, GOM LIVES ON IN THE DISCORD GROUP WE CREATED SEVERAL MONTHS AGO.
Click this link in order to join! https://discord.gg/fDtEXb2
We have all of the sections we used to have on GOM, including some of our downloads.
When people find time, they put up links to cars and stick them in the pertaining download category.
GOM has been a huge part of my life, especially for the last 3 years.
The community was, and continues to be the most awesome, least toxic, and encouraging forum I have ever been apart of.
I joined in early 2015, after just being a browser of the website since 2014.
After joining, I posted some super crappy mods, but the community didn’t mind.
The kindness of everyone made me dedicate a HUGE amount of time to the game, especially for being in High School.
After only being on the website for a few months, the main administrator, Defiant, upgraded me to the role of “Helpful Member”.
If I am remembering right, there was only one other guy that was in this role.
Having an upgraded role was awesome to me, especially for being only 15. I was super psyched, and did everything I could to be as nice to everyone as I possibly could. (As I always try to be. 🙂 )
After a few more months of helping people out, attempting to get better at my mods, and validating pages onto GOM, I got promoted once again, this time to the role of “Moderator”.
Again, I was super excited, as I am sure anyone would be. Haha!
After several more months, Defiant finally promoted me to “Content Admin” of the website, allowing me to have almost full control of the interface.
While in this role, I refreshed old download links, edited old pages to be more modern, deleted spam messages, etc…
I do miss the website very much. LOL
Some people may ask, “Fireful0, why didn’t you join VStanced AND GOM back in 2015, or up until lately?”
This is my answer:
GOM was, and seems to be a much more professional kind of website. It was dedicated to more of the modding scene, and almost every single active topic to be seen was a WIP thread. GOM had a very clean community, with very little swearing, and more of a camaraderie around the entire website.
I used to be VERY anti VStanced up until recently. This was mainly due to certain key members from VStanced come onto my WIP thread, or even in my PMs, dissing my mods. One of the main ones that has stuck with me, is when one of the members came into my PMs after I had received the original 3d for Fled’s Chrysler V8 Pack. I was psyched about starting learning 3d and had all kinds of ideas with where I could take the mod, but one guy that had not posted on GOM in 2 years, comes in my PMs and tells me I should not even touch it, as I would mess it up, and it wouldn’t live up to the version Fled made. He finished with telling me to give him the 3d so he could work on it.
So, for a large amount of time, I had personal feelings against VStanced.
However, I have put my personal feelings aside, and realize that they are doing the same thing GOM is: Keeping SLRR alive.
Thanks for reading this far!
In the coming days I will fix the mod links in the Download section of this website, as I realize that they are all dead currently.
Have an incredible day / night, and don’t forget to join GOM’s Discord!