Another day, another amazing update! (we think so at least) - For those who just want to get the TLDR right away, here it is:
- New Maps
- Modern Detective Book/Map
- Loadout Editor
- Visual Shop Update
- Action Menu + Commands
- Higher End Ranks
- Bug Fixes! (an essential part of every update!)
As a Traitor, purchasing items is a valuable strategy that can change the outcome of a fight or game - however, when in an intense battle, it can be annoying to arrange the items in a way that you'd like. To help with this, we've added a loadout editor.
How does it work? It's very simple! In the game lobby, there is now a chest in your hotbar, and right clicking it will open up an inventory of all the purchasable items from the Traitor Shop.
To set the position of an item, click and move it into the position of the slot you'd like to apper in - once you're done, click save! From then on, when picking up or purchasing items from the shop, it will go into your chosen slot.
Reverting is exactly the same, just drag the item from your hotbar/inventory into the above menu in the lobby and click save!
Modern Detective Book/Map
While this update is intended to modernise the game, we've added a feature that was teased a long time ago! Replacing the Detective Book with a map listing the names of tested players and their roles.
Nothing has changed gameplay wise, only Detectives can receive the item and must be within a certain range of the Traitor Tester. The only differences are a much more modern and clean display of tested players, and the ability to look at it and read names/roles while running around.
Currently, the book supports 8 players per page, and Detectives can right-click the map when equipped to go through each page.
This is a very new feature, and we're going to be listening to your feedback. If there are any issues, let us know in a constructive way!
Action Menu & Commands
Over the years, we've had a lot of feedback that Trouble in Mineville sometimes isn't very fair/friendly to muted players. While yes the simple solution would be to not get muted, it's still something that shouldn't give you less of a chance than other players.
To combat this, we've added "Actions" - Actions are short messages that can be accessed by type /action [id] [target] or right-clicking the compass. Once performed, a menu will open showing the available actions - and upon clicking will either ask you to select a target (EG: Asking someone to test) or put the action in the chat.
Currently, the following actions are available every 5 seconds. We will be monitoring this feature and making any changes that are needed.
- KOS a player
- Test or KOS a player
- Request a player to test
- Broadcast that you're coming to the tester
Since TIMV ranks are very hard to change due to the community liking them so much, we've tried to find a balance so that players can still be "rewarded" for reaching new levels of Karma, but also not modify the current ranks - because of this, we've added levels to Watson!...
The holidays are coming and we've started to release our Christmas content! We've got a Christmas game we've worked really hard on, along with our festive Christmas hub built by the fabulous Team Nectar. Let's get into it!
Can you beat the Grinch's challenges and save Christmas?!
NEW GAME: Christmas Quest
Our first ever Christmas game on The Hive is finally here! Christmas Quest is a story-based game where you must complete random challenges set by the Grinch to release Santa and save Christmas - can you do it?!
While we'd encourage you to jump in and play the game for yourself, we'll list some of the possible challenges here to help make saving Christmas a little easier! It is a big responsibility after all...
- Archery - Shoot the mobs to gain points! Bonus point mobs sparkle/glow.
- Copycats - Copy the build in the middle of the map as best as possible.
- Mob Arena - Survive the waves of mobs and defeat the BOSS!
- Present Hunt - Ah! The presents are scattered everywhere. Help return them to the sleigh.
- Redlight Greenlight - Don't move! You can only run when the light is green.
- Village Fire - Time to fight... fire! Collect water from the center and put out the flames.
The Hub, built by Team Nectar - isn't it festive?!
As we do every year, we've got an amazing Christmas hub built by Team Nectar (make sure to thank them!). It's packed with awesome builds for you to explore, along with a Globe Hunt - can you find all the globes to gain crates and an exclusive trail? Good luck!
Please do not post any threads revealing the globe locations until 14/12/18 - helping is fine, but not giving out the locations!
An otter with a "Santa Hat" trail
Christmas LuckyCrates AND SALE!
Once again we have bought back our Festive LuckyCrate loot set! What does this mean? This means that every time you open a LuckyCrate, the cosmetics you earn from it (Pets, Hats and Trails) will be holiday themed. (including 10 brand new, limited time trails!) What are you waiting for? Pickup a FREE LuckyCrate on our store.
Very soon we'll also be launching our Christmas sale, where ranks and more will be at a reduced price and we'll be offering some awesome bundles!
Limited Time Festive Maps
Who doesn't love new maps?! Nectar love making them, and you love playing them. This year we're introducing six festive maps just for Christmas.
Just last week we released our brand new game Arcade Shuffle and we are already back this week with a wonderful update for SkyWars. Bringing gameplay updates, new maps, new cosmetics, winstreak tracking, and plenty of bug fixing!New Maps
Just like the feature we introduced back in the BedWars v2.5 Update in September, Winstreaks are now in SkyWars! Show off your victories in game lobbies with the hologram leaderboard showcasing the top 5 winstreaks for that SkyWars mode.
BlakeTest looking in awe of the highest Winstreak leaders.
This update introduces not one, but TWO NEW COSMETIC CATEGORIES for SkyWars.
