Factions is a brand new game mechanics, which adds a bit of competitive aspect to the gameplay. Once you start a new special event and enter the main island to begin your journey you will see the progress bar with five different colors on it:
The color of the frame around your avatar and timer shows the faction you belong to. For example, it's orange in the screenshot above. Faction means a team of players who a taking part in the current special event at the moment.
Below on the progress bar, you can see a number of points you have at the moment. Please note that you need to re-enter the game in order to update the counter info. By clicking on it will you be able to see Faction Rating and your own position here:
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