Last edited on 19 October 2017 - 09:00 AM by Braadley
Hey everyone. I am super excited to share a concept today with the community that Badlion has had for almost 2 years now. Starting today, Lion+ members can begin to host their own UHCs on Badlion and customize it almost however they want to!
You can check out this new feature here: https://www.badlion.net/uhc/rental
How UHC came to Badlion
Badlion adopted UHC back in 2014 when one of very own developers (@SmellyPenguin) was playing the gamemode with some of our admins/devs at the time and thought it would be cool if we had a Badlion version. We then built our very first UHC plugin and started hosting 100 player matches on reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/ultrahardcore. Soon afterwards the Cube group of youtubers found our server and started streaming our UHCs and suddenly we were hosting 5-10 games a week. The number of players we were able to support grew over time, as did the number of UHCs we hosted.
Why did I explain the history of all of this? One simple reason, we have started off small and grown big from there, but we have not forgotten our roots, and the people who helped us to grow along the way.
How Community UHCs will work on Badlion
Community UHCs is our gift to the community and the replacement of our Mini UHC servers. Every Lion+ member is automatically allowed to host 1 UHC a week for free (a week being from Monday 12:00 AM till Sunday 11:59 PM [UTC time zone]). This UHC will allow up to a maximum of 50 players including the host. You can host a FFA, a To2, To3, up to To10. You get to pick the config settings, you get to pick the game modes, you truly have complete control of how the UHC is setup.
Every single Community UHC is setup to take advantage of our awesome new anti-xray technology. You get access to our 4 server locations by using this feature. We feel that our huge infrastructure, DDoS protection, and awesome built in features will make Community UHC truly something special.
Below is a screenshot of the Panel to show off what it would look like if you had an active Lion+ membership:
A player will go into the Rental Panel, make a match, specify a time, date, their settings, and that’s it! 30 minutes before the match starts the UHC server will automatically be booted up and made available in the lobby for people to join. When you join the match you will automatically be granted the rank of Host and be given access to the commands that a normal Badlion UHC Host would see/use.
The maximum planned size for Community UHCs (at the moment) is 200 players. You can increase the size of your Community UHCs by reading the next section below. Famous+ and staff members already have access to the maximum Community UHCs and the maximum amount of times per week.
Please Note: All Community UHC matches automatically show up on the Badlion Website and Badlion UHC Discord Bot.
How to host larger UHCs
There will be some people (not all) but some who wish to really make a hosting career in the UHC community out of the new Community UHC feature. We have designed an Add On system for the Lion+ membership which is available on our store that will let you do just this!
+25 Slots in Community UHCs - $10
+1 Community UHC a week - $10
You can buy these Add Ons to enhance your Lion+ membership here: https://store.badlion.net/category/addon
These add ons will stay with your account forever on Badlion as long as your Lion+ membership is active. If you do not have an active Lion+ membership these features will remain hidden until you reactivate it again.
With these Add Ons we are currently allowing users to host UHCs up to 200 players, and up to 7 times a week. We will look into increasing these values later on when we have a better idea for how Community UHC is doing on Badlion.
Welcoming the /r/UltraHardCore community
We have specifically spent some extra time incorporating some features that we feel other communities will appreciate into Community UHCs. One of them is for the UltraHardCore SubReddit known as the UBL. The UBL stands for Universal Ban List and is a constantly updated list of people who have been banned from the SubReddit games for cheating or other offenses.
You can find the UBL here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VdyBZs4B-qoA8-IijPvbRUVBLfOuU9I5fV_PhuOWJao/edit#gid=0
Other Features In Game & Helpful Commands
As a Community UHC host, you might run across a player who you don’t want to participate in your UHC matches because they are being abusive, cheating, etc. We have built a special set of ban commands that you can use to blacklist people from your UHC matches. Of course we are always accepting evidence of people cheating on Badlion and all Badlion rules apply automatically to the Community UHCs in order to help keep the community clean. Below we have some commands that will be helpful to the soon to be Community UHC hosts:
/bl <add|remove> name - Remove or Add a player to your blacklist.
/uhcgm - Toggle Global Mute for your UHC (Only if you want to toggle it extra, remember it automatically toggles based on your config settings)
These commands below only apply to Whitelist Only games, as normally the game will open itself up to the public on the specified time etc:
/uhc open - Open your game to the public/private
/uhc wl <on|off> - Turn on/off the whitelist
/uhc start - Start your game
/wl <add|remove> name - Remove or add someone to the whitelist to join before the game is open to the public
/uhc undeathban name - Revive said player
You can also whitelist players before a game starts as the host using the /wl command in game. You can pre-whitelist people via the Rental Panel above as well if you know ahead of time who will be attending your UHC.
At the end of a UHC players can +1 or -1 your game and let you know if you did a good or bad job hosting the match. The more games you host, the more +1’s you can get. These +1’s will show up on your match on the Badlion Website Calendars (Upcoming Matches + Calendar). To give your rating simply use /rate once you die.
Suggesting new features for Community UHCs
We are super excited for the community to help us shape this awesome new feature known as Community UHCs. We expect that people are going to have a ton of suggestions to improve the system, new game modes they will want to see, etc. We want the Community UHCs to be a feature to Badlion that can both appeal to casual and competitive players.
Please feel free to suggest new ideas in this thread, or later on in the Suggestion Forums
I hope all of you are as excited as I am for this new addition of UHC to Badlion. Please let us know what you think below and make sure to give the thread a thumbs up if you are excited! If you have a special UHC event you are interested in having Badlion Host you can contact @Gonzaloo for more information.
As a Badlion Lion+ member you can also take advantage of your perks in Community UHCs just like Hosted UHCs such as joining early, joining late, spectating, etc. The host has some control to disable some of these features if they choose to, but by default they are all enabled.
You can purchase a Lion+ rank to get access to Community UHCs and many more awesome features over at our store: https://store.badlion.net/category/ranks
Last edited on 22 September 2017 - 07:50 PM by jackXDthis is really exciting ;o
Posted on 22 September 2017 - 08:00 PMThis is awesome! Amazing stuff!
Posted on 22 September 2017 - 08:59 PMngl gyllie is a god, literally makes everything
Posted on 22 September 2017 - 09:00 PMHow do bans and moderating the UHc work
Posted on 22 September 2017 - 09:08 PMfeel like it should be 10 dollars for 50 more players?
Posted on 22 September 2017 - 09:49 PMIs the time we put in for the game to open in UTC or is it in our local timezone?