Hey Everyone SkyBlock on Hypixel started on June 11 2019, and we are very impressed by its success. It has been more than 6 months since it's first appearance in the prototype lobby now. SkyBlock was the team's first real foray into the PvE side of Minecraft - after years of Hypixel success, it is impressive how long it took for us to really try our hands at SkyBlock. We've had other PvE games before of course, like Blocking Dead for example, but they've always been on a "small match" system, never on a permanent live environment. As such, it is always a fun challenge to fight against exploits, dupes or any form of cheating, as unlike other games these exploits can really ruin the economy. Considering all of this, we are obviously willing to do all it takes to ensure the economy of SkyBlock on Hypixel stays healthy. For that reason, we have decided to start enforcing some new, harsher rules. In other words, it is time we start cracking down on boosting and exploiting. This post will touch upon rules we're adding to SkyBlock, as well as talking about 2FA. A massive community 3,620,257 total unique players have joined SkyBlock 1,779,183 unique players have maxed out at least 1 collection There is a lot going on behind the scenes on SkyBlock, from figuring out and fixing exploits/dupes to acting against major boosters. Making yourself rich using boosting techniques and exploits, you may be benefitting yourself, however, you are hurting the health of the whole community of SkyBlock. We have updated the Hypixel Rules page with the following information: SkyBlock Rules Overview Being AFK is only allowed as long there is no use of 3rd party items such as modifications packs, items, auto clickers, software and/or hardware. Trading across profiles is allowed as long as it is non-abusive and is not boosting your profile with specific materials or items. Scamming is not allowed but players are responsible for making informed and responsible decisions when trading materials and items. Make sure you use the /report command in-game if you are a victim of scamming (and select the appropriate chat) and staff will review the situation. The use of blacklisted modifications is not allowed. Inappropriate builds are not allowed. This is but a small preview of the whole thing. Check the rules in full details here: CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RULE IN FULL DETAILS Do note that we definitely reserve the right to take action against your account and/or profile should we catch players breaking these rules. This may result in the deletion of profile progress, deletion of profiles altogether and even ban from the game and/or network. If you are engaging in any of these behaviors, I would strongly suggest stopping immediately. Finally, I should mention that to the majority of players - these rules should be of no concern. We target people who abuse - these players know who they are. As always, however, and I cannot repeat this enough: if you have to ask if what you are doing is fine, then you already know it most likely isn't. 2FA on Hypixel Recently there has been a lot of talks about accounts stealing around SkyBlock. After The Pit, SkyBlock is the second game now to have a permanent inventory and an economy surrounding it. With its cross-world profile system with co-ops and giant player base, as well as an auction house, items now have a real value to them, making SkyBlock profiles a target for stealing. Sadly, it is not possible for Hypixel to enforce a 2FA rule on the entirety of the server. While it sounds like 2FA is a simple solution, implementing it the wrong way would only actually increase the number of tools at the disposal of people stealing accounts. Players who wouldn't want to use 2FA would become even more at risk of getting compromised. Furthermore, we can't really have any say in what happens to your Minecraft account in itself, nor can we really help secure it, as it is not our systems. Any attempts to make 2FA on our side has met with issues left and right, and it never really felt "right". Finally, the required increase in support personnel just to deal with this issue would increase tremendously - people have a tendency to need help with this stuff on a daily basis. Since we don't control Minecraft accounts, it is never really entirely possible for us to prove ownership of an account from anyone. This leaves the 2FA system extremely vulnerable to social engineering. At the end of the day, account security always remains the account owner's responsibility. We are not Mojang, and Minecraft accounts are in no way under our control, and as such, only Mojang and Microsoft can really come up with solutions to secure your accounts. We would love to do it ourselves, but it shouldn't be up to us, really. It is very important that each and every one of you takes the necessary steps to ensure your account is safe. Never share your passwords with anyone you don't fully trust. I'd even say don't share it with anyone at all. Make sure your passwords are as long as you can and as random as it is. The more different characters there is, the stronger a password is. Words aren't good passwords, neither are dates. The best passwords are those that are completely random numbers and letters. Another very important thing to avoid is sharing passwords between different services. If you have the same password on your email address and Minecraft account, for example, it would be very easy after hijacking one to access the other. Be careful of what mods you are installing, and do not share text or crash logs with anyone you don't fully trust. Some of these can and will be used to try and break into your account. Be extra careful.