by WelshAlex at 3:01 PM
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We'll be releasing an SMP server for you guys on Saturday the 26th of August!

This marks the start of Skycade 2.0 as we refocus our efforts on creating gamemodes that the community will enjoy to a standard other servers don't reach whilst maintaining a non pay to win, fair and friendly environment! SMP is of course not a competitive gamemode but regardless it will not be pay to win - players will get plenty of permissions without buying any as ever!
SMP is a brand new gamemode to Skycade and we've put hours and hours into the design in terms of builds, permissions and server set up and it looks incredible!

You'll get to learn all about the gamemode once it opens but here's a few details:

- There will be 4 worlds! 1 End, 1 Nether and 2 Overworlds.
- 1 Overworld will be a 'Resource World' where you can go and mine, farm and grind any recourses you need. PvP will be enabled in this world, so watch your back!
- The other Overworld will be the 'Building World' where players can set...
by WelshAlex at 2:15 PM
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Welcome to the 8th staff blog, huge news in this one!

FACTIONS 1.8?!?!??!!!!!

We're happy to announce that the next season of factions will be on the 1.8 version of Minecraft! This means the old TNT mechanics we all know and enjoy as well as the smoother, better PvP you're all used to.

The reset date isn't set yet so keep your eyes peeled for one and keep grinding our current map for the end of the world events! (Winner gets a prize to help them at the start of next map)
The next season of factions will be bigger and better than Skycade's ever had with more claims, more competition and some cool new updates!

Hope you're all as excited as we are x

Factions Updates (Current map)

- Sponge now acts the same with lava as it does with water, meaning you can get rid of it easily!
- Warp Enchant has been expanded!
- Added an Iron Block sell sign!
- You're now allowed to use a One Click Crafting mod to speed...
by Taon2 at 6:52 PM
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Hello everyone!

Today there were some issues on Skyblock, where a hacker logged in and took control of some players accounts. The situation has been handled accordingly, and players have been unbanned. If anyone is still banned for being compromised, please change your password and appeal on the forums!

A few other quick announcements:

Skyblock has been rolled back to 4 pm BST 7/30/2017.
Reminder to NEVER click on or open suspicious links in chat. It just causes trouble!
SrMods and higher will soon be granted more permissions to more quickly solve similar issues.

A huge thank you to the other players, Helpers, and Mods who came on to help the situation through reporting it, controlling chat, and saving player's items.


Skyblock is back up and running, and a close eye will be kept on it.
by Taon2 at 12:03 AM
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Hello everybody!

As you may know, Jack's texture pack has been out of date for quite some time now, so I took up the idea of revamping it and making it look phenomenal. Including fan-created paintings, 3D block textures, and 3D item textures, I'm finally ready for the release. Any ideas, criticism, and comments are greatly appreciated! If you have a good idea, let me know and it may be added! Please keep in mind this is a pack compilation, I did not create the textures. I combined textures from many different packs to get this result. Thanks for the support while making this pack!

- Official Changelog -

  • Added 3D item textures for Levers, Tripwire Hooks, Repeaters, Comparators, Cauldrons, Brewing Stands, Hoppers, Rails, Flower Pots, Ladders, Doors, Vines, Glass Panes, Lily Pads, Painting, Item Frames, Cobwebs, and most importantly, Cakes.
  • Added 3D block textures for Dispensers, Droppers, Jukeboxes, Hay Block, Ladders, Doors, Furnaces, Trapdoors,...
by WelshAlex at 4:53 PM
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This upcoming Wednesday (the 26th of July) at 6pm BST I'll be hosting a faction tournament where 4 factions will be pitted against each other in a fight to the death!

In an arena we created 4 factions (8 players max each) will mine for gear and fight each other in a Bridges / Mini Walls style gamemode!
Factions have 10 minutes to mine and get their gear until the walls are dropped, and they can fight each other.
The winning faction of each round will earn 2 IGs and of course bragging rights!

Here's a picture of the arena for the event!

