Hello gamers, and welcome to the official announcement thread for ArcadeWars 2.0! I will be going over everything that's being added/changed in this thread. But before I get into that, let it be known that the release date for ArcadeWars 2.0 is.. Friday, August 3rd at 2 PM EST (11 AM PST, 7 PM GMT) FACTIONS REVAMP (MARIO) 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 arctic world border will be 5,000 x 5,000 The grace period will last for 1 week. There are 16 corners. The faction member limit is 75. Each member in a faction gets a maximum of 40 power. Left shooting is disabled, insiding is not allowed, spawners are not invincible under water. This map will end on September 14th at 2 PM EST. (6 week map) FTOP Information The total ftop prize will be sectioned out & distributed every week. TOTAL FTOP PRIZE: $3,500 PayPal + $1,500 Store Giftcard The following prizes will be paid out every Friday at 2 PM EST (first payout is August 17th) 1st. $400 PayPal 2nd. $200 PayPal 3rd. $100 PayPal So a total of $700 PayPal will be paid out each week, for a total of 5 weeks. 700 * 5 = $3,500. The top 3 factions on the last friday of the map will be awarded the extra following prizes: 1st. $750 Store Giftcard 2nd. $500 Store Giftcard 3rd. $250 Store Gifcard If you are the leader of your faction, use the command /f setpaypal in-game so we know what PayPal email to send your money to. FTOP payments will be sent within 24 hours of the values being saved. The Economy Here's a list of all the important aspects of the economy for this map: Zombie Spawner - $20k Spider Spawner - $50k Cow Spawner - $75k Skeleton Spawner - $350k Blaze Spawner - $500k Creeper Spawner - $750k Zombie Pigman Spawner - $1m Enderman Spawner - $1.5m Iron Golem Spawner - $2.5m Villager Spawner - $4m Silverfish Spawner - $10m Bones sell for $5.75 each Arrows sell for $3 each Rotten Flesh sells for $0.5 each Gunpowder sells for $4 each Blaze Rods sell for $5 each Enderpearls sell for $25 each Spider Eyes sell for $1.5 each String sells for $2 each Slime Balls sell for $5 each Leather sells for $0.7 each Feathers sell for $2 each Eggs sell for $2 each Ink Sacks sell for $5 each Golden Nuggets sell for $4 each Cactus has been removed Sugar Cane sells for $5 each TNT sells for $1 each Iron Ingot sells for $20 each Gold Ingot sells for $30 each Emerald sells for $35 each Diamond sells for $90 each Change Log Custom Enchant Changes Moved Molten from Rare to Uncommon Moved Plagued from Mythic to Uncommon Moved Smelting from Rare to Uncommon Moved Cupid from Rare to Uncommon Moved Haunted from Uncommon to Rare Moved Magnet from Uncommon to Rare Moved Rejuvenation from Mythic to Rare Moved Comrades from Mythic to Rare Moved Experience from Mythic to Rare Moved Tank from Uncommon to Mythic Moved Molten Shield from Uncommon to Mythic Moved Sonic from Uncommon to Mythic Nerfed HeadHunter to 2x damage from 3x Nerfed Restoration regen effect from regen 2 to regen 1 Nerfed Commander max level from 5 to 3 Nerfed Rage effect from 15 seconds to 5 seconds Nerfed Tank amount of hearts from 2 per level to 1 per level Nerfed Obliterate max level to 3 (33%, 66% and 100% chance to instantly break obsidian) Removed Rockets, Lightning, Bloodthirst, Confusion, Sedate, Phase, Aftershock, Snare, Hellfire, Enlightenment, Nullify, Frosty, Icicles Added Pull -- Mythic Bow Enchant. Chance to pull target towards you. Added Inquisitive -- Mythic Sword Enchant. Gain extra EXP drops from mobs. Added Battlecry -- Mythic Axe Enchant. Chance to remove all debuffs. Added Drunk -- Mythic Leggings Enchant. Gives permanent strength and slowness (unless equipped with Battlecry). Added Stealth -- Mythic Chestplate Enchant. Gives permanent invisibility. Added Shift -- Mythic Bow Enchant. Ability to shoot teammates to teleport to them. Added Grounding -- Mythic Bow Enchant. Ability to shoot players and put their ender pearl on cooldown. Added Longbow -- Rare Bow Enchant. Deal extra damage to players wielding a bow. Added Skill Swipe -- Rare Weapon Enchant. Chance to steal EXP from opponent. Added Focused -- Uncommon Weapon Enchant. Gain extra mcMMO XP. Added Slayer -- Mythic Weapon Enchant. Chance to kill 2 stacked mobs at once. Added Silent -- Uncommon Armor Enchant. Invisibility on /f near. Added Double Catch -- Uncommon Fishing Rod Enchant. Catch 2 fish at once. Black Scrolls Added This scroll will extract a random enchant from an item and convert it into a 95% success rate book. Outpost Added We have finally added a fully functional Outpost system to this map! Check out the build: The faction that has the outpost captured will receive the following rewards: 2x Sell Buff 2x EXP 2x mcMMO EXP $25,000 every 5 minutes captured +10% Book Success -25% Book Destroy Factions Plugin Update The outdated Factions plugin on the server has been replaced with a new version that includes many new and updated commands and features, such as a new Recruit rank that all faction members receive by default and a new /f money feature that allows your faction to hold money. TNT Paper We have added TNT paper to the server which can hold an unlimited amount amount of tnt. You can left-click the paper on a container to add TNT. Then simply right click the paper in the air to tntfill in a 50x50 radius with the contents of the paper, or right click a container to fill it with TNT from the paper. Gen Blocks Gen Buckets have been replaced with Gen Blocks to allow you to use printer to gen walls. They work the same way as the old Gen Buckets, however they are unlimited use and charge you per use when you place the block. You can obtain them in the /shop for free. Trench Pickaxe Trench Pickaxes will now automatically change tool type between Pickaxes, Axes and Shovels depending on the type of block being mined. Tray Pickaxe We will also be adding Tray Pickaxes