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loncho and Uni_boomer scammed me.
it wont let me upload proof
BTW delt this thread cuz Public shamming
To be courteous, I decided to put a majority of this message in spoilers to keep it shorter, but please read what's in them to avoid getting scammed again. If you skip over anything, let alone this entire post, it's a loss on your part as you would miss out on pretty vital truths and advice.
Please read the whole goddamn message before replying critically or negatively to it. I addressed as much as I could regarding what's written in it, its historic responses, and the whole scamming ordeal itself.
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❌ You got scammed? Well, too bad. You should not have posted about it on the forums. However:
This message is inclusive to all scammed situations, including being kicked and/or insided from your own co-op. If there are some things mentioned that you already know, that's good for you.
If a friend got scammed, simply interpret the subject "you" as "your friend". This message also looks different on mobile. This message is also not automated by a program; it's manually sent to scammed threads at my discretion. Yes, it annoys me to no end that I have to wait 20 seconds before posting on another scammed thread, but there is indeed an obvious reason for this cooldown.
Before calling me a mini-mod, or accusing me of trying to apply for staff on Hypixel, I have no reason nor incentive to apply for any Hypixel staff position. You do not see Hypixel staff members respond to scammed/insided threads as detailed as this post. These victims of scams need to learn so that they can work their way back from their incident, and grow as individuals.
However, there is no need to be overly negative to these victims of scams, so this message is structured in a more positive, but serious tone.
Introduction - Insight of why many of us hate scammed threads:
You cannot public shame by stating the scammer's name because it violates the forum rules, not like this matters. It is unlikely that you would get your post removed for that rule break. Does it sound like scammers are protected by the public shaming rule? Yeah, these rules are strange. If you mentioned a pronoun that is masculine or feminine, ask yourself: Do you, yourself, actually know if the scammer is male or female? Not like this matters, either. It amuses me that some people assume the gender of the scammer, though not intentionally.
I genuinely feel bad for you if a true friend exploited you and put you into a scammed situation like that. If that's the case, you shouldn't be friends with that scammer either in game, or in real life. I know how it feels to have a so-called friend manipulate me, but not into a scammed situation.
The Hypixel Skyblock official rules state that scammers can be banned on Hypixel given video evidence and a report at hypixel.net/report, but there are no statistics that point to scammers actually getting banned or not after the rules were released. Moderators and Administrators do not directly tell you whether or not who you reported is banned, so that hints you to assume that scammers do not get banned via reporting, even with sufficient video evidence; the scammer will most likely get away with doing his or her job. So do not ask anyone on the Skyblock forums, be it us or a staff member, to ban the scammer.
Scammers can get away with doing their job, but that states a lot about their reputation (negatively) and scams will be something to regret later on.
In every scammed situation, it is entirely your fault for getting scammed because you didn't put enough forethought into your bid/trade/transfer/co-op add, and instead acted too gullible. You cannot trust everyone you meet online, even if they say they are trustworthy. People can lie to you and pretend to help you when, really, they are exploiting you subtly.
The most you can do is learn from your mistakes and make better choices for the future, especially if you say you got scammed for the 2nd time, 3rd time, etc. If that is the case, you really need to stop trading and learn how to avoid every scam very well.
"You can make a million mistakes in your life. But never the same one twice." - Some tennis player that made a memoir (I don't remember his/her name). Obviously take this quote with a grain of salt.
"They put the 'fun' in 'No Refunds'!" - Grunkle Stan, 2013
Yes, that means you will not get refunded for items/money/profiles you lost because of a scam. Technically, you could have lied just to get more money; very popular YouTubers get special treatment because they promote this server.
And if you did post proof, make sure that the video is visable by setting it to Unlisted or Public. That way, you can use that as evidence when you report your scammer. Only you and a whitelist of e-mails can see private videos.
Spoiler: How to report on the SkyblockZ discord or via video evidence
The SkyblockZ discord has an official scammer list. There, you can actually report scammers to a staff member (via DM, I think) with video evidence.
Use the Windows Key + Alt + R to record a video or use OBS (free software) and set the scene to Minecraft for recording a video. Shotcut, Windows Movie Maker, and Hitfilm Express are solid tools to edit your videos with, if needed. This invite link may be removed if problems with it arise.
