Apr
13


Welcome to the Brutal Network Season Information announcement!



Season Release

Friday 20th April @ 9PM GMT // 5PM EST

There will be a KeyAll 1 hour after release!

The map will last 5 weeks and will end on May 19th.


This post will contain all the information you are going to need for this season. I have separated changes and features into sections of "importance".

We have a TON of changes for this season, and so i strongly recommend you read as much of this thread as you can, although i am aware of how long it is.

Since there is a lot of new features this season, we are expecting some bugs. Please, if you find anything, let a member of staff know or post on the forums/discord, so that we can fix them asap.

Donators: For server performance and permissions reliability, we have moved to a new permissions database and plugin, and there may be some issues with visible [Rank] prefixes. You will still have all your permissions, but your rank may not show in chat. If you find this happening to you, please let a member of staff know privately via /msg and we will correct it asap. This was a step we had to take at some point, and i decided sooner rather than later.

FTOP Information:
  • The total ftop prize will be sectioned out & distributed every week.
  • The following prizes will be paid out every Saturday at 8 PM GMT (first payout is April 28th)
    • 1st. $175 ($50 PayPal + $125 Store Giftcard)
    • 2nd. $100 ($35 PayPal + $65 Store Giftcard)
    • 3rd. $50 ($50 Store Giftcard)
  • Winners will be announced weekly, here on the forums.
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Staff Applications:

Staff applications are now open! Click the 'Apply' button at the top of this page!

We will be carefully reviewing applications over the next 2 weeks. Please read the stickied thread in the applications section before applying. Anyone not using the correct format will be rejected.

Staff Changes:

OffTheMeds: Promoted to Admin (Everyone thank him! Without him, half of this would not have been possible to do in the time given!)

tooOpm8: Promoted to Moderator

Unforgivinq: Retired/Demoted

Current Staff list:

Owner:
- Bajansam
Admin:
- HunnyBadger7
- Kourt
- OffTheMeds
Moderator:
- bzs
- TooOpM8
Helper:
- xiSkullz
- IcingSnowflake
- You? Apply now!

» New Features:

Cannons Server [BETA]:

Introducing our brand new Cannons Server! Head over to the Cannons server to get creative gamemode and a huge 25x25 chunk plot to test all your cannons in! You can download/upload schematics and use worledit for free by voting!

Go check it out!



Practice PVP Server [BETA]:


Fancy a fight? Need to prove whos best?

Head over to our new Practice PVP server, where you can 1v1, 3v3 or FFA against other players and prove whos best at PVP!


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» Custom Factions:

I have been heavily focusing recently on asking you guys what you would like to see come to brutal, and there was a lot of requests for factions related stuff. Here is all the new factions related info:


Factions Fly:

Command: /f fly, /fly

- Fly: Fly, completely rebuilt. All members can fly in their own factions, and will enable automatically. All fly issues have been fixed. Now also integrated with the below f perms to allow different ranks/relations to fly in your claims, as you wish!


Factions Map:

Command: /f map

- Click to claim: You can now claim chunks in factions map simply by clicking on the chunk you wish to claim! Much easier to claim the correct chunks you want!

- Larger map: Map is now the full size of chat, making it much easier to use.

- Tooltips: Shows info on a faction in f map when hovering over their claim.

- World border: Now shows on factions map, and will not allow you to claim past the border.


Faction Upgrades:

Command: /f upgrade

- Crops Upgrade: Crops have a chance to grow two stages instead of one in your claims.

- Spawners Upgrade: Spawners have a higher chance to spawn extra mob in your claims.

- Exp Upgrade: Mobs drop a higher amount of exp in your claims.




Faction Co-LEaders:

Command: /f coleader


- Same as Leader rank, and has all permissions except disband.


Faction Permissions:

Command: /f perms

Control your faction with this handy addition! Control what your faction members/faction relations can/cant do.

