Feb
07
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the official announcement thread for FactionsLab Map 12!

I will be going over everything that's being added/changed this map in this thread.
But before I get into that, let it be known that the release date for Map 12 is..

Saturday, February 10th at 2 PM EST (11 AM PST, 7 PM GMT)


Important Information
  • The overworld world border will be 10,000 x 10,000
  • The end world border will be 5,000 x 5,000
  • The nether world border will be 5,000 x 5,000
  • The mars world border will be 5,000 x 5,000
  • The grace period will last for 1 week.
  • There are now 16 corners.
  • Left shooting is disabled.
  • You can no longer water spawners.
  • This map will end on March 31st at 2 PM EST. (7 week map)

FTOP Information
  • TOTAL FTOP PRIZE: $2,100 PayPal + $1,900 Store Giftcard
  • The following prizes will be paid out every Saturday at 2 PM EST (first payout is Feb 24th)
    • 1st. $200 PayPal
    • 2nd. $100 PayPal
    • 3rd. $50 PayPal
    • So a total of $350 PayPal will be paid out each week, for a total of 6 weeks. 350 * 6 = $2,100.
  • The top 3 factions on the last saturday of the map will be awarded the extra following prizes:
    • 1st. $1,000 Store Giftcard
    • 2nd. $600 Store Giftcard
    • 3rd. $300 Store Gifcard
  • If you are the leader of your faction, use the command /setpaypal (email) in-game so we know what PayPal email to send your money to.


Change Log

  • TNT Fill Signs
    • You can place these signs on chests, and fill these chests with TNT.
    • If you are near these chests when doing /tntfill, it will use TNT from those chests to fill your dispensers.
  • TNT Pouches
    • You can now obtain TNT Pouches
    • These pouches can be used as a very efficient storage device for TNT, you can store a maximum of 40,000 in a single pouch.
  • Harvester Hoes
    • This tool allows you to farm sugar cane much more efficiently.
    • When you break sugar cane with this tool, the cane will automatically go in your inventory.
  • Spawner Cost
    • The cost to mine spawners will now scale up every week.
    • The starting tax will be 5%, and will scale up by 1% every week after the grace period.
    • By the last week of the map, the tax to mine a spawner will be 11%.
  • New Custom Enchants
    • We have added some new custom enchants to the server, and we have also removed & edited some of the more overpowered custom enchants from before.
    • Some of the enchants that were added, that can only be obtained via mcMMO are...
      • Haste
      • Reinforced
      • Treasure Hunter
      • Headshot
      • Sniper
      • Grind
      • Protected
      • Gills
      • Magnet
      • Autosmelt
  • Huge mcMMO Revamp
    • You will now receive rewards while fishing, mining, excavating, farming, etc..
    • These rewards will scale up based on your mcMMO level in each skill.
    • You can also receive custom enchant gems that are only obtainable via mcMMO.
  • Longer Potions
    • You will now be able to obtain special potions that have longer effect times.
    • These potions will be limited to Strength, Speed & Fire Resistance.
    • The most effective way to get a lot of these potions is to purchase Witch spawners from the shop, as they drop these potions upon death.
  • Beautiful new spawn and PvP optimized warzone.
  • Issues with some advanced cannon tech (triangles, etc..) crashing the server are now resolved.
  • Patches to stop people from phasing/freecam cegging into bases have been implemented.
  • The outpost system has been tweaked to take a little bit longer to capture.
  • There's now 5 unique KOTHs, including one in the End world.
  • KOTH loot has been drastically buffed.
  • Envoy loot has been buffed, with a ton of new rewards.
  • The seasonal rank permissions have been updated.
  • Only faction leaders can unclaim-all to help reduce insiding.
  • All bugs regarding leap have been fixed.
  • You can no longer place creeper eggs in your own faction territory to help reduce insiding.
  • You can no longer place TNT in your own territory within 30 blocks of a spawner to help reduce insiding.
  • If you leave or get kicked from a faction, all of your homes that were set in that factions claims will be automatically deleted.
  • Outpost now takes longer to capture.
  • Pistons no longer push melons & pumpkins.
  • The Punch 2 enchant has been completely removed & disabled.
  • Reduced the chance to get EXP from Crystals.
  • Depth Strider has been re-enabled in combat.
  • Squid Spawners have been completely removed from the server.
  • All issues regarding fix cooldowns have been resolved.
  • Obsidian Gen Buckets have been added to the "Extras" shop in /shop b.
  • Chunk Loaders have been permanently removed.
  • The price of chunk busters has been reduced on the store.
  • Iron Blocks have been added to the outpost shop.
  • The sell price of Sugar Cane has been increased to $6.
  • The sell price of Pumpkin has been increased to $6.
  • The sell price of Nether Wart has been increased to $16.
  • The sell price of Cocoa Beans has been increased to $18.
  • The buy price of Cow Spawners has been decreased to $70k.
  • The buy price of Creeper Eggs has been decreased to $100k.
  • An NPC will now be generated when you log out in combat, to ensure no one can use any glitches to escape PvP. To safely log out, use /logout (10 second timer).
  • The growth rate of Sugar Cane has been increased by 50%.
  • There will now be an event KOTH hosted every Saturday with huge rewards.
  • A dueling system has been implemented so you can safely 1v1 people at any time.
  • The price of sand scaffolding in the extras shop has been reduced.
  • Spawner Crystals have been tweaked.
  • Harvester hoes, as well as several other tools can now be obtained via normal crystals.
  • All crops have been added to the outpost sell shop.
  • The Absorption, Regen & Toughness enchants have been completely removed.
  • You can now buy Zombie Pigman spawners from the shop for 1.5 mil
  • The sell price of Leather has been increased to $2
  • Beacons can now accumulate ftop value.
  • Iron Golems no longer drop poppies.
  • You can now obtain silverfish spawners via KOTHs & special crystals. Silverfish have a chance of dropping diamonds & emeralds, and have an ftop value of $4mil
  • All bugs related to spawner boosters have been fixed.
  • All bugs related to flying in claims have been fixed.
  • All bugs related to /bottle have been fixed.
  • All bugs related to using commands you shouldn't be able to in combat have been fixed.
  • All bugs related to crop hoppers have been fixed.
  • All bugs related to selling heads have been fixed.
  • Lots of other bugs were fixed.
Jan
01
Hello everyone! We have recently decided to implement a new sort of competition of sorts: vote top. At the end of every month, the players with the top 3 votes will be rewarded with crystal keys. You can check the vote top leaderboard with /votetop.

