Vortex Network | Prisons Season 12Season Releases on 23rd October 10:30PM SGT / 10:30AM EST
Season 12 DirectionThis season we're trying to introduce better gameplay elements, ones that make sense and provide greater fun for everyone. In previous seasons we focused a lot on adding new features like "New crate types" such as: Hunts, Contrabands etc and it felt repetitive. This season will focus on actual gameplay features
Mid-season updates will come bi-weekly as with gameplay features, they are much harder to accomplish in comparison to new crates reiterating on the same pool of items.
Selectable Mine Schematics
Tiered & Upgradable Mine Factories
Enriched Leveling XP Mine Blocks
Celestial Enchant Changes
Improved 2FA System
55% Off Sale
Player MinesEveryone in S12 will receive a personal mine of their own. These mines are the replacement for regular warped mines (Hence they are gone!). With such changes, comes the possibility of many new experiences that was once not a possibility.
This is close to 5 months of work alone! Hopefully you guys enjoy the PMine Features. In depth description is down below
With the recode of how mines work, we've now added a Mine Expansion progression system. Allowing you to upgrade your PMine Size up to 55x55 (at P5)! Bigger mine sizes means greater Leveling XP earned from JackHammer, and allows for more players to mine on your pmine
Mine Factories is a feature that allows you to change and upgrade the contents of the mine! Every 10 Mining Levels, you will unlock a new Mine Factory. Every new factory gives you better Leveling XP Block chances, allowing a faster gain of Mining XP.
Mine Factories also comes in Tiers! The higher the tier, the better Leveling XP Block chances. Every tier upgrade requires Blocks Mined in the factory type, Money, Tokens and occasionally Pickaxe Energy
Selectable Mine Schematics!
Select your preferred Mine Schematic through the Mine Schematic GUI. You can replace your current mine's look with anything you'd like (That you have unlocked). Certain mine schematics gives you additional buffs (Such as for donor mines, an Obsidian Buff to receive obisidan blocks in the mine). The system we've coded leaves space for potential limited edition mines to be added for everyone to use! Or even community made builds.
PMine Built-in Autominer
Autominer has been fully recoded and built into PMines! AM Shards and everything else remains the same as S11. Leaving the PMine or not holding a pickaxe will automatically disable the Autominer.
PMine Members System
All player mines are private by default. Meaning no one can access nor mine on your PMine. As of release, Public PMines will not be a thing yet (This will come 1 week into the season). You can though add up to 3 player accounts to your PMine. They will be able to build on the surrounding area, and break blocks in the mine./pmine trust/add | /pmine untrust/remove
PMines will have a settings panel where you will be able to set things like: Members can edit surroundings, whether public can visit warp etc. There will also be a settings system for amount of tax charged to public miners, and whether tax applies to members of mine. These features will be out together with the Public Mines update (Week 1).
This is a feature yet to come! Expect unusual boosters that could... Potentially affect Mine Composition blocks temporarily??? Token Boosters?? Mine Expanding Boosters???? These will be out on Week 2's Update. Stay tuned
Enriched Leveling XP Mine BlocksAs previously mentioned briefly in the PMine Factories, S12 brings in a new concept of variated Mining XP gained from ores! Normally, you'd receive 1 Base Leveling XP (/level) per block mined. In S12:- Coal Ore gives 1.1x Leveling XP/block- Iron Ore gives 1.15x Leveling XP/block- Gold Ore gives 1.2x Leveling XP/block- Diamond Ore gives 1.3x Leveling XP/block- Emerald Ore gives 1.4x Leveling XP/block- Diamond Block gives 1.65x Leveling XP/block- Emerald Block gives 2.0x Leveling XP/block
NEW Enricher EnchantTogether with the new Ore's XP features, brings a new enchant to the server! Enchanting your pickaxe with Enricher gives you a small chance to enrich ores in the surrounding. This enchant gets exponentially better at later levels currently (We may rebalance the enchant as needed). Radius of enrichment varies depending on Enricher Enchant Level.
(Whats shown above is Enricher Level 5000, with "for illustration purpose" high activation rate) Note actual activation chances are MUCH MUCH rarer than this. Its a rare occurrence!
Warzone MineBringing a new concept to life, the warzone mine is a mine that provides an insane amount of Emerald Blocks, Diamond Blocks etc giving you extremely high leveling XP gained potential. Warzone mine has Keep Inventory true, meaning you will not lose your items when you die in the mine.
(Using a beautiful new build made by VD_Wei)
Entering the Warzone Mine requires a ticket. This ticket can be received once a day after surpassing Mining Level 40.
Upon entry to the Warzone Mine, you receive a 1Minute Invincibility timer. After that is over, you can start to take damage in the mine. Amount of damage received by players attacking you increases the longer you stay in the warzone mine. You can see the % Amplified on your scoreboard
S12 Celestial Enchant Changes With the feedback from last season, people were able to progress too quickly using the Celestial enchants too early into the game. As such, from this season onwards there is now a max level you can apply to your pickaxe depending on Mining Prestige.
Max Level Applicable:P0 - Tier IP1 - Tier IIP2 - Tier IIIP3 - Tier IV & VThis will help lengthen the celestial enchant progression on the server.
New 2FA System (Google Auth)We have updated our /2FA command to now use a proper authentication device rather than act as a second password. All players are now able to setup 2FA on their accounts by running /2fa, and use apps like Google Authenticator, Authy & others on their mobile phone.
Bug FixesFixed gang invite limit (Finally)
55% OFF SaleThere is now a 55% Off Sale on the server store lasting until 6th November 2021. Store: https://shop.vortexnetwork.me/
S11 Leveling Top Rewards1st Place - Lunaryss (Reached Prestige 28, Level 99), Receive $100 Giftcard Value2nd Place - zyzy (Reached Prestige 24, Level 96), Receive $75 Giftcard Value|3rd Place - WrathTzy (Reached Prestige 18, Level 99), Receive $60 Giftcard Value
S11 Gang Top Rewards1st Place - Dark (Gang Level 182, Blocks Mined: 1.68Billion), Receive $300 Giftcard Value2nd Place - Hydra (Gang Level 152, Blocks Mined: 1.28Billion), Receive $250 Giftcard Value3rd Place - BLMKIDS (Gang Level 91, Blocks Mined: 438Million), Receive $150 Giftcard Value
Excel Sheet https://bit.ly/PrisonsS12GTopDistribution
Gang Leaders please message me in person to modify the percentages distributed to Leaders, Officers and Members.All members can dm me personally to claim their GTop /giftcard value
And that's all!Hope you guys enjoy this season! Let us know of any suggestions you may have through #request channel on our server discord.Server Links:Shop: https://shop.vortexnetwork.me/Website: https://www.vortexnetwork.me/Server IP: VortexNetwork.me (1.8-1.15.2)Discord: https://discord.gg/hf9cYYR
Vortex Network | Vote Top - JanuaryThese are the winners for Vote Top January 2020.
Vote Top Winners - January 2021
Darkrai_ voted 93 Times (#1)
StengeWenge voted 93 Times (#1)
zKingStef voted 93 Times (#1)
DerpiTheSloth voted 93 Times (#1)
All players on the list will receive $25 GiftcardsDM coolfire02#2122 on discord to receive your $25 Giftcards! /giftcard
As this is the final week left before all my assignments are due, this will be the peak business I will be. After which I will be back to start working on the server again!
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.
IP: VortexNetwork.MeDiscord: https://vortexnetwork.me/discord Store: https://shop.vortexnetwork.me/ (50% Lasts for the next week!)
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