SKYBLOCK REVAMP - SEASON 9

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Staff beta will be launching today, ELITE beta sometime next week (will announce in discord)
Release Date:
April 11th @ 12:00PM EST!


TOTAL RECODE
We have made a brand new core island plugin from the ground up. Our new core has many new features, optimizations, UX improvements and easily expandable for future features. We have kept all the old command formatting so you do not have to re-learn anything, and you can also manage everything through a GUI based keystone.
KEYSTONE
The new Keystone allows you to manage everything through an easy to use GUI
Profile, Jobs, Achievements, Stats, Cosmetics, Bank Vaults, Quests, Minions, Collections, Wiki, Warps & Island Manager
Below is a video of the Island Manager in the Keystone
ISLAND UPGRADES
Spend your Mana on new island upgrades:
Max Spawners, Max Hoppers, Mob Loot, XP Loot, Spawning Rate, Growth Rates
Each upgrade costs more mana and has a higher island level requirement.
Border sizes can be increased by completing tiers of island quests.
ISLAND PERMISSIONS
There are now 6 different ranks you can assign to your island members:
Guest, Co-Op, Member, Mod, Admin, Co-Leader
You can edit the permissions for each of these ranks. These permissions include:
Bank Deposit, Bank Withdraw, Member Inviting, Co-Op Inviting, Co-Op Removing, Kicking, Banning, Locking Island and Setting Warps
We will be adding more permissions that get suggested, and will probably be adding more during the beta.
The nice thing about this new core is that we can practically add any suggestions right away.
NEW LEVEL SYSTEM
We have discontinued the old level system of placing valuable blocks on your island to increase it's level.
The new system is you buy levels for $. The cost of each level is ($10,000 x {Current Island Level})
Since islands have linear profit growth, linear island level costs makes sense.
Another example:
If your island level is 300, it will cost $3,000,000 to upgrade to level 301
You can buy 1 or 10 levels at a time, and can use your personal balance or Island Bank to purchase the upgrade.
No more needing to cover your island in gold blocks!
NEW ISLAND QUESTS
The old island challenge system was very outdated and hadn't really been changed since 2014. It also had lame rewards so we've completely wiped it out and released a new system
There are 5 tiers of quests, and also a weekly farm challenge
Tiers: Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced, Master, Grand Master
You must complete all quests in a tier to unlock the next tier. Completing quests will give useful rewards as well as guaranteed Mana. Completing a tier of quests will increase your island borders up to 320x320, and completing the Master & Grand Master tiers will give your island a Farming & Miner Minion for free.
The Weekly Farm Challenge changes every Monday morning, and challenges islands to harvest a large amount of a certain crop for a huge mana reward. This encourages islands to setup all types of crops rather than just one. The economy revamp also makes it so all crops have similar profits for the time/investment required.
ISLAND VAULT & BANK
The Island Vault is a 27 slot vault that your island members can access to share items
The Island Bank allows your team to deposit/withdraw money into a central bank for your island. The money in this bank can also be used for upgrades
You can deposit/withdraw your entire balance, half your balance, or a custom amount using commands.
You can also view the recent transaction logs to see where the money is going/coming from
ALL NEW PRICES
A lot of time has gone into balancing the new prices of everything. Below is a list of sell prices for crops/mob drops, and buy prices of spawners.
New Sell Prices:
Cobblestone Generators have been changed. Ore is no longer randomly generated, but instead you now have a chance at getting an ore drop when mining cobblestone. This is to combat islands from making huge cobblestone walls and cherry picking the good ores.
The buy prices for ores are 10x higher than the sell price.
The buy prices for mob drops/crops are 2x higher than the sell price.
/Shop has been updated. You can now buy up to 36 stacks of a certain item. The layout has been revamped. Sound effects added.
Certain items in the misc shop (red box) are no longer buyable, and are now exclusive drops from slayer monsters
The shop layout and information has been completely updated
You can now buy stacks of spawners!
Speaking of stacks, each spawner can now be stacked up to 64 times.
To balance things, you can only have 1 spawner stack per chunk.
Detailed information for crops
Old Chunk Growth Rates:
26% 26% 26% 26% 46% 26% 26% 26% 26%
26% 26% 26% 26% 46% 26% 26% 26% 26%
26% 26% 26% 26% 46% 26% 26% 26% 26%
26% 26% 26% 26% 46% 26% 26% 26% 26%
46% 46% 46% 46% 100% 46% 46% 46% 46%
26% 26% 26% 26% 46% 26% 26% 26% 26%
26% 26% 26% 26% 46% 26% 26% 26% 26%
