Greetings Prisoners! Sovereigns Reset is finally upon us and with it, we are introducing some big changes to Mining levels! So sit back grab some popcorn and enjoy the read! Mining Level changes Mystery Cosmic Crate Sovereigns Reset 45% Off Sale Mining Level changes We are always working on making Prisons a grind but at the same time rewarding, Sovereign is going to be the first planet to receive these changes in preparation for some bigger updates to come and other planets will get them when it is time for there reset. Here are the changes being implemented today: Chain Gear removed Can now mine with a Wooden Pickaxe from Level 1 Stone Weapons can now be used from Level 10 The amount of XP required from Level 30 - 60 has been increased by ~25% The amount of XP required from Level 60 - 90 has been increased by ~40% The amount of XP required from Level 90 - 105 has been increase by ~40% Changes to the leveling system I can only imagine the amount of questions that arise from this, so here are the most common questions and answers that may be asked (Don't forget if you ever need clarification and the level requirements for any piece of gear you can always do /levels in-game!): Why make Wooden Pickaxes Level 1? The intention of the first few levels on Prisons is to learn the game mode and understand how mining works with Pickaxes on Prisons. Starting the grind with your fists when you will never use them again after Level 10 doesn't teach new players how they work. This also makes the initial grind from 1 - 10 a little quicker! Wait, if I have to grind with a Wooden Pickaxe at Level 1 how do I afford one? When you first login to the server you will receive a Level 1 Wooden Pickaxe with enough energy on it for 1 enchant. After this you can then head to the coal mine to start the grind! (You will still need to hit level 10 to be able to mine iron)Why can stone weapons now be used from Level 10? During the lower levels PvP can be quite difficult with wooden weaponry and not deal the amount of damage needed, earning access to stone weaponry a little earlier in the grind can give players that little push they may need to change the tides in their favor! You already increased the amount of XP in the past why are you doing this again? The whole meaning of Prisons is to grind! We want to make hitting those big levels a true reward for players but also not make it an east feat to achieve. Why not just add more levels? Adding extra levels is not an easy task, when you are as high a level as 105 the grind there takes a long time so adding more levels requires us to add more rewards and perks that are worth the grind to achieve them! While this is something we are looking into it is not something we are doing just yet!What will happen to elite guards? Elite Guards have been temporarily removed along with Tier 3 cells being temporarily disabled while we make some tweaks and changes to balance them out!What will happen to chain gear in shards and contrabands? It will be replaced by gold and iron gear.How will the level changes affect outposts? All outposts will remain the same and will not be affected by these changes. Mystery CC The Mystery CC contains all of the Cosmic Crates from April 2017 - March 2018. Simply right-click the Mystery CC in your inventory to reveal which OP CC it contains! Note: You may only purchase one CC per account!Sovereigns Reset Sovereigns reset is finally here! Map #3 is about to go live and it looks like @TBNRfrags has decided to take the challenge of the Prisons grind! For more details on the Sovereign, Reset make sure to take a look at the previous post here, which contains all the information you may need! To celebrate the release of the Mystery CC and Sovereigns Reset we are throwing a massive 45% Off Sale on the Server Store!