Dear Penguins,

I'm happy to announce a big update, coming to KitMap this saturday. We worked hard on this, and it will hopefully allow us to hold more players on KitMap as the current version is a bit unstable.

Countdown: https://itsalmo.st/kitmap-release-ckyj

Features:


Special Items:
We'll be adding special items like grapple hook (without a class connected), bombs, switch balls and more. These will be available from crates, quests and of course the store.

Bounties:
We'll also be adding bounties to KitMap, most people know what this is but here's a quick explanation: if you really want someone to the ground, you can set a price on a player's skull. Which means you can pay 1000$ to put 1000$ on someone's head and his killer will get the 1000$ or a slightly reduced amount.

Conquest:
Conquest will be an actual active thing to KitMap now, we're not 100% sure what the rewards will be but they'll be good!

DTC:
DTC will be a new event which basically is a koth, but instead of standing on a place you have to mine a block. Once you mine a block (and there-by receive points) enough times you will win the DTC event.

Leader boards:
For this update we've actually planned visible leader boards in spawn.

Crates & Drops revamp:
As these have been the same for many days, we'll fully re-do the crates and also change supply drops.

Quests:
To bring some more fun, and possibilities to achieve store items. We will be introducing quests, with this you can receive keys, tokens, items and more to use.

Changes:
There'll be some big changes to KitMap which aren't fully noticable once you log in to the server, for example we'll be changing...
Information Updates
Dear ColdNetwork,

We are aware that we've been lacking updates. This is not because both Nick and I are demotivated or not caring, instead we want to release well optimized gamemodes and we have been working on them lately. We are going to release few new gamemodes and update the current gamemodes with many new unique features.

Forums Custom Tags:
We are going to sell custom tags on forums again. You can just buy a custom tag on buycraft and request how you want it to be as support ticket. You can request anything you want ( Besides sexual stuff , curse etc ofc ). You can also upgrade your account here with premade tags. https://coldnetwork.net/account/upgrades

Kit Map:
I think our Kit Map is pretty good with our warzone style and featues atm, but we have been releasing kit map with the same features since past 3 maps. I think you guys got bored of playing with the same features. With new map we are going to add teleport snowballs, bazooka, new classes , new crats and many more featues. We are also going to make competitions a thing. Kit Map revamp is on 13th btw :) I will make the Kit Map info thread in 2 days also get a trailer for it.

HCFactions:
We are aware that our late HCF releases arent the best and not many new features are added. We can say that its the same even the maps so it got bored we also know that. This is beacuse Nick is doing the HCF updates. He was busy with irl stuff and therefore we couldn't do a really good release. But we have plans for HCF to make it better stay tuned.

KitPvP:
We released it for fun when we were cracked. We just wanted to see the bugs in the kits plugin and overal the attention for it. We think it was kind of a success because with almost no-features besides kits, it had 20 players daily. I think if we work on this well, make a good economy and cool add-ons we could boost the players to 40+. Now that we got good plugin ( Nick is also going to add his own stuff to it ) for...
Information Quick SpeedHCF Map
Hello everyone,

Quick explanation:
Sorry guys but I have a few ideas for HCF, but to do this I will need some time, and a few beta's (which will happen after this upcoming quick map). This upcoming quick map will be a very short map and will have cutclean (mine ores for ingots (x2), Triple XP, fast brewing, fast melting, 1 higher sharpness

SOTW Information
SpeedHCF SOTW will take place this saturday (June 29th, 2019) at 4PM CEST.
- 5 Man Factions, No Allies
- Protection 2, Sharpness 3
- 4 Min KOTH Caps
- Conquest: 10 points per capture, -20 points if someone from your faction dies, 250 to cap conquest
- Blocking up in combat is enabled
- 2 hour SOTW Timer

All features from the first map, which are:
Builder & Brewing GKit at SOTW
• Treecapper
• Auto-smelt ores
• Mining sand automatically gives glass (sand will be given in the builder kit as well)
• GKits can be used each day (24 hour cooldown)
• /reclaim key amount increased
• Conquest every weekend
• 15 minute deathban

Commands:
/meltsand (enabled by default, if enabled sand automatically transforms to glass when mined)
• /choptree (enabled by default, if enabled the whole tree falls down when one log is chopped)

FTop rewards:
1st place: $20.00
2nd place: $10.00
3rd place: $5.00
All rewards will be given in buycraft vouchers.

