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Hiya!

Leaked by Mitch earlier this week in a live stream, there are plans to transition from Beta to release in the coming weeks.

This post is not to cause chaos because not everything is being lost! Stay tuned for this Friday, where we announce full details of what will happen during our transition from Beta to release.

Attached to this post is a poll, based on your current status within the Skybounds world, you will be issued a spinner following the transition to give you a headstart in the release version. This poll will help as determine what players would want to see most from these spinners.

Thanks, guys, looking forward to filling you in on our plans this Friday!

(We'll be collecting feedback on different things from you guys over the course of the next week! We want your input in this more than anything.)
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We have a couple new things for you this week! We're saving many things for next week's giant announcement though. Make sure to stay tuned for what's to come next Friday. ;)
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Starting off this week's update post is the announcement that Savage Games is hosting How to Minecraft, Season 4! We're very excited to be working with many of the top Minecraft content creators in making their SMP server both exciting and rewarding.

Fans of Skybounds will love some of the mechanics we'll be introducing as they progress through the series.

Check out Mitch's episode 1 here:


Onto the new content!

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Today we're introducing our final immortal kit until what's coming in June (we'll tell you about that next week ;)). As usual, this immortal kit features new and unique items that can only be acquired from it.

I give you, the Beta Immortal Kit.
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BETA can be purchased for any current Skybounds world from our shop: Savage Games | Welcome

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With the addition of BETA, I'd also like to say that Duelist will be gone from our shop forever on Monday, May 29th. If you have yet to unlock Duelist, this is your last weekend to do so. Savage Games | Welcome

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Immortal Stars are the first warzone event we'll be introducing of many. Immortal Stars are a global server event where the user of the shard simply has an advantage, but no guarantee, at amazing loot.

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When you right click a chest with an Immortal Star, it will be sealed to all and require anyone who wants access to hold right click on...
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Nothing will ever get in the way of me and #UpdateDay!

IMPORTANT NOTICE!
This update changed the backend of how we store players and islands. Because of this, you may be temporarily unable to visit friends islands until they connect after this update. Access to your own islands will not be affected.

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... and we think it's super fancy.

This new shop design makes it much easier to navigate the store and find what you're looking for. When you add an Item to your cart, you'll now be asked what server you want to purchase it for, as opposed to having to browse to your island's specific sub-menu.

Here are some screenshots!
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To celebrate the new shop design, we're running a sale on some items:
  • 10% off Premium Ranks and Basic Kits
  • 15% off Immortal Kits
  • 20% off Extras
This sale goes until Sunday evening! Thanks for your support as usual! Store link: Savage Games | Welcome

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It's time we bid farewell to the Zombie immortal kit, as it's now at the end of it's run on our shop.

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Zombie will be gone from our shop on Monday, May 22nd. Get it before it's gone! http://shop.savage.games

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Challenge XP boosters join Item Boosters as the second booster type for Skybounds.

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When you equip a Challenge XP booster,...
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Today includes part 2 of our previous Mob Arena update!
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There wasn't enough chaos and madness within the arena before. Mobs now have their own support troops that appear during the fight. Let's introduce you...

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The Necromancer
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can start appearing after Wave 7 in place of a normal skeleton. Necromancers walk around the arena and revive monsters that have died nearby them, keeping the swarm going. It's imperative that you prioritize killing these units, or you're not going to advance anywhere quickly.

This monster can be found in both Survival and the new Adventure modes.

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The Mob Guardian
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can start appearing after Wave 10 in place of a normal Zombie. Mob Guardians deploy a shield that covers 7 blocks around them and gives monsters IMMUNITY while within the field. To kill the monsters, you must either knock them outside the field or kill the Mob Guardian.

This monster can be found in both Survival and the new Adventure modes.

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As mentioned above, Adventure Mode also launches in the arenas today. What's different about adventure mode, you may ask?
  • You don't use your own gear. Your inventory is sent to your island dropzone upon entry. You'll use our provided gear and abilities instead.
  • Two classes. Select between knight or archer. You can swap classes between each wave.
  • Spend score to upgrade weapons and abilities. Unlock healing potions, lightning storms, machine gun bows, and much more by spending score at the...
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New mechanic fridays! Whoop! Whoop!
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Brewing is a brand new mechanic to the Skybounds server, and it works differently than you'd expect in vanilla. It all starts with a Cauldron:

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Before you can use Brewing, you must complete the Brewing Challenge. Begin this challenge by achieving Challenge Level 20, then right clicking a Cauldron. Upon completing the challenge, you will unlock brewing on that Skybounds server.

The first step to brewing is acquiring a Potion Recipe. These books can be bought from the new Brew Master merchant, or found in warzone chests through storms.

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As the book says, bring it to a Cauldron to begin the brewing process. You'll need to provide a glass bottle, arcane powder, and all the ingredients stated by the recipe. What's required can be tracked at the tooltip at the top.

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Upon providing all the necessary ingredients, click the result on the right to receive your potion.

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Brewing potions will yield Bonus XP, against the new BREWING category! This addition boosts the total Bonus XP you can earn per-day from PVE tasks to 2,500!

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The Everbloom Elixir will make getting wood and lumber a worry of the past. One splash of this concoction will cause trees to sprout sky-high. This recipe can be bought from the Brew Master.

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The Transmogrify Stone potion comes in 3 different levels, each covering a larger and larger area. This mixture will cause random ores to appear in even the most barren of rock. You may even find some spare runes, as...
Heyo!

Thought I'd make a quick update post to address some confusion with immortal shards that sprang up this weekend relating to the new animation.

Let's cover how Immortal Kits unlock first before I cover some things people have been confused about:
  1. You right click an immortal shard
  2. The server decides whether or not you've unlocked it based on the unlock chance. This is random. We don't tell you the server's result until the end of the animation.
  3. The animation for the unlock plays.
  4. The result of the unlock is announced/told to you.
Regardless of what the animation does, the result is decided before the animation begins.

There was a visual bug this week that caused shards from Monthly Reward Crates to display no unlock NPCs, even though the chance was still there. (The fix for this rolled out today, by the way.)

I want to address first as well, purchased shards were not affected by this visual glitch.

We've tweaked the spinner animation to better represent your chance at an unlock visually. Purchased shards should now see 2 unlock NPCs minimum, while monthly shards should see 1 minimum.

I apologize for any confusion this may have caused, but your chances were never reduced as a result of the new animation.

If you have any additional questions, let us know!
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Lots of content for you guys today!

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The Nourish enchantment joins our assortment of custom enchantments! Nourish provides an advantage while in combat with both players and mobs... the worry of losing hunger!

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When you take damage, you'll be given a temporary saturation boost to make sure you're kept fed. Your attacker also has a small chance to receive Hunger Poisoning, depending on the level of the enchantment.

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Nourish can be found on our new Flower Immortal Kit (gotta celebrate Spring!), and will be added to Enchantment Crates in the coming days. Check out Flower on our shop: Savage Games | Welcome

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We've made some changes to how the Mining World works! This should increase your payout, make it more fun for new players, and help us prepare for future additions.

Daily Leaderboard Challenge
The Mining World now has a Daily Leaderboard Challenge. As you earn points in the Mining World, your score on this leaderboard will increase. Like normal competitions, the top 10 players per day will be rewarded. This challenge resets every day at midnight, EST.

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We'll be introducing more leaderboard challenges for other modes, as well as new rewards in the near future!

Mining World Lobby

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The Mining World has a new lobby! Travel through the portal at spawn to be teleported here. While here, you can access your vault chest to store items, queue for a match, or spend Mining World tokens. You can also view the Top 10 players on the current daily leaderboard.

Payout...