Donation Benefits, Staff Changes, and More

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    Chat Tags & Donator Benefits

    Chat tags for staff members have returned, a change we've made to improve clarity for new members. With the new tag system for staff comes an opportunity for a new donator benefit. Donators now have the choice of having a colored username in game. If you are a donor and want a colored username, please message @phit on the forums and tell him what color you'd like. You can choose from the list of colors here.

    Staff Changes

    @Cookie_Chan (CuteTurret) is retiring from the staff team. We would like to thank her for her assistance during her time as Staff at Stonebound. Cute has been a wonderful member of the staff team, and while we are sad to see her go, we look forward to continuing to have her around as a member of the community.

    Recent Skyblock Server Performance

    First of all we changed offline chunkloading to only work for 48 hours after your last login, this change has been in effect for over a week now and helped the amount of chunks loaded. Even just logging in for 1 minute every two days resets the timer.

    If you are currently sharing a base with a user who is inactive but has claimed chunks, you can ask a staff member to unclaim their chunks so that they can be chunkloaded by active basemates.

    To further combat lag on the skyblock server we would also like everyone to check for the following things:

    • Extra Utilities Transfer Nodes

      • Reduce number of speed upgrades wherever you can afford to. Most of the time there is no need to have more than 16 in those. Try a stack upgrade too if possible and you can probably reduce the amount of speed upgrades even further.
      • Cobblestone generation with lots of stack upgrades is fine as long as the target inventory is directly touching the Transfer Node.
      • Server friendly alternatives: Warp Itemducts
    • Agricraft Sprinklers

      • No more than one per farm, don't have them overlapping.

    New Warning & Ban System

    We've revamped our warnings and bans system to better allow for various degrees of violations. As a result, players with warnings currently will have their history cleared. The only exception is for players who have a warning for lying about their age on their application, which will remain.

    Our new system will include temporary bans for a cooling off period, which will last for as long as a staff member deems necessary. We will also have a three strike warning system, which will result in a ban after continuous violations. More severe rule-breaking may still result in an immediate ban, and staff will continue to have final say. If you have any questions or concerns about our updated system, or about any punishments you have received from a Staff member, feel free to contact @Graphika or @phit. As a reminder, our server rules can be found here.

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