jaku on June 26th 2016 @ 11:35am
We have finally reached the open beta. While much of the functionality of the site is completed, we still have some features we are working on. However at this time, we need to
have as many testers as possible to test the load of the server. We had over 130 initial closed beta testers and we can't thank them enough for their hardwork in helping us track down some bugs and giving us some initial feedback on the site.
With that said, I'd like to give you all some information on the background of Makers of Mario, as well as provide some insight on some of the features we developed and the reasoning behind it.
Makers of Mario was an idea that was first thought up around the AGDQ 2016. We had these ideas of races, and worlds and way's to share videos and comments on levels all in one place. We had some other ideas as well, and while you don't see them right now, we do plan to release some new features in the coming weeks that I think you will all like. However, the main idea that you do see is the worlds feature. So I'm gonna talk abit about those as they caused the most discussion between our beta testers and our team.
These are collections of levels, they can all be your levels, or you can make a collection of your favorite creators levels and put them all in once place. You can even bookmark each level at once (if you link your cookie). This is the number one request we hear from everyone and is a topic that is posted on /r/mariomaker at least once a week it seems. Now, many people have their own idea of how these should be created or managed. When we first thought of this feature we were at a Speedrunning event, so to us we wanted to be able to find out who the best is at a set of Worlds. So our Worlds when created, cannot be modified. We want to encourage players to fight for the top spot on Worlds and speed past each other breaking eachother records, so for this we cannot let a user modify a World once it is published. To do so would take away one of the features we seeing being a crowd favorite. We do have another feature similar to worlds that you may like coming soon, but it isn't ready just yet. ;)
Now you may be asking, but isn't that what races is for? And to that, I say... no. Races are similar but not the same and you shall see when they launch soon.
Anyways, I digress and the majority of you won't make it down this far anyways. So with that all I can say is to get the most out of the site, you are going to need to Link your Mario Maker Bookmark cookie (don't worry we have a better solution in the works), and get a Warp.World account and link that to the site as well.
If you wish to add bugs or suggestions, feel free to sign up for your own free account to do so. You can find all of that information here: https://github.com/triwave/MakersofMario/issues.
We will continue to closely monitor the Online Issue Tracker and the #bugs channel on our official Discord Server (The link is located in the lower-right of this website).