GriefPrevention 16.11.4

PREVENTS all forms of grief - build/break, theft, spam, spawn camping, and more without a database.

  1. RoboMWM
    Native Minecraft Version:
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.13
    Source Code:
    Big_Scary (Creator)
    Stop responding to grief and prevent it instead. Grief Prevention will solve your grief problems without a roster of trained administrators, without 10 different anti-grief plugins, and without disabling any standard game features. Because Grief Prevention teaches players for you, you won't have to publish a training manual or tutorial for players, or add explanatory signs to your world.

    Grief Prevention stops grief before it starts automatically without any effort from administrators, and with very little (self service) effort from players. Solve all your grief problems with a single anti grief download, no database, and (for most servers) no configuration customization.

    Got a question? Having problems? Ask it in the discussion thread!

    Got a problem or bug you can reliably reproduce? Or a feature request? Report it on the issue tracker!

    Also, you might be able to catch me/others on the #GriefPrevention IRC channel (or dumcord) for help (please state your question and exercise patience if you use this option).


    The Manual (Documentation)

    If you're new to Minecraft servers, you can learn how to set up a Minecraft server to run GriefPrevention and other plugins here.

    If you're not running a 1.8 or later server, you can get older builds of GriefPrevention on the BukkitDev page.


    Yes, everything is customizable. See The Manual
    • No database or world backups required.
    • Extremely efficient CPU / RAM usage.
    • Land claims are easy to manage.
      • New players get automatic claims around their first chests.
      • Players who ask for help in chat get an instant link to a demonstration video.
      • Resizing claims and creating new claims is done with ONLY the mouse, no slash commands.
      • When a player appears to be building something nice outside his claim, he's warned and shown his claim boundaries.
      • Claim boundaries are easy to see, and don't require any client-side mod installation.
      • Extremely easy-to-remember, single-parameter slash commands for giving other players permissions.
      • Claim subdivision and granular permissions are available to organize towns and cities.Watch this video.
    • It's IMPOSSIBLE to grief a land claim. Watch this video.
      • No building or breaking.
      • No stealing from ANY containers.
      • No sleeping in beds.
      • No button/lever usage.
      • No adjusting redstone repeaters.
      • No pushing blocks in with pistons.
      • No pulling blocks out with pistons.
      • No TNT damage.
      • No creeper damage.
      • No damage from TNT cannons.
      • No explosive damage from other plugins, like Extra Hard Mode or Magic Spells.
      • No enderman block changes.
      • All doors may be automatically locked (optional, see config file).
      • No killing or luring animals away.
      • No stealing water (e.g. buckets).
      • No trampling crops, by players, animals, or monsters.
      • No building overtop, all claims reach to the max build height.
      • No placing or breaking paintings / item frames.
      • Fluids will not flow into a claim from outside.
      • No placing blocks via TNT/Sand/Gravel cannon.
      • No placing portals without build permission (even by walking through a portal in another world).
    • Pets and death loot are protected.
      • Players can't pick up what another player dropped on death without permission.
      • All types of pets are protected everywhere, even outside of land claims (can be configured per-world).
    • Excellent anti-spam protection
      • Warns, then mutes, then may kick or ban spammers (configurable - you choose).
      • Most spammers get only one message out before they're muted.
      • Blocks server advertising (IP addresses).
      • Blocks repeat message spam.
      • Blocks ASCII art (ex. Nyan Cats) spam.
      • Blocks similar message spam.
      • Blocks unreadable (gibberish) message spam.
      • Blocks CAPS.
      • Blocks macro spam (very different messages in quick succession).
      • Blocks login/logout spam, even when the spammer has multiple accounts.
      • Blocks death spam.
      • Blocks bot team spam.
      • Blocks slash command spam, including /tell, /emote, and any more you add.
    • Wilderness Protection and Rollback
      • Fire doesn't spread or destroy blocks.
      • Creepers and other explosions don't destroy blocks above sea level.
      • TNT doesn't destroy blocks above sea level.
      • No planting trees on platforms in the sky ("tree grief").
      • Instant, point and click nature restoration for not-claimed areas. Watch this video.
        • Insanely easy and fast fixes for penises, swastikas, and anything else unsightly.
        • Point at what you don't like and click, and it's fixed. Even from far away.
        • Never accidentally changes blocks inside land claims.
        • No need to investigate who built it, who broke it, or when they did it.
        • Doesn't matter if the griefer built with "natural" blocks, it will still be fixed.
        • No database.
        • No backups.
        • No chunk regeneration (it's dangerous for technical reasons).
        • Fixes bad chunk generations, like floating islands. It will be better than new.
        • Fills holes, even next to water to correct big spills.
        • Smooths noisy terrain.
        • No griefer construction is safe. If it's unnatural enough to be noticeable by players, it will be removed or filled-in.
    • Land claims can't be used as a griefing tool.
      • It's impossible to get a player "stuck" inside a land claim.
      • Land claims beyond the first require a golden shovel.
      • Minimum claim size prevents sprinkling small claims to annoy other players.
      • Max claim allowance grows with time played on the server, and can't be cheated by idling.
      • A simple administrative slash command will instantly remove all of a griefer's claims, no matter where they are.
    • Catches clever griefers.
      • Enhances the /ban command to ban ALL a griefer's accounts (not just his IP address).
      • Logs sign placements.
      • /SoftMute command to shut down chat trolls without them knowing they're beaten.
    • PvP Protections.
      • When PvP is off, no setting fire or dumping lava near other players.
      • Absolutely bullet-proof anti-spawn-camping protection including bed respawns, which requires no configuration.
      • No logging out, stashing items, or using plugin teleportation to escape combat.
      • Optional siege mode, to answer players who hide in their claimed houses to avoid combat.
    • Supports your server growth.
      • Permit players to exchange server currency for claim blocks (requires configuration and other plugins).
      • Grant claim blocks automatically for votes, donations, etc (console command provided, other plugins required).
    Please note that these projects may have been removed for inactivity - but the source for all of these are released on Big_Scary's github; you might be able to find a maintained fork too!

