GriefPrevention 16.7.1

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

  1. RoboMWM
    Tested Minecraft Versions:
    • 1.11
    Big_Scary (previous author and 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 or found some random bug? 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 for help (please state your question and exercise patience if you use this option).


    The Manual

    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 Setup and Configuration.
    • 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).
    Support a hard-working dev! Please consider my other projects:
    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.)

Recent Updates

  1. 16.7.1
  2. idle detection fixes
  3. 16.5.1

Recent Reviews

  1. Rush_Sykez
    Version: 16.7.1
    really great plugin, however i am not sure if its something i have done but i cant stop creepers from griefing below the surface. Is there a way to stop creeper explosions bellow ground?
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Yes - idea was to avoid creepers from cluttering the surface terrain (but caves, pretty sure most don't care for holes in there). There should be an option to deny regardless - or you could set the sea level to 0.
  2. mmolitor87
    Version: 16.7.1
    I did a lot of research including worldguard, towny, residence, plotme, plotsquared, and griefprevention. All of them require too much work for the administrators or doesn't offer the freedom of claiming land outside of a 'town'. A lot of my members like to play in secluded areas. They immediately took to using the claiming tools and love that it doesn't require a ton of commands. Works on 1.12 for us.
  3. SuperOyuncuEray
    Version: 16.7.1
    This Plugin is Great. . Good job. Nice.Can you help me?. Can you help me? Please. Does it work properly in 1.10?
    1. RoboMWM
  4. BirminghamBoy
    Version: 16.7.1
    This plugin is great. I am running a server where people can buy houses and build on them. BUT I HAVE A PROBLEM - I installed WorldGuard to protect things people haven't claimed (spawn etc), but now people cannot build on their houses that they HAVE claimed! How do I fix?
  5. Konbbomba
    Version: 16.7.1
    1.12 tested works just fine love this plugin btw 100-------------------------------------------------
  6. caxerx
    Version: 16.6
    It's a good plugin to let player claim their land. Good use expreience. But I feel big scary after viewing the source code for some api. I hope the refactor will make codes look better :D
  7. marinesquirel
    Version: 16.6
    This plugin is by far the easiest plugin to use and understand for the players and staff. With this plugin I was able to take out Prism since our new rule is if you don't claim it, don't blame it. The commands are extremely easy to use, and buying/selling claim blocks is simple. The only thing I wish it had (it's not a land management plugin) is an add on land management plugin to /auction or /sell a claim. This author does fantastic work though.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Perhaps you could post a request in the recruiting section for someone to make such an addon. Thanks for the review!
  8. Pas02
    Version: 16.6
    Great Plugin, please add a command to ban a player from the owned claim c:
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Should be possible in GP flags addon, as well as any other addon that wishes to implement this.
  9. KDTemperor
    Version: 16.6
    very good plugin! :)
    keep up the good work dude!
    btw is there a link of the latest api?
    I need to for my custom plugin :D
    1. RoboMWM
  10. JonasLikerSpill
    Version: 16.6
    I got a problem. I used 4 hours translating the messages file, but whenever i try to switch it to the translatet one, it switches back to english. How do i fix this without feeling i wasted my time?