Happy holidays and Merry Christmas!
Happy winter, too!
Onto the good stuff. We (and by we, I mean Martoph, the sole dev) have spent the past holidays working hard on updating Search and Destroy’s code. The rest of us… Yeah we out here too. Maps. Art. Testing. Planning. You know how it is. Enjoy your winter break!
Say hello to your old friend, kit Chanter, back for this update! And only this update! Similar to Death God, Chanter is a very limited-edition kit, only available for one month after its introduction (now). As time passes and the number of days to access this kit go down, so will its price! Buy it now or use a free kit trial!
For anyone who remembers the old Chanter… This is mostly the same, with a notable change of gifted enchants being temporary. This ensures that users of the kit will be relevant for more than the first 20 seconds of the game! Additionally, enchanted players cannot be re-enchanted for a short time after their enchantment runs out, making sure the enchants rotate around the team.
A supportive kit that can enchant the items of its allies, temporarily boosting them. When an enchant wears off, another cannot be applied to the same user for the same duration. This kit is also equipped with the ability to curse and bless its foes and allies respectively!
Barricader - Block regeneration cooldown increased to 20s.
Berserker - Rage particles color are now based on team.
Burst - Explosion damage nerfed when no entity was hit. Explosions are now more consistent (we promise this time).
Dwarf - Gains and loses levels twice as fast. Lower maximum level.
Frost - Now activates its ability by right-clicking its sword.
Juggernaut - Now has Knockback 1.
Porcupine - Removed Thorns. Extra Projectile Protection. (Temporary) Price lowered to 100 credits
Skinner - Stolen skins are now applied manually. Can take enemy teleporters while disguised appropriately.
Spy - Can take enemy teleporters.
Teleporter - Teleporter blocks now have a short cooldown.
Vampire - Hearts from souls reduced to 3. Souls made more visible and are shared by vampires. (If one Vampire picks up a soul, others can also pick it up.)
Warper - Warped players granted Resistance 2 and Weakness 1 for 2 seconds.
Wraith - Arrows now stick onto invisible kits while also piercing
Welcome to the coziest time of the year. It’s also a fairly cold time of the year… Luckily for us, our mascot’s made of pure fire. That’ll keep us warm as we shove him into our fireplace.
By now, I'd hope finals are done and the winter break has started for all. Well done on surviving. Keep it up!
Once again, we got new ones, themed for the season. Get them at your local Fenix Shop! Remember: the fashion stat is the most important of them all. No one's going to take your k/d seriously unless you have an Athios brand cosmetic on.
Keep in mind that some of these cosmetics can only be obtained for roughly over a month. These cosmetics have been marked on the list here. All listed cosmetics also have a higher chance of appearing for the season!
Additionally... The shop inventory will be expanding! However, the extra items will not appear in its inventory until a day after the update.
Festive crown (Exclusive!)
Lump of coal (Exclusive!)
Not on the nice list (Exclusive!)
Sent to next year
Run over by a sleigh (Exclusive!)
Trapped in 2020
Fed to reindeer (Exclusive!)
Fell down a chimney
As a reminder, you can receive points in the following ways:
Achievements and Scrolling Achievements (The ones you can repeat)
Voting! (25 points per vote)
Winning and losing games (VIP-exclusive)
You may or may not have seen it on Discord… But @Cobra_Command and @Woaxa have joined the team as moderators. They’ll be helping us behind the scenes, both making future updates easier as a team effort, and helping on the moderation side.
Tashic Ruins, by Mythless
Boreal Crest, by Mythless (Pending)
Mines of Moria, by Dave_X and savthenugget
New Balance - Updated, more interesting layouts
Frostbite - Considerably shorter, aesthetic improvements.
Please do share your feedback on the updated and maps in testing. It’s important so the authors know what they can improve on, what they did great on, or if the map as a whole won’t fit on Athios.
The snow has transformed a number of our maps, leaving them colder, yet more cheerful, than usual.
A Cold Take
We’ve seen some discontent with the map Hexed Hives.What are your thoughts? Leave them here, that its fate may be decided. Have any other maps you are just not a fan of? This is the place to say so!
You may have noticed… Kits have not been updated. Worry not, this is all according to plan. There will be a part 2 to this update, in the very, very near future, focusing more on that!
Be prepared to open up an enchanting gift on December 26th. See you then!
It’s that spooky time of the year, so of course it’s time to Spook & Destroy!
Be prepared for a fang-tastic time!
From October 10 to November 10, get your hands on loads of brand new cosmetics, some of which are event-exclusive, and dress up for this monstrous month. Put on an array of new monster disguises, bathe in a shower of mystery potions, or take a stroll through a personal pumpkin patch!
There’s also a fresh batch of haunting death messages being applied in game, so there’s an endless supply of treats to spend your points on while also fearing for your life!
Search and Destroy
You asked for it and we heard you! More specifically, you asked so much that the questions started coming into our dreams like commandments from an angry god.
So after much anticipation…
Event Kit: Death God
This invisible bringer of death perpetually hunts a marked target. Death gods drain their targets of life by right-clicking their death scythe near them, but targets who stay vigilant can run out of range or fight them off in order to avoid the reaping. Steal some souls with this kit for up to 1000 credits or use a kit trial from voting to give it a try. This kit is event exclusive, and is slated to expire on November 10. As time passes, the price will decrease!
Paladin - Blast Protection and Projectile Protection removed from the chestplate and legs.
Vampire - Spawns with 10 hearts. Souls give 5 hearts.
Shortbow - Reduced to Power I. (75% bonus damage to 50%)
[Please note that this is an experimental balancing to see how it does. It will be rebalanced if this proves to crush the kit.]
It’s been a long time coming, but we’re happy to announce that several maps have left the testing phase.
Aztec, Boom Town, and Uncle T’s Family Factory have been rejected, while Coconut Mall, Hexed Hives, New Balance, and Venice have been accepted.
A new map has entered the testing phase: Tashic Ruins, by @Mythless.
We also have three map remixes for the season, done by the incredible King.
Valley of Despair
Flying Ships Aftermath
Expect to see some more horrifying sights later this month.
Athios Halloween Party!
Athios will be having its very own Halloween party on the server on October 31st with a variety of fun and frightening twists to the Search and Destroy gamemode. Expect to see some sights from the past! Be prepared to fight for your lives and have frights of your lives during this monster mash!
Costumes are highly encouraged, just remember to keep everything appropriate.
As a final note, check out this thread to enter in a contest! Win a prize! The prize is VIP! Wow!
This means I need to update to 1.16.2...
which means dropping 1.16 and 1.16.1 support. I'm sure many of you will be devastated.
Along with 1.16.2, there are a couple of bug fixes and patches that have become long overdue. Here's the full changelog:
- Updated to 1.16.2
- Paladin will only apply effects if you currently do not have them (ninja is no longer allergic to the speed beacon, regeneration will feel better).
- Medic won't send obsolete messages anymore
- Pyro's (and others') achievements have been formatted correctly.
- Frost will now correctly freeze the offhand of trigger and warper
- Spectators can no longer bother boats
- Venom's anti-heal properties no longer linger longer than they're supposed to.
- Absorption and regeneration will now be removed at end game poison
- Arbalist arrows will now come back if the arrow fell into the void or if it has not reached a target in 10 seconds (caused by shooting it into the border)
- Maps that are supposed to assign teams to random sides now do that correctly.
- You can no longer interact with most inventory blocks
- Landmines can now be broken and returned after a 40 second cooldown
- Paladin now has blast protection, projectile protection, and protection 1 on all armor
- Paladin beacon cooldown has been reduced from 20 seconds to 16 seconds
- Paladin achievements now register correctly
A note on discord
Many have noticed we have decided to restrict any streaming. This was an oversight from when I first created the discord and should've never been allowed. It is simply too much for staff to moderate, as the content being streamed is our responsibility to monitor, can change at any time, and in general opens a lot of tricky questions of how to manage it if it were to be an option. There is virtually no chance of streaming being allowed in the future.
Secondly, I wanted to stress that the #athios-content is strictly Athios related. If you have funny screenshots, art, videos, or streams that feature Athios you may post them in that channel. #community-content is not Athios related, but should not contain any Minecraft server related content.
Disturbing the peace Players who are found to be disturbing the peace, whether it is by being excessively rowdy or making other players uncomfortable, may be asked to tone it down. Not doing so may result in a mute! Keep in mind that this is not limited to just these two examples!
Toxic Behavior Athios does not approve of toxic behavior. Any overly negative attitudes, excessive complaining or arguing, or any other behavior that negatively impacts the server or community will not be welcome and will be met with a mute or removal from the server.
