The coat of arms and seal of the DonFuerians
|November 2016 (joined 2b2t) August 2013 (group originally created)
|DonFuer 10, DonFuer 11, DonFuer 12, Don Meer, Don Hoggal, Los Garr, DonFuer 18 (COVID-2147), Karakorum (Chongfuer), DonFuer 20, DonFuer 21, Spawnfuer, DonFuer 22, DonFuer 23, Don Blahaj, Don Myr, DonFuer 25, TriFuer, SteamFuer, Aureus City Rebuild 2022, The Blue Castle, Don Maximus, FutureFuer, The Dark Mirror
|BSB Christmas 2022, Bing Bong Connect 4
The group has existed since August 2013, and has spread its influence across different servers. It has had 27+ different Capital Cities throughout a myriad of Minecraft servers, particularly anarchy or faction servers. It was brought to 2b2t by The Vortex Coalition. The Supreme Leader of VoCo, Coltsnid, had appointed HermeticLock as an executive member of the group. Herm was friends with D_loaded and suggested to Coltsnid that they recruit him into VoCo to build a large city for the group. Colt went with Herm to the 9th DonFuer on another server, and convinced D_loaded to join VoCo and build a city on 2b2t.
The tenth city was founded on December 11, 2016. It stood for just over one month until its coordinates were leaked by Coltsnid on January 14, 2017, due to the group's claim to be responsible for "The Fall of VoCo". 30 minutes later, Babbaj arrived at the city and attacked, turning the city into ruin. The 11th city was abandoned before completion because Hermeticlock was starting the SpawnMasons. The 12th DonFuer was ended on July 10th, and griefed on 9/11, along with Don Meer, Don Hoggal, and Los Garr by Llane. Later on, D_loaded ended up in some drama with the Sixth Incursion, prompting him to have to leave 2b2t, and take the group with him.
DonFuer spent many years drifting between other anarchy servers, In a long slow decline until March of 2020 when D_loaded reconciled with most of the people from then and rejoined the SpawnMasons on 2b2t.
D_loaded joined the base COVID-2147 in April 2020 which he built much of, until its grief in May 2020, when he began calling it DonFuer 18. The grief was controversial due to it being a staged event between HermeticLock and D_loaded to get DonFuer into a FitMC video, without consultation with base members.
After DonFuer returned to 2b2t in 2020, back from a hiatus, a new spawnbase was created. It was leaked by fr1kin within a span of a few days. A new oriental themed base, Karakorum, was built over the span of three weeks, from September 16, 2020, to October 9, 2020. It was found using a world-downloader coordinate exploit where region files remained of the base when another download of a different base was shared. It was griefed by the Backstreet Boys, but not before FamilyPumpkin6 saved most of the items there and self-griefed before BSB could arrive.
DonFuer 20 was founded on October 27, 2020, and lasted until March 13, 2021, It was the largest DonFuer up to that point, and featured a large castle with a netherrack roof. In early March the base was accidentally leaked inside a Guardsmen Discord channel. After which Spawnmason members began showing up to harass and troll the builders as revenge for COVID-2147. To end the drama, DonFuers leadership cut their loses and leaked the base themselves on reddit, leading to its destruction.
During early 2021, DonFuer created a self-governing division called "DonFuer Rangers". This branch of the group, intended for new recruits, was rolled back into the main group in 2022. However, it was an important step on DonFuer's path of growth.
After the destruction of Donfuer 20, DonFuer 21 was founded much farther out and had a focus on more modern buildings. It was griefed on June 1, 2021, by Team Rocket. After one of donfuers members was blackmailed with his personal information into leaking the coordinates.
DonFuer 22 was started on September 15th 2021. It slowly grew to become one of DonFuers most impressive medieval themed bases. It was destroyed close to the end of the year, around December 20th.
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After the success of DonFuer 22, the group decided to start another base on February 25, 2022, DonFuer 23. At first the base construction was slow and was mostly being built by D loaded and Zeiss, however later into the base Bonk was added and he added much of the housing. The base would last until July 27, 2022, when Steampunkjax leaked the coordinates along with other bases to the Backstreet Boys.
2022 Membership Surge
During the summer of 2022, DonFuer experienced a large recruitment surge. This was due to reforming member application, bringing applications into their large public Discord, and allowing anyone to apply. This period of growth also coincided with substantial greifing attacks during this period by BSB, however it did not slow the group's growth. DonFuer would peak at 230 members on 2b2t during October of that year.