- Relations/Roles: Control permissions for relations and faction roles

- Control just about every feature from fly to building

Faction Remote Vaults:

Command: /f vault, /f getvault

- Remote Access: Once placed, the faction players can remotely access it using /f vault

- Faction Vaults can be acquired using the /f getvault command for a configurable price.

- Balanced: If another faction claims at location of the vault, or the vault is broken, remote access will be disabled. Therefore making vaults raidable.


Faction Tnt Bank:

Command: /f tnt add/take <amount>

- Virtual storage: A virtual TNT bank where faction members can deposit tnt into their faction, and also withdraw.

- Limited to 5x Double Chests (17,280 TNT)

Faction Inspect:

Command: /f inspect

- Faction members can enable this mode, and see who placed blocks, making catching insiders easy.

- Combat disable: Factions Inspect will automatically disable if taking damage or dealing damage to another player.

Faction Announce:

Command: /f announce

- Announcements for your faction members to see! Colour codes allowed.

Factions SeeChunk:

Command: /f sc

- Now toggles on/off

- Particle effects to show chunks.

- Updates as you walk around

Faction Near:

Command: /f near

- Show nearby faction members easily

- Distance in blocks shown for each member

Faction Rules:

Command: /f rules

- Personalised rules: Each faction can create their own rules for that faction. These are not enforced by the server, and are strictly for faction owners to control and moderate.

- Edit the faction rules with a few simple commands. Do /f rules for more info.

- Colour codes allowed.

Faction bans:

Command: /f ban, /f unban, /f banlist

- You can now ban members from factions.

- When banned, the player cannot be re-invited, until unbanned.

Faction Claimline:

Command: /f claimline <number>

- Claim a line of chunks in the direction you are facing

» Outpost (Coming soon):

The popular Outposts feature will make its debut into Brutal! Capturable outposts give players the chance to earn cool rewards such as gaining access to a outpost shop with a +25% on sell prices with /shop!

More info to come soon. This is expected to be introduced in week 2.


» Automated Events:

KoTH:

A full KoTH schedule and setup will be returning, along with buffed prizes. There is 3 KoTH's this map, all located in the warzone outside of spawn. Do /events to see when the next KoTH is!

MobArena:

MobArena, remember that? Well its back! Defend in teams of up to 10 against waves of mobs and bosses to gain awesome prizes! Do /events to see when the next MobArena event is!

Envoy:

Automated supply drop which will drop crates in to the warzone for players to collect awesome loot! Do /events to see when the next Envoy is!

» VoteKeyAll:


An automatic feature integrated with your scoreboard that will count down how many votes the server needs until a keyall event starts! Work together to hit the goals and make the magic happen!




» Custom Enchants:


Added a few more custom enchants on a trial basis. If we find any of these to be too OP, then they will be nerfed or removed.

- Commander: Gives nearby faction members haste.
- Springs: Gives the player a small jump boost.
- Piercing: Has a chance to deal double damage with bows.
- Life-Steal: Has a chance to steal your enemies's health (max 1 heart)
- Rekt: Has a chance to deal double damage with axes.

Loads more...