As December has now come to an end, it is time to announce the winners of the December Vote Top competition!
  1. Jamiegold2 and L1AM_02, 49
  2. Controlada, 48
  3. HackedUser, 47
Congratulations! The winners of the January Vote Top competition will be announced at the end of this month. The competition will start on January 1. The top three players receive:
  1. 15 Crystals
  2. 10 Crystals
  3. 5 Crystals
Good luck to all!

Note: Please contact an administrator to receive your prize.
Dec
22
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Hey everyone!

I just wanted to properly let everyone know that the 65% off Christmas sale has officially begun!
The sales will run until December 25th at Midnight EST.

We have also added the Santa Rank to the store for the first time ever! This rank will never be available on the store again after December 25th.

Winter Crystals were also added to the store. These crystals give you the chance to win exclusive winter ranks, christmas gear, and much more. Click here to check them out.

If you wanted to get the Santa Rank and some extra goodies, we've also added The Christmas Bundle to the store. This bundle gives you the Santa Rank, 3x Winter Chests and 24x Winter Crystals.
The value of this bundle (if you purchased everything seperately) would be $430 pre-sale, but the bundle is only $300 pre-sale. With the 65% off sale, it is $105.

Click here to check out the Christmas bundle, and the Santa rank!

Also don't miss our Christmas events this weekend! Click here to view the event schedule :p
Dec
18
Hey everyone :)

As everyone knows, Christmas is coming up pretty soon, and we have some events planned for next weekend!

EVENT #1

Event: Christmas KOTH
Date: December 22nd
Time: 5 PM EST
Capture Time: 10 Minutes
Prize: Frosty Rank

EVENT #2

Event: Christmas Parkour
Date: December 23rd
Time: 3 PM EST
Prize: 1x Winter Chest
This event will be ran 3 times, one after an another.

I hope to see everyone on next weekend to participate in these events :)
Dec
14
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the official announcement thread for FactionsLab Map 11!
(also known as The Christmas Map :eek:)

I will be going over everything that's being added/changed this map in this thread.
But before I get into that, let it be known that the release date for The Christmas Map is..

