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Notifications


Chances are you've seen this update already; we now have a Notifications button which has been a commonly requested feature! Developed by Cyprezz, this will let you keep track of activity that happens to you. Think of it as the inverse of the Activity feature that he introduced last year.

The framework of this feature will be used to provide more relevent information in the future.




Emails


We had quite a bit of an issue with our emails not going through to those attempting to sign up, among other things. Hopefully we've resolved those issues with major email providers; smaller providers and ISP-specific email providers might still have issues, but we will do our best to contact them and get that resolved as well.




EULA


Mojang and Minecraft will soon be making their refined EULA live. It is currently being enforced by them, and I recommend that all server owners go over it when it is live (and check their related blog posts on mojang.com) to be sure that your server won't incur issues in the future.

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  • masterhand44
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Network
  • December 24, 2014, 12:09 pm
69 Diamonds...


tehehehe
  • thebla100
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Network
  • August 24, 2014, 10:03 pm
<br data-mce-bogus="1">I agree with this. Totally. No more Pay To Win Servers.
  • MTsteel
  • Level 24
  • Expert Archer
  • December 16, 2014, 12:44 pm
YES!
  • ChrisTheKing
  • Level 24
  • Expert Princess
  • August 23, 2014, 10:27 am
  • The_Smartass
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Engineer
  • August 19, 2014, 11:13 pm
1) EULA is being enforced? What a funny joke..
2) I'm not gonna stop selling in-game items, simple as that. suck it, mojang
Mojang cant sue us. They have no right. Plus Darkwolf I made my account LONG BEFORE MOJANG THOUGHT OF EULA.
You are, how to say this politely..... an idiot. Mojang has every right to sue you if you violate their EULA, WHICH HAS ALWAYS EXISTED. I don't think you understand what EULA is, it means End User License Agreement. It has existed since the company was founded, but they are only further enforcing it now.
  • Luis
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 66
  • High Grandmaster Pokemon
  • August 17, 2014, 9:48 pm
The can change it at any time and you have notification which is an order to change, they're not asking you to, they're ordering you. Also the EULA has alway forbade the selling of Minecraft they've only made it more explicit
  • NoahTheDog
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • August 17, 2014, 7:12 am
Just a quick question, will there be an option to have email notifications sent to the new notifications box because i'll more likely rather see it on PMC than my email
1.) EULA is a bunch of bullcrap Mojang is throwing out there to get our money from our players.
2.) I am continuing to sell ingame perks and RANKS with kits that are not fair for the normal player.
3.) EULA will never be fully enforced.
  • DarkWolf392
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 17, 2014, 6:49 am
Once you're server get shuttedown and you get sued to pay 10,000$ you will learn that Rule breaking isn't a great idea. You agreed with that rule before buying an Minecraft account. (I don't caire if you rote it or not, Well that's not my problem if you haven't)
I can't force you to not do something, but mojang can.
You can take this as an insult or as an Help, I really don't care.
  • JoblessJello
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Pokemon
  • August 16, 2014, 7:38 pm
Have fun being sued
I actually agree with the new EULA. You will still earn donations and people can still be rewarded through nicknames, prefixes and hats etc. No longer do you have a person who has donated £50+ running around with stupid enchantments like protection 20 killing all the new players. In my opinion this change will actually encourage players to stay, knowing they wont be killed by someone who has paid to be better than them. Its not fair. No more pay to win server.

tldr - No more pay2win, I support the new EULA
Don't you mean people who donate $10,000+. Yep.
  • Qaphics
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Button Pusher
  • August 23, 2014, 2:31 am
I have to agree with you on this!
  • NoahTheDog
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • August 17, 2014, 7:08 am
this. this exactly
1) The EULA is not being enforced, no servers have been notified about the EULA, nor will any.
2) I will continue to sell game-changing perks in my network.
  • Lancet13
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Nerd
  • August 23, 2014, 6:46 am
The EULA Will start coming to attention as players update to 1.7.10 and higher. So essentially, the people who never update past 1.7.8 won't ever see this EULA.


