Hello everyone! This week has been crazy! I've been working on a vast number of small things to improve the experience players have on the server! Again I'd like to thank everyone who's been participating and playing on the server, it's really appreciated. I've spoken to a few members of dragonraids about this, but I wanted to post something publicly about advertising. I am aware that the past few days has been a little quiet in terms of the amount of players that have been on, due to this, from the 1st August there will be an advertisement active that will ultimately cause a lot more users to be playing on the server! Due to this very reason, I have made a number of changes listed below

Here is a list of things that's been worked on this week:

Staff Promotions: In the past week or so, I have gone out of my way to ensure that the server has every timezone covered with a staff members. This was due to several complaints that when I was offline, a lot of the rule breakers did come on and make the experience unpleasant. Most of the members listed below are not on my timezone, apart from player. This is to ensure that the server is fully covered when I am offline. Staff applications will be closed for some time as all the positions for this have been taken.

The following members have been approved to staff:


Store: Over the past several days, there has been several sales to meet with the demand of the players, just yesterday there was a 60% sale that went successfully for the players. This will expire within a few hours, so if you would like to purchase something, please make sure you do it soon! After the 60% sale, it will go back down to 30%. On top of this, sales now longer take affect on the unbans/unmutes section, this is due to players taking advantage of this and breaking rules thinking they will be unbanned! Another thing that I have changed from the store was some of the permissions/kits from each of the donation ranks, all ranks should now have access to a much better /kit. I have also added protection crystals to the higher up ranks to make them more appealing. Moreover, I have implemented the "boosters" section where a player can purchase a booster, for example, x2 MCMMO, which will take affect for every player on the server.

Website: I have improved a few things on the website, I have added two new pages, stats and bans. This is to ensure that players can see who has been banned and for reason. The stats page is to rank every player against their stats to see who is, essentially, the best player on the server given a variable, such as balance or kills.

Factions: Many changes have been made to the factions plugin and also it's mechanics and the way it works, over the past few days, there has been a small bug where players could skip all the walls and access a faction through the roof of their base. I have disabled this from happening from adding multiple plugins to ensure that TNT does not explode over 255. Faction player limit has increased from 15 to 20. Scoreboard stats on the side of the screen has now been a lot easier to understand in terms of the stats that it shows regarding factions, land, claims etc. Faction warps have increased from 1 to 3, each costing 100k to make. Every warp you do costs 1k, this is to make this a little more balanced. On top of this, players can no longer use /esethome, /home, or /sethome in enemy territory, this was in high demand and therefore has been implemented.

Plugins: Over the past few days I have made several small
changes to plugins, such as the essentials worth, a few permission issues with dragonlord rank and much more. However, I have added several new plugins such as KoTH (king of the hill) and a gamble plugin that are both now public! The KoTH will happen on Friday and Saturday at 6pm EST, however for 2 weeks, starting today, KoTH will happen everyday, this is to ensure that there is no bugs or glitches! To checkout the new KoTH maps, use /warp koth. You can also gamble your cash at /warp gamble, speak to the villager for more information regarding this!

Here is the available KoTH loot you can win:


Other: Those who do not have the permission to break a spawner will not be able to break it. Before, players that didn't know a perk was required would break a spawner and get mad that they didn't know, however, now, when a player without the perk breaks it, it would say in chat that they need a perk from the store in order to break this, this has been implemented to prevent any confusion. Due to several altercations in the PVP tournament, I have added a new anti-cheat, this cheat has been in use for the past 3-4 days and has been doing amazing! I can see exactly who is x-raying, using kill aura, and much more! I also wanted to state that all faction top rewards will now be only be in buycraft, this is to prevent aggressive and toxic players from joining that only play for the money!

Important Information

Date: Sunday, July 16th
Time: 3PM Eastern Time

About the PvP Tournament
Welcome to DragonRaids first event for this map! It was decided in favour that this time around would be a PvP based event. We wanted it to be team based so what better way to do it then host a 2v2 PvP Tournament. This has been long requested and its finally here! All necessary information can be found below!

All gear is provided.

How To Enter
To enter the competition please post down in the comments below the following format with your information.
Team Name:
Your IGN:
Your team Member's IGN:

Additional Information
  • Teams can only be made up of two players
  • You can not use alts to participate twice in the event!
  • You will be allowed to spectate battles from the top of the arena
  • Staff will teleport teams into the battle grounds before the event.
  • Staff will be spectating players, Any form of hacked client will get you banned!
1st) $20 Store Credit for each team member
2nd) $10 Store Credit for each team member
3rd) $5 Store Credit for each team member
Prizes can be redeemed by @Monjii

1st) FadingMemory & Perfectice
2nd) Player04 & LouwQii
3rd) Tigerboy006 & ICallBs & Pen15Inspection & Overreaction

Hello guys, as many of you know, most the top server factions have been raided over the past few days on DragonRaids, this was due to a minor bug that was found in the world border, due to the major consequences this has had on the server, I have no other option but to reset the map. This reset will take place soon, I have no exact time for that but I will soon add a count down timer to this thread regarding that.

