Monthly Archives: December 2013

Skyblock Christmas Sale: 20% off all account upgrades

Here is a short summary of all the announcements and events that happened during last night stream.

First announcement:
We don’t usually run sales or discounts around ‘ere. The reason for that was discussed at length during the stream. However it’s Christmas, right? And I always think of ways to thank everyone that donates to keep the server running and improve upon. Therefore Starting Dec 22 there’s a 20% sale on all account upgrades. You don’t need to enter any coupon code, the discount is already applied for everyone. The sale ends on Dec 29, at whatever time Buycraft expires it.

Check out all packages you can get: Skyblock Account Upgrades. This includes all donator ranks (Iron, Gold, Obsidian, etc.) and kits (Wood, Redstone).

Second announcement:
As you might be aware, we’re running a server wide event – The Scavenger Hunt. 2 days ago we released 6,000 islands for people to plunder and collect their spoils. Last night we released another 3,000 islands bringing the total to 9,000. If you need dirt, sand, lava buckets and even the odd ghast tear or other valuables, now’s your chance. But make sure you hurry, I’ve been told by players that more than half of those islands have already been mined out. Best of luck!

Third announcement:
Gifts! More Christmas gifts for everyone to enjoy! Log on the server and do

/kit Christmas

The kit will expire a few days after New Year. Don’t spend it all in one place 🙂

At the end of the stream there were withers to battle. And much fun it was, as you can see from the short recorded event below. Enjoy.

Watch live video from HeatSeeker0Online on TwitchTV

Merry Christmas everyone!

Real Money Shop Christmas Raffle. Over $220 in prizes.

Y’all probably still remember the previous raffle we held for the server 1 year anniversary. I say it’s time we have another one, to celebrate Christmas and New Year. Because it’s basically 2 events in one, the prizes will be bigger than the last raffle.

The raffle started last night, on Dec 20 and will end on January 4th. On that date we’ll hold the draw live on stream and hand out the prizes, on Twitch: heatseeker0Online

There will be 6 prizes, starting at $15 worth of items or account upgrades, and going up to $75 for 1st place. To see what items or account upgrades you can get check out the item packs and account upgrades. Total prize value is $225.

Each ticket costs 50 sc (in-game currency) and there’s a limit of 1 ticket / account. For more details do /raffle in game.

The announcement has been made last night during the live stream. If you missed it, check out the recording on our Minecraft Skyblock Youtube channel

Best of luck to everyone! Enjoy 😉

Watch live video from HeatSeeker0Online on TwitchTV

Note: The prizes can be any combination of items and / or account upgrades for your character from our server real money shop. Per our server rules you cannot redeem the prizes in cash, nor can you resell them for real money to another player. You can however resell them for any in-game benefits to another player at your discretion.

Skyblock Scavenger Hunt Relaunched

Hello there friends,

The rumors are true. An ancient being of immense power has just… oh wait, wrong story.

The Scavenger hunt. Yes, that’s today’s topic. Scavenging. And hunting. With a twist. More than half a year has passed since the last one. So take your favorite beverage (non-alcoholic if you’re not of age), grab a comfy chair and let’s unravel the mystery: what the heck is Scavenger Hunt?

Each day players of all ages come by our humble abode. Some stay and build impressive mansions, huge castles, big islands and amazing shops to amass riches. Yet others are just passing by, never getting beyond the first few hours of their starter islands.

So islands pile up. We have over 75,000 of them. Big islands, small islands, beautiful islands, ugly little cobble islands, and everything in between. Once in a while, we release some of the ugliest, tiniest islands to everyone. Their protections are lifted, and they’re fair game for anyone willing to put the effort and find them.

This is a server wide event, as scavenger islands are scattered across the entire map. Last night we released 6,000 of them. There are 6,000 more islands that will be released over the next days, at random times. So anyone has a fair shot at fresh islands, no matter your play time.

Your job, should you accept it, is to travel forth along the map by whatever means necessary, find the released islands and plunder all riches you come across. Anything you find is yours and yours alone to keep.

In a nutshell, you search the server map for islands out of protection then mine all their resources, and grab everything in their chests. Be sure to bring plenty of supplies as the road ahead is long, and there are many perils.

Last night during the live stream we recorded the beginning of the event, and then I proceeded to hunt for said islands. So if you have further questions or need some tips to better use your time to get as many resources for your own island as you can, be sure to watch it below. Don’t forget to follow and like us to show your support. Thanks 🙂

F.A.Q: I often get asked “Is my island in any danger of being plundered by hordes or ravaging players?” The short answer is “Heck, NO!”

The long answer is this: the island release algorithm will only release islands that have been worked on for LESS than 1 day, and the island owner, or any of the members didn’t log in for more than one month ago. So if you spent more than 1 day working on your island, it’s never going to be deleted.

Streaming Live and Minecraft 1.7.2 Survival Testing

As some of you know already, a couple days ago I started streaming live from the server every other day. The stream schedule may change in the future, but for now I’ll do my best to make it 4 hours every other day, 4 days a week.

  • Monday 20:00 – 00:00 GMT
  • Wednesday 20:00 – 00:00 GMT
  • Friday 20:00 – 00:00 GMT
  • Sunday 20:00 – 00:00 GMT

Stream link:

The best way to be notified when I go live is to click on the link above, and then the follow button. It doesn’t cost anything and you’ll receive a notification by email each time I go live.

Previous streams are recorded by Twitch, so if you want to view past casts, follow this link and enjoy:

Now, on to the second announcement. Following development of a new 1.7.2 server with all the new items, biomes and game mechanics, this week only I’ve opened a survival test server for your enjoyment and testing.

To get there is easy. Once logged in to Skyblock, type this:

/server survival

Important: This is a test server. The survival 1.7.2 server will close this weekend, so don’t get too attached to anything you build there. The map itself will be available for download so you can continue where you left off, on your own PC.

The purpose of this server is to mainly find bugs, so I can fix them before applying the update to the skyblock server.

Rules for this temporary server:

  • Keep it PG rated
  • Given it is a temporary server meant for testing, you can ask me for items and if I’m around I’ll give them to you.
  • Keepinventory is ON in overworld. It’s OFF in the nether and End.
  • MobGriefing is OFF in overworld and nether.
  • PvP is OFF
  • Given the server is only temporary, and I often spawn items for everyone, and you can get any of the donation ranks by simply asking for it, hence more free items I feel there’s really no need to grief or steal from other players. If you do so, you might find your privileges to play on this survival server revoked.

Really, this is only meant for fun, and to find any bugs. Try and be nice to everyone else, will ya? Oh, and if you find any bugs let me know please so I can fix them.

To return to skyblock from the survival server do:

/server skyblock

And… we stream from it live too 😉