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Factions Ice: The unplanned reset

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by TitanicFreak, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. TitanicFreak

    TitanicFreak Owner of MineSuperior
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    Before continuing on with the post, I'd like to mention what happened with Factions Oriental and why the map had an abrupt ending. During the course of Factions Oriental, one faction had access to a 100% off coupon which allowed them to get anything on the store for free. We weren't aware of this because we assumed they were using their F-Top gift cards, however we were wrong... badly wrong. Once we realized the situation, we immediately deactivated all of their coupon codes, disabled them from being ever made again, and stopped the server to end the map early.

    We choose to end the map as we felt it was wrong for our players to play on a map where we can't guarantee that a faction didn't abuse. To counteract this, all f-power purchases, all sell wands, and all chunk busters that were purchased during Factions Oriental will be returned to those who actually spent money for them. And we're implementing a new policy that all consumables (excluding crate keys) will be valid for two maps. So sell wands bought during Factions Ice will be returned for the next map, but Factions Oriental purchases won't be.

    We do apologize for the mess that was Factions Oriental, and we'll do better next time.

    Now onto Factions Ice.

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    Factions Ice represents another huge evolution of our factions setup. Like Factions Inferno and Oriental before it, we've continued to improve on just about everything. Optimizations from an entirely reworked permissions backbone to overhauled spawner mechanics stabilize and improve the TPS and make this our smoothest server yet.

    For comparison sakes, before when someone logged into the server, it would take 50-100ms to process the login sequence. Now it only takes 0.02ms. Spawning mobs would eat around 30-40% of our CPU usage during peak hours, now from our testing it's down to 5-6% with the same amount of spawners.

    Of course we've done more than that, but to keep this post short I'll keep all of the other changes to a changelog that can be found in our discord and GitHub when the server launches. Here's a brief feature list in the meantime,

    • Reworked permissions system
    • Stacked spawners (Which spawn stacks of mobs, instead of individually)
    • Tweaked /tntfill and /sandfill (Legends get a 10% discount now)
    • Reworked voting for donators with the rank of Legend (You get a premium key now alongside the voter key)
    • Cannon physics are improved again (Floating barrel cannons now work from our testing)
    • Dispensers no longer break once you fire a stack of TNT from them.
    • A brand new /redeem plugin for mcMMO credits (Greatly optimizes the server).
    • Obsidian durability has been tweaked from 13 to 8.
    • An addition of a buffer claim rule, you can only claim 20 chunks out from your wall. Will be enforced by staff manually.
    • And more but this post has to go live soon and I'd prefer to work on the server rather than on this post.

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    With Factions Ice being a further refinement of Factions Oriental, we've added new F-Top prizes for factions who are ranked #4 and #5 on FTOP when we do payouts. Prizes for #1 through #3 will remain the same.
    1. $125 USD PayPal + $125 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    2. $75 USD PayPal + $75 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    3. $50 USD PayPal + $50 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    4. $25 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    5. $10 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    Furthermore it'll be a 7 week map with 7 payouts. The payout dates are as follows for those curious,

    • March 23rd, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • March 30th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • April 6th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • April 13th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • April 20th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • April 27th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • May 3th, 2019 @ 3PM ET

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    Now when can you get on and play Factions Ice? Fortunately you won't have to wait long. Factions Ice will launch roughly 23 hours from the time this post goes live. The Friday of 3/15/2019 @ 4PM ET. For anyone not eastern time, you can find what time it'll be for you here. Grace period for the server will end the following Tuesday the 19th @ 4PM ET. At which point TNT and creeper damage will be fully enabled.

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    Factions Ice represents another huge step forward for us, with once again improved cannon physics, and more optimizations. This is our most refined server yet, and will only get better as time goes on.

    We hope everyone enjoys Factions Ice and we hope to see everyone when the server launches tomorrow.
     
    #1 TitanicFreak, Mar 14, 2019 at 9:01 PM
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  2. Project666

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    first
     
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  4. epicgamer133

    epicgamer133 Owner of MineSuperior
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    this is some real heat
     
  5. Prod

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    yall used my suggestion about more facs getting rewards ;) now u just need put chests/trapped chests to /shop redstone and the server is good for now!
     
  6. vaccurate

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  7. Brow

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    So will i finally have my chance to use my 1.2 sec anti patch its been gathering dust for a while
     
  8. vaccurate

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    Wait, so factions Ice is a separate server from the normal factions? or is factions Ice just the new name for factions
     
  9. TitanicFreak

    TitanicFreak Owner of MineSuperior
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    We change names of Factions every map to keep things interesting and so we can do new themes.
     
  10. TitanicFreak

    TitanicFreak Owner of MineSuperior
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    Everything we've tested should work, but there may be some exceptions. We'll do our best to resolve them if any appear.
     
  11. clicx

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  13. Prod

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    nope.
     
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    that would crash whole network, but we all know you dont have your own 1.2 anti patch lol, u get youtube cannons, but i can easily bypass the anti patch doing the anti-nuke walls ecks deee
     
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  18. Gvnger

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    Still waiting for the day where custom enchants get removed ;)

    Good work though
     
  19. ToxicMC

    ToxicMC MineSuperior Owner

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    The heat is real
     
  20. kim nayeon

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    It wont happen, if it keeps toxic and dummy players like you away... Then they must keep it, sincd you and brow out of here...