Hausemaster

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Hausemaster
Hausemaster-skin.png
StatusAccount deleted, manages server
Approx. JoinedDecember 2010
Identity
TypeOwner
Alt. Accountsdeleted_account (bradpitt_69)
Affiliations
CurrentC1yd3i, iTristan, georgebush420
PastKalash (Reima)


Hausemaster, commonly called Hause, and formerly known as Housemaster or House, is the name given to the owner of 2b2t. Housemaster was originally the username used by 2b2t's founder on many websites as early as 2008, and after co-founding the 2b2t Minecraft server with georgebush420 in 2010, he gradually became more referred to as "Hausemaster", as that was the spelling of his Minecraft username. Today, the name continues to refer to the administrator of 2b2t and its official entities, despite there being a reported change of ownership.

Hausemaster was the one who originally came up with the idea of making 2b2t, hence technically making him the oldest oldfag ever. Since the server has no rules, Hause does not need to hire staff for moderation of any kind, and only concerns himself with keeping the server functioning. Hausemaster's Minecraft account has not been called Hausemaster since 2015, with it changing names to HOUSE_MASTER in March 2015 and again to expunged in May 2015, which was the last name before the account was deleted in April 2020. The name Hausemaster stuck due to the majority of oldfags and midfags being familiar and perpetuating it.

On July 31, 2014, a message appeared on the now-defunct 2b2t website saying that the Hause had left 2b2t forever and was no longer an owner, leaving the server to be operated by "an anonymous friend." Almost immediately following this post, the owner's personality changed. Because of this, combined with the person's frequent lack of communication and interaction with the community, it is often believed that someone other than the original Hausemaster owns 2b2t, most likely Georgebush420. There are claims that the message was a hoax, although they are likely dubious at best.

History

Early history

See also: Timeline § Pre-2b2t, 2b2t § Origin, 2fort2furious, and 2b2t (Garry's Mod server)

Hausemaster created his Steam account on November 7, 2005.[1]

In 2008, Hause became active on the Team Fortress 2 server 2fort2furious (2f2f). On February 20, 2008, he created his account on the server's forum.[2] Hause met Kalash (Reima) on 2f2f, who invited him to a Team Fortress 2 group called the "Axeassins".

On August 29, 2008, Hause began the 2b2t Steam group to host game servers, titled "2builders2tools (2b2t)".[3] The name was a parody of the 2f2f server he was in.

After Kalash was banned from 2f2f for exploits, Hause created 2b2t's Garry's Mod server in 2008, which lasted until 2009. Several other servers were hosted by the 2b2t Steam group.[4]

In early 2009, Hause mostly played Half-Life 2, Garry's Mod, and Team Fortress 2.[1]

2b2t involvement

Oldest known screenshot of Hausemaster.

Hause and George created 2b2t in late December 2010, becoming the de-facto owner shortly after due to George's poor Internet connection. Hause occasionally joined 2b2t from its creation until around 2015, and according to many old players, he would sometimes teleport to random people and give them items. Several of his appearances were made using the account server_operator. Hause said in an email at no point did they actively play nor followed what happened on the server, making updates and fixes Hause's main interaction with the community.

As the years went on, Hause stopped appearing so often and eventually renamed his Minecraft account. He rarely (if ever) appears on the server today.

Hause has done a relatively good job of taking care of the +3500 GB worth of memory server by continuously updating its Minecraft version, preventing the deletion of the original map, and paying the monthly $90 for the server's rent in which he pays for with his own money or donations from the community. If Hause fails to pay that $90 at the end of the month, the server shuts down forever, causing the end of the 2b2t world (unless he makes a new map). Currently, only 1 player corruption has happened on the server where everyone lost their items, but this was early in the server's history when not many valuable items had been added yet since Minecraft was still in the Alpha and Beta stages. Hause has also given maintenance to the server several times to fix lag or issues with the 7+-year-old server, usually causing the server to become unavailable for variable periods. The most severe time that the server was down was during 2012 when the server was down for three months. During this time, Hause changed the original IP of the server from 2b2t.net to 2b2t.org, which caused several people to believe the server shut down for good.

Temp maps

Temp Maps are temporary maps made by Hause, usually to update and modify the old map. The server has had 5 temp maps so far, the first being at the beginning of 2013, the second being 3b3t in early 2015, the third being during the early stages of The Rusher War in June 2016, the fourth being in the summer of 2017, and the fifth in April 2018.

The first map was made for Hause to fix the massive lag on the old map. The second was to format the old map to Anvil format when the world height was increased to its current limit. The third was to add the queue system during the insane flood of new players and fix lag issues. The fourth was added to test new plugins for the server in preparation for 2b2t's update to 1.12.

