The lobby is where you join the arenas. Everytime you die or join the server you are brought to the lobby. It acts as a sanctuary for players to get to the arenas they want to be. You cannot attack or be attacked here. Inside the lobby is a very large status board that displays the status of every single arena. Including what players have joined, whether or not a match is in progress and who has been killed.
To join a game you type /sg join # . The # indicates what arena you would like to join. While in the lobby that chat channel will display messages of what arenas are available and what to type to join them and when they start. This allows players to constantly be placed in games with very little downtime, because who likes waiting.
After Joining an arena you will be placed on the map. It will show you who is also joining this arena and how long until the arena starts. During this 2 minute phase you will be frozen until the game starts. This is a great time to talk strategy with fellow combatants and create alliances. Also a great time to think out where your going to go and locate critical objectives like chests and hiding locations.
During the last 10 seconds of this phase it will countdown from 10. When it finishes the game starts and you are given a 5 second period where you cannot attack or be attacked. This is a critical period where you decide to run for the chests in the middle or run away. If you decide to run towards the chests in the middle be prepared to deal with the choas that faces you.
If you support the server by purchasing ranks you will start the games with items already equipped to your inventory giving you lots of power. The items received depends on what rank you have purchased. The items received range from wooden swords to iron swords with knockback. Over 15+ Different pieces of gear are included in ranks. Other benefits to purchasing ranks include having a Special rank name beside your name in chat. Your chat messages will be in color and other special abilities that affect gameplay.
The objective of minecraft hunger games is to be the last person alive. To do this it is critical to finding items and food. These can be found in chests hidden throughout the arenas. These chests are randomized for every match and include weapons, armor, food, egg grenades arrows and more. The chests do not refill so it is essential to know where these are placed throughout the map and get to them first.
Having the right armor is essential to surviving minecraft hunger games as you take less damage when other players are attacking you. Armor and Weapons are the most important items to obtain during the game. It is smart to try and kill players that are wearing equipment as they drop these items when they die. The following armor provides more protection in this order: Leather, Gold, Chainmail, Iron. Iron pieces of equipment significantly increase armor/damage.
Its very important to keep up on your hunger. When you hunger depletes you no longer regenerate health. Also when you are hungry you loose the ability to run. If you ignore your hunger meter completely you will start to loose health. Your Hunger and Health status can also be affected during end game. End game starts after 10 minutes of gameplay. Every 30 seconds theres a small chance something random will happen to you. Such as contracting an illness, receiving parasites or a deadly disesase.
Everytime a player is killed inside your minecraft hunger games arena a notification will be sent through the chat channel. It will tell you who was killed and the killer. Also How many players that are left in the arena. Additionally you will hear a loud gun shot in the direction of the player killed. When 8 Players are left in the arena lightning will begin to strike in their location to show you where they are.
When you are the last player remaining you will win the match. Winning matches greatly improves your rank. Also your win will be broadcasted across the server and you will be rewarded with 10 tribute points. Winning games is difficult even for the best players on the server. Examples of win rates of some of the best players are 15-30%. Keys to winning is knowing where to find the right items and playing smart.
After each match you will be given rank points depending on how well you perform. These rank points go towards your rank which is displayed adjacent to your name. If you are new to the server your Rank will appear after about 1-3 games played. Ranks are updated about every 10 minutes. and you may view stats and additional rank iformation on the leaderboards.
Another benefit to donating is in the chat channel you will have a special rank beside your name and you now type in color. There are also many other benefits and special abilities that are granted when purchasing ranks for more information see the rank page.