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OpFactions - PikaNetwork 2021
November 5th 2021, 19:00 GMT / 15:00 EST / 14:00 CST / 13:00 PST

Hello, players of PikaNetwork.

We are happy to announce that the OpFactions reset is right around the corner, filled with some amazing changes.
After looking through suggestions, talking with the community, and planning out this reset we feel like this reset is a well-balanced reset with some great new content as well as adjusting the existing gameplay mechanics.

OpFactions has always been one of the most competitive gamemodes we offer and we are trying to make it feel worth the grind by adding some features you all have been asking us for, so lets get right in to it.


Are you ready to hop into a new season?! Say no more. The update will be released this Friday, November 5th, 2021.
It will begin with a one-week grace period, after which a map lasting 4 weeks will begin.

November 5th 2021
19:00 GMT / 15:00 EST / 14:00 CST / 13:00 PST
play.pika-network.net

Please note: The release time can be a couple of minutes later, we are trying to reach 8 PM CET.

Grace Period (no explosions): 7 days.
First hour: No flight, No wilderness command, No hunger loss, No ender pearls.
World Corners: 20
Faction size: 20 members
Faction shield: 16 hours
Cannoning speed: 3 seconds
Season length: 5 weeks


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๐ŸŽŠGiveaways
If you would like to start the season on the right track, we've got you covered! We are running a giveaway that includes ranks and store coupons! If you would like to enter the giveaways, go ahead and visit our official post!

๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ End of the world
To celebrate the end of the season, we will be hosting an end-of-season event. At around 3 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 finish their rank-ups because you can 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 OpFactions and have fun!

m74iQMz.png

๐Ÿ’ฐ OpFactions TOP Rewards
This new season of factions we will have biweekly payouts for the top factions! This will go on until the end of the season which will last exactly 5 weeks or 35 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 ending 10 December 2021 * PM CET
End of the season payout
  • ๐Ÿฅ‡ First Place: 350 USD PayPal Money + โ‚ฌ500 worth of iron currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅˆ Second Place: โ‚ฌ500 worth of iron currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅ‰ Third Place: โ‚ฌ250 worth of iron currency.
Bi-weekly payouts
  • ๐Ÿฅ‡ First Place: $75 worth of iron currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅˆ Second Place: $50 worth of iron currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅ‰ Third Place: $25 worth of iron currency.

m74iQMz.png


Changelog
Here is the list of changes for this reset. I would recommend giving it a good read-over to make sure you are familiar with everything you are going to see.
๐Ÿ›๏ธ New! Spawn
Every season needs its brand new spawn and buildings, therefore we've decided to have a JungleTheme for this season. We loved how it turned out to be, and we hope you all do too! There will be a jungle-themed warzone around this spawn, including multiple different KOTHS which you can capture for some extra rewards.
As always the spawn will be filled with supply crates every hour: You can claim these supply crates by clicking on them to receive some great rewards!
aUVyf6b.png
๐Ÿ—บ๏ธUpdated! Worlds
As every season needs a spawn we will also need some worlds for you to start your base in. This season we decided to lower the size of the overworld as well.
There will be a total of 20 corners, these being the following
OverWorld (/spawn)
The border for the overworld will be 10,000 x 10,000 (-5,000 to 5,000) - The spawn is located in the middle.
KOTHs will be located at each side of /spawn close to it.
The End (/warp end)
The border for the end world will be 10,000 x 10,000 (-5,000 to 5,000) - The warp is located in the middle.
Flat sandstone will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
This warp counts with 1 KOTH.
Pirate World (/warp pirate)
The border for the desert world will be 7,500 x 7,500 (-3,750 to 3,750) - The warp is located in the middle.
Flat yellow clay will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
This warp counts with 1 KOTH.
Jungle World (/warp Jungle)
The border for the Jungle world will be 7,500 x 7,500 (-3,750 to 3,750) The warp is located in the middle.
Flat Green clay will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
An outpost will be located within this world.
Knight World (/warp knight)
The border for the knight world will be 7,500 x 7,500 (-3,750 to 3,750) - The warp is located in the middle.
Flat green clay will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
This warp counts with 1 KOTH.
โฐ New! Raid Timers
This is one of the most requested features we have ever had, so for this season we finally took the time to listen to your request, so this upcoming season of OpFactions we will be introducing Raid Timers.
Let me quickly explain to you what the Raid Timer means.
For example, JustThiemo from Faction ADA, shoots his cannon at Gunfire from Faction XRP, if Gunfire his faction is not being raided right now the raid timer will start, and this raid timer will be locked in. If voodootje0 from the Faction BTC tries to shoot at the Faction of Gunfire it will not work, as Gunfire is currently in a raid with the Faction ADA from JustThiemo. If the faction of JustThiemo shows now cannoning activity for more than 15 minutes the raid will stop, and the faction of Gunfire will receive a 20-minute Safety Break.
During this Safety Break, no faction can raid their base, it will act as a temporary shield that you receive after a raid.
We feel like this will make everything a bit more organized and fair to use for all players.
๐Ÿž๏ธ New! Roaming