I presume once a Bukkit for 1.8 comes out, everyone will be told to agree to the EULA (The jar won't run unless you set the "EULA" to "True" anyways).
Well it has been in the EULA For a very long time but nobody payed no mind, And they turned a blind eye until now And good luck with their lawyers if you catch your server not following it.
  • Punkred
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • August 12, 2014, 6:54 am
Who in their right mind is going to change for mojang? Theyre in a dreamland if they think anyone will actually comply.
  • Gigorahk
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Taco
  • August 13, 2014, 1:10 am
You have to agree to the EULA in order to play the game. Perhaps you can respect the people that own the game. You don't own the game, they do, and they do not want you playing their game if you can't comply with their EULA.
  • Gigorahk
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Taco
  • August 13, 2014, 1:15 am
Actually, they say you are not allowed to play their game if you don't agree with the EULA. So as long as you play minecraft you are saying you agree to their EULA. If you don't, they can revoke your permission to their game.
  • Punkred
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • August 13, 2014, 5:13 am
Its obvious what kind of person supports the new eula. A sheep. Reading to me over and over snips of the eula does nothing except show you know how to copy and paste. Why dont you actually think for yourself instead of just pasting garbage fear mongering.
  • Gigorahk
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Taco
  • August 13, 2014, 1:20 pm
I was under the impression that I did know what I was talking about. If you actually persue a higher level of education you will realise that evidence is required to prove a point. Sorry that I was using direct evidence to back up my point.
  • Punkred
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • August 13, 2014, 3:09 pm
Not sure what point you are trying to get across. Looks like repeat sentences reworded with copy and paste to me. You cant play minecraft unless you agree to the eula. If you dont agree to the eula you cant play minecraft.
  • Loyally
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Cake
  • October 8, 2014, 1:14 pm
Nope! He's right.
  • Gigorahk
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Taco
  • August 13, 2014, 1:21 pm
I guess only sheep are allowed to play Minecraft then. Perhaps it will be better that way. I just wish people could understand the most simply points I'm trying to make....
  • MatronixPVP
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Network
  • August 6, 2014, 7:50 am
Reporting servers? I'm official done with minecraft.
  • Punkred
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • August 12, 2014, 7:30 am
Fear mongering across all servers. "I dont like you so im reporting your server to mojangsta"
  • mausterio
  • Level 46
  • Master Herobrine
  • September 1, 2014, 6:27 pm
This will be the new, "give me op or i report you to mojang"
  • MatronixPVP
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Network
  • August 12, 2014, 8:31 am
So true
  • Hunajameloni
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Pixel Puncher
  • August 6, 2014, 1:26 am
Which report reason is used when reporting eula violation? "Illegal"?
  • Punkred
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • August 12, 2014, 7:32 am
Just the fact that you want to actually go out of your way to report these servers is very troublesome to me. You just love having power over these servers now dont you?
  • Hunajameloni
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Pixel Puncher
  • August 12, 2014, 8:36 am
And you think you are great at profiling?
Nope. I want the pay2win things to be removed from servers.
You're worried I am going to report your server violating EULA?
  • Punkred
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • August 12, 2014, 8:42 am
Never said i was great at profiting and never said i was worried for being reported. Just telling you how pathetic you sound is all
  • Supernova666
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Pyro
  • August 12, 2014, 10:59 am
There is no need to be saying something like that. I suggest you stop being so rude to memebrs or you will lose the ability to talk to members.
  • Punkred
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • August 12, 2014, 11:10 am
k
  • Hunajameloni
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Pixel Puncher
  • August 12, 2014, 8:56 am
How am I pathetic for asking what is the report tab for Eula violation.
If you think it's Pathetic to follow Mojang's rules, you should quit the game.
The Eula is on, deal with it or you'll get dealt with.

Are servers such as Mineplex now pathetic, because they obey the new eula?
Go tell that to them.

I am currently getting custom plugin for my server and I am not going to try to make money out from it by adding gameplay changing additions to your so called "Donators".
  • Punkred
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • August 12, 2014, 10:12 am
tl:dr youre trying too hard now
  • Hunajameloni
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Pixel Puncher
  • August 12, 2014, 10:16 am
I haven't tried anything yet..
I am just confused why you call me pathetic for following Mojang's eula.
I'm out.
  • Supernova666
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Pyro
  • August 8, 2014, 2:37 am
You don't. report them. Read Paril's response to justcool393.
  • Hunajameloni
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Pixel Puncher
  • August 12, 2014, 8:36 am
And thanks.
  • Supernova666
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Pyro
  • August 12, 2014, 11:27 am
Ignore what Punkred says, thank you for your consideration though, feel free to report other ruel breaking posts!
  • Hunajameloni
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Pixel Puncher
  • August 12, 2014, 11:48 am
I will and thanks :)
  • Punkred
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • August 12, 2014, 10:32 pm
lol this is funny to me
  • Loyally
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Cake
  • October 8, 2014, 1:17 pm
Go and learn to follow rules or shoot someone in the head and say I don't agree to murder laws. Now downscale the iscendent to eula.
The new notifications are great, although now I can't go on binge diamonding cool people I find because I'll seem like a stalker. Anyways, a great system, I'm loving the changes so far
My response seemed to be deleted, along with the sub-comments, so I'm going to re-post it...

