"I'll play here after all. I can't find any other server that isn't corrupt or retarded" - hikkairu
This is a list of significant events and changes affecting the server and Freedonia throughout its lifetime.
Effectively, this page is intended as a comprehensive history of the server.
- 4 August 2010 - Minecraft 1.0.15 alpha released - first public release of survival multiplayer.
- 4 August 2010 - MinecraftOnline.com registered , server created on hemingway by SlowRiot, who makes himself and runechan admins. Runechan creates Freedonia and approves it. Server enters private testing.
- 6 August 2010 - LlamaCraft released, making it possible to disable fire and TNT - the first effective antigrief solution.
- 6 August 2010 - hMod released, making it possible to have moderators as well as admins.
- 6 August 2010 - MinecraftOnline opens to the public, running LlamaCraft and hMod.
- 7 August 2010 - Flippeh, Rizual and whogotmynick promoted to the server's first moderator positions.
- 8 August 2010 - Tommyx50 promoted to moderator.
- 9 August 2010 - Minarr promoted to moderator.
- 12 August 2010 - Minecraft 1.0.16 released - online authentication enabled, so it becomes possible to run a safe public server.
- 13 August 2010 - Flippeh promoted to admin.
- 13 August 2010 - xeroremorse and BoonTheMoon promoted to moderator.
- 15 August 2010 - IRC channel #minecraftonline created. Flippeh is first to join: Mhhh, the smell of a fresh IRC channel"
- 19 August 2010 - Dokie_Okie and Carnaugh promoted to moderator.
- 22 August 2010 - Minarr demoted to ordinary user following abuse of item spawning.
- 22 August 2010 - Tinowyn promoted to moderator.
- 4 September 2010 - 1,000th unique player connects to the server.
- 1 September 2010 - Hellstar and darkthief101 promoted to moderator.
- 2 September 2010 - TBSliver promoted to moderator.
- 10 September 2010 - Minecraft 1.1.0 released - serverside inventory enabled, making it possible to enforce true survival without item spawning.
- 11 September 2010 - bastetfurry promoted to moderator.
- 28 September 2010 - Dommys promoted to moderator.
- 29 September 2010 - darkthief101 demoted to ordinary user following an incident of abuse of the mod stick.
- 29 September 2010 - nickcwly promoted to moderator.
- 2 October 2010 - Server's 100th ban (player demon1227).
- 2 October 2010 - XeroXer promoted to moderator.
- 10 October 2010 - Arctos13 and chivalrousWeasel promoted to moderator.
- 30 October 2010 - Minecraft updated to 1.2.0 (Halloween update), biggest list of changes to date. MCO kept back awaiting hMod update.
- 2 November 2010 - MCO updated to 1.2.0
- 6 November 2010 - Tommyx50 demoted to ordinary user.
- 7 November 2010 - At0m1Ca15 promoted to moderator.
- 10 November 2010 - ToneDial promoted to moderator.
- 18 November 2010 - ampqre promoted to moderator.
- 2 January 2011 - 10,000th unique player connects to the server.
- 13 January 2011 - Minecraft 1.2 released. Forces a client update, so MinecraftOnline is forced to switch to a temporary world until hMod is updated.
- 20 January 2011 - Meaglin releases a fork of hMod for 1.2.
- 25 January 2011 - Donation system begins development and private testing.
- 20 January 2011 - bastetfurry promoted to admin.
- 25 January 2011 - Donation system introduced to the public.
- 6 February 2011 - shobble promoted to moderator.
- 10 February 2011 - shobble promoted to admin.
- 11 February 2011 - Acsidol promoted to moderator.
- 12 February 2011 - Server migrated from hemingway to revenant.
- 18 February 2011 - Minecon Feb '11 held in Edinburgh. Much booze is consumed, primarily by SlowRiot.
- 20 February 2011 - Tayron promoted to moderator.
- 22 February 2011 - Minecraft 1.3 released. Forces a client update, so MinecraftOnline is forced to switch to a temporary world until hMod is updated.
