May I post some dreamy wishes about the new TM ?
Well it's gratuit (as all these thing have probably been decided for ages now) but here I go :
New environments will come after Stadium. Each one related to a season, the first being announced around E3 and released this autumn. Then one release every 9 months (6/9/6 months works too) :
- Autumn : japanese inspired with temples, autumn forests and mountain rally roads. drifting rally-like car.
- Summer : desert inspired by north africa, with also some beaches, palm trees and hotels or traditional old buildings. buggy / allroad type car.
- Spring : modern city with lots of flowering trees. high speed formula-one like car that can drive vertically on buildings if above a certain speed.
- Winter : european mountains or scandinavia themed with some old school muscle cars.
(Won't fit season stereotypes for tropics and southern hemisphere players, so can be named otherwise.)
New physics : OK for stadium to stay the same, but I would love the new cars to have a more realistic feeling : mass transfert, grip loss when braking and such stuff. In the other hand tracks should be very neat and not have weird bugs or any random feeling.
Cars tuning : possibility to tune your car (suspates, bakes strenght, rear/front power ratio, acceleration/Vmax...). Possibility to save setups and switch them quickly ingame. Tracks should be validated with the standard setup, and there will be an option to lock it on some servers.
Damage model : if activated, cars can break and lose wheels. Also wish for a multiplayer mode with player collisions. Would need a special start block and maybe a lower player limit. Also, if new modes are coming afterward, why not the possibility to have physical objects, like for example, a ball with its own physics, for some rocket league style mode...
Load boost mode : instead of getting the boost when driving on a turbo block, its loads a bar you can use whenever you want (as nitro in the NFS games).
These last 3 points could be available as "mutators" like there was in Unreal Tournament. The host would be able to chose which ones he wants, and they will appear on the server browser.
Mutator editor and all other tools aside map, painter and replay ones should be separate executables to keep the game interface clean.
I know some of these ideas may not fit the "TM purity" but still, I would love to see them !