The Minecraft Server That Doesn’t Care About Anything

Posted: Oct 27 2016, 5:38am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 

The Minecraft Server That Doesn’t Care About Anything
 

You know all that stuff you get taught about team play, being nice to each other, and having fun rather than always trying to win? Well, prepare to forget all of it. You might play Minecraft as a model citizen should: playing online with your friends and working together to build amazing online worlds – but when there is light, there is also darkness. In this case, darkness is personified in Minecraft by the 2b2t server.

The general course of action for fans who wish to enhance their Minecraft experience, is to either join a current game server or even go about starting their own. Next, you’d be expected to be convivial and not to cause any trouble with regards to your actions (this includes what you say to other players), otherwise you’ll likely find yourself reported and banned. This isn’t the case with 2b2t though. Self-described as an "anarchy server," the bad boy of servers actively promotes trolling, antisocial behavior, and overall villainy. This is the kid your mother warned you about playing with.

Sure, there are some darker moments in Minecraft’s general play (okay, dark for a game aimed at kids), such as the Survival mode, where you and other players band together to fight off zombies and collect provisions. It’s a nice bonding and team-building exercise that promotes comradery and unity. In 2b2t, however, this is a dog eat dog world. Not only would a player not assist you in battling the undead, but they’d probably be on Team Zombie and let you be slain, then steal your possessions for good measure. Villains the likes of Voldemort, Loki, and The Joker would probably be appalled at what they see in 2b2t.

Since 2010, players have fended for themselves, buried supplies, stocked up on their arsenal, and generally been untrusting of any stranger who wanders near them. However, a war of sorts has been occurring for some time; a war of veterans who like the way things used to be, against the 'n00bs' (also called 'Rushers') who have only recently found the server and are determined to prove their worth. To this end, veterans will place traps at spawn points – so any newbie gearing up for a fight will be greeted by either instant death, or a hell of a time getting out of the snares.

Fittingly, the wait to join the server is equally torturous. Reports of four hours and constant tries to enter are common, and some unfortunate players find themselves in limbo-esque rooms, whereby the only way to escape is to log out of the server and join the queue all over again. Like you’ve guessed by now, nothing is fair in 2b2t.

Its creator, who goes by the name of Hausemaster, has even spoken of why the 2b2t server was made, and whether the influx of media attention and new players has been a negative impact. "I wanted to see what destruction would be made, but also whether there would be connections between players in such a chaotic, rule-free environment," states Hausemaster. "2b2t is definitely not ruined—in my opinion it's how it should be: absolutely chaotic."

If all this has piqued your interest, then by all means, see if 2b2t is your type of thing. But if not, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Simply return to a lighter and brighter version of Minecraft and move on as best you can.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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