Hey guys, I'm here today to talk about the future of Skyblocky, Craftedwild and Candycraft. The problems im facing and what I've decided to do about these problems. I know many of you may not like it or just not agree with it but it is what it is and this is what is going to happen. I promise you that I will be as generous as possible with this and try my best to make sure that you do in fact like it. Anyways, here we go.
I am making the decision to merge Skyblocky & Craftedwild into CandyCraft.org.
I know some of you may not like this, but there are pretty good reasons as to why I'm making this decision, of which I will list below:
It is extremely expensive to advertise 3 different networks, I mean super expensive. Much more cost efficient to just merge all these networks into the best themed one and advertise it from there.
Managing and developing 3 different networks is a complete pain in the butt and I'm just not with it.
I really want a kid friendly network with no swearing and no trolling or bullying. This new network will be that.
The quality of the content on CandyCraft will sky rocket as well as how often we'll be doing updates. The new development team will consist of 5 different people and it will be a much more organized and well done experience.
We will be wiping CandyCraft as it stands and adding the Craftedwild Prison to it as well as a brand new fresh Skyblock server that everybody will like and a Factions server.
As for donor ranks, I've thought long and hard about this and I've decided the best thing I can do about this is as follows:
Everybody will merge into their corresponding dollar value rank on CandyCraft.
I am also going to upgrade everybody UP one rank for FREE because I love all of you so much.
If you do not have a donor rank you will gain the first donor rank free of charge!
If you are already top donor rank you will be able to make a post on the forums and get a $25 voucher.
As for existing servers on Skyblocky and Craftedwild this is what I will be doing with them:
All Skyblocky servers will be added to a "Skyblocky Legacy" section in the hub selector and you will retain ALL of your stuff that's existing as well as all the previous old donor ranks.
CraftedWild servers will be deleted.
CandyCraft servers will be added to a "CandyCraft Legacy" section in the hub selector and will retain ALL of your stuff that was existing before the merge.
YOU WILL NOT LOSE A SINGLE THING!
As for the new servers releasing on CandyCraft this is what will happen:
We will release with Factions, Prison & Skyblock.
Everything will be candy themed from here on out and will require a texture pack to see the candy theme.
This Candy texture pack will automatically download when you get on the server.
You can turn this texture pack off if you desire to in your game options.
I have high hopes for this new network and I'm extremely excited to get to work on making this happen. I appreciate and love all of you and I am here to answer any questions you may have.
Deadline for all of this to happen is 7/14/2017. THIS FRIDAY!
Make sure to check it out, as we’ve got lots of cool stuff happening in the next few months. I’m going to be managing the Twitter, and posting regular updates for you guys!
(You can see my personal account at @ForestofSpruces.)
As for now, however, I’d like to inform you all of a current giveaway taking place over there, with some excellent prizes.
To enter, please retweetthis post, and make sure to follow us as well!
One random winner shall be picked on Saturday, July 15th, who will receive an entirely free rank upgrade, or if you’re already Koala, you’ll be given a $15 store voucher. You can spend that voucher here, with the new 65% off Summer sale!
Best of luck to everyone entering, and have a great Summer!
Its has come to my attention that most of you do not really know how to write a good application or do not take the time to write one. I am here to help you guys with your applications. This guide will serve as a general handbook to prospective staff members on what we look for in applications and the common mistakes that plague first time applicants.
To write a staff application that has a chance of being accepted, it’s important to be able to convince the application team that you understand the fundamentals of Skyblocky and that you can handle a staff position here. This guide will go over the main points your application must have to be considered for acceptance.
You need Skype, discord and teamspeak, with a working microphone.
You need to be able to record and take screenshots in good quality.
You need to be atleast 12 years of age.
30 days of activity on the forums.
Your in-game account, your forums account and your discord need to be synced. Click here for a guide on how to sync your accounts.
Minimum of 300 words. Anything less will not be looked at.
You can't have any punishments in the last 30 days. (Bans or mutes)
You need to wait 30 days with re-applying after being denied.
Do not plagiarize your application. You will be instantly denied and you wont be allowed to apply for staff again for 6 months. (We will find out if you do copy your application from someone else).
Be honest in your application
Do not talk to any staff members, on or off the team, about your application unless you have an actual question about it. Asking staff to review / read it is an instant denial.
Frequently asked questions
– Q: What happens after I post an application? How long does it take to get a response?
