Happy 5th birthday SkaiaCraft!
There was not much with the server in terms of new features, so I thought it would be nice to announce a lot of things.
It took us 3 years too long. But we finally did it, the Creative server is finally here! In general, the new server needs some important reforms and forthcoming functions that will introduce even more elements to the server that have not yet been conceptualized.
Meanwhile, take a look at the new shop items here:
CueballCraft PvP Changes
On March 01, PvP on CueballCraft will change to 24/7. No more scheduled switching. We understand that this change might be scary for some players, so if you have joined before February 01 and want to keep PvP switching off for you, please create a support ticket and we can make you exempt for up to 90 days. We can also move your builds from CueballCraft to Prospit Creative server, where you can toggle your own PvP status and play in a peaceful, creative/survival mode environment. If you choose to have us move your builds, please keep in mind a few things:
- The builds will be moved. That means the originals are deleted from CueballCraft. You may not keep both.
- In your support ticket, you must define for us the exact coordinates and those of any nearby claims that you want moved as well.
- The move is permanent - We will not undo it.
The phasing out of the "main server" in 2018
The 1.8 Factions server is fun. Players can enjoy a rush of adrenaline, from one of many objects collected from Parkour that have one-hit enchanted power. But this server is not ideal for specific games and situations, especially now, when Minecraft 1.13 is here. That's why, soon, a major reform will be carried out with the Factions server, and it will be updated to version 1.13. The server which we know and love, will soon disappear. Many other elements of this server will be deleted due to incompatibility with 1.13. This is also important for server performance, since many plugins that are currently barely used will be removed, and some are replaced by different plugins that can perform similar tasks.
Everything is explained above, which makes the server more playable for the ever-changing Minecraft community. But it also required updating the server, because our players beg for it. We have long chosen to delay updating, because the server is full of great features ... Unfortunately, the players that we have do not know about the coolness, they became disinterested, and then began to participate more in CueballCraft. This is not due to lack of features, but rather the lack of players. We are forced to choose more features in Minecraft itself, and not to keep the amazing and little-known plugins that we already have in the 1.8 server. This update will begin sometime in 2018, so be sure to play on 1.8 OP Factions as much as you can before it's gone! The new Factions server will be much more basic for both players and staff, it will be pretty boring, but at least it will have the new Minecraft features. If you want to play on a good 1.12 Factions server, I recommend giving Ham5teak.xyz a try (we host it).
Secret Ledger of reports on Staff
Changes are now made so that staff do not abuse their power. We had many mistakes from the staff, donated staff and sometimes applied staff, which does not necessarily violate any instructions for the staff written on the forums, but nevertheless caused the player a bad experience. From the time of this post, I will keep an account book that will contain every report of a staff error or a case of abuse, and the status of each problem, if a player reports one. This book will never be made public. When the maximum number of reports is reached, this staff can receive a rank suspension. The "maximum number" of reports will not be disclosed. Donor staff will have more leniency and can receive more reports than the applied staff (due to higher expectations for applied staff), and every two weeks the report book will be cleared. The purpose of this secret book is to make the staff better and make us less dependent on strict and obtuse written rules that do not apply well in some situations. If you are a staff member, you will be notified of each report, and also about how you could deal with it correctly in the future, so we can discuss it long before it is added to the record. It is important to note that this process depends on reports from players about the staff, which are either viewed through the forum, or support ticket. We will ignore player reports on any other media. Until you are informed, you're OK! This secret book was made just now, so it means that everyone now has 0 confirmed and rejected reports.
At the moment we are looking for new staff (in particular, Moderators). The need for more staff is to train the community how we will maintain the new Creative server. Extensive knowledge of this server is needed to create a good and acceptable application.
With all the above being said, happy five-year anniversary of SkaiaCraft! :)