Feb
13
I advise everyone to go and review the changes made in the rules document, especially cannoners.

We have updated a few rules regarding the below:

Alt limits:

There is now an alt limit and a few rules in place regarding alts, these now full apply. Please read the rules section regarding this.

Cannons & Raiding:

Semi auto cannons are now allowed, up to 100 stacker cannons, however please read the rules section on cannoning before you start using them.

Redstone Automatic TNT drop trenchers:

These seem to have become popular with a couple of factions who have the money for them. We do not allow these above the size of 2 x 2 chunks at a time, per faction. Each time you use one, take it down completely, before using the next one to clear the next chunks. If you are still uncertain on this, message staff.
Feb
12
We've implemented a few new features across our platforms to integrate more with out Discord server.

In Game Chat:
We now have a dedicated text channel on our discord server, which donors may use on discord for their phone, tablet or pc, and type there to send messages in game. Members will also be able to view messages, but not send messages. This requires the player to link their account with the channel in game with /discord link so the ign matches up. Any player talking over discord will have the prefix [Discord] before their names to let players in game know. Please note this feature only applies to global chat, and cannot operate commands or private messages.

Donor Ranks:
All donators will now get their rank shown on Discord. If you donate for a rank, please contact a member of staff in game or on discord to have it added to your name. Donors will get access to donor-only chat, as well as the above mentioned in game chat.

Tickets:
If you need fast, reliable support from staff, without the limitation of a single minecraft message, you can now open tickets in our discord. Use -new <message> to open a new support ticket. Staff will be notified of the ticket and will reply asap. This will soon be heavily used for support in game, so start getting used to this!

Forums:
The 'Chat' tab on our forums now has an integrated version of our discord server, with link invites to the server. This will allow new players to easily find our discord when browsing the forums. On top of this, all new forum activity will be posted in discord to the 'forum-activity' channel.

With these new additions regarding our Discord server, we hope this will help improve the general experience you have while with us at Brutal, and help welcome you to our community!

As always, have fun!
Feb
09
We will be down for mandatory maintenance until between 4-6PM GMT. An announcement will be made here, and on the Brutal Discord when the server is back online.

This is work to resolve an ongoing issue, and had to be done at some point, so id rather get it done during these hours when the server is least busy.

Sorry for any inconvenience and boredom this may cause...
Feb
07
Some of you have experienced this already, but recently we implemented a new Anti Cheat plugin to make our lives easier. Although the Anti Cheat has already worked brilliantly, it does recognize Printer/Schematica as a "hack", even though it is allowed on our server. Furthermore, because it recognizes Printer/Schematica as a hack, it has been kicking players.

The picture below shows optimized settings that will keep the new Anti Cheat plugin from kicking players due to Printer/Schematica.

As staff, we ask all players that are using Schematica to copy the settings below in their clients!

Just to clarify these settings, they are as follows:

Destroy Blocks: False
Destroy instantly: False
Place Only Adjacent: True
Placement Delay: 4
Placement Distance: 4
Place Instantly: FALSE
Timeout: 10

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Feb
06
We have made the decision to change our stance on "insiding" or faction betrayal, and it is now punishable.

"Insiding"/Betrayal: This is a punishable offence. We think that you should be able to trust your fellow faction members and not have to worry about them betraying you for personal gain. We mainly consider betrayal to be limited to your own Faction, however we also include taking advantage of or abusing any special access or permissions you are given as a Faction member, this extends to players who have been removed from or have left a Faction.

You must NOT use or take advantage of any special access or permissions given to “raid” your previous Faction, this will be considered as betrayal or insiding.

We recommend factions remove all unwanted permissions or ranks from members to reduce the risk of this happening.

We also highly recommend taking extra caution when giving non-faction members increased access that they could use to in negative ways for they will not be considered betrayal if doing so. Note: You will NOT be punished if you raid your previous / Allies Factions using legitimate raiding methods. If you believe your Faction has been betrayed, please contact staff or post on the forums. Assisting other players in the act of betrayal is considered equally punishable.

If you become aware of a player who is betraying their Faction please contact a member of staff immediately. We prefer it if the leader of the faction involved contacts us to make things easier.
Jan
29
To help reduce client and server lag, we have changed the way Iron Golem spawners work.

IG's will now spawn from spawners on fire, and with minimal health, meaning they will die almost instantly.

By doing this, both the client and the server have less calculations and work to do on the mechanics, and therefore removes almost all lag entirely.

Example:

Below we have a 343 x IG Spawner farm, with a whole hopper floor, hooked up to a wall of dubs beneath. Zero lag.
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We'll keep you updated with more sneak peaks throughout the week. ;)
Jan
26
As any players who have joined the server tonight will have noticed, the server is far from ready. There is multiple bugs, and problems, and many features we didnt have time to add.

Honestly, we should have done a week longer delay in the first place. And for that, I'm sorry. Going ahead with the release tonight was a huge mistake.

We have made the decision to change the reset to next Saturday, the 3rd February.

This decision wasn't taken lightly, but we honestly think its best for the server, and you guys. We wanted to do a lot more for this reset, and we couldn't because we ran into multiple issues along the way with the transfer of servers and websites.

