First, gg arc_ for this amazing tool. I don't know if i'll have time to explore it in depth, but it's already a fancy.
About the quality issue, i believe indeed that we'll need to filter the blocks that are usable for racing, those ones that might be used for stunts, fun maps, freestyle, and so on, and the ugly blocks that will just be used to make fun of their authors... (
arc_ wrote:These custom blocks don't work like mods or block skins. Maps do not have a dependency on them, and ManiaPlanet does not automatically download the blocks when you open a map that uses them. Players need to manually download the blocks (by visiting the ManiaCode) before they can open the map.
For now, this might be a serious limitation to how this technology can spread. Indeed, if players are kicked when they join a server where this kind of maps are running (or is the effect different, did someone tried?), it will make it hard on public servers, thus only for an aware elite...
arc_ wrote:That said it *is* possible for TM2Unlimiter to manually add a dependency marker when saving the map, by simply looking which blocks in the map are coming from the Personal folder. Currently it would only give you the block name, as mpbc doesn't store any author information in the blocks it creates. But that can change as well for the next version.
Anything that can make the files transferts easier is good. Also, a support from Nadeo might help this very much...
It will be very interesting to see how the community handle the tool and how will look the first creations we'll get...
About eyebo's first page concern, there are probably ways to filter the blocks according to their quality. For instance, if in the future some blocks are creative and smooth enough to be used in league racing, and if the technology is automatic enough to enable players to play those maps without any download or knowledge, we at ET might deliver a pack of allowed blocks for the league maps... It will depend on how many blocks there are to test, since we're not as numerous as an army too, and it might need huge testing to figure if there are bugs or not... I'm not sure yet to share this opinion with my ET mates, thus consider this as a personal point of view at the moment.
Anyway, the door you opened has a great potential and i'm impatient to see how it will evolve. gg !