There would be a point to the 'selling the game' theory but I know of no server that is actually selling the game. That would be downright stupid, because you'd have to go through Mojang anyway, since they control the authentication servers, skins, etc for the actual Minecraft accounts.

It would not be an illogical guess to say that PMC interprets selling the game as selling the permission nodes that may give a player the ability to use a command and have it actually do something other than say "Permission denied" or calling a method to add an item to an inventory...

...but that's not selling what Mojang made. Claiming that Mojang is allowed what they want with this is like claiming that you cannot possibly make money (even partially or indirectly) off of your Word documents or PowerPoint slide shows. If I were to rip art, code, sound or other assets from the game and sell those, I could see how there might be a problem.

This is also without saying that Bukkit (which a lot of plugins are made for) is just an API released as GPLv3, and could theoretically be applied to any project, even with nothing to do with Minecraft (that's not it's main use, but that's besides the point).

Furthermore, if a server is using a different implementation of Bukkit that uses no Mojang code (which is already happenning), Mojang cannot correctly say that they can control it, even if they somehow could before. Contacting the Mojang servers is not anywhere in the EULA.

Different intrepertations of what is a "gameplay advantage" is what is problematic here. Is say chatting creating a gameplay advantage?

Pay2Win is not the same as pay to get something in to return. On some minigames servers, it is usually just an XP or cash multiplier that is applied to the ending of the games, and with a little more time, the person who didn't purchase anything can still get up to their level. Their isn't a horribly unfair advantage, and these purchases don't remove the element of skill.

Mojang will not sue (and will very likely not disable authentication) for "non-compilant servers", because this would be terrible publicity for them, and I don't think they would want to create a giant explosion on Twitter and Reddit, and maybe farther.

When they start blacklisting IPs, their going to start a game of cat and mouse, that probably goes to no end.

While killing multiplayer may be a bit of a hyperbole to the situation, there will be a lot more collateral damage to the multiplayer element of the game than good coming out of this. For the most part, servers are going to keep doing what they are doing, regardless of what the EULA says.

I also can't wait (if anyone cares) for the tens of moderator flags as a result of this that will have to be reviewed to make sure they are actually breaking the EULA or if it's just some kid complaining because he got banned and wants to take the server off of PlanetMinecraft's listing.

This is less related to the argument against "enforcing" the EULA but what's even stupider about this whole situation is the Mojang employees being completely unprofessional (I'm thinking of some of the posts made by Grum_) and talking it through mediums like Twitter and reddit, which really can't convey the full message. It also didn't help that they were speaking as if it was official, even if that wasn't the intention.
  • Punkred
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Alien
  • August 13, 2014, 5:31 am
I wish more people would actually bring up points as to why the eula will or will not work instead of all these kids copy pasting the eula and saying follow or be stepped on. Anyone who can think for themself can see how much harm the eula can bring to the community. Server owners dont have to host their servers for these spoled brats. These kids just log in and demand to be treated with royalties like the people who actually give 2 shits about the server and went out of their way to support it. It just isnt right.

inb4 someone tells me to read the eula again for the 7th time
  • Paril
  • Developer
  • Level 80
  • Elite Scapegoat
  • August 4, 2014, 11:30 am
It's certainly a controvertial subject, and I'd recommend taking it to Mojang rather than us.

The original stance was more of a personal point of view and as it turns out, it's better that PMC steps away from the debate and simply let Mojang handle it as it's something they're more concerned about. Reports about EULA violations will be dismissed; we'll recommend that they go to help.mojang.com instead.

Was a tad premature for me to assume, so my apologies for any confusion it may have caused.
Thank you for your response. I wasn't trying to being argumentative in the post, but just trying to just give a different viewpoint. :)
  • Whoever01
  • Level 44
  • Master Princess
  • August 4, 2014, 1:08 am
Stuff the new EULA
  • MGB_
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Cake
  • August 3, 2014, 4:29 am
I love me the new notifications.
OH MY GOD YOU'RE BACK. And so do I.
  • Ludicrous
  • Site Moderator
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Senpai
  • August 2, 2014, 11:14 am
Wait, do we wait for the EULA to be live to report or we can report those server now?
  • Supernova666
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Pyro
  • August 3, 2014, 2:47 am
Don't report stuff.
  • fase
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Gent
  • August 2, 2014, 3:31 pm
The EULA is live :P
It started the first of August.
We have to wait, I believe. Considering the EULA is not in action yet, there would be illegitimacy in punishing someone for violating rules that technically don't exist yet.
  • Mercer
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Button Pusher
  • August 3, 2014, 8:29 am
EULA has always existed. It's just now that mojang is enforcing it, though.
Ah.
  • zeus127
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • August 2, 2014, 8:25 am
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