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
    • 1.12
    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 (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).
    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.)
    ScuroK, MCC321, Zathesis and 50 others like this.

Recent Updates

  1. 16.7.1
  2. idle detection fixes
  3. 16.5.1

Recent Reviews

  1. Zulgeteb
    Version: 16.7.1
    I love this plugin but like MaxIstderBoss asked, is there a player based command to turn pvp on/off on your claim?
  2. MaxIstderBoss
    Version: 16.7.1
    Hey can you add a command where you can turn PvP on or off on your claim?

    The plugin is really good.
    sorry for my bad English
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Possible in addons; GP Flags has this. I also have my own addon that does this, though I haven't released on spigot (it's in the same github org as this plugin if you're looking for mine.)
  3. elysia
    Version: 16.7.1
    Awesome plugin, I wish I could turn gold blocks into claim blocks, though. a command to turn a gold block into 100 claimblocks or something would be neat. Currently, I use custom recipes, and you can craft a gold block into an item that gives 200 claimblocks when you click it, and players love it, wish it was a regular feature though.
  4. LionFire
    Version: 16.7.1
    Excellent plugin. But i have a problem, when i use a colored sign, console says: GRief prevention, colored sign at @etc.. And color not working. how can i fix that? Nice plugin -w-
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      See the red text on overview page. Also, GP doesn't modify signs, just logs them.
  5. ScuroK
    Version: 16.7.1
    awesome pugin!
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Re: your message in IRC: Btw, I don't maintain any of Big_Scary's premium plugins. He left a message as well as made them open source, so they're still available but are maintained by other people.
  6. DuckMotion
    Version: 16.7.1
    I love this plugin but I do have a question
    I downloaded loads of version but it won't work
    Can you please tell me what version to download?
    I am using ViaVersion and my server version is 1.8.8
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
  7. Daniel_return
    Version: 16.7.1
    This is a great plugin. I have been using this plugin for over a year on my current server, and used it for about 2 years before my current server on a few misc. servers that I ran. Occasionally bugs do appear, but they are quickly fixed. Can't wait to see what new features are added in future versions.
  8. TownCraftServer
    Version: 16.7.1
    Great plugin, for any server really! I have been using this for a long time! Any survival server that isn't using this.... I'm not sure why you wouldn't!
    The dev can be a little saucy in his responses, but he is also VERY helpful at fixing things when they are broken!
    Have a suggestion/problem? Pop it on their GitHub page and he will get back to you fairly promptly!
    Very configurable!
    My only problem is the config does not include notes along with the settings.... MOST of the settings info is on their outdated bukkit page, which does not include notes for some of the newer things added to the config in the recent updates!
    For some things you may have to do a little googling to figure out what it means... Ie "unused claim days" ... I literally had a different understanding of this until I read another websites breakdown on unused claims. Really clarified it for me since I can NOT seem to find it anywhere on GP's documentation!
    1. RoboMWM
      Author's Response
      Yea, Bukkit's API will delete any comments made in the config. Documentation will be much better when version 20 comes around - otherwise feel free to edit the wiki on github with new stuff you find.
  9. UnKnow
    Version: 16.7.1
    All players claims just deleted for no reason ! .
  10. DinPro
    Version: 16.7.1
    I am not rating this plugin badly because it is bad, the reason is because the other doesn't care until you give him 1 stars, I posted my problem in the disccussion! please help!