Worldborder: Fixed bug to bypass border
Hunger: Removed hunger from duels.
Chunk busters: Removes obsidian now
Crates: Fixed multiple mistakes with prizes showing the wrong item in preview.
Spawner Tax: Cow and Zombie Pigman now charged the correct price.
Spawner Explosion: Drop Rate Increased from 70% chance to 90% chance
Cegg slabs: Fixed bug with ceggs not breaking slabs
Gen Buckets: Fixed all issues with genbuckets, mainly due to milk and water buckets.
Log outs: Fixed bug when logging out in other faction claims killing you when reconnecting
Pot Stack: Fixed bug with /potstack not stacking correctly
Factionsfly: Now integrated with factions directly, all previous fly related issues fixed. Command now /f fly. Automatically enables in Factions territory. Integrated with /f perms.
Bedrock glitch: Bedrock glitches fixed.
Nether: Nether now a 'normal' world, but made from netherrack. Removes all nether bugs with water and other mechanics etc.
BuyCraft: Gifting added.
Voting: Voting now only gives keys. Lucky votes gives extra $, keys, or store credit. Voting 10x now gives a Rare key. 50x rare key. 100x legendary key.
BuyCraft: Ranks are now cumulative and upgradable with discount.
Rank Kits: You now only get the specific rank's kit, not all previous ranks too. (Pls dont kill me Immortal players <3)
/potss: Fixed bug with /potss existing and giving cheap potions (lol, who knew?)
Bounties: Removed
Lottery: Removed
Tags Permissions: Redone, tags updated on store. All tag related issues should be fixed. Custom tags added to store.
Permissions: New database and plugin that has much less issues and runs better performance.
Pay and Clearinv: Added confirmation to the commands so they cannot be done accidentally or to the wrong player.
MOTD: Fixed /motd and added a slight delay for the automatic motd when joining to center it in chat on join.
AntiCheat overhaul: Everything changed. AntiCheat will now detect, measure accuracy of detection, and kick if certain. This will kick repeatedly until the player removes the hacks. This was a custom config done by a professional, and $70 alone has been spent on it. Theres no getting around it. Bye bye hackers.
Scoreboard: Redesigned.
Clear Lagg: Changed warning messages.
VP/Keyall: Votes Added automatic KeyAll event when 200 votes is met. Also added count down to scoreboard
Tags: Tags menus changed, added ability to set colours.
Kits: Kit GUI added - Can preview kits
Warps: Warp GUI added
Stack sizes: Fixed bug with stack sizes and being able to stack potions without /potstack
Fly: Donors can now fly in spawn
Silverfish Spawners: Added to economy, drop emeralds.
MobStack: Creepers no longer stack [thus fixing the drop rate bug]
Permissions: Well overdue migration to SQL database for speed and in preperation for server expansion into a network.
Koths: Built, setup, and created a full automated schedule. 4x a day with alternating koths.
Cosmetics: Cosmetics menus added. Jesus that took ages.
Cannons: Server Setup and good to go.
Spawning Enderman: Spawners fixed
Tags: Tags added. Preperation done for new tags system coming soon! Get ready to start collecting!
Crates: Tweaked and increased/decreased chances of some prizes.
Crates: Rank up crates have returned!
Kits: Ranked players will now have 1 main kit every 2 days.
Kits: Added Depth Strider enchant to some ranks kits.
Shop: Added Cookies to shop sell:10, cactus decreased sell 4.5 to 3.0, sugarcane sell increased 3 to 14.
Spawn: Hunger bug fixed
Store: Cosmetics added
Tab: Staff ranks added to tab to see online staff easily
PVP: Server PVP server setup and good to go.
BungeeCord: Proxy and firewall setup
Envoy: Rebuilt from ground up with new rewards and supply crates
genbuckets: Fixed glitch with genbuckets working in other claims in rare cases.
Throttling: Fixed bug which kicked players for connection throttled.
Render Distance: Increased server render distance from 5 to 8 chunks.
Chat: View players username and faction by hovering in chat
Apr
01
Hello everyone,

The winners of the March Top Voters are as follows:

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[1] SuperNyan654
[2] Fre3D0m_
[3] VitoKunac

[1] $50 BuyCraft
[2] $30 BuyCraft
[3] $10 BuyCraft

Please message me on discord to claim your prizes! Bajansam#9196
Apr
01
Hello everyone!

This post is just to keep you updated with whats going on, and why you haven't had much info about the reset and next map.

Basically, we have been working on a TON of updates and features that i want to bring to next map, and its taking up a lot of time. As soon as we have all these features setup and running bug free, we will then decide on a date for the next map release.

I do not want to rush the release.

This release is a very big update, and so i want to make sure everything is right before we release. We are also bringing more YouTubers for this next map, and arranging this takes time, although some are already arranged.

