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The rules below are in effect as of Feburary 3, 2023, though are actively changing. For more details and Hypixel's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, see their Official Rules Page.
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Below are the main rule pages for the Hypixel Server, Hypixel Forums, and Hypixel SkyBlock. All rules that are listed below apply to all players regardless of rank. Breaking these rules, whether you know them or otherwise, will result in punishments according to current guidelines including mutes and bans.


General Rules and Policies

The Hypixel Server is intended to be a fun, safe, and friendly environment for all players to enjoy. As such, we have a list of rules we expect all players to follow with no exceptions. By choosing to use the Hypixel Server, Forums, or Discord, you agree to follow all the rules listed below, as well as our Terms of Service.

Expectations of Behavior

We encourage players to cooperate and compete in a positive environment, but never in a way that disrespects or abuses other players. In short: Be respectful to all players. These rules are in place to maintain a welcoming and safe environment for all players.

Reporting Rule Breakers

Reporting players helps us improve our reporting system and allow for a better quality gameplay experience for our players. Reporting a player can be done by using /report in-game.
You can find more information about reporting players in our Support Article.

Reporting Server Bugs

Reporting bugs to our team allows us to fix and improve the gameplay experience around the network. Please include as much information and detail as possible when reporting bugs so that our team is able to understand and resolve the issue.

You can find more information about reporting bugs and exploits to our team in our Bug Report section.

Player Safety & Account Security

All Hypixel players are responsible for their own accounts and personal information. Players also take full responsibility for any actions which may occur on their accounts. DO NOT share any of your account or personal information with anyone!
You can read more about account security in our Support Article.

Behavior that is not allowed

Examples of behaviors that are not allowed, regardless of intent, include but are not limited to:

Chat Abuse

Abusive language, inappropriate topics or jokes, misleading information, or any kind of spam (including switching instances).

Advertisements

Advertising third-party websites, servers, discord names/tags, social media, or giveaways.

Threats

Threatening to or actively doxing, DDOSing, harassing or blackmailing others, sharing personal information, or sending malicious links.

Unfair Advantages

Disallowed modifications, macros, bug abuse, exploiting, boosting, scripting, or punishment evading.

Account Abuse

Selling, trading, giving away any accounts, or sharing accounts between players.

Game Abuse

Cross-teaming, team-griefing, encouraging rule-breaking, inappropriate builds or drawings.

Inappropriate Content and Cosmetics

Capes, skins, usernames, item names, signs, pet names, Housing content, Guild content, and SkyBlock content.

Game Trading

Trading game content, items, currency, services or accounts via third party websites, or external/outside game trading.

Consequences

Players found breaking these rules can expect a suspension of chat privileges or access to the Hypixel Server and Discord. Our rules are here to maintain a welcoming and safe environment for all players.

Further expectations after breaking our rules:

  • Receiving multiple punishments will block an account from participating in competitive gameplay.
  • A player’s behavior and their previous mutes or bans will impact the length of future punishments.
  • Over time good behavior can reduce the length of future punishments. More information on player account status can be found here.
  • Players are able to appeal punishments through the Appeals Section.

The Hypixel Server is intended to be a fun, safe, and friendly environment for all players to enjoy. As such, we have a list of rules we expect all players to follow with no exceptions. By choosing to use the Hypixel Server, Forums, or Discord, you agree to follow all the rules listed below and our Terms of Service.

Expectations of Behavior

We expect our users to participate in our forums in a respectful and welcoming manner. This means that any form of disrespectful or abusive behavior will not be tolerated.

Our rules apply to every part of the forums, including threads, replies, profile posts, conversation messages, linked content (videos, images, and websites shared through URLs), and account content (avatars, profile banners, signatures, usernames, about pages, etc.).

Reporting Rule Breakers

Reporting content that violates the rules helps us ensure that the forums remain a welcoming and positive environment for all users. Information on how to open reports can be found in our Support Article.

Reporting Website Bugs

Reporting bugs to our team allows us to fix and improve the browsing experience. Please include as much information and detail as possible when reporting bugs so that our team can understand and resolve the issue.

You can find more information about reporting bugs to our team in our Bug Report section.

Behavior that is not allowed

Examples of behavior that is not allowed, regardless of intent, include but is not limited to:

Abusive or Inappropriate Content

Jokes or discussions surrounding adult topics, encouraging or participating in flame wars, disrespectful language, threatening language, sharing IP loggers and other malicious content, discriminatory language, or videos/gifs containing excessive flashing and/or noises.

