Competitive Skyblock

Hey Heroes and Villains

Arkham is bringing you guys Competitive Skyblock.
We feel that Skyblock is a very popular Game mode on Arkham Network so we want to elaborate on this.
Our goal with Competitive Skyblock is to make you guys feel like you are playing for a greater purpose, because who doesn't love playing a server for cash rewards. This being said, the rewards are as follows:

The Owner of the Top 10 Islands on the server get $100 Paypal or a $200 Gift Card.
The Owner of the Top 3 Islands on the server get $250 Paypal or $500 Gift Card.

(Top 3 island owners do not get both rewards)

Competitive Skyblock is pretty much that. A Skyblock where players compete with each other, to reach the top and earn the best rewards (also for bragging rights of course).

Server Changes:
1. This server resets once a month. Once the month is up, the top islands are recorded and the server is taken down for a short period of time to get ready for the reset. Rewards are given out manually, each month.
2. Islands are limited to only 2 players. Make sure to chose your friend wisely. We do not allow the use of any alts. (You will be banned from any future competitions if you try and abuse this rule. We will be watching.)
3. There will be
NO Iron Golem Spawners on this server.
4. There will be
NO Gkits on this server.
5. Max McMMO level is 500.
6. Paragon Shop is
disabled.
7. This server is
NOT affected by the Buycraft sale.

This server is releasing at Midnight tonight. Get ready everyone.

The hot staff/players that made this possible:
Acer (helper), Anti-Nana, Nathan (helper), TzFightz, Vorteka (Trial), MrSneakyGuy (Admin), Jaii, Redmancometh (Developer), iKoalas (Owner)

Skyblock Updates

Hey Heroes and Villains,

We are about to release some gnarly updates for Skyblock!

The ability to create personal Chest Sell Signs, will be available for purchase. Purchasing this ability will allow a player to slap a sign on any chest, type [skysell] on the sign, and voila! Click the sign to sell any item in that chest (that is sellable in the Skyblock shop). Just think of this as a personal Sell-All sign.
This will be a donor feature: Available for specific global ranks, or a stand-alone ability.

Jobs are getting a complete revamp. The rewards, payout rates, and amounts are getting buffed, making jobs more worth it for players. Along with the Job upgrades, we will also be expanding the shard shop. You can purchase keys, potions, ect. Shards just became a lot more valuable!

/kit SkyKing (Flamingo kit) will now be receiving Auto Feed I on the helmet and Speed III on the boots.

These updates will be rolling out late tonight and into the morning. Everything should be live on the server by mid day tomorrow. Thanks everyone! Much love,
~iKoalas

AN’s Best Prison Yet.

Alright Guys.
I am here to announce something HUGE that will change the face of the minecraft prison community.
Arkham Network is bringing you a new server called; McPrison.

What is McPrison you might ask?
McPrison is a stand alone prison server that Serayne and I have been working on together (with help from some og prison players). This prison is some next level shit guys. You will not be disappointed. It is a mix between the OP prison you guys see today, and the Old School type prisons that were popular from around 2 years ago that had Cells and Cell Blocks. There is NO flying anywhere on the map, and ranks range from A-Z. The prison economy is 100% made by hand and is designed to take a long time to reach rank Z. That being said, McPrison has a whole different Forums, Buycraft, Donor Ranks, and will have NO gkits. That's right folks. You cannot use any gkits on this new prison. Serayne and I feel that gkits are too overpowered and will ruin the fun.

There will be an NPC in the Arkham Hub which you will right click to connect to the server. You can also connect by using our hub's server selector (minecraft compass).

What are these new ranks? What will happen to Global Ranks?
McPrison has 4 purchasable donor ranks, and a rank you can receive for syncing your forums account called: Supporter. Purchasable Donor ranks are called: Iron, Gold, Diamond, Emerald. You will receive special in-game commands/abilities, daily kits, a special kit that can only be used once, and misc. items upon purchase. Now for Donor mines, they are run a bit differently on McPrison. In order to bridge the cap between donors and non donors we have come up with a new system for donor mines. Donor mines will only be accessible by using something called a Rank Key. Rank keys are obtainable by donors, by using a kit called; /kit [Rank]. [Rank] being Iron/Gold/Diamond/Emerald. For example if you are an Iron donor rank player, you will type /kit iron and it will give you an Iron Rank key. Keys give you access to that set donor mine for 1 hour at a time. You can only use one key every 3 hours. We did this to make the server more fair for everyone. Players may not like it so much at first, but Serayne and I want you all to fully engage in this prison experience. Mining at one donor mine for the entire time you are playing prison just because the prices are higher, can get rather boring (in my opinion). That's pretty much the run down of the new ranks, but i'm sure you are all wondering what is happening with Arkham's current Global Ranks. We are giving the top 4 Arkham Donor ranks, donor ranks on McPrison.
Examples: SuperHero = Iron, Batman = Gold, Joker = Diamond, and Flamingo = Emerald
You will be able to see the full list of perms/commands/items ect. of each rank when the server is released.

