Last edited on 03 February 2018 - 06:23 AM by ginie1
It is with much excitement that we are announcing Badlion Reborn today. This is the start of an era full of changes, updates & new features. We believe that nothing for the Reborn is set in stone and therefore everything is still subject to changes. With that mindset we invite you all to actively partake and give your feedback on all decisions that were and will be made. Your voices are being heard and we thank you all for participating!
The first part of the Reborn is the launch of Season 16 and this should already be live at this very moment. Season 16 includes a big change to the ranking system, loads of new ladders, events like LMS/WAR fixed again, global chat and more!
The Global Ranking System
We believe that the Global ranking was not valued as much as we would want it to be. Ideally the Global ranking means you’re covering all aspects of PvP. Being number one on Global should mean that you are the best PvPer on the network. However, due to the amount of kits many people do not want to compete for Global. People being high in Global ranking is usually associated with them just playing a lot more, rather than being good.
We’ve changed how the Global ranking system works. From now on it will be only three kit rankings that define your Global rating. The kits we have chosen cover almost all aspects of PvP. Which means that having a high Global rating should still mean you are allround one of the best players on the network. By limiting it to three kits we want people to feel more motivated to play for their Global rating rather than just their preferred kit.
The kits we have chosen are:
- Build UHC
- No Debuff
We have created an area of Fame in the Arena lobby where you'll be able to see the current number 1 in each kit + Global ranking and the current top 10 leaderboards. So even more reasons to fight your way to the top and conquer a spot on this monument.
The other ranked kits will remain ranked, they just wont contribute to your Global rating. At the end of the season, just like UHC, the top three in Global ranking of each region will receive a star as prefix. They will be the able to show of they were the best PvPers of Arena Season 16!
We are introducing several new ladders this season. This is something we have not done for a while and we feel it is time to welcome some new players/communities to our ArenaPvP system. For those of you who don’t know, ArenaPvP is a system meant to emulate real PvP in other gamemodes. Without further ado:
Bedwars - Small maps with lots of void. First to destroy the other person’s bed three times wins.
Sumo - Try to knock your opponent off the map and into the void. First to three times wins.
CTF - Unlike our public CTF, this is 1 Flag CTF. You need to capture the flag (found in the middle of the map) and bring it to the other person’s base. Three times and you win.
Spleef - This is now a ranked arcade ladder!
Combo - Combo has now been added as a ranked arcade ladder. Practice your jitter clicking and kill your opponent even faster than normal.
Diamond Sword - A really simple Diamond Armor kit without golden apples. All you need to do is fight.
We are introducing a new ranked queue into Season 16 called Ranked FFA. There are three FFA kits we are supporting at the start which are Soup, Iron, & NoDebuff. These games start with a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 8 players. The idea is to help emulate the success and exiting/fast rounds of Mini UHC Meetup but for other kits. Depending on how well this does we might make it a separate gamemode/system going forward with random variety factors like UHC Meetup has.
War & LMS Return v2!
This time we are for real guys. War and LMS are going to once again be available for most kits on ArenaPvP. To join ongoing events simply use the Diamond in your hotbar to open the menu with available events and click the one you want to play. Depending your rank you can also start events or you can win them from opening cases! The amount events & how fast you can host them are also depending on your rank. To start an event simply open the same menu and click the Anvil or Chestplate at the bottom right.
This feature is completely new and almost ready (fixing a small few bugs) but the concept is simple. Tournaments are fully automated Single Elimination tournaments where players can sign up for and then everyone will be teleported to their matches automatically till all rounds are finished and the winner has been crowned. Tournaments only support 1v1 at the moment but we will look into supporting larger tournaments in the future. Lion+ members will be able to start tournaments for up to 64 players for anyone to join! To start tournaments use the Event Browser menu and select the diamond sword.
In addition to this you can also use this feature for free in your local party by using the party tournament feature. Lion+ can host up to 16 people in their party, while normal users can only do 8 people.
We are hoping to host a tournament every weekend going forward. The tournament team will be responsible for putting these together.
Global Arena Chat
Finally! Hallelujah! You can finally talk to everyone playing ArenaPvP while you are playing. The lobbies, the game servers, the event servers, they all share the same chat! You can still of course use other things like party chat & clan chat, but this will help fill in some of the void feeling in the current ArenaPvP system that everyone missed dearly from Season 12.