    AutomaticInventory discussion thread:★-☆-intelligent-inventory-50-off-☆-★-from-bigscary-creator-of-spigots-1-plugin-paid.70991/page-21#post-2353750

    GriefPrevention Flags | GraviTree | AutomaticInventory | DiamondGuarantee | PhantomAdmin





    FYI regarding all review responses from September 3, 2016 and earlier: These are Big_Scary's responses, not RoboMWM's (apparently the resource system just slaps the current author's profile picture on each review reply, regardless of who actually made the reply.)

    Got a question? Having problems? Ask it in the discussion thread!

    Got a problem or bug you can reliably reproduce? Or a feature request? Report it on the issue tracker!

    Also, you might be able to catch me/others on the #GriefPrevention IRC channel (or dumcord) for help (please state your question and exercise patience if you use this option).

    Remember - I cannot help you with any issues or questions in the reviews section, since you can't reply to my review response. Reviews are not for support; the support communication methods are listed above (and also in red!)

Recent Updates

  1. 16.11.4
  2. 16.11.2
  3. 16.10

Recent Reviews

  1. Jereth_Khan
    Version: 16.11.4
    Works really well for basic protections for players, however, when getting into player builds where players share villagers, the only way for players to do so requires them to make sub-claims around the villagers and make sure there are no chests above or below those villagers. This really limits builds for player shops on SMP style servers. The only way to prevent this is to completely unprotect villager trades, which creates its own separate problems.
    Points for how good it protects, but lack of flexibility in what's protected with what permissions lowers my opinion of it.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      "Flexibility" can be augmented via the API with addons. There's already a ton of people complaining about the already-existing feature creep in GP.

      If you want to know more about the design philosophy of GP please ask instead of assuming with a review...
  2. REW01WER
    Version: 16.11.2
    Works, but RestoreNature, RestoreNatureAggressive and RestoreNatureFill is still not working and is causing server to lagg and crash. Why does it even exist, get rid of it!

