Gravity Love Update: Hardcore Mode, Cosmetics & MORE!

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  1. HiveTeam

    HiveTeam Official Post Administrator

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    Hi Bees,

    Thanks for dropping in to read about our latest "love" update to Gravity! Love updates are small quality of life updates that we give to games every now and again, packed full of suggestions, bug fixes and more. Read on for more!

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    Game Cosmetics

    Finally Gravity has some awesome cosmetics you can buy! We have everything from join messages to stage completion packs, there's definitely something for everyone:
    • Join Messages: 9 cosmetics
    • Stage Messages: 5 cosmetics/packs (each pack with its own set of messages to be displayed!)
    • Boots: 17 colors & materials to pick from!
    These cosmetics can be purchased from the game's lobby (where you wait for the game to start) right now! So get spending those hard earned Tokens.

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    Hardcore Mode
    Gravity is the second Hive game to feature "Hardcore Mode", a variation of the game designed for the real pros! Hardcore Mode can be enabled in the lobby via the dye in the middle slot, and comes with its own set of stats for you to compete with your friends.

    What is different in this mode, you may be asking? The following applies to players in Hardcode Mode ONLY:
    • 3 lives
    • Fully visible players
    • Skipping/retrying levels is disabled
    If you have any suggestions on how we can make this harder, feel free to let us know! We love feedback.


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    Live Placings & Win Streaks
    We've improved the in-game action bar a bit, where we've included your current place compared to all of the other players dropping/flalling. This way you can really tell how well you're doing, even with players off as well as give a more competitive feeling.

    As with other recent game updates, we've also added Win Streaks. These are earned if you come in the top 5 players, and are reset if you:
    • Finish 6th place or further
    • /hub, /newgame, queue, etc out of a game while you're still playing
    • Die during hardcore mode
    Bug Fixes & Small Improvements
    As with every update, we've included some small bug fixes and visual improvements that can be found below:
    • Improved "Game Over" title during the end game state
    • Removed "gg" achievement as it is not obtainable by muted players
    • Fixed an issue where the game would think you finished the next map while still in the last map's portal
    • Fixed an issue that allowed players to remove/mess around with items in Item Frames
    • Made your player visibility setting follow you across games

    We hope you enjoy the update, bees! As always feel free to post any constructive feedback you may have in the thread comments, we're always open to making reasonable changes.

    Stay awesome,
    The Hive Team
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  2. JollyajaX

    JollyajaX Code Monkey/Pixel Pusher Hive Owner

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    Yassssss!

    Thank you Myles and Blake for these awesome game updates recently. We have a lot more in the works for the Java network, which we'll let you know more about when we're closer. Don't fear though, Java is being worked on! We're expanding our team to make sure we can keep improving and (hopefully) meet everyones expectations.
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  3. ThisChatban

    ThisChatban Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    I'm already in love with this update
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  4. wizkrys

    wizkrys Talk of the Town

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    Awesome update so far, thanks for giving Gravity some love :)
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  5. xKillers

    xKillers Well Known Bee Ultimate Member

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    I can't wait to try the update out!!!
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  6. Zyons

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    Ok, this looks awesome! Can't wait to try it out, and thank you for this lovely update! :D
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  7. Caro

    Caro V.I.BEE Ultimate Member

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    I have always been bad at Gravity but it's still a fun game :D nice update, will definitely check it out later.
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  8. TribalK

    TribalK NewBee

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    Great update! Thank you!
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  9. Juracan

    Juracan Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    Is the issue where you don't get points after a round fixed?

    Really cool update btw, gravity can become very repetetive after a while. It was highly needed.
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  10. Zyons

    Zyons Talk of the Town

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    Yeah, it would be nice to instantly join lobbies directly after exiting a finished game and not have to worry about not getting points from the previous games, just like other minigames. Makes it a little faster to grind and stuff, no need to wait ~3 seconds to join a new lobby.
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  11. DutyForTheBooty

    DutyForTheBooty Famous Ultimate Member

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    This is pretty epic. Been waiting for this for a while.
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  12. Pytrsn

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    I thought Gravity wouldn't get any update, but you nailed it.
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    I like gravity updates, and like this update because Gravity havn't gotten anything major update in ages so keep it up :)
    But personally I would like new ranks, since its 10 people with gravity defiance (it's only 2M, not 2.5M) and the last time gravity had a new ranks was 3+ years ago. And it is also 6 people atm with 3M+ points. (I remember hive also said they would realise new ranks when 10 people got superman and they did, kind of think it should be like that now)
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  14. Killkor

    Killkor The Bees Knees Ultimate Member

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    Gotta try this out, definitely :)
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  15. StrafeJoshua

    StrafeJoshua Well Known Bee Ultimate Member

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    So Excited to try the new update!
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  16. Zellatrix

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    I can't wait to try this!
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  17. Hartleyy

    Hartleyy Talk of the Town Ultimate Member

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    Can’t wait to try them out today and buy all of the cosmetics ASAP!
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  18. MylesDev

    MylesDev Game & Systems Developer Hive Developer

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    If you use the queue system (/newgame, etc) this should be fixed now!

    Are there any threads for new ranks that you could link me? If not, feel free to make one and once the community comes to agreement I'll get them added. :)
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  19. Conga_

    Conga_ V.I.BEE

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    i think the win streak should be 1st place only? everyone high on grav lbs has a 99%+ top5/game ratio so the win streak lb is just going to become such silly numbers in the 1000s. 1st place only would really make it competitive
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  20. MylesDev

    MylesDev Game & Systems Developer Hive Developer

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    The reason I decided to make it top 5 was honestly to see how high the numbers would go, as well as give the dedicated players that may not be amazing at the game to get a high streak or even be on the leaderboard. However if this is something a lot of people would like changed, then this can be done! (However we'd most likely reset the current streaks to make it fair.)
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