Greetings Endless Horizons!!
I am breaking our silence to give you some teaser screenies and toss around a few rumours! There is still a lot of work to do, but a lot has been done already. Time to showcase a little... :)
The Combat World will soon be open, with functioning mob-combat arenas and a few PVP arenas, using your SURVIVAL gear! Fear not! You won't lose anything when you die, so you can keep coming back for more and more and more an-...yea... But anyways, that's not the highlight I want to splurge about...
Introducing Custom Combat Arenas! Now, we've always asked for arena designs...this isn't the same. Builders will be able to claim, design, build, maintain and OPERATE their own PVP (or mob) arenas! Arenas will be built in survival though staff may help out (if we aren't busy and feel like it) and add finishing touches afterwards. The arena Owner will be able to control warp points within the arena and (eventually) add mob-spawn points. Not enough? Well, you can even customize the arena Lobby, and control where the lobby portals link to!
All elements are currently a work-in-progress, so it may look different later on. Portals are easy to change though - just cycle through the destinations!
We've added a bit more of a challenge to surviving, because let's face it, once you get that fancy diamond armor, you're pretty much untouchable. We've created a number of custom mobs, most of minigames but some in survival, just to make things a bit more interesting. Look out for Kamikaze Sheep, Barons and Herobrine!
From the depths of DOOM 95, and entering the world of Minecraft, comes the terrifying Baron. Barons are very slow and not too bright, but they are very strong and pack a huge punch. Do not engage in combat unless you are wearing armor - two hits from this guy will stop you dead!
Herobrine has been spotted! Resembling a Steve with glowing white eyes, Herobrine is a passive mob that usually won't attack unless you hit first. If you do hit him, be ready for some pain. Herobrine is smart and powerful, and attacks similarly to Barons, up close and with blasts of green energy. Oh, and he can open doors...just thought I should mention that...
Details in Minecraft have always been a challenge. There are only so many times you can pretend a block of glass is a fish tank... Now, you don't have to! Introducing Mini-Blocks!
Mini-Blocks are my personal take on MicroBlocks, using a custom menu system, recipes and hours of searching the skin sites of players' skins. Ya, mcskinsearch.com FTW! Check out our extensive collection (makes other collections look pretty small) ingame using /mini. Some have custom recipes too which you can see on our Recipes page. In survival, Mini-Blocks cost either money to buy or resources (to craft), but in the Creative and Contest worlds, they are free of charge! Some are also world-exclusive, so have a look around for super-rare blocks (like the awesome Ender Crystal skull in the End).
Then there's this guy! Have a look around and see if you can find him! Just the first of many new statues to come!
I'm also working on a Hall of Horrors, where you can see the new mobs and learn about their many strengths and weaknesses. Which will help, because the arenas in the Combat World will probably house many such mobs for your mob-hunting pleasure! It's mostly set up, just needs walls lol