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How long have you owned BeamNG?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by alanas, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. McBeamer94

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    ⚠️ Warning: large sheet of personal thoughts up ahead! ⚠️

    I've been owning BeamNG since October 2018, though I had constantly been thinking of buying the sim for the previous year and a half, until I eventually bought it as a gift for my University graduation!
    The Soft-Body Dynamics were what attracted me the most! From the Crash/Damage Model to the Suspension and Tire Handling/Behavior Models, this game really was and is a game changer (pun intended, haha :p)!
    I grew up with GT PSP, GT5 and GT6 and thought they are the best in vehicle handling. They are pretty good, ngl, but I stopped playing them ever since I bought and first played BeamNG because it was in this game where I first learned that grip and control may be lost even at a measly 40km/h (25mph)! Of course, I already knew this IRL, ever since I got my driver's license ten years ago, but BeamNG's approach to real-life, real-time handling fidelity is the only one coming so close to reality, especially after the last 5 updates (0.19 to 0.23), that brought us a new Tire Model, Active/Electronically Locking/Sport/Torque Vectoring Differentials and various different (but equally useful) Drive Modes for the respective adaptive parts! And this is a mere example of the holistic approach of the Dev Team to vehicle simulation! Even the way cars and environments look has been literally transformed with the latest 0.23 Update, which brought us the new PBR Paint and Lighting Models! And, of course, let's not forget the 0.18 Update, on which the first important lighting improvements were implemented along with HDR and made the revamped Utah map (among other contents in the game) look awesome, especially when you set the time running automatically and the light circulates from day to night! ;)
    Then there's the diversity of the original BeamNG cars! I love all of them and each one for its own unique reasons! They all have their USPs that make them very attractive to me! And their wonderful mix of real-life and fictional details sharpens my mind and my eyes! :cool:
    Plus, being a European with a love for American cars, I really like the fact that BeamNG features American cars and levels in it because they are something different from the European and Asian norms of my continent! Not that the European and Asian content of the game (cars and levels alike) isn't good, quite the contrary! ;)
    Finally, there's the fictional universe of companies and the absolute absence of real-life companies! Personally, I love this fact because it shows that the Dev Team, among other things, also cares about product identities within the BeamNG lore! This truly is a breath of fresh, creative air! I also love this because I got fed up with constantly seeing licensed content in almost all other games! Specifically, seeing licensed content in car games automatically means that the crash model won't be even remotely good, for all intensive purposes of course! o_O
    Overall, BeamNG has been an amazing experience for me and I really wonder how my basic, decade-old PC, with the anemic combination of an Intel B960 CPU, an Nvidia GT620M GPU and a 4GB RAM, still goes strong (knock on wood) because my Steam counter has clocked 3029.9 hours up until now! ;)
    Waiting for the GPU prices to drop, so as to build a sim rig with a monster PC for playing the large maps with the Traffic Mode on and all the great graphics settings on Ultra! ;):cool:
     
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  2. sweepwer

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    april 2018 after wanting the game for 3 years
     
  3. Mad_Makaron

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    23 october 2016 (I know this game and have been watching let's plays since 2014)
     
  4. AresGamez

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    Feb 6, 2016, I watched a lot of WhyBeAre. That is why I got it.
     
  5. Matt_890s

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    Literally got the game during the summer this year, after wanting it since 2018
     
  6. emeraldhunter

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    well I have known about it since 2014 but got it in 2015 and got an account a year later in October of 2016
     
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  7. Sickminecraft45

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    I haven't got it yet, but I'm going to buy it soon!
     
  8. surprisinguser1

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    A little embarrassing, but here it goes. I bought the game on July 27, 2020. I don't actually have many friends IRL so I just spent the rest of summer vacation (in college) playing this game, and did that this year too. As a result, I already have 1,439 hours in the game.
     

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  9. Insanegaz

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    I bought it on the 4th August 2013
     
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  10. StinchinStein

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    Definitely got the game before May 2015. It probably was released on Steam as Early Access in May 2015. I bought the game before it was even listed on the Steam store.
     
  11. NRacer

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    I bought it on the same date :)

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  12. samcar330

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    Dec 27th 2015
     
  13. WhatNot98

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    how is that possible? I've had BeamNG for almost 5 years and I've only got around 1,300 hours on it.
     
  14. A8den

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    28 December of 2020
     
  15. surprisinguser1

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    Lots of free time+No friends=Lots of BeamNG gameplay XD
     
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  16. KèrozéN

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    Late 2013 Early 2014,
    Just after the Moonhawk was released :)
     
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  17. TPWTB TV

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    i had it for 5 or 6 years maybe
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    i think i got it either near the end of 2016 or the start of 2017..
     
  18. ImJacksBrother

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    I bought it on June 27th, 2020. When I bought the game, I was on a crappy dell laptop and it could barely run the game, so i didnt play it that much. On March 20th 2021 I got a brand new gaming computer with an i7 and a RTX 2060. I have 391.1 hours on it. upload_2021-9-28_16-55-52.png
     
  19. sweepwer

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    same the whybeare part
     
  20. Philipo98

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    I don't even have BeamNG in my transaction history. :D

    It wasn't on Steam at this time.
    I got the game credited to my Steam account since it wasn't available on Steam until much later.
    I mean it was around 2013 and I downloaded it from the official site. I was just about 13-14 then.
    Since then the game has been my retreat when I just wanted to relax. Or in the winter when I then only barely or reluctantly moped and so I could overcome the grief.

    The many hours over almost 8 years (595h). Some have much more in a short time. But it is my most played game ever. (GTA SA on PS2 excluded maybe).

    I think it's great that this game has evolved so endlessly wonderful over the years. When the technology of BeamNG was introduced around 2012, I was absolutely speechless.
    And I'm still mesmerized today and sometimes spend hours just driving around.... endlessly... all cars all configuration.
    BeamNG is simply the most over-dimensional physics sim with a focus on vehicles.

    If you put as much money into BeamNG as you do into AAA titles, you could make so much more out of The Base. The game still has endless potential to the top! Thank you BeamNG for always being by my side, for better or worse!

    Have a nice day.
     
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