A Wake Up Call
Yesterday Kaalus reported that build 1.27 of Survivalcraft for the iOS App Store was rejected, not for any technical issue, BUT because of the inappropriate worlds located in the Community Center.
World’s that are very sexual in nature to start with. Which include Torture Porn worlds ala Fifty Shades of Grey. Even one world presented and talking about rape. Really?! This is a KIDS game smh. Going through the community center sorted on Top Ranked, we get worlds as following that are inappropriate and should be removed immediately and reported
- Love World 1
- Love Story Part 3
- Young Love 2
- Tattered Love Quest
- Cupids Love 3
- Love Story
- True Love Quest 3
- Tattered Love Quest 3
- Love and Cry
- Dating Sims
(Sad to say their really is a FiftyShadesofGrey world in the community center… with nearly 10 thousand downloads and 4.5/5 stars)
Not only are their worlds that are highly sexual in nature, but worlds that sometimes are only spammed for attention and useless. World’s that always have rate 5 stars and the latter that link to YouTube videos for other content that has nothing to do with the subject matter. Like real working teleporting device, working refrigerators etc. People their are no working refrigerators or need for one in Survivalcraft and sorry but teleporting isnt in this game. Regarding the spam of 5 stars, sometimes if the world is good, it surely deserves 5 stars, but for worlds with sexual suggestions and worlds with useless things that provide no fun or integrity to the community center system, they do not deserve 5 stars.
Might as well bring in RPG worlds that also constantly pollute the community center. While I’m all in for multiplayer worlds and RPG’s, in regards to their being no search bar in the community center, they pollute the community center and disallow the findings of other worlds. And of course some of these worlds being not appropriate and containing sexual themes in a kids game might as well repeat what this game is.
(Please report worlds like posted as above.)
*Note: This is an example of worlds that have polluted the community center and should not be advisable to download, only to report the content which sadly only works when downloading a world which contributes to their downloads and star ratings.
ETC! and the list goes on and on with sick worlds like the one above. Being a fan of building blocks worlds, this problem apply to other popular building block games like Block Earth, Eden World Builder etc. Is it surprising, no. Once a game get’s more popular like Survivalcraft is, this usually tends to happen which unfortunately brings the spammers of inappropriate content.
As I commented in the post of “iOS Rejected”. Only members of the official Survivalcraft forum should only be allowed to post or publish a world, texture pack, skins etc. Allowing this no anonymous users will be allowed to publish, which while unfortunate, will disallow the anonymous publication of inappropriate worlds and content.
A log in to your Forum account will be presented and available when one wants to upload any content. This will allow not only seeing who publishes what world, but disallow the spamming of the community center. Furthermore if anyone even tries to create an account to publish filth, the user would be automatically banned. This would also allow moderators to be present in moderating the worlds and community center for anything suspicious. Moderators, of course, being members of the forum.
Something Kaalus should immediately implement is the availability of reporting a world WITHOUT downloading it, which will decrease the worlds downloaded ranking.
Helping this cause even more, a search bar should also be implemented allowing users to search for what they want to find since in it’s current form, the community center can not be searched for and one must literally continue and continue through filth and treachery to find any good worlds in the community center. Categories/genre’s can also be added allowing it to be more tidy and organized. Like having the following options as examples of categories that could be present:
- Adventure Worlds
- RPG worlds
Unfortunately, currently none of this is available so right now what any humble person can do is report report and REPORT these worlds. Just because Apple declined it, does not mean that other platforms wont do the same. Not only was this a travesty for the majority, as the saying goes. The few ruin it for the majority, but it was also a wake up call.
As Kaalus has suggested. I am all in for the disablement of the Community Center in it’s current presence not only in iOS (but as of right now, in order to pass Apple’s reviewing process then yes, only iOS should have the community center removed) but in all platforms until this issue could be mostly solved. I love the Community center, a place to find excellent worlds. But not in it’s current state. We will still have access to Dropbox links thankfully.
Another option is only disabling the option of uploading worlds and still allowing the option to upload skins and texture packs, although I’ve seen some not appropriate skins reagrding nudity, not that that is bad, but guess what, not in a kid’s game* From fellow WordPress member Chris Drake (Drake 512). A much better option than disabling the entire community center content which will also disable texture packs and skins.