I'm working on a new team-vs.-team arena for the US server, where the objective isn't just to kill everyone else but to gather a suit of golden armor and haul it back to your team's starting point, then scale a ladder, hit a switch, scale another ladder, and race for the finish line.
The arena itself will be split into three sectors, each of which consists of four zones:
- Elements (fire, water/ice, wood, and stone)
- Eras (Western, futuristic/sci-fi, urban/modern, and medieval)
- Environments (tundra, jungle, desert, and mushroom)
Teams' starting points are spread out around the arena's outer wall, with a chest containing dyed leather armor in the team's color (these aren't necessarily important beyond having some kind of armor; also, yes, this is intended for 1.4).
Players who die aren't eliminated from the game. Rather, they respawn in a spire high above the arena and must find an unused exit to drop back into play (used exits will be blocked off); team members who die at the same time may use the same exit and the same time. PvP is allowed
in the spire. In addition, as exits are used, lights will go out, meaning mobs will spawn
inside the tower, so you'll need to get out fast.
Breaking and placing of blocks is forbidden, making this an Adventure map.
Once this arena is finished, I'll be looking to hold a game or two in it on the US server. I'd also like for players'/teams' points of view to be posted on YouTube.
What's more, I'd like to be able to provide prizes for the game. Steam games are probably the best option for this, but I've dropped a good chunk of money into the obstacle course tournament
already, so any gift copies of games that folks could donate to this would be five kinds of amazing.
So, who's in?
EDIT: Later information has rendered some of the above obsolete. Be sure to read the entire thread, please (plus there are pictures below)!