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Important Factions Mystic: The second season has arrived!

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by TitanicFreak, Jun 21, 2019.

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  1. TitanicFreak

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    It's amazing to think how fast time moves, 7 weeks ago we had the launch of the first season of Factions Mystic and hit new records almost immediately. We peaked at well over 584 (our entire network used to peak at that, now a single server can do it!) and at some points we were handling 60,000 spawners, 80,000 hoppers, and over 200,000 chests per tick (20 times a second, most servers struggle to even do that once a second). While it wasn't perfect as the server would drop TPS occasionally or just have potion effects break entirely. This is what we built season two to fix and to improve on.

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    When development of season two started, we focused on solving the root problems of the previous season. For us, we decided on vastly improving the anticheat, stacked spawners (and other performance fixes), and improving the overall layout of the spawn (as having over 200 players in the same area after a vote party is just a bad idea for people's frame rates and the server).

    As you can tell, we focused on making this a technical update as we try to stabilize the server to add more content (as we can't add features if the server is having performance problems). Thus a huge chunk of plugins were remade and optimized to help us move towards our goal of having over 1,000 players on a single server.

    Since there's a lot to cover here, I'm going to make a simple list,

    • Overhauled anti cheat (readded flying checks, added more vclip/phasing fixes, and more)
    • Overhauled genbuckets plugin (Visually the same, but from our testing it should fix the inconsistent behavior of them that occurred during the first season)
    • Tweaked the factions plugin to remove announcements for leader change, faction disband, faction create, and faction open. (Purpose is to prevent bots from spamming it)
    • Added three more leaderboards (Top deaths, highest killstreak, and highest voters)
    • Added a second crates area (to split up people during vote parties)
    • Recentered spawn (yes this is a feature, last map didn't have a centered spawn for reasons out of our control
    • Added stacked spawners (and entirely overhauled the stacked mobs system to be far more optimized)
    • Updated the chunk buster plugin (to work natively with the stacked spawners plugin)
    • Updated the sell wands plugin (to work natively with the stacked spawners plugin)
    • Overhauled voting system to be more optimized (Was eating up around 100ms per vote, not acceptable)
    • And more, but since chrome decided to wipe this post while I was making it, I'll have to edit it in later.

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    With the second season of Factions Mystic, we decided to shorten the map as it's the height of summer and also decided to buff F-Top prizes to compensate for the shorter map (also to reward the players for our recent growth). So we have over $2,500 dollars of PayPal prizes to give out alongside $4,400 worth of vouchers for the store. For a total of $6,900 USD! These rewards will be given out weekly and distributed accordingly below,
    1. $225 USD PayPal + $300 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    2. $150 USD PayPal + $175 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    3. $125 USD PayPal + $125 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    4. $75 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    5. $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. $15 USD MineSuperior Store Gift Card
    10. $10 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 those curious,
    • June 29th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • July 6th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • July 13th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • July 20th, 2019 @ 3PM ET
    • July 26th, 2019 @ 4PM ET

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    Since this post is coming out after EOTW, I'll make this quick. The second season of Factions Mystic will be launching tomorrow afternoon @ 3PM ET, or around 23 hours from the time of this post going live. This post would of came out sooner but due to health issues I decided to focus on the server more than this post. Most people would prefer that anyway.

    Grace period will end the following Wednesday, the 26th @ 4PM ET. EDIT: Extended due to stacked spawners bugs
    Grace period will end the following Thursday, the 27th @ 4PM ET.
    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 (We even keep your last used tag).
    • Commands such as /fly
    • Purchased kits such as /kit raid (Which we do plan on revamping to make it more worthwhile)
    • Sell wands (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 1)
    • Chunk busters (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 1)
    • Faction power (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 1)
    • GKits (If they were purchased during Factions Mystic Season 1)
    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
    • PlayerVaults

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    With the launch of the second season of Factions Mystic, we hope to solve all performance problems so we can pursue adding diversity to the economy (many people want us to try a farming economy, which is far more efficient for servers, but we want to make it another valid way for people to compete). We also have put many features on hold due to performance problems, however we believe with this map we can do it.

    Thanks everyone for sticking with us, you all make us want to keep doing what we want to do. Also don't listen to players about when resets are, discord and these forums are the only official ways to get news. Players tend to spread lies to cause chaos, as what happened during EOTW.
     
    #1 TitanicFreak, Jun 21, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    ay ezftop1 id like to thank my fans <3
     
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    5 week season seems interesting
     
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    Disabling regens, capping mcmmo, removing custom enchants would be awesome too
     
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    Hype, but when are we getting an mcmmo cap?
     
  11. TitanicFreak

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    We are looking into an mcMMO cap during the staff beta and see where is a good spot to cut it off. We want to reward people for grinding (or using a ton of vote keys), but also don't want to make it overpowering.
     
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    yuh time to play again ;)
     
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    23 hours? Holy monkaS
     
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    gay how sesaon is only 5 weeks long
     
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    axes id say 5k also invite me to beta please! </3
     
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    5 weeks but 225$ weekly dad <3
     
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    hey why can't I get into factions xD
     
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    because it is down due to the new map is coming tomorrow 3PM EST and a hardware maintence
     
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    seven is just irrelevant
     
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    Seven is easily a top tier number imo
     
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