FFA Stat Reset
We have decided to also reset the FFA stats for all 3 gamemodes (soup, sg, uhc) after a long time of having the same season going. This way everyone can now have a new fresh start for these gamemodes in Season 2.
We have also just launched an update to our ranks & extra features you can purchase. We have decided to bring back the Lion rank and the rank is purchasable again in our stores as a monthly and permanent rank. The features included in this rank are the exact same ones the rank had before ranks were converted the first time. We have also lowered a lot of the prices in our store and gave the whole store a new fresh layout so make sure to go check it out at https://store.badlion.net/.
Another new features we added is the ability to change the + color in your Lion+ rank tag to the color you like the most. If you want to be able to change your + color simply buy the add-on on our store once and be able to change the color as long as you have the Lion+ rank tag active. If your Lion+ runs out and you renew your rank you will get access to the future again.
We’re going to be making a lot of changes to make UHCs more fun again! We have been and will continue to host test games where we'll be testing new tweaks/changes and we ask you to actively partake in these games and to share your thoughts. We have had talks with the staff, player council and several influencers to improve the gameplay already but will appreciate any extra feedback.
Through these talks we have alreadt made a list of changes that will be made to UHC soon. Alongside these changes we have created a few ways of improving gameplay ourselves. Ways we believe that reduce the amount of cleaning yet also give people more incentive to fight. We can not share everything we are working on just yet however the following changes have already been sent to the developers and will be implemented soon.
- Change the world generating to allow for less infinite caves.
- Reduce the lava lake spawning to improve cave fights
- Reduce the spawning and xp from ores
- Reduce the size of sugarcane ‘veins’ and cow groups (Cows spawn in 4), not the spawn rate
- Prevent items from burning in lava or fire to prevent griefing
Today we are implementing a new system on Badlion to give players more options when they get a punishment for breaking the rules. The forgiveness system is a way for players to reduce their punishment times but will only work with punishments that have an un-punishment time. This means you received a temporary mute/ban or you already appealed your punishment and were given an un-punishment time.
You can learn more about the forgiveness system by checking out the Badlion Store: https://store.badlion.net/category/appeal and purchase a Punishment Reducer.
In addition to the Forgiveness system we are also announcing the official option to play when banned for free using the Badlion Client 2.0. Once the client is released later this year you will be able to play again while running BAC. This will only apply to server side bans, and any BAC bans will remain in effect.
After special consideration, we have decided that the old IP Ban system in effect now doesn't really work the way we want it to. It's extremely complicated for people to start appealing IP Bans, and there is a lot of confusion of handling regular bans after appealing IP Bans. There are also several problems with people's IP changing while they are IP Banned and then they can't get their accounts unbanned later on.
We have scrapped the old IP Ban system in favor of a new one (for the majority of users). The new IP Ban system will simply detect if you have 2 or more accounts banned currently at the same time. If you do, you are IP banned. To remove the IP Ban, you need to get your accounts unbanned and wait for the unban time to pass. Once you have less than 2 accounts currently banned then you will no longer be IP Banned. We will only use the old IP Ban system to punish IP Ban evaders.
This is the first big step towards the loads of changes that are still planned to come and are currently in development. But we want to remind you again that we are listening to all of you so please give us as much feedback as you want to help decide where we go to with our changes.
Thanks for reading!
Daniel - Mentally
Posted on 03 February 2018 - 05:45 AMHype This would of revived AU RIP But I will certainly play NA
Last edited on 04 February 2018 - 12:46 PM by LuancoolToday we are implementing a new system on Badlion to give players more options when they get a punishment for breaking the rules. The forgiveness system is a way for players to reduce their punishment times but will only work with punishments that have an un-punishment time. This means you received a temporary mute/ban or you already appealed your punishment and were given an un-punishment time.
Last edited on 03 February 2018 - 06:18 AM by rellikcan someone buy me an unban so i can play 20 builduhc ranked matches just so i can join in the global fun? ''Mom, where is my anime rope?''
Posted on 03 February 2018 - 06:21 AMFirst thoughts:
Very nice lobby, sleek and well done. I like most of the changes if not all of them and I feel as though S16 is one of the better launches in terms of initial stability.
Posted on 03 February 2018 - 06:29 AM
You guys are over reacting.
Buying an unban means literally paying X to get an unban as soon as you buy it without any effort whatsoever, this system doesn't give access to the server instantly and makes sure that you have to put effort by appealing and getting an unban date.