Originally announced on June 12, 2014, Mojang stated what servers can and cannot sell to players in their Webstore. However most servers, ourselves included, have for the most part disregarded this statement, however we have prepared for the day in which they begin to enforce this statement. We have decided that the time has come for QubeMC to comply to Mojang's EULA (End User License Terms which will bring about several changes to our Webstore and how we handle financing the server. For more information on this subject refer to the following articles posted by Mojang regarding server monitization:
To sum all of this up, our Webstore will be completely reworked as to comply to Mojang's EULA (End User License Terms and will include the following changes:
- Donation Ranks and Upgrades will no longer be available for purchase using Real World Money, instead each server's ranks will be available through each server's CoinShop, which will be receiving an overhaul using a GUI as opposed to a shop location and feature an improved range of options.
- In Game Money and many other Extras will no longer be available for purchase using Real World Money, instead it will be available in the upcoming Voting Rewards section of the Webstore which will only use Enjin Points, which will soon be known as Voting Points in order to keep many of the extras we currently feature while still allowing our server to be EULA Compliant.
- Access to Premium Servers will be sold with various options (see below regarding Premium Servers)
- Various Cosmetic Perks will be made available in the Webstore for purchase as well as available for purchase using QubeGems, an upcoming virtual currency that will be obtained through our upcoming Minigame Servers
As drastic as this seems, the alternative could result in the blacklisting of our server, which as of 1.9.4 is now possible. We will not be removing any content or any previous Donation Ranks, instead simply changing the way they become available. You will not lose anything you have donated for and our server will not let Mojang's EULA cause us to shut down or otherwise become blacklisted, instead the following changes (in further detail) will take place in order to help fund our servers:
To generate income to fund our dedicated server costs, website costs, and additional costs that may arise, Free Servers(those currently available that do not require access to be purchased) will feature advertisements in chat that appear every 5 minutes. These advertisements do not require that you click on them (although it would be appreciated) and will not include other Minecraft Servers. Players who have donated (excluding Voting Rewards items) after these changes are put in place will be exempt from seeing these advertisements as well as those who are playing on our upcoming Premium Servers.
As mentioned above QubeMC will feature Premium Servers alongside our Free Servers we already offer. These servers will require a purchase to access, and feature performance and quality above and beyond our free servers, and will be our top priority when our time is limited. Due to the nature of these servers, players will be free to play shielded from server hoppers, advertisers and the majority of trolls who thrive in many Free Servers and will encourage a tight knit community and feature premium plugins and content. Having Premium Servers alongside our Free Servers will allow Donators supporting the network a space with a more relaxed and problem free atmosphere while helping us pay our server costs. The following Premium Servers are planned for release:
Our first Premium Server to be released (will be prereleased before the end of this weekend), Towny is a popular gamemode among those who enjoy peaceful gameplay among a tight knit group of players, our upcoming Towny Server will feature a Custom World Generator which has resulted in downright beautiful landscapes as well as a unique economy far beyond simple server shops, instead introducing money into said economy through Quests/Tasks aimed at expanding your town as well as promoting interaction with other towns creating a very interactive experience.
Originally a server meant for use by our Staff and Developer as well as the source of many of our updates, the Development Server will be made available as a Premium Server for players to test upcoming features with access to unlimited In Game Money and QubeCoins as well as provide a way for players to give direct imput and help shape the way QubeMC further develops as a network
A personal project of mine with over a year's development that was originally referred to as "Titan Gaming" will be made available later on in this year as our RPG Server (Role Playing Game). This server will feature a Handmade Custom Map, with Custom Mobs that spawn depending on what region you are in, Boss Mobs that spawn hourly in specific locations that require multiple players to defeat, a unique level progression system as well as Immersive Quests and Custom Items to create a unique experience. Due to the nature of this server, and the excessive development required this will take a great deal of time before it is ready, despite how much of it has already be completed.
So as you can see QubeMC has a lot of changes to come in how we operate as a network as well as what we plan on offering. These changes are planned to be put in place beginning on July 1st with more to be released throughout the year. Until our transition into EULA Compliance however, our current ranks will be available at 30% off through use of the code "QubeMC2016" and will remain in effect until July 1st, when these ranks and extras are removed from our Webstore to complete our transition. If you with to purchase a rank using Real World Money, it must be done before this date, afterwards they will only be available using a large quantity of QubeCoins. Please understand that although we have not yet been contacted by Mojan, several other servers have and it is within our best interest as a network to comply.
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