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How do you recommend Trackmania to your friends?

Post by Filipe1020 » 19 Feb 2017, 20:31

One thing that I find very confusing and complicated, is to explain how Trackmania is for my friends, especially the ones on Steam, I have all the TM Titles, and I play them via Steam, sometimes it's very difficult to explain them what each game is.

"United Forever? Is that the new Trackmania?

No, that is technically the Trackmania 1 games in one

But why the sequels are called Trackmania 2 and not this one?"

Or

"Why is there Trackmania 2 games and Trackmania Turbo? Is Turbo Trackmania 3?"

I have other examples that I can't get in my mind right now but, hell, the way the games are being sold is very confusing for newcomers, I just wonder how you guys explain the games when a friend shows up interested to get in the series.

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Re: How do you recommend Trackmania to your friends?

Post by Demented » 20 Feb 2017, 15:03

I tell people that Turbo is a separate, more Arcade/Console version of TM2 which is the Current Trackmania with multiple environments that are purchased separately but played from one main Hub called Maniaplanet.
Yea, it is a bit confusing especially because no one around here has ever even heard of any of them.
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Re: How do you recommend Trackmania to your friends?

Post by TMarc » 20 Feb 2017, 18:32

I install them the demo version of e.g. Stadium and play with them. :pil
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Re: How do you recommend Trackmania to your friends?

Post by MatheusKS » 21 Mar 2017, 20:36

Just show the game to them. If they like, they will know about other TrackMania games easily.
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Re: How do you recommend Trackmania to your friends?

Post by w1lla » 21 Mar 2017, 20:39

Show the awesome trailers and let them experience it with VR on cinematic mode.
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Re: How do you recommend Trackmania to your friends?

Post by Voyager006 » 23 Mar 2017, 16:34

It's easy to start listing up the whole Trackmania history if you want to explain the games, but a shorthand that is easy to get:

- United Forever: First generation
- TrackMania2: Second generation
- Turbo: Arcade spinoff of second generation

And yes, show some trailers and let them download demos if they still wonder about how the games work :P
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Re: How do you recommend Trackmania to your friends?

Post by Insomnia » 24 May 2017, 18:44

Voyager006 wrote:
23 Mar 2017, 16:34
United Forever: First generation
Ouf, you are missing a few years prior to that, don't you think?
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Re: How do you recommend Trackmania to your friends?

Post by Mandark » 24 May 2017, 19:35

It's a compilation of the first generation :P
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Re: How do you recommend Trackmania to your friends?

Post by Voyager006 » 07 Jun 2017, 12:45

I was generalizing it a bit :P

I do know that United Forever is a final combination of the releases of TrackMania, Original, PowerUp, Sunrise, Sunrise Extreme, Nations, United and the Forever extensions. But it's still a full game with all environments included, and there aren't many players who still play the older games beside Forever. Considering that TM2 (with Maniaplanet) utilizes a completely different engine and a different way of using environments (so-called titlepacks), and being a new 'game' altogether, I figured that it made sense to categorize it in this way. Sorry if I seemed a bit incorrect in my statement :P
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