Daily Rewards are a simple way to earn free items just by playing! By syncing your Discord and Forums accounts you are able to claim
/cow for free rewards. More information on how to sync, claim your rewards, and what rewards there are can be found on our Daily Rewards article.
Another way to put yourself a step ahead when starting factions is completing Quests. Quests are a simple but effective way of gaining money, keys, or even spawners to boost your faction’s position on
/f top. All you have to do is complete tasks of varying difficulty. Each Quest gives you “Quest Points” which can be redeemed for prizes. Some Quests are simple, such as walking a certain amount of blocks; however, some are more complex and require more time and resources. The Quest system is fairly simple: The more difficult the Quest is, the more points you get which will unlock better rewards. For example, 7 Quest Points can give you 1 Ancient Key, meanwhile, 10 Quest Points can give you 1 iron golem spawner. If you dedicate some time to completing these Quests, you can easily get some loot for you and your faction.
Once you have become familiar with Factions and built yourself a base, you can make a cactus farm. Cactus farms are another common way for players to make money when starting out. The money from these farms can be invested in spawners which increase the value of your faction on
/f top. If your faction buys enough spawners, you might even end up as one of the richest factions on Manacube.
As a faction, one of your biggest priorities should be making sure your base is defended at all times. A great way to do this is to recruit active players from a number of timezones. If you have a balance of players with different timezones, It decreases the likelihood of offline raids against your faction.
“Derps” are commonly used by factions in places like the warzone, or the KOTH (where PvP happens regularly). Factions claim a few chunks of land bordering those areas and build a derp. A derp is essentially a claim that your faction can use as a “home base” for emergencies when fighting enemied factions/players. They also usually contain some form of a trap. If you knock enemy players into your trap, it’s an easier way to fight them and provides a sort of “safety” while fighting.