26% 26% 26% 26% 46% 26% 26% 26% 26%
26% 26% 26% 26% 46% 26% 26% 26% 26%
New Chunk Growth Rates:
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% 0%
0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% 0%
0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% 0%
0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% 0%
0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Each % represents the chunks around you and how fast the crops grow, assuming you are standing in the center chunk.
These new rates will make it much easier to position your account for optimal growth/efficiency.
There are limits to how many pistons/detectors you can fit in each chunk, making cactus the only crop that can be afk automated @ a large scale (Hence the low sell price for cactus)
BRAND NEW MINION SYSTEM
Minions now harvest their own resources, have their own inventories, can be upgraded and require Mana to run.
Your minion will be working even if nobody is near it, the only requirement is that the owner of the minion is online.
You can select which resource your minion harvests, however each resource has different speeds/mana costs.
If your minion runs out of Mana, or you go offline, it will sit down and go to sleep.
Upgrade Orbs:
- Energy Orb: Doubles speed of your minion for 1 hour
- Efficiency Orb: Reduces mana cost by 50% for 1 hour
- Compactor Orb: Automatically compacts 576 of an item into its enchanted form, which can then be sold for 576x the price or converted back into its original resources.
These orbs can stack, so you can add as many as you want up to 64 times. There are 2 upgrade slots so you have have 2 unique orbs at the same time.
2 Minions can be unlocked for free from completing the Master & Grand Master Island Quests. Additional Minions must be purchased from the webstore or other players.
Upgrading
You can upgrade your minions speeds up to 3 times. These upgrades cost Mana and a certain amount of resources to be harvested by that minion first.
SLAYER REGIONS
4 new regions are introduced:
- Dark Root Gardens [Level 1]
- Magic Islands [Level 2]
- Corrupted Crypts [Level 3]
- Demon Fortress [Level 4]
Each region has a slayer level requirement to enter, and has 4+ custom monster types to kill with unique abilities and new drops.
Here is a sneak peek of the first 2 slayer regions you unlock:
You can upgrade your Slayer Level by visiting Kilton and trading in Souls.
Visit the portals south of spawn to enter these regions.
Kilton also now has a sell all button for heads, and new rewards added to his shop including:​
Kill Effects, New Perks, Spawn Eggs, Scrolls & more
SOLO & ISLAND COLLECTION LOG
Every crop you harvest, mob you kill, block you mine, log you chop & monster you slay is tracked in your Collection Log!
Islands also have their own collection log! All members of the island contribute to the island log, and there is leaderboards & rankings as well. If you join a new island your solo collection will not contribute to the island, only the resources you harvest going forward from when you join will count.
Minions also contribute to a player/island's collection log
Will be interesting to see islands compete to be #1 for different resources.
NEW SPAWN
New Spawn Features:
- Marketplace
- Ancient Trials Dungeon
- Tutorial Dungeon
- Kiltons Shop
- Jobs House
- Quest House
- Enchanter House
- Blacksmith Area
- Leaderboard Area
- PvP Arena
- Slayer Region Portals
- Mana Fairies / Easter Eggs
STARTER ISLANDS
The new starting islands for Oasis & Aztec realm.
As always, you can also choose to use classic skyblock starting island.
SLAYER ITEMS
  • Guardian Armor - Gives 2 extra health per item worn, but also a slowness effect
  • Bunny Boots - Permanent Jump Boost IV and Speed
  • Spider Boots - Allows you to climb walls
  • Bone Axe - A custom modeled OP axe that never breaks
  • Ender Wand - Teleport to wherever you click using ender magic
  • Teleport Pads - Place these down to create a teleport link between 2 portals when walked over
  • Wizard Robes - Ability to fly in restricted areas when worn
  • Infernal Sword - Infinite Fire Aspect
  • Ember Wand - Shoots fireballs that do massive damage to certain monsters & bosses
  • Miner Helmet - Permanent Nightvision + Haste III
  • Wither Armor - Permanent beacon effects
  • Zombie Mask - Invisible to mobs
  • Conduits
  • Elytras & Phantom Membranes
  • Tridents
  • Shulker Shells
OTHER NEW ITEMS
  • Farming Boots - Speed + Impossible to trample crops
  • Mana Crystals - Convert your mana into physical reedemable crystals
  • Energy Orbs - Temporarily upgrade the speeds of your minions
  • Efficiency Orbs - Temporarily reduce the mana cost of your minions
  • Compactor Orbs - Lets your minions compact items to prevent running out of inventory space
  • Chunk Hoppers - Sends all items that fall in that chunk directly to a 54 slotted hopper. Can filter which items you do not wantt it to pick up

