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by Riari at 2:19 PM
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Hello! I'm Riari, Hypixel's new web developer. Over the last few months, you may have noticed some of the changes we've been making to the website / forums, so I just wanted to take a brief moment to tell you about some of the most important ones.

Across the team we constantly do small updates and improvements like these, but we never talk about them. We want to start talking more about the smaller improvements we do to both games and systems so you better know what's going on behind the scenes at Hypixel. Read on to find out more! :)

▶ Performance Improvements
We made some alterations to the website's database server to not only address some stability concerns but improve performance as well. Pages now load faster across the website / forums, which add up to some serious time savings for heavy forum users.

▶ Appeals
We updated the way appeals are made to provide better integration with the network, making them easier to submit and enabling staff to respond faster.

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▶ Bug Reports
More recently, we updated the way bug reports are made, bringing similar improvements to the ones applied to appeals. This helps us assess bugs faster and with more accuracy, giving us more time to focus on bug-squashing.

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▶ Other Improvements & Fixes
Aside from these big changes, there have been countless smaller ones - too many to detail here - ranging from typo corrections to usability improvements. Many of them are changes made as a direct result of feedback from users - for example, we added Smash Heroes and Bed Wars profile backgrounds for ranked users based off a suggestion - so thank you to those who have taken time to share their ideas!

There's much more to come thanks to a long list of planned updates, so keep your eyes peeled :)

by DeprecatedNether at 4:56 PM
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Greetings everyone! We've just updated how you're able to spectate players after you die!

We've now enabled the so-called first-person spectating, which means you'll be able to see what's going on from the perspective of the player you're spectating. That means you don't have to keep following them around the map - you can just hop into first person spectator mode and you'll make every move they do!

▶ How to use
  • Right click a player to spectate them in first person mode.
  • When spectating, left click to bring up the Spectator menu. You can use this to choose other players to spectate, go into a new game or go back to the lobby.
  • Sneak (for most players this will be the Shift key) to exit first person spectator mode.

To use First Person Mode
whenever you use the Spectator menu to spectate a player:
  • Open your Spectator Settings menu - you can do this through the Redstone Comparator in your spectator inventory.
  • Click the clock to enable First Person spectating.
This will put you in first person mode whenever you use the Spectator menu to spectate a player, instead of just teleporting you to their location.
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We also made a small addition to the Spectator menu: if you encounter somebody breaking the rules, you can now report them directly from the menu if they're still alive! Simply right click on the player in the compass and follow further instructions - this works the same way the Report menu in the Social Menu works.

Please note that the First Person spectating mode is currently in BETA. You may encounter issues with it occasionally - if you do, please report them HERE.

We hope you enjoy these changes!

by Nitroholic_ at 12:23 PM
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A massive new UHC update has just been released, adding a ton of new content to UHC including new professions, kits and prestige kits, recipes, extra ultimates, balances, bug fixes and more!

We can't thank the UHC community enough for their help and input on this update. We really enjoyed the feedback and tried to incorporate as much of it as possible when deciding what to do.

See below for a full list of changes, or play them live on the server right now.​

▶ New Lobby
With this update comes the introduction of a brand new lobby. Much like the other new lobbies, the new UHC lobby includes join NPCs and the new leaderboards for Team/Solo Wins and Kills.

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As you may have noticed we are in the process of updating several lobbies for older games. We want (and need) to do this for several reasons:
  • The new lobby format is fully translatable, which means we can change the language of things in the lobbies for both Hypixel China and non-English languages on the western server
  • Our data shows that newer players find it much easier to navigate and play games with NPCs as opposed to signs. This means new players are more likely to try your favorite older games
  • Changing from signs to NPCs and moving spawn position means on average you get into games faster. It may only be a couple of seconds, but those seconds add up to more time getting kills :D
  • Our new Leaderboard system makes it much easier for us to add new stats / leaderboards, plus is much faster, more scalable and fully translatable
  • Moving the portal farther back from spawn means no more annoying portal noise when idling and chatting
  • More flat terrain means you have more space to use fun lobby cosmetics you have unlocked like Trampolines and Diving Boards
  • Some of our older game lobbies are very old. It's nice to revisit them and fix some small long-standing design issues :)

▶ New Kits + Kit Changes
Some awesome changes have been made to UHC kits, including the addition of 2 brand new kits, price reductions and kit prestige levels.
We also added a kit selector in the pregame lobby!

