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Factions Reset - PikaNetwork 2024
March 29th, 2024, 19:00 GMT / 13:00 EST / 12:00 CST / 10:00 PST / 00:30 IST

Hello, dear PikaNetwork players.

We're happy to say a new season of Factions is coming right at you!

It's time for more fun and new adventures in Factions. Let's start this new season together.
Get ready for exciting challenges and new things to discover!


Are you ready to hop into a new season?! Say no more. The update will be released on:

March 29th, 2024
19:00 GMT / 13:00 EST / 12:00 CST / 10:00 PST / 00:30 IST
play.pika-network.net

Please note:
The release time can be a couple of minutes later, we are trying to reach 8 PM CET.
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Grace Period (no explosions): 7 days.
First hour: No flight, No wilderness command, No hunger loss, No ender pearls.
World Corners: 12
Faction shield: 18 hours
Cannoning speed: 3 seconds
Season length: 5 weeks




๐ŸŽŠ Giveaways

We've got you covered if you would like to start the season on the right track!
We are running a giveaway for some store coupons!
If you would like to enter the giveaways, go ahead and visit our official post!


Changelog
The most important features/modifications implemented towards this season's map and functions are the following.
๐Ÿ›๏ธ New! Spawn

A new Factions season means a brand-new place to start your adventures.
We are saying goodbye to the old-school spaceship and continuing our space adventure into a brand new space-themed spawn.
๐ŸŒ› A new spawn with a Space theme.
โ“ Are you looking for some help? There are plenty of NPCs explaining all the features.
๐Ÿ”‘ A new seasonal crate has been added again.


๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Updated! Worlds

But what's Factions without its diverse worlds?
The overworld will be your vanilla-generated world, while all the other 2 worlds are flat worlds, ready for you to step into the base-building action.
โ˜๏ธ A faithful 1.8 world height
Each world will have a Y level of 0, so not the -64 from other versions, the Y level is now also limited to 256, like back in the 1.8 days.
This makes it easier to hop on and play,

๐Ÿ“ƒ There will be a total of 12 corners, these being the following:
๐ŸŒ Overworld
๐Ÿ”ฎ The End
๐Ÿค˜ The Underworld
To enter this world head to /spawn.
To enter this world head to /warp end.
To enter this world head to
/warp underworld.
๐Ÿ“œThe border will be 10,000 x 10,000 (5,000 to -5,000)
๐Ÿ“œThe border will be 6,500 x 6,500 (3,250 to -3,250)
๐Ÿ“œ The border will be 6,500 x 6,500 (3,250 to -3,250)
๐Ÿ›๏ธ The spawn will be in the middle of the border.
๐Ÿ›๏ธ The spawn will be in the middle of the border.
๐Ÿ›๏ธ The spawn will be in the middle of the border.
โ›ฐ๏ธ There are 4 KOTHs, located North, East, South, and West of spawn.
โ›ฐ๏ธ There is 1 KOTH near the world spawn.
โ›ฐ๏ธ There is 1 Outpost near the world spawn.
๐Ÿช‚ New! Darkzone Envoy
This season, we're excited to introduce a thrilling new feature: the Darkzone Envoy.
The Darkzone will come alive every few hours with envoy supply drops filled with incredible loot.
๐ŸŒ‘ The Darkzone Challenge.
Embark on a high-stakes adventure where risk meets reward most dramatically.
The Darkzone Envoy event promises not just any loot, but crazy, valuable finds that could change the course of your game.
Prepare for the ultimate test of skill and bravery.
The Darkzone awaits your daring exploits.
โš”๏ธ New! Duels

This season, we're rolling out a new feature on Factions: Duels.
This exciting addition allows players to engage in battles using pre-made kits, with an option to wager money on the outcome.
๐Ÿคบ Challenge and Strategy.
Duels offer a unique blend of strategy and competition, where your choice of kit and skill in battle can lead to rewarding victories.
Whether you're looking to prove your prowess or just have fun, these duels provide a perfect arena.
๐ŸŒด New! Exotic Enchantments

This season introduces an exciting addition to our enchantment tiers: Exotic Enchantments.
With this launch, Galaxy Enchantments will be phased out but fear not, for you can preserve these through the use of the reset vault.
It's a new era, and it's time to embrace the unparalleled power of Exotic Enchantments.
The following enchantments will be released and only available this season as Exotic Enchantments:
Resilience I-II
Cocktail I-IV
Freshen Up I - III
Solar Shield I - IV
Provides a 2% chance per level to burn out your opponent giving them Weakness II and Mining Fatigue for 8 seconds.Provides a 1% chance to gain Strength II effect when you are below 7 hearts, for 3 seconds.Reduces the rate at which your armor durability decreases by 10% per level.Provides a 8.5% chance per level to gain Resistance II effect when you are below 5 hearts, for 8 seconds.
Sweaty I-IV
Timeoff I-III
Nightshade I - III
Sunburn I-III
Provides a 2% chance per level to exhaust your opponent. Giving them Weakness I and Slowness IV for 5 seconds.Provides a 1.5% chance per level to put your opponent on an Enderpearl cooldown.Provides a 2% chance per level to give your opponent Blindness IV for 8 seconds.Deal 10% more damage per level to opponents that have Blindness.
Heatwave I - III
Flourish I - II
Provides a 10% damage boost per level when you are on fire.Provides a 3% chance per level to release a burst of exotic energy shooting you up and granting a brief levitation effect.



