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Factions Mystic (Season 7): Refocusing on competitive gameplay

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by TitanicFreak, Dec 27, 2019.

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  1. TitanicFreak

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    With Factions now into its 7th season, we’ve decided to take this release differently. Gone are the personal touches on these posts and instead a strictly professional approach. This is mainly because we’ve been letting personal bias distract us in our decisions which had led to several arguments within the community.

    With that said, we focused on three things for this season. Those focuses include a brand new punishment system for Factions, chunk collectors to reduce the need for hoppers, and a reworked voting system.

    First let’s focus on the new punishment system, this wasn’t planned to come with this season however due to recent events we’ve decided to pull it forward to this season. This is because we’ve noticed Factions players releasing personal information on their rivals to try to get them targeted and harmed. This is completely unacceptable and these people will be removed from the server in accordance with the Factions rules. However this isn’t enough anymore, Factions should be punished for out of control players so we’re introducing a Factions strike system.

    We will go into detail later on a future post (with the complete ruleset) but all Factions have a single warning (that absorbs the first strike) and 10 strikes they can obtain. Every strike after the warning deducts 10% of your F-TOP value and after 6 strikes any payouts will be deducted in 20% intervals. After 10 strikes your Faction has 0% of it’s F-Top value and if you somehow had value (Which is impossible but let’s say you did) all of your payouts would be zeroed out completely. All strikes last for two seasons from the time you obtained them. So let’s say you get two strikes during this season, they’d carry over into the following season and be present until the conclusion of that season. Furthermore all strikes will only affect future payouts. So if you get 6 strikes on a Sunday and we still haven’t paid out the rewards, it wouldn’t compromise your rewards you earned the previous day. However all future payouts you’d have would have a 60% deduction in your F-TOP value with a 20% deduction in any vouchers or PayPal you still receive after the value deduction.

    Going into the voting rework, we’ve decided to rework voting to encourage everyone no matter their status on the server (donator or normal player) to vote more. This has been achieved in several ways. Firstly we’ve increased the amount of keys that high ranked players receive based on how the rank they purchased. So for every vote you’ll receive a varying amount of keys based on the following,

    • Legend gets 5 premium keys as well as 1 regular vote key
    • Champion gets 4 premium keys as well as 1 regular vote key
    • Knight gets 3 premium keys as well as 1 regular vote key
    • Citizen gets 2 premium key as well as 1 regular vote key
    • Mercenary gets 1 premium key as well as 1 regular vote key
    • Merchant gets 1 regular vote key

    We’ve also tweaked premium keys to have greatly higher chances at getting iron golem spawners as well as including sell wands (limited use) in the premium key rewards selection. Moving onto vote parties, we’re reworking them in a future update to add in differing rewards based on your rank and if you voted in the last 24 hours. People with high ranks would receive premium keys alongside normal keys while people who voted in the last 24 hours would receive more keys and less junk (Blocks).

    Finally let’s talk about chunk collectors, something our main developer has been working on for the past few weeks and dreamed about for the previous months. Chunk collectors represent the the new and "modern" way of making your bases. Instead of having to make a grinder with hundreds of thousands of hoppers you simply have one chunk collector per chunk. Management imagines people will have hundreds of these so sell wands will fully work with them as well so you can sell their contents faster.

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    Given this is the first iteration of it we won't be completely saying goodbye to hoppers this season, instead we'll be allowing both approaches and encouraging experimentation. Also every single player with a rank will be receiving one chunk collector as apart of your onetime rewards. Of course it will scale with higher ranks receiving multiple chunk collectors.

    How chunk collectors work is that it listens for when a spawner is about to spawn a mob and then directly logs the spawn to the chunk collector. Saving it for when you sell it later with a sell wand or clicking in the inventory.

