Monthly Archives: March 2013

More Skyblock Updates and Improvements

First of all yesterday a few 1.5 items have been added, but I forgot to post about it. Here are the new items:

  • light detectors
  • light weighted pressure plates
  • heavy weighted pressure plates

The only missing 1.5 items currently on server are comparators and hoppers, and both will be added soon.

Now on today’s changes…

First is a somewhat important one, that’s been going for a while and is now fixed: creepers can no longer blow up item frames and paintings. Paint away 🙂

Second, a change to sheep dyeing protection: previously only white sheep could be dyed to protect your colored sheep against griefing. Since it’s rather common that sheep can spawn also in various grey tones, at your suggestions on the forums sheep colored in all grey tones can now be dyed in addition to the white ones.

Third: when logged in game do /rules and read them carefully as one or two of them have been clarified. I’m talking specifically about the no advertising rule, it’s now on the first page of the rules since we have and always had a 0 tolerance policy on that. This is meant to emphasize it’s not okay to do it.

Enjoy 🙂

More Minecraft 1.5 items added to Skyblock

A new update has just been applied to the server. The following items can now be crafted:

  • Cook Netherrack to get Nether Bricks. 4 small bricks make a Nether Brick block.
  • 3 Nether Brick blocks in a row make 6 Nether Brick Slabs.
  • 6 Nether Brick blocks in 2 rows make 6 Nether Brick Fences.
  • 6 Nether Brick blocks in a stair shape make 6 Nether Brick stairs.

And more quartz based items:

  • If you want you can now cook Quartz Ore to get Nether Quartz.
  • 4 Nether Quartz make a Nether Quartz Block.
  • 3 Quartz Blocks in a row make 6 Quartz Slabs.
  • 2 Quartz Slabs on top of each other make a Chiseled Quartz Block.
  • 2 Quartz Blocks on top of each other make 2 Pillar Quartz Blocks.

Still working on improving the performance on remaining 5 redstone powered items, and hopefully they’ll be enabled for everyone in the next day or so.

Enjoy 🙂

We’re running Minecraft 1.5

After nearly 2 weeks of working behind the scenes, I’m proud to say we’re running Minecraft 1.5 on Bukkit with nearly all items active. The new server was just activated, approximately 15 mins after the official release.

After you log in, do /kit quartz to get your first stack of Nether Quartz ore and start crafting. All Nether Quartz items are enabled including Block of Quartz with it’s variants and Nether Quartz stairs.

Extra Nether Quartz will soon (~1 hour) be able to be purchased from the in-game shops at /spawn both for SpaceCoins and ghast tears.

The new redstone items are currently disabled while finely tuning the performance. Hoppers add quite a bit of lag, and this needs to be improved. Expect these to be added on the server in the next 2 – 3 days.


Update: The crafting bugs have been fixed. In addition, Nether Quartz ore can now be bought from both shops at /spawn.