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Factions Mystic: Season 10 detailed

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by TitanicFreak, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. TitanicFreak

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    Never in all my years would I have expected a pandemic causing near 70+% playercount gains for MineSuperior, yet here we are about to break our all time record probably during launch later today. This growth leads to unique problems however and has affected how we designed this season of Factions. However we’ve still packed in a ton of changes to ensure this season is the best we could make it given the current situation.

    So what are those changes? We’ve focused on scalability, clarification of rules, and a focus on quality of life changes to be specific. However due to COVID-19 reducing our available time to basically nothing, instead of filling up this post with fluff that no-one cares about. I will instead give you a list of all the changes.

    • Clarification of rules
      • Added limits on the amount of cannons that are allowed to be utilized in a raid (Also helps with TPS greatly)
        • For those defending, you are allowed 1 counter cannon per side
          • Violation of this will result in one counter cannon being removed
        • For those attacking, you are allowed 1 cannon overall
          • Violation of this will result in the defending faction getting shields for 12 hours
      • Added limits on how many factions can raid another faction
        • Only one Faction is allowed to raid another at a time
          • Violation of this will result in shields for the defending Faction for 12 hours
        • While there is no required minimum time between raids from different Factions, please allow at least one hour between raids to avoid false applications of shields for the defending Faction.
      • Disallowed slanted walls completely for bases and cannons
        • 45, 60, 35, and anything in between isn’t allowed
          • Violation of this will result in the walls being removed.
        • Please use regen walls instead, we are already the main server out there for regens.
        • Diagonals in walls are allowed in the X and Z axis however as they aren’t slanted walls.
      • Spawners must be completely raidable by creeper eggs
        • Spawners can’t be surrounded by lava, water, or obsidian.
          • We will personally remove the offending blocks after giving a warning (Warning is skipped in the event they are being actively raided)
        • You are allowed however to place obsidian on one side if you are lazily placing them down.
    • Additional of basically every remaining mob type to chunk collectors
      • Even ender dragon spawners are technically possible now. We will consider this for future seasons.
    • Purged around 110GB of old logs that we use for diagnosing problems. Heavily improves I/O performance by around 30%.
    • Added a warning in the event you aren’t allowed to talk due to being a new player
      • Said warning will inform you to redeem a voting key or purchase a key to acquire the privileges to talk. Seriously voting takes seconds and you only ever need to do this once for life.
      • The reason random players aren’t allowed to talk is due to the insane amount of bot attacks Factions gets. We don’t tolerate people having their personal information leaked.
    • Added support for spawners to behave like sponges in the event people don’t listen to the new rule regarding spawners.
    • Made the entire spawn an invisible region to improve performance during SOTW. Having over 800 players be visible uses around 3,000Mbps of bandwidth which isn't cheap.
    • Fixed several memory leaks regarding TNT explosions and regen walls (Means the server won’t need to reboot every day)
    • Added which season it is to the tablist in roman numerals
      • For example, for this season it'll be Season X
    • Fixed /onetime support for the Titan rank
    • About 1,000 micro-optimizations that I'll detail later.
      • Bit of a ramble but we're considering a developer post series to talk about all of our changes. Might help someone in the future, if it helps even just a single person it would be worth it.

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    For the first time in over 4 seasons, we’re increasing our PayPal rewards to promote competition and allow faction leaders to pay their members more. Though we do caution that this probably won't be a permanent change due to the coronavirus situation that is causing chaos right now. We'll keep everyone updated on the situation regarding if these payouts increases are permanent or not. Going back on topic, while PayPal rewards are going up we are keeping our vouchers the same to prevent a situation where certain factions have thousands of dollars of them. While talking about vouchers, we’re going to adopt Skyblock Chaos’s model of alerting people when their vouchers for that week expire so people can plan accordingly. For those who just want to know the payouts each week here you go,

    1. $400 USD PayPal + $400 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    2. $225 USD PayPal + $300 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    3. $150 USD PayPal + $200 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    4. $100 USD PayPal + $150 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    5. $75 USD PayPal + $120 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    6. $100 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    7. $80 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    8. $60 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    9. $40 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    10. $20 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card

    As standard, we’re continuing our 4 week map as it’s the perfect balance of action and chaos. Due to the season being 4 weeks long we’ll also have 4 payouts which will occur on the following dates,

    1. March 28th, 2020 @ 3PM ET
    2. April 4th, 2020 @ 3PM ET
    3. April 11th, 2020 @ 3PM ET
    4. April 17th, 2020 @ 4PM ET

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    I’ll keep this short and simple, the 10th season of Factions Mystic launches later today @ 3PM EDT (or around 7 hours from the time this post goes live. We expect a busy launch today so be sure to get online the minute it goes up so secure your corner. On average all corners get claimed within 10 minutes.

    For those curious about the grace period, that’ll end on March 25th @ 4PM, at which point all protections against TNT and creepers will be instantly removed. Furthermore PVP grace will end then meaning you’ll be able to engage in combat at people’s bases. Both of these commencing the raiding session.

    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
    • Commands such as /fly
    • Purchased kits such as /kit raid.
    • Sell wands (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 9)
    • Chunk busters (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 9)
    • Chunk collectors (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 9)
    • Faction power (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 9)
    • Trench pickaxes (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 9)
    • Tray pickaxes (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 9)

    And for what isn't being kept from the last map, as usual,
    • Spawner purchases
    • Crate Key purchases
    • In game balance
    • mcMMO levels
    • Any bases
    • Faction claims
    • Inventory
     
    #1 TitanicFreak, Mar 21, 2020 at 12:11 PM
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020
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    Hey Why is written when i joining the factions it said i am not whitelisted why :D
     
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    one day van, one day
     
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    you're not first :)
    --- Double Post Merged, Mar 21, 2020 ---
    Because factions is under maintenance now, It will be started in 3PM EDT
     
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    no news on regen walls and how many you can have??
     
  12. SuperJets

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    Unlimited Regens; there is no limit on the amount u can have
     
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    so um why is the server down now...
     
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    Currently in faction's the block chunk's are not loading so it is under maintenance.
    Find out more info here---> https://discord.gg/minesuperior
    --- Double Post Merged, Mar 21, 2020 ---
    Currently in faction's the block chunk's are not loading so it is under maintenance.
    Find out more info in the discord announcement's for MineSuperior here--->https://discord.gg/minesuperior
     
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    Hello, I had lost my vote keys and premium keys before the second reset happened, is there anyway for me to obtain them back?
     
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    I dont believe so.
     
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    I payed for a role a few years ago, i just revisited the game and now its gone. Oh its prob bc the ranks changed from a few years ago. The rank cost 30 something dollars AUS. is it now gone forever?
     
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    If it was an old global rank, the refund period for those expired several years ago. If the rank is one that still exists today, post a donation support ticket
     
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    imagine not being ftop 1