This article is about the infamous troll named "popbob" who had an account named chris_leighton. This page is not to be confused with another oldfag troll named chrisleighton.
popbob is an infamous oldfag, autist and griefer in 2b2t. As of today, he is used in various shitposts and memes on the subreddit. He is notorious for supposedly having griefed more bases than any other known player on the server, although this achievement has long been contested by jared2013.
|"He hates you people" -jared2013, October 2018|
|Approx. join date||Sometime in early 2011|
|Status||Active (has been playing recently.)|
|Known Alts||chris_leighton, OreMongerIsANig, OreMongerIsANigr, sendGAYStoISIS, JIDF, RIDF, popbobYT, _popbob, xXBR0NY_PR1D3Xx|
|Reddit Username(s)||666_nigger_666 (now deleted)|
popbob joined 2b2t in early 2011 as a 4channer and would later become a Facepuncher. He is one of the oldest 2b2t players. As policemike55 once said: "I know there are older players on 2b2t but he is the oldest I can remember." The most famous base popbob was ever part of was called Squid Base. He randomly found the base during a base hunt by going through nether portals. Even back then, popbob had already gained notoriety as a griefer, so as the members of Squid Town gave his a tour and an invitation to join, they came to terms that the base would be griefed. Luckily for them, popbob accepted the invitation. He teamed with policemike55, passie05, xcc2, chase101, and CreamOfTheSlop, and helped with the construction. He would go on to build a glass dome there. Luke2thebun later griefed the base so they abandoned it.
After he left Passie Town, popbob moved on to play with his Facepunch friends and many others but would never stay with a group for long. popbob was also part of early Facepunch bases in 2011. One of the most well known was the 1095 365 Base. Their members were popbob, Tark, Dachande, stewe231, and Phagocytic. He made some smaller bases with his previous basemates as well, such as 700Base in 2013 with xcc2 and other Facepunchers.
popbob was making plugins for Hausemaster at the time and he backdoored one of them, causing Hausemaster to lose all trust for his. This allowed popbob to gain access to spawn in any block and items he wanted. he shared his backdoor abilities with his fellow basemates. Later popbob brought them to a new place and built Plugin Town. Hausemaster discovered popbob's backdoor very quickly, leading to the base's abandonment. popbob also made another solo base, a bit later, in which he dug several holes all the way down to bedrock for no particular reason.
popbob continued to grief and was still a very dangerous person. Over the years, popbob, iTristan, and other members of The Tyranny created their own client, nhack, to support their base finding and exploits.
popbob was consistently hateful in the main chat and ridiculed everyone constantly. In personal chats with other players, he acted somewhat friendly, or at least not completely toxic. While he was being friendly (in comparison), though, he would be logging on with alts, lava casting, blowing things up, or stealing information from other people's PCs. In later years, he became quieter, just spamming with Welcomer and Announcer. He may have been taking different medications over the years, creating different mental versions of popbob, which is speculated due to the huge personality changes and large changes and inconsistencies in the types of personal information he has shared over the years. popbob was able to do many things other players could not do because of his backdoor access to 2b2t. This allowed him to do things like spawning in materials and even making a pig spawner.
Griefing and Autismal Outbursts
"popbob is a relic and a treasure to be cherished, he is known to everyone in one way or another from newfriends to players who played since early 2011. He has also a very peculiar personality, both laconic (when not spamming) and autistic. Some people leave, some people stay and those who do always change. I remember popbob from 2011 summer and he is still the same sadistic trash he was back then. May he never change." -Anonymous Romanian player on the 8ch 2b2t board, 12/21/15
popbob went on to become an infamous griefer and toxic player. He worked mostly alone in his griefing outbreaks and occasionally griefed with other Facepunchers during the Facepunch Era of 2b2t and with D4RKJ0E (jared2013) or iTristan during the Age of Tyranny. He was able to determine other players' coordinates using the thunderbolt exploit. The exploit used an oversight in Minecraft's code that allowed the coordinates of thunder to be tracked down through packets, as the sound of thunder was global and would only strike where players were located. The exploit would send the coordinates to popbob in chat, which allowed Popbob to find players, kill them, and grief their bases.
Another activity that gained popbob infamy was stealing information from other players. When many players, including xcc2, taylo112, and iTristan, were rebuilding a base known as Kaamtown, popbob used nhack to screenshot Omaliymix and Kaameron's desktops and send it to them. They both quit 2b2t after that, and xcc2 stopped using nhack. However, iTristan and ImperatorTerrae, as well as some others, continued to use it.
During The Third Incursion, popbob's griefing reign finally ended when the incursion members hunted popbob down and caused him to combat log. After this, popbob has left and rejoined many times on alt accounts or on his main, spamming chat like a 5-year-old to indicate that he's back in the game. popbob uses alt accounts to keep his identity secret from the wave of new players, as the majority of them do not know the existence of these. Many people believe popbob quit 2b2t because of what FitMC said, but he does join 2b2t occasionally on alt accounts as aforementioned.
popbob changed his skin from his troll-face skin to an all-white skin on July 7, 2016, according to NameMC. He was also seen on 2b2t on December 4th, 2016. Also, sometime in 2016, he reconnected a link in a chain of beds using the bed teleportation exploit on an alternate account known as RadicalHiccup so that jared2013 could use it to grief a base known as The Lands, a base owned by Jacktherippa.
popbob has been seen multiple times recently. He was seen with a group that one of its members posted a screenshot on Reddit of. Just recently, popbob and iTristan were online on the server, both typing in chat, and iTristan even replying to whispers. There have been reports of popbob and iTristan griefing some builds, and The Emperium was apparently targeted. Both have continued to be sighted online.
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popbob during his time in the Facepunch Republic
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popbob at his solo base
- popbob was amongst the first players to use hacks on 2b2t. Hacks at the time were not as readily available to the public as they are now. People would either code the early "hacked clients" themselves, or would get them from friends, or sketchy sites. Due to the fact that this was in early Minecraft, these may have been the first hacks ever used on Minecraft.
- Despite his destructive tendencies, popbob seemed to enjoy building as well. Popbob's most known build is his trademarked glass dome, although many new players seem to associate every glass dome with popbob.
- Many of his friends are convinced that he has autism in real life due to his weird nature.
- popbob has been spotted on a different anarchy server named Constantiam quite a few times.
- Nowadays, popbob's name has become a kind of meme, synonymous with ironic jokes about the misconceptions Fitfags and other newfags bring to the server.
- Popbob changed his skin in Minecraft to the Trans Rights flag and linked a Steam profile on his namemc, by the name of Mackenzie and commonly uses the name Kenzie on Discord. According to jared2013, this was an elaborate joke.