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Hello Blockdrop.

I suspect some of you may have seen mini games vanish and be wondering what happened.

As many of you may know, mini games is a game mode that requires constant updating in order to stay relevant. People get easily bored of small arcade games. I think this is different to the normal game modes that people like to get invested in and spend a long time building a base/house etc and getting fully involved in the economy.

My thinking behind this is that by removing the mini games that not many players use, I am free to focus a lot more time on the main 5 game modes that a lot more people use all of the time. I think this is important and I think that this is the best way for me to spend my time in a way that will positively effect the most players.

This means that from now on, updates and bug fixes to the main 5 game modes can be much faster. It also means that we can work on making the games more cross compatible with things like making a good anticheat becoming easier now that we only have make it work on a specific few game modes.

All in all, (unless you are 1 of the very few people who only played the arcade) this decision will be an extremely positive one for you as a player and will help keep the server up to date, fun and interesting.

Thanks for reading.

Hello Blockdrop!

As the people who have been here a while will know, I always think of this server as a community server. I think of myself more of a care-taker than the owner and I think of it as my job to make sure that the server runs how the general Blockdrop community would like it.

I have noticed a few people commenting on the anti-cheat and it not doing what its meant to do, so I decided to take action! I have done the following things:

  • - Ban lengths extended (1 Week, 2 Weeks & 1 Month)
  • - Watchdog now ip bans instead of normal bans
  • - Staff will be given extra powers to take care of hackers
  • - It will become an offence to use a VPN

We will also be soon adding anti-vpn software that will auto ban people who use a vpn instantly. This is to stop people ban evading.

I hope that this is the crack down on hackers that everyone was hoping for. I think we will soon be one of the least hack-friendly servers.

Also: Some may have noticed that City Prisons has now been removed from the selector. The reason for this was that it is not a popular server. We have a lot of new people joining Blockdrop and we want to show them just how vibrant and fun Blockdrop is by letting them join our good game modes. For this reason, City Prison is removed from the selector as it generally gets less than 5 people online.

Obviously we care about the community and the people who already have made progress on there. We would never just delete a game mode and leave everyone with losses so you can still access City Prison by going to the normal Prison game mode and doing /cityprison

Thanks for reading!

Hello Blockdrop!

As many of you may have noticed, factions has reset. You may be wondering why and why we did not give much notice.

As most people know, we try to leave it as long as possible between game mode resets, specially on things like factions. We like to give people time to really put effort into making great bases and building up big factions.

The last time we reset factions was last year, in September. It has been so long since the last reset that a lot of bugs and errors started to show. With so much saved playerdata and information in the server, it started to cause lag, bugs and issues. This is why we had to reset.

I never confirm when the next reset is due but I can confirm that it will most likely not be until at least 2020 now.

Some players may wonder if we are getting a new spawn and new features for this reset. The answer is yes but due to the fact that this reset was due to corrupted files and was not planned, I did not have anything readily planned. Instead we will add new features without resetting throughout the year so you may log in and notice new amazing things every week!

Thanks for reading!