Comments from our financial supporters:
I am more than happy to help out a friend in need, just ask. I have been here so long I could not imagine this place not around. I have met alot of people here online and in person and you are the best people ever. We are a true Band of Brothers!
European Air War was a fun game, but it wasn't working with my new joystick.
Perplexed, and more than a little frustrated, I scoured the burgeoning World Wide Web thing, looking for answers. I found them at Combatsimand a lot more.
That was a dozen years ago, and I've never left.
At the time, Combatsim was ground-zero for gaming's most-storied WWII flight simulation, home to what was just coming to be called a "community" of knowledgeable, helpful, good-natured enthusiasts. Since then, I've swapped literally thousands of messages with like-minded lunatics at Combatsim. I've written for the site. I've served as XO for an online fighter squadron based here.
Most important, I've made lasting friendships with a truly outstanding group of individuals scattered all across the globe. Though I've never met a single one of them in person, they've become some of my best friends.
During the past decade we've learned a lot about the Web. It isn't automatic innovation. It isn't a license to print money. It's not a utopian cybersociety. None of that really matters. As somebody who's in the business, I can say without hesitation that Combatsim represents everything that's good about the Web.
I'm proud to be part of Combatsim. It's well worth your support.
R. Lee "Joker" Sullivan
Hey I figure this is worth at least a Rachel Steele vid or some time on Tiffany Walkers website (but not WITH Tiffany) sooo ...
Thanx muchly Doug.
Marc "Chopper" Charlebois
Like I wouldn't come to my online home's defense? I've been here as long as most, probably nearly 20 years. I'd like to be here in another twenty.
And for those that don't know, I'm the Hell Deacon will be bringing with him.
Shawn "Gunny" Thrift
Bloody hell! I've been coming here nearly 20 years. Doug must be SOMETHING right?
Got to be worth a couple of coins.
John "Stag" Wierzbicki
A friend in need gets what I can ever do to help! Combatsim.com and its forum is a lifeline to my many friends that I have grown to know over the past years.
Because of CSIM, I wouldn't have had the chance to know people from the far corners of the world, and a few of those that are probably not even from this world, if ya catch my drift!
Don "Donster" Miller
Please don't hurt them.
Can't let my second home disappear where else does the babes and good stories flow on a daily basis? Some aussie dollars comin' your way, mate.
Long Live Csim!
Matthew "Red" Wilks
I've posted something over 2 million words of lies and slander on Combatsim and haven't had to listen to hardly any words of complaint. Donnie whining about never getting laid in my stories doesn't count.
Anyway, that's around 0.000005 cents a word. Cheap. Really cheap.
JR "Old Guy" Hume
Support C-Sim or else I'm coming to get you and I'm bringing hell with me.
Well, Dude, I figure I get more entertainment from CSim than I do from TV, so in a moment of sheer desperation that CSim might fold if Gail insists that she continue eating, I figure a small donationof $1/week won't be missed by anybody here, especially if my wife doesn't check her bankbook! "CSim, the poor mans Entertainment!"
Brian "Whizkid" Harlow
I've been a regular at CombatSim for... geez! Way too long. I gotta get a life! Anyway, I donated some worthless U.S. paper dollars to help cover the cost of keeping the site going. It's the least I could do seeing as how CSim provides me with information about new sims, new computer hardware and countless hours of entertainment.
And no, I did not get paid for this endorsement.
But I am always open to offers. :D
CSim is my home on the internet, I'm grateful for all the years of fun and hope the fun lasts well into the future.
Dr. Mike "Stans" Stansfield
Just donated some money, guys. Thanks for all the years of great combat sim gaming news and reviews, and for all the good times on the forums.
Goal: $1,320 USD
Raised so far: $1128 USD
The NO THREAT Guarantee: Raising this money isn't a must-have sort of thing. The site won't go offline if we don't raise the money. It's a would-be-nice sort of thing. What if we don't raise the money? The site's owner will just keep paying the bills until his wife divorces him ... and if there's any money over after that, then he'll keep paying the fees like always. Not much of a motivational speech, we know, but that's the truth, and if we've been about anything here at COMBATSIM.COM, it's the truth :)