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A news post before a Friday? What is this?!

I'm here to let you guys know that Savage Games is hiring for a part time developer! A new face on the team!

This development position is currently for a single project, but may evolve into a higher position depending on performance. The details of this project will be revealed at the time of hire.

Please keep in mind, this position is a real job that requires the items listed below.

Qualifications
  • Deep understanding of Minecraft behavior.
  • Deep understanding of spigot and its internals
  • At least 2 years of Java experience.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Knowledge of data analytics and machine learning.

Bonuses
  • Knowledge of advanced mathematics (~Calc 2 level)
  • Obsession with keeping code clean and efficient
  • Love for gaming!
  • St. Petersburg FL area (We have an office! ...but working remotely is fine, too.)
The chosen candidate will also be asked to participate in a short tech interview that'll ensure that you have the skills we're looking for, as well as be able to sign a contract at the time of hire.

If you or someone you know is interested and meets the qualifications, please send me an email: b...@t...com (Click link to reveal email address.)

Thank you in advance, I look forward to working with you in the future!
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Tis' the season to be jolly and what better way to do so then by hosting our first official Skybound's
build competition. You heard me correctly, Savage Games will be hosting a Winter themed island
build event this week!

Introduction:
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Those looking to compete in the event will be given one week to free build on their island. However,
do keep in mind that this build competition does in fact have a theme, Winter. That being said, feel
free to get creative by expressing your definition of Winter. It can be anything from a simple snowy
terrain, to a full out Christmas scene!


When will it start:

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The event will start Sunday, January 1st 2017 and end on Monday, January 8th 2017. That
gives everyone one full week to jot down ideas, obtain their building materials and make their
creations come to life!

Rules:
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  • You may enter the contest one time per world. That being said, you may build on all four of your islands, and submit said islands up to one time per world. This is perfect for those of you who may not want to trash a current island build, thus you can enter the contest via another world. That gives you up to four chances at winning! However, please keep in mind that if you win any place (3rd, 2nd or 1st) on one world, you will be exempt from winning again on another world.
  • Submissions must be presented via screen shots. No video's will be accepted, this is to give everyone a fair opportunity.
  • When submitting screen shots, the side...
Sadly, Santa has departed from Skybounds early this morning.
Those who unlocked rewards (including Immortal Kit Shards and the Holiday Hat!) can continue to enjoy the benefits forever. The quest and reward are no longer claimable as of 3AM this morning (EST).

This post is a quick reminder that our Holiday Sale is still active until TOMORROW NIGHT! And that the immortal kits that were removed (and that will soon be gone again!) are still available as well. So if you're looking to pick up any last minute items, now is the time to do so. :) Savage Games | Welcome

We hope everyone had a great holiday! The Savage Games team will be back in office starting this week, which means updates and new content are back to full throttle.

Thank you all for the continued support!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I'm saying that now so I don't feel bad about not saying it tomorrow. Nobody can be mad at me now! Let's get into the new stuff. :D
SMALL DISCLAIMER:
This update is smaller than what we usually do since the Savage Games team has been away, spending the holidays with family and friends! Our usual large content patches will resume next Friday, so for now, you'll need to settle for what we have below. ;)

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NEW CUSTOM ENCHANTMENT: CONFETTI
A celebratory enchantment for the new year! Confetti gives an extra bonus to players you kill, by allowing them to drop various colors of confetti! What better way to celebrate the end of 2016?

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Just right click a piece of confetti to reveal a random item! Confetti can contain spells, golden apples, various crates, and resource blocks! The higher the enchant level, the more Confetti you have a chance to receive with every kill. Go celebrate!

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NEW WEAPONS: BLASTERS
Blasters are a brand new weapon type you'll start seeing throughout the warzone. Each type of blaster fires a fast travelling projectile that can go through players, and deal AOE effects. Each blaster has it's own ammunition requirement and reload times, so be prepared!

With this update we're introducing 3 types of blasters:
  • COMBUSTER: Fires a volatile beam that explodes on impact, dealing damage and minor knockback to enemies in the blast. The Combuster is most powerful against low armored players at high distance, allowing you to keep hem at bay.
  • BLAST DRILL: Fires a high energy beam that pelts through enemy armor. The Blast...
READ THIS Approved Mod List.
Typically when you go to an approved third party modification thread, you'd see a list of Mods that are allowed to be used on the server. Quite frankly, there are far too many mods that exist for us to test and approve for you all. So that being said, we are going to keep our approved mods list simple and sweet.

Does the mod you are using give you an unfair advantage over other players?
(This also includes advantages that can be used via ones mouse and/or keyboard, such as macros).
If yes, don't use it.
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Things are gonna get chilly, bring a jacket...
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NEW WORLD: THE ICE ISLANDS
A new world way up North from our other warzones has been discovered. This world is filled with ice, snow, and lots of strange magic. Make sure to dress appropriately, otherwise things are gonna get cold. With this new world comes the usual brand new map, brand new outposts, and brand new market. Oh, and I guess 250 more players slots is cool too.

This new server is accessible from our hubs, just right click the new block next to your monsters icon!

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LEVEL UPDATES: PLAYER LEVEL 30, ITEM LEVEL 20

The grind continues. Our maximum levels for player XP and item XP have been increased. These new caps will allow you to climb even higher on the /leveltop leaderboards, as well as unlock new abilities for you items.

