|The official logo for Castle Siege 2.0.|
|Also known as||Castle Defenders|
|Minigame Type||Classic, Successor|
|Beta Release Date||April 27th, 2014|
|Official Release Date||June 18th, 2014|
|Number of Players||60 - 100|
|Game/Statistics Menu Icon||Diamond Chestplate|
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Castle Siege is a Classic minigame on Mineplex that was released on June 18th, 2014. It was released as a Beta minigame on April 27th, 2014. In Castle Siege, players must fight each other on opposing teams on the Defenders and Undead team; the former must protect their king from the Undead, while the latter must kill the king before sunrise.
The minigame was Beta-tested on the AusMC server under the name Castle Defenders. It was similar to the present-day Castle Siege, except the teams were red and blue, all players had identical kits, and the objective of the game was solely to eliminate the opposite team.
There are two teams: The red Undead Team and the blue Defenders Team. When the game starts, the Defenders spawn atop the castle, while the Undead spawn in the forest opposite of the map. The Undead must fight their way through the castle to get to the Throne Room, where they must kill King Sparklez[Note 1]. King Sparklez is a zombie[Note 2] dressed in full Diamond Armor and wields a Diamond Sword; he takes 1 damage from any type of attack, but cannot attack himself. The Defenders have to hold off the siege for 8.5 minutes (the length of a Minecraft night and a Minecraft dawn) until the sun comes up, when all the Undead burn.
Defenders do not respawn as their previously selected kit. If they die, they automatically equip the Wolf Kit and respawn. The Wolf Kit cannot be selected at the start of the round, nor can it be switched out of.
Defenders can use fences, called Barricades, to block off the Undead from passing through certain points. These barricades can be broken by Undead using axes, though it does slow them down substantially, giving Marksmen time to shoot at them. Defenders can right-click barricades to temporarily disable them for a few seconds, allowing them to walk through them.
Defenders also have access to horses, located in stables beside the waterfall and in the main plaza. However, their use is limited, as they only provide a quicker way to get somewhere. Considering the size of the map and the constant need to hold the front lines, players will find that they will move fast enough without a horse. In addition, horses are somewhat risky to get, as the stables are located right in front of where the Undead break through first.
TNT Spawns at the Undead spawn, which can be picked up by Undead by right-clicking. This causes the TNT to be put on their head, creating a trail of red Firework particles along with loud flashes. When players right-click again or die with it on their head, the TNT will blow up, breaking blocks around them and doing a substantial amount of damage to players in the radius. Cracked stone bricks are destroyed the first time, while normal stone bricks become cracked and can be destroyed with another block of TNT. Any other block is destroyed instantly. This is typically used to destroy strategic points of the castle, kill Defenders, and/or break the iron bar wall which grants access to the waterfall.
Respawn times for Defenders is 8 seconds, while respawn times for Undead is instant.
Sunstone Stronghold Edit
|Kit||In-Game Description||Inventory||Special Abilities||Disadvantages||Notes|
|Castle Marksman||Skilled human marksman, can fletch arrows.||
|Castle Knight||Robust knight, also able to construct defenses.||
|Wolf||Wolf Bite - Single use. Right-click to activate skill; disappears upon activation. When activated, will deal a large amount of damage. Represented by a bone.||
|In-Game Description||Inventory||Special Abilities||Notes|
|Undead Ghoul||Weak, but able to jump around with ease.||
|Undead Skeleton||Makes use of arrows scavenged from human archers.||
||Must pick up arrows from the ground.|
|Undead Zombie||Regenerates rapidly.||
- Always have one player inside of the Castle where King Sparklez resides at all times.
- Marksmen are important to defense. Defenders should have at least 50% of their team comprised of Marksmen.
- Undead must be wary of being near staircases with TNT. An unwarranted detonation near these structures will hinder, if not completely cripple, the Undead. This is because it makes it harder or impossible for them to ascend the staircase without being delayed by a hole or stuck completely. The only way to remedy this is to equip the Undead Ghoul kit.
- Different kits for the undead are better for different parts of the game. The undead archer is good for shooting the marksmen on the towers to make their arrows go off target. The ghoul kit is good for when you need to get into the castle as quick as possible, or if there is an impossible staircase that can only be scaled by a jump. And zombies are good for those moments when the undead has breached the castle; with their Regeneration buff, they can heal from their wounds almost instantly and therefore serve as good fighters.
Good Barricade Spots Edit
Helms Deep Edit
- The two blocks of air above the waterfall. Delays undead from getting up it, have to break them.
- The top of the staircase that stems from the main plaza.
- The top of the side entrance.
- The entrance to the king's plaza.
- The entrance to King Sparklez's throne room.
- The ladder entrance to King Sparklez's throne room.
- The stone brick ceiling posts in front of the ladder. Slows down undead if there is a breach in the throne room.
- Next to the stone brick ceiling posts inside the throne room. Blocks the undead from getting toward the king if the entrance is breached.
- The backsides of the tops of the throne room. Prevents Undead from sneaking up to Marksmen and dropping down into the throne room.
Sunstone Stronghold Edit
- The entrance to the throne room.
- Around the king, above the ground to prevent ghouls using ghoul leap.
- Two stair cases leading to the square in front of the throne room.
- The other two entrances leading to the square.
Good TNT Blast AreasEdit
Helms Deep Edit
- The wall with the window that exposes the throne room. Provides a direct path to the king.
- The iron bar wall. Gives Undead faster access to the top of the castle.
- Any highly blocked or secured entrances, like the thick gate blocking the main plaza entrance, or any spot mentioned in Good Barricade Spots.
Sunstone Stronghold Edit
- The iron fence gate on the left side way. Note that when the tnt exploded here, the game will spawn some primed tnts.
- The wall on left of the left side way (stables), between two barricades that is originally in the map. A shortcut to the square that has the dog pool, and there's hardly places for defenders to block on that way.
- The pool in the square. Weaken dogs.
- The entrance to the throne room. A tnt could break lots of fences and kill many defenders.
- The ordinary tnt blast site on the right side way.
- The side wall of the throne room. Only when the defenders blocked all other ways and the stairs below are untouched.
|FOR THE KING!||Win 50 times as a Defender.||600 Gems|
|Kingslayer||Deal the killing blow on the King.||800 Gems|
|Blood Thirsty||Kill 50 Undead in a single game.||1200 Gems|
|Assassin||Do 50% or more of the damage to the King.||1000 Gems|
|Castle Siege Master Achievement||Acquire all of the achievements in Castle Siege||TBD|
Gem Rewards Edit
The list below shows the maximum sum of Gems a player may earn at a time.
- x/2 Gems for x Kills. If a remainder is left, the Gem count is rounded down.
- x/2 Gems for x Kill Assists. If a remainder is left, the Gem count is rounded down.
- 10 Gems for First Blood
- 10 Gems for Winning Team
- 10 Gems for Participation
There was a bug in Beta where most Castle Siege servers had no chat tags and would not start. Sometimes they restarted and fixed themselves, but after a couple games they went back to being broken.
There's another where the arrows keeps bouncing off when shot from arrow. This bug is still not patched yet.
- Main article: Updates
October 31st, 2014 - Kits, Balance, Maps Edit
- Defenders can now right-click on fences to temporarily disable them.
April 27th, 2014 - Champions and MAC Edit
- ↑ The original name for the king was King Jonalon; this was probably changed to support Mineplex's youtube partner CaptainSparklez.
- ↑ Most players had assumed that King Sparklez would be a villager.
- ↑ Red represents a removed kit.