11:33 PM 3/27/2016
Follow up on the post: General Discussion, “Dr. Has Fallen”
After taking a shower and pulling myself together, I'm back to make a ban appeal -go figure. I was banned for X-Ray-ing, which is a true accusation, but not one without a reason; I've been making my own texture pack recently, and I figured out that I could make certain blocks invisible, which led to an interesting idea which went something like, "Hey, if I edit the block models to be translucent, then I can see though them, making it easy to find things such as strongholds & mineshafts." Now, I'm not saying that I was morally correct -and I apologize for being dissolute- but it gave me a challenge and I went ahead with editing the block model files. So of course, this led to thinking about what ores I could pick out in a cave and I got pretty excited. I was aware that X-Ray mods existed, and that hacked clients had them, but I had no idea how they worked. I figured if I made one that didn't need Forge, and didn't screw up your files, then I could go public with something like this, because this was only a texture pack and not a mod. While mining using my texture pack, I was not thinking about how many ores I could pick up or how rich I could be, but how proud I was for learning how to manipulate the texture packs JSon file. Not saying it's only the thought that counts, but I believe it definitely plays a significant role. After I got banned, I was wondering how you guys managed to find out that I was using a modified texture pack, seeing as how texture packs are an offline modification. I looked into it and found out that I was not the first one to have this idea, and not the first one to try and execute it. Made me feel sorta dumb. I have deleted the files and I don't think I will be touching that shit again. I am still proud that I learned to edit the files, but I do feel bad that I used them on the server and harmed other players. In retrospect, what I did was stupid, and probably could have been easily avoided by just being more aware of how what I did affected others. In short, I got carried away. I promise that I will not do this again, and if I am to leave, then please think of me not as a malicious hacker who wanted to be a bad-boy, or have the most diamonds on the server, but as a curious fool who learned something and fucked around with shit that got him in trouble.