Thanks for playing on Athios. As always, more is planned for the future!
This update will be live on Saturday, August 8. Bee ready!
We'll start off the post with a showcase of some Exclusive Athios Art.
The Athios Store has been getting a makeover!
Enjoy this scenic take on one of our classic maps, Zenith by @Dave_X , reimagined by our resident artist @shadowstarcat
You might have also seen our VIP packages also by @shadowstarcat, infused with the Athios spirit with every purchase. Here it is in all its full glory!
Also check out her Twitch, where she sometimes streams her work for Athios!
We now have a custom bot. Fenix will now be managing roles. Current roles have been removed in preparation for this.
Use /verify ingame to start linking your Minecraft account to your Discord account, and follow the instructions from there!
This will give you the ranks you have ingame on Discord!
If you aren't in the Discord... What are you doing?? Get in! You can use this handy link: discord.athiosmc.com
Search and Destroy
The /stats command is now more than just functional. It’s actually readable!
New death messages have been added. Live fast, die harder.
Minecart chests can no longer be opened in maps.
The Search and Destroy Hub has been updated. It’s super cool now.
Known Issue: Hit Delays/Damage Timing
There is a Minecraft issue where taking most damage (including fire or poison) will make players invulnerable to the enemy team. While we are looking into how to fix this, we may be waiting until 1.16.2 to see if it’s fixed by Mojang.
-Given a healthier diet: Increased starting health from 7 to 8 hearts
-Fourth wolf added to the crew
-More accurate death message when dying to a player’s wolf
On the cosmetic side...
-Added more love: A cosmetic has been added that allows for wolves to have random preset names.
-Wolf cosplays: Cosmetics have been added that visually change wolves to other mobs with a similar hitbox.
Find these new cosmetics in /prefs!
-Rigged the rolls: 1 steak 1 pearl crates are a thing of the past
-The people we hired to drop the crates are now smarter about it
-Added brain. The brain was not previously in use. No questions.
-Will no longer stare at allies, ghosts, or spectators
-Immune to the wills of spectators. Refuses to be pushed around
-More accurate death message when dying to a player’s golem
-Should no longer make ghast noises when summoned
Fixed kit layout off-hand issues
Now shows credits at kit purchase menu
Buying or saving a kit will automatically select it for the current game
Kit Expiry - We’ll be rotating out certain kits in the future. Kits that are due to expire will have their prices adjusted accordingly and a notification in its description with its expiration date.
Kit Rotation?? - That’s right! As much as we’d like to, we can’t just keep adding and adding kits. It gets to be too much! The solution? Rotating other kits out. Please note that isn’t a permanent removal. Kits that are rotated out may return in the future, likely with balance changes or updates. On that note...
Bleeder - Will be rotated out August 22nd
Burst - Deals less explosion damage to enemies when arrows are at very close proximity. Increased self-explosion radius. Explosion damage now reliant on arrow charge.
We’ll be keeping an eye on Burst with these new changes and may introduce additional changes if necessary.
Medic - Decreased delay between heals. Delays for Burst and Juggernaut remain the same.
Porcupine - No longer takes extra damage from poison.
Vampire - Soul eat radius increased by 1
Venom - Poison now prevents use of and being healed by healing items and effects. (Includes steak and golden apples)
Random kit - VIPs can now use this to play as a random kit (You can also use /kit random)
Paladin - A supportive kit that can heal, provide speed, and cleanse its allies through its banners, but is very weak defensively. Placed banners give nearby players a boost in effects and in morale! Take up arms with this kit for 600 credits or use a kit trial from voting to give it a try.
We’re really happy to see all the map submissions. Thanks to everyone out there who’s been building! We appreciate it.
If you didn’t see the post from the last update…
Bonsai, Ruptured Mantle, Solluna Town, Tropical Resort, and Voyager have all passed the testing phase!
Aztec and Delver’s Demise remain in the testing phase for now, pending further updates.
As for this wave… please welcome these maps to the Testing Phase!
This will bee revealed in the game itself! Buzz off!
If you have any feedback on maps currently in the testing phase, you are highly encouraged to leave a reply either on this thread or on the map’s respective submission post.
On another note… Gardens has been removed, as has Four Stalk
And that’s it for this post! See you on the server!