I'm Annie, the resident Content Manager. I've got some exciting news today: we're here with some information about the upcoming release!
Release will take place on Saturday, 24th August 2019, at 2PM EST.
To see what this translates to in your timezone, click here.
Seasons will most likely last up to 6 months, depending on the progression of the server.
There will be a grace period of 7 days from SOTW, where explosions will not break blocks. Use this time to build up your defences!
Please make sure to read all of our rules before you start playing!
> FTOP REWARDS
To fan the flames of Faction's competitive spirit, we'll be handing out F Top rewards over the season, including up to 2,500 USD in Paypal.
These rewards are progressive, meaning that the further into the season, the higher they get.
|| MONTH 1
FTOP 1: $250 USD Paypal
FTOP 2: $250 BuyCraft
FTOP 3: $125 BuyCraft
|| MONTH 2
FTOP 1: $300 USD Paypal
FTOP 2: $300 BuyCraft
FTOP 3: $150 BuyCraft
|| MONTH 3
FTOP 1: $350 USD Paypal
FTOP 2: $350 BuyCraft
FTOP 3: $175 BuyCraft
|| MONTH 4
FTOP 1: $400 USD Paypal
FTOP 2: $400 BuyCraft
FTOP 3: $200 BuyCraft
|| MONTH 5
FTOP 1: $450 USD Paypal
FTOP 2: $450 BuyCraft
FTOP 3: $225 BuyCraft
|| MONTH 6
FTOP 1: $750 USD Paypal
FTOP 2: $750 BuyCraft
FTOP 3: $375 BuyCraft
> GENERAL OVERVIEW
Here is a brief overview of features that we'll be featuring on our server on-launch:
- Regular Bosses
- Armor Sets
- PvE Challenges
- Secondary Currency: Stardust
- Hidden Legendary Tools
- 4 Classes, 12 Skill Trees
- Weekly Global Missions
- Sell Wands
- Builder Wands
- Crates - (Obtainable In-game)
- Daily Koths
- Bi-Hourly Envoys
- F Upgrades and Perms
We'll also be explaining each of these features below, so do keep reading if any of these tickle your fancy!
> NEW, THEMATIC BUILDS
Complete with commissioned lore written by experienced writers, our network focuses on giving you guys not only an thrilling and fun experience, but also a gorgeous, immersive one. Our server hub is perhaps the best example of this: what better way to get across the exhilarating feeling of being lost in the infinite, ravenous beauty of space... than recreating it?
And on Earth, where Factions will take place, one can enjoy the peace of the formerly Terran planet, healing under the overgrowth. All players will start in a crumbling city that has become the landing grounds of all aspiring Factioners. Various NPCs have also made the city their home, offering various services and quests if you take the time to explore and find them.
However, it's not all peace and quiet in Earth's orbit! Up in space, various monsters are attempting to launch an attack on the planet. It'll be up to all the Factions on Earth to stop them - but that's for another bullet point!
> SPECIES CLASSES
One of our biggest new custom features is the Species system, which boasts 4 original classes that players can choose from, to gain passive boosts and special abilities as they level up their Species rank up to 9 times.
Each species has 3 skill trees, boasting 6 skills each. You'll have enough points to receive 9 points -- that's enough to fill out 1 full tree and 1/2 of a second, to make some interesting combinations. More information on Species can read [here].
The resilient Terrans, the savage Zaiyou, the crafty Macros and the mystical Sirens: each have their place and roles in a powerful Faction -- which title will you choose to bear?
Mother Nature has a funny way of going about things, and the time she's spent without humans, she's used to create... other things. Greatly enhanced monsters will seek to destroy the peace of the planet, and it's the job of all the factions on Earth to stop them. These bosses will spawn regularly at /moon, at which all players will be alerted. The top three damage-dealers of the boss will receive exclusive loot, their armor sets, and premium items like crate keys.
