This is a followup post from the previous Update Announcement posted yesterday.

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A large amount of the update was focused on bringing Strike to the standard we are happy with; hence this post.
We have decided that the server should be 1.9.4 (also allowing newer versions) rather than being 1.8 Minecraft. This is due to our initial tests showing that 1.9 clients on a 1.8 version of MCStrike were too unstable and lagged or crashed too much in development. Choosing 1.9.4 has allowed us to have many new features - such as improvements with resource packs - that will benefit the quality of game modes we can produce for you!

Changes to the Loadout Editor
The loadout editor is now just an editor, rather than an editor with an inbuilt store. We have therefore re-introduced a MCStrike Shop as the place to purchase new equipment. Separating these will hopefully reduce the confusion some new players face of how to acquire new equipment and guns.

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When you are in a game, opening your inventory will show the default loadouts for classes, and your “Custom Loadouts” which unlock at level 5, 10 and 15. You can use the Loadout Editor when in a Lobby or a Hub to modify the custom loadouts, giving you access to guns and equipment not found in the default loadouts. You will need to head back over the Shop in the Strike hub’ to buy new guns and equipment.

Firstly, select the class you want to use, but remember that each class gives you a different perk. Afterwards, you can then choose the gun and camo for your primary weapon. All classes now have their own equipment to choose from. Each class now has 3 unique equipment but you can only use 2 in your loadout so try them all out to find the perfect combination. Finish off your loadout by naming it something awesome, only available if you have...
Hello all - we have updated the server!

We would like to thank you guys for being so patient with us. This update was delayed due to our need to rewrite a large amount of backend code in order to remove many bugs that came to our attention when entering Beta. Now that this is over, we’ll be updating more regularly. During this time we also updated to 1.9 and 1.10, allowing for many new features and additions to the server.

New Gameshow Game
Announcing a new game for Gameshow, BomberTeam!

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BomberTeam is a fast paced, tactical PvP game mode where teams are equipped with 3 extremely deadly weapons, TnT, arrows and ... cobwebs!? Yeah, cobwebs. Players start with a Bow and 16 TnT in this LastManStanding fight. Every 5 seconds players are given an extra TnT, and every 30 seconds a crate drop spawns in one of six possible locations. It contains a few arrows and cobwebs to aid the players who manage to retrieve it without being blown up by the enemy’s TnT.

Who will survive, and who will be blown up?

What are Stars?
Stars are the premium currency on the server which players can purchase from our online store, regardless of their rank. You use these Stars to purchase in game cosmetic items -currently, only Lucky Boxes are available. Lucky Boxes are items which you buy and open on the server, much like you would a “crate” in games like CS:GO, Overwatch and pretty much every video game nowadays.
We have added ‘Lucky Monuments’ into every hub which you can use to open lucky boxes. You can buy Lucky Boxes from the Monuments themselves or from the Vendor in the Mall’s Loot shop.
Our aim is to add new items into the LuckyBox on a regular basis with many of them able to be seen in game as well as hubs. Each item will have a rarity which affects the chance of obtaining the item. For instance currently rarer masks have effects when worn as well as making you look pretty. Bare in mind a Astronaut's mask which...
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Good news - We're very close to our next update! We're very excited, but we're equally a little concerned - there's only a few Helpers around.

If you've ever had dreams of becoming a Moderator, banning people left right and centre.... (I mean, looking after the community!) - then this is your chance. While you can't apply directly to the rank of Mod, being a Helper comes with less responsibility but it's just as fun.

We're looking for people who are mature, friendly, know the game and the server, are ready to have a good time, and well....help our players.

Click here to apply!
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Noxcrew are going to Insomnia57!

Once again the Noxcrew are showcasing the server at the Insomnia Gaming Festival! We will be attending and exhibiting our Minecraft content during the Insomnia57 on Friday until Sunday (25th-28th March) located at the Birmingham NEC. This time we will be exclusively showing off the upcoming update, which includes the strike equipment and many other changes!

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We'll be exhibiting a booth equipped with about 32pc's where you can come sit down and play the Noxcrew Factory against the others there.

The location of the booth is not public yet, but as soon as we are sure of it's location (on Thursday) will inform you. Make sure you follow the Noxcrew's Twitter as someone will tweet out the location and a few pictures from the weekend.

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We have planned a few activities too apart from the main booth, including booth challenges and our stage slots where we'll be inviting the audience to come up and play against each other. Want to be chosen? Make sure you jump up and down and shout as loud as you can.

How to attend i57:
All the information you'll ever need is here: https://insomniagamingfestival.com/
You can buy tickets online and in your local GAME store too!
If you're a little too busy for the full weekend, then don't worry, they sell single day tickets as well. This might be more convenient for you if this is the first you've heard about the event.

The exhibition side of the event runs from the beginning of Friday 25th to the...
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Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all having a great 2016 so far. We’ve been very busy making changes and I just want to keep you all update to what is going on.

We will be releasing a MASSIVE update very soon. We are working on making a few changes to the way the economy works and also how you navigate the server. This will make the overall experience on the server more rewarding and therefore we will be modifying the navigation to work in consonance with these changes.

