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How to be a Bad Server Owner

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Level 47 : Master Robot
Blog Genre: Satirical / Avoid list

This is guide on how to be the worst server owner possible. The two faces in the thumbnail are the faces of two bad server owners I've come across throughout my minecraft career. Basically everything in this blog is based on their actions as poor owners. Some instances may be more comedic than others, but some are also quite serious. To ensure the best server experience, avoid doing these things. Let's start off with a rather comedic one!

Step 1: Use your last name in your server name

Yes. Someone actually used their last name in their server name. You may think it'd give you more of a connection to your server, but in reality, it makes you look like you have such a big ego that you simply can't resist using your last name in your server name.

Step 2: DDoS the competition

DDoS'ing is super illegal. But hey, what's going to stop you? The law? Pft. In your mind, your server is above the law and must eliminate the competition.. or enemy servers.

Step 3: Threaten your players with grief

You know the only way to keep your players in line is to threaten them with grief. What else insures they obey the rules? You can't trust anyone! Not even your best players. One tiny slip, that house they've spent a week building is gone. That'll teach them!

Step 4: Ban players for playing on other servers

You need to make sure that your server is your players' exclusive server. Or else, they might be "converted" to other servers and not play on yours anymore. Put this idea into your mind: your server or none of your server.

Step 5: Steal builds

Lure good builders onto your server to build some things; maybe a spawn or something significant. Then when they're done, ban them immediately and claim you built the entire thing! If you pull off the other 4 steps, your players will have no choice but to believe you that you built the entire thing, even though they witnessed the other people build it.

Side note: A friend and I are directly affected by this one. Luckily, we got our build back. Click here to see. However, the owner has since given us credit.

Step 6: Hire your players

Now that you've banned all of your real staff, you have no choice but to resort to your highly brainwashed, incompetent players. They feel honored and praise you as if you are their master, which you are in your mind, of course. You know they constantly abuse their powers and break rules, but you don't care.


Thanks for reading. Again, avoid doing these things.


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Update #2 : 11/27/2013 12:48:23 amNov 27th, 2013

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07/30/2014 9:43 am
Level 36 : Artisan Architect
That steal builds one is 100% awful, I built for a server and the owner offered me money, he then stole the build D: And banned me, but heyyy he was a pretty awful server owner :)
07/30/2014 8:28 am
Level 41 : Master Mage
You missed something out:
When a player logs on, claiming that they're from Planet Minecraft and asks "Can I haz op", give it to them immediately to get a good review!
08/01/2014 9:09 pm
Level 27 : Expert Dragonborn
xDD good one
07/04/2014 3:35 pm
Level 27 : Expert Dragon
lol, this reminds me of a player that got on one of my servers. He said "DDoSing isn't illegal if it's on minecraft".
07/03/2014 10:34 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Network
Oh wow... Do people (/server owners) seriously do this? Gosh .-.
07/03/2014 6:03 pm
Level 47 : Master Robot
It's sad but all of this was based off of real things I've seen server owners do
07/06/2014 3:41 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Network
:c Some people... *sigh*
02/10/2014 7:10 am
Level 16 : Journeyman Cake
Step 1 immediately hit me :P A long time ago I chose to use the name "leiger" as my Minecraft username. Hopeless at creating other names, I named my new server "MCLeiger". It stuck. Whilst it's not my actual name, and nowhere close, it does match my player name.

I've been looking to rename it for a while, but a few core players actually insist that I keep it that same. Their insistence, along with the fact that it's got decent rankings in Google if searching for my username, are the two main reasons it hasn't been changed yet.

Still wondering if I should rename the server. The third thing stopping me, is my inability to come up with a good name that isn't too cheesy. Until I come up with a decent alternative, I suppose the name will remain unchanged.

Edit: I came here, after you awarded me a diamond for my PMC server page :) Thanks! With an article like this, I'm definitely awarding one back.
08/24/2013 8:01 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Narwhal
I think I know one of the server owners who inspired this post due to his love of banning people for telling the truth but maybe you could tell me who the other person who inspired this was
08/23/2013 7:46 pm
Level 30 : Artisan Toast
This tutorial reminds me of how North Korea is ran :/
08/24/2013 8:47 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Ranger
Right.. Its run by this guy!... Dang it Gifs cant go in here Dx
08/23/2013 5:43 pm
Level 43 : Master Sweetheart
Why make a tutorial on something that isn't going to help you in any way?
08/23/2013 5:56 pm
Level 47 : Master Robot
Well, it helps notify you on what to avoid. That's helpful. Then again, who in the right mind would do these things? Exactly my point.
08/23/2013 5:54 pm
Level 47 : Master Robot
Why not?
08/23/2013 4:22 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Step 6: Make any of your players builds unusable in any fashion
08/23/2013 4:08 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Scribe
One of the servers I've played on did a few of these

The server isn't with us anymore
08/23/2013 1:58 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Dwarf
poo so i probobley should not name mt server spirecraft wait...... SPIRE IS A REAL WORD IT IS A TOWN
08/23/2013 12:47 pm
Level 6 : Apprentice Mage
whats DDoS? Anyway, that's is probably the most mischievous thing server owners can do (I think...) XD
08/23/2013 2:26 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Blockhead
DDoS or Distributed Denial of Service in Minecraft would be like trying to get a lot of people (or bots) to join the same server at the same time, in order to crash the server and prevent others from playing.
08/24/2013 11:06 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Mage
Oh ok.
08/23/2013 4:24 pm
Level 24 : Expert Unicorn
The most commonly found form of DDoS are shell booters and other paid for booters online, typically owners get them to deal with people that threaten or succeed in DDoS'ing their server.
08/23/2013 12:41 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Miner
08/23/2013 12:33 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
wow. i didint now people could be stupid! just kidding i know people can be.
08/23/2013 12:07 pm
Level 47 : Master Architect
08/23/2013 7:47 am
Level 27 : Expert Nerd
This blog was inspired by... (ugh) aiellocraft (or whatever was it called), right?
08/23/2013 12:01 pm
Level 47 : Master Robot
I'm not going to directly name it here..
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