Goodafternoon everyone! Today I decided to come on and present a new idea that could possibly bring a new touch to the gamemode we all grew up with and love. In recent years we have all seen how survival games and events alike have fallen in popularity due to the influx of new players who prefer to play minigames or survival like all the new big youtubers do. My idea is a simple one but would bring survival games to a new level of fun and possibly bring out an enticing experience for those new younglings joining the mix for the first time! Main Points: Kit changes Competitive Ideas Map updates Kit Overhaul Since I can remember, survival games kits have relatively stayed the same throughout the years. Many kits are unused as they provide no true advantage and are just kits for your average player looking to just have some fun. With 1.17 just shy of an 8 month release date and the newer versions of minecraft gaining popularity, it would be nice to have a few new set of kits to appeal to the new generation. With the inevitable update to the 1.9 PvP versions, kits like the axeman kit will become more popular, so as a good buff it can be set as one of the more expensive kits, while an armorer kit consisting of a leather tunic and boots can replace it. Along with that, newer kits can be added to help make a smooth transition into the updates to come. The archer kit is a good starter kit, but maybe a buff could be that every kill you get a specialty arrow, like a slowness arrow or a poison arrow. Overall the kits over the years have slowly become lackluster and would benefit from having a brand new overhaul. Change Proposals Add Guardian kit - consists of protection 1 on the first piece of armor you put on, comes with a resistance 2 potion lasting 15 seconds. Axeman Kit - Make the kit 9000 Gems, change axe throw damage to half a heart with knockback buffed 5% Armorer Kit - New main kit, comes with a leather Tunic and boots, free starting kit. Marksman Kit - (Proposed for future updates) Crossbow with 5 shots on it before it breaks Archer Kit - every kill you would acquire one special arrow to use such as slowness or poison arrows Necromancer Kit - Nerf the armor the minions spawn with, must give minions weapon yourself Competitive SG Competitive PvP has been in the front lines of the Minecraft it would be nice to see it implemented as it would appeal to also the older generation. The 10 year Minecraft veterans have grown out of the old Mineplex phase where they loved to play the little minigames and even SG for fun, However it does not mean that they still are not part of the community. This gamemode would run like normal SG, however an ELO system can be setup in order to keep track of your wins and losses. The implementation of this would also have to come with the removal of kits to make it more even. Some players prefer the idea of playing in an even scenario where the kit is not used as a crutch to win a tight match. With competitive new events can be hosted aswell where the person with the highest ELO can win special rewards such as cosmetic, crates, etc. Change Proposals Addition of ELO - ELO gain can be exponential to win/loss ratio New Gamemode - No kits used for more competitive play Competitions - Monthly ELO competitions, top 3 can be awarded with cosmetics, crates, or other rewards. New Maps With all the new blocks and biomes introduced into Minecraft, it would be nice to see a variety of new maps utilizing them and adding a new aspect to the game. Original SG was always open to the idea of rowing around in boats and having interactable maps with traps and such, which would be a nice touch to add back that nostalgia to the gamemode. These new maps can either be reworks of old maps or a completely new setup in order to switch everything up and try to freshen up the air. Some ideas for these maps could be one like a western sea temple, a sphynx map based around ancient egypt, set in a desert. Due to the fact that the server has not updated to 1.16, maps themed behind the nether is not possible, however an end city themed map would be a neat addition, using purpur blocks and endstone bricks to recreate the asthetic of the end. Change Proposals New Maps, consisting of new biomes and new asthetics Leviathan Temple - Reconstructed sea temple with 4-5 floors where players can fight, or scale from the outside Ancient Egypt - A rundown map of a Sphynx with a detailed inside and enough space to fight outside. End City Ruins - New map utilizing the end cities blocks and basic layout Future Updates - Nether map utilizing new nether blocks and biomes to its full extent. Final Thoughts This thread, while not as long as others is open to opinions from all as the community should also have a say on what they would like to see. I would love to see some input and would be thrilled to discuss further opinions with you all!