New Facepunch Republic

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New Facepunch Republic
NFPR.png
A meeting of NFPR members at Spawn Base Alpha (SBA)
StatusDisbanded
FoundedNovember 20th, 2019
DisbandmentNovember 21st, 2021
Members~50
Leaderchezhead
Bases~30
Events
2k2k rebuild project. 8k8k Project

The New Facepunch Republic or NFPR, was a group dedicated to good vibes, specializing in building and restoration. It followed the system of the nearly 10-year-old Facepunch Republic.

It began after chezhead, the leader of the original Facepunch Republic, returned to 2b2t in November 2019 and created the New Facepunch Republic. It initially started as a scheme by Armorsmith's Followers, but eventually it turned into a real group thanks to the efforts of Sato86. The group quickly rose in numbers due to new players wanting to be part of a group with old players. However, the group encountered major challenges and eventually disbanded with chezhead's approval on November 21st 2021.

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History

Fall and Winter 2019/2020

The story of the New Facepunch Republic begun when Armorsmith contacted chezhead through Reddit and convinced him to return to 2b2t in November of 2019, to revive the republic. Armorsmith intended to create a new union of groups under chezhead's leadership, with the goal of uniting the server under the Facepunch Republic's name. He didn't want to lead such a union of groups by himself, so he intended to allow chezhead to be the public leader. Armorsmith worked with the player 0Neb on this project, and he became the co-leader of the group, but kept his involvement a secret. Their first project was repairing 2k2k. 0Neb designed the Discord server of the group, and recruited many new players. Old players from the original Facepunch Republic such as Isak were also invited.

Chezhead never really trusted Armorsmith, and after doing some research about him, he secretly arranged a voice chat meeting with Sato86, who told chezhead that Armorsmith wasn't to be trusted. He revealed Armorsmith's plan to all leaders of the group, which led to a drama that caused the departure of 0Neb, the original founder of the in-game group, and Armorsmith, who orchestrated the whole faction.

After the drama, chezhead and Sato turned the project into an actual group and a hierarchy of leaders and advisors was quickly established, with chezhead as the President. A steady rise of new members revealed that this group was not going to dissolve quickly like many new groups do. The group stayed active with a base led by each of the four leaders.

In February, chezhead announced the creation of the Vice President role. Due to real-life responsibilities, chezhead was unable to lead the Republic fully, therefore he made the leader Vab_ito into the VP to lead the Republic in chez's place. Soon, Vab handed the title over to OMEGAO000, who led as VP for the next couple months. Omega then left the group, and the VP role was given to Jeffrey_214.

Spring of 2020

In May 2020 many new projects were started, one after another. The republic members rebuilt Castle Hatehart under the leadership of Fredmodulars, but it was quickly found out. Another project was 8k8k - a base that was a tribute to 2k2k, with most of the builds in the base were made in the Beta style. In the same month, The Republic began the rebuilding of Rhadamantis led by B0ris_Johns0n, and later joined by other members. After restoration was complete and players went inactive, the base was gradually griefed again. The biggest project was SBA (Spawn Base Alpha) - a base that was supposed to be a meeting place for every group member. After Tabb0 completed the construction of the Great Hall (the biggest building at SBA), the first meeting occurred where the future plans for the group were discussed.

The Republic was soon plagued with a group of players who would grief its bases. SBA and Kickass Cove were soon destroyed, and smaller NFPR bases were destroyed later. They soon recovered with an Initiate (mike120500) making a new base named Camp Oakwood, as well as Fred creating Steel Outpost, which was soon passed onto CattynGMD when Fred and a friend created Fort Hardware & Software 6.0.

A small rebellion was established (which lasted no more than three hours after it was busted) when Fredmodulars attempted to take over the Republic due to being angry at what he called, "inactive leadership." The VP at the time, Jeffrey, tried to doxx Fred after Fred had released Jeffrey's information across multiple servers in an attempt to gain leverage within the group. Jeffrey was later framed by Fred, which caused his removal from the the VP role, and later his departure from the Republic. VillagerFilms was chosen to become VP by Fred and his supporters as he was willing to allow Fred and his supporters to violate the groups code under the pretense they would keep radically supporting the groups campaigning and propaganda efforts.

Spring Tensions

The first bit of controversy in the republic was when 0Neb was revealed to be Armorsmith's friend in late 2019. Armorsmith was known to be the original owner of the Republic's Discord server and intended to use chezhead to manipulate other factions into following him. The outcome of this was the banning of both 0Neb and Armorsmith. Later, in the Spring of 2020, a faction, calling themselves Hybrid, griefed multiple bases, one being Bunker Badass II griefed by Craig and two being the SBA and Kickass Cove (the latter being mainly inactive). The republic soon resurged as stated previously and, despite the grief of SBA being a hard hit, multiple bases were built in the latter half of may of 2020 with a new influx of players.

Summer of 2020

During June 2020, a new base named Corinth rose and brought the best builders in the group together to make the most ambitious base in the group's history. Quickly new builds were made such as the reconstruction of Romes Colosseum or the Grand Tree. On 21 June, the base was found and griefed by a newfag named Tr0pic, but its members quickly created a new one. One of said members got their account hacked by a member of Emperium, threatening the safety of the base, but quickly created another. The base is safe.

