Grief Prevention

Grief Prevention

AUTOMATICALLY PREVENTS ALL FORMS OF GRIEF, including build/break, theft, spam, fire, spawn camping, lava and more, so you don't have to undo any damage after the fact. No configuration or database required! Stop responding to grief and prevent it instead. Grief Prevention will solve your grief problems without requiring you to manage a roster of trained administrators, juggle 10 different anti-grief plugins, take away cool standard game features, publish a training manual / tutorial for players, or add explanatory signs to your world. You can also choose to integrate PvP elements into build design to finally get a PvP experience befitting a sandbox game about creativity.

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 download, no database, and no configuration step.

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Official Servers (Try it for yourself!)

You can experience this plugin for yourself (as a player) by joining any of these public servers. :) We maintain these servers personally, which helps us catch bugs and spot opportunities for new features and improvements. Have fun!

Feature List

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.
    • No trampling crops, by players, animals, or monsters.
    • No growing trees inside the claim by planting outside.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • Almost no false positives.
    • Blocks server advertising.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • It's impossible to get a player "stuck" inside a land claim.
    • 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.
    • Optionally, logs whispers and opens them to administrative eavesdropping.
    • /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, 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).

The Manual

More Great Plugins!

  • Anti-XRay
    • Limits how quickly players can mine valuables, based on their play time / values mined ratio.
    • Keeps your valuables in the ground, so non-cheating players can find them (unlike ore loggers).
    • Practically free to run, unlike the tremendously expensive Orebfuscator.
    • Most legit players won't notice, but xrayers will ragequit and move on.
  • Population Density
    • Automatically assigns new players to wilderness where they'll find other new players and plenty of space, wood, and ore.
    • Optional teleportation system which can't be abused by players to escape combat or save them from being lost.
    • Login queue to guarantee fairness when the server is full.
    • Optional reserved spots for administrators.
    • Automatically removes idle players when the server is nearly full.
  • EnderHoppers
    • Allows the use of Hoppers with EnderChests inside a Claim
    • Items are taken from and added to the EnderChest inventory of the Claim owner
    • Supports The Better Ender Chest Plugin

Project Status and Future

From BigScary: I've re-joined the project. Yes, I know many of you had a very bad experience with the beta builds, there were many bugs. We've rolled-back the buggy features which were added after I left the project, and then I continued the project from there as if I hadn't left in the first place. So far, I've added UUID support, greatly improved performance during play time and boot time, blocked new grief strategies made possible by changes to the game since I last worked on the project, cleaned up the config files, and tweaked several features for much improved player and administrator experiences.

Because all of the Bukkit staff have simultaneously quit the project, it's extremely unlikely that Bukkit will ever be updated to support Minecraft 1.8 or later servers. Also, there's a legal issue which resulted in all craftbukkit builds being removed from the internet in general. The law is slow, so that makes future bukkit versions even less likely.

Due to these circumstances, my current plan is to wait for a new mod platform to emerge (spongepowered.org is looking promising), then build a new grief prevention plugin for that new platform. Until then, I will continue working on this project as I always have. No other project I've ever worked on in my career as a software engineer compares to GriefPrevention's mix of fun, challenge, and importance to the community.

How to Upgrade to 8.0+ Builds

Starting with GriefPrevention 8.0.3, you can keep any claims and player data that was created by the broken "beta" builds. You just have to customize your config file again (a new config.yml will be generated in a folder named "GriefPreventionData").

Starting with GriefPrevention 8.1 which supports UUID (player name changes), GriefPrevention will do a one-time data update during boot. This can take a very long time - up to 1 second for each player who has ever played on your server. This is because GP has to contact Mojang via the interwebs to get the correct UUID for each player. At this time, it seems this process works well for offline mode and online mode servers, but there are mixed reviews for the hybrid "Bungee Cord" configuration (try it, but back-up first!). In any case, please back up before you take on this major update. If you have any problems, restore your data from backup, use the older version of GP which was working for you for now, and get your logs to me so I can investigate. :)

Please Vote for Grief Prevention

I've just posted Grief Prevention on the Spigot site. If you love GP, please take a couple of minutes to give GP your rating and leave a short review. Better rating and positive reviews will help server owners who look for plugins on the Spigot site make the safe choice (GP) instead of downloading something sketchy or incomplete. :) Thanks so much for all your support!

http://www.spigotmc.org/resources/griefprevention.1884/

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  • Avatar of SuperPyroManiac SuperPyroManiac Feb 20, 2014 at 22:49 UTC - 0 likes

    This is weird, it seems to block only 1 thing from everyone including me with all permissions, whenever I post my own website it is blocked for "spam" yet I can post ANY other site.

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  • Avatar of pr4xt3roy pr4xt3roy Feb 20, 2014 at 22:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Quick question...

    If an admin can transfer anyone's claim using /giveclaim, then what is the purpose of /transferclaim ?

    the way I understand it, /giveclaim would be for users and /trsnsferclaim for admins... but they seem to do exacly the same no?

