Update OpFactions - Reset | December the 19th 2020

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OpFactions - PikaNetwork 2020
December 19th 2020, 17:00 GMT / 12:00 EST / 11:00 CST / 10:00 MT / 9:00 PST


Greetings PikaCrafters,

We are here to announce a brand new season, the new season will start at 6PM CET - Saturday, December 19 2020 so mark it in your calendars now! We have hopefully a new season that will be controlled in a much more effective way. Due to the growing rule bypassing last season, we have been forced to introduce more and better Faction Warnings and Punishments for those that don't follow the rules.

Therefore, new factions rules will be added from the beginning of this new season, with new strikes and a faction team that has been added to enforce the rules and keep control.
This one of the main things last season a lot of complaints were about, we want to change that this season, and will hopefully be able to give a better controlled season.

This is however not the only thing we’ll have, as we are also adding a lot of your suggested features we have found on the forums. Below, you can find all the needed information about the new features that we have decided to add for this brand new season.

If there is still something you want changing, feel free to reply to this thread before its release, if there is enough support for it, we will consider making the change. We hope that everyone can agree with us allowing the kits underneath your rank to stimulate more fighting, less being worried about your sets, what will hopefully be, having more fun. Who doesn’t love a good fight, right?

Let’s not make it any longer since the details are what you’re interested in!
It is with great pleasure, we can announce that this new season will be released on 6PM CET Saturday, December 19th 2020.

When planning the introduction to the season, we thought, why not introduce it with a rank giveaway or some store credit?
If you want to enter this giveaway please head over to the official post on our Instagram page.



Saturday 19th December 2020
17:00 GMT / 12:00 EST / 11:00 CST / 10:00 MT / 9:00 PST
play.pika-network.net
Please note:
The release time can be a couple of minutes later, we are trying to reach 6 PM CET.

Grace Period (no explosions): 7 days ( Ends Saturday 26 December 2020, 6 PM CET )
First hour: No flight, No wilderness command, No hunger lose, No ender pearls
World Corners: 20
Season duration: 7 weeks
If you do encounter any bugs or any issues be sure to make a bug report as we shall be closely looking at that section to fix things as soon as possible on the new reset!

🕒 End of the Season event

To celebrate the end of the season, we will be hosting an end of season event. At around 5 days before the release, we will be placing reset signs at spawn which you can click and claim a number of rewards; Free items, Free gkits, Millions of in-game money, Tons of free experience to level up your overpowered armor. Everyone will be able to to get everything for free. You can fight with everyone without the fear of losing your gear you have weeks to gather.
So clearly this is the event everyone should participate in! Hop on factions and have fun!

🎄Christmas-Themed Base design Competition

We have decided to run a Snow/Christmas themed base design-build competition. This will take place from the opfactions release on Saturday right through until Wednesday 30 December. All users can participate in this competition and we want you to create an amazing Christmas themed base design! There are no limits to your creativity, although you must not break any of our server rules in the process! We will review all of the entries to find our winner.
For more info and where to submit your entries, click the following link: coming soon.

Prizes:

  • 🥇 1st Prize: $50 Store Coupon for OpFactions
  • 🥈 2nd Prize: $35 Store Coupon for OpFactions
  • 🥉 3rd Prize: $25 Store Coupon for OpFactions
🏆 Faction Top Rewards

This new season of Opfactions will have biweekly payouts for the top factions! This will go on until the end of the season which will last exactly 7 weeks or 49 days. Our schedule for the start and the end of the map is pretty defined and we will be hosting an end of the map payout as well, this will be made on Saturday 6th February 2021.

Bi-weekly Payouts:

  • 🥇 1st Prize: $75 Store Coupon for OpFactions
  • 🥈 2nd Prize: $50 Store Coupon for OpFactions
  • 🥉 3rd Prize: $25 Store Coupon for OpFactions
End of the Season Reward:
  • 🥇 1st Prize: 350 USD PayPal Money + €350 Store Coupon for OpFactions
  • 🥈 2nd Prize: 200 USD PayPal Money + €200 Store Coupon for OpFactions
  • 🥉 3rd Prize: €200 Store Coupon for OpFactions
The end of the season rewards will be paid out after 49 days of the release!


Changelog
Among other things, the following has been changed/updated:

🌏 New builds / World information

A change in season means a change in builds! We have introduced a new spawn and warzone, of course, in the style of this month so we’ve made them snowy and Christmassy.
The jungle world has been removed and we have changed it to a snow world to fit with this season. There will be a total of 4 worlds so a total of 16 world corners this is hopefully enough for everyone.

