Moderators and Admins, Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider this appeal. I am writing this appeal because I feel that I have been wrongly punished by a grey area in the common law. The reason I was banned was for macroing, which I will admit is true in order to try and raise my repair skill beyond the atrociously long 50 level spread to repairing stone. However, in no way does macroing violate the clause in the common law, "Citizens must not seek to exploit game bugs, lag, redstone circuits, mob spawners or client/server modifications in any way that gives them or someone else an unfair advantage." My reasons are as follows: 1) Macroing is not an exploit of any game bugs, lag, redstone circuits, or mob spawners, and is not a client/server modification. The macro was created using my own in-game input, and involved no redstone circuits, mob spawners, or anything exploitative of the game or server. Say what you will about my methodology, but I destroyed my weapon with the same key inputs others would in game, and repaired it all the same. It is also not on the same level as "cobblestone generators" as mentioned in the common law. Whereas those create resources, nothing about my methodology differed from what someone would do in game to level repair. 2) Leveling repair in this way does not give me an unfair advantage. If anything, I was going to use the skill to benefit others by offering my services, but that is not really what is of concern here. Any advantage I gain is firstly, passive (as in not pvp related), and secondly, is arguably fairly earned through the time I needed to give up playing to level the skill, not to mention the hours of bug testing and just watching it flub up due to server lag or bad coding. For at least 90% of the time, I was monitoring my macro, which firstly means I can't do something else in the server, and secondly, can't even use my computer! Sloppy coding is by no means an excuse, but I just want to say that my actions were a clear investment on my part, and don't demonstrate any attempt to be lazy or exploitative. Rather, like anyone who finds a good way of doing something, I was being efficient with the limited time and attention span I have to leveling an arguably impossible skill (but that's another story). I am truly sorry that Roopot, and any other admins involved, felt that it was a violation of the common law, but as I stated, macroing does not violate the common law, at least as written. I do, however, acknowledge the counter arguments, which I will answer in advance: Perhaps macroing to level repair is similar enough to someone farming spawners that it constitutes as an exploit? Unlike leveling your swordsmanship, which offers pvp advantages as well as enchanting experience, repair can only be leveled in one way and to one end... breaking tools so that you can restore them. Farming a spawner is to me at least, clearly immoral and is an in-game shortcut to someone else's hard work legitimately finding and killings mobs. However, to level repair, there is no shortcuts, tools must be broken through overuse and the appropriate materials used to repair it. If it is expected that all tools used for repair be broken down through legitimate use for farming materials, then mcmmo should not allow experience to be gained by any other means. It is the same as if someone was cutting down trees in a tree farm vs the wild. I simply narrowed down how the game handles experience and resource collection, and dedicated my time to the task. Leaving something to grow while you are away doing something else? Sounds a lot like what I tried to do. In no way did my actions find any in-game shortcut that violates the common law, specifically because no time was circumvented or materials shorted. Everything that was saved resides in the cartilage of my fingers, the cornea of my eye, and the neurons in my head, and as such, I do not feel it necessary to punish someone for conserving their health or sanity. Lastly, some food for thought. My character doesn't exist without me around? Is he not allowed to level up his repair in his free time? So what if he needs a little direction? I will, however, apologize for my actions as it was no intent of mine to give myself any perceivable advantage or to knowingly break any server rules. I also apologize with the promise of never macroing again on the server. I can't say it was wrong to try and find a better way of doing something, but it is wrong to continuing doing something if at least one other person feels that it is unjust. It also helps that the people with the concern are also in charge, and I respect your wishes.