A message to the devs...

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Spammiej
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A message to the devs...

Post by Spammiej » 19 Aug 2017, 17:51

The last couple of weeks have been a struggle and a half, ever since the Maniaplanet 4 update we have encountered numerous new features.
Today I bring you some of these features that have really hurt me as a player/streamer/hoster

My main complains are about the server related issues:

1) Dedicated server issues took way too long to get solved. For instance, the legendary memory leak that occurred when many people were playing on a server. Tournaments including my own were HIT really hard because of this. Even though me and my server hoster delivered you many log files, you were still unable to solve the issue fast. Regarding the patches that you devs actually put out were doing absolutely nothing. What triggers me the most is that on the 'patch' notes post you write ' Hi we solved the issues regarding the memory leak '. The patches didn't fix anything... It possibly only got worse and worse.

2) The second brilliant feature that is completely ruined and messes up with tournaments is called 'Lap script'. I think the lap script is still the exact same script from the year 2003 when TMO was released... The amount of issues this script has is horrific ! How hard is it to fix or redo the whole script from scratch so it works with Maniaplanet 4 ? After playing 1 lap with YOUR script the server goes to hell.. timers don't work, FPS drops to 0, cars are turning small, people get automatic restarted to lap 1, checkpoints don't count ? The fun gets ruined so hard because of all these issues it is unbelievable.

Link to the related problem from a week ago without ANY replies: viewtopic.php?f=601&t=42355

Weekly Race where it all went downhill can be found here:

I want to finish this off by giving my honest opinion about the whole Maniaplanet 4 update. If I were to compare it with the previous Maniaplanet it has only been a positive move regarding graphics, gameplay. With gameplay I am talking about eliminating the bugs that were heavily present in Maniaplanet 3. By far Maniaplanet 3 was superior on ALL other aspects. I am not the only person who has this opinion regarding the game. Another thing that has blown my mind is the interaction you devs don't have with the community. There are so many ways you can improve your communication with us the players. A hot topic that is still fresh in my brain is not regarding Stadium but has to do with canyon. During the VERY early stage of the beta Riolu made a very important topic about the changes you unintentionally made in Canyon. How come this was NEVER addressed anywhere? Your vision about how the game should be just blows me away.

Community contributions:

1) Makrooy: we are not having fun in this game anymore :(
2) RaghaTM: favourite servers indeed
3) paulmall97: Constantly having to re-select what replays i am versing on solo when i finish a map
4) FireCraft78: Bring TMN ESWC BACK ON WINDOWS 10
5) TheOnlyLokring: Game freeze when start
6) Makrooy: pro players left and right are quitting the game
7) Erizel: Make cam switching instant again, and remove (add an option to remove) camera shaking when hitting walls.
8) FireCraft78: map editor is buged when you're testing but not validating
9) Ebotith: comparasion times against a replay are bugging 1/2 times
10) rioluTM: cars are vibrating, especially noticable in cam3
11) Bad_Cod_Player: lagoon magnet physics
12) jimkats1: Make some finalizing game please and stop updating every since.
13) Bad_Cod_Player: simplify switching between players while spectating
14) TheOnlyLokring: You can´t find you ranking on maps in servers anymore
15) secretcarton20: solo mode doesn't show cp gaps to pb, but to previous run
16) ANEMcplaya: Allow an option to revert back to the old HUD, in game leaderboard, etc.
17) Bad_Cod_Player: valley dirt white stripe has tarmac grip
18) RaghaTM: game crashes twice every time i launch - once when launching the game, and once when entering a title
19) PLTXprod: Dirt shadows computation bugs.
20) Vulnerra: We can't put any dot in the editor for map names
21) Keissla: Editor block duplication after having changed titlepacks
22) jaktorrr: We can't download replays from official ladder in solo mode
23) rioluTM: fix chat please, it has been bugged since TMS ( the ability to make chat bigger/add colours etc
24) ItzSimplyNick: Not being able to skip the end leader board in multiplayer, and the time between hitting the reset key and how long it actually takes to reset.
25) Bad_Cod_Player: bring ghosts to validation
26) DdariQ: Add an option to switch inbetween Cam 1 and Cam 3 with the switch cameras not only Cam 2
27) rioluTM: cannot see my time immediately after finishing a run, have to wait for the animation
28) TheOnlyLokring: When download a map from ManiaExchange you will get the mp3 playing screen, not the mp4 from campain, Local play
29) Bad_Cod_Player: please prevent ghosts from disappearing when playing an MX downloaded track
30) Vulnerra: Water bug being present while driving on grass/dirt

