Important Vortex Revamp Re-Release + BETA

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  1. Harry

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    Hey everyone,

    I would like to start this announcement by apologising to you all for the poor state of the servers after the revamp released. Unfortunately we encountered a ton of unexpected issues which we were unable to get fixed as quickly as we should have due to the majority of the management team, including myself being away during the first couple of weeks of the network being released.

    For those not in our Discord server, after discussing the problems with the staff team and the community, we made the decision to halt the payouts for the current maps and re-release the servers with all the issues fixed two weeks ago due to the severity of some of the problems.

    I am happy to be able to announce today that the date and time we will be re-releasing the servers is Saturday 8th September at 3PM EST. All payments made since the revamp has been released will be re-issued after the servers release and you will get all of your items back as soon as you login.

    I have included full changelogs for all of the servers below and have also highlighted some of the key changes we have made to the servers.

    Custom Enchantments
    Due to the majority of the community not liking the new enchantments, we have removed all of them from the new enchantment system and replaced them with rewritten versions of the old enchantments which I have listed below.

    Poison
    Paralyze (skyblock only)
    Multishot
    Ignition
    Visionary
    Wither Aspect
    Nether Skin
    Infusion (skyblock only)
    Haste
    Toughness (limited, not obtainable from enchanter)
    Decapitate (limited, not obtainable from enchanter)
    Blinding (limited, not obtainable from enchanter)
    Vampirism (limited, not obtainable from enchanter)
    Lifesteal
    Jump (skyblock only)
    Agility
    Replenish
    Cook
    Double Catch
    Blazing Touch
    Snowy (limited, not obtainable from enchanter)
    Jacket (limited, not obtainable from enchanter)
    Curse (limited, not obtainable from enchanter)
    Frosty (limited, not obtainable from enchanter)
    Frozen (limited, not obtainable from enchanter)
    Jelly
    Telekinesis
    Fatty
    Vibranium
    Item Seal
    Excavation

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    Enchantment Dust
    Placing enchantment books into the Tinkerer will now give you enchantment dust of the same tier. For example, if you place an uncommon enchantment book into the tinkerer, you will receive uncommon enchantment dust. The enchantment dust will be assigned a maximum value of 0-9% based on the success rate of the enchantment book tinkered.

    You can right click enchantment dust to have a chance to uncover either Success Dust or Destroy Dust of the same tier. Alternatively, you may be given “Mystery Dust”, which is currently useless besides being able to be used to craft TNT. If you successfully find Success Dust or Destroy Dust, it will be given a value between the minimum and maximum value of the enchantment dust uncovered.

    Success Dust can be used to increase the success rate of an enchantment book by the value of the dust. Similarly, Destroy Dust can be used to reduce the destroy rate of an enchantment book by the value of the dust. You can drag and drop the dust onto enchantment books in your inventory to apply it to the books, much like how you apply enchantment books to items.

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    Blacksmith
    The Blacksmith is a new NPC which will be joining the Enchanter and Tinkerer. It will give you the ability to merge 2x enchantment books of the same level and type to receive 1x enchantment book of a higher level for a cost of XP. Likewise, it will also allow you to merge 2x enchantment dusts of the same tier to receive 1x enchantment dust of a higher tier for a cost of XP.

    You can access the blacksmith with the /blacksmith command.

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    Scrolls
    We have added two new types of scrolls to the server, Transmog Scrolls and Randomization Scrolls.

    Transmog Scrolls are a new type of a scroll which organize enchantments by rarity on an item and add the lore amount to the item.
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    Randomization Scrolls are a new type of book scroll which can be applied to any enchantment book to reroll the success and destroy rates of the book.

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    Economies
    We will be reverting the economies on both Comet and Cloud to tweaked versions of the previous economies due to many players dislinking the new economies.

    Crates
    All crates are now virtual and no longer require a physical key item to open. Instead, you can now open crates from anywhere using the /crates command. This provides the added benefit of making it impossible to duplicate keys.

    Additionally, we have reverted the crate rewards to tweaked versions of the old crate rewards which give you more items and better suit the new economies.

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    Vote Party
    The Vote Party will now give random keys like it did previously and the 2x Sell Buff will be limited to the Outpost on Comet.

    Comet

    World Borders

    • The main world border is 10,000 x 10,000
    • The nether world border is 5,000 x 5,000
    • The end world border is 5,000 x 5,000
    • The arctic world border is 5,000 x 5,000
    • There are a total of 16 corners available
    Generation
    • Oceans are disabled
    • Ice generation is disabled
    • The nether consists of a 64 high floor of netherrack, the end consists of a 64 high floor of end stone and the arctic consists of a 64 high floor of snow
    FTOP
    We will be running with the same FTOP rewards as were originally planned for Map 1. The top 3 factions will be sent the following rewards weekly every Saturday, starting the first Saturday after the grace period is over. An announcement will be posted in Discord earlier in the day before the FTOP is calculated informing you which time you must have your spawners placed by.

