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To try and avoid some of the chaos when Season 3 launches, we have put up a Factions setup server for you to create, setup and manage your Factions ahead of time.

You can join this server using the address setup.vaelox.com

The only data we will be keeping from this server will be Factions stuff, so no funny business please! Most commands that are not setup related are disabled.

The server will be online until sometime on Thursday so make sure you get things sorted well ahead of time.
As the new Season draws closer, we thought it would be appropriate to open up staff applications to help us deal with all of the impending chaos.

We don't have a set number in mind in terms of how many new helpers we would like, but as various staff members have gone MIA or completely inactive, we need to bolster our numbers as soon as we can.

We will be ideally looking for players from the less represented Factions in order to maintain a fair and diverse team.

Click here to submit your application

Applications are open until midday March 29th UTC.
I am happy to finally be able to bring you some much anticipated news about the next map and the launch of Season 3.

As with our Season 2 announcement, detailed information about Season 3 and its features can be seen on our PDF announcement linked below. The really important stuff is on the first couple of pages, but do try to read the whole thing ;)


The reset is scheduled to take place Friday 31st March at 11pm UTC. We hope that this time works for most players but do express any concerns in this thread if you think it's too early / too late for your region.

Please note that all Faction data will be reset. We will try to host a temporary server sometime early next week where you can setup your Factions and invite members to try and minimise the chaos on reset.

Everything from Season 2 will be reset except for:
  • Purchased ranks and emotes
  • Any home boost or extra backpack rows
Note that mcMMO will reset this Season.

Please ask any questions or discuss any concerns in this thread.
Season 2 has now ended and any changes to the leaderboard or your Faction data will not affect anything for the end of Season winners.

Enjoy the downtime until Season 3 starts on March 31st :)
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This announcement will be brief but does include all of the important dates you need to know for the Season 2 → Season 3 transition.

Season 2 will end at 6:00am UTC Monday 20th of March.

The Season 3 announcement with all of the usual details and changes will go live Tuesday 21st March.

Season 3 will start on Friday 31st March.
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Thought I would take the time to give everyone an update on what is currently going on behind the scenes and what you can expect to see from us in the near feature.

Development is currently well under way for Vaelox Season 3. We are scouring the forums for suggestions and feedback on what can be improved, and will of course be implementing as many as we can next Season.

We are particularly keen to hear suggestions (and justifications) on how (or if) we should change things like the max number of players in a Faction, cannon mechanics and maximum permitted buffers.

You can expect to see powerful new Faction upgrades, terrain changes, more automated PvE events, big changes to mcMMO, disguises, quality of life changes, new economy additions, legendary items and more!

The current Season will officially end 1-2 weeks before the start of Season 3, so keep an eye on our forums and twitter for updates.
As cannoning is a very important aspect of Vaelox Factions, we want our cannoning server to be the best that it can possibly be. If a cannon works on our test server, you can be sure that it will work when you invest time into building it on the main server.

It's also evident that many other servers have different mechanics or restrictions to Vaelox, but may not provide a server for you to test on; that's where our new command comes in.

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The new /mechanics feature (available only the cannon server) will let you toggle various mechanics and restrictions in all of the plots you own, so that you can test out cannons for any server that you play on.

All of the settings default to what is in place on the Factions server. You can mouseover a mechanic to see the default state and a brief description of what it does. You can toggle a mechanic by clicking on it.

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Both our cannon and Factions server now feature advanced client anti-lag measures which include:
  • Entity stacking (all TNT / falling blocks will be stacked on your client to reduce lag caused by having to render and process packets for them)
  • Minimal packet spam
  • Minimal particle effects
We are sure there are many other weird and wonderful mechanics you would love to be able to toggle, so do let us know in the comments!
We are also currently investigating the best way to allow players to both upload and download their schematics.
In order to better keep track of player issues or queries, we have now implemented a new support ticket system. We hope that this will ensure that all queries are responded to in a timely manner without getting lost in a staff member's conversation inbox.

You can submit a support ticket here: http://www.vaelox.com/newticket/ or through the new tab at the top of every page.

Tickets are only viewable by the submitter, myself, @swifteh , @Barney and @HEEVES . Anything discussed in a ticket is absolutely confidential just like a regular PM.

Support tickets should be used for coupon redemptions, private suggestions, game breaking bug reports, issues with ranks or payments and all other general ingame issues.
The results for Season 1 are now in and you can find the winning Factions and eligible members below. If a name has anything in brackets it means they are not eligible for coupons or Amazon gift cards. Reasons include being an alt, not being a member for at least 2 weeks or not contributing any points to the Faction.

All coupons will be automatically distributed to eligible players in the next 24-48 hours via ingame /mail.

Raid, carter_246 and JohnSlon: You guys/girls need to contact me via forum PM so that we can sort out splitting your Amazon voucher among eligible Faction members. It does not need to be split evenly but we would hope that you take a fair approach.

The leaders of the rest of the Factions listed here need to contact me via forum PM to let me know the currency, country and email address for the Amazon gift cards to be sent to.

Winners – Demonic
Members: Raid, Loot (alt), Jimothy, Baserocks, Themba, klassikreloadz, EoPlaysHD, SereneSteel, Kachow_, iTeeloh, Mateo_, Ribich, MightyMurphy, Chzn, Polr, lethal_shrekin, Hock3ystar, Nelson_, Aimlocked, Raffled

2nd – 246Team
Members: carter_246, ukas246, Lepax246, Lanarc246, Nobo246 (alt), Sleikka, Mike_246 (alt), SethBling246 (alt), JessPinkman246 (alt), SaulGoodman246 (alt), Kakka246 (alt), TucoSalamanca246 (alt), WakterWhite246 (alt), DoctorWho246 (alt), Xmix46 (alt), Slime246 (alt), YouAreHated (¬2 weeks), 246Team (alt), Slinas246 (alt), MaxGuevara246 (alt)

3rd – TNT
Members: JohnSlon, Chquynn, LuBu, Avery_Kush, PaulaTheKoala, ZF4 (alt), Horny12YearOld (alt), BonusChest, Maevis (¬ points), Vaylle (alt), Teslane (¬ points), 1_Samuel_1 (alt), EarlyCummer (alt), beaverwithafork (alt), slitherysnek (¬ points)

4th – Beast
Members: Enderb0ss341, HeadHanger27, Ukrain20, killervnt, Canadian2point0, TaySargee, Enderkiller341 (alt), marie1178 (alt), Mzaneb, Authagos, _Victarion (alt), Poles, MMusia, Enderkiller286 (alt), sawguy2003 (alt), skymaster10200, cool_kayla...
While nobody expressed concern after the Season 2 announcement was made, some Factions believe that enabling these cannons is a bad idea.

As I value the opinion of the players, I thought it was best to run a poll before cannoning is enabled.

I realise some of you have spent a lot of time designing bases designed to defend against this type of cannon, but I would appreciate honest votes that think of the bigger picture.