Greetings members of Syncro! Octangular October has arrived so here's the monthly post. The Brotherhood of Green-Wood won top nation / faction last month so if you're a member, be sure to claim your victory key from /pax. If you didn't win, don't worry, there's a defeat key waiting for you that still contains some good stuff.
So while we're talking about nations, it's worth clarifying something. Nations are just what we're calling factions now. They work in exactly the same way, we've just renamed them to avoid confusion. We are not a transitional faction server so hopefully this will help make that clearer. The commands have also been renamed so you'll need to use them as /nations, /ntop and /nhome.
As promised, we've started releasing the first major content since V5 opened. To begin with, we have the five infinity stones. These are based off the Marvel films and include, power, space, time, reality, and mind. Each stone contains two unique abilities and can be considered one of the rarest items. You must complete a super raid to earn an infinity stone. Super raids are longer and slightly different to normal raids but will always be explained in advance on our Discord server. It's worth noting that to use a stone, you must have the infinity gauntlet. You can get this anytime by completing the quest in Reedville castle.
If any of you played the first super raid, you may have noticed a bunch of new mobs. That includes the butchers spawn, syncro knight, necromancer, dragon snapper, and the evil scientist. These new custom mobs were made to provide more variety to the raid but most of them will now also spawn naturally in the world. Speaking of custom mob spawning, they will no longer spawn directly in protected chunks so make sure you /guild claim your home.
Ranks have returned to Syncro. Anyone who was around in V4 knows that we always use to have more than one rank. Well now we again have ranks for you to progress through. The main difference this time is how you level up. Instead of being time based, like we had before, your rank is now based on your /level. You can view all ranks and their required level with /ranks. To make each one more interesting, we've redone the /hats command with each rank getting access to more. We'll also be bringing the /actions back in a similar way. If you've got any ideas for making ranking up more rewarding, let us know. Just bare in mind, we still intend to keep commands like /fly buyable from our web shop.
We've got new bosses for you to fight. Lei Gwen, Skirax and Naxxras will all be available in boss events. We've also added 'snack events' where only one boss spawns for a certain day. This is handy for introducing new bosses or if there's a particular one you've yet to fight. Just keep an eye out in game for the right time to do /event join.
Star Wars is back! At long last one of our most popular games has returned. Aside from small improvements and fixes, there's not much to say other than it's been updated to 1.13. Capture the Flag and Sky Wars also received updates to get them working. 1.13.1 caused problems with some games, such as TDM, but that should be working again now as well.
Onto the smaller things:
- A /suggest command. This allows you to submit a suggestion in for future content or changes.
- Recipe for totems. Gold blocks around a golden apple makes getting a totem easier.
- Dancing armour stands. Yes we said dancing armour stands.
- A /roadmap command. If you want to easily view upcoming features.
- Two new Pax challenges. Engineer and Level Up.
- An /event spectate command. For viewing Pax events if you don't want to take part.
- A new help book explaining Pax. Can be got from the /books menu.
- An /mcrank command. This shows you your position on the scoreboard in all MCMMO skills.
- Lieutenant rank for guilds. Allows a non leader member to claim and unclaim land.
Like normal, you can get a more complete list with /updates.
As usual, if you've got any suggestions or feedback, don't hesitate to let us know. The forums or our Discord server are a good place to get your ideas started. It's worth knowing we recently created a new Discord server so make sure you join that one if you haven't already. You can also report bugs or give suggestions in game with /bug report and /suggest add. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news and updates. Until next time, drink tea, live long and play Syncro!