First of all, before starting, I want to make clear that the stuff I am about to mention is not the end of GTM. Read the whole thing (I say that because I know there will be fools who don't read the entire thing and will be like oOHh mAhH gODd gTM iS cLOsInG... no we are not..). And remember, no matter what happens, GTM will stand and continue to thrive. And that is because our community is loyal and loves GTM. Some of you have been around for literally almost a decade. And there is nothing the crooks at the Mojang head office can cook up to change that. Anyways, let's get into it. Around two and a half weeks ago, we received the following email from Mojang's Enforcement Team (the guys who enforce Minecraft's EULA). This message came as a shock to everyone (including other gun server owners whom we reached out to for support). We replied to Mojang making the following points (thank you to the other server owners who helped us come up with some of these points by the way): It is incredibly unfair that Mojang can wipe off servers that have been up and running for decades, sometimes on a whimsical "recent directive." Gun servers have been allowed to operate under the EULA for years, and now to suddenly "reinterpret" it is straight-on tyrannical (we worded it more nicely in our reply). Their reinterpretation will harm hundreds of communities and millions of players that make them up. Minecraft itself has BOMBS (TNT), Gunpower, Suicide Bombers (Creepers), Crossbows (considered a 'firearm' by most jurisdictions), Swords, etc Both Mojang-endorsed servers and Mojang-endorsed "DLCs" on the Minecraft marketplace have firearms. One example is Mineplex which even shows up as a recommended server on Bedrock. So it's so unfair to start by targeting us first? Games like Fortnite and Roblox that are widely considered as OK for "kids" are more explicit weapons (compared to our blocky-pixelated gun models). You can read the full response letter in an attachment to this post [HERE]. We received this response in reply (conveniently ignoring half of our points): Since their reply did not properly establish where they were trying the line between what was considered "not OK" (as opposed to say TNT), we replied again to them asking them if it would be appropriate to rebrand our guns as "airsoft" by adding an orange tip like so. Here is what they responded: Their message suggested they didn't fully read what we asked, but now, at least finally, we have some concrete changes we can start making. A lot of people have been confused the heck out of this "recent directive," too. They, too, like us, are in utter disbelief that Mojang can do something as idiotic as this. It's probably for this reason; many people seeing this are like, "It's fake." I assure you. It's not. Having had our server blacklisted by the EULA before (and as other server owners, I'm sure, would know too), the email, [email protected], is indeed legit. For the past week, we have been deliberating new names for our guns. Honestly, Mojang's still been pretty unclear about what they want. And at this point, we don't fully know what's going to happen. We will begin by first trying to rename all guns so they don't sound like "real-life guns." As one server owner put it, even this is "bastardizing" our game. If Mojang still needs more, we will try adding those orange tips to all guns. And if that doesn't work, we will probably have to retexture guns to be more like "fANtASy bLAstERs" (which apparently is confirmed to be OK at least until the geniuses at Mojang come up with another "new directive"). Even in this worst case, we will release a public version of our current resource pack, probably over Discord or forums, to be applied as an overlay so players who prefer the current pack can continue to play the game as is while still allowing us to comply. We were actually not even planning on not telling the community until we knew more (so as not to confuse everyone with a long and confusing post like this). But it seems some of the other server owners we reached out to thought it best to try to fight this "new directive" more publically, so the word has gotten out. So at this point, it's better if we encourage our community to take to social media and fight this whimsical "new directive." So please, help us. Many of your favorite games on other servers that might happen to have reference to guns might be wiped away or "bastardized" into something just worst. So I encourage all of you to fight this. Take to Reddit. Take to TikTok. Take to Twitter. Take to Minecraft's Discord. Email Microsoft. Upvote comments against this change on social media. Appeal to them that this is not a healthy change. And it's straight of unfair. Nothing changes things like a loyal community like ours. We encourage GTM's community and other server communities to fight this because this affects us all. If you are a server owner for a gun server like us, reach out to me over Discord: SkylixMC#7774 (you must join our discord to message me). We have a group chat just for server owners to help us coordinate our next move because we are all f***ed. It's better to pool our resources to determine how best to respond. P.S. Don't ask the staff for more information about this. They don't know. We don't know. We've told you everything we do know here. And any updates we do have, we will also post them here.