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Latest Mini-Update: July 26th 2014

IT'S THE LAST FULL WEEK OF JULY, AND TO CELEBRATE WE'RE HAVING ANOTHER FLASH SALE FOR YOU ALL! 

If you don't know what the FLASH sale is, it's something we do randomly every now and then to thank you guys for playing on the server and being a part of this AWESOME community. For 24 hours (from now until Sunday), EVERYTHING on the store is 50% OFF! That's right, if you enter the code 'SUMMER' at checkout, you'll get it all 50% OFF for the next 24 hours!

So what are you waiting for? Go and head over to the STORE and pick up some stuff!

-Yoshi

We've been working hard on finalizing a bunch of the details for the Factions Tournament this weekend, and we've got some new updates to share with you!

Firstly, we've developed a new way in which the rounds will be held to make the tournament run faster and more smoothly. The first round will be a 4 player free-for-all, leaving 25 out of the starting 100 players through to the next round. The second will be a 5 player free-for-all, meaning that after 5 rounds, we will be left with our FINAL 5! Each of these players have already guaranteed a winning place, but they will then duke it out amongst each other to fight for 1st to 5th place. The first player to die will get 5th, the second will get 4th and so on. The first round will take place during Yoshi's regular Saturday Stream time spot (Saturday March 29th at 3:30pm US Central). Then, the second round, along with the final round will take place at the same time but on Sunday instead. Each and every round will also be going up in FULL on Yoshi's channel, making a full episode after the tournament has been completed.

As we said in the last post, the first 100 people to sign up using the form have been automatically accepted into the tournament. Those who signed up AFTERWARDS have been put on a random standby system, meaning that if one of the 100 accepted players is not online at the time of his match, we will use a random generator to choose another player who is currently on standby to take the original players place. Once a player has taken another players place, the original player is automatically disqualified from the tournament. You can find the full list of the first 100 players to sign up at the bottom of this post (and yes, I know it's very long. Trust me, it took long enough to sort)!

We've also had a lot of confusion about how kits are going to work within the tournament, especially with people thinking that they can take their items/rank kits from the regular Factions experience into the tournament. THIS IS NOT THE CASE. To make it fair to all players, you will be given a certain kit depending on the round you are in just before you start competing to ensure a fair and enjoyable for ALL players, despite having a rank on the server or not!

A tournament bracket calculator will also be used to keep track of the current status of all players in the tournament. We currently think we will be using Challonge.com, but more information about this will be coming later in the week as we work out the smaller, finer details. 

We hope you're as excited as we are about the tournament this Saturday and Sunday! If you're on the list below, make sure to be there as early as you can to make sure you don't lose your place to another player on standby. 

-Yoshi

List of players currently accepted into the tournament (doesn't include players on standby):
GoldAce154
GameKnight5000
darkbelow
Capsparkles246
Booshayy
nitro2798
Yabnat
MkNeptune
FieldPunisher13
thephantomsquid1
OpedGarrett
CesarCasteel
alanblitz1
alienhead24
vance101
onaconda
ethaanD
Kregumz
Flameite
Shazbox101
xxMasterPro
samcjp
Satchilious
Dimentio2002
spicybutts
JayJardine
BattleFlameX
ajklgpi
largefly107
blocker2500
Toxic_Coco_Pops
patrick_chen
fadi626
alexhamme
TheConcernedTaco
jimmysaxton
Zac083
kalebburrow8
Chuckles567
TrueK100
lilcraft04
SmythMan1
villahaz
Mekan1
hannah_big_mouth
acribolos
hazzer14
dupper10
SlyRatedBeast
GamerBW12
Uwerekillled
monkey88jr
dizzleh
SmellyPig873
jamiefarrell
alexhowe24
startledhedgehog
Pippi6
lacario456
StealthSpud
spyfall
usernamejsy
Bbnbarcelona
Ripper2434
gingerninja5
Maxtanki02
chazza249
ezrajezra
BlazingRed
IBesalty
Jaayk
Michaelreshiram
jackscobra
Pinksugars1
moogly49
BamBooBeast69
Gupta99999
Duckox
tjwags
Mistlatoes
lukemaster333
thefonamobile
liverkiller14
UltiArcher
BazingaBoy31
the_diamond_takr
bigbluekangaroo
MAYBETHEBENJA
bigmacrocks14
blazerseb
darklink8675309
pauldrew0815
CrepperMcGe
JanJavi
MegaErn123
CrepperMcGee
BltzTheHitMan
epicblocks6
creeperslayer984
KyloBF

Dimonds321 Wonder Who Will Win
Percy I werent on the list! Still a finalist ...
Eliteist12 I'm not in the tourny... ...
We're glad to announce that the first ever Island Factions Tournament will be happening NEXT SATURDAY (March 29th 2014)! Put on your armor and wield your sword, because the competition is sure to be fierce!

