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"I'll play here after all. I can't find any other server that isn't corrupt or retarded" -getplayerhead.sh?hikkairu&16.png 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.


Contents

Timeline

Minecraft 1.0.15 (the first release of SMP) in typical multiplayer form for the time; a treeless world with everything on fire.
The original spawn in the first iteration of Freedonia.

2010

August

  • 4 August 2010 - Minecraft 1.0.15 alpha released - first public release of survival multiplayer.
  • 4 August 2010 - MinecraftOnline.com registered [1], server created on hemingway by getplayerhead.sh?SlowRiot&16.png SlowRiot, who makes himself and getplayerhead.sh?runechan&16.png 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 - getplayerhead.sh?Flippeh&16.png Flippeh, getplayerhead.sh?Rizual&16.png Rizual and getplayerhead.sh?whogotmynick&16.png whogotmynick promoted to the server's first moderator positions.
  • 8 August 2010 - getplayerhead.sh?Tommyx50&16.png Tommyx50 promoted to moderator.
  • 9 August 2010 - getplayerhead.sh?Minarr&16.png 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 - getplayerhead.sh?Flippeh&16.png Flippeh promoted to admin.
  • 13 August 2010 - getplayerhead.sh?xeroremorse&16.png xeroremorse and getplayerhead.sh?BoonTheMoon&16.png BoonTheMoon promoted to moderator.
  • 15 August 2010 - IRC channel #minecraftonline created. getplayerhead.sh?Flippeh&16.png Flippeh is first to join: Mhhh, the smell of a fresh IRC channel"
  • 19 August 2010 - getplayerhead.sh?Dokie_Okie&16.png Dokie_Okie and getplayerhead.sh?Carnaugh&16.png Carnaugh promoted to moderator.
  • 22 August 2010 - getplayerhead.sh?Minarr&16.png Minarr demoted to ordinary user following abuse of item spawning.
  • 22 August 2010 - getplayerhead.sh?Tinowyn&16.png Tinowyn promoted to moderator.

September

  • 4 September 2010 - 1,000th unique player connects to the server.
  • 1 September 2010 - getplayerhead.sh?Hellstar&16.png Hellstar and getplayerhead.sh?darkthief101&16.png darkthief101 promoted to moderator.
  • 2 September 2010 - getplayerhead.sh?TBSliver&16.png 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 - getplayerhead.sh?bastetfurry&16.png bastetfurry promoted to moderator.
  • 28 September 2010 - getplayerhead.sh?Dommys&16.png Dommys promoted to moderator.
  • 29 September 2010 - getplayerhead.sh?darkthief101&16.png darkthief101 demoted to ordinary user following an incident of abuse of the mod stick.
  • 29 September 2010 - getplayerhead.sh?nickcwly&16.png nickcwly promoted to moderator.

October

November

2011

January

  • 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 - getplayerhead.sh?bastetfurry&16.png bastetfurry promoted to admin.
  • 25 January 2011 - Donation system introduced to the public.

February

  • 6 February 2011 - getplayerhead.sh?shobble&16.png shobble promoted to moderator.
  • 10 February 2011 - getplayerhead.sh?shobble&16.png shobble promoted to admin.
  • 11 February 2011 - getplayerhead.sh?Acsidol&16.png 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 getplayerhead.sh?SlowRiot&16.png SlowRiot.
  • 20 February 2011 - getplayerhead.sh?Tayron&16.png 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.

March

April

  • 1 April 2011 - Minecraft 1.4 update released. Server kept back awaiting canary update.
  • 1 April 2011 - getplayerhead.sh?Zymes&16.png 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 getplayerhead.sh?Yaominghu&16.png 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 - getplayerhead.sh?AgentMuu&16.png AgentMuu and getplayerhead.sh?imaMINOR&16.png 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 - getplayerhead.sh?SavageClown&16.png SavageClown demoted to ordinary user as it was felt he no longer represented the server appropriately.
  • 30 April 2011 - getplayerhead.sh?lacrosse1991&16.png lacrosse1991 and getplayerhead.sh?Krenath&16.png Krenath promoted to admins.

May

The first expedition party enters the Nether portal.