Spoiler: The SkyblockZ invite link
Next time, you can:
Spoiler: How to learn your lesson
- Look closely at the item you're buying/trading to check if it's a bad deal (ex. Superior Leather Chestplate, a weapon has Knockback II, 3M midas' instead of 50M midas'). If the scammer declined the trade, and hosted it again, check the item the scammer is giving you and check if it's the same one you were promised. This is a common scam method.
- Only buy via the auction house/NPCs and trade for items equal in value for what you want with other players. Every time someone offers you a deal where you pay ½ via the auction house, get the item, then pay the other ½, it will be a scam against you, even if the other party says it's fair.
- NOT /coopadd anyone you don't know! Now you know that someone's being malicious if they're saying "/coopadd me, I have a midas' sword/full superior/maxed aotd, or I can give you free coins!", or any other offer. It's weird that you can get kicked out of a co-op you created; some scammers have alts, or abuse the fact that you cannot kick anyone from a 2 person co-op.
- Enchant things/craft things/brew potions yourself instead of getting folks to do it for you. If you give people your items for them to craft, brew, or enchant what you want, the other party is not obligated to trade with you again, thus robbing you of your items. (I am guilty of having people on SkyblockZ craft things for me, though I have not been scammed.)
- Grind EXP (it isn't hard) and level up your collections yourself if you need particular recipes. If you do grind materials via minions/farms, you will get enough collection EXP way before you have enough materials to craft what you need to craft. (Separated from the previous list item because of reading complications.)
- Only transfer with trusted friends!! Though there have been incidents of true friends scamming before.
- If an actual friend scammed you, stop being friends with that person in game and/or in real life.
- Do the Pacer Test
- Play Raid Shadow Legends
- Read the Bee Movie script
- Research the human brain, the human lungs and natural selection
- Ride a dolphin in Mario Kart Wii
- Read classic novels/watch classic movies from the Harry Potter series or the Lord of the Rings series.
- Get the Hypixel Zombies Community DLC for Super Smash Bros Ultimate. I would link a video, but it would be considered an advertisement.
- Bake Cheesecake
- Like this post that I spent a lot of time on revising; I made this back in mid-December!
Be fortunate that you didn't get scammed in real life; being scammed is an important and classic life lesson most people should learn. It is also important to learn to not flat-out quit after something tragic happens. What you should do after getting scammed is work your way back by grinding the money/profile/items you lost. Additionally, you may have learned how wisely you should have picked friends. These lessons are part of the beauty of life. Enjoy this cheesecake:
Last Revised: February 12, 2020
Copyright © 2019-2020 Shiny Till Dawn, The Luminous Beacon. You are free to redistribute this message, but a simple copy-paste of this will not produce a complete replica. Beware, this gets updated frequently!
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Please, for the love of God. Stop clogging the forums with these useless "I got banned threads". I'm sorry you got scammed but this thread is not helping anyone nor banning anyone, you're just public shaming and you could get yourself banned.
fishing can be fun at times, but it’s highly improvable. i wouldn’t say it’s the worst skill, but you have a point about it being boring af rn.
Would you mind if I stole this message to paste somewhere else?
Look at the very bottom of what you just quoted.
Ender nons! (Yeah!)
It's your big day! (Woo!)
I know we had our differences
But today, I just wanna tell you
A congratulations, it's a celebration
Party all day, I know you've been waitin' (Here we go!)
A congratulations (Woo!), it's a celebration
I just wanna tell you that I think that you're amazing
A congratulations to your corporation
Guess need to be scammed, you need a fourteen iq
Yeah, you did it very nice, and all it took
Was a brain without brain cells with zero level of intelligence
Now you are being scammed , hope you did nothing wrong
Like fighting tier 4 bosses for late game players
Oops! Didn't think we'd see? It's right there on Hypixel forums
Get used to your past being held against you by the forums oh
I'm sure right now there's nothing that you're doing that's dumbo, yeah
I'm certain that you haven't had collusions with the mafia
For public shaming reasons, that's a joke
For public shaming that's a joke
For serious, Ender non gangers, please don't kill me, that's a joke
Ende nons,I'm sorry
'bout the memes, you're the best
I love my Ender nons Bros, from Skyblock hub to dragon’s nest
I'll take on all the slayers for you, I'm a heavy hitter
'Bout to cause a genocide so you can call me Hi-
A congratulations, it's a celebration
Party all day, I know you've been waitin' (Oh yeah!)
