We’re back!!!

The red-headed league has decided to get the server back up.

For those in the know, “Minecraft Square” was shut down, players advised to switch to “The Square Miner,” then 2-3 years later I started a new server called “Baltimore Minecraft.”

Then last year The Square Miner shut down and players were advised to switch to Baltimore Minecraft, and here were are today: I am shutting down Baltimore Minecraft and re-opening Minecraft Square.Β  Actually I’m just literally changing the server name, but it sort of feels like being back.

Nothing else changes: the world is still there just the way it is, I’m tinkering with the possibility of importing some of the old worlds from 2013 (probably won’t happen anytime soon), and the spawn changed location.


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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 www.thesquareminer.com, which is Stradijeri’s server. More info below.

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.

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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