- 28 February 2011 - Meaglin releases a fork of hMod for 1.3.
- 3 March 2011 - ToneDial and chivalrousWeasel promoted to admin.
- 3 March 2011 - Causeless (formerly Tommyx50) promoted to moderator for the second time.
- 7 March 2011 - Pianoman, BaygullATL and SavageClown promoted to moderator.
- 15 March 2011 - Server's 1000th ban (player AlotaFagina).
- 16 March 2011 - lacrosse1991 promoted to moderator.
- 17 March 2011 - jlawrence6809 and shypixel promoted to moderator.
- 18 March 2011 - TheMightyCheeze promoted to moderator.
- 26 March 2011 - Krenath promoted to moderator.
- 1 April 2011 - Minecraft 1.4 update released. Server kept back awaiting canary update.
- 1 April 2011 - Zymes promoted to moderator. Everyone thinks it's an april fools' joke. It's not.
- 4 April 2011 - Server updated to Minecraft 1.4 with canary B4.
- 7 April 2011 - Facebook page created: http://facebook.com/MinecraftOnline
- 8 April 2011 - Server's 2000th ban (player Yaominghu).
- 10 April 2011 - Previous long-held record for most bans in one day - 119 bans (superceded by 21 May 2011).
- 16 April 2011 - This wiki created.
- 17 April 2011 - AgentMuu and imaMINOR promoted to moderator.
- 18 April 2011 - 20,000th unique player connects to the server.
- 19 April 2011 - Minecraft 1.5 update released. Server kept back awaiting canary update.
- 20 April 2011 - Server migrated from revenant to roppongi.
- 27 April 2011 - Server updated to Minecraft 1.5 with canary B5.
- 29 April 2011 - SavageClown demoted to ordinary user as it was felt he no longer represented the server appropriately.
- 30 April 2011 - lacrosse1991 and Krenath promoted to admins.
- 5 May 2011 - Quizlibet promoted to moderator.
- 11 May 2011 - Server's 3000th ban (player kidshango).
- 15 May 2011 - May Unrest.
- 18 May 2011 - GodlyCheeze and ModernMyth7 promoted to moderator.
- 20 May 2011 - BadSyntax and healthyuncle promoted to moderator.
- 21 May 2011 - StanDudek and Tank_AUT promoted to moderator.
- 21 May 2011 - Current record for most bans in one day - 257 bans. See also The Defence of Okoshima's Hut.
- 22 May 2011 - Server's 4000th ban (player deathrow626).
- 24 May 2011 - Charlesbaechler and Kiatarie promoted to moderator.
- 26 May 2011 - Minecraft 1.6 update released. Server kept back awaiting major bugfixes and canary update.
- 4 June 2011 - rtkwe and zfleming1 promoted to moderator.
- 7 June 2011 - The Nothing.
- 15 June 2011 - Server updated to Minecraft 1.6.6 with canary crow-b1.2.7.
- 18 June 2011 - Nether enabled on the server for the first time, rendering the Fake Nether obsolete.
- 23 June 2011 - Server's 5000th ban (player dipsy7777).
- 29 June 2011 - Due to a drunken admin, Lothendal and dorn284 were promoted to moderator.
- 30 June 2011 - Minecraft 1.7 released. Server kept back awaiting canary update.
- 8 July 2011 - Minecraft 1.7.3 released, finally fixing most of the bugs of 1.7.
- 15 July 2011 - Server updated to Minecraft 1.7.3 with canary B8.
- 24 July 2011 - Machines_Are_Us promoted to moderator.
- 3 Aug 2011 - Server's 6000th ban (player blane88).
- 4 Aug 2011 - Freedonia celebrates its first birthday with a Cake Party
- 5 Aug 2011 - andreydio promoted to moderator by surprise.
- 5 Aug 2011 - shypixel promoted to admin.
- 8 Aug 2011 - 30,000th unique player connects to the server.
- 19 Aug 2011 - Edessa, Shintyx and xxVegasxx promoted to moderator.