to the server. Tray pickaxes allow you to break the top block of any wall to remove all tray materials (dirt and netherrack) in a large radius. Craft Wands Similarly, we have also added Craft Wands to the server. A Craft Wand is a tool that allows you to right click any chest to instantly convert all ingots to blocks. Mining Rewards We will be adding mining rewards that you will have a chance to receive when you mine naturally generated ore. These rewards will vary from tokens to pouches. Printer Printer mode has been drastically refined. Firstly, all payment messages will now be sent in the action bar for clients that support it to avoid spamming your chat when printing larger builds. Likewise, we have added some missing items to the shop that have been highly requested, such as trapdoors and ladders. You will also now not be able to use printer mode when enemies are nearby (within 3 chunks), similar to the restriction on /fly. New Gambling Features Coin Flip has been added. You can now gamble any amount of money against another player on a simple coin flip. Rocks Paper Scissors has been added. You can now gamble any amount of money against another player by choosing rocks, paper or scissors. Jackpot has been added. The more money you gamble, the better chance of you winning the pot! Envoys Added Envoys will now drop within the warzone every 4 hours. These Envoys will have rewards like op gear, crate keys, pouches, money, mcmmo, and more. You can check when the next Envoy event starts by doing /supplycrates time in-game. SKYBLOCK REVAMP (SONIC & KIRBY) Island Top Information The following prizes will be paid out at the end of this season for each realm (sonic & kirby). 1st. $350 PayPal + $150 Store Giftcard 2nd. $100 PayPal + $100 Store Giftcard 3rd. $50 PayPal + $50 Store Giftcard Big Updates Owning Multiple Islands All players are now able to create multiple separate islands. You can invite different players to different islands that you own, everything is separate if you choose to make it so. When you own multiple islands, you must name your islands so they are identifiable. Any new islands created will only start on a 3x3 grass platform, so be prepared! Each island has a Nether version! Just create a nether portal on your overworld Island to travel back and forth. Island Permissions System As the owner of your island, you can create Island ranks and assign permissions to these ranks. This system gives you complete control over what your friends can do while on your Island. You have the ability to create your own Island rank names. You have the ability to ban other players from accessing your Island. You have the ability to change the default rank name of people that visit your Island. This rank name will appear and chat when talking at your island. Achievement & Quest System You can now complete achievements to be rewarded special points. These points can be used to purchase island upgrades, and other helpful things. A few examples of these achievements are things like... Collecting a certain amount of a specific item. Breaking a certain amount of a specific block. Killing a certain amount of a specific mob. Killing a certain amount of players. Opening a certain amount of crates. Completing a certain amount of quests. Island Upgrades You can now apply upgrades to your island by using points gained from completing Quests and Achievements. A few examples of these Island Upgrades are the following: Increasing Island size Increase monster spawn rate from mob spawners. Increase the speed of crops growing. Increase the player cap on a certain Island (10 is default) Increase the amount of experience earned from killing mobs. Increase the amount of Island Vaults an Island has. Increase the amount of mcMMO EXP gained. Unlock the ability to have a clear entities button to clear entities from your island. Island Shopkeepers This system will completely replace the traditional "Chest Shop" way of selling items to other players. You will be able to purchase an Island Shopkeeper Spawn Egg from the shop, and then hook that shopkeeper to a chest. You will be able to change the name of this Shopkeeper, and the skin. Configuring what your shopkeeper buys or sells is all menu/gui based, and very easy to understand and use. This system will give you much more control over every aspect in selling items to other players within your island. Island Chat & Warp Updates You can now edit your islands chat color to anything you'd like. You can also assign different chat colors to certain members within your island. You can now set as many "Island Warps" within your island as you'd like. You can list your Island Warps by doing /is warp (island name) You can edit the colors and name of each warp so it looks cool in the island warp menu. Island Private Vaults You can now create Island specific private vaults. The Island owner can assign perms to withdraw/deposit as well as limit how many items they can put in the vault. These vaults can be upgraded from 9 slots to a full double chest. This would include having an island balance that members and the owner can put money into. You can control who has access to certain vaults by using the new Island Permissions/Ranks system. New Gambling Features Coin Flip has been added. You can now gamble any amount of money against another player on a simple coin flip. Rocks Paper Scissors has been added. You can now gamble any amount of money against another player by choosing rocks, paper or scissors. Jackpot has been added. The more money you gamble, the better chance of you winning the pot! Envoys Added Envoys will now drop within the pvp area every 4 hours. These Envoys will have rewards like op gear, crate keys, pouches, money, mcmmo, and more. You can check when the next Envoy event starts by doing /supplycrates time in-game.