June

July

  • 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 - getplayerhead.sh?Machines_Are_Us&16.png Machines_Are_Us promoted to moderator.
Cake party on Freedonia's first birthday

August

September

  • 9 Sep 2011 - Minecraft 1.8 prereleased. Nothing happens.
  • 10 Sep 2011 - getplayerhead.sh?Drathus42&16.png Drathus42 and getplayerhead.sh?KingOfCheeseLand&16.png KingOfCheeseLand promoted to moderator.
  • 13 Sep 2011 - Server's 7000th ban (player getplayerhead.sh?pacmanbuum&16.png pacmanbuum).
  • 14 Sep 2011 - Minecraft 1.8 official released. Server kept back awaiting canary update.
  • 20 Sep 2011 - getplayerhead.sh?ToneDial&16.png ToneDial resigns his admin position due to real-life commitments.
  • 26 Sep 2011 - getplayerhead.sh?AgentMuu&16.png AgentMuu, getplayerhead.sh?Edessa&16.png Edessa and getplayerhead.sh?guyed&16.png guyed are promoted to admin.
  • 28 Sep 2011 - MCO upgrades to 1.8.1. Celebrations!

October

November

The map view of Freedonia prior to the December 2011 border expansion
A solidworks calculation of optimal hub locations for Project Anubis, showing the original 18km border and 1.0 expansion areas at the east and south, and the eventual unification 24km border planned.

December

The map view of Freedonia as seen on 17 Jan 2012, showing the December 2011 border expansion filled out, prior to the second phase of the expansion.

2012

January

  • 3 Jan 2012 - getplayerhead.sh?captbunzo&16.png captbunzo promoted to moderator.
  • 9 Jan 2012 - First experimental broadcast by MinecraftOnline Radio (MCOR).
  • 10 Jan 2012 - getplayerhead.sh?jimmyd93&16.png 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 - getplayerhead.sh?Enjoku&16.png Enjoku promoted to moderator.
  • 25 Jan 2012 - getplayerhead.sh?gabzwithabz&16.png 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.

February

March

  • 01 March 2012 - getplayerhead.sh?stromhurst&16.png 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 - getplayerhead.sh?707hero12&16.png 707hero12 and getplayerhead.sh?Zen_Fighter&16.png Zen_Fighter host the St Patrick's Day Party.
  • 17 March 2012 - getplayerhead.sh?Drathus42&16.png Drathus42, getplayerhead.sh?captbunzo&16.png captbunzo and getplayerhead.sh?FlyingJellyfish&16.png 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 getplayerhead.sh?SlowRiot&16.png SlowRiot.

April

  • 13 April 2012 - On the occasion of his birthday, a statue of getplayerhead.sh?SlowRiot&16.png SlowRiot replaced that of getplayerhead.sh?Flippeh&16.png Flippeh for the day, complete with a pimpin hat by getplayerhead.sh?Palindrome7&16.png Palindrome7. Rumour has it he was seen doing a rather Flemmish dance!
  • 16 April 2012 - Server's 10,000th ban is getplayerhead.sh?NoobSlayer117&16.png NoobSlayer117 (banned by getplayerhead.sh?gabzwithabz&16.png gabzwithabz). Nobody notices at the time because the latest update to the ban system broke the counter, which was only fixed on 27 April.

May

June

July

August

  • 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 - getplayerhead.sh?winx51&16.png winx51 resigns from her position as moderator.
  • 15 August 2012 - getplayerhead.sh?MattyQ&16.png MattyQ and getplayerhead.sh?Liastrae&16.png Liastrae promoted to moderator.
  • 16 August 2012 - getplayerhead.sh?winx51&16.png winx51 returns to her staff position as moderator.

September

  • 30 September 2012 - The crash bug in Canary is finally solved and server updates to 1.3.2 after an unusually long wait. getplayerhead.sh?Rufas&16.png Rufas is promoted to moderator.

October

  • 02 October 2012 - The map is expanded to the north-west. Shortly after the expansion, getplayerhead.sh?SlowRiot&16.png SlowRiot discovers Freedonia's first desert temple in the newly generated area.
  • 18 October 2012 - The server's 12,000th ban is given to getplayerhead.sh?Hanzzer&16.png Hanzzer for grief and spam, by getplayerhead.sh?techkid6&16.png techkid6.
  • 25 October 2012 - The Pretty Scary Update is released! (1.4.2) Server kept back awaiting Canary update

November

  • 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 - getplayerhead.sh?fmxstick&16.png fmxstick, getplayerhead.sh?Lothendal&16.png Lothendal, getplayerhead.sh?MattyQ&16.png MattyQ, getplayerhead.sh?nosefish&16.png nosefish, getplayerhead.sh?Palindrome7&16.png Palindrome7, getplayerhead.sh?rtkwe&16.png rtkwe, getplayerhead.sh?The_Jackal_249&16.png The_Jackal_249 are all promoted to admin.

