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Important Skyblock Empire - A New Chapter

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by Raj, Jul 29, 2020 at 7:59 PM.

  1. Raj

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    Greetings,

    Back in 2017, both Martijn & I joined MineSuperior to launch what is now known as Skyblock Infinity under the promise that, unlike most servers, it will never be reset. Due to the restrictions that guideline imposed (as well as the desire to not release more than four Infinity servers), we made a competitive, season-based Skyblock server that we called Skyblock Chaos, which can be considered to be “Infinity 1.5.” Unfortunately, Chaos was discontinued earlier this summer for a multitude of reasons. Now, around a month and a half later, it’s finally time for us to take the next step and release our next generation of Skyblock: Skyblock Empire

    Skyblock Empire will release on:
    Saturday, August 1st at 3:00 PM ET

    WHAT EXACTLY IS EMPIRE?
    Empire is the successor to Skyblock Chaos and can be considered “Infinity 2.0.” Unlike Chaos, Empire’s gameplay is meant to be a lot more long-term & casual, with us planning to reset it every couple years versus the monthly seasons that Chaos had or the indefinite season that can be found on Infinity. Unlike all our previous Skyblocks (and basically all previous MineSuperior servers), Empire’s base version will be 1.16.1, which means that there will be a plethora of new blocks, mobs, & gameplay functions that aren’t present on most other servers. On top of the version changes, both Martijn & I have added our own custom implementations, both old & new, in order to spice up gameplay by a significant margin.

    Because of performance constraints, Empire will be split into two servers: Skyblock Greece and Skyblock Rome, with both servers being the exact same from a functional perspective, but differing aesthetically (similar to Infinity).

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    WHAT NEW CHANGES WERE MADE?
    The biggest change by far would have to be the aforementioned version change, with us shifting from a base version of 1.12.2 to 1.16.1. Due to this, we’ve had to recode a lot of our custom components, and we’ve taken the time to implement new changes on top of the already existing features. For example, we’ve completely redone our base Skyblock core, and have added new island upgrades (such as a shared island vault), as well as a role management system that will be pushed out as part of the first content update for Empire.

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    On top of the changes & revamps to our existing software, we’ve also been working on some brand new systems that will be exclusively featured on Empire (and eventually the rest of the network), such as a fully-fledged quests system and pets. Not all of these features will be available from the beginning, as we still have a healthy update cycle planned, but there are definitely a lot of things in the pipeline that are worth waiting for.

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    WHAT ABOUT MY RANK ON CHAOS?
    Like we’ve done in the past, you will be able to transfer your rank from Chaos to one of the two Empire servers on our webstore as long as you do so within one month from today. Do note that you can only transfer your rank once, so be sure to choose the highest rank option available to you & pick your desired server carefully.

    WHAT’S HAPPENING TO INFINITY?
    Both Martijn & I have talked about this a couple of times in-game & in calls, but we’ve had plans to entirely revamp Infinity as a server for a while now. In terms of progress, we’re around 90% done with all the stuff we need to do, but a lot of things were put on hold once we started work on Empire, so Infinity will be receiving a full revamp sometime later this year (and once Empire is sorted out). This doesn’t mean that Infinity is going to be reset, nor does it mean that we will be wiping the economy. More details will be posted when we’re ready to push the revamp out to you guys.

    CHANGELOG:
    • Shifted base version from 1.12.2 to 1.16.1
      • New gameplay mechanics, block varieties, etc.
        • All block additions can be obtained through /shop or through your island generator
    • Modified base skyblock core
      • Island permissions (CONTENT UPDATE)
        • The island leader will now be able to distribute permissions to the various island roles
      • Island vault
        • New island upgrade that adds multiple virtual chests that are shared by all island members
      • Island bank
        • Shared balance between all island members
    • Minions changes
      • Minion panel
        • View info for all minions registered to your player
      • Customization
        • Brings back V1 features like quotes & animations
        • Change your minion’s outfit with 10+ presets
      • Beheading upgrade
        • Increase chance of dropping a mob’s skull
      • Bonemealing upgrade
        • Add a growth multiplier to your farmer-grown crops
    • Sell wands
      • Now have a set multiplier & use limit to add more potential for variety
    • Quests (CONTENT UPDATE)
      • Personal & server-wide quests
      • Daily, weekly, & monthly
    • Meme rank
      • Much-requested Kappa equivalent on Empire
    • Numerous minor QoL changes
      • New buy menu
      • Glow colors
      • Chunk collector filtering (CONTENT UPDATE)
    Skyblock Empire doesn’t only mark the beginning of a new generation of Skyblock, but it also marks the beginning of a new era of MineSuperior as a whole. Over the next couple of weeks, you may notice little changes here and there while we rework aspects of the network, starting with a brand new hub server, which will make its debut alongside Empire.. We’re super excited to show off all the stuff we’ve been working on throughout these past couple of months.

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    Alongside this announcement, we’ve published the Empire category on the webstore (you need to select the server of your choice when purchasing a package) & have announced a EMPEROR RANK GIVEAWAY on our Twitter. See you all on Saturday!

    - Raj & Martijn
     
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