Happy Fourth of July!

Today marks a really important date for the network; every one has been working so hard to give players an amazing and big update to the network. We've been preparing this for a while now, and have put together some amazing new things for you all to enjoy. Along all of these bug fixes and changes we have bought, we have moved to a new server. This means, better hardware, and thus less downtime and better performance!

Message from Catsnake -
"The NEW Blightfall
I'm glad that I am writing this news post, because now I can talk to everyone about this from my perspective. I have come to the realization that Blightfall duping is a true problem, and the game has become boring for the majority of players. Yeah, we have bosses, but that's just killing things over and over. I want to give you all a new, more interesting Blightfall with a challenge.
First off, we are resetting Blightfall. This is because some of these new changes HAVE to be implemented with a new server. Donors, please make sure you put in a ticket to get all of your stuff back!"

Now the actual changelogs!

Blightfall:
*Starter kits have been updated to include /kit Purity
*Vote rewards have been updated
*Balanced and readjusted ore values - Now, certain ores will only be found in certain underground biomes to encourage exploration. In addition to this, ore values have been balanced so that players have more of a challenge.
*Tinker's construct projectiles (Throwing knives, crossbow bolts, arrows, etc) can no longer bypass Factions. Allies can no longer kill each other in faction territory.
*ALL boss zones now are no-pvp zones. Staff members have now put signs CLEARLY stating there is no PvP. In addition to this, there are now NPC warps for arenas that players can go to when they want to fight.
*It costs significantly more to create warded glass now (Reduced output from 4 glass to 2)
*Awakened Ichor armor durability has been increased ten times its original value.
*New dungeons and bosses are available, suited towards lower-geared players to help them out.
*The Whirlwind Sigil's effectiveness has been decreased. Now, it deflects projectiles 30% of the time.
*MANY duping methods have been patched in order to increase stability and legitimate items. For obvious reasons, I will not say what dupes are patched. Should a player attempt to try any form of duping (even if it's to test if dupes "work" or not), they shall suffer the full punishment intended for a duper. Big brother is watching.
*The Aura of Expulsion ritual has been re-enabled, however its cost has been significantly increased from 1 million LP to 20 million LP.
*Our in-game shop has been rebalanced to provide players with more of a challenge.
*Conversions from Chills to golden coins has been removed.
*We now have a new area in spawn with NPC's offering the trade-ins that HQM offered. Please find these NPC's outside the main spawn building.
*We now have crate drops! Thanks to Percotech, we now have special chests that drop at a fixed location that you all can fight over :) Stay tuned for announcements in-game over it!
*There is an improved fix for a dupe involving Tinker's Construct
*Many fixes and issues resolved in the past have been cleaned up, and now work significantly smoother.
*Six bypasses involving factions are now fixed.
*A crash involving reactors has now been fixed.
*Artificial methods of spawning in mobs has been improved. For example, you will spawn in more mobs from auto spawners.
*The amount of entities per chunk has been increased.
*Formatting for messages has been improved.
*Server performance has been improved due to new hardware and optimizations

Infinity-Evolved
*Terrasteel ingots are no longer going to be cleared with clearlag
*A TON of duping methods have been patched. Should players attempt to dupe (even if it is to "Test" if a dupe works) they will suffer the full consequences of a duper.
*A fix for Tinker's Construct has been greatly improved to help stability
*Six faction bypasses have been fixed.
*Botania relics will no longer be lost upon death.
*An issue that led players to crash while using items from Extra Utilities has been patched.
*The amount of entities allowed per chunk has been increased.
*Artificial methods of spawning in mobs has been improved. For example, you will spawn in more mobs from auto spawners.
*Sun dials have been banned due to players constantly changing the time of day.
*Formatting for messages has been improved.
*The amount of entities per chunk has been increased.
*A server icon picture has been added
*Server performance has been improved due to new hardware and optimizations

Attack of The B-Team
*A TON of duping methods have been patched. Should players attempt to dupe (even if it is to "Test" if a dupe works) they will suffer the full consequences of a duper.
*Some fixes have been cleaned up
*Server performance has been improved due to new hardware and optimizations.
*Mob spawn rates have been increased

Overall changes
*New staff application
*New staff regulations

A Note From Owner Cola
Oh jeez. That took a long time. Working on this update was very time consuming and stressful. But due to to the amazing managar-ial team, I was able to make it through. Big thanks to them for helping me throughout. Also a big shoutout to the staff team for working on all the servers throughout. With this update, I wanted the focus to be bug fixes and stability. Yes you get cool new stuff in blightfall, like suply crates and such. But, a majority of the work went into the dupes, bugs and optimizations. I am hoping to reach 99% lag free uptime with this. Along with that, minimal dupers of course :). This update really frees time up for us to work on our unreleased servers, such as Beyond and Pixelmon.


Another Note From Admin Catsnake:
I would just like to point out to players that all of these new Blightfall features did not come only from Coolax and I. The staff team from Blightfall has worked insanely hard on all of these features, and they deserve as much credit, if not even more, than I do. So, if you're on the server, consider reaching out and giving them a warm thank you. They certainly deserve it.