If you fancy yourself some amazing loot, it might be a good idea to keep your eye out for The Easter Bunny. These health boosted, speedy rabbits will randomly spawn near players who are in the main world, and if you can bring yourself to kill one, you might get lucky and receive an Easter Crate!

Easter Crates are the best crates yet and available only for a short period of time. The possible contents are:
  • Access to /kit easter (until Season 3 is over)
  • Rabbit disguise
  • Creeper Egg
  • $20 store coupon
  • 1,500 Faction tokens
  • Creeper spawner
  • Enderman spawner
  • 3 uses of /fix all
  • $2 million ingame cash
  • $500k ingame cash
  • Witch spawner
  • 32 bedrock
  • 200 mcMMO levels
  • 32 hoppers
If killing innocent bunnies isn't your thing, you can also buy the crates @ http://store.vaelox.com/category/913155

We will hopefully be hosting some further events this weekend to give players even more opportunities to obtain these amazing crates, so keep an eye out for news on those sometime soon (thinking treasure hunts & BrandonDao vs players).

On a complete tangent, I would also like to remind everyone that the latest server updates and changes can be seen @ http://www.vaelox.com/patches/
To avoid any rumours / speculation / gossip I thought it would be best to be as transparent as possible regarding the issue that happened with the bar drinks.

Earlier today an admin was notified by a player (special thanks to them) that there was a potential dupe with the bar drinks. An initial suspect was immediately banned and the bar was blocked off to stop anyone else purchasing drinks.

After it was brought to my attention, the bar plugin was disabled so that any other drinks out in the wild were undrinkable.

There were two ways that I then discovered to dupe the bar drinks. The first was caused by a bug with the "extended potion effects" Faction upgrade and the second was caused by an issue with how hoppers interact with stacked potions, or drinks.

Both of these exploit avenues have been fixed, and extra protection has been added to ensure that any future duped bar drink becomes unusable. All of the old and potentially duped bar drinks will now be automatically removed from player's inventories.

After the issue was resolved, we checked our logs to discover just who was involved and how much they made. The following have been perm banned pending investigation:
  • jdp1997 $13,100,000
  • iProLynch98 $11,900,000
  • IGot99Mining $11,900,000
  • BaseGrind $12,100,000
  • ImAllHacks $9,300,000
  • Tides_ $1,500,000
As the issue was isolated and recent, it made no sense to rollback the entire server. We therefore recovered the monetary value (+ a small penalty) from the players respective Faction bases.

We have no reason to believe that this bug has been previously exploited for monetary gain, but I will update you if we find anything else.
Just a reminder that raiding will be enabled at 11pm UTC this Friday (24 hours from this post).

Good luck out there!
While the new staff members may not even know who they are yet.. we thought what better way to "break them in" than by hosting a staff vs players event this SATURDAY!

For those unfamiliar with the event, it's basically a huge battle between staff and the players which almost always turns into a huge Faction battle once prizes have dropped. Each member of staff has a prize in their inventory and whoever kills a staff member has their name announced in chat so that they can be jumped while they try to escape. PvP between players is enabled so it's always best to try and team up to take down the staff before turning on each other.

We will be hosting two rounds a few hours apart to give everyone a chance to participate in at least 1 of the events.

Staff vs Players Round 1 (early one)
  • Starts at 6pm UTC Saturday
  • Will be hosted just outside of /north
Staff vs Players Round 2
  • Starts at 11pm UTC Saturday
  • Will be hosted inside the PvP Arena
Prizes will include the following...
  • Store coupons
  • Disguises not available on the store
  • Faction tokens
  • Leaderboard points
  • Mob spawners
  • Creeper eggs
  • Ingame money
These should slot nicely around the scheduled KOTH events but we may reschedule KOTH's if the events overrun.
The Buycraft coupons for the players in Factions from 1st to 10th place in Season 2 have now been delivered to player's ingame mail which can be viewed by typing /mail read.

If you did not receive the coupon on your main account, make sure to check your alt(s).
There have been a few important changes since the original Season 3 announcement so I have created a PDF with a summary of the changes which you can find below.

There have also been a ton of other great suggestions made which we will be looking into implementing sometime after reset once things are chugging along nicely.
To try and avoid some of the chaos when Season 3 launches, we have put up a Factions setup server for you to create, setup and manage your Factions ahead of time.

You can join this server using the address setup.vaelox.com

The only data we will be keeping from this server will be Factions stuff, so no funny business please! Most commands that are not setup related are disabled.

The server will be online until sometime on Thursday so make sure you get things sorted well ahead of time.
As the new Season draws closer, we thought it would be appropriate to open up staff applications to help us deal with all of the impending chaos.

We don't have a set number in mind in terms of how many new helpers we would like, but as various staff members have gone MIA or completely inactive, we need to bolster our numbers as soon as we can.

We will be ideally looking for players from the less represented Factions in order to maintain a fair and diverse team.

Click here to submit your application

Applications are open until midday March 29th UTC.
I am happy to finally be able to bring you some much anticipated news about the next map and the launch of Season 3.

As with our Season 2 announcement, detailed information about Season 3 and its features can be seen on our PDF announcement linked below. The really important stuff is on the first couple of pages, but do try to read the whole thing ;)

The reset is scheduled to take place Friday 31st March at 11pm UTC. We hope that this time works for most players but do express any concerns in this thread if you think it's too early / too late for your region.

Please note that all Faction data will be reset. We will try to host a temporary server sometime early next week where you can setup your Factions and invite members to try and minimise the chaos on reset.

Everything from Season 2 will be reset except for:
  • Purchased ranks and emotes
  • Any home boost or extra backpack rows
Note that mcMMO will reset this Season.

Please ask any questions or discuss any concerns in this thread.
Season 2 has now ended and any changes to the leaderboard or your Faction data will not affect anything for the end of Season winners.

Enjoy the downtime until Season 3 starts on March 31st :)