Server shutdown

Thanks for playing everyone. At this time, the MC server is shut down. If you want to stay in touch with some of the old regulars, start playing at, which is Stradijeri’s server. More info below.

Server name: The Square Miner
Forum: SIGN UP!
Connect with:
Version: 1.4.7

Mission: Out of the ashes of ‘Minecraft Square’ arises ‘The Square Miner’! Our mission is to maintain the community of Minecraft Square, while reestablishing the glory of economy/community the server once had.

The catch: As I, stradijeri, cannot support the server on my own, the community must help fund this venture. We will try to raise a stack of money each month ($64). This will cover server costs, and whatever extra we raise will go to a cause of our choosing. The cause will be chosen by a vote before the donation round begins.

Changes: We will bring back events, the moderator roster (and protections by moderators), LWC (chest protections), and even the floating glass disc as spawn.

When will it be ready: A test server may already be running by the the time you read this. We are waiting for hiimjoeri to finish putting together a map, as well as some plugins to update to 1.4.7. We’re trying to get it going for this weekend (Jan 17th), but there is a lot to be ironed out still.

We hope to see you back!

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2013 update

β€œThe Red-Headed League

Oct. 9, 1890.”

In case you don’t get the reference, it’s from Sherlock Holmes – from “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.”Β  Read it.Β 

Anyhow, sorry guys but I’m shutting this minecraft server down.

It’s been a long few years and we’ve gone through ups and downs throughout which the entire time I’ve been working a fairly busy and stressful job, and have been finding less and less time to deal with software, hardware and peopleware.

This was a hobby for me, and to date I’ve spent something approaching $5,000 on running mc^2, and got exactly $0 back in return.Β  And, I regret nothing.

If you must know why, most of all, I blame Mojang- their server-side efforts leave much to be desired.Β  It’s incredibly stressful to define parameters of a server and try to stay current with it.Β  At this time, the Mojang default server package just isn’t adequate for forming a longstanding online community. And bukkit, the dominant modding technology out there has to seriously struggle to keep behind version updates. If Mojang could ensure that server updates wouldn’t affect server components, that’d be swell. But right now, that’s just not a possibility.

It’s been a fun run, and I appreciate everyone who’s ever played on this server, and thank the admins, moderators, and anyone remotely involved with the community. It’s been great.Β  More than anything, I want to thank the community for being somewhat patient with me throughout the years.

Ventrilo server will be shutting down on February 13, 2013. Not sure about other components just yet, but if you want to keep in touch with people, exchange contact information sooner than later.

My gratitude goes to ezdeezy, Valkyrio, Psychoromeo, Xonovia, sigi714 and his son bemue, spiffyandy, Bulbasaurus, jaymanz, JorryPotsie, Laveth, MilkMan159, rwallace95, Sam5max, sluck, spirosbert, theDominicYoung, timebirds, VanHades, VexenX and dozens of others for all they’ve done for the community.

Keep up with old man pp via twitter. If any old regulars are running minecraft servers, let me know and I’ll post their connect information up on the site.

Thanks for everything, guys.


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Gold VS Chain!

Thanks to sluck and hiimjoeri for running today’s Gold VS Chain. Winners got some diamonds and zombie heads. Upcoming will be pig races, so tune in.

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Serious business.

Guys, don’t be temped by xray and cheating. You will get caught – a matter of time – and you’ll be banned for cheating. Let this example below sink in.

Received this threat from those xraying lowlives, Griptanite and cadre:

From: Griptanite + MilesCS
Subject: Crahing!!!!!!!!

Message Body:
I am Griptanite and I will threaten to crash minecraftsquare forever. There is one was you can stop the crahing from me and MilesCS and that is to unban us and unjail us. Have you looked at the ban list? Its huge!!!!!!! You ban every single person for such stupid mistakes and we do nothing wrong. All my friends are banned or jailed. We will also delete your world data. So we warn you!!!!!!

Griptanite says peace!

So yeah, server’s at risk. Despair, everyone. Despierta todos!

Though seriously, #protip: how about you don’t cheat, and you won’t get banned. That’s how it works.

We gave you a chance after you got caught xraying and you were unbanned, but then you thought we couldn’t track item transactions.Β  So the next time you xrayed, you gave the diamonds to a mule account who was to transfer it elsewhere. You blew your probation period.

Did you really think we wouldn’t be able to trace that? Well, our moderators did. You are getting yourself and especially others banned through your shady actions.

Here are you disingenuous ban appeals:


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