NEW ITEM MAX LEVELS:
  • STONE Unchanged, Max Level 5
  • IRON Unchanged, Max Level 10
  • DIAMOND Buffed, Max Level 20
NEW LEVELABLE ITEMS:
  • BOWS can be levelled with higher accuracy and far distance shots. The better your aim, the more XP you'll earn. While there aren't any bow-specific abilities just yet, these level-ups will unlock more enchantment slots, like other items.
  • ARMOR can be levelled by taking damage. When you receive damage, your XP reward will be split amongst the gear you're wearing. While there aren't any armor-specific abilities yet, these level-ups will unlock more enchantment slots, like other items.
NEW ITEM ABILITIES:
  • SHUFFLE (Axes, Active): Unlocks at level 20. When triggered, then next player you attack will have their hotbar...
Throughout your Skybounds adventures, you may come across some non-vanilla Enchantments on tools, weapons, and gear. Custom enchantments are one of many new features we've introduced to enhance the vanilla experience.

Discovering New Enchantments

New enchantments can be found as books in Warzone Chests or Ancient Runes, Legendary Relics, and Immortal Stones. Enchantments can also be obtained through disenchanting other items.

Enchantment Guide

Armor Enchantments

Burn
- Max Level: 10
Burn has a chance to inflict FIRE on attacking enemies. Every level increases the chance of infliction and the ignition time.

Evasion - Max Level: 10
Evasion gives you a chance to completely DODGE an attack. When you Dodge, the attack will completely miss. Higher levels offer a larger chance to dodge.

Freeze - Max Level: 10
Freeze has a chance to inflict STUN on attacking enemies. Every level increases the chance of infliction and the length of the effect.

Lucky - Max Level: 10
Lucky is similar to Evasion, but acts as bigger counter to teams in the warzone. When you're attacked, you have a chance to evade the damage completely and instead deal it to another nearby enemy player

Savior
- Max Level: 5
Savior will intervene when you're about to die and save you from such a fate. When it triggers, different effects will happen based on level:
  • Level 1 - 2 will provide Regeneration for a short time and save you from the fatal blow
  • Level 3 - 4 will provide Regeneration for a short time, save you from the fatal blow, and make you IMMUNE for 3s.
  • Level 5 will provide Regeneration for a short time, save you from the fatal blow, make you IMMUNE for 3s, and cast EXPEL on all nearby enemies.
Self Destruct - Max Level: 5
Self Destruct is...
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You could say the update this week is very enchanting. Heh. Heh.
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New Game Mechanic: Enchanting
We're happy to finally announce the addition of Enchanting to Skybounds! Enchanting has been wanted since our initial launch, but we wanted to delay it until we know we could release it just right.. and we think we have!

Enchantment Slots
The first piece of this update includes Enchantment Slots. These slots determine the amount of space your items have for both vanilla and our custom enchantments. All levellable items start with 2 slots, and unlock 1 more every 5 levels. Items that are already enchanted will still work just fine, they just can't be further enchanted unless you go below the limit.

The new Enchantment Slots Available counter will appear on items when you next use them.

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Enchantment Books
Enchantment books can now be found in the warzone inside Enchantment Crates. Similar to Fragment Crates, they will award enchantments of varying rarities when opened. Bring these books to an enchantment table (now craftable!) with the tool or weapon of your choice to enchant it.

With the book, enchantments require both XP Levels (obtained from killings mobs and mining) and Stars.

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The cost of enchantment will increase in relation to the enchantment level.

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Disenchanting
With Enchanting comes Disenchanting! Disenchanting allows you to remove an enchantment from an item and transform it into a book! Performing a disenchantment requires both XP Levels and Stars (like enchanting), but also...
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It's that time of the week again, but this time... Here Be Monsters.
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New World Discovered: The Monster Islands
This new Warzone is filled with freaky freaks and creepy creatures. It's the first warzone to have permanent night time, the perfect conditions to spawn monsters from your worst nightmares. With this new world comes 300 more player slots, a brand new set of islands to explore, and 4 new outposts to find.

To help offset the darkness, you'll have Night Vision when inside PVP-free areas. (Spawn, outposts, and the market.) Be careful of what lurks in the shadows.

(Your islands will keep their normal daylight cycle. Only the warzone is night-locked.)

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New Custom Enchantment: Bloodsuck
Our new custom enchantment comes with the new Vampire Immortal Kit, as well as being discoverable from warzone Sky Chests and Ancient Runes. Bloodsuck has a higher chance at causing your target to bleed, but with an additional perk: Each time BLEED damages your target, you'll be healed for what they were hurt.

Bloodsuck offers a 3% chance per level to trigger. You also have the added perk of not burning in daylight, so that's cool too.

The Vampire Immortal Kit is available from our shop for all worlds: Savage Games | Welcome

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Speaking of Immortal Kits... the Necromancer /ikit is leaving our store on Sunday. If you want it, make sure to pick it up before then! Who knows when it'll be back!

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Item Renaming and Customization: Name...
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The Executioner Kit is no longer buyable from the shop as of December 7th!




THE EXECUTIONER KIT IS VANISHING WEDNESDAY!
The Executioner Immortal Kit will no longer be for sale in the shop starting Wednesday, December 7th! Players who have already unlocked this kit will still keep it forever, but new purchases of it will no longer be possible.

I have it unlocked! Do I still keep it?
Yes! You have this immortal kit forever on the server you unlocked it on.

I have an Immortal Shard for this kit! Will it still work?
Yes! Immortal Shards for this kit will continue to work. But buying new Immortal Shards for this kit will no longer be available after Wednesday.

Why is it going away?
Immortal Kits are temporary, and will never stay around very long. It's important to unlock them before they vanish for good!

If you still want the Executioner Kit before it's gone, grab it from our shop: Savage Games | Welcome

The next immortal kit to vanish after this will be Necromancer. The date for this to disappear will be announced soon.