Another great new feature being introduced this season is the ability to use /roam. By using the roam command you will be put into a spectator mode where you can fly through walls and objects in a 200 block radius.
You can only enter roaming mode with an empty inventory, and you will not be able to travel more than 200 blocks from your starting location. Roaming will also be canceled when you log out. When you enter roaming mode an entity with your name is left behind, when you get hit in PvP you will be teleported back to your started roaming location.
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ New! Faction Roster
The faction roster has been added. This roster will allow you to easily cycle members through your faction without running out of member slots. The faction roster works as followed:
You can invite a player to your faction roster, once this player has accepted the invite he will be added to the roster, not the faction members themselves. When the player from the roster logs in, and there is space in the faction they can simply type /faction join to get into the faction they have been on for the roster. They will receive the set faction rank as well. When another player logs in, and the member slots is at their max capacity the player will simply remove a player that is currently a member and also in the roster, so it will automatically cycle them out when needed.
If there is no space due to all available member slots being full nothing will happen, you will stay on the roster but are unable to join any other faction. You just need to wait for space to come up in the faction you are playing for.
With this change, we also decided to lower the faction member limit to 20 players, rather than 30+ players.
๐ŸŽ New! Faction Bundle
This bundle gives you all the items that you need to start up with your faction at the start of the season. In order to receive this bundle, you must have a faction member count of 20 members. Get this bundle by contacting a Team Factions Staff on our discord, or a staff in-game. Faction Bundles will be given to Factions that have at least 20 members.
Simply ask for a member of team factions to receive your bundle. Faction bundles include temporary ranks, trench tools, chunk busters, and more to get you and your faction started! Please note that staff may question you for additional information prior to handing out the faction bundle!
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Updated! Tablist
The tablist already received an update last season, and this season it will even contain more useful information. Anything you need to run your faction will de displayed in the last row of your tablist.
Some things that we added to the tablist are:
  • Raid Timer
  • Upcoming KOTH
  • Outpost status
๐Ÿ–จ๏ธ Updated! Printer
Plenty of new blocks have been added to printer mode. As well as printer blocks now being shown up in /f inspect has been fixed now. We also made the printer way more smooth so should work as promised now. If you come across any other issue with the printer mode please let us know by creating a bug report.

๐ŸŽˆ New! Tags
Tags are a new way to stand out in chat. You can earn tags by purchasing them on our store, or by getting a few of them available in-game. Some tags will be appearing in the transfer shop. So if you are planning to become even more fancy make sure to check out the new /tags.

๐Ÿ“œ Updated! Factions Rules
Our Factions Team has been working on establishing better rules in order to make your gameplay experience more enjoyable. We have implemented a few rules that have been suggested by the community, rules which will be public soon within the rules page, and the /f warnings after the game mode gets released, so make sure to read them.
Some new rules: (These could be changed before release)
  • 2 buffer counters per side
  • Disallowing back countering(meaning only side countering would be allowed)
  • Maximum 6 chunks of walls on buffer counter
  • 1 cannon per cannon box-same for counters and raiding cannons
  • Maximum 1 chunk of ocean per side of the base
  • No speed limit on cannons which shoot below y10(1-10 stackers)
  • Overstacker limit being 6 blocks
Some rule changes:
  • Changing rule about raid claims from 10x10 to 15x15 max raid claim allowed.

