by Holly at 10:50 PM
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Hello everyone! You may have noticed over the past week some changes to certain staff ranks. These changes are part of a complete staff overhaul that we have been working on in order to improve motivation and efficiency. The following picture and explanations will elaborate on what these changes entail.

Jack - Owner and final decision maker.

System Admin - Currently Dwayne. In charge of ensuring the smooth running of plugins and the physical server. Organises the developers.

Developer(s) - Currently Ricky. Develops plugins for the server.

Staff Manager - Currently Holly. Manages all things staff related, including promotions, demotions, applications and monitoring activity.

Community Manager - Currently Alex. Manages the server and community. Responsible for all things server related, the price of dirt, the rules, the timing of resets and so on. They are also responsible for the forums, events and media. Working closely with the Staff Manager and Admin(s) the Community Manager...
by WelshAlex at 7:06 PM
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As most of you know, we reset factions in 1 week (September 16th) and as we do so we're also releasing OP Factions. You can read about that more here. Here's the specifications for those gamemodes.

Classic Factions

  • Borders: Overworld is 15 thousand, End is 6 thousand and the Nether is 3 thousand.
  • No water in the Nether
  • No Withers
  • Custom /f top system (explained below)
  • /logout system (explained below)
  • 10 second enderpearl cooldown
  • Enderpearls work in combat and claims
  • /tntfill to easily fill up dispensers in cannons!
  • Entities disappear over Y level 256 so no roof cannons
  • The end has a layer of bedrock at the bottom to stack on
  • Protection 4 Sharpness 5 is the top, so default levels of enchantment
  • Custom enchants: Boots that give you constant speed 2, a helmet that feeds you as you move about.
  • Spawner based...
by WelshAlex at 5:12 PM
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So the long awaited day has finally come, the factions reset is upon us. If you've kept up to date on announcements you'll know already that the next season of factions will be in the 1.8 version of Minecraft, this improves both PvP and cannons - you can read about that here. This change is not the only change we've made as you'll see later in the post, we've added new features to make the gamemode more competitive and fun as we move further towards what's known as Skycade 2.0.

As the title suggests, we're not just resetting our current map, we're also introducing a new gamemode to Skycade: OPFactions.
OPFactions is the same concept as regular factions, you make your faction, you grind out your base and you battle it out! Raid, PvP, get rich and crush the competition! The differences are that OPFactions has higher enchantments, so you can get up to protection 25 for example,...
by Jack at 9:16 PM
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Yo, just a quick update to give you a few more details about the SMP launch this weekend!

- SMP will be open to the public at Noon UK on Saturday the 26th of August.

- Beta access tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here, giving you access to the gamemode at Noon on the 25th. This package also comes with a limited edition white nametag, formally only available at Christmas!

- 1.12.1 will be required to join SMP, but you will then be able to join every other gamemode on the server.

- Pets will not be on SMP initially for technical reasons but should be added a few days after launch. You'll be able to use any pets you have purchased previously eventually! Along with all other global cosmetics.

- SMP will not be pay2win just like the rest of the network! Beta access is only available because it is a non-competitive gamemode.

Stuff mentioned in previous post:

- There will be 4...
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...