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 Skyblock. Skyblock Skyblock has proved to be very popular so far! It was Evo's most popular gamemode for the last few months and was actually very well made, so after receiving the files we only needed to make a few tweaks and it was ready to launch. So far we're beyond happy with the playercount & response to it, it's more popular than Factions at the moment! We'll be releasing a warp tutorial and a gamemode specific set of rules soon so keep your eye out! If you have any suggestions related to Skyblock please put them below and I'll try to respond accordingly. Erm... issues. Yes yes, Skycade was griefed by some randy online. We did however have it under control and completely fixed within about 20 minutes, which is a bloody good response time if you ask me! We're still working on Aftermath so it'll be under maintenance for a bit, but we fixed Factions sharpish! Staff promotions & demotions It has been a busy few days in terms of staff changes! We've added plenty of new helpers in the past few weeks, I don't have the list to hand but I'm sure you'll see them in game! Demotions on the other hand... we had quite the cull yesterday. Here on Skycade we don't often demote staff, and we try to ensure staff are mentored and offered all the help we can give so that they know what they're doing and we also try to make sure we make it so staff are still able to enjoy themselves. Because of this we're quite lenient compared to other servers in terms of staff, we give significant leeway in decision making and we're considerate when it comes to mistakes. But of course, there needs to be a line. Some things cross the line, and we've unfortunately had to get rid of a few staff this week for reasons including from inactivity, abuse, public image and staff cohesion. The following staff are no longer on the staff team: Mister_Raven McSlushie MrCheekyWhiskers DeathlyNight99 As always staff applications are OPEN. If you're interested in applying head to this URL: https://xxroltsxxx.typeform.com/to/yP2Ibx Thanks! That concludes the 3rd staff blog, hope it was as conclusive and informative as you wanted it to be!