- 22 Aug 2011 - 22/08 Downtime.
- 23 Aug 2011 - A second server configured for testing and auxiliary services, pururin, is brought online.
- 9 Sep 2011 - Minecraft 1.8 prereleased. Nothing happens.
- 10 Sep 2011 - Drathus42 and KingOfCheeseLand promoted to moderator.
- 13 Sep 2011 - Server's 7000th ban (player pacmanbuum).
- 14 Sep 2011 - Minecraft 1.8 official released. Server kept back awaiting canary update.
- 20 Sep 2011 - ToneDial resigns his admin position due to real-life commitments.
- 26 Sep 2011 - AgentMuu, Edessa and guyed are promoted to admin.
- 28 Sep 2011 - MCO upgrades to 1.8.1. Celebrations!
- 1 Nov 2011 - Edessa demoted from an admin to a normal player.
- 4 Nov 2011 - Tank_AUT demoted due to behavior unbecoming to a moderator.
- 6 Nov 2011 - Shintyx demoted from moderator and banned from the server for grief.
- 7 Nov 2011 - fmxstick and nosefish promoted to moderator.
- 18 Nov 2011 - werdnaz promoted to moderator. It is the official release day of Minecraft 1.0.0 and the end of beta status!
- 22 Nov 2011 - Google Plus page created: http://gplus.to/MCO
- 24 Nov 2011 - Ellen124 and FlyingJellyfish promoted to moderator, making today the first all-female group promotion.
- 5 Dec 2011 - Craftbook is updated to the latest canary Crow build, and finally MCO updates to 1.0.1.
- 7 Dec 2011 - The border is permitted to expand with a new 9km diameter area opening centered on the northern (formerly eastern) edge of the existing border; this is the first part of a three-stage expansion plan to introduce new 1.0 terrain features into Freedonia.
- 8 Dec 2011 - Server's 8000th ban (player tom7300).
- 16 Dec 2011 - Big end-of-year inactive staff clearout! ampqre Arctos13 At0m1Ca15 BaygullATL BoonTheMoon Carnaugh Dokie_Okie Dommys guyed Hellstar jlawrence6809 Kiatarie nickcwly Pianoman runechan StanDudek Tinowyn whogotmynick xeroremorse XeroXer xxVegasxx Zymes demoted to ordinary players due to inactivity or insufficiently regular activity and lack of performance as moderators. All are eligible to apply again if they return to play actively.
- 23 Dec 2011 - Machines_Are_Us and zfleming1 promoted to admin.
- 25 Dec 2011 - broncoskip, bubba_basti, gardy64, jimmyd93, HeavyWeaponsOrk, nodoka_miyazaki, Palindrome7, samoroth, Thonykidd promoted to moderator by surprise by Riot who may have had a drop to drink.
- 25 Dec 2011 - Causeless resigns from moderator position, partially due to SlowRiot's modding spree. Sources suggest he is aware that his lack of performance would have removed him from the team at the next cull.
- 26 Dec 2011 - The_Jackal_249 and TheSuicideBooth promoted to moderator.
- 28 Dec 2011 - Bigred999 promoted to moderator.
- 31 Dec 2011 - Rayzion promoted to moderator.
- 3 Jan 2012 - captbunzo promoted to moderator.
- 9 Jan 2012 - First experimental broadcast by MinecraftOnline Radio (MCOR).
- 10 Jan 2012 - jimmyd93 demoted to ordinary player as per his request, following The night of BHS minecraft shenanigans
- 10 Jan 2012 - MCOR given an experimental web front-end, http://minecraftonline.com/radio
- 12 Jan 2012 - Minecraft updated to 1.1. MinecraftOnline held back pending a Canary update.
- 15 Jan 2012 - MinecraftOnline upgraded to 1.1, with Canary Crow 4.4.10, 2nd rebuild.
- 17 Jan 2012 - The border is permitted to expand with a new 9km diameter area opening centered on the eastern (formerly southern) edge of the existing main border.
