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    It can only be Elsewb... Mercenary
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    Mojang's Announcement on Server Monetization

    Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/co..._monetisation/
    Original Article: https://mojang.com/2014/06/lets-talk...-monetisation/

    All donor perks have been declared illegal by Mojang. I know most people may not remember me, but I've kept a watchful eye on this server years past my leaving. I still have a vested interest in the community, but my ability to contribute has diminished. This is what I can do though.

    The above articles detail economic restrictions that are going to be placed on servers, promoting 'fair' gameplay. This new policy is going to create a shockwave that will cripple every major server, and many others, unless something is done to stop it. On the surface, it's a holistic idea, but even with such an awesome server and staff, there's no guuarante even GLD can amass enough funds from the community to break even. Outside of GLD, many other servers will become Pay 2 Play and will be forced to introduce advertisements and receive sponsorships just so the fruits of server owner's efforts aren't sullied by a $600 hosting bill. If you can, downvote the reddit post and tell others to do the same. We must rally against this while it's still young or no large servers will be able to weather the storm unscathed.

    Keep SMP F2P!
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    I posted this yesterday, and it got deleted, so the admins must not like the general population of this server finding out about this.

    So you should take this down and avoid posting about things like this in order not the freak the community out.

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    It can only be Elsewb... Mercenary
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    It's a gimmick so they can make money off of realms. They make big talk against greed in their post but they're hypocrites. This isn't something to be afraid of, it's like death, really, you need to fight it, not fear it. Fearing death only kills you faster. So long as petitions against the enforcement of it are successful, they shouldn't even be able to get this out the door.
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    I don't know if I should delete this..

    All I know is.. Screw Mojang, we're the rebels.
    I'll wait until the police kick my godamn door in.
    I'll relocate the server to Antarctica if it's required.

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    It can only be Elsewb... Mercenary
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    If none of the players know about it, then they can't help any of us tell Mojang this is the wrong direction. Whatever you choose to do, though, I respect your decision.
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    Rayblon - what a rare sighting. So the login dates were true and you actually were checking back, lol.

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    This is well known through the minecraft community. I honestly doubt it will last long. It's a multi billion dollar industry that swirls around minecraft. Mojang wants to push forward their vanilla realms servers but can't do that with other major servers out there.

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    It can only be Elsewb... Mercenary
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    @TJ1632


    Agreed, but I still think a policy of early prevention is needed here. They just stepped onto a pedestal, and their asses need some throwing as soon as possible. Well known or not, a policy against compliance has to be encouraged in these situations. People often think they have to just go with the punches.
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    Evidently, certain servers are receiving exemptions to this policy. Vox Populi, the server Markiplier frequents being one of them. This situation just keeps getting more disturbing. If anyone figures out what in the actual #### is going on here, please, enlighten me. Tell me that these servers didn't bribe Mojang somehow.

    EDIT: Time to add Hypixel to the list.
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    I agree. This is a little creepy, very offputting and downright rude to everyone who owns a server of their own and needs the support these "donations with benefits" bring for them.
    The fact that there are servers which are exceptions to this is ridiculous. That sort of favouritism speaks of incredible hubris and complete disregard of the rest of the Minecraft community in general. This does not bode well..



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