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...
Following the success of our Team Trees donation and after reading about the terrible situation in Australia right now, I think it would only be right to try to help towards this situation. Australia is burning right now. Over a billion animals have already died and an area bigger than 1/3rd the side of the UK has already burned down. They urgently need help.
I know that we have spent a lot over the holidays and that people do not have loads of money right now. But everything helps and this is why we should do this as a community. Our contribution as a server is much bigger than anything that we can do alone.
As those of you that have attempted to join survival will know, it will be resetting on Friday!
I wanted to make this post just to highlight the reasons for this and let you know what to expect from the new update.
As you may know, we updated to the 1.14 version when it was last released. After a few days, we started to notice that 1.14 was slightly laggy. This was inbuilt into Minecraft (its to do with the way that new chunks of the map are generated). The 1.15 Minecraft release contains many optimizations for chunk loading and therefore we decided that it would be a priority to update.
As well as being a much more responsive server we decided to add a shop. The shop is designed specifically for survival. The prices adjust based on the quantities of items being purchased and sold. This will result in the prices changing over time and reflecting the rarity of items in-game (I.e. dirt will become cheap but a diamond will get more expensive as time goes on)...
First off I want to say that this is about Christmas but we are an open community that accepts all religions. Whatever you choose to believe, You are a valued member of our community and are welcome to come and win a special holiday prize!
It’s that time of year again. This year we are going to be doing a giveaway as our way to give back to the Blockdrop community. Blockdrop has been a thriving community all year round and we think that this is a great way to add some extra excitement to 12 lucky people’s Christmas!
Each day on the lead up to Christmas (December 13th - 24th) We will broadcast a prize code in chat (in game) at a random time between 10am and 6pm EST. All you have to do to win is be the first person to say that prize code in the ’12 days of Christmas’ text channel on the Blockdrop discord!
Its that easy! We will have 1 winner per day for the whole 12 days. The winner will be able to choose from either: