With the recent updates to the lot manager, I have now everything in place for a new system: Skyblock challenges!
What is it?
We currently have one skyblock type available. You play it until you lose something important or until you get bored with it. The new system is more like a level-based challenge. There will be several types of skyblocks, each with a level number 1-10 etc. Each type is harder or has a different challenge than the previous one. In order to be able to play a higher challenge, you need to finish the previous one. “Finishing” a challenge is achieved by acquiring a predefined amount of a certain item and submitting it to the system. Once you have done this, you can try the next level.If you fail, (by dropping something etc) you need to try again. Challenges can be time-based and amount-based.
Since there is a risk that someone from a easy challenge hands over items to a harder challenge user, we will have to disable lot warping and teleporting in the skylands just as it is now in the darklands. Also, all lots will have a wall around them to prevent people from jumping over from one lot to the other. This will of course affect the existing skyblock players, but I hope there is understanding for that. So people will be able to warp to their own lot, but not to others.
- Level 1: You have the default skyblock setup; Gather 100 cobble.
- Level 2: Same setup (you start from scratch): Gather 100 cobble in 15 minutes
- Level 3: Gather 100 saplings
- and so on… there can be dozens of those, See some ideas here: http://pastebin.com/qeTcReZ4
- We can have a race for challenges. Everyone is measured how long they take to finish a challenge. Who can get a certain item in the shortest time? (a.k.a the skyblock olympics :)
How can you help?
I need proposals for skyblock setups and challenges. It would be great if you guys can take a look around on the countless other skyblock servers to see what types of setups they are using. If you have an idea, please submit it on this spreadsheet. Please add your username so we can credit you.
Is this something you would play? Would you be willing to restart the skyblock to get the next challenge? I initially thought that each challenge should start from scratch. Another option would be to have only certain levels start from scratch and others can be done on the same block (e.g. farming carrots and pumpkins from the same block, for mob farming you need to start over, time challenges are always from scratch)