2013 update

β€œThe Red-Headed League
is
Dissolved.

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.

-pp

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38 Responses to 2013 update

  1. murcury100 says:

    We had some good times eh.

  2. CameronS says:

    I wish you all a happy and fruitful life. May all your dreams come true…

    P.S. One last request, world download?

  3. sigi714 says:

    Aww, I was in fear this day would come. I can completely understand the above mentioned reasons and I am angry about Mojang about this too. They never made anything more than a vanilla server and also they slowed down bukkit development by hireing dinnerbone (wich is great for him of course), pulling him off the bukkit development. Instead of making him work on API and improving the original server, he is adding (great) features and API is delayed.

    tl;dr
    I had so much fun here for more than 2 years and I will miss you all. Hope to see many of you in the future. Declaring myself homeless now. Sad sigi.

  4. Richard_Fire says:

    Can you make a world download available so we can keep our creations? :(

  5. silhav says:

    Yup, I was expecting this……
    BAD, but understandable
    I hope to see you once again in the furture, have a great time!
    Cya, sil

  6. NightTrain says:

    I agree with making a world download, lots of people have used a lot of time on their creations, would be fair I think. But as for the future, I hope I can keep in touch with some of the people from the server and for the rest, I hope you have great future. Bye, Night

  7. Valkyrio says:

    RIP.

    It was a pleasure serving you all.

  8. beasel20 says:

    I was so close to my two year anniversary with the server :’(
    February 1st 2011 – January _ 2013 :[

  9. Fusion4 says:

    So sad. MC2 was the best server I have ever joined. I came across it randomly one day while surfing servers, trying to find a decent one. I guess I’ll start the surfing again. It was fun while it lasted, though.

  10. Adimany says:

    Its been a great run guys. Best server I ever played on hands down. :)

  11. silhav says:

    And i forgot to thank all the Moderator CM and Admins for running the server and keeping the griefers out, Also i want to thank all the people who where nice and helpfull. If you find another good server, please inform me because it would be cool to continue on another server with some of my mc^2 friends.

  12. silhav says:

    And I forgot another thing…. YES THATS RIGHT I FORGOT ANOTHER THING :S
    I would like to ask this:
    Is the serversite staying alive or not?

  13. xi_phi says:

    I really want it too silhav so we can all communicate. Finally, could an someone who can check the chat please Post what I just said on the server, they will be my summary of what my thoughts are, nothing bad, just me opening up :’( RIP MC^2.

  14. WillRobot says:

    Well this is a bit heart breaking. I have yet to find a server as fun and accepting and interesting as this one. It will be a hard search to find a new home and it will be hard to invest the kind of energy I did in the roads and my other crazy projects I made here.

    Thank you everyone, see you in other worlds.

    Will Robot

  15. jaymanz says:

    I love you guys. Thank you pp for the wonderful time you’ve given us on the server. The prime of MC^2 was amazing and undoubtedly special; no other server can amount to that memory of MC^2. It has been an honor to be with you all. I’ll still be around if anyone wants to graffiti lemonade stands.
    Sincerely,
    Jaymans

    Skype: juiceboxjay

  16. xi_phi says:

    Skype: Bubblesquiggleslts

  17. Rakung says:

    I will always still have loved this server, best server I have ever played on ment a lot of my friends on here! :)

  18. Rakung says:

    Skype: Rakung Banter

  19. stradijeri says:

    Join the Minecraft Square facebook group if you haven’t already!
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/322540744469465/

  20. Stolph says:

    I was fearing this to happen too…very very sad. I’ve been on this server a good year and a half and didn’t ever have to go to others..going to miss everyone here. Alot of good times and good creations and espesically the community. Thank you PP for putting in the required money to upgrade the server so we could continue to play, and even having the server in the first place.
    It would be nice to have a world download, due to the time spent with putting in alot of time building. ahhh r.i.p..

  21. JorryPotsie says:

    Even though I haven’t really played in a while, it’s still saddening to see the place where I have spent most of my time playing minecraft shutting down, but also understandable. During my playtime, I have grown to like it and its regulars a lot. As I understand from this post, this site and its forums are shutting down as well, so I guess this is the right time to say thanks and goodbye to everyone.
    (I’m gonna check out that Facebook page though.)

  22. Hiimjoeri says:

    Join the Minecraft Square facebook group if you haven’t already!
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/322540744469465/

  23. silhav says:

    Skype: sil.hav

  24. dog1995 says:

    Thank you pp19dd !

    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.

    You forgot MehBah :p

    skype: d.o.g1995

  25. crazytreestump says:

    Farewell my friends, was a pleasure to have known you all, will miss everything everything about this server and its players. Shame it had to end. TTFN chaps and goodluck!