– A: Your application will be viewed by a member of our application team as soon as possible. You will only get a reply from us if you have been accepted. It can take up to 2 weeks for us to look at your application. After this time, it has probably been denied.
– Q: I have been banned/muted before, will that hurt my chances of getting Trial?
– A: This will lower your chances of ever getting a position on our team, however, this doesn't mean that you wont be able to get staff at all.
Q: Can I ask staff how my application is going? A: No. Your application will be instantly denied if you do.
*I'll add more if you guys have any other questions*
How to Make a Decent Application.
It’s important to make sure your application includes tons of details about the topics listed below such as past experience, how you could benefit the team, etc. Though some of these questions can be answered in one sentence, it’s important to elaborate on your answers.
One paragraph applications are not acceptable; they show no effort and will instantly be denied. Applications should consist of at least three paragraphs.
Your application can be short(er) if you are able to summarize everything which needs to be said in few words. However, it’s better to air on the longer side.
Try to make your application unique. We see loads of applications that are almost identical to each other. Try to stand out from the rest.
Make sure you explain any statements you make and how they relate to the role you are applying for.
This does not mean, however, that you should include unnecessary information.
Unnecessary information is classified as information that in no way impacts your application.
You may include a tad of personal information, however do not go over the top and spend no more than a few sentences.
Using improper grammar is a common “mistake” made when writing an application. It’s important to always capitalize the beginning of sentences and “I”, and to use proper punctuation at all times.
Usage of proper grammar will show the application team that you can be professional and mature.
Access to multiple communication services.
Skype: This is the main tool that the staff team uses to communicate, for both main staff chats and team chats. You will be contacted here if your application is accepted.
Email: This is used for several subteams such as live support and applications.
TeamSpeak: This is also required, as the staff team uses it for meetings. You are not required to be active on it as a staff member, however you must have the program installed and functional.
Discord: This is a requirement as there is a Staff-Only Discord server.
Availability and timezone.
It’s important when applying to make sure that you can be online for a decent amount of time every day, at least 1 – 2 hours.
Your timezone will be considered when applying; as there are certain timezones which many staff live in, and others that few live in.
It’s important to be content with playing on all realms, as you may need to stay on a realm you don’t regularly play on for an extended period of time as a staff member.
If you play on a realm with few staff that play there regularly, your application may have a higher chance of being accepted.
Age and maturity.
Staff applicants must be at least 12 years old to apply.
Staff must be mature and professional in all public settings. You will not be judged by your age, however age does often impact maturity. It’s important to show your maturity in your application by sticking to the subject, using proper grammar, and demonstrating why your application should be accepted.
This is a subject that’s often forgotten; there are no direct questions on it.
It’s extremely important to explain to the application team what, if any, past experiences you have had as a staff member on another server.
Feel free to mention the server name, however do not include the IP address.
If you were demoted from a previous team, it’s important to explain why you were demoted and how you’ve learned from it.
You may include real-life experiences that could impact your possible staffing career, such as working in team settings or remaining professional in tough situations.
You MUST have proof of any past experience on other servers.
How you could benefit the current staff team and the server as a whole.
Explain how you personally could help the staff and server based on your previous experience and unique skillset.
Make sure not to be too general; like saying you could catch hackers and ban advertisers. If you are good at catching hackers, for example, explain how you’ve found hackers in the past and how you understand different types of hacks, etc.
Why you should be chosen over other applicants.
You must convince the application team that you are more suited for a staff position then any of the applicants. Many players apply daily, and it’s up to you to convince us that you should be accepted rather than them.
Being truthful and honest about mistakes.
A common misconception is that it’s better to lie about a mistake than to be honest and own up to it. This is not the case – the application team would much rather see an honest applicant who has made past mistakes than a dishonest one.
Remember, even if you do lie about something, we do an extensive background check so you’ll likely be found out.
Do you meet all the requirements and you want to apply for Trial? Just click here to go to the Trial application page.
This is just an update on the situation about the removal of legacy servers.
Due to the amount of votes to keep the servers, both Peaks and Rust will stay for now, but may be removed at a later date. I have deemed that too many players still play those servers and it is not worth removing.
NOTE: The legacy servers will never be updated, nor will they ever receive support. Bugs will not be fixed on there as development time is more valuable on the more popular servers like Serpent and Temple.