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
Jan
12
Hey everyone,

So it took longer than expected, which i apologise for, but Infusion and Shockwave tools are now working and active again!

Have fun!
Jan
09
We'll be down for maintenance for a few hours GMT 6AM - 10:30AM
I chose these hours because it is when the server is quietest and so less disruptive. This is testing and updating a few things for the BrutalRevamp. Sorry for the downtime.

Jan
07
We are currently having some issues with java and ShockwaveTools plugin causing major lag and crashes on the server. This is not a simple fix, so for now I have had to disable them.

I am fully aware that these are popular tools, and the people that use them have donated for them, so right now, fixing this is one of my main priorities.

I apologise for any frustration this may cause, but without taking the server offline, this is the best i can do for now.

I hope to have this fixed by tomorrow (8th Jan); however, it may take a little longer.

In the meantime, you should expect a few restarts and/or maintenance mode being enabled a few times for 5-10minutes at a time.

Again, I am sorry for this.

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ADDITIONALLY, on another note, unclaimed IronGolemSpawners are now banned. We will give leeway to players initially while the rule becomes recognised and give players a chance to move them. A full post on this and other changes will follow in the next few days.

To warn you all now, from the next reset onwards, you either a) will not be able to place spawners in unclaimed land OR b) spawn rates for spawners in unclaimed land will be considerably lower. We have not decided which option to go with yet.

If anyone has any issues with this, please contact me on the server's Discord channel in the staff help section by tagging me with @bajansam
Jan
03
Hey guys, as many of you already have figured out... I'm no longer the full owner of BrutalFactions. My friend Bajansam is going to be taking over the server as the full owner from today on wards. He knows what he's doing with the server and I'm sure he's going to take it into an amazing direction and make it bigger and better than ever before. He has big plans for Brutal and I can't wait to see how Brutal changes over the next few weeks and months in new ownership.

So this is my goodbye as owner of BrutalFactions for over 5 years. It's been really exciting running Brutal and I've had amazing experiences running it.... I've learnt so much, met many people and really enjoyed my time creating and managing Brutal. I appreciate everyone for the opportunity they have given me for the past five years and I can't thank everyone enough. Thank you all.

Who's the new owner?
As mentioned, Bajansam is the new owner of BrutalFactions.

What will happen to me, will I lose my rank or will the server reset now?
You will not lose your rank and a reset isn't going to happen extremely soon!

Where are you going?
I will be on Brutal every now and then just to see how everyone's doing but I will no longer be owner of Brutal and I won't be as active; I'll be moving onto other things. If anyone wants to talk to me for whatever reason you can contact me on discord @ Asura35 #3698

PLEASE NOTE: From this point forward, the user 'BrutalFactions' on this website is now Bajansam unless stated otherwise in the post. I look forward to seeing you all around.
Jan
01
Hey everyone these are the rewards for the top voters of the month December,

First place prize: Free rankup/ Coupon + $100,000 and 16 Super golden apples!
Second place prize: Kit Brutal + $75,000 and 8 Super golden apples!
Third place prize: Kit Devastator, $50,000 and 4 Super golden apples!

And the winners are:

- First place: FooFuYT with 54 votes.
- Second place: FatherWingWong with 45 votes.
- Third place: lillelaurits with 44 votes.

PLEASE MESSAGE ME INGAME OR ON THE FORUMS FOR YOUR REWARDS/ITEMS!

- Senne
Dec
26
Hey guys I just wanted to say thank you all so much for hitting our donation goal! I really really appreciate it and I hope those who were online for free keys got what they wanted :)

We also now have a new part owner: Bajansam
He'll be getting to know you guys before he has more of a role in the server in the upcoming weeks. Don't you worry... I am not leaving!
Dec
24
We owe some Immortal ranked players a Brutal key from last reset. Comment your IGN if you didn't receive one and you're Immortal.