For a long time our Admin shop has only supported the ability for you to buy items. But today we’ve enabled the ability for you to sell items to it too!
When you click on an item like in the screenshot above you’ll now see some red buttons which facilitate selling. The prices fluctuate just like when items are purchased meaning it fully integrates with our shop.
At the moment we’re only facilitating selling on above ground items and decorative items but we will be extending it to other items after the initial testing phase is over. To help you identify sell-able items we’ve added a tiny dollar sign to the price as shown below.
The code for this feature is written the same way as our buying code meaning we can easily adapt this feature to work in-game with the /search command which we will do some time in the future.
We hope you like this feature, please do try it out!
I hope you all had a fun with our recent side-contest, I know there was a bit of a hitch at the start due to the voting sites top 10 display being inaccurate but don’t worry we recorded all the votes server side and are using that to calculate the top 10 voters between May 2nd and May 12th instead.
So here are the top 10 voters who have all received R1,000!
<3 Steve3536: 30
<3 Panoramixia: 30
<3 tjm16: 28
<3 judge817: 26
<3 MathPowerland: 25
<3 LeahRaeRae: 24
<3 Slitherpuff: 21
<3 Boffen7: 19
<3 Beastkiller500: 18
<3 Plinkster: 15
Congratulations everyone, you were all entered into a random prize draw to win The Silent Age a highly acclaimed game available on Steam and the winner of the game is: <3 LeahRaeRae you were chosen to win the game by a random number generator, congratulations!
Thank you everyone who participated we did move up the ranks on the vote sites quite a bit due to this contest.
Since last month we have been committed to having two build contests per month with great prizes. But we’ve heard from many of you that the plot sizes are simply too small making some of the great ideas you have infeasible.
To rectify this we have gone ahead and increased the plot sizes by 125% – That’s more than double the area. Previously plots were 32×32 blocks which is 4 chunks.
Now the plots are 48×48 which gives you 9 chunks. We’ve also deepened the plots from their previous 9 blocks to 16 blocks. The sky height is still the same (right to sky limit).
Above is a picture of the new contest area at /warp contest and yes that is a sheep in that plot!
We’ll be holding our next build-off in our new contest area on May 15th. We’re not giving you any hints on the theme just yet but as I have said in-game all the contests for the entirety of this year have already been planned out in advance.
I hope you all enjoy the larger plots and remember you don’t need to use all the space for your entries but for those of you who need or want that extra space we’re happy to provide it. This is the forth and hopefully last time we extend the size of our contest plots.
Below are the winners for this contest as chosen by <3 Freakboy who was the overseer of this build off!
All three winners have been given their in-game rennies and supporter benefits (Congratulations FlyingViper on Gold supporter!).
To receive your games please contact me and let me know which game you would like in order from most want to least want that way I can give them out as fast as possible. When messaging me make sure to leave your email address for the game gift to be sent to.
The games up for grabs were Battlevoid Harbinger, Morphopolis and Redemption: Saints And Sinners.
Some time tomorrow the server will be inaccessible while hardware upgrades are performed to our pfSense router, specifically the CPU is being upgraded for better VPN throughput. The BIOS on our router motherboard is also being upgraded.
I’m expecting the maintenance to take no more than 30 minutes.
EDIT:// This upgrade has now been completed and all servers and services are back online.
It has come to my attention that the top 10 list on the 3rd voting site (and possibly the first site too) are not accurate. Due to this the contest criteria is changing. Instead of only counting the votes cast on the 3rd site we’re now counting how many votes you’ve cast between May 2nd and May 12th on all three vote sites combined.
I’m very sorry that we didn’t catch this problem before the contest began. Also we’re now collecting the vote counts locally on our own game server so that we record each and every vote accurately.
Thank you for your understanding, the contest is still on and the top 10 voters will still receive R1,000 each and be entered into our game prize draw!
We’ve been gaining a lot of traction lately on the vote sites and I thought it would be a good idea to reward you all with a little mini-contest and all you need to do is vote at minecraftforum.net which is our third vote site and one where we have a good chance of reaching the top 50 servers listed (we’re currently rated 69th out of 12,855 servers which is incredibly good!)
To enter this contest all you need to do is keep voting every day at that specific vote site and everyone who makes it into the top 10 voters this month will receive R1,000 on May 12th (10 days from today) and a random person from the top 10 list will be entered into a prize draw to receive a premium steam game: The Silent Age.
So it’s very simple, vote as much as you can to get your name in the top 10 list and get an extra R1,000 and a chance to win a great game! – We hope you enjoy this mini-contest!
