The Minecraft game has recently been upgraded. However, the new releases didn’t encounter positive responses but lots of negative attention and feedback from players worldwide.
Although version 1.19.1 didn’t add any particularly significant functionality, it did add an automatic chat reporting mechanism that would let users report abusive or disparaging chatter to Microsoft directly in order to raise the quality of the service.
Many people think that the new chat reporting system is a terrible one and that Microsoft shouldn’t police custom servers, according to a video that Redditor JewelTK published to the Minecraft subreddit. The video has gone viral. It outlines the main problems with the system. JewelTK clarifies that they really host a server for a group of friends and expresses worry about the possibility of false positives as a result of Microsoft’s input and automated processes.
For instance, JewelTK clarifies that many servers, including their own, make use of strong and possibly unpleasant language. Small, close-knit communities that frequently speak the same language run the servers. By identifying non-abusive but harmful language, a player who had been banned from a server might check in with a different account and allow the host to permanently ban them from all servers. Additionally, they argue that Microsoft shouldn’t have the same level of control over servers that are technically not their own.
Minecraft’s new chat reporting system isn’t very popular right now. https://t.co/mLNhpO2kuQ
— TheGamer (@thegamerwebsite) June 26, 2022
They contend that since community servers have been around for a while and are run so efficiently, implementing a change, this dramatic “goes against everything community servers stand for.” As was already established, a substantial portion of the Minecraft community, as well as other server hosts, endorsed JewelTK’s video.
Another question is if Microsoft or Mojang genuinely pay attention to this response from the community.