Collective Response to Mojang Blacklists

Discussion in 'Drama' started by Saito, Apr 30, 2016.

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    Today we are on the verge of death for Minecraft as you know it. Some of you believe that EULA enforcement is a good thing, and many of you recognize the incredibly lethal impact it will have on our community. The purpose of this article is to concisely explain current events and what you can do to help.

    What has been happening?

    Over the past two months large networks owners have been receiving emails from Mojang regarding EULA Enforcement. They made demands for compliance, refused to discuss any alternatives, and went radio silent afterwards. Communication on their end was extremely poor, and even though we tried to have a professional discussion with them regarding what is best for the community, they made no attempt to listen. As such none of the large networks complied to their demands because we know it will be the death of Minecraft if we do.

    What will happen if EULA enforcement continues?

    All of the medium to large sized servers across the world will die and you will have extremely limited options for where to play your favorite game. It has been tried time and time again, and the server networks that switch to EULA compliance die off. Speaking for my own network, which has peaked at a few thousand players online, I can tell you first hand that our network expenses number in the tens of thousands of dollars per month. Each year we spend an incredible amount of money to pay developers, artists, system administrators, community managers, and more. EULA compliance will cut revenue down by over 90% based on networks that have tried it before. We simply will not be able to afford the game experience you are used to, and will eventually close down. MCPVP used to be one of the largest servers in the world, became EULA compliant, and shrank down to a minuscule size because they could no longer afford to pay their bills.

    If we are forced to become EULA compliant the server networks that range between 100 and 2000 players will slowly shrink in player count until they’re finished. The only networks that will survive are the mega networks, such as Mineplex and Hypixel, and the servers that are too small for Mojang to monitor. Minecraft as you know it will be completely changed in every aspect and your favorite server won’t switch to EULA compliance as you think they may, they will simply cease to exist. Please understand that these networks are not just in it for themselves, but we employ thousands of people across the community. I can tell you first hand that several of my employees rely on our network to pay their bills and provide for their families. They will be hurt hard, but the hundreds of thousands of players affected by this blacklist will be hurt the worst.

    What can I do to help?

    Your immediate and most effective option is to try and reach out to Microsoft via social media platforms. Mojang does not understand the impact of what they’re doing to hurt their own game, and Microsoft are the only ones that can stop them. I do firmly believe that if Microsoft catches wind of this and understands the situation they will allow servers to continue to operate as we always have. You can also make sure that your client stays on or below the settings for 1.9.2. The blacklist will only go into effect on the 1.9.3 update, so if you stay on a lower version, you will still be able to access your favorite servers.


    We the network owners have collectively agreed on our position. We are open to discussion with Mojang if they are willing to recognize our opinion. No one wants to see the vibrant and unique community that exists within Minecraft be destroyed. #MicrosoftSaveMinecraft

    Collectively Signed,

    Omega Realm
    The Catalyst
    The Coast

    If you own a server and want your name added to the list PM me or post here.
    #1 Saito, Apr 30, 2016
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  2. Reserved
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  3. 1+ Like this
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  4. I 100% support this!
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  5. Microsoft PR Nightmare coming soon in theaters
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  6. Interesting because 40% out of all those servers are on the block list for 1.9.3
    #6 Interface, Apr 30, 2016
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  7. But what are they trying to enforce? What's in the EULA that these servers are supposedly not following?
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  8. How long have you been under that rock?
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  9. Omnivion


    I sign, LuckyPrison & BattleCraft.
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  10. DatPixel was affected by Mojang's EULA block, reserving this post for future details.

    I sign on behalf of DatPixel
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  11. Saito is the owner of GotPvP.

    Has literally made $1M+, pocketed the vast majority of it, and lives in a 900k mansion in Las Vegas.

    He is literally the epitome of what's wrong with the community. He's the real reason why we all got blacklisted.
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  12. Well I haven't kept up with Minecraft news for quite a while now. I just play the game. Also if you have the time to type a rude response you have time to answer one question.
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  13. He made a successful server
    He doesn't need to spend all the donation money on the server. Only the money that is needed
    He deserves to pocket the money as he has created a place for players to have a lot of fun, which took a lot of work and time.

    Jealous people like you are whats wrong with the community. Just because you don't make money like he does doesn't mean you should hate on him.
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  14. Oh, and can we make it a point to just focus on what the thread states? I'd really like to see some kind of activism, I'm honestly very tired of reading the original thread with the fear-mongering, misinformation, and whatever else. This is happening, there are no stupid loop holes, let's try do something about it.
  15. Guys, don't cry...

    Look at Hypixel how they handle the EULA.
    There are A LOT of possibilities how to respect the EULA!
    Just be creative..
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  16. jzbakos


    The reason Hypixel can follow the EULA is because they were able to grow into the behemoth they are now without having any store restrictions. It was a very simple transition for them. They easily profit monthly due to their massive playerbase. Smaller servers will not be able to grow at all with the EULA being enforced.
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  17. Omnivion


    Tried to call Microsoft's PR phone number, only operates Monday - Friday though.
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  18. Should clarify: I own a P2W server as well.
  19. Add my name :)
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