Wishing everyone the best of luck this map,
CN staff-team.
Information SkyBlock 3.0
Dear Coldnetwork,

Im sorry for this delayed revamp for skyblock. Normally we were going to release it this weekend but we decided to release it next weekend to make it a PERFECT release. So Skyblock will be released on 22 Jun 4 pm CEST.
Countdown:
https://www.timeanddate.com/countdo...7&p0=1949&msg=SkyBlock+3.0&font=cursive&csz=1

What is it going to have as feature?

  • Kill Streaks and its rewards:
To make pvp alive we decided to add kill streaks and rewards. The rewards will be worth achieving. Also we will be adding a competition about kill streak.

  • PvP Arena
PvP Arena will be at /Warp.

  • New Crate
Voucher crate is going to be added.

  • KOTH
We are going to have new crate called KOTH. You can only get this key by winning the KOTH event. KOTH will be at PvP Arena.

  • In Game Ranks Edit
Im going to change in game rank names ( not completely ) and add/remove some commands from them.

  • BuyCraft Edit
We are going to make BuyCraft more balanced, optional and attractive.

  • New Eco ( Balanced )
As you all know current skyblock eco is so easy/broken almost everyone got 1 million in 3 days and many people had 30+ iron golems. This map's eco is going to be more balanced and kinda hard. Also Im going to make many ways to earn money this map so non donators will be able to go for competitions.

  • Donator Mine + Normal Mine
We are going to keep those 2 mines. We will nerf donator mine too of course since its too op.

  • New Kits/Crates/Starter Islands/Starter Stuff/Challenges/Reclaim
There isnt much i can say about this but kits will not give armors since you guys didnt like it so instead of armors kits will give useful blocks etc.
  • Quests
In addition to challenges we are also going to have quests to...
Hello everyone,

Here it is, second map of SpeedHCF and our first HCF SOTW whilst being a premium network.

SOTW Information
SpeedHCF SOTW will take place this saturday (June 8th, 2019) at 4PM CEST.
- 5 Man Factions, No Allies
- Protection 2, Sharpness 2
- 4 Min KOTH Caps
- Conquest: 10 points per capture, -20 points if someone from your faction dies, 250 to cap conquest
- Blocking up in combat is enabled
- 2 hour SOTW Timer


All features from the first map, which are:
Builder & Brewing GKit at SOTW
• Treecapper
• Auto-smelt ores
• Mining sand automatically gives glass (sand will be given in the builder kit as well)
• GKits can be used each day (24 hour cooldown)
• /reclaim key amount increased
• Conquest every weekend
• 15 minute deathban


Commands:

/meltsand (enabled by default, if enabled sand automatically transforms to glass when mined)
• /choptree (enabled by default, if enabled the whole tree falls down when one log is chopped)


FTop rewards:

1st place: $50.00
2nd place: $30.00
3rd place: $15.00

All rewards will be given in buycraft vouchers.


Trailer reupload link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/hrgkhrtdja2sck7/CN+SpeedHCF+Map+2+Trailer.rar
(If your video hits 100 views you will be rewarded)

Wishing everyone the best of luck this map,
CN staff-team.
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Dear Penguins,

With the switch happening tomorrow, I want to give some last details so you guys know what's going on.
Release time: Saturday 4PM CEST (Countdown: https://itsalmo.st/premium-release-mmmb)

Lobby & Network:
So yeah, the lobby and network got a pretty decent revamp. We have a new lobby build, completely new lobby looks and a whole new rank system*. We now also have queues for KitMap/HCF.

* check the next section

Rank system:
So now all ranks are stored globally, which means giving staff ranks are good-to-go with 1 command, builder ranks are now actually easy and fun to create and donator ranks can be synced across multiple servers more easily (for example hcf/kitmap ranks on lobby for a queue).

This and going cracked (also if we didn't have a new rank system) has a downside, all ranks are lost. Which means everyone who ever got a donator rank THROUGH DONATING, or THROUGH A COUPON has to make a support ticket (click here) with some sort of proof and their old in-game name. Everyone can now give a new name (For example their new premium account which you can get by pm'ing me if you don't have any premium account)
to receive their donated or redeemed rank on.


Practice:
So for practice we have some exciting updates which contains the following stuff:
* Actually optimized the server by a ton, we did a test with a bunch of bots and it went flawlessly
* Added an /event menu, where you can now see all events & their status. You can also join/host them from here
* New clean and amazing spawn
* New arenas for most kits
* Tweaked the anticheat
* Redesigned almost every aspect from the practice messages/items, for a better experience
* and way more

KitMap:
For KitMap there's not that much to announce, just...
IMPORTANT The switch
Hello Penguins,

This is the announcement most of you have been waiting for, whether you like it or not, the decision has been made and it's final (for now, if everything goes really bad we could still switch back).

