It's no longer possible to add server to favourities

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It's no longer possible to add server to favourities

Post by lukko » 11 Feb 2011 00:10

Why all the links to add the server to favourities disappeared?

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Re: It's no longer possible to add server to favourities

Post by Slig » 11 Feb 2011 15:00

The goal when the direct access to public servers (except FreeZone ones) from the game list was disabled was of course not to have workaround links in the server names, so it's not a big surprise to have those links removed, now that custom FreeZone servers are possible...

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Re: It's no longer possible to add server to favourities

Post by HaagseSmurf » 11 Feb 2011 15:12

It maybe a workaround, but it is a workaround needed.
It makes us privateserver owners obliged to change our server which is moderated to our standards, to a freezoneserver? I cannot believe Nadeo wants us to change that and to see our servers getting empty more and more.
It will make our work from years needingless and useless.
So i hope it is just an error, also because there is not any announcement made by Nadeo sofar.

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Re: It's no longer possible to add server to favourities

Post by jamie_macdonald » 11 Feb 2011 15:13

If you want a freezone server, you have to abide by it's rules. It's quite simple really ;)

How about they let you get it your way, you have all you want, and then they cannot afford, and you have no game? Would you rather that solution?

Please look further (with the mind) than your own nose!

Wish you fun with the freezone system (and hope you find some there).

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Few word about freezones and hosted servers

Post by lukko » 11 Feb 2011 15:26

I play TMNF for more than 3 years. I haven't bought United not because I am too lazy or I don't have money. TMNF gave me everything what I wanted - great fun with online driving. I met many fantastic people, I rented a server and I am playing in clan. I have never felt that I do something immoral.

Now many things changed. I still play on my favourite servers, I also keep my server (with some friends who play United btw). But have I any motivation to buy United? No. Unless to help Nadeo and give them a chance to earn money. What can TMUF offer to me (and hundreds of thousands of people like me), if my favourite servers are not still running or are just empty? I am sociologist and I can see that the changes are understood and tolerable by... TMUF community. I can't belive that Nadeo don't have any marketing and advertisemnt specialists... Who want you to sell your product? These who understand you - and already have TMUF? Or these who play TMNF? In this second group I only hear "I hate Nadeo", "I don't understand, why they are killing my favourite game" etc.

I don't want to tell you what is happening with servers... because you know it well. We feel like disappearing species. There are no new players, now you forbade adding link to the name of server, so it is probably the end...

I don't undestand why you chose this way with freezones. For example the way with daily time limit of game could really encourage to buy United version and - what is the most important - it would not have so negative influence on TMUF online gaming. Discourage is not a way to encourage...

And one word about host Freezones (to ahead a question). Unfortunately I am not a hacker - so this extremaly complicated way is not available for me.

You can now ban me, threaten or ignore my post... But that will never solve the problem. I don't want to gripe or critisize, I just care you save the game that I really love.

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Re: It's no longer possible to add server to favourities

Post by HaagseSmurf » 11 Feb 2011 15:29

I do not want a freezone server. All i want is communication by Nadeo by explaining this change.
Because its now only by guessing what could be the reason. If i wanted a freezoneserver i would make one.
I simply want that players with a TMNF account can also play on our servers by adding our server as favorite, just as Nadeo wanted.
If you are able to spread that command in your servername then you do so. If you cannot give any info to those players then all work on your server is useless.
I visited several Freezoneservers and on those servers i got spammed by questions how to visit other servers.
Obviously a communication problem, so reffering to this forum is all i can do, but its a signal that something is needed to give the nescessary info where its needed.
Some people made a tool (Bueddle) to give an easy access to private servers, but that tool is only for ranked servers.
Private servers with a main goal to give pleasure to the game by just playing it on good tracks are ignored.

So after all its not quite simple, because we are following the rules by just give info on our add to favorite command in our servername.
Last edited by HaagseSmurf on 12 Feb 2011 08:20, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: It's no longer possible to add server to favourities

Post by jamie_macdonald » 11 Feb 2011 16:06

As suggested in the other thread, you need to email or contact nadeo then, this is a community forum and questions directly to Nadeo, should be sent to nadeo.