๐Ÿงฎ New! PlayerLevels
This reset, we have decided to also introduce player levels into OpFactions, this time however with an OpFactions touch. The playerlevels will take you through our opfactions gamemode, and you will learn about all the features we offer in OpFactions. You will be given rewards after the completion of every task! These rewards will help boost your progress.
The Player Level list this season contains tasks from placing spawners, harvesting crops to giving items, and more...!

โš™๏ธ Fixed! Bugs
We did our best to polish and fix as many existing bugs inside the OpFactions server. We have looked through all the bug reports and managed to fix them. If you come across any bug 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:
  • Chunkbusters not removing faction value.
  • Playervaults are being cleared.
  • Fixed /chunkinfo.
  • Fixed barrelclaims not being removed after 12 hours.
  • Being kicked when trenching below you.
  • Fix all cooldown in combat when you did not fix anything.
  • Fixed zombie pigmans loot not going into mob hopper chest
๐Ÿ“ฌ Misc. Updates and changes.
After receiving some suggestions about modifying a couple of things, we have decided to make the following modifications in order to make everyone's Factions experience much better. We have modified a few features which were present on the previous map, and here is the list including those modifications, along with a justification for the majority:
  • Faster obsidian breaker
  • Remove silktouch voucher from godly crate
  • Adding more sapphires for other gkits
  • Added koth top
  • An easier way to obtain chunkbusters
  • Added an infinite water bucket
  • Added Saturation enchant on legend sets and above
  • Raid claim expires and is automatically unclaimed after a 12h period
  • Updated mcmmo fishing
  • Changed TNT wand in shop from 25 to 100 uses.

Please note: Any suggestions for changes feel free to leave them in the comments.
m74iQMz.png



๐Ÿ“ฌQuestion and Answers

Why does OpFactions reset?

OpFactions 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 you 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. 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 kinds of gameplay, and style is provided with this update will surely make it a worth-while and exciting reset!
Below you can find what you will lose and one for what you will keep
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
What will I keep?
  • Purchased Ranks & Rank Upgrades
  • Purchased Perks
  • Won out of crates commands/ranks


We hope to see you on 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.

Thanks
 

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Add "zMqrcc is cool" tag, Thanks.
 

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Wish the best of luck to all the unranked players!
 

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Sounds good canยดt wait :)
 

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Btw tray pickaxes should be added, also reset is looking nice aswell!
 

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OpFactions - PikaNetwork 2021
November 5th 2021, 19:00 GMT / 15:00 EST / 14:00 CST / 13:00 PST

Hello, players of PikaNetwork.

We are happy to announce that the OpFactions reset is right around the corner, filled with some amazing changes.
After looking through suggestions, talking with the community, and planning out this reset we feel like this reset is a well-balanced reset with some great new content as well as adjusting the existing gameplay mechanics.

OpFactions has always been one of the most competitive gamemodes we offer and we are trying to make it feel worth the grind by adding some features you all have been asking us for, so lets get right in to it.


Are you ready to hop into a new season?! Say no more. The update will be released this Friday, November 5th, 2021.
It will begin with a one-week grace period, after which a map lasting 4 weeks will begin.

November 5th 2021
19:00 GMT / 15:00 EST / 14:00 CST / 13:00 PST
play.pika-network.net

Please note: The release time can be a couple of minutes later, we are trying to reach 8 PM CET.

Grace Period (no explosions): 7 days.
First hour: No flight, No wilderness command, No hunger loss, No ender pearls.
World Corners: 20
Faction size: 20 members
Faction shield: 16 hours
Cannoning speed: 3 seconds
Season length: 5 weeks


m74iQMz.png


๐ŸŽŠGiveaways
If you would like to start the season on the right track, we've got you covered! We are running a giveaway that includes ranks and store coupons! If you would like to enter the giveaways, go ahead and visit our official post!

๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ End of the world
To celebrate the end of the season, we will be hosting an end-of-season event. At around 3 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 finish their rank-ups because you can 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 OpFactions and have fun!

m74iQMz.png

๐Ÿ’ฐ OpFactions TOP Rewards
This new season of factions we will have biweekly payouts for the top factions! This will go on until the end of the season which will last exactly 5 weeks or 35 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 ending 10 December 2021 * PM CET
End of the season payout
  • ๐Ÿฅ‡ First Place: 350 USD PayPal Money + โ‚ฌ500 worth of gold currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅˆ Second Place: โ‚ฌ500 worth of gold currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅ‰ Third Place: โ‚ฌ250 worth of gold currency.
Bi-weekly payouts
  • ๐Ÿฅ‡ First Place: $75 worth of gold currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅˆ Second Place: $50 worth of gold currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅ‰ Third Place: $25 worth of gold currency.

m74iQMz.png


Changelog
Here is the list of changes for this reset. I would recommend giving it a good read-over to make sure you are familiar with everything you are going to see.
๐Ÿ›๏ธ New! Spawn
Every season needs its brand new spawn and buildings, therefore we've decided to have a JungleTheme for this season. We loved how it turned out to be, and we hope you all do too! There will be a jungle-themed warzone around this spawn, including multiple different KOTHS which you can capture for some extra rewards.
As always the spawn will be filled with supply crates every hour: You can claim these supply crates by clicking on them to receive some great rewards!
aUVyf6b.png
๐Ÿ—บ๏ธUpdated! Worlds
As every season needs a spawn we will also need some worlds for you to start your base in. This season we decided to lower the size of the overworld as well.
There will be a total of 20 corners, these being the following
OverWorld (/spawn)
The border for the overworld will be 7,500 x 7,500 (-3,750 to 3,750) - The spawn is located in the middle.
KOTHs will be located at each side of /spawn close to it.
The End (/warp end)
The border for the end world will be 10,000 x 10,000 (-5,000 to 5,000) - The warp is located in the middle.
Flat sandstone will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
This warp counts with 1 KOTH.
Pirate World (/warp pirate)
The border for the desert world will be 7,500 x 7,500 (-3,750 to 3,750) - The warp is located in the middle.
Flat yellow clay will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
This warp counts with 1 KOTH.
Jungle World (/warp Jungle)
The border for the Jungle world will be 7,500 x 7,500 (-3,750 to 3,750) The warp is located in the middle.
Flat Green clay will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
An outpost will be located within this world.
Knight World (/warp knight)
The border for the knight world will be 7,500 x 7,500 (-3,750 to 3,750) - The warp is located in the middle.
Flat green clay will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
This warp counts with 1 KOTH.
โฐ New! Raid Timers
This is one of the most requested features we have ever had, so for this season we finally took the time to listen to your request, so this upcoming season of OpFactions we will be introducing Raid Timers.
Let me quickly explain to you what the Raid Timer means.
For example, JustThiemo from Faction ADA, shoots his cannon at Gunfire from Faction XRP, if Gunfire his faction is not being raided right now the raid timer will start, and this raid timer will be locked in. If voodootje0 from the Faction BTC tries to shoot at the Faction of Gunfire it will not work, as Gunfire is currently in a raid with the Faction ADA from JustThiemo. If the faction of JustThiemo shows now cannoning activity for more than 15 minutes the raid will stop, and the faction of Gunfire will receive a 20-minute Safety Break.
During this Safety Break, no faction can raid their base, it will act as a temporary shield that you receive after a raid.
We feel like this will make everything a bit more organized and fair to use for all players.
๐Ÿž๏ธ New! Roaming