December

2013

January

February

  • 1 February 2013 - Server updated to 1.4.7.
  • 9 February 2013 - getplayerhead.sh?zfleming1&16.png zfleming1 returns after being MIA under mysterious circumstances. Claims she was abducted by aliens.
  • 15 February 2013 - Server's 13000th ban is getplayerhead.sh?skatertim2000&16.png skatertim2000, for wool and glowstone grief. Banned by getplayerhead.sh?mobster_ie&16.png mobster_ie.
  • 20 February 2013 - It becomes possible to collect Player Heads.

March

Sunset over Spawn at the 1.5 update, showing Flippeh and the Snowman
  • 10 March 2013 - Server reaches 50,000 unique player count!
  • 15 March 2013 - getplayerhead.sh?AgentMuu&16.png 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 getplayerhead.sh?MetricRICHARD&16.png MetricRICHARD, banned by getplayerhead.sh?gardy64&16.png gardy64 for breaking a beacon at Spawn.
April border expansion, only partially explored two and a half weeks later

April

  • 13 April 2013 - Server owner getplayerhead.sh?SlowRiot&16.png 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 getplayerhead.sh?TEllins&16.png TEllins, getplayerhead.sh?thesprazzler&16.png thesprazzler (on his birthday!), getplayerhead.sh?TheDarkrai85&16.png TheDarkrai85, getplayerhead.sh?crystalriver&16.png crystalriver and getplayerhead.sh?Excalibur_NUMNUM&16.png Excalibur_NUMNUM are promoted to moderator. As getplayerhead.sh?thesprazzler&16.png thesprazzler and getplayerhead.sh?crystalriver&16.png crystalriver are siblings, this makes the first ever brother/sister promotion.
  • 24 April 2013 - Moderators getplayerhead.sh?14mRh4X0r&16.png 14mRh4X0r and getplayerhead.sh?dorn284&16.png 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.

May

June

July

  • 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.

August

  • 11 August 2013 - After a lengthy wait, server updates to 1.6.2.

October

December

2014

January

February

April

May

June

July

September

  • 5 September 2014 - Staff clean out! getplayerhead.sh?TBSliver&16.png TBSliver, getplayerhead.sh?Quizlibet&16.png Quizlibet, getplayerhead.sh?GodlyCheeze&16.png GodlyCheeze, getplayerhead.sh?Bigred999&16.png Bigred999, getplayerhead.sh?gardy64&16.png gardy64, getplayerhead.sh?TheSuicideBooth&16.png TheSuicideBooth and getplayerhead.sh?skybirdthing&16.png skybirdthing demoted to regular players due to inactivity. getplayerhead.sh?Pieapple42&16.png Pieapple42 was promoted to moderator and getplayerhead.sh?Kiatarie&16.png Kiatarie returns to her staff position.
  • 6 September 2014 - getplayerhead.sh?supertec&16.png supertec is promoted after some IRC chat with slowriot and took him several minutes to realize it had even happened.
  • 9 September 2014 - getplayerhead.sh?jimmyd93&16.png jimmyd93 promoted to moderator (for the second time) during some IRC chat.
  • 13 September 2014 - getplayerhead.sh?bubba_basti&16.png bubba_basti returns to his staff position.
  • 16 September 2014 - getplayerhead.sh?ardoom1&16.png ardoom1 promoted to moderator.

October

  • 3 October 2014 - getplayerhead.sh?crystalriver&16.png crystalriver demoted due to inactivity.
  • 18 October 2014 - 16,000 ban was getplayerhead.sh?hopesfall23&16.png hopesfall23 for ban evasion. Banned by getplayerhead.sh?xArches&16.png xArches.
  • 18 October 2014 - Server updated to 1.7.10 after a very long wait.
  • 18 October 2014 - Server migrated from Renegade to Ruthless.

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