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    Newsletter Official Factions Earth Release: 2.0!


    Hello again, SpaceDeltans! Welcome to the release of Factions Earth: 2.0!

    Fueled by your feedback, the staff team has had plenty of time to discuss some changes in direction and balances. Over the course of our first release, we saw factions rise and fall amidst vicious competition. Hundreds of dollars of ftop paypal were won over the course of the season, and now it's time for a fresh start.

    Let's get into things!

    | GENERAL INFORMATION
    Factions Earth will be released at the following times. To check what that means for your timezone, click here.​
    Saturday, 1:00 PM EST
    November 2nd, 2019
    These will be reset:

    • In-game balance (/bal money)
    • Player Vaults
    • Player Inventories
    • Player Echests
    • Faction Data
    • Species Data
    • Player Homes
    • The map (will be regenerated)
    These will NOT be reset:

    • Donor Ranks
    • Donor Kits
    • Any cosmetic effects
    • Any tags
    | F TOP INFORMATION
    The projected season length has been reduced to 8 weeks. With this change, we have also increased the FTop payout as follows:​
    Week 1 - $100 Paypal, $200 Buycraft
    1st Place: $75 Paypal, $75 Buycraft​
    2nd Place: $25 Paypal, $75 Buycraft​
    3rd Place: $50 Buycraft​
    Week 2 - $150 Paypal, $275 Buycraft
    1st Place: $100 Paypal, $100 Buycraft​
    2nd Place: $50 Paypal, $100 Buycraft​
    3rd Place: $75 Buycraft​
    Week 3 - $225 Paypal, $400 Buycraft
    1st Place: $150 Paypal, $150 Buycraft​
    2nd Place: $75 Paypal, $150 Buycraft​
    3rd Place: $100 Buycraft​
    Week 4 - $300 Paypal, $550 Buycraft
    1st Place: $200 Paypal, $200 Buycraft​
    2nd Place: $100 Paypal, $200 Buycraft​
    3rd Place: $150 Buycraft​
    Week 5 - $400 Paypal, $675 Buycraft
    1st Place: $275 Paypal, $250 Buycraft​
    2nd Place: $125 Paypal, $250 Buycraft​
    3rd Place: $175 Buycraft​
    Week 6 - $500 Paypal, $800 Buycraft
    1st Place: $350 Paypal, $300 Buycraft​
    2nd Place: $150 Paypal, $300 Buycraft​
    3rd Place: $200 Buycraft​
    Week 7 - $600 Paypal, $1,000 Buycraft
    1st Place: $425 Paypal, $375 Buycraft​
    2nd Place: $175 Paypal, $375 Buycraft​
    3rd Place: $250 Buycraft​
    Week 8 - $725 Paypal, $1,250 Buycraft
    1st Place: $500 Paypal, $475 Buycraft​
    2nd Place: $225 Paypal, $475 Buycraft​
    3rd Place: $300 Buycraft​


    | NEW CONTENT & PATCHES
    All of 1.0's main features will remain in-place, such as Envoys, KOTHs, Bosses, Hordes and Stardust -- if you're new to the server, please refer to thisannouncement to read up on our custom features. We'll also be pushing out tons of new balancing and content updates as follows:​

    > USER EXPERIENCE
    With all the custom features of the server, it can get a bit confusing - and so we've designed a custom /help gui that will bring you through all the cool stuff that the server has to offer.​
    In addition to this, we've recruited a tutorial NPC who'll spend his time at spawn, ready to give any player a tour of our facilities on Faction Earth.​
    > SPECIES
    As one of the core features of our server, Species can be overwhelming. We've written up an extensive guide, which can be found here, to help you ease into the process of finding the perfect Species for you and your faction.​
    We've also included some quality-of-life additions to the plugin, such as a visible level bar so you can keep track of your progress without having to type a command each time; and the ability to bind skills to items.​
    > CANNONING
    We've updated to an exclusive, incredibly intricate Spigot core that optimizes one of the core features of Factions: redstone cannoning. Now you can blast away at even the thickest of enemy defenses with your cannons without worrying about external restrictions -- make sure to let us know about your most exciting raids on Discord or the forums!​
    > FACTION FLY
    We hear your concerns about faction fly being locked behind Celestial, and we've taken action to make it accessible to ALL of our players. Starting this season, faction fly will be free to everyone. Finally!
    > VOTESHOP
    Sure, voting will give you a good bit of money and a potential crate, but it's not all that exciting right now. In 2.0, voting will also grant you a "vote point", which you'll be able to trade in at the /voteshop for some incredible rewards, from crates and random spawners to hours of faction fly! Happy voting!​
    > MISSIONS
    We've completely rehauled our Missions feature. Missions will now also offer personal daily tasks (ranging from Easy to Hard) that you'll be able to complete for varying amounts of rewards! Of course, the Galaxy Mission feature will also still be present -- will the strongest factions be able to put aside their differences temporarily and work towards common goals to win huge weekly boosts for the whole server?​
    > ACHIEVEMENTS
    The daily missions not cutting it for you? We'll also be introducing dozens of achievements that you'll be able to complete -- gain awesome rewards from each everyday Factions experience, from mining stone to killing monsters.​
    > CUSTOM FISHING
    Fishing in vanilla may not be the go-to casual activity for most, but we're working to change that. Players who are tired of base bitc-, I mean, grinding, can take a break and cast their reel into the nearest body of water for a chance to catch custom fish, items, and even spawners! This one's for you, Split.
    | YOUTUBERS AND STREAMERS
    We'll also be bringing on some influencers, new and old, over the course of the season. Here is the line up -- let us know if you see your favorite youtuber or streamer here! We're very excited to see the communities that they'll be bringing to the server.​
    - Spifey​
    - Cyclone Plays​
    - Red Vacktor​
    - Blue Vacktor​
    - Riverrain123​
    - Slate Plays​
    We'll be having some streamers online at release, so if you'd like a chance to join their faction and interact with your favorite streamers, be sure to be there!​
    | CONCLUSION
    That's about it for our 2.0 release update. As always, we'll be making regular content updates as the season progresses -- one in particular we're very excited about is an upcoming Outpost update that will bring the popular Factions feature to SpaceDelta's Earth.​
    I'd like to offer a huge thank you to the staff team and @TK1T for working passionately towards revolutionizing the Factions experience by taking the brave first steps into immersion and environment in RPG-Factions. And of course, as always, thank you for reading this, and for your interest in our project.​
    We hope to see you around on Factions Earth 2.0!
     
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