Next weeks release, you can expect more features, ALL bugs should be fixed, and everything back to how it should be.

Again, we are sorry for doing this, but we believe it is best, and im sure you will understand.

Hopefully this hasnt deterred you from Brutal, and we see you again next Saturday! <3

Note: Those that donated tonight, thank you! <3 Due to what has happened, if you would like a refund, please message me on discord or here via PM. If you would like to just keep whatever you bought for next saturday, then thats absolutely fine too! Let me know :)



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  • Economy rebuilt and rebalanced.
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We didnt get as many new features added as hoped for, and so many more features will be added over the next couple weeks!

As always, if you find any bugs or have any suggestions, please post in the correct forums section.

We look forward to you joining us on this next stage of Brutal Factions! Enjoy, and see you in game! <3
Jan
22
Over the past few days since the server closed for reset, i have been extremely busy updating things! heres a quick list of the important stuff...

New website:

Design:
As you will have noticed by now, we have a completely redesigned site and forums, and finally, the theme runs across the entire site, including the store! YAY! About time! The entire site for Brutal Network will now work across all platforms, including mobile... you know... for that Brutal fix on-the-go.

Domains:
You will also notice, we have a new website and forums domain. From now on, all brutal domains should redirect to https://brutal.network for our homepage, or https://forums.brutal.network for our forums. If they don't for some reason, please use the domains above.

Please update any bookmarks or saved links you may have. If you have a link for example brutalnetwork.net/forums/thread/i/wanted/to/keep you can simply change the "brutalnetwork.net" part to just "brutal.network" e.g brutal.network/forums/thread/i/wanted/to/keep

The following domains are now redundant, and no longer being used, but for now, will redirect you here:
  • brutalfactions.co.uk
  • brutalfactions.us
  • brutalnetwork.net
New server IP:
- play.brutal.network


System and server upgrade:

We have upgraded our entire system that runs the site and Minecraft server, and its fast.

New system specs are:

Intel i7-7700K OC
4c/8t - 4.7GHz /5GHz
64GB DDR4 2400 MHz
SoftRaid 2x450GB SSD

This is a huge improvement from our previous specs.

Bans:

Since Brutal is under new management and ownership, we have decided, for this reset, to unban ALL players. This includes people who were previously 'blacklisted'. We have decided to take this step, as some players may have been previously banned for issues with the previous management, and we believe this is unfair.

"What about all those hackers?!" i hear you say? Well, if they come back, and if they are found to still be hacking then... we will find you, and we will ban you.

The store:

We have a lot of updates and changes to do on the store, and so we have disabled it for now, until everything is ready. This will be ready before reset!

FTop Winners for last season:

Due to a few occasions where factions bended the rules, and knew they were doing so, some factions have been issued fines from their FTop value, and this has created a joint 2nd place for FTop, which means there will be no prize for 3rd place. The final positions are as follows:

1st Place: Dynamic
2nd Place: Riot & Jazz (joint 2nd)

Can factions owners please contact me asap on either discord or in a PM on the forums to claim their prize.

So, thats it for now! There will be a lot more updates in the next few days, as well as our new trailer, so keep an eye out!

Any questions, comments or feedback? Please post in the comments below!

<3
Jan
15
Hello everyone!

I am pleased to announce that the current season of Brutal Factions will be ending this Wednesday, 17th of Jan at 11PM GMT.

Factions, now is the time for you to do some grinding to boost your faction values to get that ftop! All factions competing to gain their place in ftop will be required to place all faction value items, including ALL spawners, within faction claims by Monday, 15th of Jan at 11PM GMT. At this point, the FTop scoreboard will be logged, and staff will be actively checking faction claims to make sure these rules are adhered to. No items may be removed from then onwards. Any faction found to be breaking these rules will be disqualified. This allows for 2 days of fair raiding between factions before the server closes and the ftop scoreboard is final.

Moving on...

As I am sure most of you know, this will be the first reset since I took ownership of the server, and I plan to introduce some great changes, which I am sure you will all love! If anyone has any last minute suggestions, feel free to post in the comments below!

I think most of us are excited to see what will become of Brutal in the next season, and we have a lot of things to be excited for! Me and the admin team have been working immensely hard working on the server, and i personally, am really excited to share the end result with you. However, the server has been in desperate need of some desperate maintenance for a long time now, and because of this, resetting is going to take a little longer than expected... but it will be worth the wait!

Since there has never been a structure to the resets, id like to start using the term of 'seasons' for each reset. Which, if backtracking, i've lost count what season this is... and so im just going to go ahead and call it Brutal 2.0: Season 1!

Brutal 2.0: Season 1 will be released Friday 26th Jan @ 8 PM GMT / 3PM EST

Keep an eye out on the forums over the coming days building up to the reset for more information, hints, tips, sneak peaks, giveaways and the trailer! Tell your friends, BRUTAL IS BACK!​
Jan
14
Hey everyone!

From around 8AM GMT - 11:30AM GMT this morning, the server and website was offline due to some networking issues on our server box.

We apologise for any problems this may have caused, but everything should be back to normal now!

- bajansam