finally I decided how to go on with the
blog post: Every monday you will receive a bigger Blog-Post with
different topics, and maybe from time to time a little surprise ;-)
Here a little overview about the topics
#Community Question – Talking about
the future of Trackmania
#A new month started – Time for the
#Random Stuff -
# Superduper stuntcompo for swags, YOLO-edition! New Nadeo-Recs
Again I asked a lot of people one or two questions. How does Trackmania look like in 2018? It was a "What if"-Question, no one knows if there will be a active TM-Community or a new TM-Game in 2018. What about the environments? The graphics? There are still many open questions, so I hope you guys will discuss the future of this game in the comments!
Infi: I do hope the game developers learn and make the borders for creativity
disappear, which means they make it possible to change block's length,
height and width and add more blocks, moving blocks and the possibilty
to create own ones and mix everything with everything. Apart from that
the game is awesome as it is, thus there's nothing more to add in my
Will you buy it? Depending on the activity of good old TMUF/NF- exchange, i'll
decide whether to buy it or not.
Pascow: It's still the good old stadium with some new features and much better
graphics and fixed driving-bugs.
Will you buy it? If I still have fun playing tm then,
I'll buy it for sure.
dan!el: It's the ultimate hybrid of TMF and TM2. The most innovative feature of
it - custom car characteristics for every track you make, so driving
experience from each race is unique. Another game features are
astonishing graphics and ultra realistic sounds.
Will you buy it? For sure I'll buy it!
Cephid: I can't say anything to the look, as I also was suprised by the look of
Canyon. Will I buy it? That depends on the price, but probably yes. I
would probably buy.
Enryx: For me it should have 2 Envis from TMUF, 2 from TM² and 2 new ones. Same TM spirit: no collisions between vehicles, Timeattack and round online matches/servers. TMUF modes (race stunt platform puzzle) and
not a Maniaplanet-like organization (4 example you buy the game and you
have the 6 envs, not like buying the 2nd/3rd/... env in the future).
Will you buy it? Before, I would try to get access to the closed beta (as I did for TM2),
to free try the game, understand my feeling about the new envs, etc.
beta is over it depends if I liked it or not, I'll buy it or not. If
the game would be like I guessed (with "old" envs) I'd probably buy it
(at least I'd play more those old envis than the new ones^^). If it's
all brand new, it depends on my impressions (example: I didnt buy TM2
after betatesting, not my drive-style, etc etc ;/)
Lapos: I didn't buy TM2 cos there is no island car, and i won't buy any future versions of TM if there is no island car.
MoaraShira: Of course I would buy it.
!nFernOxid: A good question. If Nadeo release some more Tm's, what I really think, I
hope they will release a new stadium version. With a Trackmania in the
year 2018 I think there will be much more- and less buggy blocks in the
editor and so mapper can use even more blocks for creative tracks. But
all in all I don't think many things will be changed especially in the
online game, because Nadeo want to keep the game ''for guys with
skill''. Maybe some new maps with new blocks for offline hunting, that’s
Will you buy it? I don't think I'll buy the game. It's not because the game
isn't my taste or something like that it's because in 6 years I'm 21 so I
think I won't have time to play such a game even if it's great.
Nevertheless I think we should us get surprised by Nadeo in the
Pi | agent: Mhmm...thats a damn hard question. Already couldnt imagine how the trackmania 2 will be
But yea..I hope it has same Stadium part in it. For me its the best of
all in trackmania. Furthermore I think there could be new environments.
But what for new environments? Mhm..Driving on planets?
Moreover it should have new different blocks for the editor, a bigger
selection. Also it would be great if there is an extra programm to mix
own blocks. Yea..thats how I think a future version could look like
And if I will buy it? Mhm..it would be great if there would be a free
version of it, ofc with some restriction. And if I like it than and
still drive tm I will buy it for sure!
