The time has come once again for our Skyblock server to start a brand new chapter! For the past month, behind the scenes we have been hard at work updating our Skyblock server to the latest Minecraft version whilst adding to and enhancing the gameplay as much as possible! Players can expect to see some massive new features this upcoming season such as: 1.20 backend, archaeology world, custom helmet and harvest hoe skins, economy changes and much more! This upcoming season of Skyblock will be launching this upcoming weekend at Friday 11th August 3pm MST. Spoiler: Upcoming Changes Upcoming Changes - Backend has been updated to 1.20 - Skin keys can now be opened on Skyblock to gain access to Helmet skins (hats) and Harvest Hoe skins - Brand new Archaeology digsite has been added making use of 1.20 archaeology mechanics (/warp digsite) - Brand new Sniffer spawner has been added (obtainable through the newly added digsite) - Players are now able to access Smithing Templates and Pottery Sherds through the newly added digsite - Brand new skill has been added 'Archaeology' which is levelled up by extracting artifacts from the digsite - New permission has been added 'Use Buckets' to prevent players from easily griefing using buckets - All valuables (Holoskulls, Compost Bins, Chunk Loads and Teleport Pads) will now go straight to your inventory upon breaking - Book and Quills have now been re-enabled (made possible by recent patches made by spigot) - Shop has now been updated to include all of the new items from 1.19 and 1.20 - Silverfish spawners have been moved from a T1 to T7 spawner to change things up - Bee spawners have been moved from a T7 to a T1 spawner - Cactus has been debuffed slightly to encourage other means of money making - Beetroot sell price has been debuffed - Carrot sell price has been buffed to $3.00 each (New crop meta for making $$) - Enderpearls can now be sold for a low value (they were previously impossible to sell) - New challenge has been added (Archaeologist) which involves extracting artifacts - New mob statue varient has been added (Sniffer) - Player collision has been disabled in the spleef event - All players with ranks will now have access to all of the newly added mob disguises - Fixed a bug where a bunch of sound effects were not working for the key animations - Fixed a bug where Pocketpals would appear really dark - Players are no longer able to change beacon effects to the beacons in their end dimension - Cleaned up a bunch of our GUIs and hid the vanilla lore from spawners - OldCombatMechanics has been updated to the latest version fixing a few major quirks with PvP mechanics - Fixed a bug where 'Island Upgrades' inside the '/island info' GUI did not take into account the end island upgrades - Fixed a bug where the End Berry animation would appear in the overworld on players islands - Fixed a bug where the '15% Upgrade Discount' perk did not work with the end dimension upgrades - Skins have now been added to Spleef (Hats) - All of the challenges for killing mobs have been reduced (they are now much easier to achieve) - Attempted to fix an issue where having Glass Spawners enabled would completely break some islands - Fixed a bug when using the repair signs at spawn, players would get a message saying "You can't break this block here" - Rank descriptions have been updated (They previously said that Emerald+ had access to /Fly when all players now have access to it) - Players are now able to toggle the voting villager vote reminders in chat - Improved /tps command alongside spark profiler to help locate server performance issues Trails & Tales Update (1.20): The biggest change players will face next season is the updated backend from 1.18 to 1.20! This update will bring forward all of the newly added Minecraft features (Such as archaeology, hanging signs, etc). Minecraft 1.20 was released on the 7th June, and in typical Skyblock fashion, we are striving to keep everything on the latest Minecraft version! Archaeology World: The Archaeology world is a new world which will be accessible to all players on our Skyblock server. This world consists of an archaeology digsite which takes full advantage of the 1.20 archaeology mechanics (brushing). Players can access this world using the command '/warp digsite'. Once here, players can utilize the newly added Brush tool to extract artifacts from suspicious sand and suspicious gravel. Extracting artifacts will grant players access to exclusive items such as smithing templates, pottery sherds and the all new Sniffer spawner. Hats & Harvest Hoe Skins: Following in the footsteps of our latest Survival reset, Skins will be making their way to our Skyblock server. By opening Skin Keys, players will be able to unlock access to a plethora of exclusive hats and harvest hoe skins to show off. No longer do you have to grind away thousands of crops starring at a boring diamond hoe, upgrade your style and customize your tools! Players can view all available skins by using the command '/skins'. New Skills & Challenges: With the addition of the new archaeology digsite, we have also implemented a brand new skill (archaeology) alongside new challenges for players to complete. Players can level up their archaeology skill by extracting artifacts from the sand, granting them access to the new ability which will have players uncovering multiple artifacts at once! Miscellaneous Changes As always with new seasons, it is our primary focus to ensure we deliver enough content, quality of life changes and bug fixes to satisfy our community! Players can expect to see brand new builds alongside a smoother gameplay experience with a handful of our backend plugins being updated with performance improvements. We look forward to seeing everyone this Friday. As always, enjoy!