Another great new feature being introduced this season is the ability to use /roam. By using the roam command you will be put into a spectator mode where you can fly through walls and objects in a 200 block radius.
You can only enter roaming mode with an empty inventory, and you will not be able to travel more than 200 blocks from your starting location. Roaming will also be canceled when you log out. When you enter roaming mode an entity with your name is left behind, when you get hit in PvP you will be teleported back to your started roaming location.
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ New! Faction Roster
The faction roster has been added. This roster will allow you to easily cycle members through your faction without running out of member slots. The faction roster works as followed:
You can invite a player to your faction roster, once this player has accepted the invite he will be added to the roster, not the faction members themselves. When the player from the roster logs in, and there is space in the faction they can simply type /faction join to get into the faction they have been on for the roster. They will receive the set faction rank as well. When another player logs in, and the member slots is at their max capacity the player will simply remove a player that is currently a member and also in the roster, so it will automatically cycle them out when needed.
If there is no space due to all available member slots being full nothing will happen, you will stay on the roster but are unable to join any other faction. You just need to wait for space to come up in the faction you are playing for.
With this change, we also decided to lower the faction member limit to 20 players, rather than 30+ players.
๐ŸŽ New! Faction Bundle
This bundle gives you all the items that you need to start up with your faction at the start of the season. In order to receive this bundle, you must have a faction member count of 20 members. Get this bundle by contacting a Team Factions Staff on our discord, or a staff in-game. Faction Bundles will be given to Factions that have at least 20 members.
Simply ask for a member of team factions to receive your bundle. Faction bundles include temporary ranks, trench tools, chunk busters, and more to get you and your faction started! Please note that staff may question you for additional information prior to handing out the faction bundle!
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Updated! Tablist
The tablist already received an update last season, and this season it will even contain more useful information. Anything you need to run your faction will de displayed in the last row of your tablist.
Some things that we added to the tablist are:
  • Raid Timer
  • Upcoming KOTH
  • Outpost status
๐Ÿ–จ๏ธ Updated! Printer
Plenty of new blocks have been added to printer mode. As well as printer blocks now being shown up in /f inspect has been fixed now. We also made the printer way more smooth so should work as promised now. If you come across any other issue with the printer mode please let us know by creating a bug report.

๐ŸŽˆ New! Tags
Tags are a new way to stand out in chat. You can earn tags by purchasing them on our store, or by getting a few of them available in-game. Some tags will be appearing in the transfer shop. So if you are planning to become even more fancy make sure to check out the new /tags.

๐Ÿ“œ Updated! Factions Rules
Our Factions Team has been working on establishing better rules in order to make your gameplay experience more enjoyable. We have implemented a few rules that have been suggested by the community, rules which will be public soon within the rules page, and the /f warnings after the game mode gets released, so make sure to read them.
Some new rules: (These could be changed before release)
  • 2 buffer counters per side
  • Disallowing back countering(meaning only side countering would be allowed)
  • Maximum 6 chunks of walls on buffer counter
  • 1 cannon per cannon box-same for counters and raiding cannons
  • Maximum 1 chunk of ocean per side of the base
  • No speed limit on cannons which shoot below y10(1-10 stackers)
  • Overstacker limit being 6 blocks
Some rule changes:
  • Changing rule about raid claims from 10x10 to 15x15 max raid claim allowed.

๐Ÿงฎ New! PlayerLevels
This reset, we have decided to also introduce player levels into OpFactions, this time however with an OpFactions touch. The playerlevels will take you through our opfactions gamemode, and you will learn about all the features we offer in OpFactions. You will be given rewards after the completion of every task! These rewards will help boost your progress.
The Player Level list this season contains tasks from placing spawners, harvesting crops to giving items, and more...!

