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Nov
29
Hello Blockdrop!

I am excited to announce that our main game mode is about to revamp!

This Friday December 1st Factions will re-launch!

We have amazing upgrades for factions, including:
- KoTH (king of the kill)
- Envoy drops
- A whole new and improved factions plugin
- Withdraw XP
- Bounties
- Updates to the way cannons work, we will be using the 1.7/1.8 system that people love so much.

We also kept a lot of things the same so don’t worry about it all being different. The aim was to keep it similar and keep all the things that work, but to also add in a bunch of new and exiting things that people would love and I think we got that mix perfectly right. I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of it.

This of course means a reset. I know some people do not like resets and this is why I make each re-launch so much better than the last but please remember that this is just how Minecraft servers work. It is not possible to go on for ever and every server has to reset. You may notice that on Blockdrop I keep the time between resets as long as possible. Some things won’t reset and this includes ranks. Donator ranks are guaranteed for life but for this reset we decided to also let the in game ranks stay. In game rank data will be taken from TODAY. This is to stop people from spamming all of their remaining money into ranking up really high before the revamp. So any of the free /rankup ranks purchased with in game money after today will not be transferred to the revamp.

All ranks will be re-sent. All factions powerboosts will also be re-sent. The powerboosts may take a few days to get re-added so please bear with us. Any extra things (like fly commands, or the builder kit) are considered permanent and will also be re-sent. Normally Minecraft servers do not resend temporary donator items such as crate keys but I think it is unfair if people do not have long to use their rewards so I will be re-sending any Donator crate keys that have been purchased within 1 week of the reset. This does not apply to Premium keys as their rewards are permanent anyway.

On Thursday we will be marking the end of the current season with a purge. This means giving everyone in the gamemode access to force teleport to people. We will also be making a /kit purge available to help keep everyone equal during the purge.

I am so excited for everyone to see the new factions.

Thanks.

Tree182
Nov
01
Hello Blockdrop!

So today is the 1st November and as promised I have the new staff list. I would just like to talk about a few things first though.

This staff list is bigger than any recruitment we have done before, about 4X bigger. So, to help protect the players rights we have installed new software that logs all bans, kicks and mutes. I think if everything is logged (and staff know that they need to have proof before using a kick, mute or ban) then we can strongly protect players rights. As always, any player that is banned is free to request proof and to make an abuse report if they wish to. We take this very seriously.

All the bans that are logged can be found by clicking ‘Bans’ at the top of any page on the website. Here you can see that even in the week since it was installed, it has already logged over 1000 bans from watchdog. This shows just how good Watchdog is now and I’m so excited to see the mix of watchdog and all of these new staff. I think this will be an amazing opportunity for us to be one of the most cheat-free servers.

So, without waiting any longer, here is the staff list:

Factions Helpers:
AidancraftFTW13
WhiteL
DaGamer57
Zakee_13

Factions Mods:
samerak32
ChiaWatermelon
_xBlacky
moox

Skyblock Helpers:
Dankmeter_hlz
Tadasekhun
Moonace28
EmeraldInMyMind

Skyblock Mods:
RebelGamer369
Lamborghiniii

City Life Helpers:
Goldenkiller10
Niqhty

City Life Mods:
StanTheWombat
SimplyPro
321cba2

Prison Helpers:
JarnoB10
Alduin07
Florian85
ItsJazzy
KILLERHEART189

Prison Mods:
dannyplaysawsome
Shqiptar
GoNaXz

Survival Helpers:
Poopertrooperrr
Blahgamer22
minersdreamer

Survival Mods:
NewbyHelpClub
ItsJustRobbie
Parkay_69

To all of the people who got picked id like to say congratulations. We will start training in 1 week on the 7th, as I think this will give everyone enough time to realise that they got picked and join the right Skype groups. I have added as many as I could on Skype but if you are picked but not added then please PM me on the forums and I will send you my Skype. Make sure to do this before the 7th.

To those who didn’t get picked, please don’t think of this as a ‘no’, its more of a ‘not right now’. We are now recruiting large numbers of staff at a time and you do not have to wait to apply, you can apply any time, so your chances now are better than ever!

As always. Thank you to everyone that got accepted, applied, or even anyone who is reading this post right now. Any time people choose to spend on Blockdrop, interacting with the community and helping strengthen a already amazing group of people is always welcome.

Thank you

Tree182
Oct
26
Hello Blockdrop!

So, as part of the new crackdown on hackers (see the update below) we will be recruiting a lot of new staff.

I will start off with around 40 all in 1 go, then a few weeks later I will recruit more.

The 1st announcement of staff will be on November 1st so if you haven't already applied then please apply now in time for the 1st big announcement.

Good luck!

Thanks.

Tree182.