History of Project City Build

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Early History

Project City Build was founded on October 19th 2010 as a classic server the day after one of its founders _andy was banned from the Big Build For Fun server for no reason. It was at that moment when _andy, Kyle8910 and _specialk decided to create their own vision of how a Minecraft server should be run; a large active community, with friendly staff who are not ban trigger-happy.

Server History


Big City in PCB Classic

In the following months, Project City Build grew to become one of the most active classic servers going round. The classic server had a guest map called Flat-grass whilst the main map was named Big City. The server had an emphasis on building realistic looking cities and was featured on various Minecraft blogs and gaming websites. This first iteration of the server saw the introduction of two new admins; Kyle8910 and TKPenalty.

But in January 2011, PCB's service provider mysteriously lost all their data and their offsite data. At the time, Fatso12321 was running a Fallback Server for our community whenever the main server was offline and took over running the classic server whilst _andy and _specialk took a break from Minecraft. On Febuary 18th 2011, _andy and _specialk returned with a brand new server. Running Minecraft Beta 1.2_02, this server marked PCB's transition from classic to survival multiplayer.

Survival Multiplayer

PCB featured in a web article

This server was a hybrid between survival mode and creative; players had the resources if they wanted to build structures but also had the opportunity to play a true survival mode. A new version of Big City was built, with many of the classic server's buildings recreated. Notable towns included, Sandy Point, Paradise Falls, Forsyth and Milton.

On September 17th 2011 in time for the Adventure Update, PCB split from two servers (classic, SMP) to three servers. The SMP server was moved to separate creative and survival servers to enhance the game-play experience. New towns were established in both servers, with notable builds from Filipenis and his sprawling realistic road systems. Big City 2 was also created, improving on the designs of the last two versions.

On June 17th 2012, the survival and creative servers were merged together to form a central Minecraft server[1]. Having undergone major hardware upgrades, the server was now capable of serving multiple maps and a larger number of simultaneous online players.

Major Events

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