Skyblock is now on Minecraft 1.8!

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by c0wg0d, Apr 11, 2015.

  1. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    I'm proud to announce that Skyblock has now been fully updated to support Minecraft 1.8!

    Your island should be exactly as you left it--no map reset required! There are a couple of important changes that you need to be aware of.

    If you don't have enough inventory space for your challenge rewards when completing a challenge, the items will no longer be lost, but will instead fall on the ground at your feet. Be careful not to turn in challenges near your cobble generator!

    Creeper damage is currently on, but will only cause damage if the creeper was targeting you or one of your island party members, and it was on your island. Based on the poll we had, most players didn't want this, but I was tired (it's 2 am) and couldn't figure out how to turn off the explosions... I'll try and fix it later, but for now just tread lightly around creepers.

    Protecting chests via Lockette no longer works (the private signs on chests). Skyblock now uses LWC, the same plugin used to protect chests, furnaces, and doors on Hardcore. To use the new protection on your existing chests, furnaces, and doors, type /cprivate and then punch the thing you want to protect. To add players, use /cmodify <name> and then punch the thing. If you have hoppers that put items into or remove items from a chest, you need to type /chopper on and then punch the chest. If you share your island with other players, all your existing chests can be opened by any party member now, until you use /cprivate as instructed above. I realize this is a huge pain in the neck, but unfortunately, that is the cost of progress. Sorry!

    Obsidian generators no longer work in Minecraft 1.8. I have added a new challenge to compensate for this.

    Villagers don't let you use charcoal for trades involving coal anymore in Minecraft 1.8. There's another new challenge to compensate for this.

    I always thought the Skylord challenge reward was a bit underwelming (sorry @cheracc ). I have reset everyone's skylord challenge so it can be turned in again. Enjoy. :)

    As always, if you have any questions, let me know!
     
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  2. _Onion

    _Onion Farm Fresh Onions! VIP Helper

    Thanks c0w for switching skyblock to 1.8!
     
  3. bizarr0

    bizarr0 Master Moderator VIP Elder

    Good Job and Thanks!
     
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  4. LifeLearner

    LifeLearner Homesteader in Training Moderator VIP Elder


    Thank you for the clear explanations of our new status in Skyblock and how to manage chests!

    This morning has been very exciting and the chat has been prolific!

    I look forward to discovering all of the changes.
     
  5. Abbz05

    Abbz05 Excess in Moderation Moderator VIP

    Thank you so much c0w for all the hard work you have put into this! :D
     
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  6. StarWarsFan42

    StarWarsFan42 Master VIP Helper

    Time for you to take a break c0w! Thanks so much for your hard work! Really, take a break. :D
     
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  7. MJRminer

    MJRminer Major Miner, (Re)Tired Mod VIP Elder

    c0w
    Thank you!
    And yes, take a break, maybe actually play some Minecraft for a change :p
     
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  8. Absidian

    Absidian Craftsman

    Isn't the no explosions command /gamerule noMobGreifing?
     
  9. Kyukuro

    Kyukuro Elegant Builder of Pointy Structures Moderator VIP Elder

    It's not as simple as that - If he did that, Zombies would not break doors and Enderman would not pick up any blocks
     
  10. margaritte

    margaritte Expert VIP

    Thanks a bajillion, c0wg0d! What I've seen so far is awesome.
     
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  11. TheOneCrafter

    TheOneCrafter PVP Master Helper

    Villagers wouldn't farm either.
     
  12. pizzadog2

    pizzadog2 Master VIP Helper

    Confetti just blew up in my head.

    Yay!
     
  13. mgdc_coco

    mgdc_coco Master Helper

    Awesome.!
     
  14. DogboyOzBackRibs

    DogboyOzBackRibs Yeti from Down Under VIP

    Thanks for updating skyblock c0wg0d! You did a fantastic thing! :)
     
  15. margaritte

    margaritte Expert VIP

    Any idea yet on when the island leveling bug will be fixed? My island is not growing when I build like some others have reported. I'm not sure if it's everyone, or just some islands that are affected.

    I'm building as normal and assuming that it will all register at some point!

    Edit: My island just lost 70 levels after I added almost 100 Emerald blocks. I'm scared :(
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2015
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  16. LifeLearner

    LifeLearner Homesteader in Training Moderator VIP Elder


    My island also lost levels after the upgrade to 1.8.
     
  17. c0wg0d

    c0wg0d Master Owner Moderator VIP

    I believe the culprit for loss of island levels is because of hoppers. In the old version, each hopper added 10 points, so 100 hoppers gave you one island level. Now, hoppers give 125 points each, but there's a limit of 10. This means even if you have 100 hoppers, you will only be given 125 points for the first 10, for a total of 1,250.

    There are a couple other items that impose a limit now too, like beds, vines, and anvils.
     
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  18. Castellen

    Castellen Villager Expert/Zombie Doctor

    Ok whats next? creative, arenas, or hg?


    Also do you think facs will come back c0w?
     
  19. Pablo_Bunyan

    Pablo_Bunyan Apprentice

    I'll throw in my thanks for the update as well!

    Like others, I'm having trouble with island level. I'm not sure if I lost any but I've done a fair amount of building and planting over the last 2 days without seeing any change.

    Also, it was quite a shock to see a creeper actually blow a hole in my platform! I just stood there - mouth agape - as my precious wood planks fell into the void. I had to double-check to make sure that I was on the Sandlot... ;)
     
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  20. Albinia

    Albinia Time Lady Helper

    Thank you for this, oh my gosh. There have been so many times when careless Alb has not cleared enough space in her inventory for a challenge reward.

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!!