This list can go on and on and on...

Yours truly,

Spam & The community

SpeedyFra
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Re: A message to the devs...

Post by SpeedyFra » 19 Aug 2017, 17:51

:1010

Loso
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Re: A message to the devs...

Post by Loso » 19 Aug 2017, 17:52

This situation is unfortunately really breaking our Trackmania community. Competitions, that were hosted are being regularly ruined by this, i think, this is not really where trackmania should arrow to. I am not really sure if i should still stay playing this game or leave, but i am certainly sure, that people are gonna leave more and more if the fix will not come up soon as possible.
When i look back in time, i found Trackmania (especially Trackmania Nations Forever) as fun game, where you can chill with your friends on random cup server. This Trackmania is now called crappy and buggy game. I find new Maniaplanet 4 only for tournaments and that is the main reason, why i often look up for Trackmania Nations Forever in my library. We want fun
I often read about problems, that are really well told, but not really fixed, and when they are fixed, then the next update literally breaks the game even more than it was. New maniaplanet should be the new era for trackmania, mostly by fixing many bugs, but it came up with lots of problems. We are really small community, which is getting lost. Repair it please, Nadeo, *goddamnit*, do not let your kid die, do something for it!
Thank you for answer to this topic created by Spam. Nothing more to say from my side.

Best wishes and good luck,

eSuba.Loso

ebotith
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Re: A message to the devs...

Post by ebotith » 19 Aug 2017, 17:52

:1010

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Re: A message to the devs...

Post by Ruberke » 19 Aug 2017, 17:52

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Re: A message to the devs...

Post by verstatm » 19 Aug 2017, 17:52

:1010

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Re: A message to the devs...

Post by jimkats1 » 19 Aug 2017, 17:53

#BringMP3Back

verstatm
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Re: A message to the devs...

Post by verstatm » 19 Aug 2017, 17:53

Loso wrote:
19 Aug 2017, 17:52
This situation is unfortunately really breaking our Trackmania community. Competitions, that were hosted are being regularly ruined by this, i think, this is not really where trackmania should arrow to. I am not really sure if i should still stay playing this game or leave, but i am certainly sure, that people are gonna leave more and more if the fix will not come up soon as possible.
When i look back in time, i found Trackmania (especially Trackmania Nations Forever) as fun game, where you can chill with your friends on random cup server. This Trackmania is now called crappy and buggy game. I find new Maniaplanet 4 only for tournaments and that is the main reason, why i often look up for Trackmania Nations Forever in my library. We want fun
I often read about problems, that are really well told, but not really fixed, and when they are fixed, then the next update literally breaks the game even more than it was. New maniaplanet should be the new era for trackmania, mostly by fixing many bugs, but it came up with lots of problems. We are really small community, which is getting lost. Repair it please, Nadeo, *goddamnit*, do not let your kid die, do something for it!
Thank you for answer to this topic created by Spam. Nothing more to say from my side.

Best wishes and good luck,

eSuba.Loso
:1010

MarciN
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Re: A message to the devs...

Post by MarciN » 19 Aug 2017, 17:54

:1010

SpeedyFra
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Re: A message to the devs...

Post by SpeedyFra » 19 Aug 2017, 17:54

Re-put the nation anthem of the player who won at the end of a map as in TMN ESWC !

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