The past year has been an interesting one to say the least here at LSPDFR. Of course, we kicked things off with quite the event when LSPDFR 0.3 was released as part of our first ever livestream - something which, despite the many teething problems, quickly rose to prominence on Twitch and was apparently quite popular with everyone. I think it will remain the most horrible experience that any of us have ever bared witness to, but nonetheless, we're looking forward to doing it again soon!
Aside from our work on LSPDFR, we've also been looking at ways to build upon the success that our community has experienced over the past year, and we're excited to announce the introduction of three new members to our team in an entirely new community-facing role...
Probably the best thing to come from 2016 though, by a mile, is the staggering number of new modifications that people have developed for GTA V. Whether it was the number of new customisation possibilities brought by Emergency Uniforms Pack, the amazing array of new vehicle models and textures or simply the light which was cast upon us by ELS V, I think it is safe to say that this year has been one of, if not the most innovative that we've ever had. This success is definitely something that we will be looking to build upon for 2017, and that's where our new team of Community Editors, who I'm sure many of you might have noticed, will come into play.
While the idea of dedicating members of our team to working solely on the community is nothing new, it is something that we've never quite fully pulled the trigger on until now. Many of you will remember that we placed a special banner throughout the website back in November, offering people the chance to become more involved with LSPDFR by joining our Community Team. The response to this was incredibly encouraging, with us receiving many more messages of interest than expected. Better yet, the range of people who contacted us was also really diverse with many newer members looking to get involved, as well as people who have been here since the very beginning. Above all else though, it was really exciting to see just how passionate and engaged so many people within our community are about LSPDFR and this is something that is especially evident in the three members who we have picked for the role:
I'm very excited to be joining the LSPDFR squad! I'll be working to engage the community and to bring really notable masterpieces and mods to the spotlight. I really do look forward to getting in amongst the community and hearing what people have to say and what they like to see! I'm really looking forward to it, and I think it'll be a great experience.
I'd like to consider myself a funny bloke, but also approachable. I feel the latter will be extremely important and helpful in being good at my new role here at LSPDFR, so if you feel like you have any good ideas for the community such as events or anything, if you feel like a certain masterpiece gallery piece, mod, or anything of that nature should be specially featured, feel free to shoot me an inbox!
@Requies, a member since 2010!
Hey everyone! Name's Requies and I'm happy to be a part of the team. I've been following the project since the very beginning (and by that I mean all the way back in November 2010 with LCPDFR!). Been lurking all that time, however I have posted a few mods. Mostly texture work, but my passion has switched to audio work. I've been helping out with the BetterDispatchAudio mod for LSPDFR, and I'm currently working on something to help your officers actually ask for identification, Kifflom ;)
I'm super excited to be here and keep you all up to date on all the awesome stuff LSPDFR and GTAV related!
From all of us here, happy new year! We hope that you will join with us in welcoming these new additions to our team - you'll certainly want to be following them closely this month if history is anything to go by.