Prestige Kits
All kits have been upgraded to include a prestige. Once you have fully maxed out a kit, you can unlock the ability to prestige your kit, giving the chance to gain a special prestige item at the beginning of the game. This can range from enchanted iron gear to enchantment books!
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New Kit - Farmer
Farmer is a crop based kit which provides useful farming items for survival, or which can be useful for brewing and other UHC recipes!

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New Kit - Horseman
Horseman is a new horse based kit suited to taming and using horses to their maximum potential. Kit items include items useful for taming/riding horses, as well as items useful for horse UHC recipes!

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▶ New Professions
2 new professions have been added to UHC, introducing a bunch of new unique recipes which will improve the experience of both new and current players in UHC. See below for a full list.

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New Profession #1: Toolsmithing

Forge:
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Quick Pick:
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Lumberjack's Axe:
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Enhancement Book:
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New Profession #2: Apprentice

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Apprentice Sword:
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Apprentice Bow:
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Master's Compass:
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▶ New Extra Ultimates

We've added 4 new Extra Ultimates to the game, available to purchase after completing professions. See below for the full list.

Shoes of Vidar
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Ambrosia
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Potion of Vitality

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When throwing this potion on yourself, gain the positive effects. When throwing this potion on an enemy they gain the negative effects.

Miner’s Blessing
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▶ Balance Changes + Bug Fixes


General Changes
  • You can now view the recipe of items you haven't unlocked in the recipe book
  • Recipe book has been added to the lobby via the shop and Recipe NPC
  • Attacking a player will color their name yellow in tab, making it easy to tell who is on their team or what their health is
  • Explosions will now instantly kill Daredevil, and 5 bones will be dropped
  • Kit items will now appear first on your hotbar, then the recipe book and compass
  • The border now begins to shrink when PvP enables
  • The Weekly Quest now requires 20 kills but no win
  • The price of all kit upgrades have been cut in half
  • The price of the first 8 upgrades of each profession (including 2nd and 3rd recipe) have been reduced by half
  • Removed player count of 20 or below reducing the timer until deathmatch
  • Game durations have been altered:
    • Solo -> 45 minutes (not including deathmatch time)
    • Teams -> 55 minutes (not including deathmatch time)
  • Extreme hills and other rare biomes (excluding Jungles) are now more common
  • Skeletons can now only drop 1 or 2 bones
  • Skeletons and Zombies now have a 10% chance to drop their heads. These heads can not be consumed for healing or used as a replacement for a playerhead
  • Creepers can only drop 1 gunpowder
  • Blazes can only drop 1 blaze rod
  • Zombie Pigmen now only drop 1 or 2 golden ingots
  • Ghasts have a 15% chance to drop a Ghast Tear when killed
  • Sheep now drop Raw Mutton instead of Porkchop
  • Craftable Regeneration Potions are disabled
  • Reduce Blaze spawn rates outside of Nether Fortresses by 50%
  • Feeding baby horses sugar now turns them into adults
  • Shearing Sheep gives 1 - 3 Wool and 33% chance of dropping 1 String
  • The Fortune enchantment is removed from the enchanting table
Crafted Items
  • Artemis Bow (1 Craft)
    • New Recipe:
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  • Exodus (1 Craft)
    • Gains Unbreaking III
  • Chest of Fate (1 Craft)
    • Absorption V (1:45)
    • Speed I (00:45) ➟ Speed II (00:30) ➟ Speed III (00:15)
      • This potion applies an increased speed effect as time goes on and the original effects hit 00:00, this stops after Speed III’s duration has run out.
  • Excalibur (1 Craft)
    • New Recipe:
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    • Explosion Damage set to 4 true damage (5 second cooldown)
    • Survivalism’s Perk no longer protects against Excalibur’s explosion damage
  • Daredevil (1 Craft)
    • Speed reduced from 85% of max speed to 80%
    • Now blows up into a pile of bones when damaged by an explosion
  • Axe of Perun (1 Craft)
    • Reverted to a Diamond Axe (Set 4.5 Attack Damage)
    • Gains Unbreaking I
    • Lightning Strike Cooldown reduced to 4 seconds
  • Hide of Leviathan (1 Craft)
    • Now has Respiration III instead of V
  • Tablets of Destiny (1 Craft)
    • Gains Protection IV
    • Fire Aspect II ➟ Fire Aspect I
    • Punch I removed
  • The Book of Thoth (1 Craft)
    • Will now have Protection III, Sharpness II, Punch I and Power I
  • Kings Rod (1 Craft)
    • Gives 3 golden nuggets along with every catch.
    • Change to lure 5 and luck 10
    • Displays health on hitting enemies
  • Death’s Scythe (1 Craft)
    • Removes 20% of the enemies health upon hit and restores 25% of the damage dealt
  • Flask of Cleansing
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  • Essence of Yggdrasil (1 craft)
    • Doesn’t give experience bottles
    • In teams gives 15 levels to user and 8 levels to teammates
    • In solo it gives 30 levels to the user
  • Dice of God (1 craft)
    • Changed Dice of God to select randomly from a list of 6 items. All items or events are unique and can only be obtained through the Dice of God. Play to find out what!
Vanilla Changes

