Dream is a very popular YouTuber and Minecraft speedrunner. After a year-long break in 2020, which saw the number of subscribers grow by 12 million between January and November, it now has close to 23 million subscribers in YouTube and 1.5 million followers a Twitter. However, he ran into some problems in late 2020, after some viewers began to suspect that he was somehow cheating on his recording speeds.
The legitimacy of the races was questioned due to the unusually high drop rates of two key elements in the Dream streams, ender pearls and fiery rods, with which speedrunners rely to get to the end of the game as quickly as possible. possible. Here we have a good explainer, but the short version is that Dream seemed to be very lucky preternataturally in acquiring them. Therefore, the moderators of speedrun.com analyzed six of Dream's Speedrun streams and found that the odds of getting these drops were "unfathomably small" 1 in 177 billion. Yes, a billion.
This doesn't completely remove the fate of Dream from the realm of possibility, but it was good enough for the moderation team, who concluded that the events of their races "cannot be modeled on any distribution." of conventional and sensible probability ".
“There are no circumstances in a natural environment in which exchanges and firefights can be dependent or biased to a remarkable degree, let alone a degree strong enough to produce this result,” the moderators wrote in their detail final analysis. "There is no way to accidentally manipulate these values during an RSG speed, nor is there any conventional way to do it intentionally by conventional methods alone. The only sensible conclusion that can be drawn after this analysis is that the Dream game was modified in order to manipulate the fall rates of the swap and the cane ".
As a result of the findings, the Dream speedrun was disallowed and the registry was removed. This resulted in back and forth: Dream denied the allegations of deception, the moderation team refused to examine the files Dream claimed to have used during the races, allegations of bad math were made and there there was a great deal of social media meat among the supporters of both. sides, because of course there were. At the end of the year, Dream said the decision was "respectable, "although he clearly still did not agree and apologized for his initial reaction.
Still, this is not at all the @ karljobstgaming video, we talked in private and he is a friend. His video was informative and well crafted (even if I respectfully disagree with some things)December 31, 2020
This seemed to be the end until last weekend, when Dream tweeted "About speedrunning" with a link to Pastebin publication. Deleted tweet after posting "due to reports"From other users, but the post itself has been restored. In it, Dream acknowledged that they had in fact been using modifications that adjusted the rates of decline, although they insisted that it was unintentional. .
Dream explained that in the "challenge videos" made before the Minecraft 1.16 update, it increased enderman playback rates and pearl drop rates, so they didn't have to waste a lot of time looking pearls and fire sticks. The 1.16 update made the process more complicated, so a server-side plugin was created to slightly increase the rates. Dream had considered it to be a problem, but "removed" it because it was completely off the server and therefore should not have any impact on the client, and was "99% sure" that the modification did not work anyway. . The records also indicated this API Fabric it was loaded and nothing else, although it eventually turned out to be inaccurate. It turns out that so were other assumptions about the impact of the change.
“I spoke with the developer and ended up learning that when I was working on things about modification, I had added the same improvements from our challenge servers to client-side modification so that they would work in a single video player like video. shock or other "single player" mod videos, "Dream explained.
"This only happened in an early version of the mod and was removed because the developer realized that this type of video can only be done on a server hosted on a PC. This included a couple of other things. which were not mentioned at all during the controversy Ender's eyes had little chance of breaking when they were thrown, and Enderman dropped the pearls at a much higher percentage (I don't think I killed many endermans, so that this was not noticed, similar to the eyes). "
After the discovery, which Dream estimated to have happened "a couple of months ago," he withdrew his response video, but did not comment further on the matter for fear of reactivating the drama.
"I thought I was out of the way and it would be a story I would tell in a few years when no one really cared. I told a couple of people and I felt that the community had experienced enough drama and not it made sense, "he wrote. "I didn't want to be the center of controversy a hundred times. It was shit and an unfortunate situation where I felt like I couldn't defend myself in good faith without feeling bad, but I had no intention of cheating either."
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Karl Jobst's December 2020 analysis on the Dream speedrunning controversy
That mindset apparently changed last week, however, when the older Dream speeds were also removed. This is a fairly standard procedure when a speedrunner is tricked and Dream said it was a fair play, all things considered, and asked his followers not to direct any hatred towards the moderators of speedrun.com. But it also prompted him to make his statement more public.
"I'm not sure what to expect from all this, but I felt like I had a huge weight on my shoulder and I want to take it off," he wrote. "I think the whole situation was extremely crappy in general for everyone involved and I wish I could go back and do things differently as it was one of the worst weeks of my life and I still impacted every day.
"I'm sorry for anyone who has disappointed or disappointed. I always strive to be the best person I can be and that the whole debacle is not the best I can be or anywhere. I hope this leads to a closure to everyone who needs it, and I look forward to moving forward with positive vibes as if I’ve been doing my best to promote everything I can. ”
The controversy doesn’t seem to have affected Dream’s popularity – its most recent video, released a month ago, currently has more than 40 million views. Apparently, he has also fixed things with Geosquare, one of the moderators of speedrun.com behind the initial investigation, which is always nice to see.
sleep and I'm fine againglad today we're seeing some closure :,)May 30, 2021