    #1 $100 PayPal
    #2 $50 PayPal
    #3 $25 PayPal

    The faction leader must use the command /setpaypal in order to set a PayPal email address for us to send the money to to prevent the payouts from being delayed.

    We will be announcing the weekly FTOP winners in the Discord #announcements channel every week after the payouts have been sent.

    Gen Buckets
    The behaviour of gen buckets has been changed so that they now behave like they did previously. Vertical Gen Buckets will generate both upwards and downwards and Horizontal Gen Buckets will now generate two chunks left and right. The speed at which the gen buckets generate has also been increased.

    TNT Paper
    TNT Paper will now collect TNT from all nearby dispensers in a radius when left clicking in the air. It has also been hooked into /tntfill, so anyone who has access to tntfill can use the command with a TNT Paper in their hand to have the command fill from the TNT Paper. This allows you better control of the TNT Paper filling, allowing you to specify a radius and TNT limit.

    /f warp gui
    The /f warp command will now open a gui listing all set warps for your faction. You can click on the icons to teleport to the specific warp. It will also allow you to enter a password for a password protected warp via the gui.

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    KOTH Rewards
    The KOTH Rewards have been changed from 1x Ultimate Crate Key to 1x KOTH Crate Key which contains tweaked versions of all the old KOTH rewards.

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    • New spawn
    • Added arctic world (flat snow)
    • Fixed server crashing issue
    • Revoked permissions to use /reclaim for ranks lower than your current rank
    • Added /f claim line and /f unclaim line
    • Unclaim all will now unload chunks from all worlds
    • Recolored the factions plugin messages to match the server colors
    • Fixed printer duplication glitches
    • Reverted Gen Bucket behaviour to be like old gen buckets
    • Increased speed of Gen Buckets
    • You can now use message commands (/msg, /r, etc) while in printer mode
    • Fixed Trench Pickaxes and Tray Pickaxes not mining correct radiuses
    • Fixed TNT Paper duplication glitch
    • TNT Paper will now collect TNT from all nearby dispensers when left clicking it in the air
    • /tntfill is now hooked into TNT paper and will optionally fill TNT from any TNT paper in your hand
    • Fixed some player vaults failing to load/open
    • Added a message when using /kit money that it is now /reclaim
    • Added /f warp gui
    • Fixed some store packages not giving you access to commands (/jellylegs, /tntfill)
    • All players now start with $1,000 starting money
    • Fixed /f setpaypal
    • Ice will now turn to water when mined with a tray pickaxe
    • Replaced all custom enchantments with the old enchantments
    • Added Enchantment Dust
    • Added Blacksmith
    • Added Transmog and Randomization Scrolls
    • You now have a reduced chance of getting higher level books from the enchanter
    • Renamed Mythic enchantment tier to Legendary
    • Fixed economy duplication glitches
    • Reverted economy to a tweaked version of the old economy
    • Fixed not being able to left-hit npcs
    • Added Virtual Crates
    • Added Monthly Crates rewards gui
    • Reverted vote tokens shop
    • Changed vote party to give keys like it did previously
    • Added XP to the scoreboard
    • Added permissions to use /xp to check your current experience
    • Added the ability to send adpoints (/adpoints send <player> <amount>)
    • Blocked players from creating a faction with the name “null” due to it causing problems with some plugins
    • Removed ip restriction on ad party
    • Disabled /ci confirmation
    • Reverted Spooky and Frosty kits back to /kits instead of Global Kits
    • Added back all old custom enchantments to Spooky and Frosty kits
    • Homes will now be automatically removed if they are set in enemy territory
    • Fixed signing a book crashing clients
    • Added a new custom lottery system

    Cloud

    ISTOP
    We have made the decision to introduce weekly Buycraft rewards for the top islands on cloud. The top 3 islands will be given the following rewards weekly every Saturday, starting the second Saturday of the map. An announcement will be posted in Discord earlier in the day before the FTOP is calculated informing you which time the top islands will be calculated.

    #1 $100 Buycraft
    #2 $50 Buycraft
    #3 $25 Buycraft

    We will be announcing the weekly ISTOP winners in the Discord #announcements channel every week after the rewards have been sent.

    The current map winners will be announced on Saturday after the map ends. Payouts will be sent shortly after.

    1.12
    We have updated the backend server version from 1.8 to 1.12 on Cloud. This means that if you are on a 1.12 client, you will be able to use all 1.12 blocks and features. The server is still joinable on 1.7-1.13 and combat is still using 1.8 mechanics.

    Stackable Spawners
    Spawners will now stack on Cloud when placing a spawner against another spawner. The size of the spawner stack will be shown in a hologram above the spawner.

    PVP Arena
    The server now features a separate pvp arena located away from spawn which you can access with /warp pvp.

    Pets
    Pets have been added back to the server and anyone who previously had access to a pet will have access to it again.

    Island Upgrades
    You will now be able to purchase island upgrades with Island Upgrade Tokens. Island Upgrade Tokens can be obtained by completing various tasks on your island.

