GriefPrevention 16.13.0

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

  1. RoboMWM
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    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? Check the documentation!

    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 chat 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 have been removed from spigot for inactivity - but the source for all of these are released on Big_Scary's github. Most of these are maintained in a fork by other people!

    AutomaticInventory discussion thread

    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? Check the documentation!

    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 chat 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!)
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Recent Updates

  1. 16.13.0
  2. 16.12.0
  3. 16.11.6

Recent Reviews

  1. AngeloGamer_2019
    Version: 16.13.0
    Hello Nice Grief prevention Plugin, Is the Best, can you update it to 1.16? I need the Plugin for that Version, Thanks!
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thanks, GP is already compatible with 1.16, and 1.16-specific protections (namely the nether respawn block thingy) is coming soon.
  2. _P4SSION
    Version: 16.13.0
    Hi, I very very want this plugin it's possibly to make in 1.12 ?
    I really like you if it's possible
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Version history (or on bukkit - the files tab) is your friend
  3. FabianThomys
    Version: 16.13.0
    Hey really good plugin :) but is this mohist compatible? Would be nice if it is compatible :)
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Not sure what a mohist is, can you explain further in the discussion section?
  4. NielsHermy
    Version: 16.13.0
    a 100% 5 star plugin :) .
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      A 100% 5 star user c:
  5. ArttuPoika05
    Version: 16.13.0
    Works perfectly in 1.16.1
    Config & commands are easy to use, command suggestions ingame for 1.14+ would be nice.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Command suggestion is a pretty big ask, but I foresee that being implemented as stuff is refactored on the road to v20.
  6. ASKIT
    Version: 16.13.0
    I still don't understand how to connect to the database. What does the URL mean? What should I write there? I've tried everything. Usually in all plugins you need to write the host address, and here some URL.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Did you try asking in the spigot discussion section or checking the documentation?
  7. DooSHeK
    Version: 16.13.0
    This is a one of the best plugins. Easy installation is an advantage, but would be great if there was advanced configuration for more experienced administrators. More options for claim modes. Eg. possibility to toggle option for "drop items" in Creative mode.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Ya I agree. Advanced features will either be removed or configurable on the v20 roadmap.
  8. minecraftero
    Version: 16.13.0
    The truth is very good plugin everything works correctly, but I suggest that they put a kind of "Tittle" when entering a protected area indicating the name of the player, I do not use another plugin because I really like GriefPrevention, but in my opinion I think that the "Tittle "It would be a good idea and that the title could be enabled or disabled and customize the messages of the" Tittle "
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thanks! The feature you're asking for is available in addons such as GriefPrevention Flags.
  9. Auxilor
    Version: 16.13.0
    Good plugin, works well - but the lack of API documentation as well as a maven dependency link makes it unpleasant at best to work with
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      API is a focus in v20...
  10. inbar_shelef
    Version: 16.13.0
    an "internal error" with any command on any version of the plugin
    really nice plugin
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      a "bug report" in a review with no info
      really nice review