It has been a very long time since I have done a news article for Sky Factory 2 but here we are, the most popular modpack and a modpack that has without doubt been the base of our community for a very long time. Back in January 2015 is when Sky Factory 2 was released and we were one of the first networks to host this incredible modpack, even to this day Sky Factory 2.4 is still getting new players.
Last night Bacon Donut annouced on his Twitch stream a new 168 hour charity marathon, at the end of which Sky Factory 2.5 will be released or released earlier if they hit $50000.
There are a few differences this time round. The new version will be on the Curse/FTB Launcher, we dont know if it will also be hosted on ATLauncher.
Whilst this may appear to be a version update, it really is more of a new release, the modpack has undergone a huge number of changes, too big to update our existing Sky Factory 2.4 servers. So with that in mind we will be releasing brand new servers for Sky Factory 2.5. Existing 2.4 servers will remain online.
We will be starting to prepare for the release this week, our intentions are to be one of the first to host the new version so you can all get on the servers and start playing, we will also be updating our plugins, especially our Island plugin, to ensure you have the latest and greatest features on the new servers.
For extra info regarding the upcoming server changes please see this thread
in the forums.
Stay tuned for more news this week.
In the spirit of the charity marathon, ALL donations we recieve during the 168hr marathon week will be donated to the St.Jude Childrens Research Hospital via Bacon_Donut and Tactical_Pinups Gamers4Change twitch stream.
If you want to donate directly to Bacon_Donut check out his twitch stream here:
Charity Marathon Donations so far:
mr_explosives - Sky Titan - £10 - Donation Sent
cee6 - Sky Blaster - £10 - Donation Sent
vantiago - Crundee Angel - £10 - Donation Sent
York - Direct Donation - £20 - Donation Sent
Ryuurider - 1500 Points (The Grid) - £12 - Donation Sent
ChrisbyCreeper - 1500 Points (UC God) - £12.80 - Donation Sent
jakefox78FTW - 1500 Points - £15 - Donation Sent
slymonkey1216 - 1000 Points - £10 - Donation Sent
oldmanwalls - 1000 Points (UC God) - £8.50 - Donation Sent
Snackelite - Sky Master - £20 - Donation Sent
The Elite - UC God - £50 - Donation Sent
All donations have now been sent, thankyou everyone who donated this last week, we got over double what we usually get and it has all gone towards a great cause! Your all awesome!