July 2020 saw many changes in leadership and comebacks. At the beginning of July, ancientfag Isak became active again, prompting a large group meeting to take place. Just a few days later, OMEGAO000 came back to the group with new ideas and projects in his mind. VillagerFilms resigned from his position as Vice President for Omega peacefully. On 9th July 2020, a big Facepunch Logo was made out of obsidian at Spawn. Participants were promoted to higher ranks. Omega decided to host Karaoke Night on Voice Chat to make discord server more active. Karaoke Night was the biggest Facepunch meeting, with eighteen people in VC at its peak.

July also saw a few anti-facepunch groups rise and inside the group. Fredmodulars was a member of many of these groups, and griefed some of their bases until he quit the server. This insiding crisis and other smaller problems kickstarted chezhead into reorganizing the NFPR into the Facepunch Federation.

On July 23, 2020, the New Facepunch Republic was reformed into the Facepunch Federation. The hierarchy of the original group was altered, and new divisions were formed to create a more stable and more powerful group. The Vice President role was removed, and most advisors were given one of the six new branches of the FF. This change was designed to benefit the Federation and help it become a stronger force in the 2b2t community.

Fall of 2020

At the end of August and September the group saw major decay. Because many people joined Facepunch during the COVID-19 pandemic, many members and some high rankers became less active. Advisors that did a lot for the group were Marksman04 and RussianRoomba. RussianRoomba left the group for personal reasons while Marksman04 stayed and did what he could. Small drama rose inside the group when one of the active members, CattynGMD, assisted in the destruction of the Bedrock Comet. Because he had already been on a second chance after him breaking a rule earlier, he was ultimately removed from the group.

Chezhead's return story, showcases the problems Armorsmith caused to him.
chezhead's return story, showcasing the problems Armorsmith caused for him.

Spring and Summer of 2021

In the beginning of the year the Federation saw massive decay to the point where chezhead reverted the name back to the "New Facepunch Republic" as it no longer had the capability to run as a Federation. The Vice President title was brought back as chezhead became busy again irl but this time the title would simply be "President" alongside chezhead. The first new President of the now "Republic" would be VillagerFilms, a very involved and long time member of the group and trusted friend of chezhead. In chezhead's absence, VillagerFilms would try his best to hold the republic together, or what little was left of it. As at this point, many of the newly established and long lasting bases get found and griefed by unknown groups and players, causing morale in the group to hit an all time low. It was at this point that VillagerFilms would make the decision to pass down the title of President to Darth08 with permission from chezhead.

Fall and Winter of 2021

After the summer of 2021, the Republic saw a massive decline in activity, supplies, and manpower, leaving surviving bases from 2020 on their own with some bases which relied on shipments of building materials and kits being left on their own. The situation did not improve for the rest of the year as Darth08 and the leadership did what they could to hold the republic together in the form of ambitious projects and plans for the future that would unfortunately never come to pass. At this point, it became abundantly clear that group was in a state of decline that was unsalvageable with little to no bases left. After Darth08 consulted with chezhead and what remained of the leadership, a unanimous vote was made to disband the Republic. This decision was supported by all of the leadership, including Darth08 and chezhead. In mid November, Darth08 consulted with Marksman04 to draw up the Disbandment Terms of The New Facepunch Republic on Google Docs. After being reviewed by chezhead, the announcement was made to the members at the same time the document released to the public which can be viewed to this day[1]. The Discord would remain online but mainly for archival and meme purposes. On November 21st, 2021, with the document released to the public, the New Facepunch Republic officially disbanded.

Since Fall of 2021

The New Facepunch Republic has been inactive since November 21st 2021, and no revival attempts have been made since.

Rules

  1. Protect Coordinates
  2. Practice Nonviolence
  3. Maintain Security
  4. Invite Friends
  5. Respect Hierarchy
  6. Civil Chat
  7. Good Vibes

Bases

  • Bravo Base
  • Bunker Badass I, II, III
  • Camp Oakwood I, III
  • Camp Oakwood II/Birch Town
  • Checkpoint Charlie v1
  • Corinth I, II
  • Facepunch Summer Camp Base
  • Federation Shelter 1, 2
  • Doofbase (With JIDF)
  • Fort Aqua (With JIDF)
  • Fort Hardware and Software 6.0
  • Kickass Cove
  • Omega Base v1, v2, v3
  • Proving Grounds Outpost
  • Random Ass Town I, II, III, IV
  • The Sanctuary (Formerly known as Salvation Outpost)
  • SnowCliff Keep
  • Steel Outpost
  • Spawn Base Alpha
  • Golden Isles 1, 2
  • Valinor I, II (Not to be confused with Valinor)
  • 8k8k
  • 2k2k (Rebuild)

Members

This is the final command structure of the group before its disbandment.

Presidents:

OG Facepunchers:

  • Isak
  • (Additional unranked members)

Advisors:

Mayors:

Gold Members:

Members:

Past Notable Members:

References