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Harry

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Vortex Revamp
July 28th 2018, 5PM EDT / 2 PM PDT / 10PM BST

Hey everyone!

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.

Hub
The Hub has been rebuilt and now features a new Space Station design.



Comet Planet
Comet Planet will be the new Factions server replacing Factions Fire.

FTOP
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.


Information
  • 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
    • There is a total of 12 corners available
  • Generation
    • Oceans are disabled
    • Ice generation is disabled
    • The nether consists of a 64 high floor of netherrack and the end consists of a 64 high floor of end stone
  • Factions
    • The factions member limit is 50
    • Each faction member has a maximum 50 power
    • Removed the limitations on the maximum number of truces
  • Enchantments
    • The old crystal custom enchantment system has been removed and replace with a new enchantment book based system.
    • Added 45 new enchantments
    • Added White Scrolls. White Scrolls prevent items from being destroyed to an enchantment failing to apply.
    • Added Black Scrolls. Black Scrolls remove a random enchantment from an item.
  • Printer Mode
    • You will now be able to do /printer which will allow you to bypass how fast you can place blocks. This will allow for a more optimised experience with how fast you can build walls, create cactus farms and print base designs.
  • Cannoning
    • New Spigot Jar - Over the past two weeks we’ve been working on optimising our new cannoning jar specifically designed for Vortex. This jar has been thoroughly tested and ran through with different cannons for 20 hours. We did this to make sure you had the best possible experience when raiding.
    • TNT Paper - This piece of paper will allow you to take TNT out of a chest and store it on a piece of paper. You can hold as much TNT as you want on the paper as well as resend it to nearby chests. The main functionality of this TNT Paper is to send TNT to surrounding dispensers.
    • TNT Toggle - You are now able to toggle if TNT particles, TNT entities and TNT sounds are sent to your client. This will allow for a far smoother experience when cannoning and prevent FPS drops when firing and raiding other factions.
  • Economy
    • The economy will be undergoing changes, We’ll be bringing quality of life improvements to the /shop for a better experience and a fair economy everyone will be able to enjoy.
  • Crates
    • The old crates have been removed from the server and replaced with 3 new crates: They all offer more valuable rewards than the old crates and each feature unique items, rather than just higher quantities of the previous crates old system like the old crate tiers.
  • Pouches
    • Added XP Pouches
    • Added mcMMO Pouches
    • Added Spawner Pouches
  • KOTH
    • Added 3 new KOTH’s. Overworld, Nether and End
    • One of the 3 KOTH’s will activate every 4 hours
    • You will receive one KOTH crate key when you capture a KOTH
  • Outpost
    • Added new Outpost arena
    • Added the following rewards for the faction that has the outpost captured:
      • 2x XP
      • 2x mcMMO
      • 2x Sell Buff
      • $25k /f money per 5 minutes
      • +10% Book Success
      • -25% Book Destroy
  • Replaced 3x3, 5x5 and 7x7 Tray Pickaxe with single Tray Pickaxe that will work in a 15x15 radius
  • Replaced Creeper Igniters with Lightning Wands
  • Added Crop Hoppers and Mob Hoppers
  • Added Drinks Bar
  • Added Casino
  • Added Bounties
  • Added Banker and Bank Notes
  • Added the ability for all players to fly in spawn
  • Added a 15 minute 2x sell buff to the Vote Party
  • Added ad party



Cloud Planet
Cloud Planet will be the new Skyblock server replacing Skyblock Leaf.

Information
  • Added 9 new starter islands that you will be able to choose from when creating a new island
  • Enchantments
    • The old crystal custom enchantment system has been removed and replace with a new enchantment book based system.
    • Added 45 new enchantments
    • Added White Scrolls. White Scrolls prevent items from being destroyed to an enchantment failing to apply.
    • Added Black Scrolls. Black Scrolls remove a random enchantment from an item.
  • Printer Mode
    • You will now be able to do /printer which will allow you to bypass how fast you can place blocks. This will allow for a more optimised experience with how fast you can build walls, create cactus farms and print base designs.
  • Crates
    • The old crates have been removed from the server and replaced with 3 new crates: They all offer more valuable rewards than the old crates and each feature unique items, rather than just higher quantities of the previous crates old system like the old crate tiers.
  • Pouches
    • Added XP Pouches
    • Added mcMMO Pouches
    • Added Spawner Pouches
  • Added Drinks Bar
  • Added Bounties
  • Added Banker and Bank Notes
  • Added Crop Hoppers and Mob Hoppers
  • Added Hopper Upgrades
  • Added Island Upgrader
    • Upgrade spawn rates
    • Upgrade crop growth rates
    • Upgrade team member cap
    • Upgrade mob drop rate
  • Added the ability for all players to fly in spawn
  • Added a 15 minute 2x sell buff to the Vote Party
  • Added ad party


We will be shifting our focus to adding new gamemodes once the revamp has been released. We currently have Prison, Creative and Survival planets planned however we welcome all suggestions for adding new gamemodes in the future.

The old servers will be going offline on Monday 23rd July to allow us time to prepare the network for the revamp release. The Factions FTOP winners will be calculated at this time and we will be paying these out soon after the revamp has been released.

There will be another news post posted within the next week which will include the trailer for the revamp and instructions on how to reupload it to receive free rewards on the new servers once the revamp has been released on the 28th.

In order to stay updated with the revamp developments I would ask you all to join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/MY8sr8q. We will be posting future announcements on there first so it is the best way to stay up to date.

I will end by saying thank you all for your continued support while we have been preparing Vortex for the revamp. It means a lot to our team here at Vortex and we are very excited for things to come in the near future.

Harry
 
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Harry

Server Owner
Staff member
Owner
#10
Yes.

The old servers will be going offline on Monday 23rd July to allow us time to prepare the network for the revamp release. The Factions FTOP winners will be calculated at this time and we will be paying these out soon after the revamp has been released.
 
#15
About the new crates being added. Will there still be a vote crate/rank crate?

Rank crate is pointless because i dont think anyone got one
 
#19
There is absolutely no need for more than a basic set (10 or less) of custom enchants on any factions server.

Stick with the essentials such as infusion (alias drill / shockwave), speed 2 for boots (for example Speedy Gonzales 2, etc), and nether skin (alias fire resistance, flameproof etc)