Saturday, December 16th at 2 PM EST (11 AM PST, 7 PM GMT)



Click here to enter our $100 store giftcard giveaway!

Important Information
  • The overworld world border will be 10,000 x 10,000
  • The end world border will be 5,000 x 5,000
  • The mars world border will be 5,000 x 5,000
  • The grace period will last for 1 week.
  • There are 12 corners.
  • Everyone who re-uploads the servers trailer will receive a Crystal Key once the map launches. You must have at least 100 subscribers to claim the key. Click here for the download link to the trailer.
  • This map will end on February 3rd, 2018 at 2 PM EST. (7 week map)

FTOP Information
  • The way ftop will work on this map is a little different than usual. Instead of there being massive payouts at the end of the map, the total ftop prize will be sectioned out & distributed every week.
  • TOTAL FTOP PRIZE: $1,500 PayPal + $500 Store Giftcard
  • The following prizes will be paid out every Saturday at 2 PM EST (first payout is Dec 30th)
    • 1st. $150 PayPal
    • 2nd. $70 PayPal
    • 3rd. $30 PayPal
    • So a total of $250 PayPal will be paid out each week, for a total of 6 weeks. 250 * 6 = $1,500.
  • The top 3 factions on the last saturday of the map will be awarded the extra following prizes:
    • 1st. $250 Store Giftcard
    • 2nd. $150 Store Giftcard
    • 3rd. $100 Store Gifcard
  • So basically, if your faction is ftop #1 throughout the entire map, you will win $900 PayPal and a $250 Store Giftcard.
  • If you are the leader of your faction, use the command /setpaypal (email) in-game so we know what PayPal email to send your money to.


Change Log

  • AN ABSOLUTE INSANE AMOUNT OF BUG FIXES.. CAN'T EVEN LIST THEM ALL. WE HAVE ALSO PROMOTED SEVERAL NEW STAFF MEMBERS THAT CAME FROM ONE OF OUR OTHER FACTIONS SERVERS.
  • Crop Hoppers
    • Crop hoppers are special hoppers that collect all the cactus dropped within the chunk that the hopper is placed in.
    • You can obtain these by capturing KOTHs, looting Envoy's, opening Crystals or purchasing them on our store. Crop Hoppers can also be obtained via /shop
  • Obsidian Gen Buckets
    • Obsidian gen buckets are a new un-craftable gen bucket that generate obsidian vertically from wherever you place it until it reaches it's first block.
    • You can obtain these by capturing KOTHs, looting Envoy's, opening Crystals or purchasing them on our store. Obsidian Gen Buckets can also be obtained via /shop
  • KOTH Starters
    • KOTH starters are a new item that allows you to start a KOTH event whenever you want, you can also pick which KOTH you would like to activate (except event KOTHs)
    • You can obtain these by capturing KOTHs, looting Envoy's, opening Crystals or purchasing them on our store.
  • EXP Boosters & Spawner Boosters
    • EXP Boosters multiply how much EXP your faction obtains while killing mobs for a specified amount of time. Spawner boosters multiply the efficiency of the spawners within your factions claim for a specified amount of time.
    • You can obtain these by capturing KOTHs, looting Envoy's, opening Crystals or purchasing them on our store.
  • EXP Bombs
    • EXP Bombs are like money pouches, except for EXP. You will receive a random amount of EXP based on the tier of bomb you have when you throw the item.
    • You can obtain these by capturing KOTHs, looting Envoy's, opening Crystals or purchasing them on our store.
  • Chunk Busters
    • Chunk busters automatically erase whatever chunk you place the item in, from bedrock to sky-limit. These items are extremely useful for trenching out your base.
    • You can obtain these by capturing KOTHs, looting Envoy's, opening Crystals or purchasing them on our store.
  • Chunk Loaders
    • Chunk loaders are NPCs that you can spawn within your claim that AFK your spawners for you 24/7.
    • You can obtain these by capturing KOTHs, looting Envoy's, opening Crystals or purchasing them on our store.
  • Lightning Wands
    • A Lightning Wand is a golden sword with Knockback 3, Unbreaking 10 enchants. When you right click a creeper with this sword, it will become supercharged. This wand has a 30 second cooldown.
    • You can obtain these by capturing KOTHs or purchasing them on our store.
  • Beautiful new spawn and PvP optimized warzones. (warzone built by @trippinpxc)
  • Mobs no longer spawn naturally.
  • Brand new Outpost system has been implemented.
  • Knockback & Hit Detection has been drastically optimized... trust us.
  • Fix all & fix hand cooldowns have been reworked.
  • You can no longer enderpearl through bedrock.
  • Fixed the Sumo leaderboard lag, also fixed any exploits around Sumo.
  • There's now 5 unique KOTHs, including one in the End world.
  • Lowered the max amount of ELO you can lose in a single Sumo match.
  • Fixed all existing bugs regarding leap.
  • Donator rank permissions & kits have been tweaked.
  • The server store has been revamped.
  • Fixed all existing bugs regarding creeper eggs near obsidian.
  • Fixed placing creeper eggs on top of spawners.
  • Added special rewards from fishing which scale up depending on your fishing mcMMO level.
  • Reworked spawner crystals so they're less OP.
  • Added new rewards to normal Crystals & Spawner Crystals.
  • You can now /mctop specific mcMMO skills.
  • Fixed all existing bugs regarding combat tagging.
  • KOTH loot has been drastically buffed.
  • Envoy loot has been drastically altered, with a ton of new consumable rewards.
  • Outpost now has a GUI based shop. You will also receive 2x EXP & 2x Spawner Rates in your claim whilst controlling outpost.
  • Zombie Spawners now cost $10k, Spider spawners now cost $30k, Skeleton spawners now cost $60k and Mooshroom spawners now cost $80k
  • Beacons are now accounted for on FTOP (for $400k)
  • You now get extra voting rewards when you reach 10 votes, 25 votes, 50 votes, 75 votes and 100 votes in a given month.
  • All issues regarding /f stealth has been fixed.
  • The seasonal rank permissions have been updated.
  • Excavating will now give stacks of tnt and other raiding essentials at higher levels.
  • Archery max level set to 1,000 with 10% daze change at max level
  • Acrobatics max level increased to 1,000 with max 25% dodge chance
  • Repair now viable at higher levels to repair your gear
  • Blast mining drastically increased radius and drops
  • Herbalism’s luck of hyrule allows players with higher level herbalism to make tons of money
SIDE NOTE: I know we really let everyone down last map, I'm not going to sugarcoat it.. it was a disaster. We were down to 20 players within the first week or so.. but guess what? We still paid out.

