Introduction Welcome everyone, to the beginning of Project Skytonia! Before you begin reading, please understand that this is simply the opening of our forums, and the project itself. The server is not complete, however we want to allow our community to grow and expand, being a part of the project whilst it is being created. Words can’t begin to express how deeply excited I am about this project, and how eager I am to share the last 3 months of my life with you all. I want to give a warm welcome to anyone who is new and hasn’t met me yet, and a huge thank-you to all of you who I’ve already had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you for keeping in touch, staying curious and eventually following me here to be a part of this amazing project - without knowing there were people who cared about what I was doing, I wouldn’t have come this far! Our Vision Now, with the reunion aside, let me explain what this place is! In late August, I founded this project based on a vision of mine, a vision to revolutionize a game mode, and provide the most developed, exciting and innovative Skyblock experience ever seen in Minecraft. Since the beginning of Minecraft, Skyblock has been one of the most popular and sought after game modes within the multiplayer side of this game. The thing is, this incredible game mode never got the attention it needed. Nobody has taken it upon themselves to take a hard look at what we have, and realize that it isn’t good enough - however, I’m happy to say those days are over. The team here at Skytonia have been working effortlessly to create the most complete, refined and joyful environment you could possibly imagine. It’s time for Skyblock to stop being a “good” game mode, and move to something incredible. Skyblock aside, Skytonia has a much deeper meaning. Whilst being the best place for you to experience survival-based gameplay, Skytonia aims to be a friendly, close community for everyone. The team behind this project has a deep and meaningful value for others, and we want Skytonia to become a place where people can feel like they belong, a place where people can enjoy themselves without negativity, and share their opinions with others that genuinely care. Skytonia will be a family-friendly environment, fit for any kind of player that simply wants to enjoy the game and meet new people. Whilst this project might not be for everyone, and might not appeal to some people, we know that the Minecraft community is missing an environment like this, and we’re here to provide it for you - the community! Contributors I want to take some time to give a special thank-you to anyone who contributed at all to this project, whether you’re a developer, an artist or just a friend who gave their opinion on something. But most of all, I want everyone to give a huge thank-you to @OhBlihv. Chris (OhBlihv) is the main Developer on this project and has been there from day one. To have someone who genuinely shares a vision with you, and helps effortlessly regardless of the situation is something that you never forget, and we most certainly wouldn’t be here today without him. Chris will play a major role in Skytonia as our lead developer, administrative member and much more, so please take some time to introduce yourself! Conclusion This post’s sole purpose was to finally open the curtains and show everyone what we have been working on, as well as allowing people to come forward and join this community within its growing stage. Not only will you help form this network into what it will become, however you will be a part of something huge, and something I’m certain people will be talking about in the near future. So, tell your friends, follow us on twitter (here) and spread the word, because things are about to get insane! Another post will follow within the next few days, as we announce our plans for the near future, including upcoming BETA’s and our roadmap to success! Without further ado, welcome to your new home, and the next big thing. Project Skytonia.