Moderating Private Servers of ‘Minecraft” is Now Possible. Players Are Not Happy
It’s incredible how quickly the tide can change. Minecraft was able to regain everyone’s trust after it was revealed by developers that Minecraft would not support or allow NFTs. NFTs are extremely unpopular; I’m sure you don’t need me to say that.
Mojang put it this way: “NFTs, other blockchain technologies, create digital ownership based on scarcity, exclusion which does not align to Minecraft values, creative inclusion and playing together.” The move won over fans, but just days later, the ‘Save Minecraft’ campaign was launched.
Mojang Studios’ recent moderator policy changes to Minecraft have caused a rift in the fandom. Private servers can be opened so they can be moderated, and account-wide bans can be implemented. This could lead to the end of the game’s future, according to fans.
Kotaku reported that players can now report one another on private servers for inappropriate chat messages and dangerous behaviour. This is something you didn’t have before. Minecraft moderators can then take action on all reports and ban players. It may seem reasonable, considering Minecraft has a young audience. It’s true and a massive change from the Minecraft fandom.
Players worry that conspiracy could be carried out where players are falsely reported to and banned. Gaslight V2 hacking technology allows players to modify in-game chat logs. It is easy to see how quickly things can go wrong.
Mojang Studios isn’t backing down, but they claim that players should have a safe Minecraft gaming experience no matter where they choose to play.