The bug was where players were able to enderpearl through the border, and then use another enderpearl to teleport themselves into the base. Due to the mass amounts of people that was affected by this, I had no other choice but to this, in order to gain players back and to prevent this from happening again, I will have this fixed this next map and I will ensure that in the day of the opening, all players will receive a royal crate key every hour of playing for the first day! Also, to make up for this, the rate at which ores and spawners are generated will double in this map, which means you are twice as likely to find ores and spawners! On top of this, there will no issue with spawners, all the spawners found will be at their original state instead of them being pig spawners. Also, instead of the overworld being 10k x 10k, the new map will be even bigger and be 15k x 15k, which will allow for a lot more space for players!

Since we have only opened 9 days ago, the faction top prizes will not be given out this reset, but will be given once this map is over, which is likely to be near the 4/5 months region.

There have been also a lot of other glitches in this map, one being where players will get "trapped" or "glitches" in villages, this would be troubling as I had to manually teleport them away from the location. Another glitch that was discovered by the players was an issue with faction fly, I don't really want to go into detail regarding that, but from this next map onwards, faction fly will be disabled. So, in other words, this map reset was not only due to the minor bug that was found, but because of this villager issue where players would get stuck. In the long run, this will have many benefits as I won't have to worry about players being stuck anymore.

What will reset in this next map?
  • The economy / MCMMO Levels
  • The map itself
  • The warzone
  • Faction fly will be disabled
  • Enderpearling through the world border will be disabled
  • There will be a lot more players playing this next map, so expect to see more strong factions!
  • Some custom enchants that are PVP related is mostly likely to be nerfed!
  • A brand-new factions plugin that will allow users to set permissions etc
What will remain the same in this next map?
  • All ranks / permissions / perks / items from the donation store
  • The spawn will remain the same
  • Crate items in both /warp crates and the envoy will be different and more fair
  • The economy will have minor changes to allow new players to make money faster

What will happen now on the server?
  • An envoy event will start every 30 minutes regardless of how many players are online
As always, there will be a grace period of 5 days when the map starts, bitch claiming will not be allowed during this time. One faction per corner.

If you have any questions regarding the reset, please comment your enquiry below and I will have it addressed as soon as possible.
The main focus for this weeks update was to make improvements to the server in anyway we could, this included the economy, adding new features, increasing the player base, and dealing with the more mechanical side of the server. I'd personally like to thank everyone who has been playing DragonRaids for the past week, we managed to have an amazing opening and it bypassed any expectations that I had! However, alongside this, there were a lot of problems that I was unaware of that you guys pointed out!

Here is a list of things that's been worked on this week:
  • Added a chat control plugin (during this past week we had a lot of players that were joining to spam, or to advertise, this has now been resolved as in order to chat, you have to move, so in implemented this, spambots are less likely to join the server)
  • Also during this week, we were ddos'd at one point, however, since we've an amazing host, the server is almost impossible to ddos the hardware, however ddos through a backdoor in one of the servers is possible, in this specific case they managed to find a backdoor, which was resolved shortly after, however to further extend the security on the hardware, we have installed a firewall.
  • I've changed the armour in the vote crate from Prot V, to Prot VI, this was after several complaints that the server was unbalanced and that the donation ranks got a lot of items, so by doing this it narrowed the gap.
  • Another way I have narrowed the gap between Peasants and other donation ranks is that I have added 2 set homes and a /pv. Playervault (/pv) is a virtual chest that only you can access, it's like an enderchest but it's virtual, so you can access it from anywhere on the server.
  • DragonPerks have been added to the store, this is a custom plugin exclusively made at DragonRaids to give those who buy the perk a specific advantage. For e.g if you buy Dragon Speed II, it will give you Speed II permanently if you do /dragonspeed2 in-game. If you would like to turn it off just use the command again.
  • There was a lot of hastle regarding the clarity of the rules, due to this reason I've added a thread on the website about the rules in game and in the forums. This thread is in detail and explains everything you need to know regarding them. If I have missed anything out, please feel free to comment below and I'll fix it.
  • I have also fixed two issues in the world border, one where players couldn't drop liquid, such as water and lava, and the other with enderpearls. I've had several complains from players telling myself that they are able to enderpearl out of the border, and doing so results in them dying. I have fixed this completely, whenever you try enderpearl out of the border, it will just stop the command from happening and you will get the enderpearl refunded in your inventory
  • There has also been a lot of changes made to factions. For example, players in a faction are able to set faction warps with 100k, currently they are only able to set one however in the future this may be subject to change depending on the demand of this feature. The next thing I have changed is that factions are only able to have 15 players and can claim only 100 chunks, this is to prevent players bringing multiple alts to join their faction for power, the limit on chunks was implemented to stop those who make massive bases for no apparent reason. Another thing I have implemented is that I reduced the gaining of power from 2 per 10 mins, to 1 per 10 mins. The last thing that most people were waiting for was faction fly, every player is now available to use /fly in their claims, those who have purchased /fly from the store can fly anywhere in the world, apart from the safezone and the warzone, this is to prevent any unfair advantages in public events, such as envoys, will be talked further below.
  • As stated above, we have added a feature called Envoy, although most people know it as Supply Crates. This event happens every 3 hours given that there is 8 players online. Envoy is a plugin that allows crates to randomly spawn in the warzone, inside these crates there are items depending on their tier. These tiers are Basic, Lucky and Dragon. The basic crate is a normal chest, the lucky crate is an enderchest and finally the dragon crate, is of course, a dragon egg. All of these have loot inside of them, the higher the tier, the better the reward.
  • Another feature we have implemented on Dragon Raids is custom enchants, however this plugin did cause some controversy, some players stated that custom enchants should be added to the server and others were saying that it ruins the gamemode. To make both worlds come together, I have disabled all the "game-changing" enchants, and nerfed it to only those enchants that aren't too OP. You can get custom enchants through XP by using /ce in-game.
  • A lot of changes were made to the shop in game and on the store. For example, I've added Iron Golem Spawners. All of the spawner prices have been nerfed and it should be easier to obtain spawners! I've balanced out the mob drop selling prices to make it more fairer to the spawner prices. Most things should be fixed in the in-game shop, if there are any imbalances, don't hesitate to comment below and I'll see what I can do.
  • Iron Golems no longer drop any poppies to improve the grinding experience.
  • I have also added a feature called SpawnerUpgrades, this perk is available through the store, it allows players to upgrade the spawners, by doing so it will result in the spawn rate of the spawner to increase, and it will also increase the radius at which they spawn from the spawner to increase. This should make the process of grinding a lot more easier
  • There has also been a few bugs in the spawn where the wood was burning from the fire that was placed beside it. I have also fixed creeper eggs not causing any damage to blocks, this prevented players from raiding.
  • www.dragonraids.com now works to join the website, before you could only access the website by dragonraids.com, this fix will make new players access the website easier
  • I have removed mobstacker and mob heads as there were generating too many errors in the console, If I find a more stable plugin, I'll add this. On the issues that we had was that when the mobs stacked together, if you killed one, all of them died and the items that were dropped didn't account for the mobs that died, due to this reason people wasn't grinding as often.
  • Another feature that I have implemented in genbuckets, this allows users to make walls a lot easier which is crucial for those who want to build a base. You can access this by using /genbuckets in-game. If you are unsure of how this plugins works, find myself or any other player in-game and they will explain it to you.
I'd like to personally thank those who continue to find bugs as it really makes our jobs a lot easier.