  26. Phoneuser says:

    I had a lot of memories on this server and I will never find one quite like this one. It had a certain charm that was created by the community as we all tried to survive. The mods and admins put in a lot of work to keep the server a safe and extraordinary place. And I think they’ve gone beyond that and made it into something special to a lot of people. I’ve made some wonderful friends on this server and I hope that we can still keep in contact. Can’t wait to see what lies ahead for everyone!

    Skype: Phone Banter

  27. Bulbasaurus says:

    Dino after all i’ve done and I don’t get Bold letters. Jeez.
    So I joined the server late 2010, probably around November time.
    We’ve had a great run, but I still can’t help feeling that there’s unfinished builds out there.
    I’d make a list like you have, but I forget so many people who remember me on the server that it would cause offense. If I could mention some good memories, It’d be when I was allowed to build a Food Store in Old Pie Town. Or maybe when rwallace heard I was giving Noseroji a body and he laughed. Or maybe when I was made mod, that was good too. Or the invisible griefer man of Old Pie Town. Or possibly New Year’s 2010 and New Years 2011, both of which I was on the server during.
    Aw man, These onions…
    Anyways, I’d be more than willing to take over the server, financially and administratively, with Dino’s permission, that is.
    Talk to me on skype if you guys get the time: bulbserver

    Rest in peace, MC^2 friends.

    Bulbasaurus. ‘Henry’

  28. Hiimjoeri says:

    If you want your buildings saved for a new map, please make a post and notify me. So that I can move them along with us to a new place.

  29. bigim says:

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! ( Ν‘Β° ΝœΚ– Ν‘Β°)

  30. stradijeri says:

    The Community is Moving!

    New Server Info:
    Server name: The Square Miner
    Website: thesquareminer.com
    Forum: thesquareminer.com/forum SIGN UP!
    Connect with: mc.thesquareminer.com
    Version: 1.4.7
    Ventrilo: vent.thesquareminer.com:3881
    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.
    Rules: Same idea, will post. #1 DON’T BE A JERK!
    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!

  31. Floppen says:

    It’s a pity to have it shut down, though, it was fun playing with the people I knew.
    In-case anyone actually wants to talk to me or have some form of contact with me i’ll write down it down.
    Maybe I should draw a picture of everyone, again.
    Steam: floppen76
    Skype: ^

  32. Fire_Ball44 says:

    Joined July 26, 2011, and will always keep the memories of fun times.

  33. Wallace says:

    cheers everyone, its been fun

    • Sam5max says:

      We were put next to each other in thank yous. I will never forget you rwallace95. I will find you, and we shall yet again, play minecraft together.

  34. Spirosbert says:

    It’s been great guys, if anyone wants to stay in contact my skype is Beretoulis.

  35. timebirds says:

    I’ve only been on and off lately, but it’s sad to see such a great and reliable server go. I remember back in November 2010, over 2 years ago, when I was bored (even though I did have stuff to do) and looked for MC servers. After a few horrible, glitchy alpha servers, I found this one, which was pretty great, especially when compared to the others. Now that I think back to it, they have actually patched quite a few glitches over the years, and MC^2 was horrible back then compared to what it became over time, but it was still the best server out there. For the most part, I always came back to MC^2 whenever I played MC. I will miss it, but I’m glad the community will be kept together by Strad’s server.

    -timebirds

    Skype, Steam, Origin: Awesomevideos300 (the name is dumb, I know)

  36. Joes750 says:

    Oh man. It has finally come down to it, eh. Looking back and seeing all the development and change has really made me think of all the nice times. As well as many other oldies, joining all the way back in October of 2010 was so memorable. The fun times were endless, and the amount of memories this server has provided me are more then what I ever would have wished for. It has definitely been one of my most favorite servers, and I don’t think there will ever be one like it. It makes me proud to say that I was apart of this community, even if I have also, like timebirds, been lately off and on. Thinking back again, the fact that we had established a community with a market and system is an outstanding accomplishment. The fact that we had gotten to the point where players were wealthy enough to create their own contraptions (e.g. Me and Justin’s Jousting Arena, the many grand mazes, etc.) with their creativity is just mind-boggling. It is sad to see the decline of the “golden-age” finally hit, but I suppose it was unavoidable. The server has definitely been a model for many to possibly come, and I hope that it will be remade to the finest extent. I hope you all good wishes and that each and everyone of you may find a suitable “home”. It has been a pleasure to be a member of this community, and it will never be forgotten.

    -Joes

    (The only thing I regret is never making a harder attempt to becoming a moderator while I had the chance. Seeing all my in-game and real life friends such as sam, time, vanhades, jay, and others all being promoted was something I suppose I was always Jealous of. ;) But no matter.)

  37. me2005 says:

    Well, despite not having been on in a long while, it’s too bad the server is shut down. It was fun with those of you who I played with; I still remember the server before the restart and how crazy those times were. I’m on MCF as Me2005.