Ok, before you start dissing me on this, let me just say a few things:
1. Just because RTB's service was shutdown, it does NOT mean the game is ruined. You can still get addons off of mirrors, and some addons even have a new IRC/addons manager. You can even still use the old RTB client for managing your addons as well, just not downloading them.
2. Badspot is not saying the community is the problem. He is saying that it is a specific age group, and he can not control all of them. They host their own servers, with their own rules. Don't get mad if one of them happens to ban you for acting annoying to them or others, or you don't read their rules.
3. When you think of the community, you're probably thinking of the forums. Let me just say, that you're probably browsing the Off-Topic section and just saying that's not normal. Please note, you are looking in the OFF-TOPIC section. Most Blockland related things are in the Blockland, Files, and Modification Help sections.
Alright, now to the review.
This game is a load of fun, mainly because you can honestly do whatever you want. You can build a house, make a sprite from a game in blocks, have a deathmatch with some friends, it's almost ALL customizable.
There's also addons you can download to add new blocks, events, weapons, tools, and other things to the game. A example of a new way to play is Unlimited Mining, which is exactly what it says on the tin: Mining that can stretch forever. It may seem boring, but it's not just the same ores. The deeper you dig, the closer you get to the Core, which has more valuable and radiated ores. and then, there's the secret area above grounds, that's very difficult to find...
The multiplayer's fun as well, you just need to be careful on what servers you go on, and read their rules carefully. Some people don't seem to get this, and end up joining random servers, get banned, and get all flustered wondering what they did wrong. People have their own rules, and others might not want you on your server.
And finally, there's the downtime. Normally, this isn't our fault. It's a problem with a few other people, like BDX, or Man of Reason, DDoSing the server when they feel like it, causing the master server and forums to go down. The master server is how you are able to see the server list. If that's down, you probably won't be able to join any servers.
Even though this game may seem off due to bad reviews, this game is what helped me finally play with others and have some fun. It was fun in 2008, and it's fun now. Try buying it while it's on sale, when it ever does, so you can spend less to try it. Even better, you can download the demo here: http://blockland.us/Download.html
You'll have to buy the game in order to play past the block limit, but trust me, it's much better when you're not limited.