The border for overworld will be 18,000 x 18,000 ( -9000 -> 9000)

  • Spawn in the middle, Semi-flat, vanilla biome. Y height: 60
  • 1,000 x 1,000 warzone
  • Koth at each side of /spawn close to spawn.
  • Flat and easy warzone for smooth pvp, less/ to no trees, and no grass.
  • The warzone also contains several things that you can compete in:

    KoTH: Be the king of the hill! Twice a day there will be a KoTH to capture within the spawn warzone and you’ll win some amazing rewards.
    Present Hunt: Supply crates have been reworked and created into something more fitting for the festive time of year. We’ve hidden 40 presents in the warzone, can you find them all? (The rewards have also been updated and the number of supply crates has been buffed.)
The border for the Pirateworld will be 7,500 x 7,500 ( -3750 -> 3750)
Y level height: 30
Koth at one side of /spawn close to spawn.
All chunks preloaded
The border for Snowworld world will be 7,500 x 7,500 ( -3750 -> 3750)
Y level height: 30
One outpost will be located within this world!
The border for Endworld will be 10,000 x 10,000 ( -5000 -> 5000)
Y level height: 30
Koth at one side of /spawn close to spawn.
All chunks preloaded

📖Faction strikes & rules
Due to the ever-growing count of rule bypassing and unfair tactics, we have been forced to introduce better Faction Warnings and Punishments for those who don't follow our rules.
This system has already been added last season but people just tried everything possible to bypass it. However, this will not be the case anymore, as we will have a faction team set up to look over any rule breakers this season and punish them according to our rules within a few hours from the infraction.
A full list of all updated rules and strikes can be found here:

A full forum post explaining the rules will follow here are some of the noticeable changes already.

Added
Added Abusing Faction Shield
Added Having a barrel as normal claims rule
Added shooting multiple counters as once rule
Added Tracker Bots rule
Added a rule for TNT limit and Illegal Cannons (U-Fusions etc)
Added cooperative faction spam rule
Added mining while being raided rule
Added gen, sandbot, printer patching rule

Removed
Causing intentional server lag (As we implemented a patch for it)

🕘Spawner value
To prevent players from placing spawners on the last day before the payout, we will add a new system, which will increase the worth of your spawner each hour. Thus, you simply place down a spawner and it will only start with 0% of its worth, increasing every hours and updates every 12 hours until it will reach its 100% value. If you decide to mine your spawner, it will lose its value and will start from 0% once again, the next time you place it back.

💣Raid claims
Before initiating a raid on any faction's base, you must create a raiding claim with /f raid <radius>.
You cannot unclaim raid claims chunks one by one and you can only have 1 set of raid claims at a time. Within raid claims, we removed client-side sync with TNT, meaning it will now look like that TNT is moving in water, but it's actually not. This will increase everyone's FPS, especially for larger cannons. Sand buckets will always work inside raid claims.

Not only have raid claims be added we have also decided to add barrel claims.


🛡️Faction Shields
You will be able to select a period of time for when your faction shield will automatically activate every day. When the shield is on, TNT will be fully disabled in your base claims. We have decided that a faction with 10 players or below will be able to select a period of 16 hours when the shield will be active every day, while any faction bigger than 10 members can set a shield period of a maximum of 12 hours. Beware, you will be unable to change your shield hours after the grace period ends!

  • Factions with less than 10 players can set a shield for 16 hours
  • Factions with more than 10 players can set a shield for 12 hours

    If you have feedback on this leave it underneath this post!
🤖 Sandbots
As requested by a number of players, we’ve decided to give it a shot and add Sand Bots. These bots can be used in your chunks to automatically place sand underneath other nearby sand blocks. You will have to add money to the bot’s balance in order for it to work.

The sand bots cannot operate without it so you will have to add money constantly in order for it to work. If the bot runs out of the money, there will be a notification in faction chat about this.

💥Raiding Outpost
Raiding Outpost is a separate world where factions are able to raid a server-generated base, with chunks of walls surrounding it. To capture the Raiding Outpost, your faction will need to set up a cannon and shoot through all of the walls to break into the base. Once you've breached the base, your faction will be marked as the one who successfully captured it. However, once you capture the Raiding Outpost, it will reset all of the walls that you've previously breached, meaning that your faction will now have to defend it from other factions who'll try to raid. Whilst you have the Raiding Outpost captured, your faction will receive amazing extras as rewards!

This feature can be used after the grace period has ended since then TNT is enabled to raid this base.

💣Cannoning JAR
This season, we will introduce a brand new cannoning jar, which is tweaked a lot and able to provide a better cannoning experience compared to last season. It will now make the whole process smoother and better, therefore upgrading your faction's experience, we hope!

⚔️A separate KOTH world.
We are introducing a separate world where a new Koth will start everyday. This world can be entered by simply using the /koth command, it will then take you there, where you and your faction can capture the koth for special loot. However, beware, once you get killed within this world, you have only one extra chance to get back, as you may only enter twice!

To make this event possible for everyone have we decided, that you won't lose any of your own items while participating in this koth, its purpose is to simulate PvP with the same server-sided sets for everyone.

