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Factions Mystic: Season XII detailed

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by TitanicFreak, May 23, 2020 at 7:54 PM.

  1. TitanicFreak

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    After the announcement that we are retiring our competitive Factions server in favor of a more casual experience. A lot of people are asking how this impact the upcoming seasons, the answer is none as they will continue exactly as planned. This being the second to last season however we'll be shaking things up a bit in regards to payout, our anticheat software, and even letting some previously banned players back onto the network to let them enjoy one of the last seasons of Factions.

    First let's talk about the anticheat, currently we use an extremely modified version of the public anticheat NoCheatPlus, while it has served us well over the years. It's clear it has hit its limitations because it isn't effectively preventing phasing attempts and it has caused the server to freeze up over 50+ times over the last couple seasons. So clearly it's due for a replacement.

    We have been trialing several anticheats over the last couple weeks in private to see which ones would be the perfect replacement. While we won't reveal it just yet as we are still finalizing our details, it will be enabled by grace period end to replace our current anticheat to ensure server stability and to provide our staff an actual improvement towards detecting hackers. Eventually we may enable it's auto-banning features once we learn it's weaknesses.

    The other major thing about this reset is that we will be letting back certain banned players to enjoy the last two seasons of Factions. Though be aware this isn't an blanket unban and you will have to meet several requirements. Firstly you can't be a current offender of any of our rules (including ban evading), secondly you must not be going around targeting our competition servers with harassment (if it seems specific, there's an "ex-faction" doing that right now), and finally your offense must been before the launch of season 10. If you qualify for all of these your appeal then won't be instantly denied and it'll be manually reviewed by myself. Given I expect to be absolutely spammed by this policy don't expect instant responses.

    We had more planned for this reset but due to a combination of me being sick and development time shortages, we've pushed most of the features we had planned to the final season. For all the minor changes he's a quick changelog of what we did.

    • Updated our Chunk Collectors plugin to fix a duplication exploit and drastically improve our logging of chunk collectors.
    • Updated our Factions plugin to resolve an issue where people could blow up their own spawners.
    • Updated our server software to add in new API events to support all of the updated plugins.
    • Utilized an old Factions spawn because we realized people don't actually care about a brand new build every single reset. Next season will have brand new builds given it's the finale. All saved funds go towards development and a more grand set of builds for the next season.
    • (GOING LIVE WEDNESDAY) Updated our anticheat to resolve stability and performance issues caused by it.
    • Fixed an issue where people with the rank "Titan" could get two /onetime rewards.
    • Readded the welcome message for SOTW.
    • Fixed an issue where people with the rank "Titan" didn't get any /onetime rewards at all.

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    Given that this is the second to last season of Factions, we want to give more people a chance at winning PayPal payouts so we are adding #6 and #7 to the PayPal rewards section. While they aren't high to make or break a Faction, they'll certainly help people get more worth out of their purchases. 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. $45 USD PayPal + $100 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    7. $20 USD PayPal + $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. May 30th, 2020 @ 3PM ET
    2. June 6th, 2020 @ 3PM ET
    3. June 13th, 2020 @ 3PM ET
    4. June 19th, 2020 @ 4PM ET



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    I’ll keep this short and simple, the 12th season of Factions Mystic launches later today @ 3PM EDT (or literally minutes after this 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 May 27th @ 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 11)
    • Chunk busters (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 11)
    • Chunk collectors (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 11)
    • Faction power (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 11)
    • Trench pickaxes (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 11)
    • Tray pickaxes (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 11)

    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, May 23, 2020 at 7:54 PM
    Last edited: May 23, 2020 at 8:04 PM
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