Hello, Applecraft. Once more, the over-opinionated (and very sick, please excuse me, I normally review my posts much more thoroughly) drow has something to say. Dear Blue: Get over yourselves. Before you get all "hashtag Triggered," let me explain what I'm talking about, why it's a problem, and what YOU* need to do to fix this. I, among others, am sick and tired of this "Fuck Red" mentality. Of "Red is Gay" or "Blue, Wilderness, and... That OTHER server" or "Red will be deleted" or any of the other trash that Blue worlders feel the need to come over and spout. I really do not care if it's "For the MEME bro." Memes have consequences. The nonsense that spews out of your inconsiderate mouth can effect anyone and everyone, all the way up to the owner. AC is becoming a very popular server. Even watching the new players join over the course of a day, there are way more new players per day than a few months ago. As new players come in, these insults begin to get distorted and taken very, very seriously. What once might have been "a joke" has gone Too Far. Newbies do not understand your "issues". What new players see instead is an owner who prefers anything but Red and couldn't remember the name of it in a stream (joke or not, not cool). They see and feel the neglect as things from Red get replaced by things from Blue. Red opinions are ignored with the response of "You'll get over it" as the 'feature' is shoved down everyone's throat, 'for the better'. I have witnessed many players - donators as well - leave the server after their begging and pleading leads to nothing or another 'get over it, that's how it's going to be.' If you cannot be tasked with keeping the peace between your worlds, if it is so hard for you to not bash on more than half your community (as many do play both), then SPLIT IT UP. No more Applecraft Red/Blue/Wilderness. Make it Applecraft Blue, Red Delicious, and Rotten Apple. No /Red command, you CANNOT enter one without disconnecting and going to a different address. I don't care what you call it, AS LONG as you're not calling it stupid names and trash-talking YOURSELF. MY money from Red pays to run YOUR server too - and I dare say, Red players have been dominating the Shop for a few months now for being top donators. And look! Nice shiny new machine you got there, how's the lag been? Hopefully good, put that money to work. Our money. The money both Red AND Blue donates benefits BOTH. There's no special blue cauldron with "Blue Funds" written on it. Either learn to share or get out of our sandbox, to your own server, totally independent, so you don't have to tolerate us "Red Scum." So now here's the "teal deer" of the Why It's A Problem portion: We've alienated the newbies, who feel this world is temporary and may not even stay for fear of deletion. We've driven off some donators and players who help support the server (even as a non-donator, every /vote benefits the server. More people = better) We allow HATE SPEECH across our OWN worlds, about ourselves. We've established that support for the server - machines, hosting, etc - comes from both sides. You've created unrest within your communities. Here's the 'what YOU* need to do to fix it' part: YOU*. Notice the fancy little asterisk? That means US. You, me, them, him, her, all of us. WE are this server, regardless of world colour. If you don't allow racist pieces of shit to spew on the server, why are you allowing server-ist pieces of shit to hate on us across worlds? If you don't allow hate speech, why are you allowing internal hate speech? First step. Stop. Analyze what you're going to say. If someone came to Blue and said that, would you get pissed? Yes? Then don't say it. Are you saying it just to piss people off? Then don't say it. There is no reason at all for cross-server hate. BUH BUH BUH BUT BLUE HAS KEEPIN--- nope. BUH BUH BUH RED GETS --- No. I don't want to hear it. A key feature of just about any popular server... is to offer MULTIPLE WORLDS! Different play styles! Skyblock, factions, pure vanilla, KeepInv, modded. Do you know why? To appeal to different people. If KeepInv is your thing, buddy, rock it! Play it! Enjoy it! If you like SOME pvp but would like to protect your valuables, we got you covered! Tired of never seeing a REAL vanilla server? We got you there too! If you don't like the play style of one world, the beauty of AC is being able to choose something that does! Currently however, we also have a large side-helping of Hate to go with your play experience. Please, let's figure out a way to change this. Many, many, many players have messaged me to express their concerns about this. Have shared their experiences. Have told me that they've been driven off Blue simply for being from Red. Being SHAMED for donating and a rank activating on Blue for the first time. This is disgusting. This is unacceptable. You should be ashamed of yourselves, for insulting your own friends and even yourself. In addition, there are a handful of repeat offenders that I have screenshots of and would be more than happy to name names of repeat offenders. (side note: is it really worth keeping around one disruptive person who constantly bends/breaks/pushes rules and staff and drives people away? I understand "being chill" and all, but when someone else is being so un-chill that it drives all the really chill people away, AC is no longer chill. It's filled with toxicity, and no one wants to babysit. That leaves the Helpers to say something when the mods refuse to moderate chat, then a mod says something to the helper to not say anything. Hmmm.) In review: The problem: Blue/Red hate needs to stop immediately. Why it's a problem: Newbies see the hate, the server is in a state of unrest, people feel there is no care about any server but Blue, and Red once again fears being deleted for neglect. How to solve it: Start handing out punishment for the people who are literally breaking the rules. Stop "joking" about it, because the "joke" is lost and it's taken very seriously. Stop spreading hate. It's 2019. Can we start this off right, please?