We hope you all had fun with Aprils Monster build contest. We certainly had no shortage of entrants with almost every contest plot being taken!
This time we’re doing a space contest which ties in with the recent Guardians of the Galaxy 2 release a few days ago.
To enter simply head on over to /warp contest get yourself a plot by pushing the button on the right of the contest board and build the best space themed thing you can imagine. It can be characters from SciFi franchises, space ships, alien landscapes or anything else you think is space themed.
The games we’re offering to be won are Battlevoid Harbinger, Morphopolis and Redemption: Saints And Sinners. Battlevoid is a Windows and Mac compatible game while the other two games are Windows only.
This contest runs from May 1st to May 10th and is open to all players to participate in on our Survival server.
Full Prize List
- 1st place: R10,000 – Gold Supporter – First choice of a single game from the three available.
- 2nd place: R5,000 – Supporter – Second choice of a single game from the two available.
- 3rd place: R2,500 – The final remaining game.
We hope you all have fun with this contest and remember it ends on May 10th!
I’m really impressed with the entries we had for this contest there was a lot of participation and some really excellent looking monsters!
Congratulations everyone. You have all been given your rennies and supporter upgrades if applicable. The steam games for the contest will be handed out once I speak with the players so they can select their game from the ones available.
Our next contest will begin early next month so start stocking up on your items and please remove the materials from your current contest plots as we will be wiping it in just a few days time. And finally a big thank you to everyone who participated!
In 2015 we started a project to make a much more difficult version of The Cube dubbed Cube #666. This is a spiritual successor to Cube #1 and Cube #2 but obviously made extremely difficult.
But it has taken us a long time to import Cube #666 because we simply couldn’t think of a reward good enough to make you play it.
That is until now. We’ve decided to setup a jackpot and as of this post it sits at R31,180 – We’ll be increasing the jackpot by R100 to R1,000 every day indefinitely (even after it’s won) so there will always be some money available to be won by playing. We also have a door fee. Players are charged R10 to enter Cube #666 and the fee goes straight into the jackpot.
Everyone who beats it will be immortalised above the entrance where it’ll show your head, your name, the date you won and the amount of rennies you won.
You can find the entrance to Cube #666 in the centre of the shopping district at /warp shop. We hope you have a lot of fun playing this new egg and please do use every advantage we’ve given you to beat this egg including potions and your card deck.
Many of the shops at /warp shop have had their owners evicted today as the players either haven’t logged in for a long time or their shops are empty.
So if you were looking for a prime piece of real estate to sell your wares now is the time!
For those unaware you can not only rent a shop at /warp shop but you get to decorate it however you like, invite your friends to also use your shop and you can view the statistics of how many visitors you’re receiving. A shop you control is fully protected against griefing just like our contest plots.
Its been a while since we last did Champion Hall submissions but it’s back and we are intending to do it monthly again. We’re also making some changes. Instead of giving multiple players Champion status each time we hold it, we’re instead going to only give a single player Champion status which they keep forever.
We’re also widening the submissions to absolutely anything you’ve created in-game on our servers. That means there are no longer individual build categories. If you made something you think is absolutely incredible you can submit it and you could get Champion Status for it.
These changes mean once you become a Champion you no longer need to submit further builds for Champion status in the future, however you may do so if the build you’re submitting is different to one you gained Champion status for previously.
A new Champion Hall beneath a pagoda at spawn built by <3 Ricksterm and <3 iNook has become accessible by using /warp champions this hall will feature the heads and names of all future Champions.
As with the prior Champion Hall system you still receive 8 exclusive cards to your card deck as seen below. The difference is now you’ll keep these cards indefinitely.
We know you all have something great to submit and we hope you do as for the first time the competition is completely opened up to all types of builds. To submit your build for April’s Champion Hall please submit images of your build and ways to get there in this thread on our forums. Please only one submission per person and you may only submit builds you made yourself.
Our Minecraft server will be inaccessible a little while after this post is made, we’re performing regular hardware maintenance. Thanks!
EDIT:// The server is back online. We were offline for 44 minutes during which time our software was upgraded, our hardware was cleaned (dust bunnies be gone!) and some electrical cables in the server were swapped out for safer and more reliable ones.
Today I have fixed a long standing issue with our tree lopping card where by you couldn’t use a Diamond Axe to fell a tree because it would do too much durability damage to your Axe.
Now you can once again use any axe to fell a tree while tree lopping is active and the durability damage is inline with expectation.
I hope you all like this change I know it has been annoying using inferior axes that broke quickly when felling trees with your Tree Lopper card activated. Thank you <3 ModernPromethea for helping me test these changes.
