|Date of Ban||18th of August, 2017|
|Reason for Ban||You have been banned by “your secret network of mods on PCB” [Threatening other players (severely)]|
|Reason to be Unbanned||I donâ€™t think at this point there needs to be any formalities with an introduction, Iâ€™ve been banned before, etc.
First and foremost the biggest issue with me is probably not threatening players, and here’s why. I never intended to threaten players, I was at most playing a prank. My Navy Seal Copypasta (PCB Edition) was never meant to harass anyone, it was made as a joke. I realise how much offense the players and staff of the server must have taken as a result of it now, but the intended result was a few chuckles. None of the things in the sign were meant to actually happen, I just was trying to be funny. I apologize for the confusion and I will be more respectful about threats in the future.
My actual issue is respect for other players/staff. Throughout this whole event, I have been very out of line, whether in be during the inciting incident or in my forum posts. Never before have I stooped to the levels that I did today and this week. Hereâ€™s why.
I have been a relatively active member of this server since I first joined the game. Project City Build was the first server I ever joined, in fact, about 2 Â½ years ago. Iâ€™ve come to think of it as my server, because itâ€™s been the place I felt most comfortable. Other servers with weird plot setups and thousands of players never truly appealed to me. Therefore, I sought to enjoy myself the best I could here.
In the beginning, HiPixels (who I am not condemning, simply relating) was barely a minor annoyance (I actually had civil conversation with him for a week before this whole incident, and he seems like a nice guy), so I messed with him back in a more muted version of the general, snarky and harassing manner that you guys have beared witness to over the past 24 hours or so, hoping he would stop. I still respected him as the leader of the town. Then he started interfering with my projects and demanding money. I was even less happier, and I started bringing the sass levels up even higher. The culminating moment was the moment he shot/hit me and I died, 10 minutes or so into the video. I decided I was not going to put up with him messing with me anymore, so I was 10x worse to him than he was to me; insults, reciprocating PvP, banning him from my spawner even though he was very helpful in the creation of it, etc. Then he upped the ante and swung back with his own remarks, and the situation escalated, until he started making fun of my friends.
I generally donâ€™t take the stance of â€œwe ride together we die together Iâ€™m best bros with these dudes Iâ€™ll do anything to support themâ€ etc etc, but I almost didnâ€™t care about how he treated me, I wanted him gone because he was a nuisance to my friends. I wanted to do whatever it took to get him removed from the server, at least temporarily, or even better, for him to stay but cease his activities. So when I had footage of him shooting me, breaking and entering, killing my dogs, etc. I thought â€œOh boy, have I done it? Have I won the argument?â€ No, I was banned instead.
5 days later I crawl back on the server with my tail betwixt my legs. I was going to play the losing game and take myself elsewhere. Then he put signs all over my doorstep, telling me I was a blemish on the town and he wanted me gone. Heâ€™s forced my friends to relocate by building even farther into their territory. Heâ€™s gone inside my areas when I was away by mining in. Iâ€™m seething, because I thought I could leave this all behind and here it is being a problem for me again. So, I left him a redstone noise maker in his basement, a small, trivial annoyance in the hopes that he would take the hint.
Then I removed all of my equipment from the town. Sugarcane farm, Cow farm, Piston doors, everything redstone I had contributed was coming with me to my new location. Then he started messing with RJ and John, and I decided to leave him the Navy Seal sign, in the hopes that he would take the hint and quit messing with us. During this whole time I never spoke to him directly, only through editing his town. Then I realised there were so many people affected, I might have a chance to report him on the forums.
I put up a player report, and I told people it was open to add to if they felt like he had wronged them. Players poured in to discuss it and I finally thought I could get this guy to leave. Then Em reviewed the footage and started to blame me. I thought, â€œHow can I be the one in trouble here, Iâ€™m reporting him!â€, but I kept a very tame tongue during our in game discussion. The argument turned slowly in HiPixels favor and I was really sick of it. I couldnâ€™t believe this guy was getting away with this. Em became more and more AFK, so I left the game.
I had to go to bed, so I joined the game on Minechat. HiPixels and I had a nice discussion for a change, and I realised I didnâ€™t really dislike him, I disliked his actions. I checked the forums thinking I could maybe dull the blade, I didnâ€™t want him to be permabanned at this point, I just wanted him to maybe be talked to about insulting other players and respecting property. But at this point, Em had turned the Player report on me. I couldn’t believe it! I was going to be subjected to the mods again? I was the one filing the report! Can you imagine reporting to the police that someone had broken into your home and assaulted you, and then they get mad because you assaulted them back, and completely ignore the player you report? Itâ€™s a matter of degree here. Iâ€™m getting very salty now. Not only is the issue still not dealt with, but Iâ€™m in trouble again. Ignoring multiple players stating that they did not appreciate one player’s actions and now its turned around on me. I leave a very unhealthy response, badda bing, badda boom, Iâ€™ve been banned from the server and the thread is locked.
I was trying to figure out how this had happened. I knew I had to be in the right but I was the one that was punished? I tried to rationalize it by saying the mods were doing their job wrong, that maybe they were pandering towards this kid because he was 11, or maybe because he provides money to the server that they don’t want to lose.
Then I realised that no matter whether I was right or wrong, it was the way I was conducting myself that was the issue, but I realised this too late. I was too busy arguing over the lack of attention given to HiPixels that I didnâ€™t realise I was being told to watch myself. I was banned, the thread was locked, I couldn’t apologize in any way, it was over. I lost the argument not because I was wrong, but because I was a complete and total asshole in being right. If I could have just had composure during the inciting incident, on the forums, and in general, this whole situation would have way more one sided. But hear this: I would never have been so adamant and hard headed if I didnâ€™t genuinely care about the situation being resolved.
If only I hadnâ€™t done so by riding the thunder of â€œlet’s get this asshat kid cyber bullied off of my server.â€
I canâ€™t lie to you and say I even think Minecraft as a game is fun anymore. That’s not why I come on to PCB. Itâ€™s now just a venue to access PCB. I come to PCB for the atmosphere, the very same one that I ruined by being an absolute shitlord, leaving a mess in my wake because I was pissy about a player instead of just dealing with them in an acceptable manner. Banning me from PCB also bans me from Minecraft; thereâ€™s just no other fun way for me to play anymore. PCB will be not only my first server I ever joined, but my last too.
Iâ€™ve grown with this server in the 2 years Iâ€™ve been a member. Iâ€™ve watched guests become members, members become trusted, trusted players become guides, etc. Iâ€™ve put so many hours into projects, friendships, and helping out other people, and it pains me to think I may not be able to continue. I usually make good friends with almost every player I come across, and if we have a disagreement, Iâ€™ll work to sort it out. The only difference here is that I felt as if I was defending my friends, not me.
I have a lot of friends in staff members, and I may have less after this incident. I let people who had faith in me being a decent person down.
Let me just say that regardless of staff decision, I am taking at least a 1 week break from this game. I am still slightly heated about the whole situation and in the 1 in a million chance I get less than a weeks tempban, I don’t want to rekindle my absolutely unjustified anger.
I am dropping any and all reports I have against anyone.
I profusely apologize to the staff I insinuated were doing their job incorrectly.
I apologize in general to any players affected by this.
Thank you for your time, you should never have had to read this appeal in the first place; this should have ended with my unbanning. I chose to make it a problem after that, and this is what I deserve for that.
|[ Ban History ] 2 other ban appeals found|
|15th of August, 2017|
|10th of August, 2017|
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