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Epic Survival Games Update!

Discussion in 'Java Edition News' started by Djekko_, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Djekko_

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    Hello CubeCrafters!

    It's finally time for the long awaited Survival Games update. We have loads of new features, new maps, a new lobby, new kits, new achievements and much more.

    Maps and New Lobby
    There is now a brand new lobby and 3 new maps for Survival Games.



    Greek (Holds teams of 2)
    You may make a few ‘arch’ enemies here
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    Nature (Holds teams of 5)
    Let nature take its course and be the last one standing!
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    Tropical (Hold teams of 2)
    Only way to win is to ‘resort’ to violence!
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    Chest Refills
    Chests at the centre of the map will now refill every 5 minutes until the world border starts to close in. Refilled chests will contain half as many items as a normal chest, so if you're in dire need of more supplies, head to the middle before anyone else!


    Middle chests refilling


    World Events
    There have been a lot of changes to how the world events work within Survival Games. All world events can now happen in all of the maps and are chosen at random. We have also made world events a voting option for all players that have an Iron rank or above to vote on. World events will be disabled by default for all games. We have made some minor changes to the existing world events as well as adding 5 new ones.


    Acid Rain World Event


    Toxic Waste World Event


    Sponsoring
    The sponsoring system has also been expanded to make it easier for all players to sponsor other players when dead. You can now type '/sponsor' or click on the information given in chat to open a new sponsoring menu which will show you all of the alive players in the game and if you can sponsor them as well as how many sponsors they have left. If you're playing team Survival Games you will not be able to sponsor players on other teams until all players on your own team have died. It is now also possible to sponsor players inside buildings or under structures providing the sponsored player is in an open space.

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    Sponsor menu for Solo Survival Games.

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    Sponsor menu for Team Survival Games.



    Player being sponsored when inside a building


    Kits
    3 New kits have been added

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    There have also been a few balancing changes to kits, refer to the change log to see all of these changes.

    Achievements
    9 New Solo and 9 New Team Achievements have been added

    SOLO
    Fatal flame - Kill a player with fire.
    Caveman - Win without eating cooked food.
    District destroyer - Kill 10 people in one game.
    Butcher - Kill 25 animals in one game.
    First Blood - Get your first kill in solo survival games.

    Survivalist - Get 10 kills in solo survival games.
    Gravedigger- Get 100 kills in solo survival games.
    Lord death- Get 1000 kills in solo survival games.
    Grim Reaper- Get 10,000 kills in solo survival games.


    TEAM
    50/50 - Get a kill or an assist by dealing 50% of the damage.

    Long live the King - Kill an enemy with fall damage.
    Vengeance - Kill a player that killed your teammate.
    Moneybags - Sponsor 3 of your teammates in one game.
    Murderer - Kill 10 animals in one game.

    Pack rat - Loot 20 chests in one game.
    Double Kill - Kill 2 players in one game.
    Rampage- Kill 5 players in one game.
    District demolisher - Kill 10 players in one game.



    Voting
    We have also done a minor change to the voting. When the voting closes and shows the results, you can now hover over each category to show a breakdown of the votes.

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    Voting results.