If you don’t yet have this card it’s a random drop card obtainable through Mining, Fishing and playing any of our Easter Eggs.
Earlier today our forums were updated to use the latest phpbb software. This update unfortunately made it incompatible with our previous theme so I decided to look for a replacement which I have now found and applied as seen below.
I’m aware that changes this drastic can be difficult to adjust to like when we moved to our previous theme but I’m hopeful that you will all get used to this one after giving it a good try. It offers a lot more features and customisation than our previous theme.
You’ll likely see it change slightly over the next few weeks as I customise it more but for now it’s up and functional, check it out and let us know what you think.
It’s time for a new build contest and this time we’re going all out with not just in-game cash prizes but Steam games and supporter ranks up for grabs!
To enter simply head on over to /warp contest get yourself a plot and build the best monster you can! – It can be funny or serious just make it absolutely crazy!
This contest runs from April 15th to April 25th giving you a full 10 days.
The games we’re offering to be won are Fez, Lego Jurassic World and Terraria. All three are critically acclaimed games and run on Windows & Mac.
The first place winner will have first choice to select which of the three games they would like and then the 2nd place winner picks a game from the two that are left and the 3rd place winner receives the final game. All games will be delivered by email address to your Steam account once the contest concludes.
Full Prize List
- 1st place: R10,000 – Gold Supporter – First choice of a single game from the three available.
- 2nd place: R5,000 – Gold Supporter (If not taken) or Supporter – Second choice of a single game from the two available.
- 3rd place: R2,500 – Gold Supporter (If not taken yet) or Supporter (If not taken yet) and the final remaining game.
We hope you all have fun with this contest and remember it ends on April 25th! – Discuss this contest in its thread on our forums here.
We know you’ve all been enjoying Skyblock, it has become quite active over the past month. Today <3 Hiraku_Hiro has created some new challenges and altered some previous ones to give repeatable rewards.
He has also altered the Skyblock mini-shop and added more block level information (meaning your island level is more accurate and takes into consideration the new rewards gained through the new challenges added last month and today)
New repeatable challenge additions to older challenges:
- Paper Maker now gives repeatable rewards (Two types of Sand)
- Alchemist now gives repeatable rewards (Diamond, Dragons Breath)
New Miscellaneous Challenges:
- String Exchange (String for Cobwebs)
- Lava Exchange (Magma Blocks and Iron Ingots for a Lava Bucket)
- Nether Exchange (Netherwart and Gravel for Netherrack)
- Soulsand Exchange (Sand and Rotten Flesh for Soulsand)
New Master Challenge:
- Master Chef (Collect every edible food for a Notch Apple, Shulker Shells and Diamonds)
In other news I have enabled all the biomes for players to change to. You can change your biome by typing /is biomes
Biomes you now have access to:
- Cold Beach – Snowy and cold.
- Desert – A dry desert.
- Flower Forest – Trees and Flowers!
- Nether – It’s .. Nethery.
- Jungle – A lush jungle.
- Mushroom Island – Mushrooms!
- Plains – Plain plains!
- Swampland – It’s .. swampy
- Mesa – It’s a dry desert biome
- Savanna – Flat and dry, no rain.
- Black Forest – Lots of woods and trees
And that is it for this update. We hope you have lots of fun on your Skyblock adventures!
I’ve been thinking about adding deck completion cards for a long time and today I decided to add the first one. When you acquire all of the investment cards (5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%) you will automatically unlock a new “Any Investment Card” which lets you invest in any of the five slots for free.
To unlock the new card simply visit https://cards.renmx.com and you’ll see a new piece of text at the top like so:
Which indicates you’ve unlocked the new card and it’s now redeemable for investments on our admin shop. I hope you enjoy this new card I am planning more unlockable set completion cards like this one for other cards in the system.
I’ve also added a rare series card today which is a random drop from fishing, mining or playing Easter Eggs. I hope you’ll like that one too, it is animated!
Small update the Doors mechanic of Craftbook has been enabled on all our services. You can read more about this mechanic here at the Craftbook wiki.
I’ve also enabled “BetterLeads” which enables you to put leads on Villagers and a few other mods (Spiders, Zombies).
Many of you have been enjoying the relaunched Skyblock server and today we’ve added 32 new challenges to the server.
All of which were created by our own <3 Hiraku_Hiro.
He worked quite hard yesterday on the new challenges which introduce three new adept, miscellaneous, and master tiers across 32 separate challenges.
So you’ve got new things to work towards and new rewards to earn by someone that actually plays Skyblock and knows what people want from this game mode.
Thank you very much Hiro, I’m sure everyone will have a lot of fun with the new challenges.