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>>> MANA SKYBLOCK FIRST REVEAL <<<

We will be revealing the upcoming season 10 update for Skyblock over 3 separate announcement posts!
The 3rd announcement post will also contain the release date!

This is a huge update, that also changes some core gameplay. For this reason we will also be updating and releasing Islands Season 6 at the same time. Islands will be classic gameplay and economy, but still have majority of the new updates. We are also considering renaming it to Skyblock Classic & removing the toxic water, but I'd like to hear what the community thinks about that first.

Let's get right into the first reveal!​




>>> THE SPAWN <<<

A lot of effort has gone into this spawn, I'd say it's the best spawn ManaCube has had!

Here is a 3D interactive tour of the spawn! If you can't interact with it, enable OpenGL in your browser.

via Sketchfab


Open this spoiler for more pictures of spawn, including the new character designs!
All NPC characters are alive and animated

(Album)

Click the album to view larger sized pictures





>>> BUILD MODE <<<

Build Mode is a new and easier way to build and manage your island!
Typing /buildmode will put you into Creative Mode on your island, and any block you place has a "Building Material" requirement.
Crops have a "Farming Material" requirement.

Breaking blocks will also give you the materials back!
Certain blocks have different material amount requirements, you can simply tell by hovering over the block in your inventory to see the cost.

You can still build in survival mode, and purchase blocks with $ too if you'd prefer that.
Build Mode is one of the new core changes that Classic Skyblock/Islands won't have.

You will not need to clear your inventory to enter build mode, you can also enable a setting to have an entirely separate inventory when in build mode, or to keep your existing inventory in build mode.

I'm excited to see the islands on season 10 as I hope this will encourage quality building.​


> How To Get Materials <

There are 2 main ways of getting building & farming materials.
The first and simplest way is purchasing them for $ from /shop.
The second and more fun way is mining/harvesting in the 3 new worlds on Skyblock.

We will be showing off one of these worlds in this post - Wolfhaven​





>>> ECONOMY <<<

After many seasons on ManaCube, we've learned that it is best to support both active and inactive progression playstyles.
You can still create AFK mob grinders and will provide good income at all stages when actively grinding them.

Crops are always good, especially early & mid game

The 3 worlds are designed each to be for a different stage of the game.
Wolfhaven is designed to be best for early-mid game players.​






>>> WOLFHAVEN <<<

Wolfhaven is one of 3 unique worlds on Skyblock, balanced for early-mid game players.
Here you can mine for building materials, harvest for farming materials, and slay various Mana Monsters.​

>> Resources <<

These resources spawn around holfwaven, and have a reneration time listen above. All resources give materials, and all (except gravel) give an item as well.

resources.png



>> Mana Monsters <<

Mana Monsters roam around the world. Slaying them will give you valuable loot, and some new exclusive items!


> Mana Wolf <
Level 13


Exclusive Drops:
Mana Monsters have a large loot table of unique drops. Here of some of the new exclusive items that can only be obtained from the Mana Wolf:

Wolf Armour Set
+20% Weapon Damage boost when set is worn

Bone Axe
An ancient unbreakable axe, good for both woodcutting and slaying - especially against the Mana Golems.

Howl Horn
When blown, all Mana Monsters stop attacking you for 10 seconds.


wolfhat.png

howlhorn.png






> Mana Slime <
Level 6


Exclusive Drops:
Mana Monsters have a large loot table of unique drops. Here of some of the new exclusive items that can only be obtained from the Mana Slime:

Jelly Boots
Permanent Jump Boost + no fall damage

jellyboots.png



> Mana Golem <
Level 31


Exclusive Drops:
Mana Monsters have a large loot table of unique drops. Here of some of the new exclusive items that can only be obtained from the Mana Golem:

Spawner Cores & Fragments
Will drop all types of spawner cores & fragments.
These can be taken to The Forge to craft your own spawners!

spawners.png



> Mooshroom <
Level 2


Exclusive Drops:
The Mooshrooms mean no harm, If you decide to slay these adorable cows you could get your hands on the following:

Magic Shroom
Allows you to triple jump while holding!
Cannot be used in combat

Magic Cookie
Eating this cookie will give you temporary flying abilities where you are not allowed to fly!
Cannot be used in combat







>>> THE FORGE <<<

The Forge is where you can purchase armor, weapons, tools, builder wands, harvester hoes, and unique armor sets.

If you also come across spawner cores and fragments on your adventure, you can craft them into spawners here!
(The main method of getting spawners is buying them from /shop, this is just a secondary way)

We will be expanding what The Forge sells during our beta.​






In the next announcement, we'll be revealing the world of Morend, PvP/Death Mechanics, Bosses, Minion Rebalancing, and the in-game Black Market.
Expect a post soon!​
 

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looks pretty poggers indeed!
 

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Oh my god. This sounds like a dream. Build mode itself is a feature I have always loved and only ever seen once on some cracked server.
I will write/edit a more comprehensive reply later but for now...
Wow! I am so excited!
 