Thanks Everyone!

~ DragonRaids Staff Team

DragonRaids is a brand new OP Factions server that strives to become the most heard name in Minecraft, we have a team of dedicated, loyal and committed staff who work all around the clock to ensure that we have a smooth, lag-free and enjoyable environment for our players to play in, as well as deter those who violate the rules and regulations of our server.

The server has just opened to the public so it is expected that there will be a lot of bugs and glitches! We would really appreciate if players could come forward and tell a member of staff the bugs, this will allow us to fix the bugs and prevent any rule-breakers, it is not recommended to post a thread on the website if it's game-breaking. Any players who are exploiting this to their advantage will be violating the rules and therefore banned accordingly. To celebrate the grand opening of DragonRaids I am pleased to announce that we will be having a 40% off sale for a month!

Here are some of the features that we have available for players here at DragonRaids, we are aware that they are many OP factions servers so we really made sure that we were as custom as possible. We have a small team currently working on doing so, however we are planning on growing our team as the server does! Everyday we are thinking of things to create and customise to make the experience for our players more enjoyable. Some of the custom features include, but are not limited to:

  • DragonPerks
  • A fully custom map and warzone!
  • The ability to use /tnt (this command allows you to instantly craft TNT)
  • Spawner Upgrades (this allows you to upgrade your spawners, increasing spawn rate)
  • Genbuckets (this allows users to make regeneration walls fast)
  • We have spent a lot of money to pay for a powerful host, this means NO LAG!
  • 7 Unique and Custom Ranks!
  • Ability to use /coinflip and /lottery! This was implemented to allow those who love the gamble to risk their hard-earned money!
  • We have optimised the world border to prevent any glitching by enderpearls or by any other blocks.
  • TNT FILL, this command allows a player to automatically fill dispensers close by with TNT with a single command
  • We have nerfed MCMMO to allow players to enjoy themselves!
  • Infusion Pickaxes - this allows player to mine a 5x5x2 instantly
  • We also have custom enchants to boost and enhance the experience of PVP.
  • Supply crates to make players interact in the warzone!
Just some background information regarding the server, I myself have been playing factions for the past two years or so, however I must admit that I am no expert! So any ideas or suggestions that you think would be beneficial to the server will be amazing! If you are guys are wondering where the name DragonRaids came from, I'm both a huge fan of Game Of Thrones and Factions, so what happens when you put them both together? You get DragonRaids.

For the first 2 weeks, betraying a faction, creeper explosions and TNT will be disabled. On top of this, one faction per corner! If a faction decides to claim more than one corner, I will personally remove a claim without notice.

Raiding and insuring will be allowed from the 1st July 2017

If you have any questions, or need any help, simply shoot me a PM on the forums or find me in-game, my IGN is MandiKro_!
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