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 housing players wishing to join 2b2t when it exceeds its capacity. The queue was initially created during June 2016 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-three minutes. The queue is subject to massive influxes, such as the Mass queue influx of 2020. It should be noted that there're two types of queue, one with premium access, and a former addition that has since been removed (see System for more).

History

See Also: Mass queue influx of 2020

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, 2017, in which Hause removed the veteran queue system. This change was not popular with the community and caused many oldfags to quit. According to Curtis, the owner of the queue proxy server, it was "100% Hause's idea". The queue now only 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 and unlikely, however, 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 time zones.

A graph taken from 2b2t.io on May 12th, 2020, representing the last 7 days of the queue (blue is normal, red is priority)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as many other current world events (ex: Oil Crisis), the queue has spiked recently as much to over 1200. YouTubers are also invading 2b2t from across the globe and bringing hundreds upon thousands of fans with them (you can see the 7 main ones on the Republic Radio News' video on illegal queue, which also went into detail on many groups experimenting with ways to drastically effect the servers player count and "break" the queue system via complex technical affects to the server).

A count of major 2b2t YouTubers across the globe that invaded 2b2t in the Mass queue influx of 2020. Queue had spiked to never before seen numbers, as well as general interest in 2b2t.

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.

Fit and Jared2013 were believed to have admin access to the queue server. They abused this by giving HermeticLock and several members from the Spawn Masons access to the veteran(Pre-Rusher) player queue.

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. He claimed 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.

graph for normal queue
graph for normal queue
Date Time In queue
April 6th, 2018 7:19 PM EST 153
April 6th, 2018 8:35 PM EST 185
April 6th, 2018 10:07 PM EST 177
April 7th, 2017 1:42 AM EST 110
April 7th, 2018 5:11 AM EST 107
April 7th, 2018 12:18 PM EST 214
April 7th, 2018 1:17 PM EST 217
April 7th, 2018 4:11 PM EST 197
April 7th, 2018 5:19 PM EST 192
April 7th, 2018 8:25 PM EST 188
April 8th, 2018 1:33 PM EST 96
April 13th, 2018 9:17 AM EST 69
April 14th, 2018 12:05 AM EST 75
April 14th, 2018 4:36 AM EST 31
April 14th, 2018 12:50 PM EST 154
April 14th, 2018 1:53 PM EST 152
April 15th, 2018 4:41 AM EST 44
April 16th, 2018 12:59 PM EST 19
April 18th, 2018 6:47 AM EST 0
May 12th, 2018 7:20 PM EST 97
June 29th, 2018 6:56 PM EST 153
July 11th, 2018 10:49 PM EST 29
July 12th, 2018 12:47 PM EST 121
July 12th, 2018 3:20 PM EST 133
July 12th, 2018 9:42 PM EST 111
July 13th, 2018 1:16 PM EST 136
July 13th, 2018 6:19 PM EST 130
July 16th, 2018 6:23 PM EST 147
July 18th, 2018 6:33 AM EST 51
July 18th, 2018 1:51 AM EST 85
July 21st, 2018 10:18 PM EST 115
July 22nd, 2018 3:23 AM EST 69
February 13th, 2019 11:55 PM EST 70
February 22nd, 2019 4:03 PM EST 230
February 22nd, 2019 6:40 PM EST 305
February 22nd, 2019 7:03 PM EST 77
March 4th, 2019 8:24 PM EST 318
March 10th, 2019 10:33 PM EST 281
March 11th, 2019 10:28 AM EST 224
March 28th, 2019 1:35 PM EST 298
March 29th, 2019 1:44 PM EST 200
March 31st, 2019 4:30 PM EST 348
April 6th, 2019 7:42 PM EST 404
April 25th, 2019 8:28 AM EST 222
April 25th, 2019 4:12 PM EST 174
May 1st, 2019 5:36 AM EST 132
May 1st, 2019 7:23 AM EST 69
May 11th, 2019 5:23 AM EST 252
May 11th, 2019 12:25 PM EST 406
May 15th, 2019 12:02 PM EST 232
May 18th, 2019 12:18 PM EST 662
May 19th, 2019 1:17 PM EST 705
May 24th, 2019 5:26 PM EST 728
May 25th, 2019 4:21 PM EST 799
May 26th, 2019 4:20 PM EST 1082
May 26th, 2019 4:27 PM EST 1101
May 27th, 2019 4:01 PM EST 991
May 28th, 2019 1:25 PM EST 923
May 28th, 2019 8:15 PM EST 1403
May 29th, 2019 5:28 PM EST 1418
May 29th, 2019 6:55 PM EST 1455
May 30th, 2019 11:55 AM EST 1050
May 31st, 2019 3:41 PM EST 1404
June 1st, 2019 1:14 PM EST 1407
June 7th, 2019 8:40 PM EST 1651
June 10th, 2019 5:04 AM EST 524
June 29th, 2019 8:24 AM EST 614
July 12th, 2019 2:12 AM EST 364
July 14th, 2019 9:54 AM EST 749
July 14th, 2019 10:07 PM EST 303
July 15th, 2019 3:05 PM EST 755
July 21st, 2019 5:33 AM EST 573
August 9th, 2019 12:30 AM EST 643
August 9th, 2019 6:08 AM EST 552
August 9th, 2019 10:40 AM EST 672
August 24th, 2019 8:11 PM EST 495
August 25th, 2019 8:30 AM EST 395
September 1st, 2019 5:15 AM EST 668
September 3rd, 2019 1:31 AM EST 354
September 16th, 2019 3:39 PM EST 334
October 4th, 2019 12:20 PM EST 260
October 9th, 2019 4:28 PM EST 407
October 14th, 2019 1:06 AM EST 263
November 25th, 2019 11:45 PM EST 183
December 12th, 2019 8:25 AM EST 126
January 2nd, 2020 2:54 AM EST 13
January 21st, 2020 3:52 PM EST 701
February 29th, 2020 8:18 PM EST 625
March 31st, 2020 9:42 PM EST 738
April 25th, 2020 11:35 PM EST 1135
April 26th, 2020 1:02 PM EST 911
April 26th, 2020 2:04 PM EST 1309
April 26th, 2020 10:20 PM EST 880
April 27th, 2020 9:00 AM EST 1477
April 27th, 2020 10:21 AM EST 576
May 11th, 2020 6:58 PM EST 888
May 26th, 2020 3:48 PM EST 778
June 20th, 2020 3:46 AM EST 514
July 2nd, 2020 11:49 PM EST 297
July 25th, 2020 5:55 AM EST 523
July 26th, 2020 8:38 AM EST 782
July 29th, 2020 10:02 PM EST 580

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.

Date Time In queue
July 15th, 2019 2:48 PM EST 67
August 31st, 2019 1:38 PM EST 0
September 1st, 2019 3:33 PM EST 13
September 4th, 2019 3:00 PM EST 0
September 9th, 2019 11:35 PM EST 59
September 21st, 2019 12:19 AM EST 90
September 22nd, 2019 15:00 AM EST 120
September 24th, 2019 10:42 AM EST 20
February 9th, 2020 9:37 AM EST 36
February 14th, 2020 2:49 PM EST 24
April 16th, 2020 10:13 AM EST 214
May 11th, 2020 6:59 PM EST 165