> MOB HORDES
To make matters worse, Bosses aren't the only things trying to destroy Earth. Waves of vicious monsters also stand a chance to spawn at /moon. Each horde stands a chance to have the following mutations: Giant, Deadly, Venomous, Swift, Demonic, Regenerating, Diseased, Sluggish, Forceful and Dazzling -- giving them special effects and making them especially dangerous.
All horde monsters are stronger and tankier than their vanilla counterparts, and drop much more loot -- including the rare resource, Stardust.
The shiny, the exquisite, the reason why you're here on Earth fighting tooth and claw (but that's a bit of a spoiler for our lore!) Stardust is an extremely rare material, scattered across the universe after the conclusion of the Intergalactic War. Various mobs have various stardust droprates, but Witches drop the most at a 2% chance.
You can harvest it from slain monsters, hordes and bosses, and use it to trade for extremely rare and/or premium items at the /stardust shop, including crates, shipments, random / exclusive custom spawners, Galaxy tools, wands, Spacepod Flares and even a server-wide Vote Party!
> LEGENDARY STAR EQUIPMENT
Stardust didn't just find its way into the bodies of monsters across the galaxy, but also into items. Search the land for the Stardust tools - these tools and weapons are scattered across the world, buried randomly under the flourishing overgrowth.
These pieces of equipment are enchanted more powerfully than anything a moral could conceivably forge, undoubtedly becoming the most sought-after treasure upon being unearthed... and their finders, the most wanted targets in the galaxy.
> GALAXY MISSIONS
One of the last (but not least!) features we wanted to share with you is Galaxy Missions! Galaxy Missions are quests that refresh every week, but there's a catch. They're impossible to complete... on your own.
The server must work together and tally their numbers to complete these missions to earn planet-wide rewards and sometimes even bonuses for the entire season! For those who aren't fond of the whole working-together-deal in Factions, don't worry. Most missions are additive quests, like "mine X blocks!" which are non-intrusive and stuff you'll have to do anyway during your gameplay.
Plus, the top three contributors of each weekly Mission get a little something extra for their efforts, so it's, for all intents and purposes, still a good old competition.
> SPACEPOD ENVOYS
There are some very rich folk out there in space who enjoy watching the Factions compete against each other - it's much better than TV. To support your efforts, they've been raining down some fancy and expensive loot in pods. Watch the skies, as these spacepods land every two hours around spawn city.
Up to 20 pods fall at a time, so you'll need to move quickly to get that good good loot!
King of the Hill events - or KOTHs for short - are daily activies in which factions try and capture a point of interest by staying on it for 15 minutes without getting knocked off. If a point isn't captured for too long, the time starts getting reduced, down to a minimum of 5 minutes - just in case KOTH is getting too crowded and people are getting knocked around too much.
KOTH winners receive up to 10 KOTH Crates, which exclusively contain KOTH armor and tier 3-5 crate keys; so it's certainly worth going to if your faction wants some free crates!
> GENERAL FACTION FEATURES
These are some features that every Faction veteran probably already understands - but don't worry if you're new to the scene, we'll briefly cover it anyway.
- F Upgrades - Several aspects of Factions gameplay can be upgraded - including but not limited to crop growth, exp rates, in-territory damage output, etc.
- F Perms - It's vital to sort out Faction permissions carefully - our perms GUI will help with that:
- GenBuckets - These buckets, purchasable with /genbuckets, automatically create walls for you to save on base-building time and effort!
- Sell Wands - When used on a chest or trapped chest, this wand sells all of its contents in one go
- Builder Wands - This wand allows you to place large surfaces of blocks that aren't supported by gen buckets
More updates will bring more content -- and we sure do promise a lot of them. In fact, we've already got plans for a cool event for our next class release - complete with a few free Species-Change modules to be given out, so stay tuned! This is, however, the extent of exclusive features we have planned for our release.
A lot of time and effort was put into the construction of this server, and we believe that we're taking a large first step in the uncharted territory of immersion, environment and RPG-Factions in Minecraft. Thank you very much for your interest in our project, and for your patience. We hope to see you around in a few days!
~Annie, Content Manager
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