Network Developer and Systems Engineer
- Jun 28, 2020
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The Duels MinigameIt's been a long time coming, and we're finally branching into Minigames!
To kick it off, we have a very simple duels gamemode. Right now there's only 1 map built by our amazing Build Team, Medieval.
Currently the only mode is 1vs1 Classic Duels (We were a bit backed up working on SMP 2).
This is a 1.8 gamemode, so we recommend playing on 1.8.9.
There are multiple ways to play duels.
Method 1: Click the "DUELS" NPC in the hub.
This will put you into a duels server, it may be empty, or already have another player waiting.
Method 2: /duel
You can /duel <player> to challenge a player to a duel. They have 60 seconds to accept, and if they do, you'll both be placed into an empty duels server
Method 3: Parties
If you're in a 2 player party, entering the duels mode with the hub NPC will automatically party queue you into the same server.
As more people play the game, our new Minigame Daemon system spins up new servers automatically when needed (Huge thanks to @Jaren for doing most of the work on that).
- Repeatedly joining/leaving the same duels server can cause both players to spawn on the same team
- Sometimes, nothing will happen when you expect to be queued into a game, this means that all servers are full, just try again in about 10 seconds and it should work (if it doesn't, then the rare minigame daemon bug happened where it stops spinning up servers relative to the free instances it needs, please file a bug report in that case at https://enlightenmc.net/bugs)
- The first player who joins sometimes gets a weird bug with bows, where arrows immediately drop to the ground or go in weird directions, this is however only visual, and actually does hit the player if you aimed precisely
- The health below a nametag gets reset to 0 often
Feedback is always appreciated! We hope you enjoy this Minigame ahead of the Big SMP 2 Launch (only a few days left!)