Hey guys, I have a suggestion on how to make things more fair and more about survival rather than "memorize diamonds location=win". Basically remove all diamonds from the map.
The only way to get diamonds is to earn them at "feasts". For those of you unfamiliar with the Hunger Games, a feast usually happens halfway through the games when there are few tributes left. The Game Masters set up chests full of supplies somewhere on the map (usually at the cornucopia) and alert all contestants to their location. Then all contestants have a choice of rushing there to fight for supplies or playing it safe in their shelter. Although I would suggest that the GMs only leave 2 diamonds at this feast to avoid having one player making full diamond armor and diamond sword and leaving every player with a fair shot at winning.
Either that or you can just leave them in random treasure chests throughout the map every time.
Thank you for your input, though.
And also: when there's a cornucopia, usually somebody hoards all the rewards (normal) and then some people start complaining about how it's unfair they got the stuff in the cornucopia and they didn't. So imagine if the cornucopia was basically chests of diamonds? People would get pissed because others got there first and they didn't get the chance to get diamond stuff, looping back into the original "problem".
Plus, what's the difference between pockets of diamonds or "treasure chests" with diamonds in them? Then people will just memorize the location of those.
There's really no way to make this fair without taking all the fun out of it. Or at least not that I see.
I'm sorry for the rant, but I just see all these rules taking away all the fun and excitement out of the game trying to make it "fair".
Server is broken, some people can't move. Don't ask me...
I ruined a game by trying to fix it, sorry.
Goddammit, there hasn't been one game in the past several I've played where things haven't been broken beyond all repair. People that can't move, sneak broken, invisible players, visible spectators...
I guess it was fun while it lasted. Now it's all gone to shit.
I'll add that map john made aswell and will add something so GMs can create a new world from whatever seedingworld they wish. I'll make it so they can setup the world first before TP'ing all the players there.
We got a game starting soon guys, we're just waiting for people now.
I just won a game! I felt so awesome because it was a medium sized one I think. I kept running around and barely got by then finally saw a workbench down below. I jumped from the cliff I was on to the water and snuck up. I heard some silverfish and think "Game Master" Head towards the sounds and see a guy with diamond boots and sword fighting off silverfish and spiders. So I swoop in there, stab him in the back, then run away. the GM spams me some, I go back pick up what I need while still getting attacked, then run away.
Then I start to make a fort in a meadow, GM places creepers all around it and blows it up so I'm running around not knowing what to do. Finally he starts building some weird thing in the sky. I fight the last guy in a duel and I win.
Then once I won, he still couldn't kill me off :) Had to use 3 spawn instances of like 20 creepers to finally get me. haha.
Great game! I had no idea this would be so much fun!
Just won a round, there were a fair few people playing, it's nice when someone who isn't Toqq wins.
Grabbed gear from a village in the jungle, dug straight down and got loads or iron in a cave. GM started playing mind games by knocking out lights, placing a juke box with eerie music on somewhere I couldn't see and attempting to suffocate me with stone, they eventually revealed some diamond for me and I made a sword.
I rose to the surface and killed someone on a beach while they complained about creepers in chat.
The rest was luck really and some quick thinking to make a bow before the final ice platform showdown.
I really wish I recorded my round. It would be really interesting if a server could set up a camera so spectators can view what people are seeing (Like in TF2) and have a bot that sits in there and records what people see with fraps.
Would be so cool.
Well my tests are finally over, so I can come back to playing and recording badly edited videos. Hooray!
How does this work? Do I get whitelisted here, and when do the individual "games" start?
Wait, when you talk about time, do you mean IRL or in-game?
New game starting now guys!
Jesus. Fucking. Christ. Was merrily digging along on 4th day when suddenly I see Giratina (top ranked dude taking out people like a damn one man army) talk about seeing someone. I think it's me, and promptly curl into a ball. He then says that it was another person, and I am relieved. That is, until I see 3 nameplates in the near vicinity of my hole-base. I ran like fucking shit down the stairs, heart beating out of my chest and with a pulse of 120, blocking it all off with cobble. I didn't know what to do, they were probably armed with iron armor and weapons or better, and I had nothing but the bare basics (stone pickaxe, food, torches and stuff). Doesn't help that it's 12PM. So anyways, I run like fucking hell, and I sneak to stop them from seeing my nameplate. I find out that it apparently doesn't work, and as I've gone right, left, down and changed directions and blocked my path up at least 5 times, I see the nameplates approaching me. I beg for mercy, and as they broke the cobble and I could see the faces of my assailants, I was nearly whimpering. I died.
Use "/sneak on" to hide your nameplate but move normally.
I keep getting internal server error when I join
I usually get "internal server error" the first time I try to connect, then it works the second time.
Hey mister capsup or whoever gives the job of GM's, could i be possible for me to be a GM?
I think everyone enjoyed tonight's terribly long god matches, except for the part where waterko just had his people hide rather than fight my guys.
"God matches" amount to kissing the GM's ass for free stuff.
Yesterday's match is up.
Are you actually playing god matches that's sooo stupid kissing up to GM's just to get items and stuff isn't that what the sponsoring is supposed to do?
Why is the server up and no ones on it?
Starting a game if a few people get on.
I might join this.
Getting myself ready by watching "The Survival Games" on Youtube.
We're going to need to make a video to advertise, noone seems to be joining for matches now.
I really really wish I had more sparetime to work on the plugin, but sadly, I don't. We're just about to enter the exams period so there's alot of papers etc that I have to hand in.
A way to make maps while games are going on would be nice.
11 people on the server, LETS BATTLE!
Lots of people are on today.
I think once I'm done with this next weeks exams shit I'll get together the GMs and we'll figure out what we do next. There's a couple of high priority issues that we will have to sort out and then figure out what our next move is. We could make a post on MCF which would probably net us alot of attention but I believe we'd have to get everything working properly before then.
So don't worry guys, we definitely haven't given up on it.