I started Minecraft on my phone.
I bought it for my XBox
I then wen all out and got it for PC.
This game has taken over all of my rec time. I no longer play any other games at all.
It took me a bit to learn how to play online. I’m not entirely tech savvy when it comes to computers. I didn’t own one for more than 8 years so you can imagine my amazement when I finally got back into online gaming, The rapid evolution of computers and the amazing experience and knowledge of how to program and run them completely baffles me now. But, then here’s Minecraft. Such a simple game. Point, Click, Build. Point, Click, Destroy. Graphics aren’t fancy. Music’s a little elevatory. Built I flipping love it.
Once I finally got my internet issues out of the way and could finally play online for the first time, after months of playing single player completely isolated, I searched for players to play with. At first, Hunger Games. Then I wanted to actually play and build and hunt and mine and craft and laugh and live with other people…
Do you know how fucking impossible it is to find a small friendly server???? Its ridiculous. I tried out a Factions server. One day I start work on a sphinx in a desert biome. The next time I log in, I quite literally am in the middle of a giant water pillar, 8 box wide, with 1000s, and I do mean 1000s of TNT blocks flying at me for no Damn Reason!
I’ve seen the bad side of MC. I’ve played with the 11 year old trolls. I’ve played with the snobs. I’ve built side by side with someone that is secretly hiding TNT in my build JUST TO BLOW IT UP WHEN I’M DONE! I’ve fought an End Dragon in a team, that purposefully, PURPOSEFULLY knocked me off the side into the void, so they didn’t have to share the XP.
My views on Griefing-
You sorry piece of shit. I’ll kill you, you’re dog, you’re 5th cousin. I’ll dig up your great grandmother and skull fuck her. (This is an adult server, right? I can get away with my sarcasm to these limits??? If not, I apologize, if so…) I’ll rape your dad, turn him gay, and break up with him, just to break his heart. DO NOT FUCKING GRIEF ME!!!!! I build these wondrous, beautiful things for EVERYONE to enjoy. Me, you, Cynix, CT, Solar, everyone, EVERYONE!!! I build these things FOR YOU! If I wanted them to never be seen or enjoyed by others, I wouldn’t build them on a Multi-player server. I’m your friend, your ally, your cellmate. I have your fucking back. Don’t stab me in mine. I am as loyal as an overfed stray dog. Give me a diamond and I’ll follow you straight through the gates of hell and never question if we’ll make it back. Isn’t that someone you want as an ally? Why would you hurt him?
So my stance on griefing. No tolerance. Perma-Ban. No rebuttles. In the rare and unlikely event that someone “accidentally” messes up your stuff (ie. hit a red stone wire and now the machine is broke, somehow placed a lava bucket when they shouldn’t <—really?), they should immediately contact an admin. If one is not handy, immediately voice the issue in chat, make a forum post, something, so the problem can be resolved as fast as possible. Admit what happened and try to fix it fast out of respect. If it’s unfixable, some type of restitution should be in order. Regardless, the incident should be logged. If said person has a history of “accidentally broke your tree farm”-itis, they should be removed from the server, out of sheer stupidity, because I think we can agree, no one wants to play with someone like that.
No one has any reason at all to wipe out a neighbors crops. In real-life do you just hop your neighbor’s fence, dig up all of his taters, wave “Fuck you buddy” at him, and hop back over? Why would you do it here? If you need wheat, by all means, take some, but replant it! Golden Rule people. Honor System. Be cool to me, I’ll be cool to you. What if you were in dire need for… I dunno, leather??? So you run over to your buddies farm, kill every single bit of his livestock, leaving him not 1 cow to breed. What happens when you need it next time? Just steal it again? Raiding, although not as serious, is still a serious issue. Why wouldn’t you want to help your neighbors? Borrow his stuff, replant it so someone else can use it, and he might just make you something else to borrow. Help me, help you, help us.
I’d like to also point out, this is not a raiding server. This is not a faction server. This is not a public server. If you want these aspects, go elsewhere. The only reason we have residences and lockette systems is to keep griefing and raiding from happening. If everyone could be trusted, these wouldn’t be needed. My suggestion, work towards making these things obsolete. The whole idea of Mailboxes on residences was so I could actually put something in a chest FOR YOU, not to take from it. But I can’t with the residence rules, so I would have to put it in a chest outside of your property. See how silly this is? If I trust everyone else, and everyone else agrees to trust me, wouldn’t the world be a better place?
I hate Cynix even has to address this. The man has built a giant iron farm and freely gives the shit out like it were acid… candy, meant to say candy there…
He’s awesome. Don’t screw him over. A happy admin is a happy server. Do Not Piss Off The Admins!!!