Monthly Archives: August 2013

Community Spotlight – ManiaActu

Hello everyone,

As some of you may know, there are several members of our community who are deeply involved with ManiaPlanet, who have worked long and hard as both advocates of our games and for the people who play them.

That’s why, starting today, we’re going to begin highlighting some of the most dedicated community websites and members, all of which have been helping to promote ManiaPlanet and our players for years.

We’ll be starting with ManiaActu and Jonthekiller, who was kind enough to answer some questions about himself and his site.

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Get Maniaplanet titles at 50% off this week!

Hello everyone,

We have some exciting news to announce – for one week only, get some of your favorite ManiaPlanet titles on sale on uPlay and our store!


From today until August 18th, you can get TrackMania² Canyon, TrackMania² Stadium and ShootMania Storm at 50%. You will have until 11:59 PM [CEST for UK/Europe, PDT for North America] to take advantage of this offer.

Remember that you can also use the keys on Steam!

So head to uPlay or our store to enjoy this limited offer!

Have fun and see you ingame!

The ShootMania Elite Garden Party is open, get invited!

Hello everyone,

Today, we’re happy to announce that the ShootMania Elite “Guest Access” is now available!

Welcome to the new Elite.

Let’s begin with talking about the changes to the Elite mode and station, including the many improvements we have made to the game system.


In our first notable change, the Elite station has been completely redesigned, and now displays various information when you have the station selected alongside an updated UI:

  • Display your Echelon

  • Display your ranking based on location

  • Display your main team (including team icon and the player’s avatars)

  • Display your progression over the last few days

  • Quick access to the lobbys

As noted above, the Echelon system has been implemented into ShootMania. It’s a revamp of the Ladder Point system in an effort to make it a more comprehensive and understandable system.

The Echelon system works in this way:

  • There are 10 Echelons, ranging from 0 to 9.

  • The Echelons are divided into Divisions: Bronze I, II and III, Silver I, II and III and Gold I, II and III.

  • To progress in the Echelons, you must earn Ladder Points. The Ladder Points are calculated in relation to your individual progression and the results of your match.

It’s a start and more features will come with time!

It’s time to invite everyone!

Starting with your Elite team. As a ShootMania player, you can now invite your friends, relatives, acquaintances or your cat (don’t underestimate them) to team up with you in Elite for fun or competitive play!

In the Elite station, you’ll find a new “Invite Player” button, where you can invite anyone to come play ShootMania Elite. Creating a Guest Key is free, which you can then send to your friend to give them limited access to the game. Your guest is limited to three matches per day. The key will be also sent to you by email when you create it, so be sure to have the correct email address registered on your profile!


If you want to be able to play with them as much as you want, send them a super-invitation instead. It’ll cost you 5,000 Planets that are once given back to you when they buy the game.

Let’s finish with a table detailing the differences between the types of users:

elite table

Hopefully this table will answer all of your questions. If not, do not hesitate to ask on the forum!

For more information about Elite Guest Access, you can read the FAQ about it.

Now go have fun now with your friends on Elite, and maybe that one day, you’ll be famous (in a good and/or unorthodox way :D)!

 Good Luck. 😉