Feature Friday: SG:Heroes Major Gameplay Update + Tournaments and Skywars Teams are coming!

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  1. b0xx3r

    b0xx3r Ed the Social Panda Hive Owner

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    Hey Bees!

    Winter is coming and with that means time to get really serious with the updates (in a fun way!)

    SG:Heroes Major Gameplay Update
    The fancy people amongst you will have noticed 'about a week ago' we updated Heroes to be more fast paced and fun that ever before with the below heavily community requested updates:
    • Extra round of Deathmatches - Before it would take the 24 players and put them into 12 -1v1's to leave a final 12 person DM. Now the winners of the first round will go into another 1v1 leaving it with a 6 person DM.
    • Hunger is gone! - We found it really boring in such a fast paced game to worry about hunger so we simply removed it.
    • Faster run speed when looting - As mentioned already, we want this to be a faced paced game and sometimes the opening loot phase got a little slow with the only action was scrambling for loot, this speed makes sure you all get more chests and can have more intense PvP battles in the 1v1's.
    Website Updates
    We've done tons of rewrites and updates to the core of our website to allow for a more interactive website in the future! Whilst a lot of it is preparing for the future, we've already done some cool changes to the website you can enjoy today.
    • Fully translated experience - our website is now fully available in German, with many more languages planned in the future.
    • A more consistent experience - we've made sure navigation buttons, such as leaderboards and feedback buttons, and important information, such as rules and top players, are all in the exact same place and format for each game.
    • Map Popularity Indicators - supported games now show the respective popularity for each map on their information pages!
    • And tons of small changes and fixes
      • Leaderboards now show each 51st player correctly
      • Feedback buttons have been added to all games
      • Top Players overview has been added to the Players page
      • User switching is now possible in the BlockParty jukebox
      • Merchandise link now takes you to the correct store for your country
      • Developers are now properly listed
      • The fact my nickname has two capital letters in it is now displayed correctly
      • Updated Featured Players
      • Updated Featured Videos on game pages
      • SkyWars leaderboard is now based on points
      • All games now correctly show on player profiles

    SkyWars Teams are coming!
    It's very rare that we post about something that's coming before releasing it but we have the wonderful @Externalizable working on this feature as we speak and aim to run private testing late this weekend to get the update out as soon as possible.
    • How it will work - We will have 2 sets of sign boards in the SkyWars hub. One for solo, one for teaming, If you join a teaming lobby you can invite anyone in that lobby to be in your team. If they are already in a team you won't get spammed with other invites. If you don't team with someone you are randomly paired up.
    Tournaments are returning!
    Over the summer we ran tournaments for almost all our games and everyone really seemed to love them, now winter is approaching we want to start them up again so make sure you keep checking our Twitter or here to be the first to know what games are starting when, we will do our best to let you know as early as possible.

    Minecon Cape Giveaway
    If you didn't know, over on Twitter we are giving an account with a MINECON cape AND Hive Emerald membership! - Just check HERE on how you can enter.

    Final word
    Over this year we have been working on so much back end work (which means, work to keep things running that you don't really notice or see) but we really want to put all our efforts into stuff you can all see, because of this we are all really eager to push as much as we can to get new maps, new games, new features, new unlocks for you to all enjoy and push as hard as we can to get more and more content for you all to have fun with.

    Also, a while ago we made a post looking for devs, we will be writing a more in depth post soon on here and dev sites now we know what kind of skills we are looking for with the aim to get more Bees on board making as much new stuff for the Hive as we can.

    Lots of love,
    Ed, Youri, Matt and Dman
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  2. neeiik

    neeiik Famous Emerald Member

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    Nice :eek:
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  3. Hunkar91Reloaded

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  4. TotallyQuackers

    TotallyQuackers Senior Duck Senior Moderator

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    Can't wait for these updates! They sound fantastic! :)
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    profbonkars Famous Emerald Member

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    Looking forward to everything to come!
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    Hakon Talk of the Town

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    #HYPE :D

    Awesome updates and looking forward to Skywars Teams c:
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    juliandiver Talk of the Town Emerald Member

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  10. b0xx3r

    b0xx3r Ed the Social Panda Hive Owner

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    Coming within a week we hope! :D
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    SkyWars Teams will be amazing! Now I don't need to kill @Lemon ;) Awesome updates, thank you so much. :)
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  12. Sambish

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    Really looking forward to what is to come. Some promising stuff for sure.

    Ohh, exciting :eek:
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  13. Snowballcps

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    SG:Heroes just got a whole lot better! :)
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  15. tzarai

    tzarai the one and only Felix1

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    Wow. love the new SG'Heroes update <3
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  16. Externalizable

    Externalizable Bug Keeper VIP

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    Can't wait to see SkyWars:Teams!

    Oh...
    Wait...
    I've seen it already...
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    Juckt Talk of the Town

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    OMG YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
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    Very bee-tastic! (bee)
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  20. Splodger1

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    Can't wait for SkyWars:Teams! The SG:Heroes updates sound great too! :D
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