Our KOTH schedule is now live and can be viewed at http://www.vaelox.com/koth/

The times are all automatically corrected based on the timezone of your computer/device.

The grand prize for each KOTH will be one of the following:
  • $50 store coupon
  • $750,000 ingame money
  • Enderman Spawner, Creeper Spawner and Blaze Spawner
  • Beacon
  • Slime Spawner
The capper will also receive 2,500 Faction leaderboard points, so capturing these KOTHs will be well worth your time.

Each of the top 5 runners up will receive a cash prize ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 and a set of protection 4.
As per popular demand, October will see the return of the monthly voting rewards.

These rewards are obtained by voting for us x number of times in a calendar month. At the end of each month the vote counts are reset and a set of new prizes put up for grabs.

Voting is absolutely free and just takes a few minutes to do. You can vote for us daily by following the links at http://www.vaelox.com/vote/

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Typing /rewards ingame will show the prizes currently up for grabs and the number of votes required to reach each prize.
A /kit reset which can be used every 10 minutes has now been enabled. This will give you a full set of gear, including potions and food, to PvP with.

I will also be on and off over the next few hours should you have a coupon which you wish to exchange.
I am happy to finally be able to bring you much anticipated news about the next map (which will be referred to as Season 1).

As with the relaunch, we have created a document which contains absolutely everything you need to know about Season 1. This forum announcement will be more of a tl;dr for those who don't fancy reading it.

You can view the Season 1 PDF by clicking here

We will be referring to each reset from here on out as a new Season. We will be putting a much heavier focus on the competition between Factions and the prizes on offer for each Season will be well worth competing for.

A summary of changes is as follows:
  • A new points-based Factions leaderboard
  • $2,000+ of prizes including $1,000 in Amazon gift cards will be on offer for the top 10 Factions on the leaderboard
  • The top ranked PvP'ers at the end of the season will also receive Amazon gift cards and Vaelox store coupons
  • Smaller Factions and tighter limits on relationships
  • Per-player Faction permissions
  • Tons of new Faction permissions such as logout, teleport others, unclaim own, redstone and more
  • A new transaction log for your Faction bank
  • New commands to see chunk claim information and a list of where all your claims are
  • A cannon protection mode for new Factions
  • A GUI shop and player-to-player marketplace
  • PvP Arenas, will support ranked & unranked 1v1's from the start with team fights coming later
  • Challenges - complete a set of random tasks first to win points and prizes for your Faction
  • New Warzone supply drop claim mechanics
  • New KoTH arenas
  • A completely reworked spawn and Warzone
  • Changes to the lower end of the economy to give quicker returns in order to buy high tier spawners
  • + Tons of miscellaneous other changes

The reset is scheduled to take place on Saturday 17th September 2016 at 7pm UTC. We hope that the earlier than usual time will give those from Europe a...
Most of you are probably already aware that a new map is coming soon, but I thought I would make the news formal by posting an announcement.

Myself, swifteh and others, are currently busy working away behind the scenes on a ton of new features and tweaks for the new map. We want to make sure that everything is ready to go before we post the announcement this time to avoid any upset if promised features are not delivered.

Our focus for the next map will be on increasing the competition between Factions and encouraging more PvP in order to get to the top - wealth will not mean everything! We will also be putting a lot of focus on Faction management to make betrayals a thing of the past.

You can expect the new map announcement to go live sometime over the next week or two, with the reset itself following shortly after.

There are no plans to reset mcMMO for the next map (but please don't expect mcMMO to never reset) so you make use of the time to get leveled up and ready for the new map! I will also be popping on ingame daily for coupon redemptions as you will need to trade me the physical coupon for a code before the new map or it will be lost.

As always, if you have any suggestions, make sure you post them in our suggestion forum.
Whilst we are busy working away on the new map, we thought now would be a good time to open up staff applications!

We will be looking for applicants from a range of Factions in order to keep any bias on the staff team down to a minimum. Be aware that you can only submit one application, so make no mistakes!

Your submitted application will be viewable by everyone, so make sure you don't include any personal or private information about yourself or anyone else.

Applications can be submitted by clicking here

Applications are open until Saturday 20th August 1 am UTC.
In an effort to try and keep up some sort of event schedule, we will be once again hosting two King of the Hill events this weekend!

KOTH 1 - 11pm UTC Friday 29th July
The first KOTH will take place at the Ruins behind spawn. The quickest way to get here is to teleport to north, exit spawn and then go either left or right to get behind spawn and cross the river. Alternatively, you can claim chunks on the south side of spawn and either use F warps or homes.

The prize for the winner of this KOTH is a $75 (or equivalent in your local region) Amazon voucher - This will be delivered by email.

The first 5 runners up will each receive a prize of ingame money. ($500k for first runner up, $250k for second runner up, $100k for third runner up, $50k for fourth and fifth)

RESULTS:
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KOTH 2 - 1am UTC Sunday 31st July - NOTE: for all players in America, this will be late evening on the Saturday 30th

This KOTH will be hosted at the Pirate Ship at our PvP arena. This can be accessed by typing /pvp and then heading to the obsidian/nether themed area.

The prize for the winner of this KOTH is a $75 (or equivalent in your local region) Amazon voucher - This will be delivered by email.

The first 5 runners up will each receive a prize of ingame money. ($500k for first runner up, $250k for second runner up, $100k for third runner up, $50k for fourth and fifth)

The capture time for both events will be 15 minutes. You must provide your own gear so use the time between now and the first event to get stocked up!

A word on teaming...

Whilst we do not ban anyone from teaming during the KOTH events, we would like to note that it is highly discouraged. After all, why help someone else win a prize that could be yours? This especially applies to inter-Faction teaming.
With the aim of promoting our twitter, and the server, we are giving away a Razer DeathAdder Chroma on our twitter!

See the pinned tweet at https://twitter.com/vaelox for more details.

Entries close sometime this weekend :)
This weekend we will be hosting two King of the Hill events where the winner will receive one of two gaming mice!

The hills will be hotly contested, so use the time before the events to stock up on plenty of sets of gear and potions... You are going to need them!

Obviously there can only be one winner for each event, so you may want to put your Faction relationships aside temporarily. You will be able to toggle friendly fire by typing /f friendlyfire. If both players have this enabled Faction relationships will be ignored for PvP.

The events will be using the changes proposed in this thread: http://www.vaelox.com/threads/proposed-koth-change.1025/ so make sure to familiarize yourself with the changes. Also note that knockback for both swords and bows has been globally reduced and players who are near the KOTH capture zone will receive a further reduction in knockback.

Schedule

The first event will take place on Saturday 23rd July at 9pm UTC - WINNER: Grummmp and the prize for the winner is a Corsair M65 Pro RGB gaming mouse. The location of the KOTH will be announced when the event starts.
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The second event will take place on Sunday 24th July at 11pm UTC and the prize for the winner is a Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum gaming mouse. Again, the location of the KOTH will be announced when the event starts.

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Tomorrow (on the 13th of July) we will be hosting three KOTH events with the aim of ironing out any issues and making improvements before moving them to an automated schedule.

The schedule will be as follows:

Pirate Ship KOTH - Starts at 3pm UTC - Prize $50 coupon (WINNER: carter_246)
Ruins KOTH - Starts at 9pm UTC - Prize $50 coupon (WINNER: Lepax246)
Pyramid KOTH - Starts at 11pm UTC - Prize Battlefield 1

All feedback about the plugin, capture zones, mechanics etc should be posted in this thread after you have taken part in a KOTH.

If you took part in the $25 coupon KOTH today, feedback from that would also be appreciated.