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My 10 years with TrackMania ... A love at first sight.

Post by Timania » 17 Nov 2018, 14:46

Hello!
After Phoebe posted her experience about her TrackMania ²: Canyon, i decided to post my experience with TrackMania in general. Because at the 12th November 2008 ... I discovered the TrackMania universe. And i love Nadeo for this games in any decade.

2008
I was 9 years old and i walked to my local electronic store with my dad. There i saw some new games like Mirror´s Edge, Need for Speed, Call of Duty and ... TrackMania Original and Sunrise. The covers looked so cool and i asked my dad to buy me those 2 games. He decided to do that, if i make some dishes for 2 weeks. I said yes and i got them. And hell! - i loved the games. It was hard to play in the first hours, but i got more into it and after some months i was really good. I played against many people from the school and beat the shit out of them.

And at Christmas i got the best racing game pack that was out there ... TrackMania United. With this nice fancy cover i can´t say no and wrote my note to Santa Claus that i wanted TMU so much ... And i got it, and i was flashed about the whole package of 7 (!) enviroments, all with different styles and physics, and i was playing TMU the whole christmas time.

2009 - 2011
This was a very hard part of my life. After some depression attacks i decided to kill myself. Luckily, I was stopped by my parents and got in a psychiatry. But not with my Nintendo DS, that i got with 10 in the christmas 2009 and - who have thought - TrackMania DS! It was fresh out of the BOSCH oven and i played it many hours where i was depressive the whole time. TrackMania saved me from boredom and from severe depressive attacks. And was my anchor from sliding back in the suicidal thoughts.
In 2011 where i lost my PC i walked with my dad to the CEBIT, a IT fair in Hannover, where i live. And there i discovered TrackMania ²: Canyon. I was excited because i never thought there was a new game from nadeo and i played the beta version almost 2 hours there. And there i beaten everyone ... easy. ^^
To the christmas 2011 i got a new PC with ... you thought it already ... a fresh copy from TrackMania ²: Canyon! I loved the graphics and the new gameplay style of the game, so many possibilities was in this one game!

2012 - 2016
In this time i forgot the TrackMania universe. I thought i was done with TrackMania because i dont wanted to play it and turned to other games like NFS or Battlefield, Call of Duty and some indie games. I was not interested in this game anymore. And i thought, it would not change.

And then .. We come to the glorious years...2016 - 2018.
There i discovered some nice cinematic videos from mah boi DaniXks and i was interested in the game series again. I bought TrackMania²: Stadium and Valley and, to complete my CD covers in my bookshelf, bought TrackMania: Original, TrackMania Sunrise: Extreme, TrackMania United Forever and TrackMania: Nations ESWC (yes, you can buy the game on Amazon XD). Then, thanks to my 4Head, i lost my account data for TMUF and my game key and so i stucked on TrackMania ². And holy, i had many things to catch up. I discovered ManiaPark with all his skins, items and mods for all enviroments. I downloaded all of them that i liked and ... never used them because im terrible at map building XDD
I painted my own cars ingame, i collect some medals, downloaded titlepacks ... And discovered the machinima part of the game for me.
After seeing some edits from DaniXks, MCYC and WASIMo4 (now wasimo xd) i decided to give it a try. And after pre-ordering TrackMania: Turbo i made my first edit ever ... NEO NITRO. It was a ripoff of the unfinished "TRIO" from Ozon, but a little bit of this made out of my mind. I was happy until i got the messages like "It is a TRIO ripoff". And then i tried to make something myself without ripping off from anyone. I made some chill canyon shots, skin showcases and little test videos. Then, for no reason, i lost my YouTube channel. And there was no chance to recover from it. So i made a new channel and continued. And this channel got deleted again. I was frustrated and wanted to throw this idea directly in the trash can. In this time i got my heavy depressions back and headed toward the psychiatry agains ... for 7 months. After that time i bought a new PC. Then i give them a last shot...And created my last and actual youtube channel. And in this whole time i found various friends from the TM community, i joined the Smurfs, i make things for TMOne, a high-quality team of people that remake the TMU enviroments and many more people. And im glad that i met all people here. I made my cinematic edits there on my channel, got many positive feedback and i was happy that i joined the TM community. WASIMo, DaniXks, florenzius, eyebo, BushMonkey, riolu, Mekh, Toyeca, Anto, kornelius, MTKD, ziyx, Grouph, Zyra, TMCharly, forever, MCYC, ThaumicTom, Snake55Wildcat ... And that are only few of the dudes i loved since i joined the TM Community.
I got my depressive attacks back, but i was able to recover from that, only because of this great community.

And now? I made several movies, do some work for the community, play many TM and was glad that i was back on the TM game train.

I thank all people that i met in this whole time and i love you all so much. Auf gute weitere 10 Jahre!

:thx: :1010
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Re: My 10 years with TrackMania ... A love at first sight.

Post by HYPE » 17 Nov 2018, 15:11

Story day, yay! :lol:

I'm happy you still around and kickin'. Keep it up! :thumbsup:
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Re: My 10 years with TrackMania ... A love at first sight.

Post by Timania » 17 Nov 2018, 15:15

Thanks! :thx:
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Re: My 10 years with TrackMania ... A love at first sight.

Post by HaagseSmurf » 17 Nov 2018, 15:23

Great post Timania!
Thanks for making such awesome stuff and always be as helpfull as you are.

But most of all, thanks for being around!

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Re: My 10 years with TrackMania ... A love at first sight.

Post by Timania » 18 Nov 2018, 09:56

Thank you, im glad to be here! :thx:
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Re: My 10 years with TrackMania ... A love at first sight.

Post by eyebo » 02 Dec 2018, 16:35

It's nice to be included in the list at the end of the post :)

Very interesting story of how you came to TM and how it's helped you through the years. Very brave of you to share it with others. It reminds me of the old axiom, "Be kind to everyone, because you never know what someone is going through."

Glad to have you as part of the community! :thx:
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