We present you...the kingdom of Galekin, arguably one of the most impressive kingdoms to surface from the creative depths of Minecraft to date. The mastermind behind this creation, Linard, incorporates a sprawling series of settlements, with multiple cities.
You've gotta love how instead of building a kingdom inspired off a show or book or something, he actually came up with the names and designs all on his own.
It's storytime folks, and before we carry on, go ahead and brace yourself for some seriously twisted sh*t...cause we're diving deep down the rabbit's hole. People, reasonable and crazy people, are at war right now guys, and it all centers on one of Minecraft's oldest servers, 2b2t.
It might be more accurate to say that 2b2t is just one of those servers that's managed to go the longest without a 'reset.' 2b2t is all at once a bleak wasteland and a homage to a time long since passed. It's a strangely pleasant sight to behold.
Not only is 2b2t devoid of moderators altogether, but we're looking at land ungoverned by law; and the moderator Hausmaster takes the total hands-off approach. So, uh, yeah.
Etiquette goes so far as if you can build the thing, it's yours, and if you come across someone, you can kill 'em. The builds are a trip too, and include things like swastikas, burning crosses...and there's even a village called Hitlerville (see below).
The chat within 2b2t itself contains a strange mixture of edgelordiness, brutal banter, and occasionally not entirely savage conversation. Though take note, the locals in 2b2t relish the opportunity to prey upon 'rushers' (visitors/tourists) by sending them out to secluded locations where they'll starve to death...or worse.
The server kicked along swimmingly until a YouTuber - TheCampingRusher - gained knowledge of the 'monstrosity' and uploaded his experience navigating the ins and outs of the server:
The video racked up over 2 million views in an alarmingly rapid period of time, and 2b2t struggled under the newfound rush of visitors -- the server seemed poised to give out. The locals were livid. They started setting death traps for the newcomers:
Eventually after much struggle a queue was set up to put some sort of constraint on the constant flood of visitors. The queue gave priority admission to the 'veterans/locals' and the newcomers could cough over a $20/monthly fee for the same treatment.
The locals continue to fight the dawn of a new era though, and they have implemented tactics like placing genitalia and loli paintings, around spawn points to get the videos from rushers exposing the server taken down from YouTube.
Sure, 2b2t is in the throes of a war right now, but when things settle they might yet find they've reignited a love for Minecraft...right?
Watchdog is a system which, according to Hypixel, "...detects a user cheating, [and] adds them to a queue known as a Banwave. Banwaves happen manually by us - and we ban multiple users at a time. The reason why we do this - is so that the hackers will find it harder to know which particular hack they were caught for. Things which alter how you sprint, jump, etc are all being detected as cheats by Watchdog, because they are altering how you send data to the server." Watchdog has already been out for a while, but so far, it doesn't give permanent bans. Be warned though, if you don't get perma-banned, the system also wipes all of your stats, so if you worked hard to get your epic Skywars KDR, you better not hack, or you'll be pushed back to 'Noob' territory. Full information about this awesome anti-cheat system is in the Via link. Personally, I think every server should have this system.