Does it bother you when a server with absolutely nothing unique about it, ripping off spawns from popular servers, etc. become popular themselves? I know of one server (not going to name it) that gets at least $20 in donations per day yet offers nothing unique, ripped off SaicoPVP's spawn, charges $100 for ranks, pay to win crap. Not to mention the staff stalks everybody in vanish mode, doesn't help out people at all yet harasses them when people share Skype usernames in PMs because "they could be doing it to advertise other servers"
Just doesn't make sense how that server became popular. They don't even have any special events. The owner is just a kid. Got lucky. I'm sure he spends it all on himself, because I haven't seen any server improvements since I came across the server in January. Even found his account on Spigot. Too cheap to even pay for a custom plugin somebody offered to make for $5.
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Honestly i have not seen this happen i dont really play on smaller servers so i cant really see them grow
OP: well yes this really does bother me because the bigger servers with the least innovation get all the attention but the smaller servers dont i honestly dont like that now dont get me wrong servers like hypixel and thehive(not posting ips cant advertise) they innovate and its not p2w they adhere to the eula buttt thats most likely because they dont have p2w servers like kitpvp or factions which mostly are p2w. Honestly theres nothing you can really do except not play on the server unless the server owner/ops are forcing donations or doing something illegal
Tangent over: tldr i dont like cliche servers getting good attention and the good ones not period