Nobody's forcing you to play them. And Ace of Spades is a fantastic minecraft knockoff since we're talking about it.
Ace of spades isn't exactly a minecraft knockoff. Just because you can destory and place blocks doesn't mean it's a minecraft knockoff. Are all shooters knockoffs of Wolfenstein 3d just because they're of the same archtype?
I pretty much stopped playing after goonhaven got shut down though. What servers do you go on?
I used to play on Goon Haven a lot before it got shut down. Now the Minit server guys have one called Minit US - Assault, which has the same overlords moderators from GH and the same, rectangular, Goon Assault map. It's basically for the players who always played on the original Goon Haven. Imo, it's running pretty well, and there's not a lot of griefers since you can't break things until you get some kills first. Otherwise, I go on Sham's or any arena server.
I've heard of minit assault but I haven't gone on it yet. Is a girl one of the mods? He was a pretty cool guy. I like one of the sham's servers, but I can't remember what it's called. Rescue shams pony I think.