Hello as a very veteran skywars player, i have some suggestions to make the game feel more fresh
- Changes to the fire trail book
Alot of people including me chose not to use the book due to not being able to jump sprint while having it active as it could burn yourself, so if Hive adds a feature where upon casting the spell the player gets a 10 sec fire resistance potion effect so you can still sprint and burn the other players not having the effect. This has alot of outplay potential.
I think to keep the game fresh/new The Hive should add 1 or more maps every 1-2 week(s) and removing 2 at the same time, this not only will make the players play the game more because of new maps. This also can be applied to items for example week 1 vaulting poison boomboxes and adding fire boomboxes. or even adding new items to the game will help making the game entertaining.
Edit: As shown here the java edition of The Hive has so many more playable maps compare to bedrock version, If staffs could port and remove a map every 2 weeks that could make the game fresh again.
Source : SkyWars | The Hive MC Wiki | Fandom
New arrow types
In my opinion if you could add different kind of arrows to the game mode it would be very interesting, For example, poison arrows, harming arrows, fire arrows, or even regen arrows that you could use on urself by shooting in the air.
Kits should be a thing in the first release of skywars. There should be kits like Golem where you start off spawn with iron armor, Archer, a Punch bow with 32 arrows and maybe a Spell kit where you spawn with the the basic spells. and kits can be purchased with Quest Points located in the quest master :))