Since everyone has been asking about the Minecraft EULA "changes" and what will happen with DesiredCraft, I thought it would be a good idea to make a news post about it so everyone gets to read it.
The EULA hasn't been changed since years and servers were never allowed to sell anything. Mojang just has never enforced it and has even encouraged servers (at Minecon 2013, not too long ago) to continue what they are doing. They even gave them their own panel to talk about how to run a server and monetize it. The reason their EULA has gotten so much attention recently is because one of Mojang's developers stated his opinion about servers making money (which was negative). Everyone started to exaggerate and make up rumors. Notch tweeted multiple times that "nothing has changed since years". No one knows whether they will actually enforce it or not. They know the damage it would do to Minecraft and they also know that EULAs are extremely hard to enforce anywhere in the world. If they decide to enforce it by blacklisting servers (which is more than likely not the case), then servers will go cracked.
What happens if they do enforce it? I live in Germany and DC is registered in Germany. EULA's cannot be enforced in Germany unless the EULA was stated before the purchase of the product and was not changed after the purchase. Back when I purchased Minecraft, the EULA did not say anything about servers not being able to sell items/perks/etc. Am I 100% sure that it can't be enforced here in Germany? No, I'm not a lawyer, I would have to talk to one first.
What happens if for any reason DC does have to comply with the EULA changes? First of all, everything (by everything, I mean EVERYTHING) that you have purchased BEFORE August 1st will be permanent and will not be changed in any way. In fact, your account might even gain value because you will have things that others may not have a chance to get. Other than that, everything else will depend on how supportive people will still be with only being able to purchase cosmetic things. Servers (I'm speaking for all bigger servers) may have to downgrade their hardware resulting in less performance, possibly more downtime, and less slots. Production (plugins, servers, games, etc) will most likely decrease a lot. DDoS Protection may or may not be affordable anymore. Whether this will actually happen, no one knows. Will DC shut down? No. I just want to remind you what Notch has said multiple times: "nothing has changed".
If you have any question, do not make a thread about it, just reply to this news post down below.
Hello everyone! As many of you may already know,Minecraft
1.8 is scheduled to release sometime in May. Along with the update,Mojanghas
stated that name changes will be released too. This is a simple warning, and we
DO NOT RECOMMEND changing your Minecraft name until we can confirm that you won’t
lose anything. We are afraid that by changing your name, you may lose your
rank, items, or other valuables on the server. If you do change your name
before we confirm that it is okay, and you do lose items or ranks, you will
not be refunded for your losses. You have been warned!
Another quick note is that the game will be very unstable,
so expect lag, crashes, and plugin issues during the first few weeks of the
update. There is nothing we can do to control this, so do not blame us!