The Rusher War

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"HEY WHAT'S UP GUYS, CAMPIN' RUSHER HERE, WELCOME BACK TO THE OLDEST SERVER IN MINECRAFT!!$!$!$$!!$!$!"Category:Rusher The Rusher War was a major conflict on 2b2t that took place during the summer of 2016 and ending in mid-fall in 2016. The war was apparently revolutionary as it gave the server a long needed revival (some say a little too much of a revival) as the server was becoming very empty, and changing the way 2b2t will be played for a very long time. The war was mainly between Team Rusher and Team Veteran, however they were also some smaller groups involved in the war. The war took place from June 13th to October 9th. <blockquote> </blockquote>

The Rusher War
Date June 1st, 2016 - October 9th, 2016 (October 22nd - Rusher's Last 2b2t Episode)
Results Stalemate (Disputed Victory)
Combatants
Team Veteran

Supported by:

  • NedaT
  • CorruptedUnicorn
  • The Fourth Incursion
Team Rusher

Supported by:

Various small factions
Leaders
Fit, Sato86, Offtopia TheCampingRusher, MrMitch361
  • Resistance: CorruptedUnicorn, Soulfood
  • The 4th Reich: Tim_McNukepants
  • The Vortex Coalition: Coltsnid, AmericanOreo, Cyan
  • Peacekeepers: PandaSauceYT, Stormerpro600
  • Team Aurora: NedaT
Strength
More than 100
  • Basti's Bomber
  • Spies from the other factions
  • Multiple FOB's in Spawn
Around 2,000
  • Various sanctuaries in spawn
Members of each faction:
  • Resistance: 12
  • Fourth Reich: ~20
  • Peacekeepers: 40+
  • Vortex Coalition: 100+
  • Aurora: ~5
Casualties/Deaths
Unknown, low maybe 200? ~10,400 (Veteran claim)

Destruction of spawn sanctuaries

Unknown, however the Resistance was crippled due to the Fourth Incursion.

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Background

On June 1st, 2016, the youtuber known as TheCampingRusher, with almost a million subscribers, posted a video about 2b2t. The video sparked a massive rush to the server as Rusher's fans flooded the server. The flooding was so large that the already worn down server could not handle it and so lead to massive TPS/lag drops and even crashes. Eventually Hause Master noticed this massive popularity and had to change the server to a temporary map and added a queue system. The oldfags began to be angry with this large wave of newfags joining the server and so the early sparks of the war began with massacres throughout spawn on these newfags. On June 4th, 2016, Rusher declared war on the oldfags in which he called "OGs" and established Team Rusher. June 13th, 2016 can be called the first day of the War as on this day, the player known as Fit or FitMC (youtube channel) was chosen to be leader of Team Veteran as he posted a massacre of 40 Rushers and many other Anti-Rusher videos before. On July 17th, 2016, a war meeting was conducted by the newly founded Team Veteran which assembled many if not all the old players.The war continued on the original map of 2b2t and the queue system was given an upgrade by Rusher himself, who contributed and donated to the server as he felt a bit guilty for flooding the server.

Major Battles and Events

Note: Keep in mind that many minor battles and skirmishes have occurred throughout the course of the war. Also keep in mind that the majority of these events were shown in YouTube drama.

End of the War

The Rusher War ended when TheCampingRusher left the server for about two months with no activity on it at all. FitMC declared the war officially over on October 9th, 2016, obviously claiming that Team Veteran was victorious. However, Rusher did return but did not instigate a war, meaning his departure was not an armistice. In terms of victor, neither side really won the war. In fact, it wasn't the dominance of one group over the other that ended the war, but rather the boredom of players, the lessening popularity, and the increase of suicide bombers. The suicide bombers ended up being the biggest mistake that Team Veteran created during the war. Team Veteran began to administer End Crystals to newfags so they can instantly kill people on Team Veteran's bounty list. This backfired as many newbz began killing Veterans, Rushers, and anyone else wearing god gear.

Both teams failed their objectives in a way during the war. Team Veteran managed to exterminate many Rushers and lessen the wait line in the queue but by the end of the war, many Rushers escaped spawn and are scattered throughout the server and it still took over 2 hours to get on the server after the whole fiasco. The Team also failed because many oldfags disagreed with the group entirely. They also failed to kick Rusher off the server as he came back and stated that he did not leave due to Team Veteran (in fact it was the reason he kept playing) and that he was simply running out of ideas for the series. He then simply ended the series on October 22nd, 2016, marking the end of the Rusher Period. Team Rusher failed as Rusher never set up an official base, failing to prevent his group from griefing, and never really getting involved with other groups to defeat Team Veteran. Overall, it was boredom, the beginning of school, and suicide bombers that ended the war.

However, the Rusher problem took care of itself, because after Rusher left, the server's population began to decrease. Rusher did eventually come back to the server when the war was declared over and made a final 3 videos (for more information on the subject matter see the Rusher Era page). However, these videos did not re-instigate a new war.

The Rusher Massacre

For more information, go to The Rusher Massacre

There was a massive slaughter of newfags by Team Veteran over the course of the Rusher War. The amount of Rushers killed is estimated to be 10,400 based on documented evidence. There may have been more Rusher kills that were undocumented throughout the server.

Major Groups Involved

Other Groups Involved

Legacy

Although highly controversial, the Rusher War remains as one of the greatest periods in 2b2t history. It changed the way the game was played and left its mark for years to come. It was the cause of several other events such as the Fourth Incursion. It is also the most documented era of 2b2t, and the most important question is whether or not 2b2t will die down once again, or 2b2t will be like this for years to come.

"June 1st, 2016 will be forever known as the day that 2b2t changed forever. TheCampingRusher coming on 2b2t was the most significant event in the server's history. There is no longer any denying that."<blockquote>-Fit, October 9th, 2016.</blockquote>Several people, including oldfags, believed that, in a way, the war saved the server as it gave it a new breath of life (which was later found out to be the true goal of Team Veteran). During the spring of 2016, the server was experiencing one of its lowest points as many players left due to the backdoor scandal of late 2015. Oldfags claim that Offtopia was literally paying the fees for the server in order for it to survive. This eventually changed when summer rolled around and massive swarms of players joined the server, in which donations and the queue began to help the server get off its knees.

The 2b2t community has recently witnessed the 1 year anniversary of the Rusher War and the various forms of 2b2t media posted memoires, memes, and shitposts relating to the war. Rusher did not return, which to many, was a relief.

Issues/Drama

To many of the oldfags, midfags and some newfags, the war was viewed as simply a role-playing war and that the war was simply a publicity stunt to get more attention on the server. The objective of Team Veteran to exterminate Rushers and get them off the server was also contested. After mass suspicion and theories, Veteran leadership eventually began to implicate or blatantly admit the true interior motive post war. The true purpose of Team Veteran was to solely trick the Rushers into believing there was a "war" and to take advantage of the YouTube hype in order to revive the dying server. Team Veteran essentially fueled the war and made it much worse than it actually was in order to keep the YouTube attention from the multiple YouTuber's logging on. Some players even believe that Rusher himself was actually involved in the whole scheme in order to have content for his videos.

This does not mean, however, that there would not have been any true conflict between Rushers and players who actually wanted to get them off the server. This also does not mean that Rusher would not have made a series on the server, however, without the fueling of Team Veteran, the war in itself would have been much shorter and Rusher's series would have ended much earlier.

Months after the war, the "war" simply became a meme, often being asked by newfags if there is still a war, to which the regulars would often respond jokingly and offensively.

Trivia

See Also

Category:HistoryCategory:WarsCategory:Events

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