STILL OPEN (and remaining open after 1.7)
A sequel to Skylands Adventure
A partner to Skylands Arena
Tell me, O moose, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troyville. Many servers did he visit, and many were the nations with whose manners and custom settings he was acquainted; moreover he suffered much by sea while trying to save his own life and bring his blockheads safely home; but do what he might he could not save his blockheads, for they perished through their own sheer folly in eating the donuts of the Block-god Hyperdave; (Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?) So the god prevented them from ever reaching home. D'oh!
Alright Brain...It's all up to you. Trying is the first step towards failure.
But first...a few rules to play by. Bear in mind that I and others spent long hours creating this world and we intended it for many players to enjoy. Not following the rules not only spoils the fun for you, but also for others who might follow you.
Enjoy the adventure. If something seems impossible, or you die too quickly, consider a different strategy. Maybe there is a special survival trick or something you overlooked. But at the same time, this isn’t a server for beginners. If you aren’t familiar with some of the lesser known tricks of the game, you may find this adventure very frustrating and we don’t want whiner, shouting “Help me!” all the time. See Rule #2.
Don’t ask for help, you won’t get it. Everyone should be on their own, making their own way through the challenges. Teaming up is allowed, but please, do not help players who are behind you in the adventure. That spoils the challenge for them. If they are truly stuck, perhaps offer a hint as to how to progress. Telling someone exactly how to pass a challenge will result in being kicked or banned.
Absolutely no hacking or other game cheats. This is intended to be a challenge and be fun for the legitimate player without cheating. Also as a member of Revenge of the Players (RoP) hackers will get banned not only from this RoP server, but a lot of others as well. But I suppose if you’re a hacker, you aren’t reading these rules are you?
Do not ask to be staff. This is a special adventure server. Once you complete the adventure, you can choose to stay around and build beyond the end of the quest finish, watch other players work their way through it, or leave with the satisfaction that you made it to the end! SPECIAL NOTE: Unlike the predecessor, Skylands Adventure, this server invites you to buld new challenges for the players who follow you if you so desire. See below for details.
Do not craft benches or portals. You don’t need them until you finish. You are given specific items when you spawn in to start. Use them wisely. Do not abuse our generosity by dying on purpose to get more stuff. Everyone is given enough to succeed, or given the chance to craft and forage when necessary. (That right there is a hint folks)
TECHNICAL NOTE: This map uses a lot of one way doors. These doors have a block on the opposite side from where you stand but should still let you pass through them. If you find that you cannot pass forward through them, try logging out and back in.
And now, ON TO THE ADVENTURE…
Your first challenge is to escape from the spawn island. But keep reading if you’d like some tips from Homer, and what comes AFTER the adventure.
Tip: Things you need will be made available to you as you need them. Look out for them as clues to solve the challenges.
Tip: There are signs placed to offer some help. Don’t ignore them. Yellow signs are journal entries from Odysseus. You might want to listen to him for advice, he’s done this before.
Tip: If you REALLY need advanced help, Skylands Arena hosts a help center. Find it on that server for some relevant tips when you see a sign directing you there.
General tips from Homer
"When a fire starts to burn there's a lesson you must learn, something-something then you'll see, you'll avoid catastrophe, d'oh"
"Always remember that you're representing your country… I guess what I'm saying is, don't mess up this world the way you messed up your room."
Skylands Odyssey: Where YOU Add to the Adventure
Upon completing all the current quests and challenges, you are invited to take ownership of an area and build a challenge of your own design to extend the adventure. You will be granted at least 3 protected zones and must creatively get players from the left side to the right, using their brains or their skills. Ask Jemni for details once you finish.
If you don’t want to mess with making a challenge, you are free to freebuild beyond the challenge area.
A big thanks to all the players who helped me build, mine, plant and test this adventure.
Special thanks to:
- Thuthu for the town of Troyville, the volcano, Charibdes and many other things
- Sheriff Woody for help with the maze and dragon.
- Caron for making the Scylla
- Sword2185 for his maze
- Jimmyf for his town and wormy support
- Name’s Cat for the scavenger hunt
- Sunnyperson for the sky maze
- Pickles for Discworld (under construction)
- Bibliophile for the Message bot
General thanks to Asyc, Thalia, W.A.B., Battleax, Shanyue East, Applesz, Ingeniare, Chaotic Gamer, and Duckwalkeduptoa