by WelshAlex at 9:35 PM
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Factions and OPFactions will release on Saturday the 30th of June at 5pm UK time for season 10.
Obviously a ton of you have been waiting to find out the details and changes we're making in season 10, so here they are! This marks the 2nd step to Skycade 3.0, which will be an ongoing project over summer. Season 10 will be our first Factions season EVER without any keys or permissions being sold for real money. Making this the only Factions server I know about that is completely non pay2win.

The most obvious change is the changes to factions player limits, this was already announced in Discord earlier this week. Lots of other changes too:

Faction details

- OPFacs will have 25 player facs with 1 ally, each player will have 20 power.
- Classic Facs will have 12 player facs with 1 ally, each player will have 30 power
- The claim limit is being increased to 225 claims per faction

Event Details

- We have 3...
by WelshAlex at 9:47 PM
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It's with massive excitement that I announce the reset of our Skyblock server as well as another Skyblock server on the network. This marks the first big change you'll be seeing over summer for the network and the first step towards Skycade 3.0! This will be the first gamemode that is fully EULA Compliant, which means no pay2win features AT ALL, with season 10 of factions and opfactions following soon after. (details for that soon)

On Saturday June 23rd our current Skyblock server will close and at 5pm UK time that very same day two new Skyblock servers will open! Both Skyblock servers will be almost identical to begin with in terms of gameplay, the difference is their theme. We'll have Egyptian Skyblock and Galactic Skyblock!

What changes are we making? Here's the details!

- A far more expansive shop, meaning you can sell and buy a lot more stuff than you currently can.
- The arena will be more grounded like it used to be, so no sky bridges or anywhere players...
by Jack at 6:44 PM
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Hello! I've been a good little youtube boy recently so Alex has let me post this week's update blog!


Don't worry, it's not another rank that you can buy on the store! We're still working to improve our current ranks and have a lot of plans in development. Coming very soon are more 1v1 options and more silly chat stuff such as the new L we added recently.
The MVP rank will be an exclusive rank given to the top 3 store donators each month, and our top 10 highest donators of all time. We'll start from May, and then on the first of each month we'll check last months top 3 and give them the rank.
MVP will inherit diamond rank but with a fancy MVP prefix instead:

Here are some stats so you can see who has/might get MVP rank at the end of this month:
The Purge

As most of you know we recently announced the end of Season 9 and the release of a temporary KitMap until Season 10 comes...
by iiSpace at 4:35 PM
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It's been another month and there's been loads more awesome builds. Not as many this time but still quite a few! The winners this time were @Lolfaced & @Kriisaa who helped!

Loved the other builds too, thank you for submitting them!

As you can tell by the title, this month I'm opening the competition up to SMP so I'm hoping that more people can join in and submit builds. The theme is futuristic, a little bit easier than last time. To enter, just reply to this thread with a video/screenshot of your build & your username.

You have until the 25th June.

The winner will receive their own 'the Designer' suffix as well as 15 keys and the perm pack for when Skyblock resets and the rules are still the same. No stolen schematics or builds. Only post legitimate entries & not any stolen screenshots, doing any of these will result in a warning point on your account.

Good luck and...
by WelshAlex at 5:46 PM
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So, the time has come to end Season 9. With all realistic competition for f top dwindled, and it being peak exam season it's very much met its end.

Season 9 will officially conclude on Thursday the 31st at 9pm GMT, where f top points will be noted for next season's prizes.

Friday the 1st of June will be the beginning of... the PURGE. It'll start at 5pm GMT and will end when we close both gamemodes on Saturday.

When will Season 10 begin?

We're aware that June the 1st is peak exam period for most people, so don't worry, we're not starting season 10 immediately after ending season 9 ends like previous seasons. Instead we'll have...

Skycade KitMap Limited Time Only

The KitMap will be a filler for OP and Classic factions while we work on perfecting season 10 and while you guys worry about exams!

The KitMap will be a limited time gamemode with a small spawn, a small warzone and then unlimited kits. So you can make a faction...
by WelshAlex at 11:19 PM
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An update at 11pm on a Wednesday is a bit of a weird one, but we've just updated Prisons!
The following changes have been made:

- We've made the pickaxe you spawn in with when you first join kit basic (so efficiency 5)!

- Removed levelling from swords and axes, meaning you can enchant away without worrying about levelling them up.

- Reduced the failed enchantment punishment from 10 levels to 2 levels, so now if you try enchanting your pickaxe and it fails you only lose 2 pickaxe levels not 10.

- Adjusted crate rewards to make efficiency books, safety orbs and enchantment distillers way more common than before.

- Made it so you can prestige more than once!

We hope this makes the gamemode a little easier and fun for you all, now that you don't have to worry so much about your pickaxes breaking or never being able to get the Safety Orb you need etc.
by WelshAlex at 3:31 PM
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As you all likely know by now, we had some issues with OP Factions that resulted in the loss of a massive majority of Factions data. Which means your faction was probably deleted.

There's no easy way to deal with it, but this is what I think will work best and avoid the most confusion.
Before filling in the form, speak with your faction and ensure only one of you signs up to reclaim the base - preferably the owner but at least an officer.
If multiple people from the same faction sign up, I know something fishy is going on and it'll waste my time as well as probably get the person who shouldn't have signed up punished.

When signing up, you'll choose a timeslot of when you're available to reclaim the base - if you're not available during any of these timeslots, choose someone else from your faction.

Anyway, fill in the form and be on our discord during the timeslot you've chosen. Discord - Free voice and text chat for gamers
If you...
by iiSpace at 7:34 PM
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Hello again! Just going to start off with a thank you for all of the entries, I really enjoyed looking at what you guys have built. It was pretty difficult choosing a winner but in the end @CarBen won with this build:

Some other pretty awesome builds that I liked were @druiditbeau's
and @SimplyMelody's
I could've put so many more here but I'd end up running out of space :p

So, the theme for this month is aquatic, a bit different from fantasy but still pretty broad. This means you can build anything from a simple fish to an underwater monument, get creative with what you make! The prize is still the same, you'll get your...
by WelshAlex at 8:30 PM
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So yes, the title is true... we're adding ranks. But not pay2win ranks! As Jack explains in his video, a few weeks ago Mojang emailed us telling us that we're not abiding by the EULA and that they want us to change the store. As you all know, from the beginning Skycade has strived to maintain a non-pay2win environment for all its players and we feel massively proud of how well we've achieved that so far.
We've always planned to go fully EULA compliant eventually, and instead of ignoring Mojang we decided now would be the perfect time to do so.

So from the 24th of April Skycade will no longer be selling anything on the store that doesn't comply with what Mojang want. So that means we're removing permissions packs, keys, and extra homes.
To compensate for this we're introducing new ranks! Unlike other factions servers, these ranks won't have any effect on gameplay. They're mainly cosmetic and do not include any kits or unfair advantages....
by WelshAlex at 9:55 PM
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We're opening applications for Builder rank, a brand new rank on the staff team!

Builder rank will give you access to the build server to help us build for new spawns, events etc. but will not give you staff permissions or responsibilities like muting and banning players. The rank will however mean you get to be in our staff chat, which means you're told things a little bit or sometimes a lot of time before the players!

If you fancy yourself a builder, you can apply to join the build team using this google link: Skycade Builder Application