I feel that I was wrongly punished for no such crime I committed except break 3-7 torches which was by a somewhat damaged mouse. I first saw USMC’s tunnel while caving nearby and promptly came to investigate because there was cobblestone littering the ground and I saw that it was new. I ran down the tunnel and heard noises of a considerable amount of mobs above me and I dug up. I did this because I was still unaware of anyone’s presence in the area and 2 blocks to pillar up is honestly nothing at all. From there I continued exploring the cave and I was then blown up. Point blank range from a creeper wearing only Diamond prot4 boots and attempting to block with a pickaxe! After that incidence I attempted to run back to where I had died, USMC spotted me as I was somewhere close to the end where she was still digging. Being in my backup armour I believe she suspected me to be deliberately trying to annoy her but I plead that I was not. Infact, she had already discovered the missing torches I had failed to replace because I was too interested in the cave and the chance to explore (just check how much I did on the expansion day) and the 2 blocks of cobble stone that she started calling that I was griefing her ‘tunnel’ that was infact a mineshaft. From there I scampered backwards and forwards in an attempt to find my ‘ladder’ up. I was able to quickly realise that the cobblestone had been removed by USMC and that I had overshot the area. I managed to dig a few blocks from the side of the wall in order to allow myself to once again pillar back up to the place of my demise. She once again claimed that I was griefing the tunnel by replacing the blocks but I urge you to realise that I had limited time because USMC had loaded the chunks the whole time and the precious 5 Minutes were ticking. I did not stop to try to explain to her that I was in a rush as it takes a good amount of time to type a reply. Meanwhile in chat USMC was getting heated towards me and almost threatening that it would be taken to mods and so it was when Rhalyon connected to the server to greylist a new applicant. From their, I predict she had a private conversation with him about what had happened as I managed to collect my previous life’s remains. The situation had died down and I decided that I won’t explain why I did it which was probably a mistake. People were under the illusion that I was following USMC around and intentionally trying to harass her which I stress is not the case at all! If she believes that by me digging near her is an offense to cry foul out I would laugh. I made a substantial profit by crossing into that cave that I died from and if she also believes that I stole possible resources from her I can split the end result but I was only really after coal and some diamond ore for decoration on a project of mine. I had honest intentions and I was unaware that she was infact in the area at the time until I came across her precious tunnel.
If the history of the last ban has played a part in this ban I would fail to be suprised. I have on multiple occasions had people in an area where I am digging and I have not reported it to anyone because they also had honest intentions about the ‘miner’. I therefore conclude that what happened was not out of order but prehaps more within lines of how the game is intended to be played! This server means a lot to me and from my point of view to be banned like this is so wrong that hits harder than others. With many friends and a large build being planned this winter, I would hate to miss out because of a simple meeting of paths underground. This is why I am bringing this appeal to the forums.