Extra Hard Mode
Extra Hard Mode changes the game rules to create NEW, INTERESTING CHALLENGES for players who have mastered the core game. Unlike Mojang's "hard" mode or other plugins' "hardcore" modes which just punish you more for making mistakes without actually changing game mechanics, Extra Hard Mode delivers interesting new challenges for advanced players.
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- Detailed rundown of all features and configuration help Check here or here (alternate formatting)
- You can enable specific features only for specific worlds, Check here
- Save yourself some time! Check "Troubleshooting and Common Questions" for the answer to your question.
- Here is a playlist of a few 1 minute clips showcasing some features
- If you have any questions feel free to ask, post bugs / feature suggestions in ticket section
- Make tree logs and branches fall when chopped with GraviTree. Set "FallingLogsDamagePlayers" to true in its config for an extra challenge!
- For anti-grief, avoid plugins that disable explosions entirely, because that will undermine the cave-in mechanic and the new improved TNT.
- Avoid plugins which allow players to teleport themselves out of danger when they're in combat or lost. Especially avoid plugins which add commands like /home, /back, and /tpa, since they will undermine the difficulty VERY much. Consider instead a teleportation plugin like Population Density, which allows players to teleport only between teleportation posts it places on the surface every 400 blocks.
- You might want to look into balancing villagers. Having diamond gear tradable for very easily farmable materials will undermine the difficulty. I use Rebalance Villagers to make the trades harder.
This plugin utilizes Hidendra's plugin metrics system, which means that the following information is collected and sent to mcstats.org:
- A unique identifier
- The server's version of Java
- Whether the server is in offline or online mode
- The plugin's version
- The server's version
- The OS version/name and architecture
- The core count for the CPU
- The number of players online
- The Metrics version
- Config options that are activated, allowing me to see what people use (or don't)
You can disable the stat collection via /plugins/PluginMetrics/config.yml if you wish. If you want to see the stats, you can go here
Source can be found on github here. Contributions, pull requests and feedback are appreciated :).
Credits and Thanks
- BigScary for creating this project
- Mitsugaru for implementing awesome utility classes
- Thank you for your donations
- Jemrada - 1.Dec 15, 21. Dec 15, 4.Feb 16
- BrattPitt - 23.Nov 13, 14. Dec 14
- TehSabbingSlayer - 30. Dec 13
- WoodenAxeServer - 6. Dec 13
- Netu - 4. July 13
- MrYFory - 25. Feb 13
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Added many more planned features above. :)
What do you mean by "mob rain"?
If I add anything that keeps players inside until night, it will probably be off by default. I think that's one change which might add challenge at the expense of fun, because players would be forced to hide and wait a lot.
Charged creepers are a cool idea. :) I don't know if it's possible to make passive creatures hostile with Bukkit, but I will look into it.
i will try it on my survival server.
1.0 released!! :) Please comment if you have ideas for additional features.
I updated the description above to indicate which planned features are included in the first release.
Thanks! If you have additional ideas, please do post them.
I'm also thinking of making blazes always explode and throw fire in random directions when they do. Also, introducing a small chance of them spawning at the lava level in the standard world, and making them more common (not just in fortresses) in the nether.
Creeper explosion chance on death wouldbe good. Make the chance configurable in the config (% value, ie 20% =1 in 5)
Looking forward to this - a few very interesting ideas!
Could also have spiders randomly place webbing in the area after they die.
Hopefully first release this Saturday.
What do you guys think about giving creepers and possibly blazes a chance to explode on death? It would finally give players a solid reason to carry a bow around. If so, what should the chance be? Like 1 in 5? This would also make monster grinders more dangerous to use, especially if players are getting last hits to score exp. I could potentially make the explosion less damaging than a "live" creeper explosion.