GriefPrevention 16.11.5

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. 16.11.5
  2. 16.11.4
  3. 16.11.2

Recent Reviews

  1. SpacePuppeh
    Version: 16.11.5
    One of my favorite plugins as always. :)

    Few plugins accomplish this convergence of functionality and ease of use. 10/10
  2. PlebFerLyfe
    Version: 16.11.5
    All I can say is that its better than everything else, way better. And its free.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thank you!
  3. Bundabrg
    Version: 16.11.5
    Totally forgot to rate this excellent plugin. An excellent plugin for any server and open source to boot.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thanks! c:
  4. arboriginal
    Version: 16.11.4
    Ho can I forgot to rate this wonderful plugin??? It's one of my must-have!

    As a player, one of my first attempts on a server before to join. Mainly for its efficient, easy to use and powerful claim system.

    As an admin, this is very easy to configure for lots of server it just works "out of the box", has lots of possibilities and is extremely stable.

    This plugin is just perfect. Please continue to keep it working across the future MC version. Thanks for sharing it with the community!
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Glad to hear people want plugin updates for updated servers.
  5. ShaneBee
    Version: 16.11.4
    Reading all the reviews gave me a good chuckle. Thanks to all the silly kids with 4 or less stars
    1) 1.12.2 Support? The plugin works on 1.12.2 just fine. If the dev so chooses to not update for a previous version of MC, why should the dev lose stars? How is that fair. Im sure if you find a major bug Robo will gladly fix it.
    2) Somethings not working for you? Maybe talk to the dev first before rating. He has a discussion tab as well as a GitHub issue page that he responds to quite quickly (I've posted several issues on a couple of his plugins, and he always responds quickly... VOUCH!)

    Time for my review:
    I have been using this plugin for a couple of years now. When I first started using it I found a few things a little tricky. I have to admit the documentation on it seems a bit scattered. That may be the fault of passed devs, Im really not sure. But i do know that Robo is very busy. I myself feel like I know basically everything I need to know about this plugin. But for future users and newbies, in my opinion I feel the documentation/wiki needs to be updated a bit to reflect how the plugin currently works.

    That aside. I freaking love this plugin. I honestly cant imagine a survival server without it.
    Ive seen many servers rules "You are not allowed to grief"... I have a firm belief that why put a rule for something that you can just prevent? Well GP takes care of that.

    From a player perspective its STUPID easy to use. The first time I played on a GP server (before I ever used it) I watched the video (as was instructed for me to do) and in that 3 minutes and 10 seconds, I learned everything I needed to know to keep my builds/inventories safe. it literally cant get any easier than this plugin.

    When players complain its too hard to use or they cant figure it out, watch the damn video, its 3 minutes that will give you all the details.

    I dunno what else to say, I love this plugin.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thanks for taking the time to writeup this review!
  6. groovyloopylou
    Version: 16.11.4
    Have used this plugin for years and it has never let me down.
    The plugin is updated in a timely with new mc versions.
    Can't say much else except its a must have to any server that needs some land protection.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thanks for the positive review!
  7. rey15
    Version: 16.11.4
    Very good plugin, works great. But, you can add some section or maybe permission/command for the accrued blocks per group. Like default: 1000 / VIP: 2000. The Addon dont work.
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Thanks! The addon GPAccruals should work; if there are issues, mention BillyGalbreath in the discussion thread
  8. yigityetkin
    Version: 16.11.4
    Please add "You are no longer in Pvp" message for players. This is an important missing.
  9. 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...
  10. 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!