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Deathbans have reset for December and Other NewsDec 02, 07:33 PM by RubblePile
For all who died last month, welcome back to the land of the living.
Also, since this is the last month on the current map, we've increased the amount of experience you get from killing mobs so it's easier to get experience to enchant/repair your gear.
On a sad note, Ocelotpotpie has resigned as (Sys)Admin and cbarber has stepped down as Mod/Plugin developer. Their contributions to the server are innumerable and they are missed. Thanks to both of you for all your hard work!
UltraHardcore Event today at 6pm Eastern timeNov 02, 05:33 PM by RubblePile
Hi guys, we'll be beginning our first UltraHardcore (UHC) event within an hour.
To play, connect to the server - hardcore.hcsmp.com at 6pm Eastern time and type /event join and wait around. At 6:05pm, you'll be teleported to the lobby in the UHC game world with a blank inventory and the game will start shortly after that.
UHC is similar to Hardcore, except health does not regenerate. You will need to play very carefully if you wish to be the last player alive. You can heal yourself using golden apples or health potions. Be aware that golden apples need to be crafted with 8 gold ingots and glistering melon needs to be crafted with a melon slice and one gold block. Ghasts drop gold ingots instead of ghast tears so you will not be able to craft regen potions.
Player health status is listed in the scoreboard (green,yellow,red) and if you die, you'll be teleported back to the hcsmp world you came from with your original inventory. Dying during the event will not result in a deathban so feel free to join and play if you think you can handle the pressure.
You can team up with other players, but any team assignments are informal.
The winner will be awarded 2 stacks of exp bottles. These ought to take you from level 0 to level 30.
If all goes well and the first event is over by 8pm, we'll hold a second event at that time.
Deathbans have reset for NovemberNov 01, 08:39 AM by RubblePile
Have fun and beware of mobs!
November changelog.Oct 29, 05:34 PM by ocelotpotpie
Cross posted from reddit:
The server software is still on 1.6.4. We have heard rumors of a spigot 1.7 release coming in the next [day] or two, but we will still need to wait for our dependencies to upgrade as well (WorldGuard, WorldBorder, CombatTag, HeroChat, etc). Myself and ocelot are going to be away this weekend so a 1.7 update for the death ban reset (Nov 1st) is unlikely.
HCSMP plugins have been updated with multiple world support. This means things like survival time, campfire, fairspawn, bounty hunter, etc will only work in the HCSMP main worlds (world, world_nether, world_the_end).
A number of outstanding bugs and performance issues were resolved.
The graveyard server has returned as a new world associated with our main server. Living players can continue to play on the main server as usual. Dead player will be transported to the graveyard server, which has been restored with any prior inventories and logout positions. Donating will restore a player back to the main world (relog required).
Living and dead players share global chat, with dead player names set to gray.
We are planning on having weekly events, starting this weekend with an UltraHardcore event. Both living and dead players will be able to join an event if they choose to or continue playing in their respective worlds. We are also planning on having ad hoc events during the week. JoelTheMole and RubblePile will have a more detailed post on this shortly.
Enchanted golden apples will be nerfed from Regeneration V to Regeneration III starting Nov 1st.
The Scaling Experience will remain active. Let us know what you think about it. Too much? Too little?
Happy Birthday HCSMP!Oct 18, 09:34 PM by foxitude
Be careful with your second chance!!
I started on the server in the last few days on January 2012. I became an admin at the start of April, and continued to play, having an awesome time.
Since HCSMP's first birthday this time last year, a LOT has changed. Of the six admins who existed when I got promoted, I alone remain. Since then, we have gained new admins; Moodh, JoeltheMole, Hawtre, ocelotpotpie and RubblePile.
In February this year, the previous owner Savoie stepped down, along with gmxgeek and tabmonkey. xMopxShell stepped up as dev, and I took on the owner position. Recently xMopxShell has stepped down, but I remained, with a dedicated team, which cbarber and RubblePile joined.
Through all these staff changes, we have had our difficulties, but have pulled through, continuing to develop and re-imagine. You will notice some changes around here soon, some you have seen (exp mod) and some you have yet to see (events?!).
I hope you will all continue to support this amazing server, and continue to make it an awesome place to play. We do a lot of hard work, but without you guys, there would be no HCSMP.
Thanks again to the Admins and mods, and happy birthday HCSMP!