TLDR; Before I get into it: no shot I’m offering any solutions to the things I rant about I don’t even play survival anymore.
Before anyone in the comments of this post says something along the lines of “there is no win” yes there is while there’s technically no endpoint we all know that either being on top of baltop or having the most spawners donated to drag (hehe) is the “win”.
What I am writing this post about today is the terrible p2w state of the survival server. ++ is dummy op, and the entire store is marketed as a way to scam children out of their parents money. First off without ++ you have a massive disadvantage over other players that do have the rank, and upon talking to clan members they agreed with me that ++ is too op. Another thing they brought up which I found interesting and very true is how + is basically just a method to make ++ more expensive. The rank is legit a scam, with the only actually gamebreaking features being /backpack and /back (/carpet is terrible). Another thing which we all new was coming was crates on munchy (op). Being someone who (regretfully) has spent a lot of money on ranks and keys, I legit didn’t grind for anything on the season 2 world, though still had paid enough to get me onto baltop at the time (sorry conk). Additionally I think (actual idea here ik ik) that irl deals should be disallowed bc it allows the seller to DIRECTLY convert irl money to ingame money. Also side note but munchy breaks the EULA so much, and if Minecraft as a company ever decides to finally crack down on that legit you are all screwed.
Now I am aware that I am definitely biased to the side of surv being pay to win, and anyone who comments defending the server is obviously biased to the side of surv not being pay to win, so here are a few notes from a third party. The Horizon is a man who specializes in finding p2w servers (and often times duping and stuff on them ) and he created a google doc with all the information of how to identify a p2w server The Horizon Community Standard Sheet - Google Docs
1: Baltop online - when I checked at 9:30 pm (which is admittedly a little late), only 1 baltop was actually there at their pc - not gunna totally check it off but interesting
2: Baltop having ranks: legit every baltop player has ++ so a MAJOR checkmark there
3: Selling straight up cash: Imma check this one off too because irl deals and keys basically equate to gold
4: Selling extra claim blocks - yep
5: Spawners - no but imma substitute keys in for this one because the list says nothing abt crate keys
6: Commands like /fly: YEP surv has all the commands (if you pay the 50 dollars for ++ of course and the 75 for legend)
So wrapping up because this is kinda long now legit every single box of p2w was checked off. I really don’t care that much about it seeing I don’t play the gamemode anymore just kinda bored because hypixel is down so I decided to put my thoughts onto paper.