A bit of our historyFrom the beginning:
Based on an idea from late 2007, the RAW community began in January 2008 and was started by four of us, all from different countries, playing just one game: F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon). We rented a very small 10-slot server with the idea of keeping it free from cheaters and hackers, which we did.
Far from being a community back then, it did set the international flavour for us and our numbers grew to a dozen members by the end of that year and we also moved on to two 16-slot game servers and TeamSpeak. We became very much a large part of the FEAR community by then, and like Marmite, we were either loved or hated!
Over the course of the next few years we grew in numbers to about forty members, reaching a peak of around sixty by 2013, from over 25 different countries. This was in part due to us getting a dedicated games server and introducing additional games such as Unreal Tournament 3 and COD 4. The demise in popularity of those games also saw a slow reduction in membership, bringing us down to our present level to around thirty, twelve of which are staff members who pay the running costs of the community.
These days we can be found playing a number of different games, our most popular being DayZ, GTA V, & Arma 3 amongst others. With the release of dedicated server files and modding support for DayZ (still in Alpha) promised by Bohemia Interactive we hope to become more active in that game in the future.