A congratulations (Woo!), it's a celebration (Yeah!)
I just wanna tell you that I think that you're amazing
I got a letter in the post, hmm, what is this? (Hmm)
Ender Non saying "I got scammed!"
Had a problem with me telling them to stop the public shaming,
But let me educate you, silly, that is breaking the rule (Woo)
Ender nons can get more scams (Still not breaking the rules)
Suck my fucking 1k Pigman (Still not breaking the rules, yum)
Did you know that Ender Nons have poo-poo in their brains?
That's a blatant racist lie
Yeah, but still not breaking the rules! (Woo)
Ender non got Hypixel figured out, that's sick, son
How 'bout next you figure how to fix the forum posts? (Oof)
Maybe all those trades will solve your crippling proverty,
But looking at Ender Nons' cry, I'm guessing not probably
But never mind the poor traders, we just here to party
Just here to pop some bottles with the Dragon Set Army
Non-alcoholic 'cause I had a real problem
But we still out here living like we 'bout to give an L
So this is it, say goodbye to ur items
Ever since I was a nobody, screaming at barrels
Yeah, this is it, it's been an adventure
It's the end of the reign of ender armor players
Through all the change and controversy
You aren’t listening to me
There's no peacful days in skyblock
I would like to fight my boss alone
It's been a wild ride, so while I can still be heard
Here's one last sentence to the ones who got scammed
Congratulations (It's your big day!)
Congratulations (Such a big day)
Congratulations NONS u did it !
Yatta desu ne
Hope that #MeToo stuff doesn't severely affect your bottom line
lol a gold non
If that proof is video proof, then don't post it here, post it under "Report Rule Breakers". If it is not video proof, you can do /wdr on the player in game and they could potentially get banned.
golden non spotted
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Back to the video.
I will reforge my fishing rod after the Jerry’s workshop is open.
let’s reforge it!
Insert Minecraft music here:
I see the player you mean.
Yes. Take care. It has reached a higher level now. It can read our thoughts.
That doesn't matter. It thinks we are part of the game.
I like this player. It played well. It did not give up.
It is reading our thoughts as though they were words on a screen.
That is how it chooses to imagine many things, when it is deep in the dream of a game.
Words make a wonderful interface. Very flexible. And less terrifying than staring at the reality behind the screen.
They used to hear voices. Before players could read. Back in the days when those who did not play called the players witches, and warlocks. And players dreamed they flew through the air, on sticks powered by demons.
What did this player dream?
This player dreamed of sunlight and trees. Of fire and water. It dreamed it created. And it dreamed it destroyed. It dreamed it hunted, and was hunted. It dreamed of shelter.
Hah, the original interface. A million years old, and it still works. But what true structure did this player create, in the reality behind the screen?
It worked, with a million others, to sculpt a true world in a fold of the [scrambled], and created a [scrambled] for [scrambled], in the [scrambled].
It cannot read that thought.
No. It has not yet achieved the highest level. That, it must achieve in the long dream of life, not the short dream of a game.
Does it know that we love it? That the universe is kind?
Sometimes, through the noise of its thoughts, it hears the universe, yes.
But there are times it is sad, in the long dream. It creates worlds that have no summer, and it shivers under a black sun, and it takes its sad creation for reality.
To cure it of sorrow would destroy it. The sorrow is part of its own private task. We cannot interfere.
Sometimes when they are deep in dreams, I want to tell them, they are building true worlds in reality. Sometimes I want to tell them of their importance to the universe. Sometimes, when they have not made a true connection in a while, I want to help them to speak the word they fear.
It reads our thoughts.
Sometimes I do not care. Sometimes I wish to tell them, this world you take for truth is merely [scrambled] and [scrambled], I wish to tell them that they are [scrambled] in the [scrambled]. They see so little of reality, in their long dream.
And yet they play the game.
But it would be so easy to tell them...
Too strong for this dream. To tell them how to live is to prevent them living.
I will not tell the player how to live.
The player is growing restless.
I will tell the player a story.
But not the truth.
No. A story that contains the truth safely, in a cage of words. Not the naked truth that can burn over any distance.
Give it a body, again.
Use its name.
PLAYERNAME. Player of games.
