SkyCade

Jun
30
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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!
Jun
25
by WelshAlex at 10:03 PM
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It's been a minute since one of these were posted huh! A lot has happened since we posted the previous one, so let's get right into it.

Reset

As you all know we reset factions on the 17th and it went really well! Hopefully you're all enjoying it so far, Jack and Joe spent ages on spawn and I think it's the best one yet.
Spawners are back! Hope you're all enjoying that, and we start selling them at /warp shop on the 1st July - so save your money for some IGs :)
Other than that, we've made some changes to /warp end and you can now jump down through a few of the obsidian towers to a huge, flat surface, perfect for 1v1's or huge faction battles! That's about it for factions, hope you're enjoying and if you've got any comments feel free to shove them below.

Staff drama

Ahhhh there needs to be some doesn't there, is it really a Minecraft server if there's no petty drama?
Anyway, I don't want to spend too much time on this, this is just for...
Jun
14
by Jack at 4:45 PM
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Hello!

Obviously with the Factions Reset happening on Saturday the 17th there has been a lot of questions about resets.

Me and the rest of management have been very apprehensive about reset events seen as the previous ones had so many issues with lag (remember my apology livestream? hahah).

Just so that we're clear btw to answer the "why don't you just buy better hosting?" question, we already have great hosting, but the way Minecraft is coded prevents us from having more than about 300 players in one gamemode without it causing mad lag. This is why we had no issues with events when the server was smaller, and lots of issues now that we're bigger.

That being said it would be such a shame to reset the server without doing anything special which is why I held the mini "setting warp at my base" event last night, which was a lot of fun. Video out next week!

And on Friday the 16th at 8pm UK we will be holding our most requested event, The...
Jun
03
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by Jack at 6:47 PM
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Hello!

As I know many of you agree Factions is now in need of another reset and I am very excited to announce that that reset will be taking place on Saturday the 17th of June! We have lots of plans and have already done a number of stuff so here is a fairly detailed list of stuff we're gonna do/have done already:


- New spawn - of course this goes without saying, but me and Joe have more or less built it already and I just wanted to mention somewhere how cool it was.

- Improved /warp enchant - one of the new things you'll find in this fancy spawn is a lovely little enchanting area where you can actually use signs to buy specific enchants rather than being forced to use an enchanting table.

- Sign shop - it was cool to mix things up with the chest shops, but the classic sign shop is just way more efficient.

- World Gen - we're keeping the custom world generation. About 80% of you (myself included) love the terrain and...
May
21
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by WelshAlex at 8:27 PM
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As the title suggests not much has gone on since the last staff blog! This'll be a short and sweet thread.

Support Rooms

So we've added support rooms to teamspeak! Lots of other servers have them so we thought we'd give them a go. The idea is if you need to speak to a staff member you can join our Teamspeak (ts.skycade.net) and join the support waiting room, then when a staff member is free you'll be moved into a channel to speak with them. I'm not sure how often this will be used but we'll see how it goes!

KitPvP

As most of you already know from other announcements EvoPvP, a server Jack used to own, closed down. We added Skyblock to Skycade and now we've also added KitPvP, a custom PvP gamemode. Read more about it here: https://skycade.net/index.php?threads/kitpvp-launch.10808/

Jack/Skycade Merchandise!

Jack has set up a lovely little merchandise shop so you guys can get your hands on hoodies, t...
May
11
by Dwayne at 9:55 PM
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Hello Skycade !

After yesterday's KitPVP launch we had a few things to sort out that we did not initially take in mind, most of these things are resolved now but I decided to give you all an update.

Because we are re-using the existing system from EvoPVP there were some matters we did not fully cover in our pre launch tests, this is unfortunate but well it happens.

Here a list of things:

  • Putting soups in your off hand made it so that they never disappeared. - Resolved
  • Kits with axes in them where quite op - We did some changes, awaiting the results based on feedback we gather in-game.
  • Our staff team was getting access to kit level ups causing them to do more damage then the average player. This happened because the system at evo gave access to leveling your kits to certain people which was automatically applied to our staff team. - We removed all level ups, playing longer should not give you a damage boost in our opinion.
  • Crates weren't correctly...
May
10
by Jack at 1:14 PM
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Hello!

After we brought EvoPVP's Skyblock to Skycade there were a lot of suggestions from people saying we should do the same thing with their KitPVP. We loved the idea so decided to purchase the awesome custom plugin from it's developer @WhiteWalker72 (big thank you to him)!

KitPVP will be launching tonight at around 8pm UK, here are some details:
- Progress from Evo will not carry over.
- Same plugin, new map.
- You can earn coins from kills and assists, you use those coins to unlock new kits.
- Over 50 kits to unlock!
- Soup PVP.
- If you don't wish to unlock kits with coins you can purchase crates from our store that will unlock a random kit instead.
- KitPVP will be 1.11 (I know not everyone likes this but there's nothing we can do about it as that's the best thing for plugin support).
- Your kills, deaths & kill streaks are all recorded on the side of your screen.
- Top players (in terms of most kills) are...
May
01
by WelshAlex at 8:38 PM
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Soooooooooo it has been a busy few weeks hasn't it... Suppose we should jump in at the beginning and work forward! All staff blogs will be posted in announcements from now on btw!

EvoPvP


EvoPvP was Jack's first experience at owning a server, it's where I met Jack, Joe and Dwayne. Evo was a factions server that later developed into a network - originally owned by Jack, NoBoom and a manager called Macreddin - later MCFinest came on board. I won't go through the whole history of Evo, but things started to go downhill and eventually MCFinest Max was the only remaining owner. The server has been very unpopular for over a year now (it used to get 700+ players daily), and Jack had tried buying it many times. Last week, after a deal with a YouTuber fell through because of Max's inability to function as a human being, Evo was griefed by its staff and shut down. The Developer there was nice enough to give us their Skyblock gamemode, and that is why we now have...
Apr
27
by Jack at 12:48 PM
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So a couple of days ago I told you that Evopvp had closed down but we managed to salvage their Skyblock server.

We've been working on getting the server back up and running as well as tweaking it here and there to make it more Skycadey and we are finally done! Skyblock will be releasing around 6pm UK tonight (April 27th).

If you played Skyblock on Evo most of your progress should carry over onto the new server. We have however removed any ranks as we ain't about that kinda life here at Skycade. Kits that you previously had to pay for have now been converted into the free daily, weekly and fortnightly kits.

Evo sold 3 different tiers of crate keys which we have converted into 1 much cheaper "Evolution Crate" that will be priced very similar to our Mystery Crates over on Factions.

If you were an Evo player and you have any issues with the above then blame Max for ruining your server, it's nothing to do with me!

If you're a Skycade player then hopefully you're as...
Apr
25
by Jack at 6:53 PM
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Many of you will be aware of a server I used to own called Evopvp. Recently their server had a bit of an uprising and the staff all destroyed the server in protest against their useless owner.

I have acquired their Skyblock gamemode as it was a rather lovely little set up with a fairly active playerbase and it's would be a shame for it to go to waste.

We hope to have Skyblock live and playable within the next couple of days. Progress will continue where it left off on Evo.

This is great for us as if everything goes to plan our community will increase by a significant amount and you guys will all have something new to play!

For a more tongue-in-cheek version of this post check out: http://forum.evopvp.net

Jack