2k2k before it's grief to oblivion
|Beginning||Sometime after February 2012|
|Completion||Sometime before June 2012|
|Coordinates||X: -2000, Z:-2000|
|Approx. date leaked||Sometime in July 2012|
|Approx. date demolished||Sometime in June 2012|
2k2k is one of the most notable monuments and bases near spawn on 2b2t. The base's name was given by the players of 2b2t due to its coordinates being at X:-2000, Z:-2000 (similar to NFE). The base was the last known base of the Facepunch Republic before their disbandment. The base was built sometime in July of 2012 as the last home to the Facepunchers (if Hitlerwood isn't counted, which could be considered to be created after the republic). It was soon after griefed, raided, and covered in a mountainous lavacast. After being rebuilt, restored, remodeled and preserved (under the lava cast) multiple times, its final blows were dealt continuously over the years. The New Facepunch Republic attempted to reconstruct it but ended up retreating from the project and continuing with 8k8k.
Zion was a FP base built in July 2011. In April 2012 the base was raided and destroyed. Players led by Phagocytic moved to 2k2k. To honor this base, they decided to rename 2k2k to Zion, but unfortunately, this name was forgotten years after and the original Zion was wiped away from the server history until 2019, when the base was rediscovered on an old Facepunch thread.
In the final days of the destruction of the Facepunch War, 2k2k served as the last base and stronghold for a shatter of the Facepunch Republic. By this point, the Republic was in shambles. Chezhead lead the Republic poorly and the 4channers were quickly pressing in. Chezhead gave up on the Republic, and so the remaining Facepunchers tried to keep it together but failed and the Republic died in February 2012. One of the last bands of Facepunchers still loyal to their fallen Republic, lead by Phagocytic, decided to create a spawn base in order to continuously rebuild the base in hopes that the 4channers would eventually give up on destroying the base.
The Facepunchers gradually began to get tired of rebuilding the base and many lost hope. Due to this, the Facepunchers lost their final stand and with this defeat, the last of the old Republic was destroyed with 2k2k being obliterated sometime in June of 2012.
2k2k formerly lay in a large cobblestone tomb, after tens, possibly hundreds of lavacasts were dumped upon it. Some of its original structure remained and people did some restoration among the tomb, with many restored rooms being discoverable within the cobblestone hell. Of course, these don't last too long but people continued to restore nonetheless.
2k2k was buried into the floor in 2016-2019 after it got griefed even harder and is now comparable to spawn. it is now a hole in the floor and is no longer heavily lavacasted as the lava casts were buried into the floor with it. in shorthand, it was wiped of the face of the bloody earth.
New Facepunch Republic Repair Attempts
In November 2019, members of the New Facepunch Republic tried to rebuild it. The entire lavacast was removed and a little camp created. After a week, Armorsmith decided to destroy it again with withers.
In January 2020, another repair was done by members of the New Facepunch Republic. This new 2k2k was spearheaded first by gabethebabe1, and later Jeffrey_214 as well. During the repair, a majority of 2k2k was rebuilt, as a monument to the old base. This 2k2k looked different than the original, but was built with original blocks and kept the same building style. It was disturbed by small griefs a few times but for a while the repair was completely successful. The whole underground stronghold, nicknamed the Citadel, was restored. The build lasted almost a month before it got destroyed yet again by an unknown griefer.
In July 2020, Michael_Poole along with a few initiates left their bases to repair 2k2k. A castle, a market, and several garden areas were were made. Unfortunately, two griefers, Hausevult, and HouseHouseHouse1 griefed the base. Michael and the Facepunchers left to tend to other building projects.
On July 17th, 2020, Mewdopie came to 2k2k to make The 2b2t Zion Temple. Using the original blocks, and some obsidian, Mewdopie was able to create the structure. While later that day, Fredmodulars came to 2k2k, and blew up the base, not destroying the temple.
Since the base was built around the same time of when Beta 1.7.3 was released, the fortress was not constructed with stone bricks as they had not been added yet.
Instead, Facepunchers created the base out of stone slabs, cobblestone, wood and sandstone.
Despite this, the group managed to make incredibly detailed hallways and arches that truly gave it an ancient feeling.
Example : https://youtu.be/HqfJmvZlqDw
After Initial Grief
After being lavacasted
- 2k2k and Zion are two different bases. 2k2k was named Zion after the destruction of the real Zion in April 2012
- The name Zion is of unknown origin in the context of the base. It could have been named after a place in the Matrix, or from the ideology Zionism. Zionism is more likely, as 2k2k was a last home for the Facepunchers, just as Zionism wants the creation (or continuation) of a Jewish Homeland (Israel). The word Zionism is taken from Mt. Zion, a hill in Jerusalem.
- While many people think that 2k2k is located at X:2000 Z:2000, its actual coordinates are X:-2000 Z:-2000. This led to the positive 2k2k being lavacasted over many times due to the confusion, while the actual location of 2k2k was blown into the floor.