Popped onto pixelmon to find that nearly every major server sells "keys" to loot boxes and have a few different gambling mechanics in place but the standard of price of keys seems to range from 5-50$ for shiny legendary pixelmon
I could see the ranks with /fly and /enderchest to purchase, one server had a maximum rank you could purchase of 1500GBP which essentially made you an admin on the server.
you do know mystery boxes in hypixel right? there are also treasure crates or whatever in mineplex.
its not just pixelmon, and it also isnt gambling.
"take risky action in the hope of a desired result." is the definition of gambling, and you arent taking a risky action, you are paying to get 1 of various itens of value equal or higher than the money you put into it in the first place.
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what is happening?
what what what
it seems like Sarium, the God of Chaos returned....
You sound like the lootbox woman from EA, it's gambling for kids. If you buy something, and you don't know what you're getting then that's a gamble, your reasoning only works in Bizarro world where lootboxes all have the exact same item in them, thereby removing the gamble you will get something unwanted or a duplicate.
That was over two years ago; the official site indicates that it hasn't been updated since then and the download link is broken, so anybody distributing it (including any "remakes") has to be illegally distributing it (doubly so; against both Nintendo and the mod creators themselves; I presume people get it from sites like the ones listed here. There's also a site offering "Pixelmon Reforged", which sounds a lot like a copy of the original mod).
Of course, even the most popular mod of all time, Optifine, is technically violating the EULA by offering capes, which aren't allowed under any terms, even for free (much less "donations"; the EULA also says you can't make any money off of mods), so they aren't exactly strict in enforcing the EULA (but that doesn't mean you can get away with it; Mojang probably relies on reports to find offenders so if nobody ever reports them they will never be caught).