โš™๏ธ Fixed! Bugs
We did our best to polish and fix as many existing bugs inside the OpFactions server. We have looked through all the bug reports and managed to fix them. If you come across any bug 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:
  • Chunkbusters not removing faction value.
  • Playervaults are being cleared.
  • Fixed /chunkinfo.
  • Fixed barrelclaims not being removed after 12 hours.
  • Being kicked when trenching below you.
  • Fix all cooldown in combat when you did not fix anything.
  • Fixed zombie pigmans loot not going into mob hopper chest
๐Ÿ“ฌ Misc. Updates and changes.
After receiving some suggestions about modifying a couple of things, we have decided to make the following modifications in order to make everyone's Factions experience much better. We have modified a few features which were present on the previous map, and here is the list including those modifications, along with a justification for the majority:
  • Faster obsidian breaker
  • Remove silktouch voucher from godly crate
  • Adding more sapphires for other gkits
  • Added koth top
  • An easier way to obtain chunkbusters
  • Added an infinite water bucket
  • Added Saturation enchant on legend sets and above
  • Added Chunkcollectors
  • Raid claim expires and is automatically unclaimed after a 12h period
  • Updated mcmmo fishing
  • Changed TNT wand in shop from 25 to 100 uses.

Please note: Any suggestions for changes feel free to leave them in the comments.
m74iQMz.png



๐Ÿ“ฌQuestion and Answers

Why does OpFactions reset?

OpFactions 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 you 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. 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 kinds of gameplay, and style is provided with this update will surely make it a worth-while and exciting reset!
Below you can find what you will lose and one for what you will keep
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
What will I keep?
  • Purchased Ranks & Rank Upgrades
  • Purchased Perks
  • Won out of crates commands/ranks


We hope to see you on 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.

Thanks
ohh yaya ya , lets go !!
 

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OpFactions - PikaNetwork 2021
November 5th 2021, 19:00 GMT / 15:00 EST / 14:00 CST / 13:00 PST

Hello, players of PikaNetwork.

We are happy to announce that the OpFactions reset is right around the corner, filled with some amazing changes.
After looking through suggestions, talking with the community, and planning out this reset we feel like this reset is a well-balanced reset with some great new content as well as adjusting the existing gameplay mechanics.

OpFactions has always been one of the most competitive gamemodes we offer and we are trying to make it feel worth the grind by adding some features you all have been asking us for, so lets get right in to it.


Are you ready to hop into a new season?! Say no more. The update will be released this Friday, November 5th, 2021.
It will begin with a one-week grace period, after which a map lasting 4 weeks will begin.

November 5th 2021
19:00 GMT / 15:00 EST / 14:00 CST / 13:00 PST
play.pika-network.net

Please note: The release time can be a couple of minutes later, we are trying to reach 8 PM CET.

Grace Period (no explosions): 7 days.
First hour: No flight, No wilderness command, No hunger loss, No ender pearls.
World Corners: 20
Faction size: 20 members
Faction shield: 16 hours
Cannoning speed: 3 seconds
Season length: 5 weeks


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๐ŸŽŠGiveaways
If you would like to start the season on the right track, we've got you covered! We are running a giveaway that includes ranks and store coupons! If you would like to enter the giveaways, go ahead and visit our official post!

๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ End of the world
To celebrate the end of the season, we will be hosting an end-of-season event. At around 3 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 finish their rank-ups because you can 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 OpFactions and have fun!

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๐Ÿ’ฐ OpFactions TOP Rewards
This new season of factions we will have biweekly payouts for the top factions! This will go on until the end of the season which will last exactly 5 weeks or 35 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 ending 10 December 2021 * PM CET
End of the season payout
  • ๐Ÿฅ‡ First Place: 350 USD PayPal Money + โ‚ฌ500 worth of gold currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅˆ Second Place: โ‚ฌ500 worth of gold currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅ‰ Third Place: โ‚ฌ250 worth of gold currency.
Bi-weekly payouts
  • ๐Ÿฅ‡ First Place: $75 worth of gold currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅˆ Second Place: $50 worth of gold currency.
  • ๐Ÿฅ‰ Third Place: $25 worth of gold currency.