If you missed the last post about the tournament, make sure to CHECK IT OUT HERE as it highlights nearly all the information that you're going to need to know about how the tournament is going down. Make sure to go and follow/bookmark YOSHI'S TWITCH PAGE too as that is where the event will be livestreamed, so whether you made it into the tournament or not, you'll still be able to watch and enjoy with everyone else!

Now here's the exciting bit! We've finally figured out the prizes for those players who make it from 5th to 1st place! You can win some great items for use on the server in regular play, along with some great ranks worth up to $125! You can find the prize roll below:

- 1st Place - Chief Rank, 2 Factions Creeper Eggs, 64 Factions Gold Blocks, Factions God Armor & Sword, 16 Factions Gold Apples
2nd Place - Captain Rank, 1 Factions Creeper Egg, 64 Factions Gold Blocks, Factions God Sword & Armor, 8 Factions Gold Apples
3rd Place - Native Rank, 32 Factions Gold Blocks, Factions God Sword, 4 Factions Gold Apples
4th Place - Islander Rank, 32 Factions Gold Blocks, 4 Factions Gold Apples
5th Place - Islander Rank, Factions God Sword
(If the person who gets a placing already has that rank, they'll be given a free upgrade to the next rank in the ranking order, eg... Native to Captain)

I hope you guys are as excited for the tournament next weekend as we all are!

-Yoshi
Percy So if a Captain gets 5th, does that mean he gets an upgrade to Chief? Or does it need to be Islander, then you get an up ...
TheConcernedTaco What if all top 5 all have Chief? xD
NutterButter23 I have a question. Then wouldn't it not be fair if non-Donators vs Chief or Captains
It's time for some SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE!

This Saturday from 1am-7am (US EST) we'll be performing maintenance on most, if not all parts of The Island. We're transferring to a new setup to improve the connection experience for you all and we thought we'd let you know in advance just so if you attempt to login during this time, you'll already know why the servers are down! As always, there won't be any worry of you losing anything, it's purely just backend file transfer work this time around!

Thanks for understanding!

-Yoshi
SmythMan1 Thanks for letting us know!
GoldAce154 Great Thank you Yoshi/Hugh! ...
We implemented Scavenger Hunts in Factions a little over a month ago, and we've been really pleased with how you guys have embraced it as part of the online experience. however, I feel like it's time to improve the system and change things up a bit! Starting the Monday after next, each day will have a themed item output chests. This means for example, that one day you may only be able to find armor in the 6 daily chests, and another may be food/potion items. By doing this, we're stepping up the involvement of the whole Scavenger Hunt idea, so that you guys can have a better understanding of what to expect from the event each day, as well as most importantly adding some much needed variety to Scavenger Hunts instead of just giving the same 'Captain kit' items and armor away each day. 


Below you can find the current planned schedule for the daily Scavenger Hunts, although this may be subject to slight changes between now and the first day of Scavenger Hunts v2 next week.

Monday:
Armor

Tuesday:
Food, Potions and Other Buffs.

Wednesday:
Weapons

Thursday:
Random Mixture

Friday:
Armor

Saturday:
Weapons

Sunday:
Captain Kit giveaways

-Yoshi
GoldAce154 Can't wait Hugh ...
GoldAce154 Willy and Elite, please take a look at the server's twitter account, as it explains why you both are currently experienc ...
WillyCreeper29 Eliteist12, me too. My IGN is willyCreeper29
From all of us here at TheIsland, we really happy to finally announce that soon, there will be a BIG Factions tournament for you all!
We aren't releasing the event date just yet, or ALL of the details, but here's what we CAN tell you:

  • - We'll allow 100 entrants total!
  • - The event will happen on livestream over the course of one night.
  • - If you don't make it to the event after be accepted on the sign up form, we will have a list of reserves (those who sign up just after we reach the 100 player cap) who can take your place.
  • - The event will be filled with 1v1s, and the top 3 overall winners will get some AWESOME prizes!
  • - The arena has already been built. Here's a preview:                         




Now here's where it gets important! This post also is the official SIGN-UP FORM release! Entry and acceptance is all based on a first come first served basis, so head over to the sign up form RIGHT NOW and sign up! As previously said, if you don't make it into the first 100 entrants, you'll be put on standby for those who don't make the event on the day!

SIGN UP FORM: [CLICK HERE]

-Yoshi
freeminer28 So... I entered like a while ago, am I in?
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