Hey everyone! The newest season of Prison Neptune is finally here. As we celebrate our fifteenth season, we are marking the beginning of a transition time. We've been hard at work preparing a full recode and revamp of Prison Neptune, which is almost ready, but in the meantime, we are going to do one last sendoff map with our current setup, where we celebrate the best parts of the last fourteen seasons.
This season, we are focusing on minor gameplay improvements and major operational improvements. In anticipation of a bright and long future of continued innovation with the Prison gamemode, we recognize that we must overhaul our rules and policies to make them simpler and easier to follow. Between this change and improved staff training, we are working to make sure that your experience on Prison Neptune is as good as it can possibly be.
With that being said, here's the changelog for the 15th season of Prison Neptune!
💸 Adjusted Economy 💸
With Prison Neptune, our primary goals are to ensure that gameplay feels exciting/overpowered and that gameplay has longevity to it (so the server stays active more than 2 weeks). These goals are often in conflict with each other, but we do our best to strike a balance between the two.
This map, we are slightly nerfing some of the rewards in Mine Crates (Lucky Blocks, Mine Keys, and Loot Keys) to ensure that there is a strong and vibrant competitive dynamic to the server. These adjustments will only be as much as necessary, and we appreciate your understanding of why we are changing this.
❇️ Booster Overhaul ❇️
Over the last few maps, Soul Boosters have completely replaced normal Boosters in crates. While we believe Soul Boosters are an interesting crate reward, it is also flawed to remove normal Boosters from crates. As such, we are restricting Soul Boosters to Monthly Crates and Lootboxes, and we are adding back normal Boosters to the rest of the crates.
🤖 Robot Changes 🤖
Another balance we have to strike relates to the power of Robots. If Robots are too powerful, then mining becomes pointless. However, if Robots are not powerful enough, then they are considered "useless". Last map, in order to increase the importance of mining for orbs, Robots were heavily nerfed.
We believe this nerf was too strong, so we are very slightly buffing Robots to better strike this balance.
🐾 Pet Slot Requirements 🐾
Another balance we care about pertains to Pet Slots. In order to ensure that Pet Slots are not too overpowered, we are restricting Pet Slots so that you must mine at least ???,??? (TBD) raw blocks per additional pet slot.
We believe this mechanic will help to make Pet Slots more fair. If we see this is not enough, we may consider removing Pet Slots in Map 16.
📒 Battle Pass Improvements 📒
One complaint we have received many times is that we do not do enough to update the Battle Pass. To address this, we are committing to weekly Battle Pass Updates, which will have a timer shown when the new challenges release in /pass.
This approximate timer will indicate how long until the next challenges are released, and we will do our best to release the new challenges as soon as the timer lapses.
⚔️ PvP Debuffs ⚔️
Last map, a decision was made to arbitrarily change PvP Gear. This change was unbalanced and led to disastrous PvP mechanics, so we are reverting PvP gear to the previous style to improve balance.
🌠 Star Enchants 🌠
The major update this season has to do with replacing Prestige Enchants. Many have pointed out that Prestige rewards are duplicated many times (Prestige Shop, Prestige Keys, and Prestige Enchants), and to address this we are going to convert Prestige Enchants to Star Enchants.
Now, every 1,000 raw blocks you mine, you will receive 1x Star. You can spend stars on Star Enchants, which are:
- Dragon Boost
- Relic Finder
The same requirements hold: for Relic Finder and Thor, you must max out Loot Finder and Dragon Burst respectively.
🛒 Star Shop 🛒
Additionally, we are adding a Star Shop which is only available on Saturdays. You can spend stars on rare rewards on Saturdays only!
🧪 Weekly Buffs 🧪
Finally, by popular demand, we are going to be updating paid Crate Keys weekly to adjust them to inflation.