A few days after DonFuer 23 was griefed on July 31, 2022, DonFuer started on a project centering around rebuilding Aureus City and was completed a little more than a week later on August 8, 2022.
After the Aureus City Rebuild on August 11, 2022, DonFuer started DonFuer 25. Over 3 months of building this would be the largest DonFuer base to date. The base was self griefed on November 17, 2022, by the builders, after it was leaked by one of the members IRL girlfriends.
In February of 2023, Donfuer would take responsibility for the grief of the Bing Bong Connect 4 event. This would set into motion a swift and overwhelming amount of backlash, leading to almost every base being griefed. Following this event, Donfuer went private and the group underwent massive internal changes, leading to the purging of 4/5ths of their membership. While this largely consisted of inactive players, multiple active builders were also purged in this fashion. Donfuer would retire the Donfuer Rangers model, instead switching to a vouching system for new members.
Later in February, Joetheblue started The Blue Castle just as a personal side project, however he allowed the rest of the DonFuer high ranking members to join and come build.
Due to the drama from Connect 4 and subsequent membership purging, there would be a great deal of changes within Donfuer including a heightened level of security in recruitment practices. Donfuer would move all major operations to a private discord and new recruits would have to go through a "Training Camp" Base that would show if they were willing to work to be allowed into Donfuer. Because of this, Donfuer would see a more productive membership where more active builders would be brought into the group.
Donfuer would still experience a large amount of griefing from BSB and other griefing groups throughout 2023, leading to even more security changes within the group. Bases would become private, with members not being able to access bases unless they were specifically added to them by a high-ranking member of Donfuer. Due to this, bases began to last much longer on the server.
After the changes in the Membership system, a newer member, Max1mumChr1s, established Don Maximus, and lead the base alongside Traveeseemo and Tanzinator. This base would become one of the largest mid-rank bases in Donfuer's history. Through the effort of Max1mumChr1s and D_loaded, the base was also be used as a means to repair relationships with members of the community in groups that still had a somewhat negative view of Donfuer due to the Connect 4 Drama.In early 2023, in an effort to create something never done before on 2b2t, D_loaded worked with Lukent, N8TT, and Darkomier to create The Dark Mirror. This was a massive single build that would be the very first build to run from Bedrock to Build Limit. Being 254 blocks high, it broke any previous record for highest player-made build. This build was primarily be constructed by Darkomier over the course of a month and was constructed in secret in iTristan's Gape, the massive world-edited hole that was created by iTristan during the backdoor drama of 2016. The build was made public after its completion, and was later griefed by the Teutonic Order as the last major grief before the 1.19 Update in September 2023.
DonFuer had a self-governing division named the "Donfuer Rangers" through which it vets new recruits, as well as conducted its various spawn activities. The idea was partially inspired by the Spawnmason's spawn division. The DonFuer Rangers was started in Early December 2020 by aodrael and D_loaded. Aodrael was removed after drama with several members and D_loaded. It was then led by iAmZeiss after his group, Fate was merged into the spawn rangers, however the DonFuer Rangers are no longer in use as the "Ranger System" merged back into a single group called "2b2t DonFuer."
DonFuer is also known for hosting semi-public building contests with 2b2t players. The group used to livestream the contests on its YouTube channel, but now posts highlight videos of the contests. Contestants usually build for an hour and a half, and compete for various prizes such as priority-queue or Discord Nitro. They also sometimes feature well known community members such as Hermeticlock, FastVincent1 and JacktheRippa as guest hosts.
- The name "DonFuer" was supposed to be a German translation of the phrase "Father's Gift." Although the translation was faulty, the name stuck. The name was used both for the group and its series of flagship bases. It is also an anagram of the word "Founder".
- HermeticLock created an anarchy server with the IP anarchyheros.mcph.co, which DonFuer was incredibly powerful on due to Herm abusing op. Much of DonFuer's history was spent there, and most of D's YouTube content takes place on that server.
- D_loaded has since deleted his YouTube channel, later replacing it.
- In 2020, Fit made a video addressing DonFuer. The attention that the group received pushed the new DonFuer to go public and announce its existence to the world
- DonFuer itself is now over 10 years old.