by Eraze at 3:20 AM
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Greetings Skytonians! I hope everyone has been having an amazing time on the Network, and I hope everyone had a safe, happy and chocolate-filled Easter! I'm here with some incredibly exciting news today, we're releasing a new gamemode on Skytonia! Take a read and let us know what you think in the comments below, we'll see you online!

Parkour Mania BETA
You heard it right, Parkour Mania is here and ready for BETA! As of today, you'll see this new game available in our server selector, which you can click to begin playing straight away! Parkour Mania is a classic parkour gamemode, the kind of parkour that everyone knows and loves. The purpose of this game is to provide a place for people to hang out, compete and race to have the best time on our new Parkour Maps! The goal with this game was to provide a much higher quality parkour experience than other servers, and to provide a game that we can continue to expand on constantly by releasing new maps over the months.

This first week of Parkour Mania will be used as a testing phase, where we will release two of our maps for everyone to enjoy while you try it out and let us know what you think! Our first two maps to be released are Nether Fortress, an Easy map, and Pirate Cave, one of our Medium maps. Check them out below!


What To Expect Soon?
With all this new stuff, I'm sure you're curious as to what we'll be doing with Parkour Mania in the near future, along with other things coming to the Network. As mentioned above, this next week of BETA testing will be used to improve the gamemode while we continue to expand and adjust the experience. This weekend, you'll see a further 4 maps released on Parkour Mania, which you'll have instant access to and I'm sure you'll love them! Outside of this Parkour Game, we're continuing to improve the stability of the Network, and plan out upcoming features like Friend and Party systems, along with brand new games!

That's it for this update on Skytonia, and we hope you love it! We're very proud of these new Parkour maps, and I'm sure everyone will enjoy them just as much as us! Thank you for being a part of this incredible community, and I'll see you next weekend with our Parkour full-release announcement post!

by Eraze at 6:39 AM
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Greetings Skytonians! It has certainly been a while since our last post, but there's good reason for that! We're very excited to be back, and we have some incredible things to share in this announcement. Sit back, relax and be sure to read as much as possible, we don't want you missing out on anything!

We're Back On Java Edition
As I'm sure you've seen on our Discord or Social Media, we have recently moved back to Java Edition, after our recent transition to Bedrock Edition. It was very clear that our community wasn't a fan of this change, just as much as we were unsatisfied. Initially, our goal was to move our community to this new platform, as it had so much potential, and was meant to be the "next big thing". Since then we have come to realize that the Bedrock platform isn't perfect yet, and has a long way to go. This does mean that for now Bedrock is out of the picture for us, but this may not always be the case. If you are or were a Bedrock fan, there's always hope that we may have another version of Skytonia on that platform in the future, however not any time soon. For now, we simply hope you're all excited to be back at our roots, where we can continue to enjoy the Skytonia we know and love.

Cosmetics, Coins & Surprise Boxes
For almost a year you have all been looking at the surprise box in the Hub, wondering what it will do and when it will become available.. Today is the day! From this very second, you can now purchase coins from our Store, that you can then buy Surprise Boxes with! Surprise Boxes will be used to gain access to hundreds of new Cosmetics, including custom
hats, props, costumes, pets, titles and so much more! When in the hub, you will now see a Chest in your hot-bar, which you can use to view Cosmetics and browse through our collection. We have been working around the clock to make these cosmetics as exciting and enjoyable as possible, we cannot wait to see everyone enjoy them as much as we do!

You may be wondering, can I unlock coins without purchasing them? The answer is, not right this second. Since these cosmetics are brand new, we have restricted them to those who wish to support the server and help it grow. However, in the future we do plan on making ways for everyone to get their hands on some coins by playing the games and enjoying our server!


What Else Changed?
Since we opened the server again a few weeks ago, we have been working on so many amazing things. The following is a list of things we have been doing behind the scenes, and things you'll now notice have changed on Skytonia:

➜ Complete Network Re-vamp
The most important thing (for us) with this update, is the amount of time we spent improving the Network in almost every way. We have been working hard to make sure everything is more stable, and have re-coded a majority of the server from scratch in order to make a much more enjoyable experience for everyone, this means that any existing bug on the server should have been fixed - hooray! These changes have also allowed us to do some awesome new things, and mean that we can produce updates and new content at a much quicker pace in the future. We hope you are excited about that!

➜ New Messaging System

For the longest time, players have asked for a way to privately message other users on the Network - and we completely agree, this is a must! So, we're happy to announce that everyone now has access to /msg, meaning all your private message wishes have been answered. Tada!

➜ Murder Mystery Map Changes
For those who did play our Bedrock edition, you would have seen our brand new maps that we worked very hard on! With this update, these new maps including "City Central" and "Grand Library" will now be available to everyone on Murder Mystery! With this change, we have also temporarily disabled Snowdin, Toriels House and our Bendy maps, while we work on improving them and making them more fun for everyone.

➜ Skyblock To Skytonia Housing
To all of our Skyblock lovers, we have a small change for you too! Since the beginning of Skytonia, we worked hard to create a laid-back and unique Skyblock experience, however we've come to realize that it isn't quite the same as other Skyblock servers, leading people to sometimes be confused by the fact that things are different. Because of this, we have re-branded Skyblock to Skytonia Housing, which is our first of many changes to this gamemode! Along with this change, we have also disabled Armor and the use of your off-hand slot on Housing. We have done this to make room for the new cosmetics, as that will be the only way to wear armor and custom hats etc. This should not impact your experience since Housing is not a pvp gamemode.
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