We know how important it is as a team to keep improving our moderation, and since late August, the development team has been building the tools needed by the moderation team to improve its effectiveness. Moderation hasn’t been a topic that we often spoke about publicly in the past, but we think this is a good time to improve our transparency and share some extra insight into our moderation & live operations.
One of the key elements of any competitive multiplayer game is moderation, but this is not an easy challenge for any company, including Hypixel. Being part of the Minecraft platform offers an extra unique challenge that doesn’t allow us to utilize some of the solutions that owning accounts and the client would offer. Although this doesn’t stop us from striving to improve the community and moderation efforts, it does mean that we often have to spend a lot of extra resources to do it.
As a team, we have always agreed to strive for a balance between strictness and forgiveness. We have a lot of young players in the Hypixel community who are often influenced or don’t understand that the action they may be doing is wrong. We strongly believe that we should educate everyone by providing a fair warning or a second chance, though we recognize this has not been a popular decision in the eyes of some of our community.
The Hypixel Player Council has been working with the Mega Walls community for the past month to balance and fix classes that needed attention. This was done through our poll, first proposal, and second proposal. We've also added some special bonuses to the patch by improving the lore (or information) regarding classes and their abilities. This includes showing information about how much energy you receive depending on the different actions you use in the game!
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We would like to tell you about a project run by some friends of ours!
Super League Gaming is running a competitive Minecraft tournament in movie theaters in 16 US cities (where many of you probably live!). The event is called Minecraft City Champs! Players battle in 4 different game modes (some similar to the minigames we have on Hypixel like Soccer, Domination, and Survival Games) in a city-vs-city competition with the gameplay showing on the big screen!
We've released v0.3 of Capture The Wool, join it by doing /lobby ctw and clicking the NPC! Compared to the previous updates (final part of v0.2), this one has bigger gameplay changes and we've implemented some of the most-requested features. Read on to find out more.
As we've mentioned before in other news posts, we are working on the Classic Games update that will not only improve your gameplay experience, but also remove a ton of pesky bugs you've seen over the time. You can visit the