At the start of the month, a member of the staff team will receive “Staff of the Month” as an award of their exemplary work throughout the previous month. With that said, here are some kind words from our lovely Staff Manager, @VanessaMoo!
This month we had a lot of great candidates for SOTM. I spent a long time thinking about this one, but in the end I came up with @LoriOnMonday.
This month, Lori was really able to prove herself and show what she's made of. She's shown me some extreme maturity behind the scenes, and I couldn't have asked her to handle certain situations any better than she did. Despite the end of the school year coming up for her, she managed her hours beautifully during that time. If I needed her to do something for me, she was more than willing to. She has been doing her...
Release date: Friday, May 10th
Server will be mostly usable, though there may be periods where you're unable to see channels you should be able to. Bots may also become unavailable while we do our work.
We'll be bringing some much-needed change to the Discord which will bring it up to what you'd expect of a Discord server today. Along with the visual changes to the server, we'll be changing how we go about announcing new features and updates, and also including new features that you'll have seen on a variety of other servers.
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Since its inception, the Discord has received little in the way of big overhauls and has only been iterated on from there. This meant that the layout of some channels and categories weren't done the best way, which then meant that certain channels aren't where you'd expect them to be, more so especially in regards to the staff channels....
Hey everyone, lately we've been focused on Survival's newly released map, but we haven't forgotten about Skyblock Ultra! As of this announcement, we've released a large set of updates outlined below. Enjoy!
We've revamped our crate system to be more modern and eye-catching! Crates are now all contained within a "master" crate, which you can access at spawn as usual or with /crate. With this new system, you can see at-a-glance how many keys you have per crate, along with crate rewards by previewing all crates. Finally, all crates now have new animations based on their rarity! High tier crates have a longer, fancy animation, and more common crates have a faster one.
Although this change is global, we've added a toggle-able update to McMMO. As you most likely use McMMO actions often, we wanted to move these away from chat and to the action bar (the text field above your health and hunger) to make chat feel less cluttered. You can toggle this on and off with /mmoaction, and you can enable McMMO level progress with /mmoaction progress.
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...