Thank you very much for this clear statement! I also wish you and whole Nadeo Team good luck with your secret project!Hylis wrote: ↑25 Jan 2018, 22:00I think I already said it on Discord, but to be more precise, we are working on UI of the free experience to welcome in a better way new players on Maniaplanet 4, as well as improve advanced users one on channel along the way. We can not call it Maniaplanet 5 since it's smaller than previous update, but it's still a key and strategic milestone for us and a small group of people are working on it.
And yes, like TMarc said, it's really difficult to discuss without being able to say things, and it's logical that we have to keep them secret. So, about the future, I can only talk about it when it will be revealed much, much later. Until then, I can only say that we look forward providing something great for mania players, have new ones or ones that come back as well. I believe a lot in the power of the players and we will do as much as we can to make the next step right.
However please put also some focus in doing real analysis what went wrong in the last years. I think it's the right strategy to stop changing everything and step back, analyze the survey and consider some inputs. I read here already some statements about "something big" being announced very often with afterwards some misunderstandings. To overcome the problem with expectations maybe you can leak at some point a rough direction getting concrete really only at the point you know the project is really mature (no questmania communication).
Also when i look at MP4 as the latest example i think you were close to the so called "Development Hell". I can imagine that the effort to create this Channels Feature was quite high (much higher than Lagoon I guess) and the result was ok but the effort to impact ratio was rather bad. I hope you can improve this and bring back the focus to fun for the players and also stop this tendency of endless splitting up the community for which channels was an idea to improve but only partially worked.