Skyblock Returns

Friday, August 22nd begins our group’s 3rd installment of the Skyblock Challenge!  The admin crew has built a new custom multi-player map just for the occasion and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be doing Skyblock 2.1 this go around. You can find more information about Skyblock and Skyblock 2.1 here. This server map is an adaptation created by the server admins. The concept and original Skyblock challenges/maps were thought up by Noobcrew.

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What is Skyblock? Skyblock is a floating island survival map. On the server, your team will be assigned an island where you’ll be tasked with a list of goals to accomplish (with meager starting supplies) to win the challenge. As previously stated we’ll be using an adaption of  Skyblock 2.1 with additional goals to make the experience slightly more challenging.

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Rules:

  • Teams can be 1-3 players.
  • Do not purposely jump off the island to regenerate your health.
  • Do not attempt to make a bridge to the Island Hub, neighboring islands, or map edge. Each individual island is roughly 2,000 minecraft blocks away from the other. If you are found attempting to bridge islands or the other two areas stated you will be disqualified and removed from the whitelist. This rule goes for Overworld and Netherworld islands.
  • Overworld island can extend up to 100 blocks out from the bedrock block marking the center in any of the 4 compass point directions. You are not restricted as far as height is concerned.
  • Netherworld islands can extend up to 40 blocks out from your nether portal in any of the 4 compass point directions.  You are not restricted as far as height is concerned.
  • If you somehow spawn on a neighbors island either jump off or use their cb to return to the Island Hub to access your island.

Notes:

  • Anvils and enchanting tables will not be provided for you this time around. You can purchase both, as well as a brewstand, at one of the Xp Shops for 50xp levels. KeepInventory is set to false so you will lose your xp when you die.
  • Two XP Item Shops have been set up to allow you access to materials you wouldn’t normally have access to during single player survival. One item, the brewstand, is required for you to meet certain challenge goals.
  • Instead of doing a pumpkin trade for dirt like we’ve done in the past you may purchase grass blocks from one of the two xp shops.  One shop specializes in animals. If you are having a hard time getting animals to spawn on your island (and with the way the map is set up you shouldn’t have issues getting them to spawn naturally if your island is set up to spawn them correctly) you now have the option to purchase animal spawn eggs for an xp cost.
  • If you fail to set up your cobblestone generator correctly and lose your lava you will be given only 1 replacement lava source.
  • If you fail to set up your nether portal correctly you will not get a second chance to do so.
  • If your tree fails to produce saplings the admins will not give you saplings. You may ask other challengers if they have any they’d like to donate to you. **Helpful tip** Natural leaf decay seems to increase your odds of receiving saplings. A little patience goes a long way.
  • If you lose the sand and cacti from your sand island the admins will not replace them. You may ask other challengers to donate sand/cacti should this happen. **Helpful tip** Approaching the sand island from below is the safest option.
  • If you lose the mushrooms from your nether island the admins will not replace them.  Again, you may ask other challengers for donations.
  • Your starting chest only has 2 items in it. As you progress to your sand island and nether islands you’ll “unlock” more chests with additional items.
  • If for any reason you lose your snow blocks they will not be replaced by the admins. You may ask other challengers for donations.

Challenge Goals:Build Challenges

  • Build a house ~ Housing Requirements~ Your home must have a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Homes must be furnished.
  • A well or troth (to house your infinite water source)
  • A small pond
  • A cobblestone generator
  • A mob box/dropper

Farms/Crops **NOTICE**Auto farms, using redstone, are not permitted.

  • Melon farm – Collect 64 Melon Slices
  • Pumpkin farm – Collect 64 Pumpkins
  • Sugarcane farm – Collect 64 Sugarcane
  • Wheat farm – Collect 64 Wheat
  • Carrot farm – Collect 64 Carrots
  • Potato farm – Collect 64 Potatoes
  • Cactus farm – Collect 64 Cactus
  • Netherwart – Collect 64 Nether Wart
  • Collect 64 Red Mushrooms
  • Collect 64 Brown Mushrooms

Food Stores:

  • 32 Bread
  • 10 Mushroom Stew
  • 32 Baked Potatoes
  • 64 cooked fish
  • 32 Pumpkin Pie

Crafting:

  • 5 Snow Golems
  • 1 bed per team member
  • 64 torches
  • 1 furnace
  • 1 crafting table
  • 32 jack o’lanterns
  • 16 paintings
  • 32 cobblestone stairs
  • 32 cobblestone slabs
  • 16 stone buttons
  • 32 stone bricks
  • 32 stone slabs
  • 16 stone pressure plates
  • 16 signs
  • 32 ladders
  • 32 fences
  • 16 fence gates
  • 32 Birch stairs
  • 32 Birch slabs
  • 16 wooden pressure plates
  • 32 trap doors
  • 16 levers
  • 16 bookcases
  • 64 fireworks (must have 4 different types)

Mob Collection:

  • 64 spider eyes
  • 64 string
  • 16 ender pearls
  • 64 rotten flesh
  • 5 iron ingots
  • 5 golden nuggets
  • 64 bones
  • 64 arrows
  • 1 bow per team member
  • 64 gun powder
  • 16 glowstone dust
  • 16 redstone dust
  • 64 sugar

Dyes/Wools:

  • 8 dyes of the following colors: black, gray, light gray, cactus green, lime, yellow, orange, red, pink, white
  • 8 wool of the following colors: black, gray, light gray, cactus green, lime, yellow, orange, red, pink, white

Brewing: **NOTICE** Any version of the potions listed is fine.

  • 1 potions of swiftness
  • 1 potions of water breathing
  • 1 potions of poison
  • 1 potions of weakness
  • 1 potions of slowness

Redstone:

  • 8 redstone torches
  • 2 dispensers
  • 2 redstone repeaters
  • 2 pistons

***BONUS CHALLENGES***

  • Cure a zombie villager and name him (Bonus Team Challenge)
  • Craft a full set of iron tools (Full set includes: a pickaxe, a shovel, axe, and sword) (Bonus Personal Challenge)
  • Have a full set of the follow sets of armor with 100% durability: iron, gold, and chain mail. (Bonus Personal Challenge)

Prizes:1st Place

  • $30 dollar Amazon Gift Card ***Notice***Your team can decide how they want the Gift Card divided up.
  • Toad Hut Coupons for all team members.

2nd Place

  • The choice of 1 Powermine Pick or Shovel for each member of your team.
  • Toad Hut Coupons for all team members.

3rd Place

  • Toad Hut Coupons for all team members.

***BONUS CHALLENGE***

  • Undead horse of your choice. ***Notice***To complete the bonus challenge your team must complete all the challenge goals listed including the *Bonus Team Challenge*.  You must also complete the 2 *Bonus Personal Challenges*.  Undead horses are individual rewards. Your entire team does not have to complete the 2 *Bonus Personal Challenges* for you to be awarded the horse.

Event Information: 

Start Date:  Friday, August 22nd 2014

Start Time: 9:30pm EDT

  • The event will run for one week, closing on Friday, August 29th 2014

Server:  sb.gmmc.me

  • To access the server you must fill out the whitelist request form on this page. Please be sure to list the name of your team when submitting your request. You will not be able to access the Skyblock server until the event officially opens on August 22nd.

SKYBLOCK TEAM SIGNUPS ARE FULL. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMPETE, PLEASE INQUIRE IN THE GROUP SO WE CAN GET YOU ON A TEAM THAT IS NOT YET FULL





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