Hello everyone! In this guide I will be showing you: What HCF is,how to play it, what it includes! Hope you all enjoy! Share with your friends and with newer players! --------------------- What is HCF? --------------------- HCF or Hardcore Factions is a more intense version of the popular gamemode, Factions. HCF is a Pvp based gamemode, this means that the goal is to kill players and to be the greatest! HCF does not include /spawn or /sethome either. To get to spawn you must run there or go through the nether or end. When you first join an HCF server you will have something called a "Pvp Timer". This means that nobody can hurt/kill you, but it also means that you cannot enter another factions claim. To claim a base you must run atleast 1000 blocks out from spawn. To claim you first must create a faction, which can be done by simply executing the normal factions command /f create. To claim you use the command /f claim and you will get something called a "Claiming wand. To claim you right click one block and left click another and the Shift right click to buy the claim. Yes, claims cost money based on how big you make them. The most key feature to HCF is the way of raiding. To raid in HCF you must lower a factions DTR to 0.0 or lower. DTR? You ask. DTR means "Deaths till Raidable". Once a factions DTR goes below 0 then you are able to break blocks , open chests, and Raid a base. KOTHS - Koths are events most power factions participate in. A player must stay in the designated KOTH area for 15 minutes. After a KOTH is capped, the faction recieves a KOTH key witch can be redeemed at spawn for High Class Items! --------------------------------- Crowbars/Wrenches --------------------------------- No, in HCF you cannot mine spawners with a Silk Touch Pickaxe. You have to buy something called a Crowbar/Wrench. These can be found at the shop and cost various amounts of money based on what server you are playing. To use a crowbar simply right click (Like opening a chest) and the spawner will drop onto the floor and will be able to be picked up. ------------ Classes ------------ In Hardcore Faction there are 4 Special classes. Miner - (Full Iron Armor) This class is used for mining. You get a bunch of potion effects that benefit your minng. Here are the list of all of them : Night Vision, Haste II, Fire Resistance, and sometimes speed! This class can be used in combination with a Efficiency 5 Pickaxe in order to Insta-Mine! Archer - (Full Leather Armor) This class is a PvP based class. Most factions use this class to walk long distances. This main purpose of this class is to be used during pvp as a support class. Simply shoot a player with an arrow from 10+ Blocks away. This will give the player you have shot an "Archer Tag" which will make them take more damage for a certain amount of time. Be Careful! Archers have low armor durability and can die easily! Archers Get permanent Speed 3 and Resistance. Archers also have a special ability! Simply Right Click sugar and gain a speed boost for a short amount of time! Rogue - (Full Chainmail) This class is another PvP based Class. This class is a very sneaky class! Rogues can use golden swords to backstab a player! These backstabs can do HARSH damage to players and can change the way a faction is fighting! Rogues gain Speed 3 and Jumpboost! Bard - (Full Gold Armor) This class is used as a support class in PvP. Bard has the ability to give players a variety of different effects by holding or clicking certain items. Here is a list of the most common bard items, and what they are used for  Blaze Powder - Holding, give strength 1 to Teamates, Click, Gives Strength 2  Sugar - Holding, Gives Speed 2 to Teamates, Click, Gives speed 3.  Feather - Holding, Gives Jumpboost 2-3, Click, Gives Jumpboost 4-5  Iron - Holding, Give Resistance 1, Click, Gives Resistance 2-3  Spider Eyes - Click, Give wither to you and to enemies (WARNING - DANGEROUS) ---------------- Deathbans ---------------- Deathbans are a huge part of HCF. Deathbans occur when a player dies. The player is then unable to join HCF for a certain amount of given time. Players can purchase lives on the server's store to skip this deathban. -------------------- Terminology -------------------- SOTW - Start of the World, term used for when a new Map of HCF Starts. Usually a term used around the first 1-3 Days EOTW - End of the World, term used for when the current map Ends. A huge koth runs and the faction to capture usually wins a reward for the next map! LFF - Looking for a Faction, used when a player wants to join a faction. Kite - Running away from 1 or more players to your base or spawn (Safety) Quick-Drop - Used when a player dies with more than a row of health potions in their inventory. PearlBlock - Used when a player blocks another players pearl, eg. (A player enderpearls and another player stands in the way, hindering the player stuck in the one area.) Power Faction - A faction that is full, consisting of good pvp'ers and has a lot of Wealth.