In this map you will get the chance to battle your friends (or enemies...) in an arena style PvP match. Each match takes around 20 minutes to complete, and sets one person (called the Slicer) against everyone else (called the Defenders.)
The Slicer gets an amazing array of potion buffs to help him or her defeat the enemy. This includes Invisibility, Resistance, Speed, Nightvision, Strength and more! The down side is the Slicer isn't able to break blocks very well!
The Defenders all select a class from the Knight, the Architect and the Mage. Each class gets a different set of gear to help fill a role for the team. In addition, the arena is littered with secrets and bonuses for the defenders (and Slicer, if he can get his hands on it).
Here are a few basic rules to go by:
Don't die. The Defenders may sleep in beds, which will prolong final death for as long as the bed stays intact. If the bed is removed, and the defender dies, he or she is out of the match. If the Slicer dies, the game is over.
Kill your enemy.
No one may leave the arena. It's impossible, anyhow.
As the Slicer, it is your primary job to destroy (or pick up) the enemy beacon. If the Defender's beacon is destroyed the Slicer immediately wins the game. Alternatively, if you force your opponents to respawn out of the battlefield you also win.
As a Defender, your primary goal is to protect your beacon. Your beacon may not be moved, nor can it be covered. If your beacon is not projecting its beam, you lose immediately. Otherwise, you must build up and defend around the beacon building.
If, at the end of 20 minutes the beacon is still standing, the Defenders win!
- Fixed command blocks not TPing if using Random mode
- Fixed Architect not getting Flint and Steel.
Q. Command Blocks not working?
A. Turn them on in your server.properties file. I included an example one in the download.
Q. I want to play another match, but the arena is messed up from the previous match
A. Sadly, you have to restore the map manually. My next arena for this map will most likely be adventure mode, so this won't be an issue.
Q. Someone got all of my stuff/XP when we spawned!
A. Unfortunately, the command blocks don't work very precisely. Sometimes your items will get flung to another person, and sometimes your XP can switch targets too. There's nothing I can do about it, as Mojang needs to fix it.
Q. We got stuck when we tried to pick a class!
A. Don't use the class selectors at the same time. Wait for each other to leave.
If you have any issues with the map please let me know so I can fix them! We have gone through 20 or so games of testing, but still sometimes things need to be fixed or tweaked for balance reasons.