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Microsoft is considering banning Advanced Players from all private Minecraft servers, explaining why and how long it is valid.

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Minecraft is an adventure-type video game developed by Swedish Markus Persson, aka Notch, later by Mojang Studios. It is a universe composed of voxels and generated in a procedural way, which integrates a system of craftsmanship based on the exploitation and therefore on the transformation of natural resources (mineralogical, fossil, animal and vegetable). Since its initial release over a decade ago, Minecraft has allowed players to create private servers where they have full control over what behaviors (and players) are allowed. Next week, however, Microsoft may roll out a new update that will allow it to ban a Minecraft player from all online games, including private servers and those hosted on Microsoft’s subscription-based Realms plan.

Earlier this week, Microsoft rolled out a preview of the 1.19.1 update for the Java edition of Minecraft, which will be available to everyone on June 28th. This update will add the ability to report users who abuse the game’s chat system and allow reported players to be banned from online play and realms after review by a moderator.

The first preview of 1.19.1 is now available. This version contains some bug fixes, an increase in Ally’s duplication cooldown time, and even contains a new UI if you’ve been banned for violating Minecraft community standards, the Minecraft team says.

Here are some changes made since version 1.19.1:

  • Allay’s duplicate now has a 5 minute cooldown;
  • In addition to chat notification support, reported players can now be banned from online play and realms after review by a moderator;
  • the game shows a notification screen on launch if you have been banned from playing online;
  • the reason for the prohibition is indicated, as well as its period of validity.

In a recently updated help page titled Why Was I Banned from Minecraft? , Microsoft notes that banned players will also get a message when they log into Minecraft on any platform (non-Java edition). This message will indicate that banned players cannot play on servers, join kingdoms, host or participate in multiplayer games, or use the Marketplace. They are also not allowed to access Minecraft Earth. Xbox players may no longer have access to their worlds.

Although the bans will limit players’ ability to access private servers, Microsoft suggests that its highly trained moderation staff look into the most egregious violations in servers and public realms … Personal worlds will not be reviewed. Private server owners will also always be able to place bans that apply only to that server and are at the discretion of the server owner. Microsoft states that it will not interfere with private servers outside of gross violations of the Minecraft EULA and our Terms of Service.

The help page also suggests that many moderation decisions will result in temporary suspensions, while permanent bans will be reserved for the most serious violations of our Community Standards. These community standards cover common moderation topics such as hate speech, bullying, harassment, sexual luring or threats to others, but also things like excessive posting or chat spam, creating negative and disparaging content, or posting personal information about someone. you or others.

The chat reporting help page also clarifies that reports must be initiated by a player and will be reviewed by moderation, which should limit the problems of false reporting sometimes associated with more automated moderation systems. Microsoft warns that abuse of the chat reporting system by knowingly submitting inappropriate or irrelevant requests for moderation or by inducing others to do the same may have consequences for your account. And banned players will be able to request a case review if they believe they have been unfairly banned.

Source: Microsoft

And she ?

How do you find Microsoft’s decision to ban expert players from all private Minecraft servers? Good or bad decision?

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