I just wanted to come over here and share some news with you all in relation to Bullet Bill, the author of Coldborough Park Farm, The West Coast and of course Lone Oak Farm, and a member of the great Frontier Designs crew.
A bit over 24 hrs ago I awoke to the following post on Facebook
We have some sad news to announce tonight...
"BulletBill" contacted us to let us know he will no longer be able to do any modding for the foreseeable future due to a complete motherboard failure on his PC.
Unfortunately "BulletBill" is not in a position to replace the broken part as due to the age of the motherboard and CPU (both are 10 years old) it would mean replacing both parts which would be extremely costly.
With personal health issues affecting his secular work and having a wife and 2 daughters to support he is unsure when he will he able to afford to replace these parts as obviously they are not as important as looking after his family.
He would like to thank all the genuine supporters of his mods and work and would like to apologize to them as he will be unable to produce the mods he wanted to for Fs19.
- BulletBill's Facebook Team -
The Live-stream video in case anyone is interested is located here: https://youtu.be/LOjFKsXTXts
When I went to bed last night I was at an extreme low, modding is a big part of my life, it has become almost like an addiction. So to have no idea when I would be able to buy the new PC parts I needed was gutting.
Some might say surely you could just save up and buy new parts. Ideally that would be great, however my personal circumstances mean that I can only manage a small bit of self employed work each work due to a long term illness. This means on a good month I break even with my bills, but most of the time I make a loss.
First and foremost are the needs of my supportive Wife and two young Daughters. Obviously buying PC parts is not a priority over there needs.
I woke up this morning to find the community had taken matters into there own hands and were starting a crowd funding project for me, starting with Mr DuckZorly.
I was very uncomfortable about this as I know many people can be suspicious of these types of crowd fund, yet they kept on insisting.
The response... well both myself and my Wife have been staggered and overwhelmed by the response. Often I only get to deal with the less friendly side of this community, but today, as one YouTuber put it, the silent majority have spoken, and boy have you guys and gals done that. (The amount raised in the picture)
I have to admit to being quite emotional, about the sheer level of the response. I have been reading the many heartfelt, genuine comments from people who truly appreciate the mods I produce and get many many hours of enjoyment from them.
All I can say is "thank you"... it isn't ever enough truly express myself, but at this point I'm left speechless...
Below are all the people who have donated so far. You guys/gals are absolute legends. I will never forget this ever...
<Names of Donors edited for anonymity and space!>
So thanks to all that have supported so far, and please use the link below and show your support to someone in need - the best part is - you can rest assured that you have paid things forward, and have done a good deed for the day!