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Changelog
Here is the list of changes for this reset. I would recommend giving it a good read-over to make sure you are familiar with everything you are going to see.
๐Ÿ›๏ธ New! Spawn
Every season needs its brand new spawn and buildings, therefore we've decided to have a JungleTheme for this season. We loved how it turned out to be, and we hope you all do too! There will be a jungle-themed warzone around this spawn, including multiple different KOTHS which you can capture for some extra rewards.
As always the spawn will be filled with supply crates every hour: You can claim these supply crates by clicking on them to receive some great rewards!
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๐Ÿ—บ๏ธUpdated! Worlds
As every season needs a spawn we will also need some worlds for you to start your base in. This season we decided to lower the size of the overworld as well.
There will be a total of 20 corners, these being the following
OverWorld (/spawn)
The border for the overworld will be 7,500 x 7,500 (-3,750 to 3,750) - The spawn is located in the middle.
KOTHs will be located at each side of /spawn close to it.
The End (/warp end)
The border for the end world will be 10,000 x 10,000 (-5,000 to 5,000) - The warp is located in the middle.
Flat sandstone will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
This warp counts with 1 KOTH.
Pirate World (/warp pirate)
The border for the desert world will be 7,500 x 7,500 (-3,750 to 3,750) - The warp is located in the middle.
Flat yellow clay will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
This warp counts with 1 KOTH.
Jungle World (/warp Jungle)
The border for the Jungle world will be 7,500 x 7,500 (-3,750 to 3,750) The warp is located in the middle.
Flat Green clay will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
An outpost will be located within this world.
Knight World (/warp knight)
The border for the knight world will be 7,500 x 7,500 (-3,750 to 3,750) - The warp is located in the middle.
Flat green clay will be placed from Y:1 to Y:30.
This warp counts with 1 KOTH.
โฐ New! Raid Timers
This is one of the most requested features we have ever had, so for this season we finally took the time to listen to your request, so this upcoming season of OpFactions we will be introducing Raid Timers.
Let me quickly explain to you what the Raid Timer means.
For example, JustThiemo from Faction ADA, shoots his cannon at Gunfire from Faction XRP, if Gunfire his faction is not being raided right now the raid timer will start, and this raid timer will be locked in. If voodootje0 from the Faction BTC tries to shoot at the Faction of Gunfire it will not work, as Gunfire is currently in a raid with the Faction ADA from JustThiemo. If the faction of JustThiemo shows now cannoning activity for more than 15 minutes the raid will stop, and the faction of Gunfire will receive a 20-minute Safety Break.
During this Safety Break, no faction can raid their base, it will act as a temporary shield that you receive after a raid.
We feel like this will make everything a bit more organized and fair to use for all players.
๐Ÿž๏ธ New! Roaming

Another great new feature being introduced this season is the ability to use /roam. By using the roam command you will be put into a spectator mode where you can fly through walls and objects in a 200 block radius.
You can only enter roaming mode with an empty inventory, and you will not be able to travel more than 200 blocks from your starting location. Roaming will also be canceled when you log out. When you enter roaming mode an entity with your name is left behind, when you get hit in PvP you will be teleported back to your started roaming location.
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ New! Faction Roster
The faction roster has been added. This roster will allow you to easily cycle members through your faction without running out of member slots. The faction roster works as followed:
You can invite a player to your faction roster, once this player has accepted the invite he will be added to the roster, not the faction members themselves. When the player from the roster logs in, and there is space in the faction they can simply type /faction join to get into the faction they have been on for the roster. They will receive the set faction rank as well. When another player logs in, and the member slots is at their max capacity the player will simply remove a player that is currently a member and also in the roster, so it will automatically cycle them out when needed.
If there is no space due to all available member slots being full nothing will happen, you will stay on the roster but are unable to join any other faction. You just need to wait for space to come up in the faction you are playing for.
With this change, we also decided to lower the faction member limit to 20 players, rather than 30+ players.
๐ŸŽ New! Faction Bundle
This bundle gives you all the items that you need to start up with your faction at the start of the season. In order to receive this bundle, you must have a faction member count of 20 members. Get this bundle by contacting a Team Factions Staff on our discord, or a staff in-game. Faction Bundles will be given to Factions that have at least 20 members.
Simply ask for a member of team factions to receive your bundle. Faction bundles include temporary ranks, trench tools, chunk busters, and more to get you and your faction started! Please note that staff may question you for additional information prior to handing out the faction bundle!
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Updated! Tablist
The tablist already received an update last season, and this season it will even contain more useful information. Anything you need to run your faction will de displayed in the last row of your tablist.
Some things that we added to the tablist are:
  • Raid Timer
  • Upcoming KOTH
  • Outpost status
๐Ÿ–จ๏ธ Updated! Printer
Plenty of new blocks have been added to printer mode. As well as printer blocks now being shown up in /f inspect has been fixed now. We also made the printer way more smooth so should work as promised now. If you come across any other issue with the printer mode please let us know by creating a bug report.

