Please read the following notice

The Arqade SkyBlock server has not received enough traffic to really justify keeping it around. It is a really fun server, so I'd never let the map go to waste. It will be going down very shortly, and the map will be going up (spawn not included). The WorldEdit schematic of the Arqade logo will also be going up. Thank you for playing, but it is no longer sustainable to justify to anyone. The old post is now in a code block.

We're proud to announce that the un-official SkyBlock server for Arqade has launched into beta! This is a **SkyBlock** server, and each player has his/her own SkyBlock. *There is no normal world, currently. We plan to release one soon, though.*

**Connect at:** `sky.stackgaming.com`.  
 This server is not whitelisted.  

To start your skyblock type `/island`. If you mess up badly, you can type `/island restart` to reset your island and start over. If you end up making obsidian by accident, right click on the obsidian block with lava.


Vote for our [community advertisement](http://meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/5602/community-promotion-ads-2013/7171#7171)!

Moderation status is done by reputation.  
2k rep will earn you the rank of [TrialMod], which allows you to kick and tempban players.  
3k rep will earn you the rank of [ServerModerator], which allows you to kick, ban, fly, and tempban players.  
A Diamond will earn you the rank of [ArqadeMod], which allows you to pretty much everything.  

***Moderation Commands:***  

`/kick user` will kick the user specified.  
`/ban user` will ban the user specified.  
`/tempban user h(our)/d(ay)/w(eek)` will ban the user for the time specified.  
`/fly` will activate fly mode.
***This will serve as a verification thread. To verify your profile and gain access to the upcoming survival world, leave a community wiki answer proving that you are a reputable SE user. This is to prevent griefing of the main world, as we will heavily shame you if you grief. :)***

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  • 8
    Tbh, the community add doesn't look that good.
    – Lyrion
    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:59
  • @Lyrion Oh, I know. I need to work on it. Expect an update next week :) Apr 26, 2013 at 15:25
  • 4
    Also, you forgot the most important thing... The IP.
    – user28379
    Apr 28, 2013 at 12:01
  • 14 5 -499. Also creepers
    – childe
    Apr 29, 2013 at 3:02
  • @jeffreylin_ :P I added it Apr 29, 2013 at 22:55
  • @jeffreylin_ Erm, your edit is, well, confusing... Apr 30, 2013 at 15:12
  • What do the ranks mean?
    – user9983
    Apr 30, 2013 at 15:21
  • @OrigamiRobot Updated, again :) Apr 30, 2013 at 15:24
  • Can somebody work on a new community ad? I'm caught up with other work right now. May 1, 2013 at 23:47
  • I've updated the server to 1.5.2 May 2, 2013 at 15:24
  • Is the toplist not working? /island top doesn't show any rankings, and I'm pretty sure my sweet 35th-level sky tower of doom should make the cut. May 9, 2013 at 20:42
  • @SevenSidedDie I'll check it out now. May 9, 2013 at 22:15
  • 1
    @AliceRees Allright, thanks for clarifying. I'll talk to him today. May 13, 2013 at 20:08
  • 1
    The toplist is still broken: it's showing something, but it hasn't updated since you fixed it, so it's "frozen" somehow. May 16, 2013 at 17:41
  • 1
    The DoS attack appears to be over, and all outages should have stopped now. Thanks! May 20, 2013 at 22:54

5 Answers 5


Just saying, it's nice, but needs more work.

Starting area completely blew up, thanks to the work of some mischievous individuals (namely, Creepers).

I've found a village not too far from spawn to settle down, rather than residing in a locked up prison SKyblock.

That is all.

