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16-player King of the Hill & Domination Multi-Arena PvP

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Level 34 : Artisan Artist
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Play randomized games of King of the Hill and Domination across several arenas with you and a bunch of friends across 4 teams...

With practically everything automated and managed from team assignment to respawning, weapons, power-ups, map selection and matches; all with constant feedback from the system informing you of what's going on, check out the latest version of Minecraft King of the Hill, now with all new Domination game-type.

Following on from my original King of the Hill PvP Map, and with the addition of the Command Block in one of the recent snapshots, here's the beginning of Bench's PvP Map 2.0

After some feedback on the last map, and some recent new additions to the game, it seemed like a good idea to start afresh and think about keeping the same PvP experience but with simplified means of playing. With the previous map spawning and respawning became an issue, as was the player loadouts, as such this was the first thing addressed.




Update: (14th March 2013)


So the new 1.5 update has introduced a significant amount of new stuff, some of which directly applies to the dev of this project. As such it's put on hold for a little bit while we work out the best way to move forward, seeing what can be worked in and what will remain the same.

In the interim I'll be starting dev on a few new modules utilizing the 1.5 additions (namely command blocks) to open up some smaller PvP projects. Stay tuned.

Comment in the section below if you have ideas on what two of the arenas could be if we're pulling out the two biggest arenas to get things fixed.



Urban Arena (75 x 75, 4 points)

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A small arena featuring a number of different buildings allowing for some free-running and creativity in offense/defense of points. There are 4 control points with two outside (Hunting Lodge & Courtyard) and two inside (Chapel & Stables) each with difference access points. Some buildings contain power-ups appropriate for the building (i.e. Archery Range equips new bow and arrows) while others provide quick climbing up buildings.

The buildings are joined with a number of roads and several buildings enable access onto their roofs to be able to jump onto surrounding trees or other buildings to use them as cover.

Jungle Arena (100 x 100, 4 points)

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Large arena under a jungle canopy, trees litter the rolling hills and plateaus with one raised point in the center, than 3 surrounding with 1 in a run-down farm. Getting on top of trees enables some strategic cover, while the canopy blocks out most light making it a lot of running in the dark, especially when playing in the night cycle.

Snow Arena (100 x 100, 4 points)

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Snow arena features a snow-covered, glacier filled circular map with 4 control points and 4 power-ups. Lakes on one half and forests on the other circle a towering two-tiered mountain with a control point half way up and all the way on top of the mountain. Other spires surround the main mountain one of which has a power-up on the very top granting some quite strategic locations. With one control point in the midst of a frozen lake, the ever shifting waters from water to ice can make this particular location either great or difficult to tackle.

Desert Arena (100 x 100, 3 points)

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The desert arena features only 3 control points and 2 power-up locations, with a drastic height difference between all their locations. With majority of the map contained within a huge pyramid, there's no line of sight outside and many weaving corridors for opponents to hide in. The control point on top of the pyramid has several shafts to various parts of the underground labyrinth and from above the excavation control point's canopies help shelter players holding that point forcing players to potentially abandon the high ground for the sake of holding additional points. There are sparse desert plains to run across, with some high peaks near the outside point, and obstacles to overcome to get around the map efficiently.

Map Progress

Current things implemented:
  • Main spawn area with European village style main town for all interaction outside of the arenas themselves.
  • Support for 4 teams of 4 with player management.
  • Score limit of 100.
  • Map power-ups
  • King of the Hill game-type
  • Domination game-type
  • Spawn area management
  • Team Ready-Up to help automate the match process
  • Random map selection
  • Random Day/Night Cycle
  • Urban Arena
  • Jungle Arena

Planned features:

  • Classic 4 arena types (Standard/Nether/Desert/Jungle) + 2 new ones (Island/Urban)

Redesigns from version 1:

New King of the Hill / Domination control point


Designed from the ground up, it's smaller, flatter, and has a bunch of new options as well.
  • Control point can only be held by one team at a time.
  • Control point can only be captured when it's active.
  • Teams gain points by holding the control point for a certain time period.
  • Control point can be contested by additional teams entering onto the hill.
  • When contested capture hold time is reset and indicates that point is contested.
  • Timer for capture hold time will only restart once only a single team holds that point.
  • Pressure pads mean a player needs to be actually on the point to be holding it.
  • Multiple control points being active enables domination game-type.


New randomize game-type and Arena system

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Based off cubehamster's pseudo random number generator, new randomize game-type and map system now supports 6 different maps each with either King of the Hill or Domination allowing for 12 uniquely different match types. Selection locks and resets after match end.



Random Day/Night

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Also built onto the pseudo random number generator, as part of the random arena selection system, players have the potential when picking a map to randomly toggle Day/Night including weather from Clear/Rain. Either state is maintained until it is randomly triggered again. The rain from the Night cycle is only present in select locations, namely the map selection room, and each of the arenas.




Map Power-ups

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Utilizing the new command-block, map power-ups can be picked up by running over them which grant you different blocks, may jump you over the map, or grant enchantments. After picked up the command-block has a cooldown before it becomes available again.




Fast Travel Stations

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Enabling easy moving around, spectating, etc, the map now features Fast Travel Stations, letting you bounce around easily.



Team Management

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Players are managed and assigned to teams. Team spawns and respawns are managed internally so players end up in the right location.

Dedicated Admin Management systems

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Dedicated admin to maintain map, debug, set settings etc.