Patches and Game Breaking Rules

The only "rule" that Hause has added to the server is that it is illegal to use game-breaking tools that make the game unfair. He has added plugins to cause people using insane speed hacks and fly hacks to be kicked from the server. He has also patched several Dupe glitches, Backdoors, and other hack based glitches (i.e. Bed TP). Hause has been known to have used MC Edit to get rid of ridiculous lag machines and illegally placed bedrock, and once removed a giant wall around spawn (which ironically happened not long before rusher joined). Despite all this, he does let players keep duplicated items and usually takes his sweet long time patching things, causing players to be able to squeeze as much as they can out of glitches.

Hause has currently patched only one thing related to Vanilla Minecraft that does not involve hacking or glitches. This patch was for frost walker, an enchantment added in Minecraft 1.10, which several players used to freeze up entire rivers, builds with water, and even oceans.

Another object that has received plenty of attention is the elytra due to players finding glitches and hacks to cause infinite flight. Eventually, Hausemaster patched the first elytra glitch during the summer of 2016 (when elytras were first added) and the second during the time of the 5th Incursion. The third glitch, which used an exploit in the options provided in the hacked client known as Aristois, was patched on January 23rd, 2017, by Hausemaster as he now officially "banned" the elytras usage making it the second vanilla item removed from 2b2t. However, in 2019 it was once again enabled, with a cap on maximum flight speed when using hacked elytra flight.

He also disabled /kill for a time, to prevent the "apocalypse exploit" from being used (whereby a player would kill themselves while passing into the overworld through a nether portal, causing the game to think the player was both at their spawn point and the overworld side of the portal, forcing the game to load all the chunks between those two locations), but later re-enabled it after patching the exploit.

Backdoor management

The server has currently been backdoored three times and the subreddit one time. The first backdoor was caused by popbob during the early Facepunch era, which allowed his thunderhack, enchanted blocks, and hacked items. The second backdoor was caused by iTristan and Pyrobyte to allow for them to reach the world border and create more hacked items, and the third by the Tyranny, which allowed for insane destruction.

The third backdoor was the most damaging to date. The Tyranny managed to gain access to the account of georgebush420, the first owner of 2b2t. While many believe this to be illegal IRL because it is theft of property and included the access of email accounts from Dark Web sites in China, Hause did not press any charges against iTristan and his friends. The group used the OP account to destroy several large builds and even to forge super weapons with insane enchantments like level 32K sharpness swords, knockback swords that could kick a person for flying and looting swords that could crash the server by making mobs drop thousands of items at once. The group also used the account to create player heads of various players. This was the event that has caused the existence of 32k items to exist on the server up to today, and now they are almost commonplace in the ever-inflating server economy.

Hause stopped popbob's Thunder Hack by disabling thunder on 2b2t and regained his alternate account either by deleting it or changing its password/username. The addition of illegal items was almost impossible to fix, considering that many players got their hands on them and began duping them. As more and more players began using these items, Hause attempted to fix the problem by manually deleting various groups of items, and partially succeeded, but not without accidentally deleting Sharpness axes in the process. Furthermore, not all illegals were deleted, which allowed for more duping (of course) and they remain a hallmark of the current 2b2t atmosphere even today.

Original Queue

Queue and Rusher fiasco

Old Queue from outside

The current Queue system that has been implemented into 2b2t is the revamped queue suggested by Rusher. Hause created the original queue to try to control the flooding from Rusher's video, however, it was not the greatest queue system. This caused a lot of people to be angry (especially oldfags), which Rusher noticed. Rusher suggested to Hause that he could buy the server to make it lag-free, but Hause declined the offer because 2b2t would arguably be much worse and wouldn't have it's original 'feels'. Rusher then suggested the current queue, which added the Veteran Queue system and Priority Queue. Veteran Queue gave the oldfags who joined before June 1, 2016, a smaller wait time depending on how long ago they joined. The Priority Queue offers a smaller wait time than even the Veteran Queue, but costs $20 a month. Hause liked the idea and so allowed Rusher and his crew to add and control the queue, which spawned a little hate. This, however, was able to be abused by Rusher, such as when he removed Torogadude off the veteran queue list for being critical of Rusher. Torogadude eventually got his queue priority back (at least until the veteran queue was removed for everyone), and no one else had their privileges illegitimately revoked. Hausemaster later made a post about the fiasco, saying that Minecraft is just a block game.