  • I'm not sure how you got out of spawn without some sort of hack. It's SkyBlock, if you don't want to play skyblock then go on mine.stackgaming.com or some other server Apr 29, 2013 at 22:56
  • When I first joined the server, part of it was already blown up. I assumed either a creeper blew up that part (triggered by another player).
    – childe
    Apr 29, 2013 at 22:59
  • I know you set up the region to be a "cannot destroy", and trying to destroy the block myself was impossible, but creepers which exploded could. That also explains the hole in the wool wall near spawn
    – childe
    Apr 29, 2013 at 23:00
  • I think if you set up the spawn to be up in the air, it'll prevent a lot of mobs from actually being able to destroy it. As well as kill players trying to get out of spawn (they'll fall to their deaths)
    – childe
    Apr 29, 2013 at 23:03
  • Ah ha, ok. Sorry for accusing you of hacking :P Apr 29, 2013 at 23:09

My minecraft handle is eggdropsoap and I'm an Arqade user.

  • I'll add you as a ServerModerator. :) May 9, 2013 at 22:15
  • Also, can you add this as a community wiki post, per the instructions? Thanks :) May 9, 2013 at 22:17
  • @Ian I can reed gud! Done. :) May 9, 2013 at 22:38
  • I promoted u 2 srvrmderator May 9, 2013 at 22:39
  • @SevenSidedDie off topic, but why don't we see you on the FTB server?
    – user28379
    May 10, 2013 at 21:20
  • @jeffreylin Only so much time for too many interests. Skyblock is nice in bite-sized diversions, which is about what's left after family and the tabletop RPG campaign I'm planning/running lately take their shares of attention. May 10, 2013 at 22:29
  • @SevenSidedDie That's too bad. Judging from your answers you seem to be pretty good at it.
    – user28379
    May 12, 2013 at 14:09
  • @IanCarroll, what can ServerMods do? Since /help is locked down I can't figure out what my actual role or powers are. May 13, 2013 at 22:24
  • @SevenSidedDie 3k rep will earn you the rank of [ServerModerator], which allows you to kick, ban, fly, and tempban players. May 13, 2013 at 22:25
  • I'm also on the server right now :) May 13, 2013 at 22:27
  • @Ian Ok! Clarifying the question: what should ServerMods be doing, what are our rules for when kicks/bans/tempbans are to be used, and… is there a command reference so that I can use those correctly? Flying isn't clear, for example: double-jumping doesn't do it, so what does? May 13, 2013 at 22:27
  • /fly will activate/deactivate your fly mode, /tempban user 1(h(our)/d(ay)/w(eek) Do not include the content in () while issuing the command. Flying is at your will, but don't go flying around killing people, please. May 13, 2013 at 22:31
  • /ban user will, well, ban them. /kick user will kick the user. May 13, 2013 at 22:32
  • Added a command reference for your convinence. May 13, 2013 at 22:35
  • @SevenSidedDie but then why aren't you on Minecraft Talk (chat)?
    – user28379
    Jun 10, 2013 at 16:38

I'm shanodin on Minecraft and I am a real person who plays on the server.


Great idea! A few tips from one server admin to another:

  • Can you put a bit more detail about what's going on here in your post? The pictures show some kind of skyblock, but is that it? Does each player get their own, or is there just one?

  • Why would I want to play this? Is it a 'famous' map, or one you've made yourself for the community? If others have played it, are there any LP's I can watch on YouTube to get a flavour?

  • Either turn mob-griefing off, or make sure creepers can't destroy spawn ;-)

  • Is the server whitelisted? If so where/who should I apply to for access? If it's not whitelisted, what (if any?) protection is on the server? Who are the ops?

Best of luck with this!


Server Changelog:

May 9th: - Fixed /island top

May 2nd:
- Updated server to 1.5.2

April 30th:
- Updated listing with more detail
- Added change log
- Added staff rank detail

  • Honestly. Honestly. Honestly. You downvoted THE CHANGELOG. May 9, 2013 at 22:37
  • 6
    It's not an appropriate place to put it, this is not a forum. Edit your original post.
    – fredley
    May 10, 2013 at 15:40
  • 1
    And plus, who uses a changelog?!?
    – user28379
    May 10, 2013 at 21:19

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