Skyblock Challenge

After a year of hiatus, the Skyblock Challenge is back! For those who have never seen a Skyblock before, check the image above – you start on a tiny island floating in the void, and need to make the most of your limited resources to build out, completing several objectives.

The Rules

You can access Skyblock from a warp at spawn. Your inventory will be separate in the Skyblock world, so you can’t bring in any outside items. From the skyblock lobby, you will grab a ‘block of your own – just label it with a sign.

Your MCMMO skills from the regular world DO carry over into Skyblock – so you have a major incentive to improve!

To complete the Skyblock challenge, you will need to:

  • Expand your island to at least 25×25
  • Build an automatic cobblestone generator
  • Build a house, with walls that are at least 50% stone bricks, that is at least 10×10, with 2 floors, a bedroom, an item storage room, and a kitchen
  • Your kitchen must include a furnace, crafting table, and chest with at least 3 types of cooked food
  • Craft a set of dyed leather armor

Single Player vs Co-Op

Each “Skyblock” has two islands floating near each other. You have the option of completing your Skyblock either individually (you can connect the two islands and use both sets of resources) or with one other player (you will each start on a separate island, and can build out to connect). Choosing either path doesn’t change the rewards, but you can only gain support from your Co-Op partner. You must complete the challenge without any outside help from other players.

Rewards

Completing the Skyblock Challenge will grant you one extra /home, and access to the Ether dimension – a new world based on Skylands where you can build some really epic stuff! 

Advanced Skyblock Challenge

For those of you who want more of a challenge, we also have an Advanced Skyblock Challenge available. This requires a lot more time and luck to complete, as well as high levels for your MCMMO skills.

To complete the Advanced Skyblock Challenge, in addition to the base challenge you will also need to:

  • Build a Brewery and cure 2 villagers
  • Build homes for your two villagers so they can breed themselves
  • Your kitchen must also include a cauldron and brewing stand
  • And you must bake a cake

Rewards

Completing the Advanced Skyblock Challenge earns you a unique Unbreakable pair of chain boots with Feather Falling 5, Protection 5, Fire Resist 5, and Depth Strider 3. You also get an Unbreakable fishing rod, with Lure 5 and Luck of the Sea 8. Both rewards are renewable once per month if lost in lava or the void. 

Expert Skyblock Challenge

If you’re still too good even for the Advanced challenge, see if you can beat the Expert mission! To complete Expert Skyblock, you need to have finished Advanced, plus:

  • Build a zoo featuring the following critters:
    • A witch with a name starting with “S”
    • A skeleton with a name starting with “G”
    • A zombie pigman with a name starting with “Q”
    • A zombie with diamond armor with a name starting with “Z”
    • A nitwit villager with a named “Erik”
    • 2 other critters of your choice
  • A fully-powered beacon
  • Connect your skyblock to any other ‘block that has completed the Advanced challenge
  • Complete a map wall fully showing the route from your base to the base you connected to

Rewards

Completing the Expert Skyblock Challenge will win you a set of Unbreakable Elytra with Thorns 3 and a Bow with Looting 3, Mending, Infinity, Power 4, Punch 1, and Flame, renewable once a month if lost. 

Hints

Completing the skyblock challenge can be frustrating. You will need redstone and sugar, which are dropped by Witches, and Iron, which is dropped by Zombies. You will also need animals – expand out your island (without destroying all the grass!), and get a nice, large grassy area, and some animals will eventually spawn.

Unique to this server, you can use MCMMO to obtain other important resources:

  • Dirt, Sand, and Clay can be obtained as Common Loot through the Fishing MCMMO skill
  • Blaze Rods and Nether Wart can be obtained as Rare Loot through the Fishing MCMMO skill
  • Witches will rarely drop a brown mushroom

Holiday Gift Party!

3 events in one month?! You bet! 

The hostile mobs of Minecraftlovers are getting in on the holiday cheer, with special gifts available to mob hunters! Through December 31, hostile mobs have a chance of dropping their heads!

This is in addition to the Holiday Party, so brew up some Spiked Eggnog and Holiday Wine and get hunting! Oh, and don’t forget to vote for the December Build Contest!

Event Dates

December 18 – 31, 2018

Event Details

For the duration of the event, hostile mobs have a chance of dropping their heads when killed

MinecraftLovers Holiday Party!

Its the end of the year, and time to party! Join us in celebrating the holidays through the end of the year and brew up some fun!

For the duration of the event, you will earn double MCMMO Alchemy XP.

Festive Potions

To help get things brewing, and get everyone in the holiday spirit, new festive potions have been added too! Note: If you brew these custom potions, the progress bar in the brewing stand WILL NOT MOVE – but the potions are still brewing (just give it a few seconds to complete)!

Spiked Eggnog

A holiday classic! A hearty glass of Spiked ‘Nog will give you Haste 2, Speed 2, Fire Resistance, and Glowing effects for 5 minutes! To brew your own bottles of Spiked Eggnog, you will need:

  • Start with an Awkward Potion (Water Bottle + Nether Wart)
  • Create a Milky Base (Awkward Potion + Milk Bucket)
  • Mix up the Eggnog (Milky Base + Egg)
  • Spike the drink to keep things interesting (Eggnog + Fermented Spider Eye)

Take a hearty drink and enjoy!

