This is ironic, but honestly, why not allow it? I decided to look at the server map recently and I noticed that there was still a lot of empty plots. I saw some cool new buildings but building has always been an issue while demoing seems a lot easier. I noticed in VC for example, there was some demolitions, but there doesn’t seem to be any construction. Same for most of the cities.
Allowing it would help the economy since building wouldn’t be so tedious and wouldn’t take days if not weeks to do; meaning more people buy blocks. In my opinion, hacks are bad if they inherently hurt the economy by increasing useless grinding activites or the subvert demand for certain items. For example, unfair advantages like xray or auto fish which can extract resources for an admin shop and allow some people to make way more money than others is bad since it increases money in circulation for minimal work (if that is still there). Flying provides a boost in travel times (tbh idk why you would do this with elytras existing but I mean you do you) without the need to purchase elytras, fireworks, and other things so that makes it inherently bad for the economy. AFK allows for someone to extract resources without actually contributing to the server in anyway which is bad and contributes to grinding. PVP hacks/Killaura allows people to farm mobs at a much greater speed and perhaps avoid the need for armor or battle resources which inherently hurts the economy by decreasing demand and increasing supply. Printing speeds up the process of building which involves consuming blocks which actually boosts demand compared to boosting supply or subverting supply somehow. While you can argue it could hurt building jobs, most people have preferred to grind anyways, and no one ever accepts building jobs (I would know since I was banned because I wanted to build things fast and couldn’t get someone to build). Increasing the productivity of builders may in fact increase the rate of hires since new players don’t like to spend days or weeks building something but may be inclined to do something that would only take a few hours with good pay (like the demo jobs with explosive picks).
The server is a city roleplay server but city construction has taken a back seat to grinding admin shop resources for the past 2 years which in many ways hurts the economy since it increases actions that increase money in circulation but doesn’t increase the corresponding demand meaning plot inflation occurs while block inflation does not (block deflation was the trend before I was banned and I don’t see anything that would have fixed that).
Most people on hm have litematica so it wouldn’t be that revolutionary either. People would probably be more likely to build since it wouldn’t be so tedious to build a single stadium or something. It would also mean there could be continued realism since there wouldn’t be a great reason on why things need to be constantly world edited around if building time is cut by 75%. I don’t see how an explosive pick for example which increase breaking speed by 18-27x is ok while something that increases building by 4x+ is hurtful. Unlike the explosive pick also, building involves spending money rather than making money as well. Increasing mega projects are great for providing jobs to new players while also making the server look better which both help in player count.
A lot of the server was also printed in the past and the economy benefitted from it. Crystal bay for example would not have been such a quick project without it. We might have just had a bunch of w/e instead and it would have made selling concrete for 70f impossible. The palace owned by sensei was constructed with printing when it was legal thanks to http (at least half of it until staff made it illegal). The builders spiderpig hired to build on the nc plot that became agora was printed (could tell by the random holes) and it used over 20.000 blocks of quartz if I remember correctly along with a ton of glass which did help the quartz market and the glass market. Those projects did help boost the economy as spending millions on gold ingots and terra or brick at a rapid rate provided the server an economic boost (this was also the time when the server had a like 60+ players as well on a regular basis and there were jobs like quartz mining since demand for building blocks was huge).
I want to end this with stating this is not unban attempt or something along those lines. It was illegal then so I get it. I just think these are one of the few addons that could help the server and the economy on the demand side.