Observation Decks

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Observation decks where spectators can watch the current game. Big display scores for easy viewing and decent height to be able to see all the action as it unfolds. Supported by Fast Travel stations.

Crazy Redstone Logic.....

You may not realise how much redstone actually goes in to making a map like this work. Here's a few snapshots of the maze I'm constantly sifting through and roughly what most of it does...

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Additional Notes

Designs/Schematics from additional players:

Cubehamster
  • Random Number Generator
  • Vertical Double Piston Design

BigJeyEm
  • Initial AoE Town Center and Barracks design

CrucialCraft
  • Scoring Shift Register Design

Amarok
  • Most of the Urban arena buildings
CreditCubehamster, BigJeyEm, CrucialCraft, Amarok
Progress55% complete
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19 Update Logs

1.5 update : 03/14/2013 7:43:08 amMar 14th, 2013

So the new 1.5 update has introduced a significant amount of new stuff, some of which directly applies to the dev of this project. As such it's put on hold for a little bit while we work out the best way to move forward, seeing what can be worked in and what will remain the same.

In the interim I'll be starting dev on a few new modules utilizing the 1.5 additions (namely command blocks) to open up some smaller PvP projects. Stay tuned.

Comment in the section below if you have ideas on what two of the arenas could be if we're pulling out the two biggest arenas to get things fixed.
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03/18/2013 4:34 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Programmer
sycoinc
still epic as always, i have been trying to make a domination point thing for a while, was 'working' until 1.5 came out :/
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03/18/2013 9:54 am
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
Bench
yeah, i haven't tested everything since it came out, I'm currently working on a new smaller map now that 1.5 has come out, just to try out the new systems, see what's the best way of using the new commands that are available. Thus far there's some exciting results.
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02/09/2013 1:22 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
ThunderCats
Do you have a predicted date on when this will come out?
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02/10/2013 7:08 am
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
Bench
Nope, purely because my current workload is pretty unpredictable and as such don't want to set any unfair expectations. Just keep an eye on the updates to see the progress made etc.
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02/08/2013 11:12 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
ThunderCats
I cant wait for this to come out! Get r dun good!
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02/08/2013 11:13 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
Bench
^_^
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01/25/2013 7:19 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
nnort
Bump it up!
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01/25/2013 7:19 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
nnort
Hi, this is really cool!
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12/28/2012 9:07 pm
Level 45 : Master Architect
Builder2
I feel sorry for you, you put all this together only to get a small amount of views. I like it! Great job! You obviously put a lot of effort into this. Diamond from me.
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01/01/2013 8:30 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
Bench
Thanks, yeah I've already put a lot of time into the map, rebuilt it from scratch a couple of times. It's a shame it hasn't been seen all that much but I'm not too phased, word of mouth the best way so go ahead and share it with your friends, talk about it and get involved, suggest ideas to me and when the Beta comes out give feedback, I keep pretty active on this page and will happily work in any ideas you come up with if it's feasible in this build.
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01/04/2013 6:09 pm
Level 45 : Master Architect
Builder2
a good way to get it around is in planet minecraft chat
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01/04/2013 6:50 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
Bench
I'll check it out, thanks for the tip.
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12/27/2012 10:07 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
AllSoloScarlett
wheres the dl?
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01/01/2013 8:27 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
Bench
DL is unavailable yet as the map is literally littered with all the modules I MC-edit for each of the arenas, things like the control points, score systems, power-up locations etc. Once all those components all go in and are linked up it'll go up for Beta-testing to make sure all the warping and team logic works across all game types and all 6 maps.

So just keep an eye on the progress, it'll eventually be made available.
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12/23/2012 1:49 pm
Level 20 : Expert Miner
XSLinKsZ
So siked for this project!
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12/23/2012 11:01 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
Bench
:D Awesome. By the way I have a brand new YouTube channel to follow everything I do Minecraft related. Has some tutorials, and progress on these major builds.
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11/26/2012 2:09 am
Level 57 : Grandmaster Programmer
sycoinc
looks very nice a diamond for you, i have been trying to work on something like this for my server but so far have failed lol
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11/26/2012 4:30 am
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
Bench
Thanks XD it's gone through several iterations including a couple of crazy full map restarts, and I'm pretty content with the build I have going atm. It's definitely shedding some light as to how to best do team-management etc using the Command Blocks. I've built quite a few modular pieces that I'll be making available with tutorials and schematics soon so subscribe, ask questions, I'm happy to point you in the right direction if you're wanting to build your own.
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11/20/2012 9:51 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
St3althStraight
This is beast im giving you a diamond also It would be beast if you could like and comment on my newest video about prestigeing www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz9ACsyOpCk
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10/24/2012 5:38 pm
Level 20 : Expert Miner
XSLinKsZ
Is there anyway I can support you? I really enjoy playing your first map with my friends! Do you have a youtube channel? Also, do you need help of any sort...i do have previous experience in redstone designs
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10/26/2012 11:16 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Artist
Bench
http://www.youtube.com/CAR3TAK3R Youtube channel is there. Just let me know any ideas/feedback you have that the main thing, without feedback the builds can't improve. I'm planning on putting up some pieces of the builds once i get them sorted out so you can put the pieces together to build your own maps with them.
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10/30/2012 6:14 pm
Level 20 : Expert Miner
XSLinKsZ
What I think would be cool (just an idea) if if you could have a team randomizer. So players could hit a button and it would randomize what team they are placed into
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