    Change Log
    • Golden ingots have been added to chests for normal.
    • Added fishing rods to all modes.
    • Doubled the amount of healing potions on basic.
    • Removed enderpearls from normal.
    • Removed fire aspect weapons from normal.
    • Removed lava buckets and TNT from basic.
    • Teaming warnings have been added at the start of the the game.
    • Icons used in voting menus have been changed.
    • Descriptions on the chest voting have been changed to match the loot on that mode.
    • Chests in the middle will refill every 5 minutes (Chests will not refill if the borders have started closing in).
    • Refilled middle chests contain more compasses to help track players
    • A close menu icon has been added for the shop.
    • Tips have been updated.
    • World borders will start shrinking when there are now 4 players left instead of 3 players.
    • Dead players will also receive the rewards for winning if their team still wins in team.
    • All players start the game with saturation.
    • Hunger will not start to deplete until the grace period has ended.
    • Added end of game stats.
    • Stopped players from being able to place water on barrier blocks
    • Cobblestone from water and lava conversion will disappear overtime now.
    SPONSORING
    • Players are now told who sponsored them.
    • You can now sponsor players who have blocks above them.
    • /sponsor will now open a player select menu.
    • Sponsored menu tells you how many sponsors a player has left
    • Teams - Players can only sponsor their own team until all their team has been eliminated.
    KITS
    • NEW Medic kit.
    • NEW Guardian kit.
    • NEW Diver kit.
    • Mans Best Friend kit now gives you 1 wolf instead of 2.
    • Mans Best Friend kit wolf has resistance 1.
    • Human Tracker kit cost changed from 800 to 500.
    • Cannibal kit saturation duration changed to 2 seconds.
    • Cannibal kit can no longer eat corpses.
    • Brewing accident kit each effect duration changed to 30 seconds.
    • Vampire kit now gains 2 hearts and 2 seconds of (Regeneration II) when killing a player.
    • Ninja kit can no longer turn invisible.
    • Ninja kit 10% chance of dodging another players attack.
    • Ninja Kit now includes black leather boots (Feather Falling I).
    • Double Edged kit attack damage increased from 20% to 25%.
    • Double Edged kit damage taken reduced from 25% to 20%
    • Bloodlust kit changed to 5% damage boost
    • Bloodlust kit 1/2 heart removed per kill and can now stack 4 times.
    • Brewing accident kits negative effects have been changed to mining fatigue and slowness only.
    • Brewing accident kits potion effects occur every 30 seconds now.
    • Players can now choose their kits in the pre lobby.
    • Kits in the shop have been rearranged based on price.
    ACHIEVEMENTS
    • SOLO - Sharing is caring has been removed
    • SOLO - NEW Fatal flame
    • SOLO - NEW Caveman
    • SOLO - NEW District destroyer
    • SOLO - NEW Butcher
    • SOLO - NEW First Blood
    • SOLO - NEW Survivalist
    • SOLO - NEW Gravedigger
    • SOLO - NEW Lord death
    • SOLO - NEW Grim Reaper
    • TEAM - NEW 50/50
    • TEAM - NEW Long live the King
    • TEAM - NEW Vengeance
    • TEAM - NEW Moneybags
    • TEAM - NEW Murderer
    • TEAM - NEW Pack rat
    • TEAM - NEW District demolisher
    • TEAM - NEW Double Kill
    • TEAM - NEW Rampage
    WORLD EVENTS
    • World events are now random for every map.
    • Players above Iron Rank can vote for world events and are disabled by default.
    • World events will be automatically disabled if Hardcore health is voted.
    • Earthquake has been removed.
    • Lightning Strike has an increased chance that lightning will strike a player.
    • Poisonous water has been changed to acid rain.
    • NEW Acid rain - Players in the rain will have a chance to receive poison for a few seconds.
    • NEW Potion rain - Splash potions rain down from the sky.
    • NEW Toxic Waste - Parts of the world get tainted with toxic waste, if a player is within the toxic waste they will be poisoned.
    • NEW Raining Cats and Dogs - Cats and Wolves will fall from the sky.
    • NEW Supply Drop - Loot chests fall from the sky, it's completely mad!
    MAPS
    • NEW Nature Map (Holds team of 5)
    • NEW Greek Map (Holds team of 2)
    • NEW Tropic Map (Holds team of 2)
    • Added more crafting tables to Underwater
    • Removed the maze under the Desert map
    LOBBY
    • NEW Survival Games Lobby
    • Kill Leaderboards have been added alongside the Wins leaderboards.
    VOTING
    • Hover text has been added to voting results allowing players to see the full breakdown of results for each voting category.

    Thanks for reading! Let us know what you think below, we'd love your feedback and go have fun!
     
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    HYPE! Hope you guys enjoy the update :D
     
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    Im not playing that much Survival games but this update looks awesome. :D
     
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    Tried it, and I really like this update! Good job :)
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    thank you very much for this amazing update , I like it a lot :)
     
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    I pretty much love this amazing update! :D
    Really like the world events and chest refills
     
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    about time
     
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    This was the oh so important update a staff member had to be network banned for?
     
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    Hype! I love this new Survival Game Update. I didn't die in the lobby this time. :eek:
     
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    hehe

    The kit changes almost look like somebody actually played the game. Pretty much every change sounds good to me.
    I wonder if chest refills will make final fights more unbalanced and boring, maybe only compasses would've been enough.
     
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    Looks like a great update, but its not epic. At least use a word which has a meaning in the year of the update's release in the title.
     
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    Oh, so Survival Games is still a thing nowadays, thought this game died years ago :^)
     
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    Very favourable update!

    Many changes that have been executed in the update seem to have been thoroughly tested. I have not heard any negative statements from this update as of yet. Many players have been very positive and are in massive favour of this being released.
    I personally am a massive fan of the thread. It is very pretty and colourful so yea thanks Karl xD

    Again, people are finding the update is giving out a lot of positive vibes. Especially seeing as though players are complimenting it on hugely on gameplay changes so good work on that aspect!

    All in all very consistent and thoughtful update!
     
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    A..M..A..ZING!! Great job CubeCraft! (ʘ‿ʘ)
     
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    1 word: CUBECRAFT :D
     
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