| |[The post below was part of April Fools. It's archived here for historical purposes only.]
Dear Mania Exchange
Today the day has come! We have worked hard for a better user experience on Mania Exchange for the last couple of seconds. We have collected the most creative heads out of the QuestMania Community to push new innovative features that will improve our precious site.
From this day on, we are slowly rolling out features over time, starting with the most important ones and at last, fixing the bugs we created.
We are proud to roll out the first and most important new feature on ManiaExchange:
Thaaaat's right. After all these years, we've made it possible to share your map with friends and family members on your facebook (and some other social networks I've forgotten about) and - as a result - drive more users to our site. From this day on, every MX account requires
a Social media connection, unless you don't want to post comments, awards or maps, of course. Every time you post an award, upload a map or replay or even roast a fellow user in a discussion thread, the Social Media Connection will think one step ahead of you and post your action onto your facebook to see for all your friends! All automatically!
Obviously you can also share various aspects on the site with a single click!
Additionally, we aim towards a mobile phone SMS notification system, that notifies you every time you receive an award, reply or PM!
(totally haven't gone overboard)
Today's edition of the 90MC
will be hosted at 20:00 CEST (Friday - 31 Mar, 2017)
The Mania Exchange
crew has created a new Discord server. We've been using Discord for a few weeks to chat as a team, but now we want to open it up to everyone else on the site.
If you're not familiar with Discord, it's a freeware proprietary VoIP application designed for gaming communities. Discord runs on Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux, and in a web browser. In December 2016, the developers announced that Discord had over 25 million users.
We're primarily using it for it's text chat features, since you can have multiple text chat channels. Quite a few in the TM community already use Discord. So we hope you'll join us on the server
The 2nd edition of the 90MC will be held on Thursday March 23, 2017 at 20:00 CET!
Find out more
in the forums.
The revamped 90MC will be held on Sunday
the 19th of March
, 20.00 CET
Read more about it here
and join in the fun! Or join the 90MC Discord server
to chat about it.
The Stadium fullspeed community has started a project in the forums for a massive fullspeed track.
If you think you'd like to join, go check it out
This is just a little heads up regarding the forums here on Mania Exchange. We're in the midst of condensing the number of forums, so you may see some topics moved and/or entire forums disappear in the coming hours and days.
It's our hope that the new forum structure (when it's done) will enable people to find things easier and focus on active events and topics.
You may continue to use the forums in the meantime.
Thanks for your patience during this transition.
You feel like your map doesn't get enough exposure? You want to boost your maps' success and at the same time help others, too?
Sharing is Caring
is a new way to promote your track in exchange for a little effort. The concept works as follows:
1. You produce a video based on guidelines.
2. You present one of your own maps in this video.
3. You additionally share 2-4 other maps in the same video. Put in your favorite recent maps or support your friends!
To give you an example of how it looks like, I've done the first video
Interested? Find out more in the Forum thread
Gamers Assembly is looking for new Stadium
Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017.
For full details check this Mania-Actu post
or discuss here on MX
After the Winter break, the ESL will be organising the Canyon Endurance Premiership 3. In order for them to do so, they're in need of your best Canyon maps! Hopefully you'll have some time to spare in the upcoming month to build them (an) amazing map(s)!
Deadline for submissions: March 12, 2017
All information can be found in the newspost on ESLGaming.com
You can also discuss about it here on MX