➤ MONTHLY PAYOUTS
#1 Island - $100 PayPal
#2 Island - $75 Giftcard
#3 Island - $50 Giftcard
➤ PLAYER PROFILES
Right-clicking someone or their name in chat will now open their Player Profile. Here you can
- See their stats
- Send friend request
- Send trade request
- Send teleport request
- Invite to island
- VIew equipped items (including the item they're holding)
- See their showcase (5 items they can show off)
You can add items to your own showcase by simple dragging them into your own /profile
➤ MANA POND EVENT
The Mana Pond @ spawn is an event that happens every day at 10AM EST, 2PM EST, 6PM EST
75 items will fly out of the pond over the span of 5-7 minutes. Players can catch these items with a fishing rod
➤ MCMMO UPDATE
MCMMO has had a mini revamp
  • Level Scaling
  • Huge visual improvements
  • Skill Rank System
  • Skill rebalancing & bug fixes
  • AFK Farming detection
  • Party system improvements
➤ DUEL ARENAS
You can now challenge/stake other players in a duel arena with /duel [name]
You can select pre-defined kits, and there is also stats & leaderboard ranking.
➤ AUCTION BIDDING
Buy nows & bids are now shown in the same GUI on the Auction House
A new bidding GUI has been added to easily bid on items
Put your items up for bid with /ah [bid] [starting price]
➤ COINFLIPS
The coinflip system seen on other manacube servers has been added to Skyblock
➤ MANA FAIRIES
Mana Fairies have been hidden around Spawn & the slayer regions. Discover these fairies to receive a 1 time Mana reward. Track your progress with /fairy
➤ QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVEMENTS
  • New anticheat in beta
  • Harvested crops will be instantly sent to your inventory and auto replanted for everybody.
  • Detailed summary breakdown when doing /sell all
  • Can now sell any amount of item in shop
  • Can buy up to 36 stacks of an item instead of only 9 in /shop
  • Can now buy multiple spawners at once
  • Fixed broken enchantments
  • Database in now local for peformance improvements
  • To ensure there is room for everyone we are limiting the accounts per IP to 3 at launch. We will be raising this limit when there is room to do so. (Not like you really need alts in early game anyways)

Credits
@Boomclaw
  • Core Island Recode
  • Minions Revamp
  • Collection Update
  • Island Quests
@Rory
  • Slayer Monsters
  • Auction Bidding
  • Farming Improvements
@Marcel
  • New Items
  • Player Profiles
  • Cobble Generator Changes
  • Spawner Stacking
  • Chunk Hoppers
Collectively over 300 hours have gone into this update
 
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Woooo looking forward to this!!
 

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I love how formal, technical, and intelligent all of the updates are. You outdo yourself every time, Dacon (and dev team). Keep up the good work, and I hope everything goes smoothly at the start of the season.
 

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Can't wait to start a new island! This all looks amazing :)
 

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This looks so cool! and I can't wait to play!!
I just have a few questions if you're able to answer them:
Can you only have 1 type of spawner stack per chunk? or you can have all spawner types in a chunk?
For chicken, sheep, cow, and spider they each drop more than 1 item. Is each of the items separately worth the 'sell value'? or the combined worth?
Is 320x320 the largest island size? and is doing quests the only way to increase it?
Is there any seller minion or infinity chest?

Thank you,
SSM :D