6th Incursion poster featuring a render of the Obsidian Wall
|Duration||April 3rd - May 3rd, 2018|
|Spawn Base||"Gulag" obsidian camps|
|Outcome||Obsidian Wall was successfully built, but did little to deter new players|
The Sixth Incursion was started by Sato86 on April 3, 2018. It was confirmed that AntVenom would be releasing a video about 2b2t that day, set to be accessible at 16:00 EST. AntVenom, who at the time had over 2 million subscribers, made a video called "The Face of Minecraft Anarchy" in which he explained the synopsis of what 2b2t is. In his video, he explores the multiple sides of 2b2t and its community. A warning about the community's toxicity was placed at the start of the video. The Incursion members called themselves "rats", opposing the incoming wave of "ants".
|History of Spawn Incursions|
The 6th incursion began later that day on a temp map, which was created because Hausemaster wanted to port the map to new hardware yet again over performance concerns. A small End base was built by members of Spawn Masons, Emperium, Asylum, DonFuer, VoCo, NJHI, Fursecutioners, Team Veteran, and The Soviets on the temp map. A wave of "Ants" or "Antfags" joined the temp map following the video's release and server player counts were seen as high as 350+. The leaders of the 8 groups mentioned earlier began to plan their operations for the main map.
Back on the main map, the incursion fighting kicked into full gear. A few other groups decided to join in on the Incursion, such as the Imperialists. Members of the incursion decided to build an obsidian wall around 1k of spawn. The obsidian used to make the wall was obtained through slave labor camps at both nether and overworld (0,0) built by incursion members. New players would be captured and forced to mine obsidian, if they didn't comply they were killed. This was the first known time in server history where slave labor was used in a near-industrial scale. The Great Obsidian Wall was named the largest community project ever completed in server history.
But once the great wall of spawn was completed, many players who had previously been fighting alongside the rest of the incursion turned against it, and began to grief the wall with withers. Two notable griefers were IHackedWalmart who spent much of his free time killing incursion members, and Armorsmith who destroyed the Northern Wall and confronted several players such as Fit (resulting in the infamous "I GOTTA LOG GUYS" video).
The main goal of the incursion, the obsidian spawn wall, was completed on April 24th, 2018. The incursion continued to repair and defend the wall up until it's official end on May 3rd, 2018, one month after it started. Players counts were going back to normal by the incursion's end. The Incursion was considered a success, even though the obsidian wall has not proven effective due to being rather easy to get through.
The 'Slave Labor' meme came out of the 6th Incursion. The incursion decided that they would get the obsidian for building the obsidian spawn wall by forcing the Ants to mine ender chests, as 1 shulker of ender chests would yield 8 shulkers of obsidian once mined. Thus, the incursion members would have to dupe less for the same amount of materials, and the extra labor to mine the chests would be supplied by the Ants. To provide the "slaves" incentive to not /kill their way out of work, they would be paid for their efforts with gear, with many being accepted into the incursion, so the term "slave labor" isn't exactly accurate.
Before the "Slave Labor" plan became official policy of the Sixth Incursion, Ants were usually killed on sight. But after the introduction of the new plan, Ants and other new players were captured at spawn, and put to work in the Gulag Spawn Camps . These camps were set up both in the Overworld and the Nether, with the most notable gulag camp being the so-called "Sky Gulag" near 0,0 overworld. The wall was completed in 2 weeks, largely do the the efforts of the camps, but it was slowed down by a small number of spawnfags trying to pvp with the builders, such as Armorsmith and househousehouse1.
The Great Spawn Wall would not last long, but it was a great achievement in community effort. Hundreds of players had forcibly been mining obsidian for it, and dozens of people helped build and maintain it.
During the 6th Incursion, it was noted that PopularMMOs was spotted on the server and later killed during the Incursion. As Ant knows PopularMMOs personally, since they are both "classic" Minecraft youtubers, Ant was told by MMOs that he wasn't planning to create content on the server, which Ant later stated on a post on the subreddit. By the end of the Incursion, it was clear that PopularMMOs was on the server "just for fun".