    For everyone who is upgrading from 16.9, just replace the .jar file with new one.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Yea I hear you, restorenature needs constant maintenance as mojang adds new biomes and blocks, which is why this will be an addon's responsibility in version 20. If you can report any stacktraces to the github issue tracker so we can track down some of the hang issues that'd be appreciated!
  3. Grandof
    Version: 16.9
    Love the plugin as always and am VERY happy to see that it is still being maintained for the latest builds of spigot as well as moving forward to 1.13 in a shockingly timely fashion. Sadly forced to give it only 3 stars due to it having a bug that duplicates items via minecrafts give command and the give command in command block which results in a serious issue for me.
    If fixed I would be happy to next version higher star rating assuming no other issues are found. :D
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Nobody's forced to limit the stars they give, but anyways, your issue that you reported 5 minutes before you made this review cannot be reproduced. So much for proper issue reports that involve communication...
  4. MicleBrick
    Version: 16.9
    The code may be awful, it may lack events, it may not use packages ... at all??? but it works!
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      The only way to make a successful bukkit plugin!!1! Secret plugin success course coming soon
  5. DeCarvalho
    Version: 16.9
    sadly some devs are dropping the support to fast for 1.12.x just cuz 1.13 in on the edge.. If people like me want to stay on 1.12 we need to use outdated versions.. 2 stats due 1.12 drop support
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Hmm, maybe you could've asked about 1.12 support in the discussion thread instead? 16.8 is 100% compatible with 1.12.
  6. PepijnGamer
    Version: 16.8
    Sadly, i dont like this plugin :(
    Why? Because of the following reasons:

    First: Its not plug and play --> Players can't just type ./claim and claim a chunk for a certain amount of points

    Second: Its pretty damn hard to configure.. And why the **** do players need to place a chest? Maybe u can add a special block (White Concrete with a special name?) If players place that special block they have one chunk claimed.. AND /claim borders that shows the borders of a claim with particles..

    Third: One nice thing though is that 1.13.1 and 1.13 support is there. Much plugins are broken in 1.13.(1) and this one is'nt

    Now if u can fix all this things i'll give 5 stars! ;-)
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Wish your review wasn't a threat to add features...

      1) they can type /claim, maybe you should've asked in discussion thread? Also it automatically informs players anyways.
      2) When players have enough resources for a chest, they likely have stuff worthy of being protected. Concrete doesn't make a lot of sense..? (And is a relatively new block, this plugin is nearly 7 years old.)
      3) Particles are planned, check or suggest on issue tracker...

      Again, feature requests and questions belong in the thread, since you obviously can't reply to my review response
  7. GalaxyCloud
    Version: 16.8
    best version ever, works fine on 1.13.1.

    is it possible to make an gui for grievprevention with a major update or generelly put gui functions on it? would be great :) If not, it will also be an awesome plugin. thank you for bringing me this to prevent grief :3
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Sounds like a great idea for an addon, since most MC "GUI"s require a bit of work to maintain without issues.
  8. Blood
    Version: 16.8
    No "how-to" at all, players don't know and I don't know how tu use this plugin (how to create a protection?!) - no tutorial at all...
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Reviews are not for support.
      There are definitely builtin howto's that appear when you join and as you build outside a claim.
  9. Imothep80
    Version: 16.8
    Also works Beautiful on 1.13. Thx for you and your Team for this cool and great work. :) You should add this Version to your Discription. :D
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response

      It does work on 1.13 yes, but not without some issues. Will add that to the "tested versions" as soon as it's tested, which will probably be sometime after spigot has an official "release" build of 1.13 as well c:
  10. alantaru
    Version: 16.8
    please add color codes & in mensages.yml, every time I edit the file it returns to the original.

    please release so you can add other variables in other messages. Ex. You've purchased {1} x Protection Blocks For {0} $ variables: 0: total cost; 1: adjustment
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Color codes do work, but if you haven't enforced utf-8 mode via a java arg, you'll have to use the escape code for the section symbol instead. Ask in discussion, can't recall what it is offhand.