- 17 Jan 2012 - Enjoku promoted to moderator.
- 25 Jan 2012 - gabzwithabz promoted to moderator.
- 25 Jan 2012 - To celebrate the anniversary of MCO's donation system opening to the public, the god kit is discounted by £500 (50%) for one day only.
- 14 Feb. 2012 - monk30lol Hosts a very interesting Valentines day party at Spawn.
- 15 Feb. 2012 - Server's 9000th ban (player 123ajc123). It went over 9000 with xDugzahh as a ban evasion account for CackleFish.
- 21 Feb. 2012 - The server's 40000th unique player connects, yakgrr. Party at Spawn with cake. And pigs.
- 01 March 2012 - stromhurst promoted to moderator.
- 01 March 2012 - Minecraft updated to 1.2.1 and then 1.2.2. Server kept back as these versions prove very buggy.
- 02 March 2012 - Minecraft updated to 1.2.3. Server kept back awaiting a stable Canary update.
- 09 March 2012 - MinecraftOnline updated to 1.2.3 with Canary Crow b4.6.10, world map converted to Anvil file format. World height raised to 256 from 128, and build rights over 128 restricted to players with over 100 hours in the game, or minimum reputation of 20, or minimum donation level iron (using the custom BuildRestriction plugin). Several bugs are addressed and server updates to Canary's git release 9423810. The server keeps crashing, and is thus updated to a custom-built version, based on git commit 08d1c46, to work around it and provide debug information.
- 16-17 March 2012 - 707hero12 and Zen_Fighter host the St Patrick's Day Party.
- 17 March 2012 - Drathus42, captbunzo and FlyingJellyfish are promoted to Admin status. Contrary to rumor this was not the result of excessive Saint Patrick's Day drinking on the part of SlowRiot.
- 13 April 2012 - On the occasion of his birthday, a statue of SlowRiot replaced that of Flippeh for the day, complete with a pimpin hat by Palindrome7. Rumour has it he was seen doing a rather Flemmish dance!
- 16 April 2012 - Server's 10,000th ban is NoobSlayer117 (banned by gabzwithabz). Nobody notices at the time because the latest update to the ban system broke the counter, which was only fixed on 27 April.
- 8 May 2012 - Three new warps created: Autumnwood, Newlands and NovumCulta.
- 10 May 2012 - Review of all warps resulted in about half of them being decommissioned.
- 28 May 2012 - The first issue of the Voice of Freedonia newspaper is published at http://www.VoiceOfFreedonia.com
- 18 June 2012 - winx51, techkid6, Ldog540 and mobster_ie promoted to moderator. Rayzion resigns from his position as moderator.
- 25 June 2012 - Server's 11,000th ban is given to ludenduden by admin Machines_Are_Us.
- 4 July 2012 - Rizual, HeavyWeaponsOrk, BadSyntax, Charlesbaechler and ModernMyth7 are all demoted to regular players due to inactivity, following a staff review two weeks previously. Acsidol demoted to a regular player due to poor overall moderator performance and overstepping moderator authority in making a bullying ban.
- 6 July 2012 - The second issue of the Voice of Freedonia newspaper is published at http://www.VoiceOfFreedonia.com
- 17 July 2012 - Simmuel promoted to moderator.
- 27 July 2012 - captbunzo is demoted to regular player. Admins Drathus42, Machines_Are_Us, shypixel and Krenath resign, citing various reasons.
- 28 July 2012 - gabzwithabz resigns from his position as moderator.
- 29 July 2012 - MinecraftOnline Radio officially associates with Arecibo Radio to fill dead air, becoming a 24/7 radio station.
- 30 July 2012 - andreydio resigns from his position as moderator.
- 4 August 2012 - Freedonia's second birthday! Celebrations are had with cake covering spawn, fun and games, and all players getting /jumpto for the day.
- 13 August 2012 - winx51 resigns from her position as moderator.
- 15 August 2012 - MattyQ and Liastrae promoted to moderator.
