Editorial: The Discouraging State of Minecraft PE Servers

There's a major problem in the MCPE server system.

Take a look at any server list, and there's no doubt you'll see tons of PvP and roleplay servers. This alone is not a problem, but when you go into any of these servers, you will see that many of these servers have the most terrible financial plan any server could ever have.  Not to mention how illegal their servers are.

A "Donation Info" page I found on a random MCPE server's website.
This is a message I found on a randomly chosen MCPE server's website.  The most disgusting part of server models like this is that they become pay to win at a certain point, and how abused these rules could potentially be. Imagine if Corbin gave anyone who donated $10 to the website the ability to ban any comment they want to in the comments. You'd probably be pretty mad that Corbin would be giving powerful administration tools to any power-hungry joker who has $10 to spare. The same mindset should be for these servers, too. Delicate administration tools like that should not go to the general public. They should go to people the server owner trusts.

Another major problem with servers like the one before, is that not only do their ranks provide an unfair advantage to anyone with money, but they also violate Minecraft's End User License Agreement. Mojang was pretty mad a little over a year ago at the financial plans on Minecraft PC servers, so they denounced the financial plans of these servers, but made exceptions to the EULA to allow servers to legally make money to keep themselves running. Many of these rules have been broken on Pocket Edition servers, and it is unknown whether these EULA rules count on Minecraft PE servers, because Mojang Support is clueless and it's almost impossible to get contact with Minecraft developers.

Since Mojang stepped in and started enforcing the rules for Minecraft PC servers, the server community has improved and flourished greatly, and I believe it's about time that they enforce the same rules for Pocket Edition servers.

Update: Tweet responses from Shoghi Cervantes:

https://twitter.com/shoghicp/status/653195967538307076

https://twitter.com/shoghicp/status/653196354081132546

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EpicestGamer
October 10, 2015 at 7:55 AM delete

This is Incredibly Irritable...

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October 10, 2015 at 9:57 PM delete

[…] There's a major problem in the MCPE server system. Take a look at any server list, and there's no doubt you'll see tons of PvP and roleplay servers. This alone is not a problem, but …  […]

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Monjakey
October 10, 2015 at 11:27 PM delete

The thing is that people actually waste their money and ruin the server with this.
There's this guy I saw that had donated $56 for owner on one of the top servers and hacked it....

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level.dat
October 11, 2015 at 12:58 AM delete

Excellent article, but the cover photo doesn't quite apply to the topic.

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Tyler Clements
October 11, 2015 at 3:49 AM delete

Not exactly sure what else I'd put. Putting a picture of a server list would end up pointing out specific servers, and the same goes for taking a picture inside of one of the servers. My goal was to highlight a problem with servers without pointing fingers at any particular server.

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DarthG8r
October 11, 2015 at 6:20 AM delete

It's a terrible game (or in this case, server) model that makes up a lot of games nowadays. In most cases, I'd rather pay up front, rather than feel like being forced to pay or be set back into a dull and tedious place with no chance for any fun with the game. Just an opinion.

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Redstoneminer
October 12, 2015 at 2:51 AM delete

This is what would happen if everybody was like this:


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Legoboy0215
October 12, 2015 at 11:13 PM delete

I believe EULA should not be enforced on MCPE. MCPC was to over with their actions.... And who said they improved?

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Kai McGaughy
October 15, 2015 at 9:45 PM delete

that is crazy!!!! ABSOLUTELY NUTS!!!

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Tyler Clements
October 26, 2015 at 9:49 AM delete

How much do I have to pay to get co-owner of this comment?

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RedstoneMiner
October 27, 2015 at 6:30 AM delete

Just $159.99 with extra charges for shipping and handling.

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