Take a breath, now. Take another. Feel air in your lungs. Let your limbs return. Yes, move your fingers. Have a body again, under gravity, in air. Respawn in the long dream. There you are. Your body touching the universe again at every point, as though you were separate things. As though we were separate things.
Who are we? Once we were called the spirit of the mountain. Father sun, mother moon. Ancestral spirits, animal spirits. Jinn. Ghosts. The green man. Then gods, demons. Angels. Poltergeists. Aliens, extraterrestrials. Leptons, quarks. The words change. We do not change.
We are the universe. We are everything you think isn't you. You are looking at us now, through your skin and your eyes. And why does the universe touch your skin, and throw light on you? To see you, player. To know you. And to be known. I shall tell you a story.
Once upon a time, there was a player.
The player was you, PLAYERNAME.
Sometimes it thought itself human, on the thin crust of a spinning globe of molten rock. The ball of molten rock circled a ball of blazing gas that was three hundred and thirty thousand times more massive than it. They were so far apart that light took eight minutes to cross the gap. The light was information from a star, and it could burn your skin from a hundred and fifty million kilometres away.
Sometimes the player dreamed it was a miner, on the surface of a world that was flat, and infinite. The sun was a square of white. The days were short; there was much to do; and death was a temporary inconvenience.
Sometimes the player dreamed it was lost in a story.
Sometimes the player dreamed it was other things, in other places. Sometimes these dreams were disturbing. Sometimes very beautiful indeed. Sometimes the player woke from one dream into another, then woke from that into a third.
Sometimes the player dreamed it watched words on a screen.
Let's go back.
The atoms of the player were scattered in the grass, in the rivers, in the air, in the ground. A woman gathered the atoms; she drank and ate and inhaled; and the woman assembled the player, in her body.
And the player awoke, from the warm, dark world of its mother's body, into the long dream.
And the player was a new story, never told before, written in letters of DNA. And the player was a new program, never run before, generated by a sourcecode a billion years old. And the player was a new human, never alive before, made from nothing but milk and love.
You are the player. The story. The program. The human. Made from nothing but milk and love.
Let's go further back.
The seven billion billion billion atoms of the player's body were created, long before this game, in the heart of a star. So the player, too, is information from a star. And the player moves through a story, which is a forest of information planted by a man called Julian, on a flat, infinite world created by a man called Markus, that exists inside a small, private world created by the player, who inhabits a universe created by...
Shush. Sometimes the player created a small, private world that was soft and warm and simple. Sometimes hard, and cold, and complicated. Sometimes it built a model of the universe in its head; flecks of energy, moving through vast empty spaces. Sometimes it called those flecks "electrons" and "protons".
Sometimes it called them "planets" and "stars".
Sometimes it believed it was in a universe that was made of energy that was made of offs and ons; zeros and ones; lines of code. Sometimes it believed it was playing a game. Sometimes it believed it was reading words on a screen.
You are the player, reading words...
Shush... Sometimes the player read lines of code on a screen. Decoded them into words; decoded words into meaning; decoded meaning into feelings, emotions, theories, ideas, and the player started to breathe faster and deeper and realised it was alive, it was alive, those thousand deaths had not been real, the player was alive
You. You. You are alive.
and sometimes the player believed the universe had spoken to it through the sunlight that came through the shuffling leaves of the summer trees
and sometimes the player believed the universe had spoken to it through the light that fell from the crisp night sky of winter, where a fleck of light in the corner of the player's eye might be a star a million times as massive as the sun, boiling its planets to plasma in order to be visible for a moment to the player, walking home at the far side of the universe, suddenly smelling food, almost at the familiar door, about to dream again
and sometimes the player believed the universe had spoken to it through the zeros and ones, through the electricity of the world, through the scrolling words on a screen at the end of a dream
and the universe said I love you
and the universe said you have played the game well
and the universe said everything you need is within you
and the universe said you are stronger than you know
and the universe said you are the daylight
and the universe said you are the night
and the universe said the darkness you fight is within you
and the universe said the light you seek is within you
and the universe said you are not alone
and the universe said you are not separate from every other thing
and the universe said you are the universe tasting itself, talking to itself, reading its own code
and the universe said I love you because you are love.
And the game was over and the player woke up from the dream. And the player began a new dream. And the player dreamed again, dreamed better. And the player was the universe. And the player was love.
You are the player.
i got scammed not banned