This one is a bit … out there. In 2012 a seemingly official Taiwan Minecraft website and server cluster was set up in that country. It charged for access, ran microtransactions and generally operated how you would expect the East Asian port of an online title to go down. The only issue was it wasn’t official. In fact it was a cracked server, overcharging customers for ludicrous profit in the six-figures USD. When they were found out by players within the country, Taiwan Minecraft attempted to sue them for defamation.
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Those players made it to an unofficial help channel on IRC in 2014 and explained the troubles they were having, including problems contacting Mojang. The operator there, tyteen4a03 of Hong Kong, began to investigate and wrote up a report for Mojang, who they had some personal contact with. Two years later, tyteen has revealed all on Reddit in the wake of the server being shutdown by law enforcement.