Hello Players,

After two long years, we are proud to introduce Shadow Kingdom Factions v2.0. One of the main things holding back Shadow Kingdom from growing since Kingdoms' demise was the lack of a well-established and fun PvP-oriented gamemode. On Shadow Kingdom Factions v2.0, we've combined all of the features that all you PvP-savvy warriors will enjoy, along with many never-before-seen features, plugins, and events, many of which are highlighted below.

Factions servers are everywhere. In fact, Factions is the most common type of Minecraft survival server, and due to this, many Factions servers that you have probably joined in the past felt stale and monotonous. Over the course of many months, we have designed Shadow Kingdom Factions from the ground up with this fact in mind, and made sure to pack it with goals to reach and a constant stream of things to do, to avoid Shadow Kingdom Factions from becoming "just another stale Factions server." We hope you have fun reaching these goals when Factions opens on June 8th at noon EST!

Server Ranks
Shadow Kingdom Factions v2.0 has a very unique and custom ranking system that rewards various different play styles. The ranking ladder will be split between 5 separate ladders; Playtime, PvP/Kills, McMMO Levels, Mining, and Money. There will be a total of 16 achievable ranks, meaning that each ladder will receive 3 ranks. The last rank will be achieved after maxing all 5 ranking ladders. Since there will be 5 separate ranking ladders, everyone will be able to view the ranks they achieved and also change their prefix in chat using the /prefix command at any time to the rank(s) they've achieved.

Envoy Events
Every three hours on Factions v2.0, an Envoy event will begin. Envoy events are essentially a game of hide and seek. When an event begins, 7 Envoy Crates will be randomly scattered within 500 blocks from the platform at /warp Envoy. It is your duty to find these Crates before other players. But be careful! PvP will be enabled when you jump off the platform!

Envoy Crates will reward you with a random CE Enchant depending on the Crate type. The possible types are Common, Rare, Legendary, and Dust. The Dust Crate will reward you with 5 Mystery Dust, which will randomly...

It came to the attention of the staff team a while ago that many of our rules were inadequate for several issues that were becoming quite prominent and that several of the listed punishments were very different from the ones a player who committed those offenses would receive. Since then, I have been working, with the consultation of @sh1mrr4 and @TinyRoe , to update the rules we had, to make new ones addressing the new issues, and to update the punishments to more accurately fit the punishments actually issued, without being too strict should some new precedent or policy present itself in the future. This endeavor is finally complete, and the new rules and punishments can be found by following the links below. This change does not affect any past or current punishments, but the new rules will go in effect at the time of the posting of this announcement.

It is our hope that these new rules will allow both staff and players to enjoy even greater times on Shadow Kingdom.
Thank you,
Shadow Kingdom Staff Team

Global Rules: https://shadowkingdom.org/threads/official-in-game-global-rules.1371/
Creative Rules: https://shadowkingdom.org/threads/official-in-game-creative-rules.1373/
Towns Rules: https://shadowkingdom.org/threads/official-in-game-towns-rules.1372/
Prison Rules: https://shadowkingdom.org/threads/official-in-game-prison-rules.1374/
* Kingdom Rules were drafted, but with the decision to discontinue the service of that server, they were not finalized nor will they be published.
* The new rules are now in separate threads so that specific rules are now easier to find, without scrolling through a very long page to find them.
Hello players,

April 1st marks the third anniversary of the opening of Shadow Kingdom! (No, this is not an April Fool's joke) The network has come a long way in the past three years from its humble beginnings with Creative v1.0. To celebrate this achievement and to thank all of the players who have made it possible, all items on the donation store will be 25% off for the week of April 1st to April 8th, midnight to midnight. This is a particularly special sale, since we have never before put all items on sale, only donator ranks. This thread will be posted to the homepage when the sale begins at midnight EST on April 1st.

The Staff Team would again like to reiterate the massive appreciation for all players, new and old, who have made it possible for the network to not only continue operations, but constantly improve, for the past three years. Thank you!