Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by AlexTheCoder, Jun 3, 2019.
lol, too bad I cant play at school anymore XD
This is literally the worst update I've ever seen a server attempt. Mineplex is now trying to prohibit users from having internet security.
No, not really. You can still use a VPN for anything else necessary, which still technically includes logging into the Minecraft client if you frequent the likes of McDonalds/Airport WiFi. Just can't use it when communicating with Mineplex store/game servers.
You also have to take into account the fact that tons of server have these measures, even if you don't know about it. Pretty sure -server that nobody knows I'm referencing- uses VPN information as part of their comprised account protection, though I'm not sure if they outright block them. Either way, the idea is just to stop some of the more malicious users--lots of VPNs aren't even blocked.
While it is indeed true that blocking VPN usage on Mineplex does limit one's security online, an IP address is merely one upon thousands of methods to track a user's data or online presence. A VPN is not by any means the 'be-all and end-all' cybersecurity tool, it's simply a well-known precaution.
To reiterate what @Brusey stated, the announcement clearly confirms that the point of the Anti-VPN Rollout is to improve Mineplex's environment by limiting the amount of damage that malicious users are able to carry out, not to stop players from being safe online. Also, many other websites and Java servers, in general, have some form of a VPN blocker or protection, as this is an elementary first step in keeping a substance online secure.
Finally, this update currently only affects the Mineplex website and Mineplex's Java server. As such, the Bedrock server is not currently infected by this change, so VPN operations are able to properly continue there.
Generally, I believe that this is a much-needed and great implementation. Should be interesting to see the short-term and future effects of these actions. Hopefully, fewer rule-breakers!
Though we all know many VPN's will still work around this anti-vpn system, I'm still glad this was put into effect.
We use two layers of proprietary softwares to filter out VPN traffic as an alternative to spending resources developing a solution in-house.
On the contrary, this update is not stupid. Many players and the player base as a whole has been requesting IP bans for centuries. This is the first step to start implementing them. If you actually read Alex's post before bashing on the update you might see this:
This should answer your concern. By limiting malicious IPs, Mineplex takes a step closer to keeping the server free of chat spammers and other related malicious activities.
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How will I ever play at school now?
i think this is to block banned players from using a vpn to evade the ban and same with mutes.
Overall, yes. However, this also prevents botting, and we can discover punishments and find the deeper reasoning and rulebreaker.
This is a great idea! I have seen a lot of people bypassing network bans with alternate accounts on a VPN and I am sure this will help.
This system affects VPNs, not public internet. You can most likely play at school.
Overall, this update is pretty cool. Hopefully, it will restrict the number of bypassers.
Well done mineplex, I wanna see more stuff like this!
This update to the server was a much needed addition to the server and I'm glad it's finally here! The developers have worked countless hours for this and it's awesome to have. Truly great work by the mineplex dev team! Keep up the great work!
Extatic for this new system, so happy it's finally been implemented!
Finally not as many ban evaders.
This is also good due since people shouldn't play with a vpn unless their internet provider is limiting them from being able to connect. I just see vpns as extra ping if you're literally not just ban evading which is not something you wanna do lol
Nice Alex! <3
It's possible to bypass this, is there someone I can contact about this?