“There are no rules”: Minecraft’s ‘salty old timer’ Reminds Fans of Exactly What the Game is About as Some Have Forgotten Over the Years

Drama? In the Minecraft community? It's more likely than you think.

“There are no rules”: Minecraft’s ‘salty old timer’ Reminds Fans of Exactly What the Game is About as Some Have Forgotten Over the Years

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  • A recent Reddit post questions what people consider 'cheating' in Minecraft.
  • The community stood against establishing norms, and players advocate for creative freedom and individual playstyles.
  • While cheating is frowned upon in competitive settings, players assert that in Minecraft, it's all about personal enjoyment and expression.
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Minecraft, one of the most popular games ever, has a relatively chill community, which is only natural considering the nature of the game—or so it was assumed, until a recent Reddit post came up, complaining about the tryhard nature of some players.

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The post has also made some interesting points about ‘cheating’ in video games, and whether it really matters sometimes.

One Minecraft Player is Tired of People Debating About Cheaters

Is there really a 'right' way to play Minecraft?
Is there really a ‘right’ way to play Minecraft?

A recent Reddit post has sparked a debate among Minecraft players. One user, calling themselves a “salty old timer,” took a stand against a recent trend on the subreddit where people flood it with questions about whether certain actions in the game constitute cheating.

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So what’s the point they’re making?

In Minecraft, there are no rules—unless you’re playing on a server or with friends and you’ve set pre-determined rules, or you’re speedrunning, it doesn’t matter. It’s a sandbox game, after all, where you’ve got the creative freedom to do anything you want.

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The original poster’s frustration struck a chord with a lot of people, as many players were tired of the subreddit being flooded with questions about whether someone was ‘cheating’ or not.

In the sea of responses, one opinion was loud and clear: there’s no cheating in this game. Instead of fretting over whether something is considered cheating, players felt, why not focus on building a castle or go on an adventure and find new lands?

Plus, there are more pressing issues in the community to discuss, such as the upcoming live-action movie for the game.

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The Community Says, Play How You Want to Play

Players are against dictating how other people should experience the game
Players are against dictating how other people should experience the game

The community rallied behind the idea that the game’s essence lies in its boundless possibilities and the sheer joy that comes from exploring and creating.

One commenter mentioned four points that another reply stated were the answer to 80% of the questions the subreddit got.

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Another player mentioned that they play with KeepInventory, a feature that allows your character to keep their inventory upon death. Some people frown upon this as they consider it cheating, but it’s in the game for a reason!

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One user shared their frustration at being criticized for suggesting a backup plan for a hardcore world.

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As the user aptly put it, “How other people play the game does not affect you personally in any way, not even in the slightest.

Other players agreed that the only time cheating would be a problem is if you’re competing with other players and it gives you an unfair advantage.

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Of course, if you’re playing with friends and you’re all on the same page, that’s completely fine.

Again, it all boils down to how you want to play, so long as it’s not ruining other people’s experiences.

What are your thoughts on the issue of cheating in Minecraft? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Vibha Hegde

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Vibha is an avid gamer that has been in the content writing space for over three years. With a Bachelors in Computer Applications, Vibha chooses to explore their passion for pop culture and gaming. When not hunkered over a controller trying to beat the Demon of Hatred in Sekiro, you can find Vibha relaxing to jazz during a digital painting session.