Alanthya Minecrafting welcomes back SkyBlock! After uncertainties surrounding the Bukkit DCMA takedown, it was unclear weather or not this plugin was gone for good. After a bit of digging, the plugin was found to have been recently re-released under spigot, (yaay) and scrambled to get it up and running again. So without further adieu, here's how you work this amazingly enjoyable mini-game.
Skyblock accepts the following commands that can be */island*, */as* or */is*:
/island - generates a new island or teleports the player to their island, home location or the team island
/island help - shows help text
/island cp or control panel - shows a GUI with useful commands so players do not have to type
/island reset or restart - restarts an island. There is a cool down timer on this so that players do not abuse it
/island level - ranks the island
/island level <player> - shows the island rank for another player
/island top - shows the Top 10 islands by rank
/island minishop or ms - displays a shop GUI with different items - admins can customize the contents and prices
/island warps - Lists warps that are available via Welcome Warp Signs
/island warp <name> - warps to a Welcome Warp Sign. The full name does not have to by typed in (just the first few letters)
/island biomes - opens up the biomes GUI
/island invite - Invite a player to join your team. You can only invite one person at a time.
/island accept or reject - Accepts or rejects an invite. If a player has an island already and accepts, the island will be deleted.
/island team - lists info on the team
/island leave - leave the team - returns to spawn
/island kick or remove <name> - only available for the island owner or leader - removes a team member. If the player is online, all their inventory will drop and they will be sent to spawn. If they are offline, they will get a message when they log in that they have been kicked.
/island makeleader <name> - Transfers ownership to a team member. Can only be issued by the leader.
/asc*, */c* or */challenge* access challenge commands
/challenge - Shows the GUI for challenges available to the player.
/challenge complete or c - attempts to complete a challenge, of just click in the GUI
How to Build A Greenhouse
Collect enough glass blocks, panes or glowstone to build a rectangular set of walls and a roof.
The roof must be glass blocks. Walls can include glowstone or thin glass.
If you want to grow special biome plants automatically or make it snow in your greenhouse, build a hopper too for the ingredients.
Make a rectangular structure with walls the same height all around.
You can place up to 4 doors in the walls, wood or metal.
You can put one hopper per greenhouse in a wall or in the roof. This is your feeder for fertilizer and water for the snow.
Place blocks in your greenhouse to mimic the biome you want - /greenhouse recipes shows a GUI with what you need at a minimum.
(You may have to grow a tree to make the right environment and build the greenhouse around it)
Ice, lava and water are key parts of a lot of greenhouses. Some must be dry, others very wet!
Type /g make to see if you followed the recipe right and make your greenhouse!
You can use bonemeal to grow small plants on grass immediately in the greenhouse.
Place bonemeal in the hopper to have the greenhouse sprinkle bonemeal automatically. Come back later to see what grows!
Place a bucket of water (or more) in the hopper to cause snow to fall in cold biomes. Snow will fall when it rains in the world. Each snowfall empties one bucket of water.
Friendly biome-specific mobs may spawn in your greenhouse - the usual rules apply (be more than 24 blocks away).
/greenhouse help - lists these commands
/greenhouse make: Tries to make a greenhouse
/greenhouse remove: Removes a greenhouse that you are standing in if you are the owner
/greenhouse list: Lists all the recipes available
/greenhouse recipe: Displays the recipe GUI - clicking on a recipe will try to make a greenhouse
-Skyblock doesn't have a lot of sand. How can I make a greenhouse? - There is a chance sand will drop from mobs killed in the SkyBlock world. Build enough terrain for them to naturally spawn on.
-Can I use stained glass? - Yes, you can. It's pretty.
-Can I fill my greenhouse full of water? - Yes. That's an ocean.
-Will a squid spawn there? - Maybe... okay, yes it will, if it's a big enough ocean.
-How do I place a door high up in the wall if the wall is all glass? - Place it on a hopper.
-How do I place a door on a hopper? - Crouch and then place it.
-Can I use metal doors? - Yes.
-Can I grow swamp flowers with this? - Yes. Make a swamp biome and use bonemeal.
-How much bonemeal is used to grow plants? - One per successful plant.
-How much water do I need to put into the hopper to make it snow? - One bucket of water (just the water) is used up every time it rains. This only happens in cold biomes.
-What kind of mobs spawn in the biomes? - It's what you would expect, wolves in Cold Taiga, horses on plains, etc.
-How can I protect my island and greenhouse from grief? - Protection in SkyBlock is available by Faction claiming only.