An Intro to SkyBlock - What's it all about?

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An Intro to SkyBlock - What's it all about?

Postby Cmp » 05 Mar 2013, 03:37

The Introduction
SkyBlock is also known as SkyBlock Survival. It's a Survival puzzle designed to bring the average Minecraft player back to basics. It's about building off of the basics. Upgrading, expanding, and ultimately thriving.

Starting Off
Your island may seem small, but it's packed with valuable dirt. It's crazy, but in SkyBlock, dirt is better than diamonds.

When you get your island, your first thought will be to chop the tree down, but you don't want to do cut the whole thing down just yet. Just get enough logs(3) to make a crafting bench and a wooden pick. Leaving the last log will keep the leaves from decaying while you aren't looking. However, if you want to get the entire tree down in one go, punch the leaves first. If you do not get at least one sapling or two apples from your first tree, you will have to restart. You will not be able to get saplings another way

After you have removed the tree AND if you are extremely careful, shift the chest away from the center of the island and put the starter items back in the chest. For safety reasons, you should build your cobble generator in the center of the island so you don't fall off.

Get yourself about a stack and a half of cobble and start expanding your platform and get yourself a stone pick or two. Make a 2x2x1 well for an infinite water source. From there, build platforms for farms.

You will need to restart if any of the following happen:
1. You lose your lava source to a creeper explosion or placing a block in it.
*If it turns to obsidian, right click the obsidian block with your bucket and you will receive the lava back*
2. You lose your bucket
3. You run out of saplings

Island Levels
Some challenges require your island to be a certain level. Every 100 1-"point" blocks is one level. Blocks have certain values
Most, like cobble are worth 1 "point"
Grass is worth 3 "points"
I'll edit this as I get more information.

For more tips, see these threads:
Windy's More InDepth Starter Guide
Demcmd's Cobble Generator
Brandon1234w's Cobble Generator
Rory's Skyblock Rank Guide
Lord_Cuddles' Tips and Tricks
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Re: An Intro to SkyBlock - What's it all about?

Postby GaZzWaRs » 05 Mar 2013, 14:57

Nice one Cmp!

I bet this will really help with new members. Nice work.
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Re: An Intro to SkyBlock - What's it all about?

Postby Cygnus44 » 05 Mar 2013, 16:37

Cmp wrote:Island Levels
Some challenges require your island to be a certain level. Every 100 1-"point" blocks is one level. Blocks have certain values
Most, like cobble are worth 1 "point"
Grass is worth 3 "points"
I'll edit this as I get more information.

Can you explain more about the levels you get for your island and what you can acheive from them becuase I'm not sure what they do and how you get level ups?
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Re: An Intro to SkyBlock - What's it all about?

Postby Cmp » 05 Mar 2013, 18:12

As you build your island, your /is level will go up 1 for every 100 blocks.

For example, if my island level is 19, then I build a platform with cobble that uses 100 blocks, I will go up to level 20.

There are challenges that require your island to be a certain level:
NoviceBuilder: Level 20
AdeptBuilder: Level 100
ExpertBuilder: Level 250

Some blocks are worth more, and Neil probably has more information on this.
Grass and clay are worth 3
StoneBricks are worth 2
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Re: An Intro to SkyBlock - What's it all about?

Postby Neil » 05 Mar 2013, 18:30

Complete block value chart:

300
Diamond Block

150
Gold Block
Enchantment Table
Dragon Egg

10
Obsidian
Iron Block

5
Bookshelf
Jukebox

3
Ice
Clay Block
Nether Brick
Grass
Mycellium

2
Stone Brick
Bricks
Wool
Sandstone
End Stone
Brick Stairs
Stone Brick Stairs
Double Slabs

1
First 10,000 blocks of cobble
Everything else that isn't water, air or lava

0
Air
Water
Lava
Any cobble after the first 10,000 blocks were counted.
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Re: An Intro to SkyBlock - What's it all about?

Postby Cygnus44 » 05 Mar 2013, 19:08

Neil wrote:1
First 10,000 blocks of cobble
Everything else that isn't water, air or lava

0
Air
Water
Lava
Any cobble after the first 10,000 blocks were counted.

Sorry to sound really dumb, but I don't really get this. Do you have to build 10,000 blocks of cobble before they start to count, or do you have to build 10,000 before they stop counting as blocks and you have to use something different?

Thanks for you help Niel and Cmp, much appriciated!
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Re: An Intro to SkyBlock - What's it all about?

Postby CDH97 » 05 Mar 2013, 19:14

I think first 10000 cobble count, after that, no more.

It shame air is counted as zero :P
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Re: An Intro to SkyBlock - What's it all about?

Postby Radishy2 » 05 Mar 2013, 21:02

How much are Lapis Lazuli blocks worth then, because I think you get given 10 for a challenge at some point? Can't quite remember
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Re: An Intro to SkyBlock - What's it all about?

Postby Neil » 07 Mar 2013, 05:23

Everything not specifically mentioned above is worth 1.
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Re: An Intro to SkyBlock - What's it all about?

Postby merlin128 » 27 Mar 2013, 06:05

Hey, we'll done on the intro to skyblock. If I was new to skyblock this would be really helpful. Keep those good informative posts coming :D
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