In recent times, Minehut has been on a downward trend in terms of player experience. One of the main issues is the censorship on the networks hub and in player to player messages. Words such as "fake", AFK", and "1984" are blocked, which many players, including me, feel is unnecessary. It is worth noting that in order to join Minehut, players must be at least 13 years old, so the heavy-handed censorship feels out of place and unnecessary. A suggested solution to this issue would be to include a toggle for censorship, so players can choose whether or not to have it enabled.
Another issue is the lack of community on Minehut. The network used to have a strong sense of community, but now it feels like an endless pit of advertisements and low-quality servers. This is partly due to the new "Server Template" feature, which has resulted in many servers on minehut being the same gamemode. Having pre-made server templates available can also encourages users to not make their own server, but instead, use one of minehuts own pre-made servers therefore killing any creativity that used to be put into servers.
The user experience on Minehut has also been poor, with players being forced to go through a halfway server before joining the server they actually want to join, solely for the purpose of displaying advertisements.
The Minehut panel, which is used to manage servers, has also been a source of frustration for players. It is difficult to navigate, glitchy, not customizable, and not something that server owners want to use. In comparison to what the panel used to be, it has fallen well short of expectations.
In conclusion, Minehut has seen a decline in player experience in recent times, with issues such as heavy-handed censorship across the network hub and messages, lack of community, poor user experience and a subpar panel.