If you're a faction leader/member and would like to participate in the event with your faction then you can sign up below by replying to this forum post!

Be sure to include your faction name, and remember only 8 members per faction can play so choose wisely!
If you have less than 8 members you can choose to play anyway and hope to win against those with 8 factions.
If you're late to the event then you will miss out, no ifs or buts!...
by Holly at 1:11 PM
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Hey everyone! As you may have seen on Alex's last staff blog, @ItzReece and I are going to be taking over the helper applications. Although it's long, if you're seriously considering applying, please read this whole post for some information on applying.

We're currently looking for applicants who meet some or all of the following:
- Play Skyblock
- Live in Australia or close to Australia
-Are experienced factions players who are knowledgeable with cannoning

If this doesn't apply to you, please do not be deterred from applying, these are simply the sort of staff we are currently in most need of.

Now for some tips on how to make a good application.
-Don't grab your nearest thesaurus and substitute a normal word for a fancy one. The majority of the time it doesn't make sense and breaks the flow of your writing.

-Don't lie. Don't say 'I am active on the forums' when in reality you have 5 posts. I will find out and I will deny...
by WelshAlex at 3:27 PM
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Welcome to the 7th blog, though it's not been too long since the last one a whole lot has gone on! Jumping right in, in no particular order:

Changes to staff management

Most of you don't know yet but Joe (Turkey_Dinosaur) has taken a step back from his role as staff manager, and responsibilities have been given to @ItzReece and @Holly! So from now on they'll be the ones reading staff applications and handling all helpers and mods. Joe will still be about doing things he enjoys, and as you'll have seen yesterday, he'll still be recording with Jack!

Rules and punishments

I spent some time the other day updating the rules thread and making it a bit more detailed. I've also added a reply, making the punishment timeline public! You can read it >> HERE <<
As most of you already know, punishments on Skycade are entirely public and...
by Holly at 12:39 PM
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Hey everyone! I've talked to Joe about our rules regarding alts and I want to bring to your attention a few things. Please read this post carefully to ensure you remain within the rules. Our full rules regarding alts are listed in this thread.

5 accounts per IP. Always.

  • Recently, we have had players who have been stuck in the following scenario: They log on using 5 accounts. Now, let's say I lose access to my account 'Holly'. I still have 5 accounts on my IP, yet I can only use 4 of them. I then ask a staff member if they can disregard the account Holly, so that I can use another alt. The staff member adds a note to my main account saying 'do not ban for alt limit'. I can then log on another alt. I now have 6 accounts associated with my IP, yet can only access 5 of them.

    This is not allowed. The first 5 accounts that you log into Skycade with...
by Dwayne at 11:25 AM
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Looking back at the past few weeks we've made some minor changes and we'd like to bring you up to speed.

  • We've made some improvements to the overall Airdrop placement, they will no longer spawn high up in the air (They might still spawn above bushes but that will be resolved soon)
  • It's no longer possible to interact with item frames, place boats or nether crystals in faction claims.
  • You can no longer get damaged in the help area.
  • From now on you no longer receive fall damage when falling into the arena
  • We've (yes again) made changes to the way the restarting system on KitPVP works, it sometimes got stuck in either a shutdown or white listed state.

TNT Mechanics:
Now it's been noted again to me by our staff team that TNT mechanics remain a extremly big issue on Factions, while we are aware of this issue we can't Just fix it it's a very complicated matter to either work around or fix by making certain changes.

by WelshAlex at 1:13 AM
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In precisely 23 hours (Midnight UK time, as soon as July comes to be!) as soon as the spawner section of /warp shop will be open to the public and you can get your grubby hands on Iron Golem spawners!

In preparation, I've reviewed the sell prices for farmable materials and made several changes such as Iron, Gunpowder, Cactus and Leather to make a more balanced economy ready for the spawners release.

If you'd care to check the downstairs area of /warp shop to make sure the new prices seem fair to you then please do!

That's all, just a little reminder!