About Sir Smokey
- Birthday 02/24/1999
All things Volvo and 24S related
American Garage Location
California: San Francisco
EU Garage Location
United Kingdom: Dover
English, Brazilian (very little..), Dutch, Swedish
Virtual Trucking Company
The Charitable Gamers
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Well that's certainly a big boy trailer isn't it?
It's good to be back (again...). I've got some very exciting news for you all in the next couple of days aswell!
I had an awesome time last night attending Relaxed Truckers Logistics Ukraine Aid event! Huge thanks to them for letting me cover media for them!
Check them out here: https://bit.ly/3iemFHh
Me and Artemis have been hard at work getting ready for Relaxed Truckers Logistics Ukraine Aid event happening tomorrow
Heyy Sir Smokey Happy Birthday!!!
For anyone who's been on this community for a long while, you might remember I used to run a media group called Snowball Media (used to be known as FrozenFire Virtual Truck Photography... memorable right?). Some of you may also remember I made the tough decision to close that media group back in 2019 due to being burned out with PC gaming aswell as TruckersMP after some shenanigans occured.
Well, i'm delighted to say that after nearly 3 years Snowball Media is back!
The truth is I've been ready to return for some time but couldn't decide whether it would be a good idea to bring back the name many of you know and love. Fortunately for you lot, I decided to go with the ''what could possibly go wrong?'' approach and come back full throttle! Naturally, in our 3 year absence Snowball Media has changed significantly. Including the number of staff we have (Just 2! We need more, drop me a message if you want to join us ).
We originally were not going to be a group you could hire again for your special events. However, we felt that this feature was a key part of what made our community unique so i'm delighted to say it's here to stay (that rhymed wahey!). The only unfortunate downside for now is that we may not be able to attend every single event we are hired for. Please don't take offence if we cannot, it's nothing personal. We prefer quality over quantity and don't want to throw ourselves into multiple events every week on top of our now busier than ever work and personal lives (that's how we end up with burnout and the vicious cycle begins again). As our community grows this issue will begin to fade away...
There's lots of other news coming aswell. But for now, be sure to go like our Facebook Page if you haven't already and want to see what we're up too.
Many frequent posts will be made there: https://www.facebook.com/sbvmc
We even have a company truck too! This will be used by our media operatives at events when we have the numbers (I'll obviously still be using my iconic black and orange volvo :D).
We think it looks awesome! But what do you think of it?
More updates coming soon!
Welcome back to the dream team mate
Thankyou everyone who attended Consec's 7th birthday party tonight!
If you want to see my photos from the event, then here you go
Hello again TruckersMP. It's been a while
14,389 (ETS) miles covered in 24 hours. That's mad.
According to our uneducated idiotic stats and googling this is the first time a distance record over 24 hours has been officially documented for ETS 2 (we could of course be wrong here, we aren't a bright bunch )
Huge thankyou to Zulie, Jodie and TGG Jim for being there to help set this first ever record on TMP. Especially to Zulie and Jodie since this is their first EVER attempt at a 24 hour event and they smashed it. With Zulie even doing 7 hours in a row on her own . ''Spirit of the race award'' has to go to Doorgapmonster and Car_Lover1356 for being 100% determined to attend at least part of this mammoth event despite having major technical issues.
While we didn't raise any more funds for charity this time, we're still hugely satisfied with our efforts. Especially since many more people now know we exist and are hugely interested in what we have planned. Bring on 24S
We're planning on releasing a Spreadsheet in the coming months, of which anyone in the community is more than welcome to try and smash our target. When you do inevitably beat our target, dm me here on the Forums with your odometer reading before and after your attempt, your live broadcast showing you did it and the community of which you'd like to credit for the attempt. More updates coming about how you can absolutely destroy our score coming soon... Including rules! YAY!
In the meantime, here are a few of our personal favourite snapshots from the event.
Everyone here at The Charitable Gamers is ready to rock and roll tomorrow!
We're going to be the first ever community to set a distance record over 24 hours (to our knowledge) on Euro Truck Simulator 2 made by SCS Software on the Truckers MP platform! All while raising vital funds for TASC The Ambulance Staff Charity to help them continue the amazing work they do for our frontline Emergency Ambulance staff.