    • New spawn
    • New separate pvp arena
    • Revoked permissions to use /reclaim for ranks lower than your current rank
    • Fixed printer duplication glitches
    • Fixed some player vaults failing to load/open
    • Added a message when using /kit money that it is now /reclaim
    • All players now start with $1,000 starting money
    • Removed the warmups on /spawn, /home and /is go
    • Replaced all custom enchantments with the old enchantments
    • Added Enchantment Dust
    • Added Blacksmith
    • Added Transmog and Randomization Scrolls
    • You now have a reduced chance of getting higher level books from the enchanter
    • Renamed Mythic enchantment tier to Legendary
    • Fixed economy duplication glitches
    • Reverted economy to a tweaked version of the old economy
    • Fixed TPS issue relating to Iron Golems
    • Removed maximum amount of island resets
    • Iron golems will now spawn on fire
    • Fixed not being able to left-hit npcs
    • Added Virtual Crates
    • Added Monthly Crates rewards gui
    • Reverted vote tokens shop
    • Changed vote party to give keys like it did previously
    • Added XP to the scoreboard
    • Added permissions to use /xp to check your current experience
    • Added the ability to send adpoints (/adpoints send <player> <amount>)
    • Removed ip restriction on ad party
    • Reverted Spooky and Frosty kits back to /kits instead of Global Kits
    • Added back all old custom enchantments to Spooky and Frosty kits
    • Added Stackable Spawners
    • Added pets back
    • Added Island Upgrade Tokens
    • Fixed Supply Crate rewards
    • Fixed signing a book crashing clients
    • Added a new custom lottery system
    • Updated the server backend to 1.12. You will now be able to use 1.12 blocks and features while on 1.12. The server can still be joined using versions 1.7-1.13.

    Global
    • You will now be sent to the hub if you are kicked from a server
    • Fixed permissions for changing chat/username colors
    • Updated network branding to match the server colors
    • Fixed forum emails failing to send
    • Fixed the logo, information and links on https://vortexpvp.com/bans/ to reflect Vortexpvp instead of Wyvernnetwork
    • Added /rules
    • You will now be automatically assigned your highest donator rank as your displayed rank instead of member when logging in for the first time

    Hub
    • New Build (Will not be ready until the 15th)
    • Removed not voted and not watched ad notification messages
    • Added Space Blaster to replace Teleport Bow and Grappling Hook
    • Added pvp mode
    • Added double jumping
    • Added space suit
    • Added player stacking

    We will be beta testing Comet starting on Monday. Instructions will be posted on Discord over the weekend on how to get access for anyone who wishes to join in. If you are not already a member, you can join our Discord server at https://vortexpvp.com/discord.

    After listening closely to your complaints of there not being enough staff we have taken the step of re-structuring the staff team and promoting some staff, giving specific people specific roles to focus on. We have also opened staff applications and have already hired some new staff, however we are still actively looking for new staff and applications remain open. You can apply at https://vortexpvp.com/forums/staff-applications.12/.

    I would also like to add that our Social Media manager @mason is currently running our biggest giveaway to date and we are giving away one Vortex rank, one Galaxy rank and one Supernova rank! The giveaway ends on Saturday 8th September. You can enter at https://vortexpvp.com/giveaway.

    Finally, I want to thank all of you for sticking with us and continuing to support the server over the rough past few weeks. I’m excited for what the future holds for Vortex and hope you will all join us on Saturday to checkout the re-released revamped servers.

    Harry
     
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  2. Skylar

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    Btw, everything looks awesome! Can't wait for new skyblock! Hopefully eco is better :rolleyes:
     
  4. Phillip Milan

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    Yees finally koth crate!!!
     
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    HYPED
     
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  6. pincod

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    Wait so you're not doing the payouts for the skyblock map???
     
  7. Arlind_

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    definitely not last
     
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    Sooooo you fixed 1.7 clients crashing???? Or is that still a thing
     
  9. Harry

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    Yes, this has been fixed
     
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    Skyblock payouts will be paid out once the map ends on Saturday. I have updated the post to reflect this.
     
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    Hype?!?
     
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    dont double post
     
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    LMFAO
     
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    HELLO,
    EXOOSE ME.
    Can you like, please re-add creative too lol. This was a server helpful for those who wanted to work on mini/regular projects for the server or random whatever. I’ve heard a lot of people say they want creative back so would be nice ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. (Unless this was in the post and I’m blind) >>>> also Add kitpvp too you loser
     
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    Woot, we get the old enchantments back with an extra twist so it's something fun to just collect or spend xp on. Overall the revamp to the revamp seems like it will be fun to play and not just get boring/annoying after a day or two.. :)
     
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    hype was killed after the shit "revamp"
     
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    Please remove beacons. PLEASE.
     
  18. DarkTrainer45

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    Or what they can do is fix the pricing of it so you can’t get a million of them at once
     
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    Hey harry is there any plans to add a creative server? Building was a big reason I stayed on this server and the community on creative was better than any other server I've been on.
     
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    BORING.
     

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