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What makes you instantly leave a server?

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created 06/11/2019 10:12 pm by Astro_Doughnaut history
last reply 06/18/2019 2:55 pm
Hey, I run a server of my own, for almost two years now, and various different (not so serious) ones before this one, and I've always noticed people join, look around, and leave instantly.

What makes you do this, if you've done it before?
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Level 14 : Journeyman Dragonborn

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06/18/2019 2:55 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
my ping
06/14/2019 8:58 am
Level 1 : New Miner
The stability of the server is very important. I remember that I bought my own server, but because of server technology failure, it caused a large area of downtime. The loss is quite huge. A lot of data has been lost. It's terrible without backing up your data.
06/11/2019 10:42 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Mage
Depends on the type of server. I find myself gravitating toward roleplay servers, and if I log in an immediately see vulgar language in the chat, or immature language in the chat, I will never come back.
I will also leave if the server purpose on the posting doesn't match the actual activity on the server. If it's listed as a survival server, and everyone is flying around or murdering every person they see, I'll leave and won't come back. If it's a roleplay server, but no one is roleplaying and people are treating it as a factions server, I won't come back. Basically, if it's supposed to be a cooperative server, and no one is acting like it, I won't come back.
I also won't return to a server that shows obvious preferential treatment to a certain subset of people. In example, a server owner who oped their friend, and their friends gets to break all the rules and berate people, but the moment someone speaks out against the friend, they get punished. Things like that.
06/12/2019 1:08 amhistory
Level 3 : Apprentice Explorer
Agree with what most other people have mentioned here. I'd also say one of the reasons I would instantly leave a server is if it only has one or two players online and they are AFK.

The whole point of playing on a server is to play and interact with other people. If your server has a near zero population, then I'm sorry but I would rather invest my time elsewhere or play single-player for my Minecraft fix.
06/12/2019 9:25 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Architect
Stupid people, immature language, or just a bad spawn area.
06/11/2019 10:47 pm
Level 42 : Master Professor
Getting banned
06/11/2019 10:26 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Fish
dumb people
06/12/2019 1:23 am
Level 20 : Expert Ninja
ugh. i can't stand people that are unbearably stupid.
06/12/2019 8:45 am
Level 36 : Artisan Fish
me either. ran into this one guy who thought he was super smart and just said random rick and morty quotes xD
06/12/2019 1:07 am
Level 28 : Expert Skinner
Impossible lag and in my preference, too many people.
06/12/2019 4:17 amhistory
Level 8 : Apprentice Miner
This seems similar to another recent thread cf. https://www.planetminecraft.com/forums/pmc/discussion/biggest-server-turnoff-588516//comment/3350303/#reply_3350303

Focusing on the "join, look around, and leave" and ignoring the "instantly" ie there is no immediately apparent 'Outta Here!', but one still ends up leaving (and not returning):
[These are in addition to the causes listed there, any of which may also take a while to become evident.]

Server theme differs from that expected. (Most likely if the server does not have a forum/site/blog as ad/blurbs can often be ambiguous. [Probably even more true for those of us out of touch with current pop culture. ])

Server dead/no one on. SSP over a net connection offers no advantage and many disadvantages [For this one, one would hope a person checked back at various times, as primetime in one part of the world may be anything but in another. Again, if the server doesn't have a site, one might – for instance – more easily mistake a European or US time based server for an Australian one.]

Server 'mined out' (including fully 'claimed'). Unless this is advertised or otherwise part of the theme, in which case one would want to know 'going in'. [At least one long running server treates the margin of devestation around world spawn as a feature.]

Confusing entry point/rules with no clear way to get timely explanations. Too much time trying to determine where one can harvest, where one can build, etc can be very off-putting. (Obvious exception for some forms of puzzle server, but the fact that it is a puzzle server should be known beforehand.)

