Minecraft: CTF

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Like most of you I like Minecraft and find myself getting lost in the thrill of imagining and creating. This can get tedious at times, occasionally I wish for a more linear gaming experience. The people of Minecraft PVP have solved this issue Minecraft style.

Minecraft PVP is a site, which creates IP Addresses that host nine different PVP modes. Today we will be looking at Capture the Flag or CTF for short.

In Minecraft CTF the players are divided into two teams, the Red team and the Blue team. The objective of CTF is to capture the other teams flag while defending yours. Lets take a look at the free Kits Minecraft PVP provides for you.

Each player who enters a Minecraft CTF server is given four free and basic kits. These kits are: Archer, Heavy, Medic, and Soldier.

The Archer Kit allows the player to attack the enemy from a distance. The Archer Kit equips the player with a: Chain Helmet, Chain Chestplate, Chain Leggings, and Chain Boots. The Archer Kit gives the player an Iron Sword, an Enchanted Bow, 128 arrows, four Steaks and a Compass.

The Heavy Kit lets the player effectively defend the flag and tank for other players. The Heavy Kit equips the player with a: Diamond Helmet, Diamond Chestplate, Diamond Leggings, and Diamond Boots. The Heavy Kit gives the player a Diamond Sword, three steaks and a Compass.

The Medic Kit lets the player support their team through healing and delaying. The Medic Kit gives the player two unique abilities that aids in these task.

The 1st ability is the Medic’s healing; if the Medic hits an ally with its sword that ally is healed. The 2nd ability is extremely annoying and effective, the Medic has Cobwebs when placed down and touched by an enemy that enemy is slowed down.

A Medic Kit equips the player with a: Golden Helmet, Golden Chestplate, Golden Leggings, and Golden Boots. Each Medic Kit gives the player with a  Golden Sword, one Steak, ten Cobwebsand a compass.

The Soldier Kit allows the player to hit the enemy hard (not as hard as the Heavy) and constantly harass the enemy. To accomplish that goal the Soldier Kit gives the player one unique ability. The ability is similar to how the Spider climbs vertically; in essence the Soldier is allowed to climb up any surface on the map. This is a handy ability, particularly so for anyone who likes to play a hit and run kind of class.

The Kits are balanced enough but Minecraft CTF inherits all of Minecraft’s bugs and then some.

Minecraft does not have a very good hitbox, this is most likely a side effect of the blockiness and low resolution of the game. The problem is only made worse in multiplayer Minecraft CTF.

With as many as 75 people logging on to one server, Minecraft CTF has a problem with decreasing lag and ensuring accurate hit detection. This bug alone can make playing the game frustrating and give players a sense of unfairness.

Really the only way to be successful at Minecraft CTF is through lots of practice and a fast Internet connection. Without a speedy Internet connection players hits will register inconsistently or not at all.

Minecraft CTF is a great value, seeing how it provides the player with four free Kits. There are some issues that need to be solved, primarily hit detection and some premium class balance. If you like Minecraft but want a new experience visit MinecraftPVP.com.

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