Hivemas 2019: NEW GAME! Seasonal Maps, Globe Hunt and new Cosmetics!

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  1. HiveTeam

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    Hey bees,

    Our favourite time of the year has once again returned and with it Hivemas! As usual, we've updated The Hive to be more Christmasy, with our seasonal "Globe Hunt", maps and a BRAND NEW game and cosmetics.

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    One of the EXCLUSIVE trails available on the store

    Store Sale and Exclusive Cosmetic Bundles!
    We'll soon be running a sale on our store with cheaper prices and two new bundles with exclusive cosmetics. We'll let you know when its live!

    New Game & Tournament: Snow Wars! (+ 3 Maps)
    Based on the feedback we received last year, about lack of replayability and competitiveness, we made the decision to not release Christmas Quest (last year's Christmas game) again this year, but instead work on a brand new game: Snow Wars!

    Snow Wars is our take on an all time classic, Turf Wars, with some additions to change things up a bit.

    In Snow Wars, the goal is to gain and take as much territory as you can from the enemy team, you do this by shooting them with your one-shot-kill snowballs. In order to defend your territory, there are various points throughout the game that allow you to build up your defenses before battling once again!

    Early next week, we'll also more officially announce the tournament for Snow Wars. The rules, rewards, and more information will be shared.


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    Team Nectar did a super job with all the maps this year! Remember to give them a HUGE THANK YOU!

    Festive Hub & Globe Hunt
    As with every season, we've brought back our festive hunt! With 11 globes to find, we're sure you'll love the prizes to be received at the end.

    A new addition to our festive hub is the addition of snow! Now you can enable and disable snow falling with the command /togglesnow - there's also a prompt when you join the hub for the first time within a 24 hour period.

    Please do not post threads revealing the locations of the globes until Friday the 20th.

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    Holiday Season for Survival Games 2
    Based on popular demand we're starting another Survival Games 2 season. However, rather than the traditional 3 month season we figured we'd do something a little more festive and have a 1 month lasting "Holiday Season".

    The season is now live, and will end in a month. The top players will receive some unique and exclusive cosmetics that can be used in the game itself.

    Festive Maps
    We've brought back and pinned various Christmas-themed maps across different games on the network. We heard Hide and Seek players screaming for Humbug Street to come back, so we've added that too! For a full list, check below.
    • Hide and Seek
      • Humbug Street
      • Kingston
    • Trouble in Mineville
      • Avalanche
    • BedWars
      • Carousel
      • Present Factory
      • Igloo
      • Candy
      • Snowglobe
      • Elsa
    • SkyWars
      • Festive
      • Elf Town
    • SkyGiants
      • Snow Fight
      • Frost
    • Deathrun
      • Snowfall
      • Ice
    • Survival Games 2
      • Winter Wonderland
    • Cowboys & Indians
      • Reindeer Basin
      • Christmas Square

    Conclusion
    We hope you enjoy Hivemas 2019! We'll admit it's a little later than we'd like it to be, but with Java 2 really taking shape and getting closer, it was harder to find time for all of this, but we hope you think its worth the wait.

    More information on Java 2 coming really soon, so stay tuned for that.

    Seasons greetings and happy holidays,
    - The Hive Team
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  2. Varsel

    Varsel V.I.BEE Ultimate Member

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    Amazing! I love the new christmas update, and the lobby is beautiful <3
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  3. Hinxited

    Hinxited Well Known Bee Ultimate Member

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    I already played a lot of Snow Wars and I love it.

    Merry Christmas bees!
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  4. Scmuel

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    Awesome work once again, thank you! Absolutely loving /snow and the festive hub!

    Merry Christmas!
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  5. MudsyKipsy

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    Snooooow!

    Oh yea, Merry Christmas y'all
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  6. Jeanekokun

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    This is HYPERS! It only gets better and better! Very well done, you queen bees.

    I said this at the beginning of November already (pepeLaugh) but Merry Hivemas everybee! :)
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  7. xNinjax10

    xNinjax10 Talk of the Town Emerald Member

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    Hype! Happy holidays fellow (bee)‘s
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  8. TheMrBlock5

    TheMrBlock5 Regular Bee Ultimate Member

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    Oh yeah! Marry Hivemas peeps!
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  9. fazo

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    Merry Christmas everyone!
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  10. Zyons

    Zyons Talk of the Town

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    Rip Christmas Quest :-: Merry Hivemas guys!
    Also it'd be awesome if you devs could add a few achievements to Snow Wars and it's own trophy! I'm sure the achievement hunters would really appreciate it :)
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  11. emilsy

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    Amazing Christmas hub yet again! Merry christmas every bee! (bee)
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  12. Linako

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    Any chance on that the new maps in bedrock version could be added to java as well?
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  13. Shadowphax

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    My PC is sort of out of commission right now while I find a solution to some parts not working. Super hyped to play once all is okay again though! :)
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  14. captainsnake

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    SNOW TURRIS
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  15. Juracan

    Juracan Famous Ultimate Member

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    Wait so is snow wars permanent? It has its own head on the "player profile" page and players get the stats from it on their profile. Weird for a seasonal game...
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  16. Zyons

    Zyons Talk of the Town

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    It might be something like Survive the Night 2017 where it too had its own head for a little while. Of course, this Snow Wars head will prob not be permanent aswell.
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  17. Hinxited

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    Snow Wars that was launched to HiveMC as a temporary game mode and will be gone after the holiday season.

    Merry Christmas
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  18. Juracan

    Juracan Famous Ultimate Member

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    Ah okay, thank you both!
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  19. 02G

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    I can't believe it. The Chridtmas hub is better than last year's because for this one, you can do /togglesnow to make it snow. I enjoy Snow Wars because I like snow-related Christmas games. Merry Hivemas everyone!
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  20. EatMarkers

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    Great update! Very fun playing snow wars and completing the globe hunt :D
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