Note: All images are Work In Progress.
Today, we are very pleased to present this second preview of Maniaplanet 4 which will be including a sneak peak of:
- How to promote your “Title Pack” on the Web?
- Clubs creation and management
- The new Maniaplanet chat
“Title Pages”: automatic websites to promote your “Title Packs” on the Web
At Nadeo, one of our goal is to give creators the possibility to better promote their “Title Packs”.
Thus, when a “Title Pack” is published with Maniaplanet 4 on the Maniaplanet store, a mini website is automatically generated and published on the web: the “Title Page”.
These “Title Pages” can easily be customized from the “Title Manager” which will be accessible on maniaplanet.com website. You will mainly find the same features as of today plus new ones as:
- Images upload and hosting,
- Admin management,
- News posting,
News will be written and posted directly from the “Title Manager”. They will be posted on maniaplanet.com, the “Title Page” and in Maniaplanet.
Statistics will be accessible from the “Title Manager” too. You will find stats about your “Title Pack” that will help you know the activity on your title.
Clubs creation and management on the Web
With maniaplanet 4, you will be able to create and manage your own club. A club gathers players sharing the same interest for an activity like, creation, competition or/and rock’n roll for instance. Topics may be infinite! Besides, a club doesn’t need to have a team. You could only have individual members.
Clubs will be created, managed and diplayed from maniaplanet.com
Each club will have its own customizable webpage (emblem and header page). The Club webpage will give the following info:
- Club members and teams,
- Competitions and/or matches played by the Club,
The Club Manager will have a panel of tools to manage its players / teams / admins / matches and competitions.
The new Maniaplanet chat
The new chat plugin code has completely been written again. The improvements done on the chat server and in the Maniascript allow an important gain of performances (50%).
Design will change in order to give a better sight on your friend’s info and a bigger text zone.
The notification system has been redone too and gives now more details like the type of notification.
The major update is the chatroom support allowing you to discuss with several users at the same time. Besides, you will have the option amoung others, to:
- Add a user in your friends’s list
- Join a user’s running game
XMPP clients compatibility & multiline messages management
The new maniaplanet Chat will be compatible with external XMPP clients and will allow the message of multiline messages. In nutshell, it means that it will be possible to connect to the chat server with an external communication soft such as Jabber, Trillian ou Psi for instance, and then to communicate with your friends and in chatrooms without the Maniaplanet client.
The Internet chat client
The chat will be accessible from the future new maniaplanet.com website
More features are expected to come to Maniaplanet 4 (for the beta, the release or after the release), so stay tuned to hear about them!
Have fun and see you on the forum for any questions you may have!