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Infinite server loading bug: workaround

Recently, players outside of the United States (or those with a custom language set) have been experiencing intermittent issues with the Featured Server list not loading.

To work around this issue, switch your client language to English - US. You will need to restart your client, and in extreme cases reinstall the game, to clear your cache.

Minecraft is aware of this issue and working on a solution.

Version Support Update

Minecraft 1.17 (Caves and Cliffs: Part 1) releases June 8th. You'll be able to play The Hive on 1.17 on release day.

We are NOT removing support for any 1.16 version at this time. Upcoming minigames will require more recent versions of Minecraft; however, we will not require this for existing games.

Australia Testing Region: Update

We have finished the infrastructure testing as mentioned in our initial announcement. As such, we will be retiring the Australia testing region this coming Monday, March 29th, near the end of the (Oceanic) day.

We appreciate the interest in the Australia region. However, we currently have no plans to permanently establish an Australia region. If this changes, we will post a future update.

Australia Testing Region

Players in the Asia-Pacific region (East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania) may see some of their traffic redirected to Australia this coming week.

We do NOT have any plans to permanently establish an Australia region.

We are using this testing region to test and improve automated scaling and stability systems.

Version Support Update: Update

We will soon be reverting the change that removed 1.16.40 support from The Hive.

To bring you the best possible experience, we use modern features that require recent client versions. Only supporting the most recent client allows us to keep our server light and easily maintainable, which results in a better experience (less lag, so to say).

However, it is clear that updates 1.16.100 and 1.16.200 have multiple issues that prevent a portion of our players from enjoying Minecraft. We suggest that players affected by issues in these versions communicate these issues to Mojang, who are able to resolve them. Good ways of doing this is reporting and upvoting bugs on MoJira and leaving feedback on the Minecraft feedback website. The Hive always advocates for the best experience for our players, but it's important you make your voice heard to Mojang directly.

We must note that this is a temporary extension to the 1.16.40 support. Future Minecraft versions will introduce complex changes that will render 1.16.40 support unmaintainable.

The Survival Games update uses features only available in 1.16.100 and up and will not be playable by those on 1.16.40.

SG Update Fast-Follow!

This is the first set of changes to the new Survival Games update, currently in preview. We're constantly reading player feedback and more changes will come if required.

Balance Changes

Loot

  • Increased rarity of Boomboxes
  • Increased rarity of Activity Trackers
  • Increased rarity of Flares
  • Reduced the stack size of Arrows

Developer note: We understand that bow/arrow mechanics can feel overpowered. We hope we can have a deeper dive into the damage bows do in the future.

Additionally, loot balance is a very tough thing to get just right. We're constantly reviewing game statistics and community feedback. We will make further changes until it feels exactly right.

Teleporters

  • Per-player teleporter cooldown now increased to 15 seconds to deter from teleporter hopping
  • Updated hologram to show remaining cooldown time
  • Spectators have a shorter cooldown

Flares

  • Only one Supply Crate from a flare can now be called in at a time. If a Supply Crate is currently landing, you will be told that the airspace is full.

Hunger [Experimental]

This is an experimental change and will be changing regularly based on player feedback.

  • Increased hunger depletion rate while sprinting by 3.5x

Developer note: We've seen a lot of discussion from the community about hunger mechanics. We agree that hunger is currently a pointless mechanic, and we are starting to change that with this update. Our hopes are these changes will stop infinite running, and provide more of a use for food.

Gravestones

  • When a player dies to the void, the gravestone will now spawn at the feet of the killer.

Developer note: We've seen an increase of players deliberately running in to the void to stop their killer getting loot. We understand this can be frustrating in such a loot-heavy game. We hope this update will fix this.

Chests

  • Removed the ability to destroy a chest with a single punch
  • Added the ability to mine a chest (with an axe, for example)


Misc Changes

  • Decreased the amount of fire placed by the Fire Boombox. This should help with stutters that players on mobile devices are experiencing.


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that would cause the health of your killer to be sent after the health on kill was applied
  • Fixed a bug where the killer health message would be sent even if you killed yourself (fall damage, fire, void)
  • Fixed a bug where sometimes TNT could be placed in the world
  • Fixed a bug where the winning screen did not play a sound
  • Fixed a bug that allowed you to damage players while the world was being prepared
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Gravestones to be on fire
  • Fixed a typo with the Blindness Boombox

SkyWars: A Very Nemo Update

The following update is now live on SkyWars:

  • Knockback Nemo now correctly applies some vertical velocity, so that crouching no longer completely counters the item.

As always, this change is experimental pending community feedback.


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