Greetings everyone! I am ToonBasic, or otherwise known as John to some and I've came to give my opinion on what must be done to GWEN AntiCheat to not only help improve the experience of those playing on Mineplex, but may also help in a monetary and player-count standpoint. Here's a quick little background history of who I am to those who don't know: I have approximately 5 years of Java experience and almost 3 years of AntiCheat development experience. I have learnt quite a lot of how the internals of Minecraft works and figured out a plethora of ways to develop checks by utilizing the literal source of Minecraft's code. Thanks to my knowledge that I have gained overtime, I have been able to detect most forms of combat and movement hacks within 1-2 hits (For combat) and 1-3 moves (For movement). I've also been able to detect other forms of hacks such as, but not limited to: ESP, Crashers, Timer, Ping Spoof, Scaffold, Jesus, the list goes on. I've worked with multiple major servers (That will not be named) that typically average hundreds of players per day, so I think I would be fairly qualified to give my opinion on how I think GWEN should be handled. Enough of that though, let's begin! As we all know, GWEN hasn't been in the best state in recent times. A lot of bypasses are being made, people are hacking left and right, people's game-play experience is getting ruined, the list goes on. What people don't realize though is that GWEN DOES WORK (kinda). It's able to detect a decent amount of people in (Most of the time) a timely manner and eliminate usually the blatant hackers, but that doesn't excuse the fact that more and more clients are rolling out updates that get around GWEN, so it's only a matter of time before there's an abundant amount of clients out there being released with all sorts of major bypasses. What I believe needs to be done with GWEN is a literal "Rebranding". I've spoken to a lot of people over the past few years, quite a few used to play Mineplex, when I've asked them why they won't play Mineplex again, the main answer is because of the AntiCheat, not Mineplex itself. They believe that Mineplex is still a great server with fun games, it's just GWEN is no longer up to standards and highly dated in its methods of detentions, thus of course as stated above causing bypasses. So what I believe needs to be done is get rid of GWEN completely, though before you get on your high-horse and somehow manage to find a way to white-knight me about that, hear me out: The "Core" of GWEN doesn't have to be entirely removed. Just its functionality and its name. The name "GWEN" is highly disliked to many from what I've seen, so when a person may mention "GWEN", someone, or themselves could think, or even say "Oh, GWEN? That terrible AntiCheat?" and there's nothing anyone could do about it as it's their opinion. There could be a team of the world's best AntiCheat developers out there that fixed up GWEN, but that doesn't help the fact that the name has already been tainted through years of dissatisfaction from the community, so what I am proposing is maybe a rebranding of GWEN AntiCheat to something else so people can believe Mineplex is giving it a fresh start. so when players hear "Did you know Mineplex is making a new AntiCheat and getting rid of GWEN?", people may get a burst of hope for the future of Mineplex and start playing on the server once more knowing that something is being done to fix Mineplex and its "Hacker crisis". Of course though, just rebranding GWEN doesn't solve all the issues. The most important thing of all is making sure GWEN is actively updated, worked on and managed by a proper individual, or even team if necessary (Make sure the people you hire are actually knowledgeable of how AntiCheats and Minecraft works. It's super easy to make an AntiCheat with hardly any falses that works on a small server/localhost than it is on an actual large server with many things to factor in, so choose wisely). To the leadership of development for Mineplex: When hiring someone who wishes to become an AntiCheat developer for Mineplex, throw them off with some complex questions. Of course, I won't be mentioning them here in case we get any potential applicants reading this, but if you are wondering of some, feel free to PM me and I would gladly give you some nice questions to ask them. They'll truly test whether a person knows how the game works and their knowledge of AntiCheat is legitimate. Of course though, this is all my opinion! I would be glad to hear what you guys have to say in regards to this, so do let me know! --- Post updated --- I believe I could put more information to this thread, so I'll be editing it soon with way more information, tips and tricks for the developers, etc. So feel free to keep updated with this thread!