Today I am proud to announce that we have advanced far enough along the development of Tribes to introduce it to everyone through an open beta. Let’s explain the steps that has led to today. As far back as December 2015, I began putting together ideas to help improve the faction gamemode and all the flaws that it had. With the release of Tribes, players will see features that remind you both of hardcore factions and the traditional factions game type. Along the way however, you will also see aspects of the server that are completely new and our own original ideas that we believe will create the overall best gameplay experience. We plan to continue adding to Tribes until we have designed our very own custom game type that is definitively better than any variant of factions there ever was.
We also have the plan of making Tribes community driven. In my experience, what truly makes any minecraft server great is the feeling of community. We care very much about our community, we would like to create a game type that is fair and gives the players something to call their own. Please if you find any problems or would like to suggest anything at all, feel free to contact us. We want to work with the community like no server has done before.
Beta Map Specs
The Tribes Open Beta will be releasing on March 25th, 2017 at 2PM EST.
- Armor: Protection 1, Unbreaking 3
- Sword: Sharpness 1, Unbreaking 3, Looting 3 (Fire Aspect 2: Crate Reward)
- Bow: Power 2, Unbreaking 3, Infinity 1 (Flame: Crate Reward)
- Armor: Fire, Blast & Projectile Protections
- Sword: Knockback
- Bow: Punch
- Buff: Instant Health 2, Speed 2, Fire Resistance (extended)
- Debuff: Poison (not extended), Slowness (not extended)
- Buff: Regeneration, Strength, Invisibility
- Debuff: Instant Damage, Weakness
Alternatively anytime while on the server you can type /mapkit to view all enabled enchants/potions.
The map will start with a 2 day grace period. During this period, all explosions will be disabled. This allows no form of raiding. We highly suggest you protect your base within the grace period.
No requirements will be needed to participate in the Open Beta and to show our thanks for community input and participation, all players who join during the Beta will receive 3 lives for the official 1.0 release of Tribes (Map #1, not beta). If you wish to support the server monetarily during the beta, you can do so by purchasing lives as we currently do not have ranks for sale.
Because this update is quite large we have included a wiki page for players looking to understand how the server works. The wiki page can be found here http://bit.ly/tribeswiki. Also be sure to check out our FAQ post here http://bit.ly/2mqoqTp