(PM me on the forums if you're cracked)

So yeah, we're going premium. But don't worry, we don't just flip the switch and turn everything premium and re-give all ranks and do a reset. We're going to do updates all over the network, and we will re-release everything in a 1 week timespan. This means that we'll do Practice and KitMap first, and 1 week after SkyBlock and HCFactions. (And maybe a new gamemode after that :p)

Maintenance:
To make all of this happen we need some time, without the stress of a server running and just do something we don't do often, maintenance. We'll probably shut down cold this tuesday or wednesday, and release Practice & KitMap saturday. More info soon.

Ban Reset:
We will also reset everyones bans, mutes, warns.

Network & Lobby:
We'll be optimizing the network and the lobby, stripping a lot of plugins away and introduce a brand new rank system, which will allow us to give ranks so much more easier, even if players are offline, give staff ranks with 1 command, allow donator ranks and ingame ranks to be there at the same time and so much more. Which will allow us to do cooler things in the future. (including an HCF queue).

We'll have a brand new lobby, with a new clean way of interaction and optimized to the max.

YouTubers & Builders:
Now we're switching to premium, we feel like way more of the pvp youtubers and their viewers will take us more seriously. Because come on lets say you're a premium pvper, and you watch a video of cold. And you log in and boom, your account is taken by someone who's cracked, or even the hassle of having to do /register and remember a password for a server. I'm sure alot people would just leave after that.

And for builders, we're gonna make a cool...
Hello people,

The reason I don't say penguins is because this is a serious thread, I need your guys' opinion on switching to premium.

I'll obviously be stating why this change should happen and maybe why it shouldn't, just a side-note I'll be 100% honest in this thread.

So after talking to an server-adviser, one of the topics that came the our attention was being cracked. And that if we'd really want to move forward with cold, maybe for the long-term road it's better to switch to premium.

So why would we go premium?
  • Less cheaters and overall rule-breakers
  • More expand-ability options
  • More profit-per-player, which will leave us to get more youtubers (read next item)
  • Actually get taken seriously by youtubers, and their viewers. I'm right now too scared to donate youtubers, because most players of youtubers don't take cracked servers as serious.
  • If we do this, as we have to reset all servers. We'll do this in a big way, fully rethemed, better systems and updates on all servers
So why wouldn't we go premium?
  • We'll have to do resets for the servers, because playerdata could get lost
  • We'll transfer donator ranks to people that bought it on a cracked account
  • We'll probably have an estimated player-drop of 30-50% in the beginning, but we'll make this up with you guys
Information Speed HCF SOTW
Hello Penguins,

Nick and I are trying our best to find improvements for HCF.

Here is what we decided:

  • Speed HCF
  • Builder GKit at SOTW
  • treecapper
  • Auto-smelt ores
  • Mining sand automatically gives glass (sand will be given in the builder kit)
  • /gkit brewing (Gives all necessary items to build autobrewer and some items of each potion material) (for everyone)
  • GKits can be renewed every 24 hours (SPEED HCF EXCLUSIVE)
  • Border Size 1500x1500
  • Warzone size 750
  • /reclaim key amount increased
  • 15 Minute Death-Ban
  • Conquest every weekend
  • 5-Man Factions (No Allies)
New Commands:
  • /meltsand (Enabled by default, Toggles if sand automatically transforms to glass when mined)
  • /choptree (Enabled by default, Toggles if whole tree falls down when one log is chopped)

If any of you have anymore suggestions regarding speed hcf please comment on this thread and It will be discussed.

SOTW will be Saturday 18th May 4pm CEST

Yours,

Nick and the HCF-Managers.
Information HCF Tomorrow
Hello penguins,

Tomorrow it's finally that time again, HCF Sotw time.

Here's some info about the map.

- We'll be doing some competitions, including f top, top kills and top playtime.
- We will be doing some sort of EOTW
- 3 mans 1 ally
- Archer effects boosted
- God apple to gkits
- Better koth loot, and more often koths
- Conquest once a week with coupon rewards
- Fixes

Countdown:
https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20190504T16&p0=16&msg=HCFactions+SOTW&font=cursive

Yours,

Nick