Introduction to RPG tracks

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So what is an RPG track? Well, I recommend you watch this video, and you might have an idea of what an RPG track is.



Basically, an RPG track is a track which is often very long, very adventurous and very often has a mod. Many RPG tracks are also story tracks, or even mission tracks. RPG tracks consists of inside passages, tricks like pipe balancing, wallride balancing, difficult jumps and mazes.

Here's occam's attempt to explain the difference between a trial track and an RPG track:

Trial tracks and RPG tracks are fundamentally similar in design. The most distinctive feature to differentiate between an RPG and a Trial Track is the look and feel of the track. RPG tracks are usually shaped in an adventurous setting by means of an heavily modded environment, often even feature custom sounds like for example a cracking hallway or a Gregorian chants when entering a hall.

Trial Tracks use plain unmodded blocks and tend to be a bit shorter and in general seem to be a bit easier to digest for slower PC hardware than the modded and rather copper heavy RPGs. RPGs are often outstandingly long, not to say epic and often even story driven.

Of course it is not always easy to distinguish between those two very similar genres. Only adding an adventure style Mod alone will not transform a two minute trial track into an RPG though^^.

The following is not written in stone, judging from current TMX records (AT might differ due to different driving skills of the author): Most RPGs are between 7 and 20 minutes. Most Trial tracks between 2 and 7 minutes in length.

The term RPG is derived from the actual Term Role Playing Game, so if your Track is not adventurous at all, it's rather a Trial Track.

To get an overview of what tracks have been built in the last 4 years, I recommend to watch the following video which gives an aerial overview of 430 RPG tracks:


23 comments:

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention that rpg's very often is inside a building or at a special place.

also, trials are often very random

at least thats what I think_eie

Chazu said...

That's just scenery to make the track look better.
It doesn't make a Trial into an RPG imo...

Nøtt said...

So if you make a track in the ordinary stadium style but with ideas fra RPG, then its trial?

Pål / Tecfan said...

a track on "the ordinary stadium style"? you mean a race track? that has inside parts?

Wouter said...

And shortys? Short rpgs the length is 1 - 2 minutes? Those are too no trials but they are shorter than trials even!

Anonymous said...

Who were the lightball that got the idea to call platform tracks trial?

Anonymous said...

one question why are most the trainings maps

Enigma

Anonymous said...

I have seen "rpg servers" with "rpg tracks" with ordinary tracks with a mod and some "drive on edges".
I have seen rpg servers with ordinary track with mod from this site.
Do anyone know what "rpg tracks" versus "trial tracks" versus "ordinary tracks with mod" is?

Vartex said...

I Love RPG!!

Anonymous said...

rpg = story tracks without mt ?

Pål / Tecfan said...

rpg = sometimes story tracks, and definitely with MT (but sometimes without). lol

Anonymous said...

hey i have one question
how i can locate a mod?
hannes

Pål / Tecfan said...

you mean host a mod? Ask somebody you know with a file server to host it for you, or try fileden.com for example

Anonymous said...

no i mean i have a lot of mods
for example GM mod
how can i make that the other player see it if i make a map?
hannes

Pål / Tecfan said...

Read. I already posted the link on your TMX. Press "mods" and READ.

Promaxer said...

Looki'm thinking about creating a video dedicated to RPG Comunity,and if u let me, that was really good, Cya and Good Tracks!

Anonymous said...

If you not gonna pay, fileden.com is veery slow. Pictures, one song file = ok. But host for å whole mod is too much. But if you pay for it....

Anonymous said...

RPG = tracks with a theme?

Promaxer said...

RPG=Adventure tracks w/ awesome atmosphere.

Anonymous said...

where can I download this picture at 8 sec.

Anonymous said...

The only good RPG tracks are heavy enough

Anonymous said...

Sur le serveur KOREAN RPG, sévit une espèce de vieux nazi qui vire et "ignore" (c'est à dire empêche l'utilisation du tchat) sans prévenir, sur simple dénonciation d'autres joueurs , ce qui rappelle les heures les plus sombres de notre histoire.
Ce type a comme pseudo "RP2 Bloooocker" et c'estune HONTE pour ml"ensemble de la communauté!

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