The time has finally come, season 9 (Or season 2.3, whichever you want to call it) is upon us! On Saturday, March 17th, at 4pm GMT both Factions and OP Factions will reset. Yes, even your enderchest. We have quite a few substantial changes planned for this reset including but not limited to: Custom Mob Drops This should really spice up the season, and change the dynamic of the spawner economy! - Iron Golems will no longer drop poppies, meaning you won't need poppy filters (hopefully less lag from hoppers yay!) - Creepers will now occasionally drop TNT - Witches will drop a wide variety of potions! Boosting the value of XP We're introducing a system in which you can use the XP you earn to purchase Bedrock! Bedrock will take 12 hits of TNT to break, making it 3 times stronger than obsidian. This adds ANOTHER element to the spawner economy - making any and all valuable on some level. Factions Permissions This is an element we've felt we've been missing for quite some time. We've edited our Factions plugin to allow faction owners to edit the permissions of the ranks in their faction e.g. Member and Officer. The first change you'll notice is that we've added another rank to factions, called Guest. Guest is a rank lower than member, and will be the default after people join. Anyway, the permissions you'll be able to edit include things like build, fly and invite. Changes to raiding As I said earlier, Creepers will drop TNT - but TNT will also be a bit cheaper in the shop. Overall TNT will be much more widely available, so raids will be more common! We're making it so sand is able to stack on soul sand, chests and enchantment tables. Breaking bedrock to create a hole to void around your base - so sand stacking is impossible - will be bannable. So season 8 is coming to an end, what do f top winners get?! Members of the top 3 f top servers will be rewarded as follows (OP Facs and Factions) 1st - Each member will get a suffix that shows you were part of the f top 1 faction for season 8, the faction owner will get 75 crate keys after reset! The suffix will look like this 2nd - The faction owner will get 60 keys. 3rd - The faction owner will get 45 keys. Each faction will also have their name placed on a podium at spawn in the new season, with the owner's NPCs displayed above. The final Conquest of season 8 will be at Saturday 7pm UK time for OP Factions and Sunday at 7pm UK time for classic factions, immediately after points are assigned for these Conquests the f top will be finalized and the factions members listed. Remember /f baltop helps with /f top - so get grinding money! We're really excited about the changes we're making, and we hope they'll make season 9 a lot more interesting and diverse. We look forward to seeing you guys compete hard for this last week of being able to achieve f top. We hope you're as excited as we are, and remember - Saturday the 17th of March at 4pm UK time. Be there.