Some of you might think I’m talking about how Gold players can change their skin to match the foliage of the map in order to blend in better and have perfect camoflage, or that Gold players have access to useful cosmetics or whatever. But in reality it only gives a tiny advantage when actually playing the game.
THIS IS WHERE IT IS ACTUALLY PAY-TO-WIN
Gold players have access to about 5 characters on their account. Each of these characters have seperate inventories and skills. Which means that, when playing on a server, whatever loot Gold players find they can store all of it on their alt-characters. And these alt-characters are completely untouchable, when you log out with them, they don’t leave their bodies sleeping on the ground, so the loot within them is completely safe. Meaning that Gold players have a massive impenetrable vault that they can store literally all of their loot on, outfit their alt-characters with the best gear and alice packs for storage space, keep all of their precious guns and dozens of explosives safe, and absolutely never have to worry about losing any of it. And when they need any of the gear they have stored, they can simply log in with those alt-characters and use whatever they need, again, with no risk of losing any of it.
This might not be all that terrible on Rocket servers that have these vaults anyways, but on PVP vanilla survival this is absolutely TERRIBLE. What ends up happening is each group will have at least one Gold member, they all build these massive bases, and when you finally decide to raid them by using up a lot of your equipment, you get absolutely NOTHING from raiding them. Because all of their loot is on their alt-characters which are untouchable. There’s just no point in raiding anybody on vanilla, because everybody keeps their loot tucked and safe. And then they can very easily retaliate by raiding you in return, considering they didn’t lose any of THEIR own equipment.
And thing is, there’s no point in having these alt-characters anyways! Nelson, I assume, probably added these for RP reasons, so that you could use different characters for different purposes, but as far as I know, nobody does that, and instead use these accounts to store all their loot safely. It’s like having a Vaults plugin on a vanilla server, which completely defeats the purpose of it being vanilla.
TL;DR - this is so sad, Alexa, play Despacito