We are legitimate server operators. Even if we messed up last map, even though it was a complete fail, we still paid out thousands of dollars worth of prizes to the players that earned it.

I just hope this says something to the community, I can guarantee that a lot of other server owners in this community would've just closed the server after a fail like that and never paid out. Playing on FactionsLab is safe, and you know that you'll get paid without a doubt.

We recently had a very successful map on one of our other factions servers, and took the same precautions this map on FactionsLab to ensure that we have a successful map here as well.

I hope everyone gives us another chance, and comes online to see the new map this weekend.
Thanks.
Oct
24
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the official announcement thread for FactionsLab Map 10!

I will be going over everything that's being added/changed this map in this thread.
But before I get into that, let it be known that the release date for Map 10 is..

Saturday, October 28th at 4 PM EST (1 PM PST, 8 PM GMT)



Important Information
  • The Overworld border will be 10,000 x 10,000.
  • The End world border will be 5,000 x 5,000.
  • The Mars world border will be 5,000 x 5,000.
  • The grace period will last 1 week.
  • Everyone who re-uploads the servers trailer will receive a Crystal Key once the map launches. You must have at least 100 subscribers to claim the key. Click here for the download link to the trailer.
  • We now have an official rules document that can be viewed here.
  • Follow + Retweet for a chance to win $100 Store Credit! Click here.
  • Left shooting is disabled.
  • Insiding is not allowed.
  • This map will last exactly 6 weeks.

FTOP Information
  • The way ftop will work on this map is a little different than usual. Instead of there being massive payouts at the end of the map, the total ftop prize will be sectioned out & distributed every week.
  • TOTAL FTOP PRIZE: $1,500 PayPal + $500 Store Giftcard
  • The following prizes will be paid out every Saturday at 4 PM EST (starting on Nov 4th)
    • 1st. $180 PayPal
    • 2nd. $50 PayPal
    • 3rd. $20 PayPal
    • So a total of $250 PayPal will be paid out each week, for a total of 6 weeks. 250 * 6 = $1,500.
  • The top 3 factions on the last saturday of the map will be awarded the extra following prizes:
    • 1st. $250 Store Giftcard
    • 2nd. $150 Store Giftcard
    • 3rd. $100 Store Gifcard
  • So basically, if your faction is ftop #1 throughout the entire map, you will win $1,080 PayPal and a $250 Store Giftcard.
  • If you are the leader of your faction, use the command /setpaypal (email) in-game so we know what PayPal email to send your money to.

