We've been running through the servers this month fixing tons of bugs, improving performance, and evolving features to keep up with all the new players coming in! Here's a short summary of everything you might want to know about! ► The Hub Our hub is back from the holidays! With the holidays passing we have stowed away our Holiday hub and brought back the Good Gaming hub we all know and love. We have also: Patched a major performance issue/crash issue. Fixed an issue which caused players to frequently time out during the daily reboots instead of being sent to the hub. Began improving the look and feel of the server selection NPC's. ► The Store If you haven't already seen all the new stuff you can get for supporting our server, what are you waiting for?! We've added some great new deals on Cosmetic Keys, Tags, and even Vote Parties! Plus, we have a special going this weekend only! New years tags have been added. Bundle them together with the [OOF] tag for only $9.99! Cosmetic key bundles are here! Get huge discounts with the x50 pack! Vote parties are specially marked down for a limited time. Every $1 spent on the SkyBlock this weekend will add a 1% chance for a random player to win a Block Frame, and every $1 spent on Prison will add a 1% chance for a random player to win +1 prestige! << This works for ALL items in the store! ► OP SkyBlock We've listened to everyone's feedback put a lot of work into SkyBlock this month, particularly the freshly revamped "OP SkyBlock Wild" server. When the server opened, it could only hold 200 of you guys before it started seeing some serious performance issues (and sometimes even crashing under the load!). In the past week we've been able to get that max player count up to 300 with little issue! Woop! Showcasing the new Hoppers upgrade The Upgrades system is now built into our SkyBlock core to ensure there is no data loss/bugs. New Hopper limit upgrades have been added ~ they may not seem too important right now with such a high default maximum, but when paired with the Island Size upgrades they may come in handy! We've completely re-coded our Voting plugin: Voting now properly gives rewards 100% of the time (unless the issue is on the voting site itself where we have no control) Voting can no longer potentially crash the server when too many players are voting at once. Voting no longer generates any lag (previously our #1 source of lag!) The /v command now properly marks out websites you've already voted for in the last 24 hours. Players are now invisible (nametag only) at /crates and /dparty, and any other place where everyone likes to group up and lag things OP SkyBlock 2: Strike Corrected an issue which improperly showed block frames in the New Years crate. Massively decreased the scale at which spawners increase in price. Improved many outdated messages and added our new voting plugin with /v. Other Patches Generators now work properly, even if a coop'd member is present on the island. Coop'd players can now break/place blocks properly. All upgrades now display the correct upgrade price. Many Island messages have been improved to better explain their purpose. Corrected an issue with Block Frames disappearing. A ton of security patches. Tons of other back-end error/bug fixes. Redstone limits are always being tweaked to find the best performance to functionality relationship. ► Insane Prison While our main focus so far this month has been on SkyBlock, Prison is not forgotten! We've been fixing loads of bugs which have been reported and have been cleaning up our back end so updates continue to get easier for us to deliver to you guys New chest shops after all your feedback! Chest Shops Fixed items with stack sizes under 64 not selling/buying properly. Using "." now properly setscost. Shops will no longer randomly forget you own them. Using "QQ" no longer reverts to "Q" Shops will properly deny players whose shops or inventories are full. Fixed an issue which completely broke shops for some players. Added a ton of new methods for creating shop signs. Patched a few potential dupes :O Patched issues when buying from offline players. Improved prestige based transaction limit retaining. Certain staff roles can now bypass shop protection to help players having issues. Other Patches The Christmas crate is now available at spawn, for old keys. Tons of back end errors/bug fixes. More Explosive & JillHammer performance improvements. Added the ability for admins to quickly adjust prestiges. Miners should no longer lock up on rare occasions. Improved many outdated messages and added our new voting plugin with /v. ► Account Linking We're in our third wave of account linking updates! In this update, everyone is able to obtain an extra 10 vKreds for linking their Minecraft accounts to our forum & Discord. We've also corrected a big number of bugs and glitches: Functionality now works at the top network level instead of on the servers to improve performance. Leaving/being kicked from the Discord will still maintain your sync when you join back. Punishments now properly sync to Discord, and vice versa (staff will no longer forget to unban you baddies!) GGBot has learned to listen better when you sync your account or get a new rank. ► Everything Else Here's a few other things we've done this patch! A new report command! You can now provide a specific text reason in your report along with any proof you want to submit. Also a massive performance bump here Pets no longer leave behind name tags in some situations. Pets no longer lose their heads (Oops!) The Patron rank now includes a custom version of the Patron tag and join message. Staff can now more reliably refund keys. Closed down the Santa Event. Fixed an exploit with shards. Limited the maximum amount of drop parties ongoing at a single time to 3 (for performance). P.S. Our Twitter is a work in progress! Start following us now to stay up to date and even participate in some free giveaways from time to time! https://twitter.com/GoodGamingMC With our servers running more and more stable for you guys, I'm extremely excited for the HUGE updates we are starting to prepare over the coming weeks/months. As always, let me hear your feedback and STAY TUNED!