Kadzio: Nadeo made a few "TrackMania" series and then a "United" version. It
won't be a big surprise to see something like this. Now they made
"TrackMania 2 Canyon", I expect something like "TrackMania 2 Offroad"
and after some versions "TrackMania 2 United".
What is the worst
scenario that can happen? In my opinion the worst scenario is that:
Nadeo still makes "ShootMania" and does with it something like with
Zogger: The worst scenario would be that they change the spirit of TM too much
like they did with TM2 which I personally totally disliked. It would be cool though to have some more blocks and to be able to
create blocks yourself. Also a "realtime multiplayer editor" would rly
rock, so you could build tracks together at the same time.
What is the best scenario that may happen?
Fabio_m: Well I don't believe technology will envolve so much in 6 years but in
the best case scenario if technology really evolves then it would be
cool to see a virtual reality experience in trackmania, thing about some
VR goggles and you siting on an hidraulic chair that gives you the same
feeling as you would feel if you drove those cars Something like the movie tron but with tm cars would be great too.
Quat: Well, I don´t need a completely new Trackmania. An update like from TMN
ESWC to Nations Forever would be great. This means, lots of new blocks,
but no new driving-physics, maybe some new road- and platformblocks and
so on. Trackmania and the Stadium Environment belong together as nothing
else. Furthermore, they should optimize the graphics. I don´t need a TM
with Crysis-graphics, but it often feels like TM doesn´t support my
ATI-GPU, which means I have bad looking shadows, totally unconstant
framerates (if VSync is disabled) and some minor graphic-problems.
All in all; I don´t need a new TM, but an update would be nice (hopefully earlier than 2018).
DrKris: I think the handling and speed are same, but graphics have become
better, its very realistic. It would have rain, mist, sunshine cloudy
weather, you can choose it when you have choosed the mood for the track.
It would have more blocks to build a map and MT you can make much
cooler too. I would like it like TMNF2 and TMUF2, then you only need to
buy the TMUF2 so TMNF2 is free.
I agree with many opinions here and I'm glad to see so many views here. What is the best scenario that may happen for you? Do you think there will be an update or even a new stadium-mode? Actually there are many possibilities to make a better TrackMania, but the question which no one of us is able to answer (at least I think so :-D) is, if Nadeo is going to do something like this. I'm curious to see more thoughts in the comment section!
5x5-Area was the theme of the last months MTC on TMUF where tracks must be built in a 5x5 area. The only limit on height was the editor limit. A difficult theme for sure, maybe even harder for environments like coast to build a nice map here, but creativity in Trackmania makes everything possible, ask Joost :-D 27 authors were inspired by this theme and created great new tracks. Only the judging process isn't finished yet, which is absolutly understandable by this huge amount of maps!
On TMNF the authors challenge was to build a track for the theme Contrast and you had to use contrasting surface changes/transitions in your track. Five submitted tracks are the result and congratulations to the winners Pascow & Shox with their duo-fullspeeder "/2estricted II"! In contrast to the TMUF-Exchange the low amount of participants this time is obvious, but hopefully this will change in the next month and we see more than 25 participants in both exchanges!
The theme for the MTC September in the TMNF-Exchange is "Flip it". So gogo, build and see your car spinning through the air!
*Zogger and Sapphiron are hosting a competition on TMNF-X randomly with funny challenges and great scoringsheets. This time it was called # Superduper stuntcompo for swags, YOLO-edition! and your task was to build a you-only-live-once-swag-scumbag-track. Three guys participated but these hilarious ideas deserve more attention :) Zogger decided that there is no winner this time. Who needs winners when you have SWAG#?
*Some new Nadeo-Records were uploaded in the last days in both exchanges. In TMUF-X Jadis, Jason and Reija drove records on the maps Puzzle A5, TMN Bonus A-3 and TMN Race G-0. Reija also drove a new WR on A06 Obstacle in the TMNF-Exchange, but racehans got it back just a few days later. So he got his 12th WR on a Nadeo-Map in TMNF back! Sick job!
That's it for today, live your life, you only die once, have a nice day,