We also are working on getting equipment back into Strike. This will be one of the final additions we want to make to Strike right now. Once equipment is re-implemented and the majority of known bugs are fixed in TDM we can start to make more modes like FreeForAll (Previously known as Deathmatch) for example, and also some which have not existed previously. There are some other features which we’ll try to get out too but no promises so I won’t say what for now.

We have also been fixing server wide bugs and we want to thank you guys for reporting so many on the forums, it really helps us a lot! We have tons of ideas and we really appreciate the support whilst we get a strong footing to carry out these ideas. If you guys also have ideas we’d love to hear them so feel free to make suggestions in this forum.

That’s all for now!

-Arsenic
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Hello guys,

We’re happy to announce that we have opened the store! The store currently only has ranks and ranks upgrades on it for the time being. We will be eventually be adding Stars but only once we are happy the LuckyBoxes problem free, and will give out the masks which are associated with the ranks too at that point.

What are Lucky Boxes?
Lucky Boxes will be purchasable items from the Loot Shop. These boxes will contain cosmetic items which make you look amazing, currently they only hold masks(some have particles or sound effects) but we will be adding more cosmetic items over time. They work a similar way to the Lootbags where you place it on the ground and it gives you an item randomly. The box will cost 100 Stars and they have do not have different weights of appearing according to their rarity, the chance of getting one mask is the same as another. Once you has collected a mask they will not get it again and if you collect all 86 masks we currently have then you won't be able to open another LuckyBox until we add more, so bare that in mind.

Some players have already been given the support rank as a thank you for supporting our other server, MCStrike through it’s development. Although not currently in, the players who donated more will get access to an exclusive dog pet and Rainbow Hat. These players will be able to upgrade their ranks via the buycraft store if they wish.

To access the store either go to http://store.noxcrewfactory.com/ or click the button at the top of the page saying "Store". Make sure you type your username exactly how it is ingame. If you do have any issues or questions feel free to make a thread HERE and we'll be happy to help! Please wait up to 30 minutes for the rank...
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Noxcrew are going to Insomnia56!

Once again those crazy noxcrew peoples, are taking the server on a roadshow of sorts but this time, a new venue! The Noxcrew will be attending and exhibiting our Minecraft content during the Insomnia56 gaming convention tomorrow until Sunday (11th-13th December) with this time being located at the Birmingham NEC. We'll be there for the full weekend (Friday to Sunday).

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We'll be exhibiting a booth equipped with 48 PCs where you can come sit down and play the Noxcrew Factory against the other players there! So that means if you lose you are able to shout at that one team mate who let you down...but please be nice.

The location of the booth is currently unknown but should be announced soon so that you can find us! But idea is to follow the Noxcrew Twitters as someone will tweet out the location and a few pictures from the weekend!

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We've also got a few events planned, including a booth tournament and a few stage slots where we'll be inviting the audience up to play against each other. My top tip for being choosen is to jump up and down and shout as loud as you can.

How to attend i56:

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Ladies and gentlemen, I think it's about time!

We're finally opening up the server for an open beta testing phase!

This means that the server will be open to the public from now on and for good. Although, we should note that there will be a couple of limitations starting off as we polish things and gradually push out new parts of the server for testing.

Remember, this is a testing phase! This means there are many bugs to be expected and our main focus is to track them down and fix them all, meaning when time comes for release, the server will be in tip-top shape for all our players!

Things that are currently disabled
  • The Server Store
    Oh, nothing really, we just want to make sure the server is actually running before we even consider taking any form of purchases! For those wondering; purchases during Beta will carry on over to release!
  • Many other tiny things not worth listing...
We hope Beta will only last for a week or two so we can whack a great big 'release' sticker on the server and then get on with working on new content and new games!

If you'd like to help out as much as you can, then we'll really appreciate it if you post any bugs that you find here:
http://noxcrewfactory.com/forums/report-bugs.47/

- Then we can fix them!

Also, as a last note: Progression made during the beta will be kept on release unless an economy-breaking bug is found and results in the progression system being abused. If this is the case, we will announce this before release!

Alright, enjoy folks!
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A Grand Beginning

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First of all, welcome. Welcome everyone to the forums of our new server NoxcrewFactory. We’re about to embark on a journey and even we don’t know what’s at the end of it but we want you to come along and enjoy it as much as we will!

The Noxcrew Factory has been a project in the works for a long, long time but it’s almost here. Ever since the first Gameshow episode was released we wanted a way to allow many more people to experience the it but we didn’t have a viable way of achieving it. We released map-packs and completed a community season but we felt this still wasn’t accessible to the majority, which was something we wanted so much. Back in 2013 we created a gun server called MCStrike and from this we learnt a lot about how servers work and this gave us the knowledge needed to start working on how to bring Gameshow to a server.

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Development started in November 2014 with @Vaxuite, @_Crafty and @Ellis. The 3 of them created a framework for the server to work in, creating many of the backend systems for a large scale server. The aim was to make this server able to become larger than MCStrike and continue to grow unhindered. In January of this year I started to work on the front end of the server using the ideas from Noxcrew members mixed with my vision and understandings of what works on a server. For the last 8 months Vaxuite, Crafty and myself have worked together to develop the server with the help of the Noxcrew to create the stunning maps.

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Originally the server was aimed to be host to the Gameshow and Gameshow inspired modes. This later changed to be more like a server to host Noxcrew created content which does not necessarily relate directly to...