Minecraft Name: IridescentMoon
Hello! Supposedly, I got banned for using an autoclicker and not responding back to a staff member when they messaged me, so I’ll clear things up here along with providing a bit of proof that I am not using an autoclicker.
So, I’ll start with reiterating the situation (or at least how I understand it). I was grinding axes in a zombified piglin farm during a zoom class. I stacked my windows such that half of the mc window was visible with the piglins so I knew when to click. Occasionally, I went back to chat a bit and check in to make sure there weren’t any magma cubes that got into the place where I stood. At some point, a staff checked in and sent me a few messages (which I missed and did not respond to), and then issued a ban. I was in the middle of class working on a question, so I did not get to respond until a few minutes later.
That recaps the time of events, and now I will present my case. I’ve been sent a GIF as the evidence against me, and I’ve linked it below.
(I don’t bother to eat anymore while farming as regen should cancel out hunger damage. That’s kind of just a lazy thing I do at this point.)
(The important takeaway form this is that there wasn’t any clicking when there wasn’t a pigman. Keep note of that while reading the rest of this post. Also, the baby pigman aren’t able to be hit when they’re jumping around or at the bottom. Well, maybe not at the bottom, but it’s just too hard to time it right to hit them while they’re jumping.)
I’m sure my word by itself likely isn’t enough, so I’ll discuss the behaviors of autoclickers and other possible macros that I’m aware of as well.
Case #1: Autoclickers
For those who don’t know, an autoclicker simulates clicking a key. Depending on the autoclicker, it can be configured to hit on specific intervals. From the autoclickers I’ve seen others use in the past, generally I note that it will always hit that key, regardless of what Minecraft is doing. The autoclicker that would make the most sense in this scenario is one that left clicks. However, as seen in the video, I would have been standing within the breaking range of the purpur block behind the piglin. If I were using an autoclicker, there would be attempts to start breaking the purpur, although the attempts would not finish as autoclickers send one click through and don’t hold it down.
Case #2: “F11”
There’s also a few bugs that can be used to make Minecraft think that you are holding down a key when you’re really not. One of the most notable uses the F11 key. I’ve been using a Macbook for the past few months, so I don’t have any way of using that. However, that still brings up the question of what if a key was simply held down, whether by using a Minecraft bug or program. I would take a guess that would either hit a piglin once and stop doing anything, or alternatively, hit the piglin and then break any blocks when there isn’t a piglin to hit. Neither of those behaviors were demonstrated by me, so that cannot be the case either.
In addition to this, there is the issue of the window focusing and coming over my zoom window that should be addressed. To sum it up quickly, I’ve done a few shenanigans on the Macbook to allow my mouse3/mouse4 key (those are the side keys that certain mice have) to send an input without focusing the window. This shouldn’t be considered macroing or autoclicking, as each click that Minecraft receives still corresponding to a physical click on my mouse, just on a different key.
Assume that any other mod features not listed above are forbidden, though if you are ever unsure, feel free to ask a staff member. Note that mods also include anything that interacts with the minecraft client for you (i.e. autoclickers, placing a brick on your keyboard and AFKing).
(I have also been messaging the staff member through discord, and I was originally under the impression that there was constant clicking, which I attributed to the Macbook’s downtime function. The downtime was on for a part of the minute while I went to get more time. I thought that would act like a F11 or tab out and continue the clicking. However, upon seeing the GIF a bit later, I realized this was not the case and that may be disregarded.)
I hope that clears things up, as it should rule out the possibility of using an autoclicker or another program to hold down a key.
(It’s also worth noting that I’ve manually fished up to fishing 1000, which has anti-AFK features. I’m fairly sure I can survive a bit of axes if I am willing to tank through that much fishing. Many of my other maxed skills can’t be autoclicked either, such as mining or excavation.)