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Requests to remove Minecraft ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ reports on the rise

Requests to remove Minecraft ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ reports on the rise
Written by ga_dahmani
Requests to remove Minecraft ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ reports on the rise

Since its launch, Minecraft has become on its own merits one of the most successful games in the industry.

The Minecraft game is based on exploiting the creativity of the players through a construction system. Thanks to it, players can create from small levels to huge worlds using square pieces.

Minecraft also allows you to create your own servers to play offline or invite friends online. So players have access to dozens of levels to explore right from the start.

Recently, however, Minecraft received an update that brought a much-criticized change: the addition of a ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ reporting feature.

Apparently, the new system has the potential to be dangerous for player accounts, even on private servers.

Controversial ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ reporting feature after Minecraft 1.19.1 update

Many Minecraft players are expressing their disagreement with the inclusion of the ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ reporting feature after the 1.19.1 update.

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Microsoft’s unnecessary and overzealous injection of its rules into independently governed and paid servers is not acceptable. The chat report feature NEEDS to stop NOW!
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Minecraft no longer cares about its community

Minecraft no longer cares about its own players. With this new chat reporting system driven largely by isolated corporate entities, we now see a miserable new era that no one had asked for and the vast majority of players are against.
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There are even players who are considering leaving the game as it would be the only way the developers would understand how unpleasant the change is.

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As much as I agree, I think the only way to win here is to not play. If enough people go away and stop paying for Realms/Other services, maybe they’ll realize their mistake. But who knows. I know I’m done with the game now, just doing my final rounds around here.
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The system brings high potential risks to the accounts

Minecraft’s ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ reporting feature brings a potential ban risk to user accounts.

This is because the context of Minecraft chats can be modified for convenience using exploits like GasLight. So Microsoft could receive a report with something you didn’t actually say and take it for real.

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This means potential trolls can report an account and cause an unfair ban, even on certain private servers.

The system is here to stay, revealed Mojang

Unfortunately, it looks like the Mojang team is dead set on implementing Minecraft ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ reporting as a definitive feature from now on.

According to the company, they are aware of all the complaints, but that won’t change the ‘design principles’ they adhere to.

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We know that there has been a pushback to the player reporting system that will be introduced in this next update. We welcome and value your feedback, but that doesn’t mean that feedback will always change the design principles Mojang Studios adheres to; this includes the upcoming reporting system.
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Some ways to bypass Minecraft’s ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ reporting system

Fortunately, players will have tools at their disposal to bypass the system when creating a server.

There are currently servers that may include options that automatically disable Minecraft chat reporting, such as Paper, Bukkit, Spigot, and others.

Also, there are already mods and plugins that can be applied to servers that block the feature easily.

the No chat reports mod can be used client-side or server-side, and disables the chat reporting feature. Used on the client side, the mod makes it impossible for anyone to report your messages, and on the server side it makes it impossible for any messages on that server to be reported.

If you own a server and run Spigot, you can also use the Plugin without encryptionwhich accomplishes the same thing as the mod, but may be more convenient for Spigot server owners.
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However, there is a possibility that Mojang will apply more severe measures in the future. In this way, they could force the inclusion of Minecraft’s ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ report function.

For example, Mojang may decide that the inclusion of Minecraft’s ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ reporting system is a requirement for compliance with the EULA (END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT). Failure to comply with the EULA may result in account ban.

Petitions against the Minecraft Chat reporting system have garnered thousands of signatures.

To top it off, it’s worth noting that there are already online petitions to remove the Minecraft ‘Player’ or ‘Chat’ report feature you have obtained thousands of signatures (4,538 signatures as of this writing).

Only time will tell if the decision will stick permanently or if the developers will consider reversing it. We will update this story as events unfold.

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