So, as some of you guys might've seen, around a month ago it feels like I made a thread about possible player spoofing on NemeGaming. I said I could be incorrect, and that something could just be off. On the thread, Gaurav responded clearing the air. Spoiler: What I posted Alright guys, so lately I've been incredibly proud of Neme's recent growth. At the peak everyday there's over 600 players; which is awesome! However- when I logged in today I decided to add up all of the current online players. Currently, there is 591 players online. OP-Facs: 49 Practive: 0 Creative: 20 OP-Prison: 53 Survival: 145 Skyblock: 160 DrugWars: 29 PvP MiniGames: 25 Kits: 14 Lobby1: 7 Lobby2: 8 Lobby3: 2 Which in total is just 483 players. So, there's just 108 missing players? Are there 108 players just on some hidden server? Hidden lobbies? Who knows. According to my math, it would mean that to every 9 players online, there's 2 "spoofed" players. I certainly still think Neme has grown, and that's great! However, it disappoints me that there happens to be player spoofs. I could be missing a server or something, so please prove me wrong if I am, but this just looks sad. Spoiler: Gaurav's Response Yesterday, the Mojang session server outage caused some internal issues with one of our plugins (redisbungee); anyone who's run a network before can vouch that this plugin causes countless issues with playercounts. We rebooted our proxies last night to fix these issues, and they should be resolved now. While Faris and others are right, most networks of our size do spoof players, we've always been vehemently opposed to it. Player spoofing causes a lot of damage to server communities and creates false expectations for players, and really fucks up the trust between players and staff. We used to do it (over a year ago), but have since realized the above and stopped doing it. Right now, /glist is showing 300 players online, and I just went around and added up all the playercounts and got 292 -- which can be chalked up to people logging out/switching servers, small math errors that I cba to check for, etc. Today I was feeling curious, and decided to see if I'd have the same results. Total online (as said on server list): 448, which is awesome! However, if you go left to right based on the "mob layout" in the hub you get this. OP-Factions: 22 PracticePvP: 2 Creative: 17 OP-Prison: 25 Survival: 92 Skyblock: 120 DrugWars: 22 MiniGames: 20 Kit-PvP: 18 Lobby 1: 7 (including myself) Lobby 2: 9 (not including myself) Lobby 3: 0 (not including myself) Which in total is only 354 players. The last time I did this thread, there was 79 "spoofed players". This time around, there's 94. Once again, correct me if my math is wrong, but something is very fishy.