Spawn

Hausemaster has flattened spawn in the past, which can be seen in some of xcc2's world downloads. This meant he removed tall structures like lava-pillars and lavacasts to make escaping spawn easier. He also expanded the default spawn radius several times as the community worked harder and harder to enclose and control the spawn area during influxes of new players. According to THEJudgeHolden, Hause built a few fields with animals in the nether when food was introduced.

Identity

Hausemaster is from Sweden, like georgebush420, and they know each other in real life, as confirmed in the original 2b2t Facepunch thread. It is also widely believed that georgebush420 is simply an alternate account of Hause's.

Interesting note: in 2014, Hause's email headers stopped being written in Swedish, as they had normally been written prior.

Username origin

The name "Hausemaster" is of unknown origin. The name could be from his 2f2f days, in 2008, as one of the administrators on the now-gone 2f2f forums was named FLOOR_MASTER.[5] Hause's name on Team Fortress 2 and the Facepunch forums was HOUSEMASTER. The "Hause" spelling could be from the "HOUSEMASTER" account already being bought on Minecraft.

Another theory regarding his username is that it comes from Arfenhouse: The Movie which was first released April 21, 2002. This is the story about the Arfenhouse, a large, faceless mansion in the middle of nowhere, owned by Housemaster, a strange bread-like hero person.

Post-Rusher War

After the war, Hause would do a few more things such as re-enabling elytras, then disabling them again later, (no) thanks to Fit. He also updated 2b2t to 1.11, which patched the 11/11 dupe. He also patched the Donkey dupe and llama dupe.

Miserable fail

On April 25, 2017, Hausemaster attempted to enable elytras while using AAC as the server's new anticheat. On that day, over 90 people were kicked, even players that weren't using hacked clients. On the same day, over 100 emails were sent to Hausemaster telling him to remove AAC as there were too many false kicks, but none received a response. The change was later reverted.

AAC re-added

After a short time, Hause re-added AAC in early May with a much better update 3.1.6 which reduced the number of disconnects and issues being reported on the server. While hacked clients are still buggy as hell, the raging has slowed down significantly.

1.12 server improvements

Hause and George have currently been working on new plugins to help improve the overall gameplay of 2b2t. This reddit post listed the planned changes and improvements until it was deleted:

https://www.reddit.com/r/2b2t/comments/6h092r/2b2t_112_update_a_reminder_that_you_are_here/

Bases

According to Fit, Hausemaster having his base was a commonly repeated meme. On August 8th, 2016, a rusher named GrayGraySage posted a Reddit post on that his friend had found a base named Hitlerville. Gray came to the base and that he spotted three members at the base: georgebush420, "Noodle", and "Baj". After he logged off and came back on the next day, the entire base had been removed, and chunks reverted. Many didn't trust gray about this. However, in November, ChromeCrusher found out that the base had been moved by using an unknown exploit, and promptly blew it up with AlphaComputer. SalC1 recorded a video pre-grief, and noted how the bedrock patterns at the base's location is the same as under the one found by Gray's friend. The base was a mess, with crudely made swastikas thrown about, and a bizarre central fort made of gold, redstone, and other materials. BarrenDome has also found a supposed base by Hausemaster. It isn't as massive as Hitlerville and only seemed to have one other member, "Nick". The only evidence for it being made by Hause is that there are books signed by Hausemaster (No screenshots though, so they might be a lie) and how weirdly the base was griefed. The grief showed signs of a world-edit.

Drama

Hause has been criticized for directly interfering with the 2b2t world using MCEdit by adding / removing things such as massive lag machines. Hause has also been praised / criticized for adding End Portals to the world. The community of 2b2t likes to joke that Hause doesn't do anything with 2b2t unless he is high on cocaine and that he is a massive jew. Hause has also been notorious for not being involved with the server for long periods, letting players do what they wanted (which to some oldfags was a good thing) as well as giving Rusher control of the priority queue system. His game-breaking rules are criticized since the server is an anarchy server where anything should be possible but has received praise as these glitches and hacks would make the server pointless and not very fun.

List of Admins

While it is generally recognized that Hause is the sole admin (at least meant to be) on 2b2t, it has been speculated and theorized that there are/were others. This is a list of all confirmed and possible Administrators of 2b2t.

