The time has finally arrived! I am excited to be able to officially announce today that the Vortex revamp will be releasing on Saturday July 28th at 5PM EDT / 2 PM PDT / 10PM BST.
The revamp release brings with it huge changes and resets for all gamemodes. The old servers are being removed and replaced with new servers which will include new and updated features and content. I have outlined in detail the changes for each server below.
The Hub has been rebuilt and now features a new Space Station design.
Comet Planet will be the new Factions server replacing Factions Fire.
We we will be running a weekly FTOP on Comet. The top 3 factions will automatically receive the following rewards weekly every Saturday, starting the first saturday after the grace period is over.
#1 $100 PayPal #2 $50 PayPal #3 $25 PayPal
Note: The owner of the Faction must use the /setpaypal command to prevent the payouts from being delayed.
As many of you now know, I have recently taken ownership of the network from Dota. Some of you may remember me as the old developer of the network and more recently the new owner of Wyvern’s sister server, Mythcraft.
In taking ownership I am bringing my team with me and we are planning on completing a full network revamp over the course of the next month. This is going to involve completely shutting down the old servers which as I’m sure many of you will agree are very outdated and starting fresh with new servers and new maps. The new network will be rebuilt from the ground up, removing all the old and outdated features and content.
We will be rebranding the network back to Vortex and discontinuing the Wyvern name. There is no fixed date for the revamp release yet as it depends on a multitude of factors, however I can confirm that it will be at some point within July. The current servers will be going offline within the next few weeks after we have confirmed a fixed date for the revamp release.
I’ve included a short Q&A below to answer some questions that we’ve already been asked and will update it as more questions are asked in the comments below.
Q: Will we keep our donator ranks and permissions?
Yes, you will keep all donator ranks and permissions.
Q: Will you be paying out the FTOP for the current Factions map?
Yes, we will be paying this payout out once the revamp has been released and the current season is over.