Wish you luck finding what you want :thumbsup:

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Re: Few word about freezones and hosted servers

Post by jamie_macdonald » 11 Feb 2011 16:07

Lukko's post merged, like we need another of the same :sweet:

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Re: It's no longer possible to add server to favourities

Post by lukko » 11 Feb 2011 21:56

One more thing - belive me or not... I'd buy even 4 TMUF's if only my server could operate as before and people could play without restrictions...

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Re: It's no longer possible to add server to favourities

Post by Xymph » 11 Feb 2011 22:13

HaagseSmurf wrote:So i hope it is just an error, also because there is not any announcement made by Nadeo sofar.
Actually, it was announced by Florent on Jan 30 (last paragraph).
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Re: It's no longer possible to add server to favourities

Post by HaagseSmurf » 12 Feb 2011 00:43

Xymph wrote:
HaagseSmurf wrote:So i hope it is just an error, also because there is not any announcement made by Nadeo sofar.
Actually, it was announced by Florent on Jan 30 (last paragraph).
Yep, youre right xymph :(
I know its for us a way to let TMNF players know what it is like to play on a real server and not on a so called freezoneserver (whats free if it is restricted by several rules).
I still think it is not the way to make the game more profitable to Nadeo. If you want to make a game profiterable you will have to follow just some simple marketing rules by supply and demand.
Make the game more accessible and the demand will follow. Somehow, i think the game will be less accessible in this way and the demand will decrease. Let people know what Trackmania is all about and the game will sell itself.
All the work and efforts of private server owners who do not want to make a free zone server because it is restricted are in this way ignored. Its a sad thing to happen and in my opinion just the way to end the game itself.
I really hope the future will show that my opinion is not the right one, but time will tell....
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Re: Few word about freezones and hosted servers

Post by altonator » 17 Feb 2011 12:53

lukko wrote: I can't belive that Nadeo don't have any marketing and advertisemnt specialists... Who want you to sell your product? These who understand you - and already have TMUF? Or these who play TMNF? In this second group I only hear "I hate Nadeo", "I don't understand, why they are killing my favourite game" etc.
I totally agree to this, where are nadeos advertisers? i havn't seen any adverts on tv, no nadeo magazines, not anywhere apart from online and from the tmuf game in stores, but even the tmuf game wasn't advertised much.
Come on nadeo, improve your advertising!
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Re: It's no longer possible to add server to favourities

Post by Marketing-TM » 18 Feb 2012 10:47

I agree 100% with HaagseSmurf!

Nadeo have no Idear to make a good marketing for TMUF (and for TM2).

But in my opinion there is a easy Way to push the selling of TMUF (TM2 later).

1. Kill the Freezone-Server
2. Dont give the rights to Nation Player to play ROC
3. change the laddersystem in this Way:

A) Nation Player can only play to 50K Server
B) Dont reset the Ladderpoints on Monday
C) Make TMUF Server til 100K (and not only on Sunday
D) Pay out Ladderpints in a % Way like:
100K = 100% when you have 91000 LP and you play on a Srver where you now geting Points vor a viktory like 100LP the System pay out you only 100 - 91 = 9% of 100 what will be 9 LP. So you dont can reach 100K.

E) Make it intersting vor TMUF player when the have 90K or more LP in the Way that the can change in the "First Divison" (when they want) so there Accounts can switch to a First Division Account with 0 LPD and they can play only on First Devision Accounts (and when they mean that they have no chances there the can switch back to normal 90K LP and the normal Servers.


When Nadeo go this way i mean the nation Accounts Driver have more insperation to change to a TMUF Account.


And what is with TM2? Sorry Nadeo but TM2 is a marketing Diasaster in my eyes. When Nadeo have had make a TM2 like now plus a Evirement that are the same like Stadium (with updatete Grafik and some more pieces to build) then Tm2 will sold in a bigger Way because most TMUF Driver that have driving only Stadium (and Nation Driver) will switch up to TM2. (Its like most Games make it, bring up the most populär Envirement with better Grafik and the Game will sell very well).

I knowing more than 20 TMUF Driver they like Stadium, and they have by TM2 but only 2 of them will driving TM2 til today

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