Prisons V11.0.2 UpdateSeason 11 of Prisons. (Crate Previews, /music, buffs + 50% OFF)
Jukebox /music Added
Crate PreviewsWe've coded an internal framework to make Item Previews 100x easier than how it is currently. All "Preview Items" can now be automated to the most optimal extent. This has allowed us to finally enable crate previews. This system will allow us to better create preview systems for all other non-legacy features on our server! (This took more time than I would've liked ngl)
Auto AdvancerAs you gain sufficient money to advance, you can automatically upgrade your advancement level by enabling auto advancer in /advancement.
Pickaxe StatisticsYou can now view the pickaxe's base fortune statistics whenever you right-click your pickaxe. Base Fortune is the "Original" value of Fortune on your pickaxe, while the one you see in the lore of pickaxes can be buffed depending on your Boosts or enchants activated.
Celestials BuffYou can now receive more Level 1 celestial with also slightly higher percentages. This buff has been applied to keys
Jukebox added /musicA heavily requested feature, You can now play music by running /music. Current options for music is really small, feel free to suggest songs in #requests on discord.
Regarding quests, earlier we've tried reenabling them with a fix, seems to have crashed the server a few times... Not really sure what to do about the situation at this point. Also, I'd like to address the things about prisons lacking new game features, I just wanna say that at least I, feel that I've hit a wall when it comes to ideating and planning new features. Usually in the past, what I'd do is just code anything I felt like doing. But recently I've just not been able to come up with much nor have the strongest motivation to code actual features and instead I seem to have more motivation to code utilities for the server. Hopefully the motivation to work on features comes back soon, but at least for now I'll be working on a lot more QOL updates as well, they seriously wouldn't be done if I start focusing hard on features again. Do expect a feature coming out within the next two weeks though. Hope you guys do understand!
Drop Party [16th Jan, 10:30pm SGT]We will be holding a MASSIVE DropParty for reaching our Donation Goal on the store last month! This drop party will be held on the 16th of January, Saturday 10:30pm SGT / 10:30am EST. A Countdown timer will start on our MOTD a few days closer to the drop party.
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Prisons V11.0.1 UpdateSeason 11 of Prisons. (Karma, /updates, new Settings, Last Day of Sale)
1.16.4 Support Reverted
Outpost Changes (Claim Ban, EPearl Ban)
Leaderboards Code Refactored
AutoFill Enchant /setting
Minecrate Notifications /setting
Server Side Optimizations
1.16.4 Support DisabledThe update had caused 1.8-1.8.9 clients to crash whenever the BossBar would appear. This issue has yet to be rectified by the developers of ViaVersions, as such we had to revert it to our old versions till this issue is resolved.
Karma PointsWhenever you welcome people to the server when they first join, you will receive 1 Karma Point! These are just collectables and do not benefit your player. View karma point top by running /karmatop
Outpost ChangesWe've added 2 new systems to Outposts to prevent the continuous spam current gang may face from trollers. From now on, if you were recently trying to claim an outpost and died, you will not be able to claim an Outpost for the next 10 Minutes. This is called an Outpost Claim Ban. The second thing we've added is a 30 seconds cooldown automatically applied for EPearls as you are on an outpost. Meaning only once you leave the outpost would the 30s cooldown be reset. We're definitely looking for feedback on these new imposed changes, let us know how you feel about it!
Leaderboards Code RefactoredWe have refactored our leaderboards code, leaderboards will no longer lag the server as they had in the past (Up to 9 seconds of server freezing from opening up /mtop). You will also realize that opening leaderboard GUIs are now practically instant, and player heads will load in asynchronously as the skins get fetched. Overall massive improvement to the leaderboards system. The leaderboard updating code has also been made ASync.
/mineresetGod ranked players and above can now use /mr or /minereset to reset the mine they are mining in!
/updatesYou can now view all updates released to our Forums announcement pages in-game by running /updates.
Multiplier Mine TrasherYou can now shift-left-click multiplier mine tickets in /multimine to destroy them incase you claimed a ticket you may not have wanted to use.