Be sure to check out the links below to find our fundraiser, our LIVE broadcasts and to find out abit more about our charity of choice. If you are able to share any of our links or maybe even consider donating towards our cause, it will all mean the world to us here at The Charitable Gamers. It's amazing how much difference a simple share can make! In the meantime, we can't wait to see you all tomorrow @ 17:00 BST!
Website - https://www.thecharitablegamers.co.uk/
JustGiving - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tcgamers
TASC Website - https://www.theasc.org.uk/
Finally been able to find time to check out the Iberia expansion and I'm absolutely loving it thus far!
Hey everyone, long time no see!
I come back with more news as to what I've been up to, what I have planned and how my return to TruckersMP events is coming along.
Here's the bullet point list for those who find this TLDR:
- Snowball Media is officially dead. Finished. Done. Never to return.
- I've been busy preparing a replacement community for both 24S and Snowball Media called The Charitable Gamers.
- We've been busy preparing a very mental event roster for 2021. With 2 TMP based events included in the line-up
- We've also been busy making a website: https://www.thecharitablegamers.co.uk/
Righto, onto the TLDR bit!
Snowball Media dead
You read that right, Snowball Media has been given the axe. Simply being, after 5 years of it being just a TMP community, combined with the burnout from everything we used to do here. None of us really had the motivation or energy to put time into making it a multi-community affair. Especially since all our original member base were TMP focussed. This combined with dwindling interest in our content in other communities also combined with my lack of interest in resuming the usual routine here on TruckersMP. We just decided it was for the best that Snowball Media closed it's virtual doors permanently. It's a shame we've had to do this but SBM had a good run, i've shared many great memories with many people on this community and it's been a pleasure to work alongside you all to make TMP the community it is today. So thankyou for joining us for 5 years of awesomeness!
24S has been adopted
24S as a dedicated community has also been axed, in favour of being a dedicated event in our new community we've created called The Charitable Gamers. So basically, nothing will really change for 24S. It'll still keep it's original name, the events will still be as stupid as they were before. It's just a subbie for TCG now as opposed to being it's own entity. We did this simply so we could have the freedom to explore other event durations on TMP, aswell as partake in other events on other platforms aswell without being hindered by the name. All while being able to keep the original 24 hour convoy we're known for under the same name. It's complicated but it works!
The Charitable Gamers is officially a thing!
The Charitable Gamers is essentially abit of Snowball Media and abit of 24S blended together to create something that fits our change in approach and attitude to online gaming and real world banter alike. TCG is community of good mates and gamers who want to do their bit to help others, whether it be through helping other gamers or raising money for charity. The choice is theirs!
You can find out more about us on our website (we linked it above).
Our event plans for 2021
I mean, we're a quarter of the way through the year but it's better late than never i suppose. We plan to host 2 events on each of our chosen platforms including 2 real world events (which are so cool they deserve their own detailed posts!). That's right, 2 events on TruckersMP aswell.
The first event is one we haven't tried before. It's a 24 hour event like 24S but instead of being a strictly planned convoy, we plan to set what we believe is the first ever distance record over 24 hours. Live on stream, in public TMP servers. We won't be having periodic breaks or anything like that. Just 24 hours of straight driving to answer the question nobody has been asking. We'll have a dedicated, detailed post on this soon but basically it's a event you're welcome to join but it will NOT be a standard convoy with convoy control or anything like that.
The other event is unsurprisingly, 24S - The Grand Tour Returns. Our famous 24 hour convoy is back after a 2 year hiatus to create more trouble on TruckersMP. Info on this event is very scarce right now, since we've had so much else to focus on but we assure you. 24S is back and ready to
be absolutely terribleprovide more fun and entertainment for our loyal followers here on TruckersMP!
This post has gone on long enough so over the next couple weeks i'll post more specific, detailed updates about everything we've been doing. Aswell as what we've got planned.
But until then, i'll see you all at Trucking 4 Charity 2021! https://trucking4charity.com/
Here's a beauty shot of the new and improved Tigger in the new light engine in the 1.4 update
Welcome back... lets hope your driving is better. Nah honestly, cant wait for 24S 2021! Looks like exciting stuff is yet to come! See you at Trucking4Charity 2021 though!
24S will be back for another run later this year lads
(paints a prototype for now, probably will change pls don't be mad thx)