- 16 August 2012 - winx51 returns to her staff position as moderator.
- 30 September 2012 - The crash bug in Canary is finally solved and server updates to 1.3.2 after an unusually long wait. Rufas is promoted to moderator.
- 02 October 2012 - The map is expanded to the north-west. Shortly after the expansion, SlowRiot discovers Freedonia's first desert temple in the newly generated area.
- 18 October 2012 - The server's 12,000th ban is given to Hanzzer for grief and spam, by techkid6.
- 25 October 2012 - The Pretty Scary Update is released! (1.4.2) Server kept back awaiting Canary update
- 3 November 2012 - Nominations open for the First Annual Freedonia Sham Elections, and the position of mayor!
- 6 November 2012 - Voting begins for the First Annual Freedonia Sham Elections, and nominations close.
- 8 November 2012 - The server updates to 1.4.2, after Canary releases its update [Crow 5.3.11]
- 17 November 2012 - Voting closes for the Freedonia Sham Elections, and vote counting begins.
- 25 November 2012 - The server updates to 1.4.5, after Canary releases its update [Crow 5.4.11]
- 29 November 2012 - fmxstick, Lothendal, MattyQ, nosefish, Palindrome7, rtkwe, The_Jackal_249 are all promoted to admin.
- 2 January 2013 - Server updates to 1.4.6.
- 8 January 2013 - Former backup server hemingway decommissioned.
- 12 January 2013 - Main server migrated from roppongi to renegade.
- 15 January 2013 - 14mRh4X0r, active developer of Canary, promoted to moderator.
- 22 January 2013 - Liastrae resigns from moderator position.
- 23 January 2013 - Test server migrated from pururin to obrussa.
- 1 February 2013 - Server updated to 1.4.7.
- 9 February 2013 - zfleming1 returns after being MIA under mysterious circumstances. Claims she was abducted by aliens.
- 15 February 2013 - Server's 13000th ban is skatertim2000, for wool and glowstone grief. Banned by mobster_ie.
- 20 February 2013 - It becomes possible to collect Player Heads.
- 10 March 2013 - Server reaches 50,000 unique player count!
- 15 March 2013 - AgentMuu steps down as admin.
- 18 March 2013 - The server updates to Minecraft 1.5, only five days after the release by Mojang.
- 30 March 2013 - Server updates to 1.5.1.
- 30 March 2013 - Server's 14,000th ban is MetricRICHARD, banned by gardy64 for breaking a beacon at Spawn.
- 13 April 2013 - Server owner SlowRiot celebrates his birthday on the server. Everyone at spawn suddenly get super jumping powers, causing massive injury and death to the participants. Superpowers are overrated.
- 13 April 2013 - Users TEllins, thesprazzler (on his birthday!), TheDarkrai85, crystalriver and Excalibur_NUMNUM are promoted to moderator. As thesprazzler and crystalriver are siblings, this makes the first ever brother/sister promotion.
- 24 April 2013 - Moderators 14mRh4X0r and dorn284 are promoted to admin.
- 25 April 2013 - Freedonia's border gets expanded by 4km to the west. The old Nether is archived and the Nether is re-initialised, to allow for harvesting of quartz.
- 23 May 2013 - Users bhugoz and tindwcel promoted to moderator.
- 30 May 2013 - dl69 promoted to moderator.
- 1 July 2013 - Minecraft 1.6.1 released. Server kept back awaiting Canary update.
- 5 July 2013 - Minecraft 1.6.2 released. Server remains on 1.5.2 awaiting Canary update.
- 11 August 2013 - After a lengthy wait, server updates to 1.6.2.
- 4 October 2013 - Server updated to 1.6.4.
- 19 October 2013 - stromhurst promoted to admin, and PassiveFriendly promoted to moderator.
- 13 February 2014 - Kayla93 promoted to moderator in the middle of some IRC chatter by SlowRiot
- 22 February 2014 - theschlozmeister promoted to moderator by SlowRiot in IRC, the third example in a row of such a promotion.