๐ŸŒ„ Updated! Super KOTH

We've upgraded and transformed the loot from the Super King of the Hill to truly reward the effort and strategy it takes to conquer it.
๐ŸฐA Rewarding Conquest.
The super KOTH now promises loot that's more valuable and enticing than ever before, making the battle not just about the glory of victory but also about the rich rewards awaiting those who succeed.
Gear up and strategize to claim dominion over the super KOTH.
The treasures that await are worth every challenge faced.
โš”๏ธ Updated! Special Weapons
The special weapons have undergone a significant update, enhancing both their abilities and appearances.
๐ŸฅŠ A change in abilities.
This update not only refreshes the look of each weapon but also aligns their appearance with their unique abilities, making each weapon feel truly special.
The 3 special weapons that you can obtain are:
๐ŸŒŠ Wave Piercer
Netherite Sword
๐Ÿ–๏ธ Tidal Blade
Netherite Sword
๐Ÿฅฅ Coconut Mace
Netherite Axe
  • Deal 7.5% more damage to enemies when on KOTHs
  • 7.5% chance to remove Regeneration effect from the attacker
Exotic Enchantments:
  • Sweaty II
  • Sunburnt I
  • Timeoff III
  • Gain permanent Speed 2
  • 7.0% chance to deal double damage for 5 seconds
Exotic Enchantments:
  • Sunburnt III
  • Sweaty IV
  • Timeoff I
  • Gain 2 extra hearts
  • Deal 10.0% more damage to enemies holding swords
Exotic Enchantments:
  • Resilience III
  • Nightshade III
๐Ÿ‘• Updated! Special Sets

The special sets have received an exciting update, focusing entirely on new abilities.
๐ŸŒŸ A boost in powers.
With this update, while the sets retain their original look, their abilities have been significantly enhanced. This ensures each set offers a unique advantage, making them even more special.
The 3 special sets you can now acquire are:
๐Ÿ  Coral Special Set
๐Ÿฆ‘ Squid Special Set
๐ŸŒž Sunfire Special Set
Enchantments:
  • Unbreaking III
  • Protection IV
  • Depth Strider III (Boots)
  • Freshen Up III
  • Solar Shield IV
  • Cocktail IV
  • Heatwave I
Boosts:
  • Boosts your experience by x2.0
  • Boosts your enchantment book rates by x5
  • Gain 15.0% less damage from enemies
Enchantments:
  • Unbreaking III
  • Protection IV
  • Depth Strider III (Boots)
  • Flourish II (Boots)
  • Freshen Up III
  • Solar Shield IV
  • Cocktail I
Boosts:
  • 7.5% chance to give Blindness and gain Speed 3 for 4 seconds.
  • Receive 10% less damage when in water
  • Deal 5% more damage to enemies in water
Enchantments:
  • Unbreaking III
  • Protection IV
  • Depth Strider III (Boots)
  • Flourish II (Boots)
  • Heatwave III
  • Solar Shield IV
Boosts:
  • 12.5% chance to receive Absorption 6 on low health.
  • Deal an additional 7.5% more durability damage in the Dark Zone.
  • Gain 7.5% less damage from enemies
โš™๏ธ Fixed! Bugs

We did our best to polish and fix as many existing bugs inside the Factions server.
We have looked through all the bug reports and managed to fix them.
If you come across any bugs with the new release, make sure to report them at our forums under the bug reports section.

Here are a few of the bugs we squished out:
  • Fixed white scroll not having a description.
  • Fixed chat colors from donator perks not working.
  • Fixed obsidian not destroying TNT.
  • Fixed ocelots not being able to spawn.
  • Fixed Coin Flip not working.
  • Fixed ranks having the incorrect homes.
  • Fixed being able to buy stacked potions.
  • Fixed some loot from KOTH not working.
  • Fixed Item Filter not working properly sometimes.
  • Fixed spawners taking durability damage during grace.
  • Fixed sometimes not getting a reward from quests.
  • Fixed kill players with item quest.
  • Fixed buying items of AH quest not working.
  • Fixed only being able to use one chunk booster every server boot.
  • Fixed blackhole enchantment clearing out your hotbar sometimes.
  • Fixed epic quest having empty rewards.
  • Fixed legendary quest having empty rewards.
  • Fixed /nickcolor not being enabled properly.
  • Fixed getting custom enchantments from a vanilla enchantment table.
  • Fixed sand stacking not working properly.
  • Fixed being able to claim once kits from other ranks, you can only claim your own rank once kits.
  • Fixed obsidian not having custom durability, and therefore unraidable

๐Ÿ“‘ ...and a lot more!
  • Added a new seasonal class.
  • Updated the chat color menu.
  • Updated the looks of the enchanter menu.
  • Re-enabled the reset vault.
  • Updated some playtime rewards.
  • Made sure you can not access containers in printer.
  • Disabled regen walls.
  • Updated nick color menu.
  • Enabled nick colors in chat.
  • Added a new seasonal chat color.
  • Rebalanced the cost of quests
Please note: Any suggestions for changes feel free to leave them in the comments.


โ“Question and Answers
Why did Factions reset?

Factions is already up for some time. A reset has to happen to change and improve with new features, to make the game more exciting for you all! This then allows players to have a fresh start and new players can begin to play without any significant disadvantage.

This means all items, money, and the map will be reset. Nothing will be kept leftover from the previous map. I know this must be a disappointing revelation for a lot of you, but think about the exciting new changes, the new alliances you can forge, the new map, the new features and updates the different kinds of gameplay, and the style provided with this update will surely make it a worth-while and exciting reset!

Below you can find what you will lose and what you will keep.
What will I keep?
  • Purchased Ranks & Rank Upgrades
  • Purchased Perks
  • Won out crates ranks

What will I lose?
  • Your claims
  • All items in your inventory and ender chest
  • Any currencies such as money and exp
  • Chatcolor permissions.
  • Seasonal ranks and perks




We hope to see you on our new Faction server soon!
If you have feedback or any suggestions, let us know we'd love to make this as good as we can.
Thanks

 
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