Today is time for the biggest announcement in a long time. I am excited to announce a whole new game mode: Skyblock Sonic!
As all Skyblock players know, Skyblock has been extremely popular to the point of some days getting 150+ players online. This makes it the perfect time for us to grow and expand our Skyblock selection. For this reason, we will soon be opening Skyblock Sonic.
For the avoidance of confusion, the original Skyblock has been renamed “Skyblock Astra”. The new Skyblock Sonic will be a completely different type of economy which will not only attract new players to Blockdrop, but also give current Skyblock players more options and a more fun experience!
All ranks currently on the original Skyblock will remain there and the original Skyblock will still be a part of Blockdrop forever. We think that adding this new Skyblock Sonic will actually help the original Skyblock by reducing player load and therefore reducing lag.
A lot of you may know that survival has been on the latest Minecraft version for a long time. This newest version will be an exemption to that rule. A lot of players have asked us to downgrade versions to something that is more optimised and tested so that they can get quicker pings. For this reason we will be basing this new reset on Minecraft version 1.12.2.
As always you will be able to join with any Minecraft version, but the actual server backend is 1.12 so therefore you will not be able to do anything that is normally in any version above 1.12.
The launch will be Friday, April 17th at mid day EST. (5pm for those in the UK).
This is just a quick update to let everyone know the situation with Blockdrop and the coronavirus. Obviously with us being an online company, we have no reason to close. In fact I will be self isolating at home and spending even more time on Blockdrop than I normally would. Blockdrop will stay online during the whole coronavirus situation.
As well as that, as we anticipate an increase in player numbers due to people being kept at home for longer due to the outbreak, we will be adding some extra new fun game modes (like Bedwars) to keep people entertained throughout this whole situation.
I know that now this virus may seem scary and intimidating but this is something that we can deal with. My honest advice to people Is to stay at home as much as possible, irrelevant of if your school/college/work would tell you otherwise. Even governments are not 100% sure on the long term effects of this outbreak and when it comes to life and death situations, the importance...
Today's update is about 2 topics: The factions reset and the Australia wildfires fund!
First of all, I would like to announce that a new season of factions will start on Friday the 24th of January 2020. We have some great improvements planned including an updated watchdog and loads of new features. If you have any ideas for new features that we could add then please make a thread in the factions section on the forums. I promise to read them all!
I would also like to say that, to ensure that any donations this week are not wasted. All donations made between today and the new reset will be re-sent on the new reset. This means that anything you purchase before the reset will be received again when you log in after the reset, meaning you essentially get to use it twice. This includes literally everything, including keys, extras, and even the rewards when purchasing a rank.
But that is not the end of the good news! I am pleased to announce that during the past week...