Its updates time and sadly I must start on a negative note. Some of you may notice that the staff manager (Im not naming names) has been demoted. The reason for this is that a staff member in Skyblock was abusing his role and was getting away with it because he was friends with the staff manager. Obviously this is not acceptable so they have both been removed. I am 100% against staff abuse and take it very seriously. My main responsibility when hiring staff is to make sure they treat you fairly and with respect.
The good news is that I have a few ideas for a new staff manager who will create a more friendly staff team and I will be releasing info and updates on this soon.
Another important thing to update you on is that the mini games (Skywars, Bedwars and Eggwars) are now all changed to allow pvp hacks. The reason for this is that it is impossible to have staff checking every single arena in all the mini games so in the interest of fairness, we will allow anyone to use pvp hacks on these mini games and this will free up staff time to focus more on removing hacks from the other game modes. To be clear, all other game modes are NOT allowing hacks.
Now for the fun part.... (SKIP TO HERE IF YOU WANT TO READ ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY)
For the new factions spawn (Don't worry its not resetting yet) we decided, instead of getting a professional builder that it might be more fun to have a competition. We decided to hold a competition to see who can build the best factions spawn. The winning spawn build will be used on the live server and the builder will receive $50 (you can have the money either in Paypal or as credit on the donation store).
The only requirements are that it has a layout similar to how it is now (with the pvp arena joined and the shop underneath etc) but obviously a different theme. The sizes do have to be specific. It needs to be the same footprint size as the current one (96X64 blocks with the pvp arena part 32X32 blocks)
Once you have build it. Please take screenshots (you can upload them to https://postimages.org and post the pictures in this forum: http://blockdrop.org/index.php?forums/factions-spawn-competition-submissions.52/
A winner will be drawn on the 1st June. I am so excited to everyones builds! If you see a build that you like then please comment on that post as peoples opinions on the post will make a difference when deciding the winner!
Thanks for reading and thanks for playing!