This probably isn’t the best or most exciting news we have had to tell you guys, but we want to be very honest and open about the situation from the beginning. Recently, the Intellectual Property Enforcement Management Department at Mojang have contacted us about our store not being compliant with their EULA. This is something that we as a network seriously need to address as it could result in the end of ToastyNetworks if we do not. We are not the first network to be contacted by Mojang about being non-compliant, and unfortunately will not be the last.
As a modded Minecraft network, our costs are significantly higher than a Vanilla or a Pixelmon-based network may be, so we rely on the community’s purchases to fund our hardware and development across the servers. After using the money from purchases for these things, there is basically nothing left over.
As there are many features on our store that are not compliant with the EULA, we will have to adjust a good proportion of the store. This includes our ranks and multiple other perks we have to offer. The EULA being enforced restricts what we can offer on our store, and if we do not comply we will be blacklisted, which prevents any players from connecting to our servers. We currently do not have any final details on the changes that we are going to make, but as soon as we do we will let you know.
So, one question that may be asked is “what can I do about this?” Well, there are a couple of things that you can do to help:
- Submission of Ideas: We have created a form so suggestions can be submitted privately, but we appreciate any contributions or suggestions you have to offer. At the end of the day if we are unable to comply and earn enough to cover our hardware, it is the end of ToastyNetworks.
- Discussion of Ideas: We would love for you guys to discuss ideas with the Toasty Community, as well as discussing this with our staff team. This can be done in-game, Discord or Forums.
- Donate: You can also help us by donating to the server! This includes buying our existing perks 🙂 If you already have a lot of perks on our servers and simply want to help out, we have now created an option to allow you to do just that! This includes using preset broadcasts across the network or designing your own! You can check out the options we have here.
The existing store will continue to stay open and perks will continue to be sold until we have changed our store to become EULA compliant. As mentioned above, this information will be released once we have a confirmed date of becoming compliant.
We hope to have informed you all enough and are looking forward hearing your suggestions and feedback down below. All inputs are welcomed!
Toasty Administration Team
EULA Link: https://account.mojang.com/terms#commercial
Another link: https://help.mojang.com/customer/portal/articles/1590522