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Griefing Protection

ProtectionStones allows a player to place a special block, and this protects their area from griefing.

This small plugin was inspired by PreciousStones but only has the property protection blocks. This allows players to place one of three types of ore blocks to protect their property.

The player doesn't require any special permissions, they just need to get one of the three following ore blocks which you can give or sell in game using other plugins:

Coal Ore gives 11x11x11 protection area.

Lapis Ore gives 21x21x21 protection area.

Diamond Ore gives 41x41x41 protection area.

See the Configuration Page if you would like to change the block types, the dimensions or even set the Y-Axis to be from sky to bedrock, set group limiting, etc.

When the player places the block it creates a WorldGuard Region that gives the player ownership of that area and in turn grief protection. If the player breaks the ProtectionStone then they get the stone back and the region is removed from WorldGuard's Region List.

To install simply copy the ProtectionStones.jar file to your plugins folder, no configuration necessary. The following Ore Blocks are supported as the defaults: Coal Ore, Lapis Ore, Diamond Ore.

ProtectionStones Regions

ProtectionStones Creates WorldGuard Regions with the following naming convention:




The x, y, and z coordinates are the location of the placed ProtectionStone which is in the center of the WorldGuard Region it creates. If the Region.SKYBEDROCK Setting is set to "true" (see the Configuration Page) then Y-Axis of the ProtectionStone isn't necessarily the vertical center of the region.

Incompatible with PreciousStones

Both plugins act on the same kind of ore blocks and have the same command name of "/ps".

Requires WorldGuard

WorldGuard is used to create and remove regions when the blocks are placed, otherwise ProtectionStones won't do anything (set not to load if WorldGuard isn't found).

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  • Avatar of JHarris1234 JHarris1234 Aug 31, 2014 at 18:09 UTC - 0 likes

    I have an issue where the plugin stops people from using fortune on the ores and also the ores no longer drop XP. Why is this

  • Avatar of fastlockel fastlockel Aug 29, 2014 at 15:13 UTC - 0 likes

    mark yes and no : worldguard has a huge issue with a terrible MySQL Support in v5 which has been rewritten in WG6 because of protection stones, which creates thousands of WG regions my WG file is big (>2Mb) ans if there is any issue while saving the file it is corrupted and this is a mess

    So I have great expectations for WG6 ans mysql support for my regions description safety

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Aug 29, 2014 at 11:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @Puremin0rez: Go

    Why? There is no problem just because WG has updated, its probably not going to be important until bukkit is updated. I'm sure Axel is aware of the update and will implement any required changes when needed.


  • Avatar of Puremin0rez Puremin0rez Aug 29, 2014 at 09:17 UTC - 0 likes

    As I'm sure you've already been told, WorldGuard 6.0 has changed its region API. An update would be appreciated :)

  • Avatar of Nentify Nentify Aug 28, 2014 at 17:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Is the plugin opensource?

  • Avatar of AxelDios AxelDios Aug 28, 2014 at 04:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @fastlockel: Go

    The errors some people are getting are either due to changes in Bukkit (Spigot) or WorldGuard.

    Anyone getting these errors please PM me your version numbers for PS, WorldGuard, WorldEdit and CraftBukkit (Spigot, etc.)

  • Avatar of fastlockel fastlockel Aug 27, 2014 at 17:52 UTC - 0 likes

    With latest worlguard snapshot 6.0.0 [19:50:59] [Server thread/ERROR]: Could not load 'plugins/ProtectionStones.jar' in folder 'plugins' org.bukkit.plugin.InvalidPluginException: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: com/sk89q/worldguard/protection/databases/ProtectionDatabaseException at [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1622] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugin( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1622] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1622] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R4.CraftServer.loadPlugins( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1622] at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R4.DedicatedServer.init( [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1622] at [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1622] at [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1622]

  • Avatar of AxelDios AxelDios Aug 26, 2014 at 03:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @XXLuigiMario: Go

    The Bukkit API (unless there's a change coming) doesn't support reading the lore line when after you place a block, only when it is in your inventory (or a inventory, when it is considers an item and not a block), that is the reason my SuperSmelter Plugin requires a database.

    Plugins reading the lore line from a block already placed in the world, are hacking into the Craftbukkit Java Code and by-passing the Bukkit API.

  • Avatar of XXLuigiMario XXLuigiMario Aug 25, 2014 at 10:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Could you make it so it checks if the block has a lore for example "ProtectionBlocks" so people can't just for example get a free protection block with silk touch? I still want people to be able to get those blocks anyway, but not to use them as protection. BFAK:90887657,c72aae632e278722d0a3fbf198f9154965ceffed8a617b2a46b672848478d155

  • Avatar of Nentify Nentify Aug 23, 2014 at 23:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @Squawkers13: Go

    Would like to see a WG 6 update, some very nice changes in there. I also like the simplicity of the system. If I had 3 requests, they would be improved protection visualisation (curently the glowstone blocks - precious stones/griefprevention have very nice visualisations), and the ability to modify the area protection. If sky to bedrock is enabled, a GriefPrevention-like selection would be nice, where two corners are selected for simplicity's sake. Finally, displaying the area protected when a protection is placed would also be useful.

    Edit: Is this project open source?

    Last edited Aug 24, 2014 by Nentify


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