Update: Maintenance is now complete, and the network is back online.
This is a quick post to inform you that we will be performing some maintenance on the network today, Monday, May 6th at 10am BST / 5am EDT. This will, of course, require us to bring down the network for a period of time in order to make the necessary changes we need to make.
The maintenance should last anywhere between 1-2 hours, but in the event of something going wrong in that time, it could be longer.
We'll be doing the following:
Adding support for 1.14 (this will not include any 1.14 features, just the client being able to join)
Updating our frontend proxy software
Moving to a new frontend provider (this should fix the kicking issue a lot of you have reported to us)
Performing database maintenance to ensure future stability
While this is going on, there may be some intermittent issues with services not inherently involved in the maintenance such as the website, but this should be fully resolved by the time the maintenance is complete.
This post will be updated with any updates we may have, and once the maintenance is completed.
April has seen some big things happening across the network. From the reset of Survival to the temporary closure of OP Factions, we have a bit to go over.
Starting the month, we saw Survival receive its second reset ever on the network. This particular reset aimed at bringing in a plethora of systems that our other servers have enjoyed for many months already, such as the new item redemption system that allows us to give out a wide variety of content including but not limited to MCMMO credits, random OP items, tag packs and even ranks. On top of this, we've finally added an entirely custom-tailored player warp system that's made exactly how we've always wanted it to be which allows you to make both public and private warps to do whatever you like with. Read more about the player warps here, and be sure to check out @branny00's tutorial here.
Just past the halfway point into the month, we saw the Easter Update come into effect on both Skyblock Ultra and Survival. This...
If you're an OP Factions player or someone that was looking to get into OP Factions, you were probably expecting to see the reset live by now. This post is not only to address that but also another issue that spans the last several OP Factions resets.
With the current reset that was supposed to release, it simply didn't reach the baseline we expect from a reset in both quality and features. For this reason, the reset post has been deleted and we'll be cancelling the reset entirely. With that said, I move onto the next section of this post -- OP Factions as a whole.
For more than the last year, we've attempted to create the kind of faction server that you'd expect in this current day from networks like ours. Yes, we've attempted new things here and there, but they've typically not panned out in the longer term, whether it be due to instability or inability to maintain it.
Unfortunately, while this was something in concept we were close to achieving, it wasn't something we were able to execute. There are without a doubt a multitude of reasons for this, most notably the lack of developers to make the required plugins (there simply aren't any decent public plugins that'd come close to what...
We've introduced an Easter egg hunt that is now active on both Skyblock Ultra and Survival. Finding these eggs will yield various rewards, and finding all of them will give you the exclusive yellow flower tag.
Right clicking the bunny will show you how many eggs you've found so far and will give you a list of the possible rewards you can get from each egg.
The Easter Egg Hunt will be active for the next week, so be sure to get all of them before they're gone!
As of today, @S4RG3 has been promoted to Community Manager! Since late November, he's been helping management with backend file access...