Hardcore closing: December 3rd

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by c0wg0d, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    UPDATE: The map is now available for download here: http://www.sandlotminecraft.com/pages/maps/

    Once again, all good things must come to an end.

    The Hardcore survival server will be closed on December 3rd. It may be reopened on that date, but most likely it will not be ready by then and will have a grand re-opening at a later date to be determined.

    Why are you closing Hardcore?

    Hardcore has seen a lot of ups and downs and a couple different iterations of gameplay during its time on The Sandlot. Originally, it was almost purely vanilla hardcore, with no claims, no chest protections, and when you died, you were locked out until the server was reset.

    We felt this was harsh to players who had a bad first spawn at night or made a mistake that kept them out of the server for a month or more, so we changed it to a 1 hour cooldown after death. Even this was a bit too prohibitive, and eventually it got to the point we are at now, where nobody is playing Hardcore except a couple very dedicated souls that are trying to keep the server alive.

    We are going to try something different again to see if it sticks. It's a journey, and you can help shape Hardcore's future by sharing your thoughts here: http://www.sandlotminecraft.com/threads/lets-talk-about-a-map-reset-and-gameplay-changes.28895/

    Lastly, we want all the fun new 1.10 stuff, right?!

    What will happen to my builds? My inventory? All my precious items?

    Inventories and enderchests will be reset. Homes and claims will be reset. Everything will be reset.

    Will the server be Minecraft 1.10?

    Yes. There will be fossils and husks and all the other new things from Minecraft 1.10 that you would expect.

    What is going to happen to the current Hardcore server?

    You can keep playing on the current server until we launch the new one. Finish up those projects!

    Will the map be available for download when the server is taken offline?


    Are there going to be any gameplay changes?

    Yes, the current list of proposed changes can be found and discussed (your input matters!) here: http://www.sandlotminecraft.com/threads/lets-talk-about-a-map-reset-and-gameplay-changes.28895/

    Will there be a resource world?

    No. This iteration of Hardcore is going back to a more frequent reset schedule and will be focusing more on adventuring together and reliving that amazing "Create New World" experience we all love in Minecraft.

    I have a question you didn't answer!

    Ask away!
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2017
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  2. Virgeric

    Virgeric The Gorn You Love! Moderator VIP Elder

    First comment! Woo hoo!

    Is there a chance the track could bend?
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  3. NinjagoZane

    NinjagoZane Master of the Three-toed donkey hippo duck VIP

    Let's put our heads together for Hardcore's future! xd
  4. LunaLovegood

    LunaLovegood original JUNA Helper

    Woo! Awesome! Maybe I'll get into hardcore...
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  5. KevinBoyette

    KevinBoyette Artisan

    RIP, UHC. =C
    Are we going to have a big UHC send-off party on December 2nd? :eek::O:d8D:cool:
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  6. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    There will be one on the 3rd, just before the closing. I am planning on streaming the event and having an entorouge follow me around like we did for SVS. I will most likely also disable the cooldown on death, add /tpa, and turn keepInventory on just for the event. I have a separate post asking for must-see sights here: http://www.sandlotminecraft.com/threads/must-see-sights-and-locations.29917/
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  7. LunaLovegood

    LunaLovegood original JUNA Helper

    Can you do /give all tnt 100 and /gamemode all creative and blow it up :D
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  8. Yekulten

    Yekulten Orange Crafter

    I have never played (or known about.) the hardcore server.
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  9. DadMight

    DadMight Hero VIP

    Ooh! A reset! Neat! :D
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  10. XI_The_Doctor_IX

    XI_The_Doctor_IX Adept VIP

    Ok whatever nobody played it anyway
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  11. beanie_03

    beanie_03 Master

    *cri* That is my only response. I'm done now. Bye.
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  12. zilory

    zilory Master VIP Helper Elder

    Well we all knew this time would come some day. And I'm sure the new one will be just as fun as it was when this map started! A fresh start is always nice :)
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  13. CaptainFinner

    CaptainFinner The Funny One VIP Helper

    I know that many people think Hardcore is too tough, no one ever plays it, etc....But I have some of my first memories on the Sandlot there, when I went on Trub's expedition for the Jungle Death City....

    It's a fine server, and I'm sad to see it go. Though, all good things must come to an end.
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  14. I_Awesome

    I_Awesome Expert

    I think hardcore is just being overshadowed by the new svs
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  15. DogFriend202

    DogFriend202 trying to be the best she can be

    Good bye hardcore, You will be even better next time!
    I can't wait! :D
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  16. Avatar_plays_MC

    Avatar_plays_MC Airbender Helper

    No, its been empty for quite a while prior to the announcement about SVS resetting.
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  17. SugarTheTiger

    SugarTheTiger Artisan

    Goodbye, Hardcore. I shall miss you forever, and I shall never forget the moment when I jumped off a tree and smashed into the ground. and saw my head right under the tree, I freaked out

    I'll miss Hardcore, but am looking forward to the new one. :)
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  18. tmuo

    tmuo professional napper VIP Helper

    Wow, wasn't expecting this! I'm excited as well as a bit sad. Can't wait!
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  19. linmoy

    linmoy Grandma Mickey Helper

    Awesome, I'm so glad that you're thinking of doing this. I completely understand and I am looking forward to seeing the completed product.
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  20. TeamTyler

    TeamTyler Adept

    aw =C
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