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Factions Mystic - Season 5: Factions refined to perfection.

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by TitanicFreak, Oct 18, 2019.

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  1. TitanicFreak

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    As the fourth season of Factions Mystic comes to a close, we need to take a look back at what we accomplished during the peak of the season. At one point, we were processing over 300,000 hoppers, 20,000 chests, 1,000,000 spawners, and well over 10,000 entities. With the exception of TNT, all of them barely used more than 10% of CPU and kept the server at a smooth 20TPS most of the time. This is simply incredible and we are proud of our optimizations and our community for pushing us with awesome bases. Together we have a come a long way since Factions Inferno (when hoppers were slow, and 200 players was a real struggle to break through without the server crashing). Of course progress can not be stopped, so let's talk about the fifth season of Factions now.

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    The fifth season of Factions Mystic has been designed with a mixture of quality of life improvements, drastic changes to hoppers, and a rework of our leaderboards to more accurately represent quality players. Due to the sheer amount of changes this season, I'm going to simply be listing all of the changes this time around.

    • Addition of the "Venus" world.
      • A pale world with never ending sunshine
      • 6,000 by 6,000 (same size as Mars and End)
    • Addition of the "Pluto" world.
      • A world in eternal darkness
      • 6,000 by 6,000 (same size as Mars and End)
    • Addition of /f corners command
      • Shows if a Faction has claimed any corners in the world you are in
    • Ability to set the PayPal email in your faction for payouts
      • For privacy reasons, only the owners on the server can see the email you provide
    • Ability to set the discord username to contact you for payouts
      • For privacy reasons, only the owners can see the username you provide
    • Addition of a mcMMO level cap of 20,000 for the "Axes" skill.
      • Can't redeem mcMMO levels to bypass it
    • Removal of the record all time killstreaks leaderboard
      • Was removed as our new statistics plugin doesn't log all time killstreaks anymore
    • Addition of a KDR based leaderboard
      • Added in favor of the best all time killstreaks in our new statistics plugin
    • Entire rework of leaderboards in the backend.
      • Tons of memory leak fixes to ensure the server won't freeze anymore
      • Visually the same
    • Much faster hoppers
      • Hoppers now move 20 stacks of items per second (or around 80 stacks per 4 seconds)
      • Tested up to 200,000 stacks being moved per tick by hoppers (Only using 0.2% CPU while doing so)
    • Preparations for the fourth revision of our SuperiorSpigot server software
      • Targeted around the halfway point of season 5
      • 50% faster TNT performance is expected
    • New monthly crate called "Winter Crate"
    • Slight increase in hopper price from 10,000 to 15,000
      • Instead of adding upgradable hoppers, we decided to simply raise the price across the board.
    • Removal of hoppers in F-Top value calculation
      • Was done to encourage less wasteful hopper designs as people don't need hundreds of thousands of hoppers in their designs.
    • Slight increase in skeleton spawner prices from $320,000 to $400,000
      • While we know people love skeleton spawners, we felt they were a little too strong in last season's economy. However we will never nerf them into the ground as we feel they still have a place in the economy.
    • Regenerated "Mars" world to be an actual superflat world to resolve some flickering at below Y 64.
    • Disabled time progression on the "Mars", "Venus", and "Pluto" worlds.
    • Time on "Mars" is now always dawn to provide a middle ground between "Venus" and "Pluto.
    • Resolved inconsistent redstone costs on the GUI Shop.
    • Improved v-clipping protection (last map we had an all time record low so we feel we almost have it perfect)
      • This does include an overall anti-cheat upgrade, but most people care about v-clipping these days so we prioritized that.
    • Given this post is late, I'm going to just call it quits and just post a changelog in the Factions Discord when the server launches.

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    During last season we received criticism that the anyone who wasn't on the top of the F-Top leaderboard was being punished too harshly. So we have added an extra $50 USD to the prize pool a week to encourage more competition. This results in about $800 USD a week in PayPal payouts and $1,175 USD a week in gift cards for our store. If you want to look at it in a different way, that's nearly $10,000 USD in prizes for this whole season across all five planned weeks of payouts. With all that said, I present to you the new payouts table,
    1. $300 USD PayPal + $400 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    2. $200 USD PayPal + $250 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    3. $140 USD PayPal + $150 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    4. $100 USD PayPal + $100 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    5. $60 USD PayPal + $75 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    6. $65 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    7. $50 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    8. $40 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    9. $30 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    10. $15 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    With 5 weeks of payouts, there will be 5 different dates for payouts. The payout dates are as follows for the curious readers in our audience,
    • October 26th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • November 2nd, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • November 9th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • November 16th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • November 22nd, 2019 @ 4PM ET


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    Finally we can talk about launch details, the fourth season of Factions Mystic will be coming to a close later today @ 4PM ET at which point we will be doing the final payout for that season. After payout we'll be removing all protection for all spawns to allow people to destroy the very thing they once called home. This will go on for about an hour to ensure we have sufficient time to distribute rewards.

    In regards to the actual launch of season 5. That will be tomorrow (Saturday) @ 3PM to ensure all time zones have a fair chance to get themselves a corner claim.

    For those curious about grace period, that’ll end on October 23rd @ 4PM, at which point all protections against TNT and creepers will be instantly removed. 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 4)
    • Chunk busters (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 4)
    • Faction power (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 4)
    • GKits (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 4)
    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

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    Thanks again to everyone who joined us in the last season, we appreciate everyone who plays and enjoys the content we provide. We also greatly appreciate any and all criticism as it helps guide us towards making the perfect Factions server. We hope to have an even better season this time around.
     
    #1 TitanicFreak, Oct 18, 2019 at 2:29 PM
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    what are the other worlds made out of ?
     
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    probably sandstone since everything else lagged the server way to much. [throwback to the snow biome]
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    50% faster TNT performance is expected

    Will decisive finally break their no raid streak for 2 seasons
     
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    how do I get an invite link
     
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    Does it start at 3pm CST?
     
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    Thread locked as the fifth season of Factions Mystic has launched!

    If you aren't aware, this is a java edition minecraft server. You connect to our server by going to multiplayer, adding a server with the address "hub.mcs.gg", and then joining. Factions is right infront of you, just gotta walk into the portal.
     
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