  • Glistering Melon
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  • Enchanted Golden Apple (Unlimited Crafts)
    • Effects given are reverted to its original release state. When consumed it provides:
    • Regeneration V (0:30)
    • Absorption I (2:00)
    • Resistance I (5:00)
    • Fire Resistance (5:00)
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    • This allows for bows to be repaired by string rather than requiring an entirely new bow. Each string is equivalent to 128 durability on the bow.
Potion Balancing
  • Regen Potions
    • Disabled - no longer craftable normally.
  • Speed Potions
    • Returned to Vanilla values.
  • Instant Health Potions
    • Instant Health I : + 4 Health
    • Instant Health II : + 8 Health
  • Poison Potions
    • Poison I (Splash) : 00:33 seconds
    • Poison II (Splash) : 00:05 seconds
Wither Boss Changes
  • Withers have increased damage
  • Wither skulls do not give the Wither effect on hit
Professions
  • Weaponsmithing
    • Vorpal Sword has now Looting I
  • Alchemy
    • Nectar: Add 2 seconds to the duration
  • Enchanting
    • Book of Thoth: Removed Fire Aspect I and Punch I
  • Hunter
    • Fenrir: Added Strength II (+ 100% damage)
    • Potion of Velocity : 12 second splash potion
      • Gives full duration no matter how it is splashed
      • Only works on person who throws it
  • Bloodcrafting
    • Panacea: Now is Instant Health V
    • Cupid’s Bow: Power II from Power I
    • Pandora’s Box: Changes as in image[​IMG]
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug where players could clear the item name for damaged items when they should not have been able to
  • Fixed an issue where water and lava in deathmatch formed blocks
  • Fixed an issue where only 1 Fenrir would spawn at the start of deathmatch
  • Fixed a bug where Dice of God would sometimes give no items
  • Fixed inconsistent recipes in lobby Recipe Book
  • Fixed an issue where Yggdrasil would give 2 enchanting tables
  • Fixed incorrect Philosophers Pickaxe durability
  • Fixed /who showing spectators/dead players/teams
  • Fixed deathmatch arena blocks burning, allowing players to reach areas where they cannot be attacked
  • Fixed Deus not being craftable after failing the first craft due to having half a heart

We sincerely hope you enjoy all this new content, and we look forward to updating even more games soon. Please report any bugs you find in the Bug Reports forum! :)