There is something very wrong with the Bedrock server environment. Enter into any random featured server and you'll see an example of the rot.
Every featured server I've looked at uses the same basic template: a hub where players can teleport to various minigames. Playing and winning in these games grants points the player can use to unlock cosmetics, "rank", land claims, server privileges, etc. These come either from direct purchase, or from loot boxes that give randomized rewards. Here's the kicker, though: you can also buy all this stuff directly using "Minecraft Gold", i.e. REAL MONEY.
These servers are casinos, marketing to and exploiting children with disgusting gambling mechanics and Skinner box conditioning taken from the tactics of the mobile gaming market. One of this week's (3/26) featured servers, the Lifeboat Network, even maintains dummy hub servers that use false tags on server listing websites, and exist only as empty hubs with a portal to take you to the main server, to cast as wide a net as possible.
The nature of Minecraft's servers means that anything a player unlocks on this server (using, again I emphasize, REAL MONEY) can only be seen and enjoyed on THAT server. This keeps them locked in, and siphons away more and more of their money.
The fact that a game like Minecraft has been lashed to the wheel of exploitative, disgusting casino/gambling mechanics for the exploitation of children is frankly abhorrent. This kind of server, this whole marketplace, is corrupt and needs to be shut down.
If you won't police yourselves, the government should classify it as gambling and subject you to the same regulations as any other gambling establishment. If this is Microsoft's influence, using a beloved game as their cash cow at the expense of children, they should lose the license to the property.
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