AutoFill Enchant SettingsA QOL Improvement suggested, you can now enable "Autofill" for enchants in /settings. Disabled by default, enabling it will allow you to enchant the "Max possible amount of times". For e.g., if you try upgrading 1k levels and you only have enough tokens for 157 levels, it will not say "Insufficient Funds" but rather, upgrade that enchant 157 times.
Minecrate Notification SettingsYou can now disable all minecrate notifications in /settings. But c'mon why would you :wink:
Server side Optimizations & TPS Counter!We've optimized our server's performance by quite a ton. At one point the prisons experienced super low TPS due to issues we had discovered in Skyblock. This has been rectified. Also, you can now view the server's TPS in Tab! woohoo!
And that is all for this patch note. With regards to quests, we have identified something that we can do to fix the issue. Its currently still not able to come back due to backend issues but we're working on it! Stay tuned for Quest's revival.
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Vortex Network | Vote Top - DecemberThese are the winners for Vote Top December 2020.
Vote Top Winners - December 2020
AlexDGT voted 39 Times (#1)
Gius4 voted 39 Times (#1)
GocNak voted 39 Times (#1)
DerpiTheSloth voted 39 Times (#1)
Syd0w0 voted 39 Times (#1)
Jimmyy420 voted 39 Times (#1)
Acika14 voted 39 Times (#1)
Ruitsu voted 39 Times (#1)
All players on the list will receive $10 Giftcards (Due to the fact Vote Top Lasted only for 11 Days in December.)DM coolfire02#2122 on discord to receive your $10 Giftcards! /giftcard
Vortex Network | Community Update #1We're finally reviving our forums. More info in the post below
Server Announcement Changes
New Login System (Login with In-Game User & Pass)
What else is moving to the Forums
What to expect in Community Update #2
Forums Massively Redesigned We have changed our entire forum design completely, with a new professional theme and interface. Check it out by roaming around the forums!
Server Announcement ChangesAll feature updates and official announcements will be migrated over to here. You will still see an announcement in #announcements on discord for every post that is made here through the discord webhook so no worries regarding missing announcements! This change will also allow us to include nicer screenshots for each feature, allowing you to preview and visualize them as you go through feature lists.
Login System RedesignedThis is one of our proudest changes, you can now log into the Forums with your In-Game Username, with your In-Game password.User: In-game namePassword: In-game password/premium users will be able to use /setprempass to set their password to whatever they wish to, so they can log into the forums with it.
What is moving to forumsAll feature updates and official announcements are moved over as mentioned earlier. The other three items that will be moved over will be: Ban Appeals, Player Reports, and Server Rules will be officially shifted over. Every other mode for doing these will be deprecated and discontinued eventually. As of now, we strongly encourage everyone to use the Forums for these.
A New Forums Manager!I'd like to introduce our new Forums Manager @Stompy! He will be in charge of managing ban applications, player reports etc. You will for sure see him active on the Forums as he stands as the Forums Manager. Do welcome him! :)
What to expect in Community #2We will be implementing a bunch of new things to our discord including: A Leveling system, Server leaderboards, & much more. Stay tuned for this update!This whole update was made possible with desp's efforts. It is some really exciting progress!Also, I do hope everyone's having a great night, and I just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Cheers to a better year ahead!A list of Prisons Updates will be released tomorrow during New Years. Stay tuned for it!
Everything ElseThe server store is still running a 60% OFF Sale until the 4th of January 2021.IP: https://vortexnetwork.me/Store: https://shop.vortexnetwork.me/Regards,The Developmental Team of Vortex Network
Vortex Network | Prisons Season 11Season Releases on 20th December 10:30PM SGT / 10:30AM EST
Season 11 DirectionThis season, we're planning to focus more on the community, community updates, events etc. We do feel that Prisons is definitely overfilled with quite a lot of features, as such more effort will move into creating events for the community and more! This season we bring you a few needed changes, as well as a few new feature updates.
Multiplier Mine Tickets
Master Miner Fortune Books
NEW Snowman Event 2020
Christmas Event 2020
Advancement Rewards Changes
Active Playtime /playtime
GTop & LTop Rewards
GIVEAWAY: 1x Top Rank + 5x $15 Giftcards /discord
55% Off Sale
1.8-1.16.4 SupportThe server now supports up to 1.16.4 Minecraft Clients.
