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Mar
18
by Byteflux at 12:06 PM
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PVP arena has always been one of the most requested features since the launch of Hybrid Cannon. Now you can enjoy 5 different arenas each of which offer a 128x128 battlefield with naturalistic terrain.

How to join or leave an arena:

/arena join or /arena j: Joins an arena and starts once there are 2 people queued up
/arena j <arena>: Same as above but joins a specific arena
/arena leave or /arena l: Leave arena match or remove yourself from queue
/arena duel <player>: Challenge a player to a unrated duel
/arena duel <player> wager=<money>: Challenge a player to an unrated duel with a bet

The 5 different arenas are:

Desert
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Snow
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Oasis
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Forest
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Mar
16
by Byteflux at 7:27 AM
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There is a known glitch with certain transparent blocks, such as Glowstone, Redstone Blocks and TNT that allow them to be exploited to achieve an X-ray effect in-game without the use of a a texture pack or client mod.

I've just finished updating HCGuard, our custom anti-cheat plugin to automatically detect people trying to use these blocks to X-ray. Upon detection, the block in question will be removed.

Obviously X-ray texture packs and client mods will still be an issue, but we use LogBlock to identify these situations so if you encounter suspicious X-ray tunnels please don't hesitate to notify the server staff.
Mar
15
by Byteflux at 10:15 AM
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Good day!

Just checking in with a small but incredibly useful update. Recently I just finished developing a new plugin called HCChat which is some extended chat features specific to Hybrid Cannon.

Today's new feature is /global.

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This command will mute your global chat allowing you to do away with all the clutter from chat. Server messages along with faction/ally chat will continue to show regardless.

I hope this new feature will reduce some of your chat related stress and make your in-game experience more tolerable during times of bad trolling and terrible shit talking.
Mar
13
by Byteflux at 12:28 PM
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Hello friends,

I wanted let everyone know that we've rolled out a couple awesome new features today. The best way to explain it is to probably show it.

First I want to introduce my favorite new feature, which is highly experimental and might disappear depending on how it performs.

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If you can't figure out what that scoreboard represents, it's the number of remaining CombatTag seconds of you and anyone near you in a 10 block radius.

Now, you will be able to know exactly how much time you have remaining without having to stop and type /ct which could be extremely detrimental in a PVP situation.

For anyone unaware, CombatTag is a third-party plugin we use to prevent players from PVP logging. If you log off while combat tagged, your body remains in-game until you log back in (allowing players to kill you).

The next awesome new feature I want to introduce are the new kill messages:...
Mar
09
by Byteflux at 1:34 AM
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As promised, here's a more formal announcement of our Helper selection.

RagingDouche and I have carefully gone through all the applications and have selected a few awesome candidates to become Helpers.

Garbageman
A relatively new player to the server but has already contributed much and continues to do so. His in-depth knowledge of the game mechanics and general friendliness makes him a well suited candidate.

ItsTibberz
Although young, Tibbers is more mature than most adults I know. She has a good sense of ethics, is probably too friendly and has been with us from the very establishment of the server. Her willingness to help and outgoing attitude will be a great asset.

Jennasaur
Almost always the first one to welcome a new player, Jenna is probably one of the most friendly people on the server. She has pretty much been a voluntary Helper since the moment she joined. As nice and helpful as...