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Decline of the Minecraft Server

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BigDaddy's Avatar BigDaddy
Level 38 : Artisan Steve
Hello ladies and gentlem- (oh look a butterfly)
Today I'll be talking about the decline of good Minecraft servers.

I remember when I first started playing Minecraft, back in the good ol' Beta days, the first server I ever played on. It was one of my friend's servers that he hosted on his computer, and I got on and he trolled me by using MobDisguise to disguise himself as a pig and shoot arrows at me. I, meanwhile, was freaking out, trying to figure out why something kept hitting me out of nowhere. It was good fun, back when Minecraft was simple. Now, more and more, I see servers that aren't up for you to have fun, but rather to spend money. They make the default gameplay really hard so that you'll go buy their $30 donation packages, and then make the server even worse, with overpowered people flying around and causing chaos.
Then, you get the servers that are run by small children. With names such as BeastModeCraft or BossCraft, these endless faction/PvP servers seem to only exist to clutter up Minecraft server sites. Typically, their server listing looks something like this:


We Are A Great New Factions Server With Tons Of op Donations Apply For Staff At Our website beastmodecraft123456.enjin.com

What happened to the small community, free of McMMO and Factions? I hope you're asking the same question.

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11/27/2013 8:51 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Dolphin
lauren121902's Avatar
I want to make a server but I'm waiting until I'm like 13 so that I will be more responsible with it :3
11/26/2013 7:21 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
Stubby12's Avatar
I've been on this great server where you have to WORK to get a rank.
The first rank was:
be on for 2 hours, mine 640 stone, and kill 50(or something) monsters.
the next rank was all that but doubled and so on.

the funny thing is, it was in a vanilla server and everything was done by command blocks!
11/26/2013 8:11 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Steve
BigDaddy's Avatar
Hmm, that's interesting.
11/25/2013 8:59 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Engineer
ME1312's Avatar
Heyo! lol umm.. not to bother anyone but if your looking for a simple regular server check out my profile! :D ** We now return you to your regularly scheduled social life **
11/25/2013 1:13 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Miner
TheMiner169's Avatar
Very True. Faction Servers Are Everywhere!

Take this blue rock I mysteriously made with coal :D
11/25/2013 10:27 am
Level 38 : Artisan Steve
BigDaddy's Avatar
:D thanks!
11/24/2013 7:22 pm
Level 44 : Master Architect
SnoweyRawr's Avatar
I agree. Factions is overrated and the players on factions are undesirables. Also some servers have stupid donation packages of $300 or something, what is that about? I built my server to be different, we don't have factions but instead nations, real nations, real governments & real laws players follow but its fun because we have nations but also a creative area, a survival world, a nations world ect... You can have a bit of everything. And its easy to get items in survival, someone made a flans mod plane in 10 minutes of a new world but we do offer donation packages but nothing silly, maybe £5 to show players love to the server but thats it.
11/25/2013 12:43 pm
Level 29 : Expert Miner
jessgallipeaupvp's Avatar
I know right?? I once played on a faction server with donations ranging between $10 and $300... AND PEOPLE BOUGHT THE 300 ONE! It was ridiculous... And guess what? They closed after about 3 months. I guess they made enough money to satisfy them...
11/24/2013 6:58 pm
Level 20 : Expert Ninja
NinjaMiniMan's Avatar
Yeah, this has been a real problem for like the last year and a half. It's terrible how desperate these people are to be on top that they try to take the easy way up with factions. Fortunately, the only ever rarely work out. I for one actually prefer vanilla over factions, because the factions jerks won't go there. I even recently started up a Beta 1.7.3 server to try to relive the good old days with people.
11/24/2013 7:44 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Steve
BigDaddy's Avatar
Dude, send me the IP, I'd play on it.
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