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Factions Mystic: Season XIV detailed

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by TitanicFreak, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. TitanicFreak

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    Welcome to the post detailing the 14th season of Factions, we'll make this quick and streamlined. This season we've focused on adding Factions Shields, SOTW changes, and a ton of QOL changes that our players have been requesting for several seasons. Furthermore we've thrown in a few goodies for ourselves so we can speedup our ability to add in future content and tweak the economy for upcoming seasons. Before all that I'd like to give out a disclaimer. This is a reminder to everyone that we are not shutting down Factions and any previous posts of that on any platform do not represent our current plans for the server. Do not believe anyone that says we are shutting down Factions or getting rid of payouts.

    First let's talk about Factions Shields, the most requested feature on our server practically ever. They represent a way to give you and your entire faction a break from the constant guarding that everyone has been forced to deal with over the last 16 seasons. So for example instead of having to having to assign members to do the night shift, they can now instead get a good nights sleep or play any other gamemode on MineSuperior. So to ensure everyone can benefit from this we're allowing all factions to utilize factions shields regardless of what ranks they have purchased. For information on how to use shields simply do "/shields" ingame. Shields will last for 8 hours and have a cooldown of 16 hours after they end (meaning you can only use them once a day for 8 hours). Also be aware that shields do not have a scheduling ability yet, we are working on it but it couldn't make it in time for this season. To get around this simply have a coleader or above activate the shield whenever your faction wants 8 hours of relief.

    Now I'd like to talk about the changes we've done to SOTW to ensure a more level playing field this time around. For the first hour after SOTW you will not be allowed to randomly teleport via the portal or commands while also not being allowed to use fly at all in the auxiliary worlds (Venus, Mars, Ceres, Pluto, and the End). To compensate for this we've shrunk all of the worlds by a substantial margin to reduce the amount of running time it takes to reach a corner. If you for some reason still want to fly to a corner, we are leaving flight enabled in the overworld for this season only to get people used these changes as well as their opinions.