Necroposting

A reply is considered a necropost if it is made on a thread where the original post is no longer relevant, the last reply was more than 30 days ago, and the reply itself does not add significant value to the discussion.

Spamming

Repeatedly posting similar/duplicate content, content that adds little to no value to the forums, intentionally posting content in the incorrect section, repeated bumping of threads, replying multiple times in a row to the same thread, or reposting content that has been deleted/locked by the staff team. Utilizing a group to repeatedly bump a thread, including through the use of off topic conversations, is also classified as Spamming, and can lead to punishments being issued to one or more of the involved parties.

Threads About Punishments

If you believe you were falsely punished, it is important to go through the appeals process and not clutter the forums with content related to these punishments. This will allow the staff team to review and revert falsely issued punishments more efficiently. Once your appeal has been reviewed, the decision will not be overturned.

Low-Quality or Low-Effort Content

Plagiarized content, "copypastas," trolling, rage posts, or any other form of content that adds no value to discussions.

The Hypixel Forums are intended to be a place for meaningful discussion. Forum threads and posts are not the place for "tweets," low-quality content, or trolling. Before posting, please consider whether or not it will significantly contribute to the discussion positively. If not, it may be better to be posted as a profile post or on another platform. If you are looking for more short-form conversations, we encourage you to join the Hypixel Discord server.

Public Shaming

Public shaming is making content intended to call out a community member who is not a public figure for actions commonly perceived as negative. When creating content about public figures, respectful and constructive criticism or discussions are not considered public shaming.

Public figures include YouTubers and other very well-known community members.

Advertising Giveaways, Contests, or IRL Trading

Advertising giveaways, contents, trades, and commissions have limitations, as described below:

  • Giveaways or contests with in-game items, store items, or real-life currency as prizes are disallowed.
  • Any form of sale or trade of in-game items, store items, or real-life currency is disallowed.
  • Commissions for external services, such as art, are disallowed.
  • Commissions involving the sale of in-game services are allowed, as long as they are only in exchange for items from within the same game.

Reaction Abuse

Spamming reactions, using reactions to harass other users, boosting solutions, or creating content exclusively to ask others to give you reactions.

Misleading or Falsified Content

Intentionally spreading misinformation, extremely misleading thread titles, manipulating or falsifying quotes to harm others, impersonating staff members or public figures, or creating content intended to look official without any disclaimers (such as fake updates).

Leaving/Quitting Threads

Threads intended to publicly announce a departure from the network, as they often lead to flame wars and clutter the forums. If you are leaving, it is best to create a profile post or message other users directly to let them know.

Political or Religious Discussion

Due to their divisive nature, any form of political or religious discussion is disallowed; however, your account content is allowed to reference your religious views.

Abusive Accounts

Accounts intended to evade punishments, troll and post harmful content, harass other users, or increase another account's reaction score.

Advertising Social Media

Sharing Social Medias (YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, Discord, etc.)

We allow social media to be shared in the following locations:

  • The YouTube Showcase section.
  • Relevant videos may be linked elsewhere as a resource to support your message, as long as the intent isn't to advertise your channel.
  • Your own forum profile (profile posts, signature, account details, etc.).
  • Your Introduction thread.
  • Guild-related social media can be advertised on guild threads.

Advertising Discord Servers

Advertising a Discord server must be done in the appropriate section. There are a few different categories of discords servers, each with its appropriate sections:

  • Game-specific Discords should be advertised in the associated game section of the forums.
  • General Hypixel Community Discords should be advertised in the Off Topic section.
  • Guild Discords should be advertised in the associated guild thread.
  • You can also include the link to your Discord server in your forum profile.

Consequences

Users will receive warning points when they break the rules, and if a user gets enough warning points, it will result in a ban from the forums. Forum bans can be appealed through the Appeals Section.

Warning points that do not result in a ban cannot be appealed.

Other potential consequences for rules violations:

  • Being banned from replying to threads where you are engaging in rule-breaking content.
  • Reactions may be removed from your account.
  • Being issued warning points for rules violations on alternate accounts.
  • In-game bans may be issued for users who have been found to be excessively abusing alternate accounts.

