Hello there, I noticed that more and more players ingame were becoming nasty : arrogant and/or lying, hacking, toxic, you get the idea. The thing is, after playing 10 years of Minecraft, I was beginning to wonder : what if I make something neat to contribute to the Mineplex community, and even beyond, in order to teach how to be a real player. Moreover, I noticed the same mistakes was getting made by these type of players. So to make things all clear, I really do hope it will help with the minimum but still right amount of words, here we go. 1. Explanations Let's start with the basics : I call a player a "real player" someone that understand the concept of maturity, honor, and honesty. So it has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with winning or losing a game, it doesn't proove anything at all in an argument. Some people said to me "oh it's because you lost you're mad", nope : it's because you're being someone arrogant and toxic I say something. The major mistake I see often from the mouth of players moreover young is to do everything they want behind a screen, or not being aware of what represent this online game, and say "it's a game". Minecraft, like all the other games online, is just not "a game" : when you go in a server, there is naturally social interactions involved. It got prooved many times by people from different fields that online activity affects people, it has an effect on the brain by seeing things like real life, and also has influence in real life as well. For example, seeing a hacker or a griefer in game don't let people indifferent ; seeing someone bragging is not letting people indifferent. Which brings to the next issue : the notion of "humor". Often times, I saw players wrote it was for joking. The notion of "humor" tends to crumble when it comes to personal and egocentric reasons, and online activities made this worse by letting people unleashing their frustration and mood on their screen (heard that from so many players in my career). Something that needs to be adressed indeed. 2. Personal note Beware that handling these kind of situations is not easy, and I mean it. I still to this day cannot prevent myself to say something in order to help make things react, believe it or not I never had bad intentions toward any player despite how crude it can or could have looked. I'm not ashamed to say I got angry many times in game, but only from unfairness and seeing people arrogant or toxic. After all, who didn't, and it's also natural to feel not in a good mood in front of some situations, it's life. The best thing to do is trying to apprehend the situation the best way possible, with maturity. Of course sometimes it will be too few or too much, but we all learn and improve this way. The idea is to find the right balance between staying objective, and spicing things up when things get confirmed and become worse, while still staying cool in mind and always with the mindset to do things for the best. 3. Examples So here are the classic situations, and how to handle them. The sentences given in reply to these are general, after it depends of the situation in particular. It's also just to give you an insight about what to think about these situations. NEVER try to argue back if you're not ready for it. - "Can I have a block ?" in CH parkour : huge risk to see them using the block to skip levels, just say "No", or if you're in a good mood, "No block :3", something like this. Or you can also say "I can give you a cookie" x3 - "I'm 9" when being toxic : "Who knows ? You still have to respect the community for everyone sake" - "No" when obviously arrogant : "Yes", but one time only, after that let it go. - "It's for fun" when someone is hacking : "Only for you, others are not having fun because you're making things unfair". - "ez", "first try" : don't say anything to these arrogant sentences. Moreover, we don't know if these players are hacking or not (some of them are "talented" to hide this well). If this become too much, I don't hesitate to say "there are other people who want to play the game and have fun you know". - "gg" : seen more and more as arrogant victory, just don't say it or alternate it. In response to that, say nothing. - someone coming closer and doing awkward gestures (sneaking quickly) : we all know what it comes to, just stay away or completely ignore it by maybe even doing something else, it will counter their will to disturb others. - "Cheater" when someone lost to a game : "I don't hack, after you can feel free to report me if you think I did". You see the idea. If you feel not wanting to argue back, to avoid fire or not wanting to waste your energy and time, just don't reply. And in case of, don't forget you can still report players that you think are too toxic and hackers at https://www.mineplex.com/reports.