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Omg I can't wait to start playing more skyblock, this update looks amazing :D
 

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>>> MANA SKYBLOCK FIRST REVEAL <<<

We will be revealing the upcoming season 10 update for Skyblock over 3 separate announcement posts!
The 3rd announcement post will also contain the release date!

This is a huge update, that also changes some core gameplay. For this reason we will also be updating and releasing Islands Season 6 at the same time. Islands will be classic gameplay and economy, but still have majority of the new updates. We are also considering renaming it to Skyblock Classic & removing the toxic water, but I'd like to hear what the community thinks about that first.

Let's get right into the first reveal!​




>>> THE SPAWN <<<

A lot of effort has gone into this spawn, I'd say it's the best spawn ManaCube has had!

Here is a 3D interactive tour of the spawn! If you can't interact with it, enable OpenGL in your browser.

via Sketchfab


Open this spoiler for more pictures of spawn, including the new character designs!
All NPC characters are alive and animated

(Album)

Click the album to view larger sized pictures





>>> BUILD MODE <<<

Build Mode is a new and easier way to build and manage your island!
Typing /buildmode will put you into Creative Mode on your island, and any block you place has a "Building Material" requirement.
Crops have a "Farming Material" requirement.

Breaking blocks will also give you the materials back!
Certain blocks have different material amount requirements, you can simply tell by hovering over the block in your inventory to see the cost.

You can still build in survival mode, and purchase blocks with $ too if you'd prefer that.
Build Mode is one of the new core changes that Classic Skyblock/Islands won't have.

You will not need to clear your inventory to enter build mode, you can also enable a setting to have an entirely separate inventory when in build mode, or to keep your existing inventory in build mode.

I'm excited to see the islands on season 10 as I hope this will encourage quality building.​


> How To Get Materials <

There are 2 main ways of getting building & farming materials.
The first and simplest way is purchasing them for $ from /shop.
The second and more fun way is mining/harvesting in the 3 new worlds on Skyblock.

We will be showing off one of these worlds in this post - Wolfhaven​





>>> ECONOMY <<<

After many seasons on ManaCube, we've learned that it is best to support both active and inactive progression playstyles.
You can still create AFK mob grinders and will provide good income at all stages when actively grinding them.

Crops are always good, especially early & mid game

The 3 worlds are designed each to be for a different stage of the game.
Wolfhaven is designed to be best for early-mid game players.​






>>> WOLFHAVEN <<<

Wolfhaven is one of 3 unique worlds on Skyblock, balanced for early-mid game players.
Here you can mine for building materials, harvest for farming materials, and slay various Mana Monsters.​

>> Resources <<

These resources spawn around holfwaven, and have a reneration time listen above. All resources give materials, and all (except gravel) give an item as well.

View attachment 48217


>> Mana Monsters <<

Mana Monsters roam around the world. Slaying them will give you valuable loot, and some new exclusive items!


> Mana Wolf <
Level 13


Exclusive Drops:
Mana Monsters have a large loot table of unique drops. Here of some of the new exclusive items that can only be obtained from the Mana Wolf:

Wolf Armour Set
+20% Weapon Damage boost when set is worn

Bone Axe
An ancient unbreakable axe, good for both woodcutting and slaying - especially against the Mana Golems.

Howl Horn
When blown, all Mana Monsters stop attacking you for 10 seconds.


View attachment 48226

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> Mana Slime <
Level 6


Exclusive Drops:
Mana Monsters have a large loot table of unique drops. Here of some of the new exclusive items that can only be obtained from the Mana Slime:

Jelly Boots
Permanent Jump Boost + no fall damage

View attachment 48225


> Mana Golem <
Level 31


Exclusive Drops:
Mana Monsters have a large loot table of unique drops. Here of some of the new exclusive items that can only be obtained from the Mana Golem:

Spawner Cores & Fragments
Will drop all types of spawner cores & fragments.
These can be taken to The Forge to craft your own spawners!

View attachment 48224


> Mooshroom <
Level 2


Exclusive Drops:
The Mooshrooms mean no harm, If you decide to slay these adorable cows you could get your hands on the following:

Magic Shroom
Allows you to triple jump while holding!
Cannot be used in combat

Magic Cookie
Eating this cookie will give you temporary flying abilities where you are not allowed to fly!
Cannot be used in combat







>>> THE FORGE <<<

The Forge is where you can purchase armor, weapons, tools, builder wands, harvester hoes, and unique armor sets.

If you also come across spawner cores and fragments on your adventure, you can craft them into spawners here!
(The main method of getting spawners is buying them from /shop, this is just a secondary way)

We will be expanding what The Forge sells during our beta.​






In the next announcement, we'll be revealing the world of Morend, PvP/Death Mechanics, Bosses, Minion Rebalancing, and the in-game Black Market.
Expect a post soon!​
fragments scare me. hopefully this doesn't ruin skyblock like it ruined olympus
 

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plz no skyblock classic, keep islands as islands, this shit is the holy grounds. we can not disturb the holy grounds. add changes like cool stuff that dont affect any core gameplay we gucci gang