๐ŸŽˆ New! Tags
Tags are a new way to stand out in chat. You can earn tags by purchasing them on our store, or by getting a few of them available in-game. Some tags will be appearing in the transfer shop. So if you are planning to become even more fancy make sure to check out the new /tags.

๐Ÿ“œ Updated! Factions Rules
Our Factions Team has been working on establishing better rules in order to make your gameplay experience more enjoyable. We have implemented a few rules that have been suggested by the community, rules which will be public soon within the rules page, and the /f warnings after the game mode gets released, so make sure to read them.
Some new rules: (These could be changed before release)
  • 2 buffer counters per side
  • Disallowing back countering(meaning only side countering would be allowed)
  • Maximum 6 chunks of walls on buffer counter
  • 1 cannon per cannon box-same for counters and raiding cannons
  • Maximum 1 chunk of ocean per side of the base
  • No speed limit on cannons which shoot below y10(1-10 stackers)
  • Overstacker limit being 6 blocks
Some rule changes:
  • Changing rule about raid claims from 10x10 to 15x15 max raid claim allowed.

๐Ÿงฎ New! PlayerLevels
This reset, we have decided to also introduce player levels into OpFactions, this time however with an OpFactions touch. The playerlevels will take you through our opfactions gamemode, and you will learn about all the features we offer in OpFactions. You will be given rewards after the completion of every task! These rewards will help boost your progress.
The Player Level list this season contains tasks from placing spawners, harvesting crops to giving items, and more...!

โš™๏ธ Fixed! Bugs
We did our best to polish and fix as many existing bugs inside the OpFactions server. We have looked through all the bug reports and managed to fix them. If you come across any bug 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:
  • Chunkbusters not removing faction value.
  • Playervaults are being cleared.
  • Fixed /chunkinfo.
  • Fixed barrelclaims not being removed after 12 hours.
  • Being kicked when trenching below you.
  • Fix all cooldown in combat when you did not fix anything.
  • Fixed zombie pigmans loot not going into mob hopper chest
๐Ÿ“ฌ Misc. Updates and changes.
After receiving some suggestions about modifying a couple of things, we have decided to make the following modifications in order to make everyone's Factions experience much better. We have modified a few features which were present on the previous map, and here is the list including those modifications, along with a justification for the majority:
  • Faster obsidian breaker
  • Remove silktouch voucher from godly crate
  • Adding more sapphires for other gkits
  • Added koth top
  • An easier way to obtain chunkbusters
  • Added an infinite water bucket
  • Added Saturation enchant on legend sets and above
  • Added Chunkcollectors
  • Raid claim expires and is automatically unclaimed after a 12h period
  • Updated mcmmo fishing
  • Changed TNT wand in shop from 25 to 100 uses.

Please note: Any suggestions for changes feel free to leave them in the comments.
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๐Ÿ“ฌQuestion and Answers

Why does OpFactions reset?

OpFactions 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 you 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. 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 kinds of gameplay, and style is provided with this update will surely make it a worth-while and exciting reset!
Below you can find what you will lose and one for what you will keep
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
What will I keep?
  • Purchased Ranks & Rank Upgrades
  • Purchased Perks
  • Won out of crates commands/ranks


We hope to see you on 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.

Thanks
Very nice . This season is gonna be good
 

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Can call it as the best reset ever
 

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