Change Log
  • Beautiful new spawn and PvP optimized warzones.
  • Brand new balanced economy.
  • Crate system removed and replaced with our "Crystal" system.
  • Sumo mini-game added.
  • Automated Last Man Standing event added.
  • New Gen Bucket system.
  • Head Hunting added, you can now sell heads with /sellhead
  • You can now filter the items that you pick up with /itemfilter
  • You can now bottle your experience with /bottle
  • Brand new Sell Wand system
  • New gambling features like Coin Flip, Rocks Paper Scissors, Jackpot & Lottery.
  • All new rank named Heisenberg has been added to the store!
  • Black Market added! The black market is an NPC that spawns within the warzone every 12 hours. This NPC will sell exclusive items, tags and other cosmetics for in-game money.
  • Warps are now displayed on a GUI.
  • Boss Mobs have been slightly nerfed to fit with our new economy.
  • New Envoy event added! Envoys will drop in the warzone every 6 hours.
  • Brand new forums & webstore design deployed.
  • Players will be charged 4% of the spawners value when mined. This will only be enabled after the 1 week grace period.
  • You can now display the item your holding in chat with [item].
  • mcMMO has been added, but all PvP abilities have been disabled.
  • New efficient mob stacking plugin.
  • You can now upgrade mob spawners with EXP by right clicking them.
  • East to West cannoning has been fixed, along with multiple other raiding glitches.
  • Knockback & Hit Detection optimized.
  • KOTH events will automatically run every 3 hours.
  • TnT Wands have been added.
  • Chunk Loaders have been added to the store.
  • Chunk Busters have been added to the store.
  • Lightning Wands have been added to the store.
  • Horizontal gen buckets have been added. Click here to view the crafting recipe.
  • Vertical gen buckets have a new crafting recipe, click here to view it.
  • Brand new scoreboard added to display the amount of players online, your faction, your balance and your rank.
  • New leaderboard added to spawn to display the amount of KOTH captures.
  • Stat Track system has been added. The amount of kills you get with your weapon will be tracked on the weapons lore.
Oct
06
Hey everyone!

I'm Amazing, one of two new owners of FactionsLab alongside @trkey.

trkey and I run several very successful servers, one of which some of you may already know - FearPvP. Thanks to FearPVP, we have the experience needed to make Factions Lab better.

One thing that I want to stress is that FactionsLab will not drastically change - it will still be the server that you know & enjoy. All we are going to do is fix bugs and implement community suggestions.

Please use this thread as a tool to tell us what needs to be added, removed or changed. We're new here, and we want to make sure nothing that we change will make you guys upset.
Sep
13
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Release Info

• September 23th at 3 pm EST
• Grace period will be 5 days

F TOP PRIZE
• #1 600 Paypal + 250 Buycraft
• #2 250 Paypal + 150 Buycraft
• #3 100 Paypal + 100 Buycraft

Worlds
• Overworld - 10k x 10k
• End - 8k x 8k
• Mars - 8k x 8k
• Nether - disabled

Trailer


What will not reset
• Ranks
• Winning permissions
• Gkits

Changelog
Left shooting is disabled
Whole new server setup
• Click to claim on /f map
• Larger f map
• Recoded factions plugin
• Monthly crates added
• Click to edit f perms
• Claims around border
• Lag should be fixed, tested on societymc
• New genbucket plugin
• Faction Info
- 100 power per player
- 100 members per faction
More will be added tomorrow as we go over everything again.
If you think I missed anything that needs to be added/fixed msg me on discord or pm me on here.

Unique Features not many servers have
• Horizontal Gen Buckets
• Faction permissions
• Last Man Standing [Hourly event]
• One In the Chamber [Hourly event]
• Outpost rewards listed below
- x2 Spawner rates
- x2 sell shop
- x2 Growth rates
- x2 exp from mobs

Discord
https://discord.gg/FdHgjm9
Twitter
https://twitter.com/LabFactions