Hello, community. This post contains my question about the general state of the server and my game, as well as my notes on what I think should have been done 4 years ago but could still be implemented now. I think every player that has played this game knows me. I am IrakoWolfbaen, or Joshua if you care. I have been playing MC for a little over 6 years now, I think I've been playing Minestrike for close to 5. I've put in 130.9 days in on my main account and 49.6 days on my alt, totaling around 4,332 hours on just Mineplex with easily 10,000 sunk into the MC across other servers and other games that I play just to improve at MS and as you can imagine with all this time I have made immense irl sacrifices just to play Minecraft CS:GO on our beloved server. Now, time to trash talk MP, as, hopefully obviously, on a server I have 4500 hours in I desperately hate it from the bottom of my soul and only wish for its destruction with my hateful comments and am not looking for actual change. For just a little bit more backstory on this post: I was making a report for mnmidget22, and I just got carried away in the Optional comments section. I know, a report section on a Minecraft server is a great place for a 21-year-old man to freak out in. So here goes nothing. Your server is dying (an objective statement) yet no rational actions are being taken against this. Why? You have broken games and blatant cheaters running rampant as well as a healthy dose of Lagplex every minute. Players like me who know what the server used to be like have been force d to just sit back and watching it die slowly. Uh. That is my main question I suppose. Not as long as I thought it would be 'why game bad when game used be good'. For the 2nd part of that question I want someone to put their fingers on a keyboard and give me some answers. Why haven't actions been taken. Listen, actual statistics time. You have 1000 players on peak hours right now. A single active mod, let’s assume 5 hours a day, could easily get 6 bans an hour, 10 minutes a piece for a recording and a official report (or even better just a 180 ban with a 'forrealzkid?'), and although a closet might be difficult to ban they're not close to the main problem right now. At that rate, 30 bans a day, the server would clean up in a few weeks (even if most players just closeted harder it would literally be better) and the general opinion of the server would easily shift to being much more positive. A. Single. Mod. With efficient banning power. Could turn around the server. Do you genuinely think, does literally anyone think, that implementing this would result in an overall decrease player count? And hey, I believe anything you do professionally should be geared towards profit so: Would an increase player count result in increased revenue? Do you like the monies? I personally like the monies. Additionally, stop it with the expiration date on /report. Like, the player is still cheating, why is the report going away? Deal with your problems. I'd also suggest IP banning repeat offenders with incremental punishments. Oh boy, the horror of uh idk. Something. Yeah, why don't you IP ban again? These players don’t respect the community. They violate the golden rule every second that they are allowed to stay connected with the server. Why are they allowed to stay when their negative effect results in a worse experience for the general player? What is the real argument against IP banning? Their mains getting banned? Loss of overall profit to the server? A, They cheated. That makes their main a cheater and cheaters shouldn’t be allowed on my server. B, although the though process of potential profit off of the cheaters is correct, the cheaters are the main reason that normal players have to not play. Does that make sense. Keeping 10 cheaters isn’t worth the 500 players that you lose. I am not requesting IP bans for average offenders. I am not requesting permanent IP bans. I am requesting a method that will keep these kids who “bought like 30 alts for 5 cents” away from my game. An increment of 60 days would do. And yes, I’ve heard that it could affect siblings. That’s why I think on the ban screen it should provide a link to reason of ban so the cheater can get their butt kicked. It’ll be the easiest and least painful way that they learn that lesson. I genuinely believe that these simple changes would revolutionize the player count within three months. I honestly believe that if MP showed that they actually cared for their player base by implementing these changes, the general consensus of the community will shift and players will start coming back. This is literally the time to do it. Just look at HP’s growth if you need motivation. As far as personal risk goes, please IP ban me if these changes are implemented and result in a lower player count and/or decreased revenue. That's all I can personally lose. So, that's my rational response to the situation. My emotional response included too much swearing and blasphemies for me to post on a Christian Minecraft server. I don't really care who sees this or what you think, I think I just needed to get the years of confusion towards MP out of my system. I'm not an emotional person, but from the bottom of my heart I beg Mineplex to implement these changes. I love this server and my game and I hate the complete apathetic mess it's become. I'll probably check on this post for a week and I'll happily respond to any comments in that time frame. Until then, pce.