We will do a full features/update/release announcement as soon as we are ready. Im aiming for the weekend of the 7th or 14th of April, depending how well things go this week.​

FEATURES YOU CAN EXPECT

Custom Factions:

I have been heavily focusing recently on asking you guys what you would like to see come to brutal, and there was a lot of requests for factions related stuff.

- /f fly: Fly, completely rebuilt. All members can fly in their own factions, and will enable automatically. All fly issues have been fixed. Now also integrated with the below f perms to allow different ranks/relations to fly.
- /f perms: Faction owners can change rank or relation build permissions, as well as a bunch of other perms.
- /f co-leaders: Set co-leaders within your faction.
- /f upgrades: Upgradable faction perks.
- /f chest: Faction accessible chest/vault (upgradable in /f upgrades).
- /f inspect: Faction leaders can inspect chest interactions, block placement/breakage etc.
- /f broadcast: Broadcast messages to your faction.
- /f rules: Set rules for your faction.
- /f near: Show nearby faction members.
- /f seechunk: Much improved, can be toggled on or off, and will change automatically based on which chunk you are in.
- Updated /f map: Now much larger and more informative with hover info.

More info to come soon.


Outposts:

The popular Outposts feature will make its debut into Brutal! Capturable outposts give players the chance to earn cool rewards such as gaining access to a outpost shop with the best sell prices around!

More info to come soon.

KoTHs:


A full KoTH schedule and setup will be returning, along with buffed prizes.

More info to come soon.

VoteKeyAll:


An automatic feature integrated with your scoreboard that will count down how many votes the server needs until a keyall event starts! Work together to hit the goals and make the magic happen!

More info to come soon.




Leaderboards/Stats:


A new system to bring stats to Brutal. Want to know who has the most kills? How many kills you have? Who you've killed? How many times you've killed them? Done.

More info to come soon.


Custom Enchants:


Much more custom enchants and a rebuilt enchanting system!

More info to come soon.

Upgradable spawners:


Spawners will be upgradable to increase spawn rates/mob drops.

More info to come soon.


/printer:


Printer mode which will allow you to print without having to keep doing /shop!

More info to come soon.




Cannons test server/world:


This will be in beta, if we can get it setup in time. No promises here. But this will be a new world where players will be able to test cannons with unlimited resources.

More info to come soon.

Loads more...


There is more features we are wanting and planning to add, but these aren't finalised yet. There is also absolutely tons of other smaller updates and bug fixes which will improve the overall experience on Brutal, and will be listed in full on the release announcement.

Like i said to start with, this update is a big one, and we want to get it right!

If anyone has any suggestions or requests that they would like to see come to Brutal, please message me or a member of staff on discord!


Mar
28
Well everyone, thats it for this map! Here is the final FTOP rankings:

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  • 1st. $250 Store Giftcard
  • 2nd. $150 Store Giftcard
  • 3rd. $100 Store Gifcard


Faction owners: Please contact me on discord to claim your prizes: Bajansam#9196​
Mar
26
The BuyCraft store will be closed from now until the release of next season.

This is while we revamp the store.

It will be back up and running a couple of days before the reset, with a huge release sale active.​
Mar
25
This current season will officially end this Wednesday 28th March at 8PM GMT.

There will be a last and final FTOP pay out for this season at that time, of which the prizes are listed in the FTOP prizes announcement on the site.


More details will follow with info on next season, and when the server will close to transfer the next map from our dev server to the main server. You will still be able to play after Saturday until an announcement is made for the next map start date, at which point we will then close until that date.

If you have any suggestions for next map, please let a member of staff know!​
Mar
24
Welcome to the Brutal Factions Raid Event!

Event will start @ 9PM GMT on Sunday 25th March

Put your raiding skills to the test and prove who's best! But watch out, PVP is enabled!​

There is a LOT of VERY good loot, even if you arent first in, get in and start looting!