Running through most of these is the idea that a good server will let people know what to expect and make basic information easy to find.
06/12/2019 6:34 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Dragonborn
Thank for for the detailed reply, I'm heading to Seattle for vacation tomorrow, through the 18th, when I get back my top priority is clarification. I'm going to make nice graphics (similar to my PMC server post) that show what commands the default rank has, and what benefits the Donor, VIP, and VIP+ have. It will be very clear and straight to the point, no digging required. I will keep your post in mind when creating them.

Thanks again!
06/12/2019 1:41 amhistory
Level 8 : Apprentice Birb
usually if i see someone, or multiple persons acting like an immature lil bish that's an immediate turnoff
also i dont like really large servers in terms of popularity

another big nope for me is if i see a shit ton of chat prefixes like for example: '[VIP] [Member] (playername): (message)' like seriously what the heck

another pain in the ass is staff who abuse their power/favor a certain person or group of people, favoritism is a big no-no

also i'm not a fan of pvp servers, or anything factions related

so uh, basically, frick hypixel
that hellhole covers all my dislikes
06/12/2019 1:22 am
Level 20 : Expert Ninja
two things:
favoritism, and elitist attitudes.
06/12/2019 8:53 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
Lack of people. This is why i hate minecade at 6am.
06/12/2019 6:35 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Dragonborn
I try to range my PMC Server bumps across all time zones, even ones that might not have a good ping on my server, but a still playable ping. I typically have 3-5 people on during non-peak US hours.
06/11/2019 10:18 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Wolf
Apparent lack of effort or the feeling that the server's a cashgrab. Sometimes how laggy it is and if I'm rubber banding or I'm watching people glitch/teleport around due to the lag. Things like that.
Dumb rules too.
I was on a Creative server once that used to allow Roleplaying (so long as it was family friendly, they usually were.) I come on the next day after being on there for months, Roleplays banned and mods are banning or muting people who's roleplaying. Server didn't have a 'local/public' chat plugin where you talk in local and people in a certain radius see or public where you talk to the whole server, so it wasn't a case of public chat spam.
Came to the same server a few months ago. Chat was moving at a million miles per hour and the lag was really, really bad. I mean like place a house, be proud, get kicked, sign back on...its all gone because of the lag type lag. Or constant rubber banding. Never went back lol.
06/11/2019 10:47 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Dragonborn
So here's what my server has:

A beautiful Hub,

Vanilla+ - called AstroCraft (Mostly vanilla gameplay, with mcmmo and other plugins). (The spawn isn't the best on this world yet, we're working on that right now)

Eternally Enchanted - my buddies server, custom enchants and various other game changing plugins

Vanilla (Only plugin is GriefPrevention)



Creative Free Build (Creative server on a normal world) (Coming soon, having a major plugin confliction)

Anarchy (Also coming soon)

I do have network wide chat (Global channel) and a local chat which is per server and doesn't have a range, similar to default chat.

Now, I only recently switched over to a BungeeCord server, making my server a "network" now, but I don't offer buyable packages that include items, I only have Donor (anything $9 and below), VIP ($10), and VIP+ ($25) and they're not even advertised at all, and come with a few perks, but nothing crazy at all. In fact, I didn't even have donation ranks for the longest time until they were heavily requested.

The spawn points in Vanilla is just spawning in the open world for now, Hardcore has a small building.

There's a few things I need to work on, but I'm trying to get a few ideas and things to improve on before I continue working on stuff like that.

So thank you for the input!
06/12/2019 4:29 am
Level 33 : Artisan Pixel Puncher
3 Year old kids.
06/12/2019 1:44 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Pig
My biggest pet Peeve is unfriendly staff, there have been so many servers I've given a chance, then I ask a question about an odd plugin they use, and get laughed at or even more annoying no answer at all. I'll immediately leave a place like that, your problems would never get solved in a place like that.

The other thing that would make me leave is players that get too many chances, I recently joined a pixelmon server and this person was griefing immediately which was against the rules on this particular server, and he was given upwards of five chances, and all the damage he did could have been avoided if they stuck to their policy of no toleration.

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