Hey everyone! Today we'd like to announce the Open Beta for HoaxMC's newest gamemode - Escape The Beast! This new minigame has been in development for a while now and after a successful Closed Beta, we'd like to open the mode for everyone to enjoy.
Please understand that whilst playing ETB's Open Beta, that you may come across a few bugs. Please help us fix these issues quickly by creating a -ticket on our Discord server, and provide as much detail as you can about the issue you encountered. We appreciate you taking the time to help us perfect this gamemode for everyone to enjoy, so thank you!
Escape The Beast Overview
What is the Escape the Beast minigame? ETB is a minigame in which 2-6 players are put into a map with one of two roles; Either being The Beast and being tasked with hunting down other players and turning them into a Beast, or a Human who must explore the map and find items that could help them unlock the escape area, or freeze The Beast for a certain amount of time.
Items around the map will vary from Keys that will unlock new areas of the map, to bows and arrows that will freeze The Beast for up to 20 seconds! The Beast can turn other players into Beasts by getting close to them, and once the players have turned then they must help the original Beast complete his task. Beasts can also make escape keys teleport to new locations by walking over them.
Players will gain credits by escaping the map as a Human, winning the game as the original Beast, turning players into Beasts or collecting keys & items around the map. These credits can be used to unlock different types of traps from the Trap Shop NPC in the lobby. As well as this, you can purchase Crainer, Slogo or Jelly's head from our server store, accessible via the Skin Store NPC at spawn.
How Can We Play ETB?
You can connect to the Escape The Beast lobby by either finding the dragon head icon in the server selector /server, or connecting directly using the /etb command. The game requires 2 people minimum to start, but it's best played with a group of 6 people.
Go to the Game Finder NPC in front of you as you spawn in and right-click it. It will automatically put you into the queue. When you've found a game, you'll get to choose from one of 2 maps to play on. The map with the majority vote wins.
You can party up with your friends using the /party invite [IGN] command! The maximum size of parties is 6 people. You can talk in your party chat by doing /pchat before your message. You can also use /shout to talk to everyone in your game.
There are leaderboards at spawn that show who the top 5 players for the following categories - Top Beasts, Most Played, Top Deaths and Most Escapes. You can also check out your own statistics using the /stats [IGN].
The ETB Maps
Take a look at our awesome maps! Play in a fun carnival themed map or in a spooky house.
We hope you're as hyped for Escape The Beast as we are! Please feel free to let us know what you think about the new minigame on our Discord server and be sure to report any issues that you find so we can fix them as quickly as possible.