  • Hausemaster - The original owner. He also ran the official 2b2t website, as well as a Garry's Mod server which was less popular. The website indicates that Hause was growing tired of managing the server in 2013 until eventually he stopped altogether and handed 2b2t off to somebody else.
  • "2builders2tools" / "2b2t" - The most probable current owner of the server, taking the reins from Hausemaster in July 2014. This is based on a message appearing on the server website in July 2014 stating that Hause had stopped running 2b2t and left the server to "an anonymous friend." The owner's personality changed after this message, and it is a personality still seen today. Hardly anything is known about him.
  • server_operator - An account that would teleport to bases in the 2014-2015 era. In one instance this was done to assess the lag potential of the first few guardian farms on the server and their item collection and sorting methods.
  • georgebush420 - Suspected to be an actual person rather than just Hause's alt account (and vice versa).
  • iTristan - Due to suspicions of possible collusion between him and Hause during the 3rd backdoor.
  • Other Tyranny Members - It is also possible that Hause gave admin access to other members of the Tyranny, however very unlikely.
  • Curtis - A close friend of TheCampingRusher who runs the queue system due to an agreement between Hause and Rusher that the queue would be Archon run during the Rusher War. It is suspected that Curtis possibly has more power than anticipated. These suspicions rise from admin on the subreddit to even as far as in-game control. He is no longer an admin on the subreddit.
  • Benjojo - Wrote a lot of the plugins for 2b2t back in 2012, and had an IP through his site to join the server if the 2b2t.net/.org domain didn't work. He quit 2b2t after believing it was filled with actual Neo-Nazis. On January 25, 2020, he was interviewed by fastvincent1 in this video. His username was censored, but a 2b2t wiki admin did some research through the 4chan archives and reddit, and his username was also posted in the comment section by Jacktherippa.

Timeline of Administration events on 2b2t.org 2013-­2016

Note: This was originally written by James_Rustles. It can be found here, at https://puu.sh/otipg.pdf

General Points:

- The ‘Admin’ via email claimed to never have accepted plugins from players. But then in the same breath acknowledges the Popbob backdoor of 2011

- The ‘Admin’ also confirmed that he disabled thunder via email then claims he didn't

- Tristan’s GitHub is full of plugins that 2b2t actively uses (they are even described as such) ­http://archive.is/NV4ci ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Random things of interest: All added to the timeline ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ To be given exact dates:

[12-17-2010]

- 2b2t Minecraft map begun. Arguments over 17th or 20th

[Pre 2014]

- Hosting switched to OVH ­ Specifically the partner SoYouStart with the auto-renew PayPal feature. ­

http://puu.sh/oti1U.png ­ http://puu.sh/oti39.png ­ http://puu.sh/oti42.png

[2014-­2016]

- The tone of admin emails change (helpful to rude and cocky)

Nice: http://puu.sh/othdY.png Rude:http://puu.sh/otikt.png

- [Late 2014] Headers change from Swedish to English.

- [April 2016] Withers re-enabled when Tristan and co go base ‘hunting’ [date withers appeared @ spawn, 2016]

­­­­­­­­­­­­­Confirmed Events: 2014

[2014-04-01] April Fools Event with Dragon spawned on limited size map.

[2014-07-31] Hause announces handing over the server to another admin ­ https://web.archive.org/web/20140820055953/http://2b2t.org/ 2015

[2015-04-01] April Fools, Admin uses Jihad and MidiRadio plugins (from Tristans GitHub most likely) Tristan adjusted /Jihad and applied the changes almost instantly implying some access.

Confirmed Events: 2015

[2015-­04-­05] Withers reactivated temporarily for the wrecking of ores X:­103k mesa base

[2015-­05-­29] Admin takes down the server after seeing /tell @a gets coordinates: ­ http://puu.sh/othnl.png

[2015-­12-­24] Jared wrecks Imps 2016 ­ Where it gets interesting

Confirmed Events: 2016

[2016-­01-­31] Server goes down. Admin emails to say it's due to the PayPal issue. ­ http://puu.sh/oti1U.png

[2016­ March/April] The Lands, out in the millions, accessed by bed teleportation and griefed.

[2016-­03-­29 ]: Major change happens here

[2016­-04-­01]: No April fools for the first since the 2012 event

[2016-­03-­25] Oremonger rekt, lead by Cartman and Tristan. Tristan showed us all screenshots beforehand. Would not provide info on how he got them or how he got there. http://i.imgur.com/G3CJlYg.png Tristan, Jared, Taylo (Clyde?) go into the end (all portals already supposedly rekt) They then die in the end after a reboot, within 10 minutes back in the end, and reboots are stopped for the next few hours.

[2016­-04-??] Jack’s End base wrecked

[2016­-04-­??] Exit portal created at jack's base by Tristan or Taylo

[2016-­04-­??] Silver’s stash raided

[2016­04­20] KGB base raided (Kino and Bran's base with other players, Silver, Ore, VargaGirl, YSJ) http://i.imgur.com/5guZNPA.png

Trivia

  • There is another account that now owns the name "Hausemaster" unrelated to the original Hausemaster.
  • Tyrone is popbob 2b2t.org is the earliest mention of Hause on YouTube.

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