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The long-awaited build competition winners are here. As mentioned, winners were selected based on the number of likes individual submissions received. This meant submissions did not undergo any subjective judgement from the staff, but rather players themselves could decide for themselves which submissions they liked best.
Now let's get onto the winners!
First place: silverscorpion77 (32 likes received)
Warp: /warp silverxmas
Comments: This is a seriously well done submission! Amazing color pallet and vibrant theme/vibe overall. Not to mention incredible attention to detail The Christmas tree outside and skating rink were great additions as well. Well done!
Second place: SmolSadPeach (29 likes received)
We're pretty much ready to turn the server back online, but there are a few things we want to fix before we do so.
Our scheduled time to start the server back up is 8:00am EST (a few hours from now). Reason we pick this time is we want to come back strong in the morning.
That's all for now!
We're currently fixing the problem with the server being down atm. It appears it has lost connectivity to our router and we're getting someone on-premise at the datacenter to check it out. Server data is completely fine, just the network interface appears to be down.
Not everyone likely understood what that meant, just wanted to get a status update out as quickly as possible.
I haven't had the chance to formally introduce myself yet, but here we are! I'm Jesse, the newest addition to the management team, and I'll be here to solely bring you guys fresh new content updates! We've been working on a few new features over the past week, and I'm very excited to share what's to come. Keep an eye out on the forums as we will be making more announcements!
Build contest and prizes:
For today, I'd like to go ahead and announce our first one-of-a-kind server event: An official Christmas Build Competition! Starting now, you'll be able to battle it out against all of our players in a race to create the best possible Gingerbread House on the server! There are no rules, and your build may be of any size as long as we can see its Gingerbread purpose. The competition runs until December 22nd, and there are some great prizes up for grabs as well - namely the following:
- 1st place: $100 store...
I am pleased to announce we have now released our 24/7 phone support line!
The phone support is toll free (free to call) with support agents operating in US, EU, and AU providing 24/7 rank/donation support.
Official SkittleMC 24/7 phone support number:
If you are having trouble reaching the number, make sure you put "1" as the area code.
That's all for now!
This is just a notice for those who abused the money exploit to obtain billions of dollars worth of currency, i.e. the following individuals:
And the following people's balances have been altered due to illegally obtained funds sent to them:
How the exploit worked:
- Essentially what you would do is buy a 10 million money package, and then proceed to change the quantity in your cart to 9999 but do not hit enter. Then submit payment. This results in thousands of these payments registering on our server. Because neither of these individuals disclosed the bug responsibly and continued to abuse it, their balances have been reset...
So I decided to leave the house, and because of this the server decided to completely commit suicide.
I cannot fix anything until I'm back home. Until then the server will remain in whitelist while we fix the griefing in pvp and spawn. No player warps etc were damaged.
I used to work on a different server, before eventually coming to Skittle. On this server, there was a consistent problem with drama. There were certain individuals, who, when they didn't like someone, they would consistently harass that individual, spreading rumors just to defame them, and sometimes even going as far as to falsify information to set people up. Because of this, many players left, and many staff members resigned. That server isn't in a good spot today.
We have noticed something similar starting to happen on this server. Certain individuals are calling out other players/staff members and insulting them, not for constructive criticism, but solely just to bully them. Some individuals have gone as far as sending their friends to harass other players in PMs, and spreading nasty rumors behind staff members backs on separate, player owned discords. Staff members are normally able to tolerate a certain...
You may notice if you PvP a lot or are just generally playing that there's a significant amount of movement lag, and overall block/command lag (though it is hard to notice if you are just doing casual things).
We have even hired an optimization expert to fine tune the server however due to the amount of players we have been getting recently it is hard to push the server to its limits, given how unoptimized the 1.11.2 server software really is.
Main source of lag:
The main culprit of our lag comes from chunk lag - that is hackers flying around our world at top speed consuming resources as the server has to keep up with generating new chunks while they load tens or even hundreds of chunks per second.
It is not just limited to hackers abusing fly speed however, because we offer free fly chunk lag is unfortunately one of the things we have to deal with.
What we're doing to fix this:
Because our world border is 50k by 50k, and because not...