Celestial ReworkCelestial Enchant system has been reworked to where: When applying celestials onto pickaxes, you will require the level right before the one you are applying to be eligible to apply it. This means for e.g. If you have a BPXM Level 4, you will need to have BPXM Level 3 already applied onto your pickaxe! This will greatly reduce the RNG of the celestial system. With this change, you will also see a slight buff in chances for Celestial Enchant drops.
QuestsQuests is an EXTREMELY big feature in terms of programming, as such, it has not yet close to being finished! Currently, we have practically completed a big portion of the framework, you can first complete the 7 Basic tutorial quests while weekly quests will only come around 2-3 weeks time! Access tutorial quests either from /quest or /tutorial. You will also be able to see your Quest Logs in /quest!
Durability PickaxesDurability Pickaxes is a new system of Pickaxes on the server! They are pickaxes with OP Enchants (Sometimes exceeding the regular cap or even never-seen-before enchants...) with durability which means they eventually break. Find these durability pickaxes from Cryptic, Master, Vote Keys as well as from the new Christmas Mine! Durability Pickaxes will also be added to more Loot items in the near future.
Multiplier Mine TicketsMultiplier Mine tickets can be received currently from Minecrates only. This ticket gives you a percentage buff in either Fortune/Token or Money Boost up to +1000%! These tickets will only yield you a short period of time to mine at the mines. These tickets upon redemption will teleport you to a Dungeon-like mine for which the multiplier can only be attained while mining there. Timer countdown will start only when you are in the vicinity of the mine. The dungeon-like mines are built by @VD and they are amazing! Check it out when you are teleported there!
Master Miner Fortune BooksYou can now purchase Fortune Books from the Master Miner Shop (Unlocked at Mining level 70). You can purchase Fortune Books which upgrades pickaxe fortunes up to 64, 68, 72, 76, 80 respectively, depending on your Mining Prestige Level! These books can be purchased with Tokens and will only give extremely low chances to apply. Good luck bringing your fortune up!
Christmas Event 2020The yearly Christmas Event is back! When mining, receive a 0.01% chance to receive Christmas Event tickets which when redeemed will allow you to mine in the majestic Christmas Mine of Prisons and gain chances to receive OP loot from the mine!
(Picture of the Christmas Mine 2020)
Snowman Event 2020This year we bring you a brand new Christmas Event ontop of the current Christmas Mine! Mine and stand a chance to find snowman spawning in the mine. These snowmen when killed drops up to 3 Christmas Shop Points which can be spent in /christmasshop. These snowmen have a 1 in 2500 blocks chance to spawn. Good luck collecting as many as possible!
Advancement Rewards ReworkWe've reworked what you would be getting for a majority of one-time-rewards from Advancement progression. For e.g., Personal RU has been lowered from Advancement Level 1000 to Advancement Level 100. You can now receive contrabands from its one-time-loot as well! More OP loot has also been shifted to earlier levels of /advancement.
Active Playtime SystemThe active playtime system in Skyblock has been brought over to Prisons! You can view your active playtime in /playtime.
/claimThe /claim system from Skyblock has also been brought over to Prisons! This currently does not include most given items from S10 and below. More given items systems will be converted to using this Claim function in the future!
GTop & LTop RewardsFor being the top 3 ranked Gangs in /gtop at the end of the season, the gang will receive:(1st) - $300 Giftcard Value (Split among members) + S11 #1 Gang Admin Item(2nd) - $250 Giftcard Value (Split among members) + S11 #2 Gang Admin Item(3rd) - $150 Giftcard Value (Split among members) + S11 #3 Gang Admin Item
For being the highest leveled player on the server at the end of the season, receive:(1st) - $100 Giftcard Value + S11 #1 Admin Item(2nd) - $75 Giftcard Value + S11 #2 Admin Item(3rd) - $60 Giftcard Value + S11 #3 Admin Item
GIVEAWAY: 1x Top Rank + 5x $15 Giftcards /discordWe're doing a Christmas giveaway on our discord! Join our discord at vortexnetwork.me/discord60% OFF SaleThere is currently a 60% OFF Sale on the store which will last till 4th January 2021Hope everyone enjoys these updates, Merry Christmas!