    Of course we've worked on more than what we talked about so far, but to prevent this post from getting too cluttered we're going to reserve those changes to the following bullet-point list.
    • Addition of the Ceres world
      • A cross between the darkness of Pluto and the blistering sun of Venus
      • 6,000 by 6,000 (same size as the other flat worlds)
    • mcMMO has been tweaked again
      • Axes cap has been lowered further from 20,000 to 15,000
    • Hardware upgrade due for January 3rd
      • 40% faster than Factions's current machine
      • Stability vastly improved with over a month of stress testing without fault
    • Tweaked rules in accordance with the addition of Factions Strikes and new circumstances
      • Doxxing results in two strikes for the host faction
      • Cannons that fire too fast result in a single strike for the host faction
      • For every 10 banned accounts, a strike will be issued to the host faction
      • Having too many regen walls will result in a strike for every week they are not fixed
      • Trading gift card vouchers is now disallowed and will result in a strike for the host faction
      • Giving valuable items away below market value will result in a strike for the seller and buyer factions.
      • Factions will only be allowed to have a single corner claim.
        • We will forcefully unclaim the corners if not unclaimed within 15-30 minutes.
      • And more but these were the important ones
    • Gift Cards have been tweaked
      • Gift cards now expire after two months
      • Gift cards now only work on Skyblock Chaos and Factions Mystic
    • Store tweaks (Changes visible on Saturday as the new packages are hidden)
      • Removal of the old 1x sell wand package
        • Wasn't popular and was impractical given people have thousands of chests
      • Tweaked the 2x sell wand package
        • Now is only a single sell wand with 5,000 uses
      • Halved the prices of the remaining sell wand packages
        • ~25 USD for each unlimited sell wand
        • $~5 USD for each sell wand with 5,000 uses
      • Formatting errors fixed across the board on all packages
    • Spawner & mob tweaks
      • Pig spawners will no longer be valued the same as iron golem spawners
        • Pig spawners had their value increase due to a bug in the 6th season of Factions where iron golem spawners were "reset" to pig spawners.
      • Pigs no longer drop iron and instead drop their normal porkchops.
      • Spawners mined past grace period now charge 10% of their value to the miner. If the miner doesn't have enough cash the spawner can't be mined.
    • Addition of new logging software
      • All transactions between players are now logged, eventually /pay will be completely locked to only within the Faction. Only way then to trade items will be the AuctionHouse and a future trading plugin.
      • All creeper explosions and TNT explosions are logged by a much more efficient plugin now.
    • Onetime rewards tweaked
      • All economy rewards have been increased by 100x
      • Addition of chunk collectors
        • Legend gets 6 chunk collectors
        • Champion gets 5 chunk collectors
        • Knight gets 4 chunk collectors
        • Citizen gets 3 chunk collectors
        • Mercenary gets 2 chunk collectors
        • Merchant gets 1 chunk collector
    • Addition of jelly legs
      • Fall damage is now enabled on the server for everyone so /jellylegs was added for Citizen and above to remove all fall damage.

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    Unlike season 6, F-TOP rewards will not be staying identical. We’ve changed them based on the fact that several Factions have a growing pool of gift cards for our store and to encourage more competitive gameplay. With those goals known, we’ve reduced the store gift cards from $1,175 USD a week to $635 USD a week while keeping the PayPal rewards the same $800 USD a week. However PayPal rewards have been tweaked so there’s more of a reward for getting a higher place.

    For example before going from place #2 to #1 resulted in a $100 USD PayPal reward increase, now however it results in a $150 USD increase. Therefore rewarding people with higher places more. This goes the other way as well meaning if you get a lower place you will be punished more harshly compared to before. With that stated let me present to you the new payouts for the 7th season of Factions Mystic.
    1. $350 USD PayPal + $200 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    2. $200 USD PayPal + $150 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    3. $125 USD PayPal + $100 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    4. $75 USD PayPal + $75 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    5. $50 USD PayPal + $60 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    6. $50 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    7. $40 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    8. $30 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    9. $20 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    10. $10 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    Also different with this season is the highly requested move to shorter maps, from 5 weeks to 4 weeks to ensure more fast paced action. With that said, we still have 4 payouts, which will be done at the following dates and times.
    1. January 4th, 2020 @ 3PM ET
    2. January 11th, 2020 @ 3PM ET
    3. January 18th, 2020 @ 3PM ET
    4. January 24th, 2020 @ 4PM ET

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    Finally we can talk about launch details, the sixth 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 7. 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 January 1st @ 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 6)
    • Chunk busters (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 6)
    • Faction power (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 6)
    • GKits (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 6)
    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, Dec 27, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    First, and nice.
     
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    Might Need to cap mcmmo more but nice
     
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    Woooooow mcmmo cap being lowered?! Maybe, just maybe, somewhere around season 20 the McMMo will be capped to the point where pvp will require some skill again?!
     
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    pvp requiring skill? i think you have the wrong server mate, i think you are looking for a practice server with an anticheat. but such dark magic doesnt exist here !!!
     
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    I bought a rank champion and i didn't do rank upgrade, I bought an entirely new rank instead, I would like a refund on my champion rank, thank you!
     
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    Its not possible to refund, we feel bad for you tho
     
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    Hey is it possible to get some help from a staff member in regards to parchases??
     
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