This article will provide more specific and detailed information regarding rules that only apply to Hypixel SkyBlock. By choosing to play SkyBlock you agree to follow all the rules listed below, as well as our Terms of Service & Hypixel Rules.

For additional information on allowed modifications, please read the Allowed Modifications Guide.

Reporting SkyBlock Bugs

Reporting bugs to our team allows us to fix and improve the gameplay experience around the network. Please include as much information and detail as possible when reporting exploits and bugs so that our team is able to understand and resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

You can find more information about reporting bugs and exploits in our Bug Report section.

Allowed AFK Methods

Allowed AFK (Away From Keyboard) methods can be used on your private or co-op island(s) within an active and open window of Minecraft. A list of allowed methods includes standing still, using an AFK pool, or farming using vanilla methods.

Disallowed AFK Methods

Disallowed methods include but are not limited to using glitches, modifications, bugs, third-party software, hardware, or objects such as tape or rocks. Players found collecting experience, items, or coins using disallowed methods will be punished.

Abusive Gameplay

Gameplay that is not allowed, regardless of intent, includes but is not limited to:

  • Automated actions (auto-clickers, macros, scripts)
  • Disallowed modifications
  • Hardware or software abuse to exceed normal use
  • Unplugging hardware or peripherals to continue interacting with the game
  • Using third-party software or hardware to gather items or experience
  • Weights or tape on hardware or software-based buttons
  • IRL or third-party trading
  • Exploiting or duplicating

Scamming

Dishonest transactions causing one player to lose items, coins, or other things of value.

To avoid being scammed, carefully check item descriptions on trades or auctions and ensure you trust others you interact with. Please stay informed and be wary of other players to ensure you are not tricked into losing your profile, items, or coins.

By accepting a trade, players are responsible for the outcome. Lost profiles, items, or coins cannot be replaced or reimbursed. If a player is scamming, we ask that you report them using /report and select Chat Abuse for the appropriate chat.

Common scams:

  • Asking players to give or borrow items or coins because they are new.
  • Giving away items because they are quitting.
  • Giving away/asking players to test a mod.
  • Item(s) described in chat not being the actual item(s) for sale or trade.
  • Asking to craft an item whilst holding something valuable of yours.
  • Encouraging overbidding on an auction, promising a much more expensive item or something of real-world value in return.
  • Asking to join a co-op island for any reason.
  • Casinos or gambling islands (chance games, lotteries, raffles) - actions where users bet coins or items for a prize.

Giveaways

Giveaways and advertisements of giveaways are not allowed in Hypixel SkyBlock if they are done with the intent to promote/advertise a service or a community. Please /report anyone you see advertising a giveaway. If you participate in a giveaway, you will be at risk of receiving a punishment.

Boosting and Abusive Trading

We acknowledge that players have completed a lot of work for their islands and allow items to be moved from a profile no longer in use for themselves on a new profile. Trading across profiles is allowed as long as it is not abusive and does not boost profiles with specific materials, items, or coins.

Abusive trading:

  • Profile boosting - Using profile(s) to continuously transfer coins, items, or materials to another profile(s).
  • Each game is unique, we do not allow items or currency to be traded between them.
  • IRL or third-party trading - Trading game content, items, currency, services, or accounts via third-party websites, or external/outside game trading.

Player Safety & Account Security

Players are responsible for their own accounts and personal information. Players also take full responsibility for any actions which may occur on their accounts. DO NOT share any of your account or personal information with anyone!

You can read more about general account security in our support article regarding Account Security, as well as our article covering SkyBlock Security Measures.

Consequences

Players found breaking these rules can expect a suspension of chat privileges or access to the Hypixel Server and Discord. Our rules are here to maintain a welcoming and safe environment for all players.

Further expectations after breaking our rules:

  • Receiving multiple punishments will block an account from participating in competitive games.
  • Receiving a punishment may result in your SkyBlock Skills or Profile(s) being reset.
  • A player’s behavior and their previous mutes or bans will impact the length of future punishments.
  • You may lose SkyBlock skills or profile(s) if you abuse exploits, use features in an unintended way, or obtain profiles, items or currency illegitimately.
  • A player may suffer consequences from a trade or auction containing duplicated or boosted items.
  • Over time, good behavior can reduce the length of future punishments. More information on player account status can be found here.
Players are able to appeal punishments through the Appeals Section.

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