📅Christmas Calendar

Since we are in the December month will we this year have a daily Advent Calendar. You can claim a daily reward every day in the run-up to December 31.
Log in and claim your reward which could be exp, a booster and some other special surprises. Claim your daily reward through the Advent NPC or by using /advent.


📬 Misc. Updates & Changes

Here's a list of some of the smaller things that have been added with this update.
  • Updated the warp menu with some new warps.
  • Fixed fortified walls.
  • /f inspect is updated and it now also works on genbuckets.
  • Changed the chance of seasonal ranks it was to high.
  • Made some changes to the economy
  • Allowed kits being used underneath your rank, in order to stimulate more pvp.
  • Added a custom version of /mutechat
  • Afk permission has been added for lord and above
  • Fixed the unclaim value bug.
  • Added chunkbusters so you could remove whole chunks at once.
  • Anticheat has been changed and should be less strict, on speed.
  • Fixed being able to fly within the warzone
  • You can no longer shoot sand within the warzone.
  • Creepereggs now work on a whole stack of stacked spawners instead of one at each time.
  • Added ice genbuckets.
  • Added patchable genbuckets
  • Buffed supplycrates
  • Changing your faction name has now been logged.
  • Sand wands have been added
  • Some special sets have been added within the crates for pvp.
  • Remove gapples from crates.
  • /f inspect has been updated.
  • Factions shields have been updated.
  • Completly removed ichest from the store and within the game.
  • Boosters from the store are now personal boosters and no longer server-wide boosters.
  • /rn (real name) can be used while you are in combat.
  • Changed the koth areas so you cant get knocked off easily
  • You can no longer see cannon related items with .invsee
  • You will receive 50 power on the first join instead of the 0 you started with before.
  • Fixed fortified walls.
  • Updated all plugins to the latest versions.
  • All broadcasts updated
  • Disabled certain fragment names with rename tags.
  • New settings have been added
  • You can now see exp from other with /exp username.
  • New and a lot more leaderboards are added.
  • Vanishzone added for the spawn point and crates area.
  • Addedbarrel claims
  • New logging channels for staff
  • fixed claim persistent
  • improved tntfill for own claims only
  • added faction vault logs
  • Will only display active strikes
  • Made faction shields longer
  • Increased max raid radius
  • raid/barrel claims do not count for your claim count
  • Charged creepereggs can break a whole stack of stacked spawners of 1 at the time.
  • Fixed flying within the warzone.
And much more. . .

If you encounter any bugs, be sure to make a bug report HERE. We will be checking this section regularly in order to fix things as soon as possible.
Make sure to let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions. We are always open for it as we are always looking for ways to improve our server.






Questions & Answers
Q: What will be kept after the reset?
A:
  • Purchased ranks from our store
  • Purchase or won out of crates commands/ranks
Q: What will be lost with the reset?
A:

  • Cash
  • Claims
  • Items
Q: Why did opfactions reset?
A: Opfactions just needed a reset, it wasn't updated for months. So to make opfactions working again was a reset required. So here it is a fresh new reset with updates!

This means all claims, items, money and the map will be reset. Nothing will be kept leftover from the previous map. Of course, all purchases will be reissued so nobody will be out of pocket in that regard. 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 kind of gameplay and style being provided with this update will surely make it a worth-while and exciting reset!






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

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iq420

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Finally a reset, glad to see you have listened to the community.
 

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Nice. This sentence has no meaning, please ignore it. Thank you.
 

TryToHitMe

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Wow
 

LexaFTW

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Finally godlike reset, good job owners/developers. Just accept more ppl with faction knowledge and pika will be top factions server :)
 

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Actually hyped LOL but the shield things needs a lil edit. It should be 12 hours for every faction due to the fact that it is easy to kick members out to keep shield at 16 despite having a 45 man roster.
 
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Finally godlike reset, good job owners/developers. Just accept more ppl with faction knowledge and pika will be top factions server :)
We will have the help from someone to keep things going well this season, so that strikes and punishments will be added, according to the rules we have.
 

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Good luck in the season everyone hopefully this season will go way more smoothly :p
 

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wow, gl opfac players
 

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We will have the help from someone to keep things going well this season, so that strikes and punishments will be added, according to the rules we have.
Ok nice, Pace is great guy :) And good factions player.
 

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why i dont see anything of able to see who placed pillars? It was a big issue awell. And raiding will be alot harder since they just grab obby and fly near the hole in the wall.
 

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HYPEE BABY!!!!! ZZZZ


this new chat thingy so fking gay pls remove it ty zz
 

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CallMeDqrkneZz

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Tyrants on top baby

this 50 character chat thing is annoying please remove it ❤️
 

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Looks good

Surprise bro! Thanks for adding the antispam thingy, but no one cares.
 
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