Minecraft Changes are Pissing People Off!

Minecraft Changes are Pissing People Off!(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Recently Mojang released a blog post clarifying to Minecraft players that it is against the rules to charge for in-game features, which led to a lot of upset fans.

“Hosting servers can be expensive. We want to give hosts a way to cover their costs,” wrote Mojang. “That said, we don’t want our players to be exploited or to have a frustrating time unless they pay.”

The EULA update states that players can accept donations, sell in-game items as long as it doesn’t affect gameplay, provide in-game advertising/sponsorship, and charge other players to use their servers as long as it is the same price for everyone.

Even though this has always been a rule, though often not enforced, the update seemed to anger many players, event prompting some to create a Twitter campaign called #SaveMinecraft, Kotaku reports.

One multiplayer server owner, Gregory Bylos, wrote a letter to Notch explaining why many were unhappy about the update.

Bylos, aka Sterling, wrote, “The multiplayer community 1) feels that these new rules are unjust to servers that Mojang has for years given encouragement and permission to develop and operate custom gameplay experiences financed through fair revenue models and 2) sees that these rules risk killing gameplay innovation in the multiplayer space.”

Mojang posted a more detailed Q&A on its website; explain in further detail the EULA rules.

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