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Environment suggestions from USA Zone

Post by eyebo » 13 Mar 2014, 13:22

This is a compiled list based on a forum thread over in the USA zone of the ManiaZones Forum. It's over 40 pages long.

July 17, 2009 thread started
Suggestions compiled until March 11, 2014

Topic title: Would you like a new environment?

The numbers are the number of people who said they wanted that type of environment. The information after the dots is additional info that one or more people included about that environment.

The numbers may not be 100% accurate as some people posted twice and I didn't always pay very close attention to who did that. But they should give some idea to the number of people interested in different environment types.

The interesting thing to me about the numbers is that they represent the general player population in the USA, since the maniazone forums were presented ingame in TMUF (and TMNF I think?) as part of the game. So these aren't necessarily suggestions from the people who are deeply into the community.

I've tried to separate the suggestions into subcategories of sorts. Of course they could be separated and organized many different ways.

It's also true that TM2 already delivers some of the environment ideas that people wished for/suggested.

--- ARCADE - SCIFI ---
94 - Space
. . . . . Black holes
. . . . . Comets
. . . . . Time travel
. . . . . Cars that stick to the track when they're close to it
. . . . . Hotwheels Cosmic realm type tracks
. . . . . Forcefields
. . . . . Space rings
. . . . . Explosions
. . . . . Ships

36 - Moon, Alien Planet, or Asteroid
. . . . . Shifts in gravity
. . . . . Chasms that lead to empty space
. . . . . Underwater worlds
. . . . . Moon base with hangers for space ships
. . . . . Craters

6 - Space station

3 - Enviro with extremely high gravity
. . . . . Needing jump pads to catch air

12 - Mars

20 - Future City
. . . . . Transparent roads
. . . . . Turbos that shoot electricity out of the turbines and propel you forward
. . . . . Magnetic blocks that let you drive upside down

2 - Steampunk

2 - Cyberpunk

32 - Sky
. . . . . Fly through CPs
. . . . . Mountain Holes/Tunnels
. . . . . Flying like planes
. . . . . Driving thru transparent loops
. . . . . No ground. Floating islands.
. . . . . The enviro would use great heights
. . . . . The car could have airplane features
. . . . . Actual planes, for air races
. . . . . Racing blimps
. . . . . Stunt planes
. . . . . Above the city
. . . . . Cloud racing

5 - Fantasy

4 - Inferno / Devil's enviro

3 - Mythological

3 - Zombie enviro

3 - WALL-E enviro

8 - TRON-like or Matrix-like enviro

11 - Post-Apocolyptic / Toxic

3 - Dystopian

5 - Haunted / Ghost Realm

4 - Cartoonish

3 - Candyland

4 - Wipeout HD Fury enviro


--- ARCADE - EARTH ---

68 - Underwater / Partly Underwater / Island 2
. . . . . See-thru underwater tubes
. . . . . Underwater hills and ramps
. . . . . Driving on the bed of the ocean
. . . . . Underwater volcanoes
. . . . . Underwater trenches, dodging sand pillars
. . . . . Sharks and pirahnas
. . . . . Atlantis bio-dome
. . . . . Precision jumps coming out of water tubes
. . . . . Landing on barges and aircraft carrier decks
. . . . . Deep sea racing
. . . . . Underwater caverns

40 - Volcano
. . . . . Driving through tunnels in lava flows
. . . . . Dodge lava
. . . . . Fly through volcanoes

5 - Underground / Mine

7 - Jurassic / Prehistoric
. . . . . jungle/volcano mixed enviro with dinos

48 - Miniature enviro, with RC or hotwheel cars
. . . . . One enviro with different sub enviros
. . . . . House with toys and furniture
. . . . . House with different rooms
. . . . . Yard or Garden
. . . . . Mall/Shopping Center
. . . . . Sand castles/Beach
. . . . . Race thru cruise ship
. . . . . Pet Store

8 - Temple / Pyramids / Ancient Ruins

4 - Tropical

4 - Medieval

3 - Colonial

6 - Amusement park / Theme park
. . . . . Race around one or design your own coasters
. . . . . Spinning tunnels

3 - Circus or sideshow

3 - Zoo

3 - Rooftop driving in cities


--- REALISTIC - NATURE ---

26 - Jungle / Rainforest

10 - Glacier / Arctic
. . . . . Ice tunnels
. . . . . Snow tunnels

6 - Savannah

5 - Sandrails/Dune buggies

22 - Forest / Woodland
. . . . . Driving through waterfalls
. . . . . Stream crossings
. . . . . Offroad elements
. . . . . Deep forest dirt roads

8 - Cave

19 - Mountains

4 - Beach

16 - Water (watercraft like jetskis or speedboats)
. . . . . Wooden ramps
. . . . . Buoys

4 - Countryside (mix of bay and rally)
. . . . . Long, wide, flowing highways
. . . . . Some city pieces

9 - Swamp/Marsh
. . . . . Maybe hovercraft

7 - Touge

3 - Grassy with flowers

5 - Canyon

3 - Farm

3 - Valley enviro
. . . . . Roadster like Coast, but less stubborn
. . . . . Car combo of Island and Coast


