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Ultra Hardcore Season XIII

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ULTRA HARDCORE SEASON XIII


SECRET RIVALS | Free for All

Saturday, August 3rd | 1PM EST

IP: games.everneth.com
 

OVERVIEW
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Over time, certain competitors acquire a reputation for being fearsome on the battlefield. Discerning players might find themselves choosing to avoid confrontation with those individuals when they can, but today, the balance of power shifts. This season, every player will, for better or for worse, be disguised as our king, Faceman. The powerhouses will lose the shield granted by their reputation, and other players will gain the boon of mystery. Those who are able to adapt to this situation will find themselves with the winning edge!

Additionally, this season features a new medal! Titanslayer will be awarded to any player who kills a winner from last season - this time around, the foes in question are Sybillian and PearUhDox. Will you be the first to earn this trophy? Not only that, but the winner of this season will receive the exclusive UHC Champion role on Discord until another player takes their crown!

After a warm reception last season, a mechanic from the past will be returning once again, potentially permanently; all players will find themselves with two Absorption hearts that refresh every 60 seconds until 60 minutes have passed. This shield will grant you a slight buffer, hopefully preventing you from having your health chipped down by the environment before you even come across an enemy.

Lastly, this season features a number of sweeping balance changes which will also affect all future matches. They're listed in detail further down this post, and it's strongly recommended that you give them a look; they're likely to fundamentally affect your strategy!

For those who have not had the pleasure of participating in a UHC match before, it is a PvP event in which players are spread throughout a world of naturally-generated Minecraft terrain, and natural health regeneration is turned off. The only way to regain lost health is by eating a golden apple, drinking a Potion of Healing, or by eating a golden head. The last team standing is the victor!

 

RULES
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  • Dead players must cut off all communication with all other players. There are no exceptions for any reason.
  • Trapping Nether Portals is not allowed.
  • Potions of Regeneration are banned; ghasts will drop gold ingots instead of tears.
  • Players are safe from PvP for the first 20 minutes of the match. An automated message will be posted in the in-game chat after 20 minutes have passed.
  • Mods are not allowed, with the exceptions of Optifine and the Replay Mod.
  • Skybasing - defined as building high up into the air to create an artificial chokepoint - is banned.
  • Branch mining is banned. Staircasing and digging downwards are both acceptable, but you must explore caves to find your treasures.

 

BALANCE CHANGES
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The following section will detail the ways in which matches of UHC differ from vanilla survival. Largely, the game will function exactly the same, but a few minor tweaks have been made to encourage exciting and fair gameplay. In the future, these rules will be listed in the Ultra Hardcore hub post instead of in season announcements.

  • When players die, they will drop their head. If you surround the head with gold ingots in a crafting table, you will create a Golden Head, which, when eaten, will restore twice as much health as a golden apple does.
  • Endermen will always drop an ender pearl.
  • Endermen have a 20% chance of dropping 1 dragon's breath.
  • Blazes will always drop one blaze rod.
  • Zombie Pigmen will always drop 1-2 gold nuggets (previously had a 50% chance of dropping 1)
  • Zombie Pigmen have a 50% chance of dropping nether wart.
  • Horses & llamas will always drop at least one leather.
  • Baby wolves will never grow up (and thus cannot be bred exponentially).
  • Tamed wolves have 8 health points (the same as their wild counterparts) instead of 20.

 

AWARDS
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Everyone wants to be the best.

Champion - Awarded to the last team standing!
Ironman - Awarded to the last player to receive a point of damage.
Sanguine - Awarded to the player to slay the most opponents.
Midas - Awarded to the player to acquire and eat the most Golden Apples.
First Blood - Awarded to the first player to kill an opponent.
Titanslayer - Awarded to the player who kills the previous season's Champion(s).

 

CLOSING AND SIGNUPS
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As always, this season will be hosted on games.everneth.com - the server will open 15 minutes before the scheduled starting time. The game will begin at 1:05 PM, and anyone arriving later will be automatically put into spectator mode and will not be able to participate in the match. Don't be late; we can't start over for you! Also, mind that the server will most likely be in Minecraft 1.13.2.

To sign up for this season of UHC, reply to this thread!
To discuss this season of UHC, go to this thread!

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