Some time ago llmmzz cheated their way to top of codex leaderboard, just to get past Sirentist on items crafted, for bragging rights. Though what there is to brag about except "I cheated good," I don't know.
Anyways, now a new person is doing it. The current person @mofc1991
has mined less then 2.5 million blocks, but somehow has crafted over 30 million items. They crafted FIVE MILLION items in the last five days. Unless all they mined was onyx and diamonds, there's no way to mine enough good stuff to trade for enough resources to buy your way to the top. The person was in the thick of the duping stuff, and their sudden uptick in crafting started right when all the duping was going on, which suggests they used millions of duped items to craft, or they used duped rares to buy duped resources to craft. Whatever the situation, it's obvious they're just cheating their way to the top to say they went past Sirentist. You know Siren crafts only from the stuff she mines, just look at how many things she's mined.
I remember when Millicent and Siren had a race for items crafted and I was totally rooting for Millicent because I knew she was playing fair. But it seems wrong to watch someone blatantly cheating their way up the board. If you look on their activity, less then 2 months ago they were like "How am I suppose to do this, sirentist is 10 million ahead". They obviously figured out a way to do it, but it sure wasn't by playing fair.
Why is this sort of leaderboard cheating tolerated? Why haven't the people duping or using duped items in such large quantities been punished, as in having their game accounts banned? It's sad that cheating is such a huge accepted and even applauded part of the game. I'm sure mofc will be able to cheat past Sirentist and will post all over Screenshot of the Day and Activity and people will be congratulatory because everyone is sick of Siren at the top. I get tired of seeing Siren at the top of all the boards, too, but I just can't get behind someone cheating her out of it. I want someone to beat her fair and square.