The base is a large base, around 20 walls of either obsidian or cobblestone. The main base is split into quarters, each quarter having different floors with different loot. The whole base is scattered with chests! Check EVERY chest you can find! You might think some are empty, but they might not be!

The event will be held in a separate world, and a "/warp event" will be setup to access it.

To make it fair, all players will have access to /fly everywhere, and enemy nearby will not disable fly, unless combat tagged.


BASE COORDINATES: x: -118 z: 393

Instructions & Rules

- First players that get into the base get the loot inside!
- Get your Faction together and get ready to raid!
- PVP is enabled
- Claiming is enabled
- Use your own items and kits to raid
- There are different levels to the base each with different types of loot!
- All usual rules apply!
- Auto Cannons not allowed
- Semi autos allowed up to Y:100
- Read the /rules document on the website before starting to make sure you don't get banned!
- If you are the first in, that doesn't mean others cant come in and steal! Watch your back!
- Anyone found to be breaking rules will have their event access revoked and punished accordingly.

Loot

- RANKUPS
- BuyCraft credit
- Legendary Kits (Protection 6, Eff 6, Sharp 6 etc...)
- Immortal Kits
- Chunkbusters
- IronGolem Spawners
- Blaze Spawners
- Creeper Spawners
- Trench Picks
- SuperPicks
- Sellwands
- & more!

Any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below!
Mar
24
WEEK 3 FTOP WINNERS

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Faction owners, contact me on discord to claim your prizes: Bajansam#9196
Mar
14
I know this is extremely late, and for that i apologise.

FTOP Information
  • The total ftop prize will be sectioned out & distributed every week.
  • The following prizes will be paid out every Saturday at 8 PM GMT (first payout is March 17th)
    • 1st. $175 ($50 PayPal + $125 Store Giftcard)
    • 2nd. $100 ($35 PayPal + $65 Store Giftcard)
    • 3rd. $50 ($50 Store Giftcard)
    • So a total of $85 PayPal, and $240 BuyCraft will be paid out each week
  • The top 3 factions on the last payout of the map will not be rewarded as above, but will be awarded the extra following prizes:
    • 1st. $250 Store Giftcard
    • 2nd. $150 Store Giftcard
    • 3rd. $100 Store Gifcard
    • Note: These store giftcards cannot be used on any discounts or sales.
  • If you are the leader of a faction, please message me with your PayPal to claim your winnings within 36 hours.
Mar
13
Before i get to who the new staff are, i need to clarify something...

[rant]

I never thought i would have to do an announcement on this alone, and it saddens me that i do.

It has come to my attention, especially recently, that a few of players have been overall bending the rules, and being down right disrespectful to staff and other players to an un-needed level, and i've spent far too much time dealing with pathetic drama in the past few days. So i would like to go over a few things:

Overall respect

A number of you, and i think you know who you are, have been over all trying to cause trouble with staff, just because you think you can. You can't. You may have gotten away with it until now, but this really needs to stop, and so i have asked staff to start cracking down on it.

If a member of staff warns you for breaking the rules or doing something, then stop. Simple as that. Just because something might not be clarified in the rules, doesn't mean you can do it, and if a member of staff asks you to stop, stop.

Believe it or not, we do ALL want you to enjoy playing on the server, but a few players actions are ruining it for everyone else and its not fair.

I have also spoken to all the staff on how to behave as staff, and how they should and shouldn't be handling things, and from now on should be more professional than may have been previously.

DDoS & Doxxing

I do not in any way, shape, or form want this on the server. Players have been doing this and somehow still got away with it, and maybe its because we have been too lenient. From now on, we arent going to be. It will result in a ban if i see a HINT of this. Whether its in game or through other forms of communication. It will not be tolerated.


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New Staff:

On another note, we are making a few changes to the staff team, and so the following people have been promoted:

OffTheMeds: Helper
xiSkullz: Helper (trial basis)
IcingSnowflake: Helper