    The only difference I see is that using /transferclaim without any parameter will transfer a claim into an admin claim. But /giveclaim could do that too (when you have proper permissino) and you would have one less command to worry about.

    No?

    -- pr4xt3roy [ Survival / Strong Anti-Grief / Build / Make Friends ]
    Minecraft Server IP: CapricaTown.net

  • Avatar of ViperViolist ViperViolist Feb 20, 2014 at 19:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Despite what is set in the config, players on my server are still able to PvP inside any GriefPrevention claims. Things like breaking blocks and even potion splash is still protected against in the claim, however. If a WorldGuard region is set to no pvp, they can't PvP there, so I'm fairly certain it has to do with the plugin... has anyone else had this issue, or is there something I'm not setting up correctly?

  • Avatar of scoutankybear scoutankybear Feb 20, 2014 at 12:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Does this work with votecatcher

  • Avatar of anfereon anfereon Feb 19, 2014 at 20:36 UTC - 0 likes

    OK there are a few things unclear to me:

    1. What is entity cleanup task?

    2. If I set "AllClaimDays: 40" and disable ClaimCleanup like so: ClaimCleanup: Interval: 300 Quantity: 5 MaximumSize: 25 MaxInvestmentScore: 100 Enabled: false Will claims still get removed after 40 days of inactivity?

    3. If a player creates his first claim with a chest and than resizes it. Will this claim still be considered as chestclaim (that gets removed after 7 days) or not?

    4. How exactly does this claim removing work? I just want to know about allclaimdays function. When does it check if claims are not used over 40 days? Because I do sometimes find claims that belong to player who didn't play for more than 40 days.

    5. Does a player have to build anything on a claim so it doesn't get automatically removed or is it enough for him to just log on the server?

    6. What if a claim belongs to player A and player B has a trust to build on it. Will the claim get removed if player A doesn't log on in 40 days even if player B is building things on player A's claim?

    I am currently using b213 and there are so many random bugs and claims that should be automatically unclaimed. I am also setting things up for a new server and am trying to use b277. Should I start with this build or can I expect problems in long term? This plugin was awesome till 7.8. Now there are just so many bugs an I have a really hard time using it. Please devote some more time fixing bugs. And ty for all the work you do :D

    Last edited Feb 19, 2014 by anfereon
  • Avatar of stgram stgram Feb 19, 2014 at 15:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Latest version 277 started spewing mysql syntax errors ocasionally. http://pastebin.com/2HZ8Zipy

    Last edited Feb 19, 2014 by stgram

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  • Avatar of Marv55H Marv55H Feb 19, 2014 at 04:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello I have for 4 Server with bungeecord, i have installed griefprevention on one Server, but it the Permission won't work. I have griefprevention.* with Owner, but the player have griefprevention.claims and griefprevention.buysellclaimblocks. But the player cant do anything with these permissions. I will be happy if you can answer! I have skype: marv5games

  • Avatar of 15987632 15987632 Feb 19, 2014 at 01:44 UTC - 0 likes

    It would be cool if there was an option to turn off the setting so it protects all blocks vertically. So you would click the 2 corners kinda like world edit to make your claim. Therefore the blocks per hour earned would go literally per block not by every vertical column.

  • Avatar of CloakedAlien CloakedAlien Feb 18, 2014 at 21:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Also it seems to throw errors when people use minecarts to ride?

    [22:34:05 ERROR]: Could not pass event PlayerInteractEntityEvent to GriefPrevention v7.8 org.bukkit.event.EventException at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:320) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent(RegisteredListener.java:62) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.fireEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:486) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:471) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.PlayerConnection.a(PlayerConnection.java:1068) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.PacketPlayInUseEntity.a(SourceFile:55) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.PacketPlayInUseEntity.handle(SourceFile:10) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.NetworkManager.a(NetworkManager.java:146) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.ServerConnection.c(SourceFile:134) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.u(MinecraftServer.java:655) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.DedicatedServer.u(DedicatedServer.java:250) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.t(MinecraftServer.java:545) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:457) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R1.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:617) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020jnks] Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException at me.ryanhamshire.GriefPrevention.PlayerEventHandler.onPlayerInteractEntity(PlayerEventHandler.java:2255) [?:?] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) [?:1.7.0_51] at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57) [?:1.7.0_51] at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43) [?:1.7.0_51] at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:606) [?:1.7.0_51] at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$1.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:318) [craftbukkit-1.7.2-R0.3.jar:git-Bukkit-1.7.2-R0.3-b3020

  • Avatar of CloakedAlien CloakedAlien Feb 18, 2014 at 21:35 UTC - 1 like

    How come dev build 177 let user claim using minecarts?...

Facts

Date created
Dec 14, 2011
Categories
Last update
Nov 22, 2014
Development stage
Mature
License
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Curse link
Grief Prevention
Downloads
251,171
Recent files
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  • R: 8.8.1 for CB 1.7.9-R0.2 Nov 17, 2014
  • R: 8.8 for CB 1.7.9-R0.2 Nov 14, 2014

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