Staff and Staff Ranks
Staff on Arkham will also be staff on McPrison. Staff ranks are as follows:
Trial = Trainee, Helper = JrGuard, Mod = Guard, SrMod = SrGuard, Admins = Warden, Owners = Owners

Enchantment Token Changes
Everyone is aware about how Arkham's current economy is ran around the purchasing/selling of etokens from player to player. For McPrison enchantment tokens are much harder to get, and you need etokens to upgrade more than just your pickaxe. Hopefully players will be more inclined to keep their etokens rather than selling them for a profit.
Enchantment Tokens will be used to upgrade/purchase: pickaxes (which is an omnitool), armor, pvp weapons, backpacks, and pets. PvP on McPrison will be overpowered, and highly intense because you can upgrade gear using etokens. There will also be special pvp enchants obtainable only through the enchantment token upgrade system. (warning: once you enchant weapons/tools/armor you cannot get your etokens back)

Backpack Changes
Backpacks will work just as they did back in 2014. You cannot upgrade backpacks, and are required to purchase "capacity set" backpacks with enchantment tokens. The difference is, you can trade in backpacks bought with etokens for etokens themselves. For example: You have a backpack that you bought for 25 etokens that you no longer use. You can visit a Backpack Vendor to trade in this backpack and get 25 etokens.

Lucky Blocks

We have decided to add lucky blocks to McPrison. Lucky Blocks appear randomly when mining and dish out a variety of rewards all at random (money, etokens, backpacks, ect.). Lucky Fish, and Lucky Mob Drops also appear randomly when fishing or killing mobs.

Pets

As stated in Enchantment Token changes, you will be able to get your very own pets. Everyone starts off with a free pet, but you can earn additional pets by just playing the server. Pets passively earn you money every hour you are online. You can upgrade your pets to earn you even more money by using enchantment tokens. Customize your pet by naming him/her!

Bombs
We have decided to add bombs to McPrison. Bombs blow up a section of a mine when placed. Blocks blown up by bombs automatically sell for their set value. Bomb levels vary from level 1 to level 4. Level 1 bombs do the smallest explosions, and level 4 bombs do the largest explosions. Bigger bombs only have a couple levels, but blow up an insane amount of blocks. Bombs cannot be used in the PvP mine or the Event mine.

PvP Mine
There will be a PvP mine located below the McPrison spawn in what we call the, "sewers." This name will make more sense once you see the spawn in game. The PvP mine is a very good mine to use, if you can avoid all the Pkers! I have no doubt that it will be full of players trying to prevent others from mining there. The mine only resets once every 30 minutes, and is filled with high priced ores. This is the only place on the server to obtain obsidian. Obsidian is the highest selling block on the market, and can ONLY be sold at the PvP sign or to players. Players cannot set homes in the PvP area.

Events
Server wide events are held on McPrison every 250 server votes, 500 server votes, and 1000 server votes. These events include: Event Mines, Event Drop Parties, and Event Bosses. Each event is designed to be fun and interactive for players, but is also designed to help them rank-up in the process! More information about these events will be available once the server is released. Stay tuned, because these events are super unique and offer insane rewards. Just make sure to vote!

Alternative Rank-up Options
In addition to mining, you can also fish, or kill mobs to rank-up. Fishing will be located at the docks at spawn. You will fish and sell the fish you get at sell signs. Mob farming will be different. Each A-Z rank has a different type of mob for you to kill. Every mob you kill, you earn money. There are no mob drops, so it is clutter free. If you get bored of doing one of these tasks, just simply switch to a different one! These options have been balanced with the economy. One task may seem like it takes longer than another, but in actuality it most likely isn't. We have put a lot of thought into balancing this, so you don't have to spend all day just mining.

Real Estate
Buy your very own house at spawn!!! Real estate is something completely new, but is based off of an old idea. In McPrison you can purchase property all around the server. There are a variety of houses for sale, and even some special structures for example: you can even buy the boat at spawn! Property is very expensive so if you cannot afford it, we offer "welfare housing." Welfare housing is like the old Cell system. You get a small space to store/build in. Owning real estate is just like owning a plot. You cannot edit the outer structure, but can build whatever you want inside! Players must pay real estate taxes every week to keep their home. Prestige to earn more real estate!

Final Comments
Serayne and I hope you enjoy this new prison experience coming out soon! Feel free to message me if you have any questions! Again, this is not the final Prison thread. There are a lot of features that I did not mention and explanations of new content that is a bit vague. There will be an in-game tutorial and a very in-depth forum thread explaining everything this server has to offer in full detail, once it is released. I made this just to introduce you guys to some of the upcoming updates. Hopefully you guys enjoy playing on this server, because I sure am going to!

Serayne and I will also be doing a prison series together on this server, for his youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-oWEWJDPAYpqqYVKWxSoGw

P.S. Below are some pictures of what we have in store for you guys! #Leaks! #Hype!​

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Picture Credits go to: SuperNinja!

Rules Update

Hey Heroes and Villains! ​

iKoalas here with a short update. It has been heavily requested that the rules be updated to current standards. I have taken the time to do so. Our staff team will only be punishing players for what is stated in the Server Rules thread. However, Rules are subject to change at any time, and punishments may vary. If this happens, I will update the Server Rules thread again. To view the full list of Server Rules and Punishments please visit:

http://arkhamnetwork.org/community/threads/server-rules.6661/

Again, I updated these rules to help clarify punishments and reduce the amount of confusion between the staff and players. If you have any questions about these rule changes please feel free to contact me via: forums. Thank you for your time.
~iKoalas