(Original thread by Oxro, I’ve been reassigned this thread and have been tasked with keeping this updated )
Swarms are coming Soon™ so I thought I’d make a compilation post of all of the information we’ve had regarding Swarms and custom servers so far. Be sure to reply with anything that I’ve missed!
DISCLAIMER: Some of this is based purely off of presumption due to a lack of information released. When we learn more I’ll edit this where appropriate.
What are Swarms?
Swarms are the Hive’s guild / clan system which is coming in the near future. You will need to have Hive+ to make a Swarm but regular players will be able to join a Swarm. The base Swarm is free but you will be able to pay for certain features and upgrades.
What features will Swarms have?
Swarms will have the following, but isn’t limited to:
- Private / custom servers where stats tracking is disabled.
- Small XP boost.
- Custom leaderboards.
- Swarm name as exclusive hub title.
- Swarm chat (semi-private messaging for swarms with 3 or more members).
- Custom Swarm ranks, with a maximum of 10 custom ranks.
- Swarm battles.
What are the custom servers?
Custom MINIGAME servers have now released - you can read more here.
Each Swarm will have access to a Swarm server as well as custom minigame servers. These will have a Swarm base, with a spleef arena, pvp arena and a configurable parkour arena where you can select designs with different difficulty levels. It’s best compared to a hub as it has some of the base hub features but primarily gives you access to Swarm features. Visitors will be allowed in both the Swarm bases & private lobbies.
MailBot will be sat on the Cowch in the Swarm Base (cheers @OnlyOrbixx)
You’ll also be able to play private games of the minigames on Hive, with the ability to change some aspects of the game. It appears you’ll be able to give other players a code which will allow them to join your game.
Custom Swarm Servers - appears you’ll be able to increase the number of custom servers.
What will the custom ranks have?
You’ll be able to create 10 custom ranks, which might be upgradable. You can then assign these ranks different permissions.
Swarm Members View
Custom Member Ranks
Custom Rank Permissions
Custom Swarm ranks will be visible in your nametag.
What are Swarm relations?
You’ll be able to set relations with other Swarms. These will be friendly / neutral / enemy which will allow you to easily setup Swarm battles.
It appears members of a friendly Swarm will be allowed to visit your Swarm base as well as have the ability to cross-invite to custom servers.
What are Swarm battles?
You’ll be able to battle other Swarms in games such as Treasure Wars.
What other stuff do we know?
- Private plots / housing system will be coming in the post-Swarm future.
UPDATE: 5th January 2021
Custom server limits have been increased, allowing regular players to create custom servers for at least one game and at least ten minutes gameplay. Hive Plus members had their limits increased to at least six games and at least 90 minutes gameplay. You can also now view the limits that apply to you with the new “View Limits” button on the custom server menu, accessible using /cs. You can read more about this here.