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is another holiday classic. This warm, refined drink will make you feel invincible, giving you 2 extra hearts through Absorbtion, plus Health Boost and Damage Resistance for 5 minutes! To brew up some Mulled Wine, you will need:

  • Start with an Awkward Potion (Water Bottle + Nether Wart)
  • Add some fruit to make some juice (Water Bottle + Chorus Fruit)
  • Ferment your juice to get some wine (Chorus Juice + Fermented Spider Eye)
  • Add some spicy orange to mull the flavor (Chorus Wine + Magma Creme)

Take a sip and celebrate the holidays!

December Build Contest – Build Contest Building!

The year is coming to an end, but there’s time for one last build contest!

For December, we are in desperate need for a new Build Contest Building!

Build Requirements

The size of the build contest will be 15×15, with an extra 5 blocks on each side available for landscaping. It can also be 15 blocks tall and 15 blocks high.

The building will be used for voting on build contests. This means it needs a place for us to put the Warps (you can decide if the warps will be signs, pressure plates, or buttons), and a place for people to put their signs for voting.

We also need a “Hall of Fame”, an area where we will feature builds that previously one (so needs more places for warps, and lots of them).

Voting begins on December 17.

Prizes

The winning builder will get:

  • 300 MCMMO levels for Alchemy
  • A Diamond Sword with Looting 5, Sharpness 5, Knockback 2, Fire Aspect 2, and Mending
  • 64 Ghast Tears
  • 10 Nautilus Shells

Thanksgiving Harvest Festival!

Thanksgiving is coming, and it is time to bring in the harvest! We need everyone’s help to bring in enough food from the fields to last through the winter.

Event Requirements

Each player is asked to bring in a huge bumper crop, ready to eat. Build up a stockpile of:

  • 1 full single chest of baked bread
  • 1 full single chest of hay blocks
  • 1 full double chest of baked potatoes
  • 1 full double chest of carrots
  • 1 full double chest of pumpkin
  • 1 single chest of pumpkin pie
  • 1 single chest of rabbit stew

For the duration of the event, all players will receive double herbalism XP to encourage you to get out your hoe!

Event Rewards

If you can bring in all the required crops, you get some fantastic harvest bonuses!

  • Diamond Hoe with Unbreaking 5, Mending, and Fortune 3
  • 300 levels added to your Herbalism MCMMO skill
  • 64 Rabbit Feet
  • 1 single chest of gunpowder

November Build Contest – Shop!

November is here, with everyone thinking of one big event- Black Friday!

To get ready for the holiday shopping season, we’re holding our next build contest – shops!

Players are asked to build a new shop, max size 15 blocks tall, deep, long, and wide for the building, plus 5 blocks tall, deep, long, and wide for landscaping on each side (so a total max size of 25 blocks).

ALL build entries will be moved to spawn as part of the new shopping district, so your shop also needs to be selling something!

We also have more in store for the winner:

Prizes: The winning builder (by popular vote) will receive

  • 32 Diamond Blocks
  • 64 Emerald Blocks
  • 1 Beacon
  • Iron Pickaxe with Fortune 5
  • Diamond Axe with Efficiency 7 and Unbreaking 5

 

Entries are due November 16, 2018! Post your coordinates here or on the forums to enter.

Halloween 2018 – Watch Your Back!

Halloween is here, and so is our 2018 Halloween Event!

From October 21 – 31, you will notice some spooky, scary changes across the server!

This is a PVP Event – Running For 10 Days

Something is in the air causing players to see the red mist – for the duration of the event, killing another player will drop their head!

However, players won’t stay dead for long – getting killed will NOT drop your inventory, and you will find yourself risen in the new MineCraftLovers Graveyard (built by our October build contest winner, Buncat)!

Our scoreboard is also getting a change – instead of your own deaths, we are now tracking how many players you’ve killed! The player with the most kills at the end of Halloween will win our Killer Prize Pack:

  • 5 Wither Skeleton Skulls
  • 5 Skeleton Skulls
  • 5 Zombie Skulls
  • 5 Blaze Skulls
  • 5 Slime Skulls
  • 5 Pig Zombie Skulls
  • 5 Spider Skulls
  • 5 Creeper Skulls
  • 5 Enderman Skulls
  • 5 Golem Skulls
  • 5 Ghast Skulls
  • 5 Cave Spider Skulls
  • 5 Coconut Skulls

Event Summary

Dates: October 21 – 31, 2018

Rules: Kill as many other players as possible

Awards: Skull of every player you kill, plus Killer Prize Pack (5 of every hostile skull, plus coconuts)

Perks: Players keep inventory on death, players respawn in Graveyard, suggested Halloween texture pack for hostile mobs

October Build Contest

To get ready for Halloween, we are holding a build contest! Everyone is invited to participate!

This month, we are looking for a 45×45 build of a Graveyard. The winner will be voted on October 15 – the winning build will be moved to spawn, and used as part of our Halloween event!

Prize: The winning builder will receive one of:

  • A beacon with 64 emerald blocks and 10 diamond blocks
  • A bow with both the Mending and Looting 3 enchantments
  • A Trident with Mending, Looting 3, Sharpness 5, and Fire Aspect 2 enchantments

The entries are in, you can see them here: