by WelshAlex at 1:41 PM
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As you likely know a few months ago we revised our ban length times and made adjustments as we felt appropriate, that thread can be found here > <

However, we've decided to increase the punishment for xray to be in line with malicious hacks. It does more damage than most malicious hacks.

The new ban times now look like this:

by Dwayne at 9:02 PM
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Hello skycade!

Yes, the update that most of you did not want to occur is going to occur today. With this post I want to inform you all that at the start there may be some bugs and things that require tweaking to improve your experience in Factions.

Due to the update and the consequences it has to some systems we had in 1.8 there will be a certain amount of days until everything we can do to improve both our anti hacking system and 1.8 like pvp. I hope you will all respect a possible increase in restarts that may occur during the next few days and hope you will all slowly start to like 1.11 despite it's downsides.

Furthermore, if you find any issues with 1.11 feel free to post them in this thread and I will be sure to take note of your reported issues.

A few more details regarding 1.11:

  • The auctionhouse has been reset due to incompatibility with 1.11, warnings and announcements have been send in the past few days informing players to remove their items. Unfortunately...
by Joe at 4:24 PM
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As you may have noticed our player count has risen considerably in recent times and, unfortunately, there has been substantial increase in those using hacks too. We want to continue to improve the time you have on Skycade and appreciate that it can be difficult to enjoy a factions experience that is occasionally tarnished with hackers.

Due to this (and the fact there have been a few suggestions both in-game and on the forums), I had a discussion with senior staff members about extending punishment lengths. We have since reconsidered and the new sanctions are as follows:

Please note the current rule for ban evasion will remain – ban time is doubled for every evasion.

Revised ban lengths will come into effect immediately.

Any ongoing punishments or any expired bans will not be extended, though please make a note that the new sanction times will be implemented for your next ban;

Eg. You have been banned once before for 7 days for using...
by Dwayne at 10:59 PM
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Hello skycade!

Yes as you have seen in the title SkyCade will be updating to Minecraft 1.11 soon... now we anticipate a lot of bells are going to ring with the introduction of this forum post, this mainly due to the fact that 1.9 introduces combat delays.

However rest assured we will not be keeping the combat delay Minecraft version 1.9 introduced. This however does mean that things like the shield, elytra and the different arrows will be added to SkyCade.

For a complete change log of what Minecraft version 1.9 or 1.10 added click on the links below:

Now just like most of you we don't like the combat overhaul Minecraft 1.9 has introduced, but if we continue to run on an outdated version of Minecraft bad things are going to...
by HotDawger at 12:46 AM
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So as many of you know, we have added Custom Enchants. These enchants give you many advantages in and out of PvP. If you don't know them, here's a list.

Springs give you pretty much an infinite jump boost whenever you have it on. You can easily scale a mountain, and get away from other players who want to kill you. Springs can only be put on boots. There are only 5 types of Springs, Spring 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The higher the number the higher the jump.

Smelting is something that goes on your pick axe. Smelting turns every ore that needs to be smelted into the ingot. If you were to mine gold, a gold ingot would drop. Same goes for iron. This enchant saves you some time, sometimes much needed time. There are no types of "Smelting" just the one.

When you think of volley, you think of kicking something out of the air. With this type of volley, many arrows get shot out of your bow at once. If you aren't that good...
by Holly at 9:20 PM
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The Rules Regarding Alts

The purpose of this thread is to cover the rules regarding alts as of 14/11/16. If you have any further questions, please feel free to make a thread in General Support.

What is an 'alt'?
An 'alt' is shorthand for 'alternative account'. This is an account that you own but do not use primarily. If you log on to SkyCade with an account other than your main account, it will be considered an alt.

How many alts can I use on SkyCade?
You may log on to SkyCade with up to 5 accounts. If 6 or more accounts are used, you will be banned on all accounts for alt abuse. This is to stop abuse such as having 30 accounts use kit monthly for you.

What about siblings?
When you join SkyCade, you connect with a unique IP. This is your Internet Protocol. Everyone who connects from the same internet connection has the same IP, therefore if you and a sibling both play in the same household, you will not be...
by Jack at 3:39 AM
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As well as announcing the reset time tomorrow (see post below) I thought I should also let you know that we intend to close the Creative server down later next week.

Creative was a gamemode added during the Wrath of Dangthatsalongname, to appeal to his younger audience, when he was temporarily made owner of the server while I was dead.

As I have a slightly older teenage audience, aspire to create a successful PVP orientated server, and because no one plays it anyway, we concluded there is no place for Creative on Skycade.

We're leaving it up for the next 5-6 days to give you one last chance to take any screenshots of your builds and take a final stroll through the plots allowing you to reminisce all the magical times spent within this redunant monstrosity/

Shout out to Joe for never actually building a portal from Creative back into Factions even though I moaned about it everyday.

The new factions spawn doesn't have a creative portal so after the reset you'll need to do...
by Jack at 11:30 PM
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Factions will be resetting at 12 noon tomorrow!

That's the 13th of November, UK time. After this point the Purge will end and hacking will be bannable again.

Can't wait for you all to see the new spawn! :D
by Jack at 5:01 AM
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As many of you know at 8:30pm on the 11th of November we will be starting a Purge that is likely to last until the server resets on the 13th November.

Obviously we've never done something like that so I've no idea how it's going to go down, but I thought i'd just try and clear up a few things.

During the Purge hacking is allowed. If you hack before the Purge officially starts, or after it officially ends you will be banned as normal.

At some point I will probably turn the anti-cheat off so that we all have a lot more freedom to hack without getting kicked constantly, but I wanna see how things go with it active first.

Chat rules, for the most part, will still apply in chat. So you can't just start being racist, swearing or spamming over and over. You'll be muted as normal if you're caught doing that.

Gotten a few questions about ban evading, and honestly I say go for it. Why the bloody hell not. But of course, if you get cheeky and attempt to ban evade after the Purge,...
by Jack at 10:41 PM
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If you've seen my latest video you'll know that I announced that the Factions map will be resetting on the 12th of November! We don't have a specific time of day planned yet but stay tuned while we work all that stuff out.

We'll be making lots of little changes to the server when we reset, no $300 Immortal ranks or anything like that don't worry, but we do want to add some new plugins, tweak some old ones etc. So if you have any suggestions then let me know down below.

Joe and I have been working on the new spawn for the last 2 weeks or so and I shall post some little teaser pictures on here soon (once I work out how to install shaders!).

We'll also be doing lots of events and recordings before we reset. If you have an epic base built that you'd like me to do a Base Tour video of then maybe post a couple of screenshots on this thread. If you want to organize a big epic raid with lots of pvp and throat slitting then we could probably sort that out too. We'll be...