Factions, SkyWars, and some sort of 'Hallway of Titles™'

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  1. EhhChris

    EhhChris Advisor. VIP Silver Emerald

    For the next content update for Serious Minecraft, we'll be adding:
    • Factions
    • SkyWars
    • Hall of Titles (WIP)
    • Possibly some builds that our builders have been working on (I need to coordinate with them on how and what we'll be adding)
    Obviously that list leaves a lot to be desired in the way of details, so I'm gonna go into each one a bit more one by one.


    It's been discussed quite a bit, and the fact that PvP is fairly unrewarding in the survival world has only endorsed the want for Factions or something similar more and more, so we've decided to go ahead and give it a shot alongside the survival world.

    Some important points to get out of the way before people freak out:

    • Factions will have it's own set of worlds (overworld, nether, end)
    • Inventories will NOT be connected to any other worlds (this unfortunately leaves us without a market unless we make an entirely separate one)
    • We will be running a 1 month beta of the Factions world (this means a total wipe at the end of the first month, various settings are bound to change based on feedback throughout the beta, and lastly in the worst possible scenario possible wipes without warning during the one month period)
    As I mentioned above, as this is a beta, there will likely be changes, but the initial settings are looking to go as follows:
    • Max power: 12
    • Min power: 0, considering -12
    • Initial power of new players: 3
    • Power gain / hour: 2.5
    • Power loss on death: 2
    • World size: 7500 in each direction from 0,0
    • Obsidian breaker of some sort, hits: 5
    • Inactivity faction kick: 3 weeks
    • McMMO disabled in Factions worlds
    • Jobs disabled in Factions worlds (no use in an economy without a market atm, and no way to split economies at current time without splitting servers)
    • Disabled use of /ec
    • SafeTrade /trade will still be available for bartering in safe areas (spawn)
    • No restrictions on PvP
    • Obviously, some of the current rules will not apply to factions, and while we're in the beta phase, the rules will have to be rewritten in a way to accommodate the Factions world vs the survival world

    In an attempt to expand our mini-game selection, we'll be adding a version of SkyWars. Maps will be custom built by various volunteer builders (I know there's a handful already in the works, contact me if you'd like to try to build one). This will also be in a beta stage when it is released, as the selection for SkyWars plugins is quite vast, and each one has some quirks that others don't. I've settled on one for now though, and have tested it a little but we'll determine how well it works for us with a larger testing pool over a longer time period.

    Hall of Heroes Titles

    So something else that's been a popular request throughout the SGM community, not just Minecraft, is a title system. Well, it turns out this isn't as hard as it would seem in Minecraft and I've devised a way to setup a series of signs that people can right click and change their titles based on ones they've earned, or reset it to their donator prefix.

    To start out, this will just have a few testing titles and a small handful of titles that you can earn from reporting bugs. If you earn a title, a developer will have to add the permission to you for you to be able to use the sign for that specific title. In the future, this could be expanded upon to have titles earned automatically for different achievements or playtime metrics. We'll see where this goes, and if you have input on this feel free to suggest things!

    Anyway, that's the general content for this update. I know that not EVERYONE is thrilled with the idea of Factions or SkyWars, but I know there's a good chunk of you guys who have wanted more content in general, and specifically Factions. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm hyped to blow up bases and dominate the Factions scene alongside you other kingpens.

    This content update is going to be given a rough release date of 4/21/17, though I cannot guarantee that I will be available on that date to actually push the content to the live server, as I have 3 separate group projects due in the coming weeks and schedules don't always work out the way I'd like.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2017
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  2. Zypther

    Zypther #SuitUp VIP Bronze Iron

    k u made me so happy with skyblock, but then you gave info on skywars, which is it?
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  3. EhhChris

    EhhChris Advisor. VIP Silver Emerald

    Woops. SkyWars, will fix.

    Though SkyBlock is something else I want to add as another mode to enjoy, and shouldn't be too far off :)
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    To celebrate this i will be posting this
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  5. Zypther

    Zypther #SuitUp VIP Bronze Iron

    ;~; welp. looks like i gotta wait another month. unless factions is fun and good.
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  6. neutral

    neutral Banned VIP

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  7. Kyül

    Kyül Caged Bird VIP Bronze

  8. The Law

    The Law You fought the law and the law won. VIP Silver Emerald

    I'm overjoyed to hear that Factions is coming our way! I've got to find a clan to join ASAP!
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  9. Hyper ✿

    Hyper ✿ peace lata VIP Bronze

    I hope to see some improvements in the player base, thanks for the update irritating!
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  10. Tinbuster00

    Tinbuster00 See you on the forums! VIP Silver Emerald

    Lookin good! What's the world size looking to be for factions? I'm hoping it'll be smaller than the one now to be honest.
  11. EhhChris

    EhhChris Advisor. VIP Silver Emerald


    Currently I was thinking 7,500 in each direction from 0,0 so effectively 15x15, half of the size of the survival map. If we find that's too big or small in the beta we can change it.
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  12. neutral

    neutral Banned VIP

    You guys are silly.

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  13. EhhChris

    EhhChris Advisor. VIP Silver Emerald

    I added it after he asked :p
  14. Kyül

    Kyül Caged Bird VIP Bronze

    Im not that big of a Factions fan tbh, but be sure ima be playing the hell outta Skywars! Especially my ma... :eek:
  15. Highwon

    Highwon Owner VIP Silver

    I'm glad to see these changes are taking place and I hope the players enjoy it. Great job!
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  16. StrayHunter

    StrayHunter Emerald

    Factions sound fantastic. Lack of instantly-accessible market makes it actually playable.
    Moreover, i'd like to thank the development team for not giving up, even in the lights of lacking demand for the game.
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  17. Graze

    Graze Zzz... VIP Silver

    I may come back to Serious MC afterall! Looking forward to it!
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  18. Carned

    Carned ✘o ✘o VIP Silver Emerald

    Not what I wanted to see but I was in the lone minority!

    Happy to see you guys trying to bring life back to the server nonetheless!!
  19. Kyül

    Kyül Caged Bird VIP Bronze

    Im so happy that the effort made by the dev team and all the builders (including me :oops:) is seems to be paying off.
    One question I have for @irritatingness that I think would be cool to ask publicly:

    Will Teamwars be an option with the plugin expected to be used? Asking this partially because me and @That One White Guy have been working on a very large Skywars map that would work perfectly for Teamwars. Basically what we were thinking is an option to party up with another player, so when you get into a Teamwars game they get matched with their party. If not, you get matched on an island with another random player. The map we have been working on supports about 16 players in Teamwars and has middle islands and a large island with an Underground section. So, is this all a possibility?
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  20. Adix99

    Adix99 Ex-Moderator Emerald

    Finally, factions. Now if only people would start playing again!
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