--- REALISTIC - SPECIFIC PLACES ---
6 - Earth Enviro - Travel to different places
6 - Japan
3 - Indonesia
3 - Greenland
3 - Iceland
3 - Florida
3 - Hollywood
5 - San Francisco
3 - Cape Canaveral
3 - Kenya
3 - Angola
3 - France
4 - Mexico
3 - Canada
3 - America
3 - Ireland
3 - Belarus
3 - China
3 - San Diego
4 - Egypt
2 - Rome
2 - Greece

--- REALISTIC - URBAN ---
8 - GrandPrix

11 - Industrial / Factory
. . . . . Concrete, Metal, Dirt
. . . . . Sewers, Canals
. . . . . Nuclear Power Plants
. . . . . Brick warehouses

29 - City / Metropolitan
. . . . . Skyscrapers
. . . . . Tunnels
. . . . . Bridges
. . . . . Parks
. . . . . Prison area with police cars
. . . . . Tons of building types to choose from

4 - Construction Site
. . . . . Driving through unfinished buildings

3 - Skatepark

10 - Downtown street racing
. . . . . Opponents you can hit/traffic

4 - Suburban

3 - Freeway

3 - Mixed desert/city

4 - Cop chase

3 - Stadium gameplay in a huge city
. . . . . No loops or stunts. Just old fashioned racing.

6 - Military Base / Battlefield
. . . . . Jeeps, places for planes to land
. . . . . Buildings that explode
. . . . . No tunnels
. . . . . Warzone
. . . . . Craters in roadways
. . . . . Destroyed buildings to drive thru
. . . . . Gun turrets
. . . . . Landmines

4 - Stock cars

7 - Junkyard
. . . . . All offroad.
. . . . . Car crushers.
. . . . . Crushed cars to make paths
. . . . . Big trucks

2 - Small Town

--- REALISTIC - ARENA ---
4 - Demo derby
6 - Dirtbikes / roadbikes / superbikes
9 - Monster truck enviro
2 - Updated Stadium enviro

--- MISC ---
3 - Obscure
1 - Slot car
1 - Like Island, but more real
1 - Stadium in Future setting
4 - Pixelated enviro / Pixel-style
3 - Internet Enviro
4 - Mess/Trash enviro
6 - Disco enviro
3 - Planetary core enviro
2 - RPG enviro
1 - Acceleracers-Storm enviro
4 - Rainbow enviro
3 - Light enviro
3 - Dark enviro
3 - Skin enviro
3 - Organ enviro
1 - Retro enviro
3 - Brain enviro
3 - Star enviro
5 - Microchip enviro
3 - Programming enviro
3 - Greenscreen enviro that shows anything you want to show
3 - Bay/Coast mix
3 - Music land
1 - Mario enviro
2 - Minecraft enviro
3 - Shrunk Car driving through organisms
1 - "Nature's Wrath" enviro with many natural disasters
1 - Crazy nonsense enviro
6 - "Build your own" enviro

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15 - Mix of all enviros

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2 - Against a New Enviro
2 - Against Moon / Space

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3 - Gran Turismo 5 type car system with cars having their own physics, but a track editor like TM has

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Other suggestions:
12 - Hub enviro that connects all other enviros during the course of a single race
1 - Port the Bay environment to TMNF. Then everyone would be happy.
8 - Larger build area
1 - Built-in blockmixing
2 - 45 degree angled track pieces
1 - Long build areas for linear race maps
1 - Refine/polish non-Stad TMU enviros to be as good as Stadium
6 - Add new blocks to existing enviros
5 - Ability to choose gameplay when choosing enviro (EnvMix)
5 - Ability to set the weather when building the track
1 - Ability to set time period for your map. So older cars are used for it. (e.g. 1957 Chevys)
4 - Cars with damage
1 - Editor that detects actual textures intersecting instead of "blocks" intersecting
1 - Variations on existing environments. Same cars, but different blocks and scenery/textures
1 - Teleporters
3 - Ability to make your own track pieces/blocks
3 - Add moving pieces to tracks like swinging balls or parts of the track that move when triggered when you drive over it.
3 - Cockpit cam for all the cars
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Re: Environment suggestions from USA Zone

Post by bas_ekkelenkamp » 13 Mar 2014, 16:13

Interesting suggestions, would love to see something completely different from valley and canyon for the next environment. My favourite ones are steampunk and miniature. I can already imagine driving around in crazy steampunk worlds with lots of detail. :D

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Re: Environment suggestions from USA Zone

Post by Mandark » 13 Mar 2014, 23:20

A RC environment for trackmania would be so much fun to play :D
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Re: Environment suggestions from USA Zone

Post by Nerpson » 13 Mar 2014, 23:54

My favorite idea is motorcycles in a much more realistic city than Bay, with the ability to jump from building to building.
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Re: Environment suggestions from USA Zone

Post by Trackmaniack » 14 Mar 2014, 15:16

I cast my vote for miniature too :P It just seems to suit the TM craziness so well :D
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Re: Environment suggestions from USA Zone

Post by rubb » 15 Mar 2014, 21:38

http://forum.maniaplanet.com/viewtopic. ... =0#p158179 I thought about bikes too,this is as far as it got in forum.

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