Queue

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What the new queue looks like
How the old queue looked in-game

The queue is a proxy server used to connect to the main 2b2t server. It serves as a queuing system for players wishing to join 2b2t. The queue was initially created during the Age of Hype to manage the enormous flood of players brought on by the arrival of TheCampingRusher and the subsequent Rusher War. The queue (and total players online) can be monitored on 2b2t.io with a graph that updates every two minutes.

History

The original queue

On June 1st, 2016, a popular Minecraft YouTuber known as TheCampingRusher uploaded his first 2b2t video. This caused a massive rush to the server as hundreds of his fans attempted to join at once. This wave prompted Hause to implement a queue system to keep the server systems afloat. The queue was added in mid-June 2016 and required the player to continuously reconnect every few seconds, thus encouraging the use of hacked clients with AutoReconnect. Rusher then offered to buy 2b2t from Hause. Hause declined and Rusher suggested a new queue system. Within this system, all players that joined before June 1st, 2016 were given priority over the newer players. This would enable them to join in minutes rather than hours. A paid priority system was also added where a player could buy priority for $20 per month. The money raised would go towards maintaining the server costs. This and the basic queue is the system that is still used to this day.

During the early days of this new queue, players could be kicked for AFK and were forced to stay on their computer and to check every once in a while in order not to get kicked. This has been fixed in later updates and restarts from the server.

A major change to the queue later came on December 4th, 2016, in which Hause removed the veteran queue system. This change caused somewhat of a community uproar and caused many oldfags to finally quit. According to Curtis, the owner of the queue proxy server, it was "100% Hause's idea". The queue now simply has a basic queue and a priority queue to this day. At VidCon, Fit confirmed, when he met Rusher, that Rusher and his fags were still getting a cut of the queue as of July 2017. It is unknown, however, unlikely, that they still receive a cut, as the Archon has been sold off to new ownership in April of 2018, therefore returning the queue server to Hause. The server now has players looking at the void in the End, unlike Rusher's, which had players looking at end portal blocks, showing a clear sign of change.

During large amounts of players joining the server, such as during incursions, or an invasion of the server by a popular YouTuber, the queue can get very long. In addition to English speaking YouTubers, a recent influx of Taiwanese YouTube Videos in the late summer of 2019 led to the queue to be nearly equally as long during the midnight of EST as the Afternoon of EST, due to opposing timezones.

System

Types of queue

There are currently two types of queue membership. There was formally an additional queue.

Basic queue

The basic queue is the queue that all players are given unless the pay for the priority queue. A lot of the players in the queue are "newfags". It is the lowest level of priority, it is also the largest. When the veteran queue still existed, the position for basic queue players would increase due to the higher queue levels' reserved slots.

Priority queue

The priority queue, also known as the paid queue, has the highest levels of priority, they have reserved slots which allows them to enter the main server easily. This is given to any player that pays $20 for monthly access.

Pre-Rusher queue

The Pre-Rusher queue, also known as the veteran queue, was given to all players that joined before June 1st, 2016. This queue was removed on December 4, 2017, because it was no longer relevant since it had been so long since the Rusher War. The queue was a system requested by the Veterans during the height of the Rusher War. It was a standard non-reserved queue, but they were ahead of all the queue members.

Queue server

The queue was situated on a server of The Archon. It is an empty end dimension that puts the player in spectator mode. The server is no longer managed on the Archon and is now owned by Hausemaster.

Controversy

The queue is a very controversial subject on 2b2t for a variety of reasons. One of the major reasons is that Rusher uses the queue as a way of milking the server for money. Rusher has shown that he can add or remove anyone from the veteran queue list, which he did with Torogadude. This action was later reversed and Rusher promised never to do this again. Rusher denies that he created the priority queue system just for money as many people had emailed Hausemaster beforehand, asking if they could buy queue priority.

