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Factions Mystic: Finally hitting our stride

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by TitanicFreak, May 2, 2019.

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  1. TitanicFreak

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    With the huge success of Factions Ice which is our largest Faction server yet (peaking over 340+ players at some points). We feel confident in our ability to continue to make these and push them to new heights. So with Mystic, we've decided to change how we handle these servers. Mystic will be the new permanent name of the current Factions server and will remain so. We'll be using map numbers instead for resets to keep a track of them. Therefore this is the first map of Factions Mystic.

    We plan to launch extra Factions servers as time goes on with different rule sets for cannons, economy types, and pvp mechanics (So removing mcMMO and weakening custom enchantments for a raw vanilla pvp'ing experience for example). Anything is possible now.

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    But today's post isn't about that because Factions Mystic is launching to replace the now near 7 week old Factions Ice. Factions Mystic represents yet another evolution of the factions setup we've been using for the last 3 servers (Inferno, Oriental, and Ice). We've focused on further optimizations to spawners and quality of life improvements across the board. Plus we've also changed rules to limit regen walls (so now you can only have a set amount of regen walls) alongside adding limits on how fast cannons can fire. So now cannons can only fire every 2 seconds, while you can technically fire them faster, they won't do any damage as the chunk is protected after a cannon is fired for 2 seconds. We plan on improving this to be more comprehensive as time goes on, but it works for what we want it to do.

    There are more improvements but for the sake of time, I'll just include them in a list for you to read at your own leisure,

    • Spawner optimizations (Server uses less CPU while checking if a mob can spawn or not).
    • More work on spawner stacking (The plugin itself is still broken, we're still attempting to have it out for launch, but we can make no promises unfortunately).
    • Edited rules (Insiding still allowed, regen walls limits added, cannon fire rate limits added).
    • Added chunk protection when tnt damages obsidian to prevent bases from being raided too quickly.
    • Updated Factions plugin (Fixing /f warp and /f map auto).
    • Tweaked the premium crate to make the rewards more worthwhile to donators.
    • An off centered overworld spawn (Because our build team screwed up and it's borderline impossible to center an already generated map. So we'll have to make do, only 200 blocks off anyway).

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    With Factions Mystic, we decided to up the F-TOP rewards across the board and add even more of them. Now anyone in the top 10 get rewarded, with the top 3 factions getting PayPal rewards. This results in over $6,000 USD in total prizes across all 7 weeks!
    1. $150 USD PayPal + $200 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    2. $85 USD PayPal + $125 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    3. $55 USD PayPal + $75 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    4. $65 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    5. $50 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    6. $40 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    7. $30 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    8. $20 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    9. $10 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    10. $5 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    Furthermore it'll be another 7 week map with 7 payouts. The payout dates are as follows for those curious,

    • May 11th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • May 18th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • May 25th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • June 1st, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • June 8th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • June 15th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • June 21st, 2019 @ 4PM ET

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    Unlike Ice, we'll be launching Mystic on an actual Saturday so everyone can be online as I underestimated how many people work in our community. Following EOTW of Ice on Friday @ 4PM, we'll be launching Mystic the following day @ 3PM this Saturday.

    Grace period will be ending on Wednesday the 8th @ 4PM to give people ample time to make all of their walls and bases.

    For what is being kept, here's the list so you can figure out what you'll have for SOTW
    • Ranks (and all of the perks you get with them and one time rewards)
    • Tags (We even keep your last used tag).
    • Commands such as /fly
    • Purchased kits such as /kit raid (Which we do plan on revamping to make it more worthwhile)
    • Sell wands (If they were purchased during Factions Ice, Oriental and Inferno purchases will not be returned)
    • Chunk busters (If they were purchased during Factions Ice, Oriental and Inferno purchases will not be returned)
    • Faction power (If they were purchased during Factions Ice, Oriental and Inferno purchases will not be returned)
    • GKits (If they were purchased during Factions Ice, Oriental and Inferno purchases will not be returned)
    And for what isn't being kept,
    • Spawner purchases
    • Crate Key purchases
    • In game balance
    • mcMMO levels
    • Any bases
    • Faction claims
    • Inventory
    • PlayerVaults

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    When we started our journey into competitive factions last december, we never thought we'd grow it into the large server it is today. Before Inferno launched, the server barely peaked @ 30 players and was frankly dragging the whole network down. Now adays, Factions is the forefront of our development efforts and we're glad that thousands of players enjoy it everyday.

    Thanks everyone for the awesome criticism, it helps us improve and makes sure that we make the perfect server for our community.

    Till next time,
    Ryan - TitanicFreak
     
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    So we're having this new regen limit but no gen buckets to combat this new change ?
     
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    gen buckets please.
     
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    We're working on genbuckets, but there's a bug with them still where they are ignoring WorldGuard and Factions claims. Meaning you can raid people with genbuckets, we're working to fix this for SOTW but since it isn't working currently we don't want to promise a feature.

    The issue is due to with our optimizations to WorldGuard and Factions claims, we do believe we can fix it for SOTW and we will keep people updated about it. However we don't want to disappoint people with a feature that has a small chance of not arriving on SOTW.

    I understand your concern fully.
     
  12. TitanicFreak

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    Refer to my other post.
     
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    will printer be allowed? so we can print sand walls cannons etc?
     
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    kenneth u better not break sand >:c
     

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    Sand is broken every week for you apparently.
     
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    LOL, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesnt...i have proof >:c
     
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    Factions Mystic? Nostalgia.
     
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    u said
    • GKits (If they were purchased during Factions Ice, Oriental and Inferno purchases will not be returned)
      did u mean to say they will not be returned?
     
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