[PSA] An insight into the Minecraft EULA issue (self.Minecraft)
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Prime edit: Its 12:58 PM here now. I don't care how many downvotes you throw upon my account. I will continue to answer anyone and everyone I can who wants to know whats going on, and how it affects them. Do your worst trolls.
For those who don't understand whats going on.
More for those who think they do
Some of you may ask, whats this all about? In reddit fashion, a Tl;Dr is in show:
The EULA issue is caused by the majority of people not reading the EULA for Minecraft.
Yes, it is that simple. The EULA issue would not have ever occurred if everyone took their time to read. If server owners had read the EULA before trying to sell diamond swords and other in game items, None of this would have happened.
But no. In typical human fashion, no one read the EULA and now we have server owners trying to argue with the EULA they accepted upon buying the game. If this were any other company than Mojang, we would be seeing several million dollars worth of lawsuits being thrown all over.
Best of all, they have a valid reason to sue.
Instead. What we see now is a nice gentleman from Mojang getting heat, flame, and insults from various parties for simply doing his job. He doesn't write the EULA. He doesn't enforce the EULA. He is just here to provide notice that there IS an EULA, and to tell you that violating the EULA is not acceptable.
He is not wrong. He does not deserve the treatment he gets. He isn't the big bad wolf from yet another large company trying to hound you about a non existent issue. He is just doing his job.
-- The issue with the EULA is non existent. There is no issue. There is nothing wrong with Mojang. There is nothing wrong with Erik. The only thing that is wrong is the community.
You are not allowed to buy Halo 4 and sell an assault rifle for cash. You are not allowed to buy Starcraft and sell a unit for cash. You are not allowed to buy Borderlands and sell a gun for cash.
You can own a server for any of these games. But its not allowed. You can't do it. No one does it.
Diablo lets you do it, but its a gameplay feature that was advertised and developer supported.
Minecraft doesn't. Mojang is well within their rights to do this. They are legally allowed to do this. The fact they have let this go on for this long is a blessing.
Any argument about how servers boost Minecrafts player base is invalid. Any argument poised to Erik that is derogatory, insulting, and not phrased as a suggestion is invalid. He doesn't have to listen. He doesn't have to care. He doesn't have to take this rubbish.
He does it because he is a gentleman. He does it because he is nice. He is the epitome of customer service and a shining beacon of hope for people who wish to see the world grow less idiotic.
Do damn well to remember that.
This has been a simple PSA that explains why you ought to grab your head out your ass and start looking at things properly.
Edit: I think a big misconception is upon the idea of what is not going to be allowed. You won't be allowed to sell diamond swords and items in game, but you will probably be able to sell stuff like nicknames and pets.
Edit 2: I feel like alot of misconceptions are being had and as such I feel a need to personally address some of them. As such, I am currently working on an informational PSA that will vocally answer several issues and misconceptions people seem to have. The content of discussion below and things I have repeated several times are obviously going to be part of what I address.
Edit 3: As genuinely happy as I am to answer everyone when I get a new notification, it also happens to be 11:41pm here and occasionally I need to read some other things or go to the toilet or perhaps feed my cats or heck even just do things. If I don't have a fast reply, its probably one of the above.
452 comments submitted at 06:49:01 on Jun 6, 2014 by Delightfully_Insane