So my previous thread on the same topic was locked after being "addressed" (however it did not address my point at all) so I'm making another. GrandpaNguyen replyed by saying that: "The point of the new treatment of VPNs isn't confusing at all. The point of it is so that we the CM team can see who you really are on those IPs. This helps with making sure those who are blacklisted are not blacklisted evading. The process is very quick and simple. All you have to do is turn off your VPN for a minute and appeal the blacklist. Once you appeal we can see your actual IP and if there are no outstanding blacklist you will be free to play Clans using the VPN. This is to ensure that those using VPNs for the sole purpose of protecting their IP can still use the VPN meanwhile making sure those who are using the VPNs for malicious intent such as blacklist evading are caught. If you are a legitimate player, this will be an easy process. However, if you are caught blacklist evading, your VPN IP blacklist will be converted to the blacklist found." However this makes no sense. As of now, the mineplex network as a whole blocks VPNs, in order to limit people from hacking on them. However some VPNs from better VPN providers get past this blocker. But it turns out, that the clans team has a way of finding out if you're using those VPNs, and will blacklist you for doing so. While this would help cut down on people blacklist evading, it's completely unnecessary. Using whatever method the clans team has to find people on VPNs that bypass the blocker, the whole of mineplex could just block all VPNs from connecting. It won't be nessacary for players to appeal on their real IP as they won't be able to connect on anything but their real IP. If the reason they aren't doing this is because "some people use VPNs to protect their IP", then why are some VPNs blocked an others aren't? This new process makes no sense with the current block on VPNs, and could just lead to innocent VPN users getting hurt. If you normally use a VPN that bypasses the blocker to play clans, with this current method you'd be blacklisted for it, and your energy could run out. If we just implement the VPN finder thingy into the VPN blocker you'd just find that your VPN couldn't connect. Please don't lock this thread again cos I'd prefer not to make a part three.