- Join Messages
- Kill Effects
Kill Effects are spectacular effects that play when you get a kill! My personal favorite is the Dab Animation...
\o> dab dab dab <o/
You can purchase these new cosmetics directly in the SkyWars lobby by using your Cosmetic Selector item, and clicking the appropriate category to the left in the menu. As consequence, you can also now purchase any other SkyWars cosmetics that you do not currently own directly in the lobby too!
Miscellaneous Changes & Bug Fixes
- Updated to use the new Lobby system.
- Last map voting option is now random.
- Countdown between warmup and live game now uses titles instead of chat to reduce clutter.
- Improved game start message.
- Improved endgame message with stats.
- Increased chance of water buckets spawning in both ores and chests.
- Removed Iron Axes.
- Removed Diamond Axes from Diamond Ores.
- Added Diamond Axes to Chests.
- Added Hologram above Mystery Chest telling how long until it's open, or if it is open.
- Prevent actual deaths so you no longer need to click the "respawn" button.
- Log kills in gamelog.
- Log shout messages properly.
- Show game rank when shouting.
- Cleaned up death message.
A more convenient way to see the current status of the Mystery Chest.
Now that Halloween is over and we've managed to clean up all the cobwebs, we are very excited to release a brand new game! ...Well 10 games depending on how you look at it.
Introducing: Arcade Shuffle
Shuffle takes many of the Arcade games you know and love and puts them all in one server, along with some new games you've never seen before.
- NEW! Death Drop
- Fall with style! Players take it in turns to drop into the water below. When you hit the water, a block is placed - land next to blocks to gain more points!
- NEW! Instagib
- You will need to be laser focused to come out on top with our take on a classic.
- NEW! Electric Floor: Turbo
- We've taken Electric Floor and updated the voltage! Once activated, blocks now automatically charge up over time - can you avoid the red?!
- One in the Chamber
- Battery Dash
- Music Masters
- Restaurant Rush
Games within Shuffle are picked by votes. Like map votes in other games, the game with the most votes will be played! After the game has ended, players are sent back to the waiting lobby where they can once again vote for another Arcade Game!
Shuffle games share the same set of cosmetic unlocks, changing different things in the game you're playing. Cosmetics will be available soon, but until then here's a list!
- Color Pallete
- Armor Color in non-team games
- Block in Death Drop
- Lane in Music Masters
- AirStrike glass in Cranked
- Armor Color in non-team games
- Kill Effects
- Plays whenever you kill another player
- Plays when you die in Death Drop
- Podium Effects
- Plays when you're on either 3 of the end game podiums
- Projectile Trails
- Plays when you shoot your weapon in Instagib, your bow in OITC and your Splegg Gun
Game Fixes, Stats and Achievements
Now that a majority of Arcade Games have been moved to Shuffle, we've taken the time to give them some upgrades and a fresh coat of paint. Most games within Shuffle will follow a similar design, making everything cleaner and easier for new players to understand.
Not only this, the games within Shuffle have new stats and achievements for you to grind and collect. Can you get the master trophy?!
More Arcade Game Love!
Whilst we think these games fit perfectly into Shuffle we understand some players will still want to play the standalone versions. We've made some changes to populate them easier.
All standalone Arcade Games now run the new lobby system and the minimum players has been shortened to 4 for most games. With this new lobby system, the countdown timer will not stop/reset unless the...
As Halloween fast approaches, things are starting to get a little bit more spooky on The Hive. This year we've brought back our Halloween games, as well as crate items including new trails, and of course our Halloween hub! (we also have one of our best store sale bundles ever, coming very soon)
Halloween Hub & Ghost Hunt
This year we've once again brought back our beautiful (and spooky!) Halloween hub built by the fabulous Team Nectar. And, like last year have brought back the Ghost Hunt - can you find all 14 ghosts? Who knows, you might receive a reward for doing so!
Lucky Crates & New Trails
This year we've also brought back the spooky loot items for Lucky Crates. For the remainder of the Halloween season, all items you get from Lucky Crates will be spookified - why not try scare some people with your items?!
We know how much you bees like our hub trails, so we've added some more for Halloween - can you collect the exclusive Halloween item & particle trails?
Finally we have our two, fun and spooky Halloween games: Survive the Night and Pumpkinfection. We've spent some time fixing the reported bugs we received last year, meaning you should have an even better experience!
Statistics have been reset for both games, meaning everyone gets a fresh start this year. Can you be the top player?
BedWars: Double Fun Removal
A thread was posted yesterday announcing that we'll be removing our Limited time Mode: BedWars: Double Fun. We hope you enjoyed the game, and we're looking forward to adding more limited time games and bringing back Double Fun in the future!
Some Extra Stuff
- Any threads posted revealing the ghost hunt locations before 21/10/18 will be removed to make it fair!
- After Halloween, we'll be adding more Item & Helix Trails - we wanted to keep it short for Halloween, but leave your suggestions for what item/particle you'd like to see become a trail!
- While stats have been reset for both Survive the Night and Pumpkinfection, your achievement progress will stay the same - if you got the trophies last year, you'll keep them.
We can't say it enough, thank you so much for your support, bees! We hope you enjoy the update, and have a great Halloween season!
The Hive Team
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