The BIG Server Update

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  1. Ezzerland

    Ezzerland Staff Member Manager

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    Big Server Update
    Launches 28th December, 2019 @ 2PM ET
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    Let's face it. Our hub server is just not used much right now and a couple of our games just don't get the attention they deserve. We hear the community talking about the 'good ole days' when our Hub had a bunch of people online to hang out and chat with. When the game lobbies had players to join into. Remember when Spleef was a thing?

    We get it. It's easy to reminisce of the past and reflect on the good times, but how do we take that feedback and make something useable out of it? We think we have the answer!

    We are launching a brand new Hub that takes four games and gives them all one shared lobby. Now the community can hang out in the Hub server again... and HAVE SOMETHING TO DO?! Whew! That also means that whether you like Parkour, OITC, HC or Spleef... Wait, did I just say Spleef? SPOILER ALERT! You can encourage players to try new things without ever having to go lobby surfing. So what's different?

    CHANGES
    Lobby
    • New Valley lobby designed by @Heatdude Da Waffle, @Ezzerland, @Apex_SkyShadow6446, @TwageTomato
    • Functions as a mega lobby for all of our session-based games
      • Parkour, One in the Chamber, Herobrine's Chamber
      • Re-introduces SPLEEF! (One main lobby and 3x 1v1 lobbies)
      • Brings back the lobby-based versions of King of the Ladder and Sumo!
    • Includes a UNIVERSAL /Spectate command! AT LAAAAASSSSSSTTTTT!!!! :D
    • All of these games still show up in the compass under Lobby!
    • Includes a large number of launch pads to quickly navigate the various regions
    • Includes an unbelievable amount of easter-eggs and throwbacks to the history of the server!
    • Tons of new Inventory games (28 single player and 7 multiplayer)
    • Best/Most updated version of our anti-cheat as seen on the newest release of KitPvP!
    Updates to Game Modes
    • Parkour
    • One in the Chamber (OITC)
      • Removed the 6 most disliked maps (Vertigo, Grind, Drone, WMD, Plaza, Uplink)
      • Increased ELO decay rates so that leaderboards are less stagnant
      • The scoreboard is now regional so that it only appears in the OITC region of the lobby
    • Herobrine's Chamber (HC)
      • Added a /votestart command
      • The scoreboard is now regional so that it only appears in the HC region of the lobby
    • Spleef
      • Exists... ;)
      • Main Lobby
      • 3x 1v1 lobbies in the mountainside
    As usual, please post any bugs you find in the Report Bugs section on the forums and smash that like button!
    -ITSJERRYANDHARRY
     
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  2. grichom

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    so spleef is back, yes?
     
  3. Aiqw

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    Awesome :o
     
  4. thesaber903

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    Yes! Spleef is back! Nice update!
     
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  5. Hurricane2001

    Hurricane2001 4 year server Veteran Donator

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    Ayyy finally good old spleef. If only peaceful survival came back as well. Lol
     
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    interesting
     
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  7. Muffin_Mobber

    Muffin_Mobber Reality Surfer Donator

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    New parkour maps?!?!
     
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  8. HusoMc

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    oh... people actually asked for spleef. smh
     
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  9. Trevor

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    dude love it
     
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    I think we all know what other game we need in this lobby. The one. The only. CraftRoulette.
     
  11. Trevor

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    and btw nobody hates uplink
     
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    ngl ezzerland, this is something. I'm impressed.
     
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  13. t3mptr3s

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    If you only knew the plans we have for you XD
     
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    So it is the entire lobby in one? That's really interesting and quite cool tbh. I can't wait for it.
     
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    >:) I eagerly await
     
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    Oh my god /spectate is a thing...

    Also no more Vertigo :)
     
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    Firstly, great update. I can help out a bit as well by letting the remaining spleef community know.

    Can you elaborate on the ELO decay:

    How much ELO at what rate?
    How long before ELO starts decaying?
    Will players be notified if ELO is going to start decaying soon like before and if so how much earlier and when will this be adjusted to be correct?
    Is it supposed to be happening right now/before the update? A few of us just lost about 80 and increasing ELO with no warning despite having played within a month. It is only affecting a few actually semi-active players, but I know in my case at least it was pretty upsetting given that was the one thing keeping me invested in the server and checking-in every month or so.

    Also I'll second Trevor that Uplink was one of the best maps imo. I think Vertigo and maybe Plaza were the only universally hated ones but I doubt anyone will really care if the others are gone as well.
     
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  18. Ezzerland

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    Yes, correct.
    More than any other removed game.
    Spoiler Alert: All past games live on in this hub. Even Craft Roulette :)
    To be fair, When I talked to ~20 or so players on OITC recently, those 6 maps were the ones everyone agreed should be removed. There were 2 other maps that came up, but they were "okay" maps and only mentioned by 1 or 2 people, so we left them. No maps were considered for removal without multiple players from OITC agreeing/mentioning them.
    Yep. One lobby for all those games. Pretty excited for it myself, lol.
    IKR? LOL. Whole update worth it just for Spectate change :D
    It's the same decay system as before, just the amount of decay is increased. I don't know the amount, so I suppose we'll have to wait and see, but same time frame and notification, etc. This ELO change actually came from the OITC players asking for ELO to be reset every 4 or 6 weeks.

    Please do let the Spleef community know. They asked for it, they got it :)
     
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    Are you certain? I can't speak for others but for me the decay started about 2 weeks early and there's been no notification. If it is the same then I think the system has bugged slightly.
     
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    Hell yeah! Super awesome!
     
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