NOTE: I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE ORIGINAL SURVIVAL MAP "SKYBLOCK" AND DO NOT THEREFORE INFRINGE ON ANY COPYRIGHTS
now that we got the legal stuff out of the way, I have invented a new way of playing Skyblock, I rolled back to Minecarft Beta version 1.3 and iam now playing skyblock in it. Beta 1.3 does not have a creative mode so create a regular seed and in survival you are going to have to collect all the resources to start on your island. collect: 15 wood, 5 saplings (oak), 9 iron (for 3 buckets), 15 seeds (by tilling grass with a hoe), collect 1 lava and 2 water. also collect about 2 stacks of dirt and 3 sand, now jump stack up and create your island, it will be really ugly because its made of dirt but you cant do much about that, so then you just survive, be careful though, the world height limit back then was 127 so take that into account when building any large mob grinders or traps.