    Moving onto QOL and any other miscellaneous changes. I've decided to just put it into a list form to save everyone time. In no particular order here you go,
    • Added chests to the ingame misc shop @ $80 per chest
    • Added trapped chests to the ingame misc shop @ $165 per chest
    • Added slime blocks to the 3rd page of the ingame misc shop @ $3,150 per block (You can sell them @ $1,575 if you're curious).
    • Entirely reformatted our configs to accelerate our ability to change the shop in the future.
    • Recolored and reformatted the shop plugin completely.
    • Pig spawners now cost $200,000 in the ingame spawner shop to match what cow spawners sell at
      • Old price was $90,000
    • Chicken spawners now cost $200,000 in the ingame spawner shop to match what cow spawners sell at
      • Old price was $80,000
      • Mainly done because people had tens of thousands of spawners and it was starting to cause performance issues.
    • F-TOP spawner values have been changed to reflect the changed prices of pig and chicken spawners.
    • Brand new builds with an egyptian & arabic theme.
    • Addition of Toxic rank (Equivalent of Kappa from Skyblock)
      • Rank is meant for people who literally just want to flex on their competition
        • We are being serious this rank isn't meant to give people a competitive edge.
      • Green themed
      • Includes the Idiot and Depressed tags
      • Improved voting rewards
        • One extra titanic key over the Titan rank
    • Updated our permissions plugin to access new optimizations and features.
    • Reduces the amount of checks we do for checking if flight is enabled in combat to reduce cpu usage
    • Redstone will no longer directly trigger TNT to prevent people from blowing up their own value.
    • Preparatory work to get a VPN whitelisting system setup for Factions players and their alts. We'll have more here soon.
      • We'll be posting a google forms link in discord here soon where you can apply. If all goes to plan we'll have the forms link out before S14 SOTW.
    • These changes were mentioned elsewhere in this post but I'm repeating them here to ensure everyone sees them. While also providing additional information that couldn't be fit in elsewhere.
      • Reduced map length from 4 weeks to 3 weeks
      • Addition of Factions Shields
        • 8 hours of length with a 16 hour cooldown afterwards
        • Provides complete immunity to TNT explosions while preventing you from being able to raid anyone else as your dispensers no longer work.
        • Only Factions Leaders and Co-Leaders are able to activate shields
        • Only Factions Mods and above can see how long they have left on their shields before they expire.
        • You can not activate shields when TNT has gone off in your area recently.
        • Shields are completely deactivated one hour before and after F-TOP payouts.
        • Shields command is /shields where you can get more information on the shields commands.
      • Disabled /rtp, /randomtp, /wild, and /wilderness for the first hour after SOTW
        • In the event you still try running the command it'll give you a message as to why they are disabled at the time.
        • Wilderness portal is also affected by this.
      • Disabled all flight in Venus, Mars, Ceres, Pluto, and the End for the first hour after SOTW
        • If you try enabling flight, the moment you try flying it'll give you a message as to why flying is disabled at the time.
      • Shrunk the auxiliary worlds to only have a 2,000 block radius (4,000 block diameter)
        • The auxiliary worlds are Venus, Mars, Ceres, Pluto, and the End
        • Old size was 3,000 block radius (6,000 block diameter)
      • Shrunk the main world to only have a 8,000 block radius (16,000 block diameter)
        • Old size was 10,000 block radius (20,000 block diameter)
      • Restructured payouts to promote competition.
        • F-TOP #6 -> #10 no longer receive any payouts
        • F-TOP #4 and #5 no longer receive PayPal payouts
        • All vouchers will now automatically expire after 8 weeks (around 2 seasons with some margin is what we'll aim for)
          • Vouchers that are given out before S14 will have no expiration date currently. I will admit however that we do plan on voiding them after 6-12 months.
        • The remaining rewards were changed, look below for the new leaderboard.
      • Tweaked our anticheat to reduce false positives
        • Opening an appeal based on this won't get you accepted. If you were false banned you will be contacted and unbanned manually.
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    Due to constant complaints about the lack of competition on the server, we've decided to entirely shakeup the F-TOP rewards leaderboard for this season. Gone are the payouts for places #6 through #10 as well as the PayPal payouts for those in place #4 and #5. We've also decreased vouchers across the board to ensure factions can't sit on thousands of dollars of vouchers after multiple seasons. For those who just want to know the payouts each week here you go,

    1. $400 USD PayPal + $200 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    2. $225 USD PayPal + $125 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    3. $125 USD PayPal + $75 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    4. $50 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    5. $25 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card

    Unlike the last seasons, we will not be doing the usual 4 week season. Instead we will be trying out a shorter 3 week season as it's been heavily requested by multiple Factions leaders. Don't take this as every season moving forward will only be 3 weeks, merely us experimenting. Anyway due to the season being 3 weeks long we’ll also have 3 payouts which will occur on the following dates,
    1. July 25th, 2020 @ 3PM ET
    2. August 1st, 2020 @ 3PM ET
    3. August 7th, 2020 @ 4PM ET
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    I’ll keep this short and simple, the EOTW of the 13th season of Factions is later today @ 4PM EDT (or roughly 2~ hours from now). At which point we will take the final payout information and get ready to distribute all payouts to the winners. All payouts will arrive before the SOTW of next season. Speaking of which, the 14th season of Factions Mystic launches tomorrow @ 3PM EDT (or around 23 hours from when this goes live). We expect a busy launch tomorrow 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 July 22nd @ 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 13)
    • Chunk busters (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 13)
    • Chunk collectors (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 13)
    • Faction power (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 13)
    • Trench pickaxes (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 13)
    • Tray pickaxes (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 13)

    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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    prod: can u look into chests in shop
    ryan in december 27 2019: yes
    also ryan in july 17 2020: added to shop
     
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    Please be aware the shop configs were a complete mess and nearly impossible to work with. We entirely redid them to ensure we can do little tweaks like this faster in the future.
     
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