The queue can be a few hours long at peak hours, effectively rendering 2b2t a pay-to-play server for new players. This also spawns a lot of hate for 2b2t YouTubers such as FitMC, who bring their subscribers to the server and increase the queue times for regular players. Some even say that Fit has a deal with Rusher where he brings his fans to the server in order to increase the number of people buying priority queue, however, this is little more than speculation.

The existence of reserved slots for paid priority players is a controversial topic as this means a queue can exist even when the server isn't completely full. This raises questions that the queue actually has little to do with lag prevention as the server could easily accommodate more players.

In a video by Toro, he has talked about why the queue will most likely never be removed. His reasoning is essentially the most basic business reason, supply and demand. Hause is continuing to use the queue to make enough money to spend on the server. It's paying his bill and so would lead to why he will continue to keep it. It only takes 13 donators to pay off the $250 fees, 5 to pay for the general payment of $90, that is required to pay off for the server each month. It is unknown how much money is given to Rusher from this and Toro criticized in the video that Rusher never talked about the fate of the money he gains from the server since his drama video about #FreeToro and the queue itself.

Basic queue size

This is a new, ongoing graph set up that will (manually) track how long the queue is. This is for testing purposes of the community and to see how the queue expands/shrinks due to events. Anyone may participate. All times are in EST, use daylight savings, and are following a 12-hour clock (AM/PM). If you live outside of the USA Eastern Standard Timezone, please convert your time to the EST format.

