RELEASE DATE : DECEMBER 2ND : 1:00PM EST Before you read: Here is the post you've all been waiting for.. Season 8. Yes, Season 7 has been trash and it's been 100% my fault. I'm still glad to see people are still rooting for IntenseRaids and there's still players online. As many of you guys know, I took a break. I'm not going to get too much into detail, but I was basically just getting too much stress from Minecraft after failing this community for Season 7. After 3-4 weeks, my head is now cleared and I have a clear vision for IntenseRaids. People have been saying "server is dead", "Aventon quit" , "He's selling the server.". Well, guess what, I'm here for the IntenseRaids as long as there are still players, no matter how little. I've renewed our server machine for 1 year (30% off every month because of black friday). That means IntenseRaids will be around for another year whether you like it or not. (HERBERGEMENT OVH INC is the hosting company) Spoiler: CLICK HERE TO SEE PROOF Introduction: Season 7 is ending and Season 8 is coming! This season, I will not rush any new features for the reset. I know that December is the month that everyone loves playing Minecraft due to days off of school and Christmas! Our Release Date: December 2nd 1:00PM EST As you know, our player base is in shambles right now (we have 30 players if we get lucky). Every release gets around 100 players, but I am definitely not expecting that many players this release. My plan for IntenseRaids is to release with a brand new season and get sorted out with all the glitches and bugs. Once we have a stable server again with no crazy game-breaking bugs, I will start rolling out the advertisements. If you stick with us, you'll see how our player base will rise again. Slowly, but surely. How Season 8 is Unique: FTOP PRIZE Problem: People wait weeks and weeks after a season ends to get their FTOP prize (100% my fault as well, but server expenses and advertisements come first). Also, a lot of people claim we don't pay our FTOP prize because I did not pay out last season due to a disruptive faction. Answer: We will be doing WEEKLY FTOP payouts. Basically, any faction that is within the 3 factions top on 6PM SUNDAY(this might change) of every week will be paid $50 CASH (2nd place: 25 buycraft 3rd place: 10 buycraft). Every FTOP payout receipt will be posted into a post so you know we will pay out FTOP. THAT MEANS $200 WILL BE PAID OUT EVERY MONTH IN FTOP. Events Problem: Apart from all our custom plugins, we will be doing more than that. Supply crates, KoTH, and Outposts are all plugins that help the server run automatic events. Usually these events get played out and boring as the season goes on. Answer: We will be hosting pvp events every weekend. Yes, every single fucking weekend. PVP tournaments, base raiding, scavenger hunts, and basically anything you guys recommend on the forums, I'll do it. Economy I thank a huge portion of this to @Share. Spoiler: CLICK TO SEE WHAT SHARE RECOMMENDS Problem: Every new season I try to add more and more pvp events to encourage raiding, pvping, and getting out of your base. It seems to work for the first few weeks until the events get boring. I just noticed that people will stop going to pvp because either the loot isn't worth it anymore or they make WAY more money off of automatic farms. Answer: Nerfing automatic farms, adding more exclusive loot to pvp events. Making the server more pvp based than just sitting on a block with 500 spawners near you. Cannon Server Problem: The issue that many people have are using schematic to paste in a cannon, spending a bunch of TNT and then finding out the cannon doesn't work at all. Answer: Every server has different TNT mechanics. We have patches + plugins that fully fix cannons on our server, but many of the schematics that people download are meant for other faction servers with different mechanics. Instead of making them waste tnt, money, and time, we will include a cannoning server to our network. Conclusion: Thank you guys so much for still staying on IntenseRaids even though it's gone to shit. This long break that I've taken has cleared up my mind and shows that I still want to work hard for this community. I sometimes take for granted how lucky I am to be an Owner of such a wonderful server. We'll make IntenseRaids into one of the best faction networks you'll ever lay your eyes on. Time will tell.