April 6th, 2018 (7:19 PM EST) - 153 in queue

April 6th, 2018 (8:35 PM EST) - 185 in queue

April 6th, 2018 (10:07 PM EST) - 177 in queue

April 7th, 2017 (1:42 AM EST) - 110 in queue

April 7th, 2018 (5:11 AM EST) - 107 in queue

April 7th, 2018 (12:18 PM EST) - 214 in queue

April 7th, 2018 (1:17 PM EST) - 217 in queue

April 7th, 2018 (4:11 PM EST) - 197 in queue

April 7th, 2018 (5:19 PM EST) - 192 in queue

April 7th, 2018 (8:25 PM EST) - 188 in queue

April 8th, 2018 (1:33 PM EST) - 96 in queue

April 13th, 2018 (9:17 AM EST) - 69 in queue

April 14th, 2018 (12:05 AM EST) - 75 in queue

April 14th, 2018 (4:36 AM EST) - 31 in queue

April 14th, 2018 (12:50 PM EST) - 154 in queue

April 14th, 2018 (1:53 PM EST) - 152 in queue

April 15th, 2018 (4:41 AM EST) - 44 in queue

April 16th, 2018 (12:59 PM EST) - 19 in queue

April 18th, 2018 (6:47 AM EST) - Queue empty

May 12th, 2018 (7:20 PM EST) - 97 in queue

June 29th, 2018 (6:56 PM EST) - 153 in queue

July 11th, 2018 (10:49 PM EST) - 29 in queue

July 12th, 2018 (12:47 PM EST) - 121 in queue

July 12th, 2018 (3:20 PM EST) - 133 in queue

July 12th, 2018 (9:42 PM EST) - 111 in queue

July 13th, 2018 (1:16 PM EST) - 136 in queue

July 13th, 2018 (6:19 PM EST) - 130 in queue

July 16th, 2018 (6:23 PM EST) - 147 in queue

July 18th, 2018 (6:33 AM EST) - 51 in queue

July 18th, 2018 (1:51 AM EST) - 85 in queue

July 21st, 2018 (10:18 PM EST) - 115 in queue

July 22nd, 2018 (3:23 AM EST) - 69 in queue

February 13th, 2019 (11:55 PM EST) - 70 in queue

February 22nd, 2019 (4:03 PM EST) - 230 in queue

February 22nd, 2019 (6:40 PM EST) - 305 in queue

February 22nd, 2019 (7:03 PM EST) - 77 in queue

March 4th, 2019 (8:24 PM EST) - 318 in queue

March 10th, 2019 (10:33 PM EST) - 281 in queue

March 11th, 2019 (10:28 AM EST) - 224 in queue

March 28th, 2019 (1:35 PM EST) - 298 in queue

March 29th, 2019 (1:44 PM EST) - 200 in queue

March 31st, 2019 (4:30 PM EST) - 348 in queue

April 6th, 2019 (7:42 PM EST) - 404 in queue

April 25th, 2019 (8:28 AM EST) - 222 in queue

April 25th, 2019 (4:12 PM EST) - 174 in queue

May 1st, 2019 (5:36 AM EST) - 132 in queue

May 1st, 2019 (7:23 AM EST) - 69 in queue

May 11th, 2019 (5:23 AM EST) - 252 in queue

May 11th, 2019 (12:25 PM EST) - 406 in queue

May 15th, 2019 (12:02 PM EST) - 232 in queue

May 18th, 2019 (12:18 PM EST) - 662 in queue

May 19th, 2019 (1:17 PM EST) - 705 in queue

May 24th, 2019 (5:26 PM EST) - 728 in queue

May 25th, 2019 (4:21 PM EST) - 799 in queue

May 26th, 2019 (4:20 PM EST) - 1082 in queue

May 26th, 2019 (4:27 PM EST) - 1101 in queue

May 27th, 2019 (4:01 PM EST) - 991 in queue

May 28th, 2019 (1:25 PM EST) - 923 in queue

May 28th, 2019 (8:15 PM EST) - 1403 in queue

May 29th, 2019 (5:28 PM EST) - 1418 in queue

May 29th, 2019 (6:55 PM EST) - 1455 in queue

May 30th, 2019 (11:55 AM EST) - 1050 in queue

May 31st, 2019 (3:41 PM EST) - 1404 in queue

June 1st, 2019 (1:14 PM EST) - 1407 in queue

June 7th, 2019 (8:40 PM EST) - 1651 in queue

June 10th, 2019 (5:04 AM EST) - 524 in queue

June 29th, 2019 (8:24 AM EST) - 614 in queue

July 12th, 2019 (2:12 AM EST) - 364 in queue

July 14th, 2019 (9:54 AM EST) - 749 in queue

July 14th, 2019 (10:07 PM EST) - 303 in queue

July 15th, 2019 (3:05 PM EST) - 755 in queue

July 21st, 2019 (5:33 AM EST) - 573 in queue

August 9th, 2019 (12:30 AM EST) - 643 in queue

August 9th, 2019 (6:08 AM EST) - 552 in queue

August 9th, 2019 (10:40 AM EST) - 672 in queue

August 24th, 2019 (8:11 PM EST) - 495 in queue

August 25th, 2019 (8:30 AM EST) - 395 in queue

September 1st, 2019 (5:15 AM EST) - 668 in queue

September 3rd, 2019 (1:31 AM EST) - 354 in queue

September 16th, 2019 (3:39 PM EST) - 334 in queue

October 4th, 2019 (12:20 PM EST) - 260 in queue

October 9th, 2019 (4:28 PM EST) - 407 in queue

October 14th, 2019 (1:06 AM EST) - 263 in queue

Priority queue size

Players that have purchased priority queue are invited to enter priority queue status data in this category. All times are in EST, use daylight savings, and are following a 12-hour clock (AM/PM). If you live outside of the USA Eastern Standard Timezone, please convert your time to the EST format.

July 15th, 2019 (2:48 PM EST) - 67 in priority queue

August 31st, 2019 (1:38 PM EST) - Priority queue empty

September 1st, 2019 (3:33 PM EST) - 13 in priority queue

September 4th, 2019 (3:00 PM EST) - Priority queue empty

September 9th, 2019 (11:35 PM EST) - 59 in priority queue

September 21st, 2019 (0:19 AM EST) - 90 in Priority Queue

September 22nd, 2019 (15:00 AM EST) - 120 in Priority Queue

September 24th, 2019 (10:42 AM EST) - 20 in priority queue