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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 gavinbtaylor gavinbtaylor May 13, 2015 at 16:48 UTC - 0 likes

    This may sound silly but I just I can't remove protected zones after the ores have been placed! When I try /ps reclaim I get "An internal error occurred while attempting to perform this command". HELP!

  • Avatar of therealmccoy1234 therealmccoy1234 May 13, 2015 at 07:22 UTC - 1 like

    Come on AxelDios !!!!

    We've had 1.8 for more than 5 months !!!! What are you waiting for? We need the update to 1.8 If you want to wait for WG 6 to be bugless you'll probably have to wait forever. Get the job started PLEASE !

  • Avatar of GuillelegoMC GuillelegoMC Apr 25, 2015 at 03:06 UTC - 2 likes

    Can you update the plugin please?. A version compatible with WorldGuard 6.

  • Avatar of B4NNYO B4NNYO Apr 17, 2015 at 08:35 UTC - 0 likes

    @matt123777: Go


    I guess.. You need to put the item ID from the protection stone in the kit that that player is able to use! I hope you understand

  • Avatar of matt123777 matt123777 Apr 13, 2015 at 09:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @markdf: Go

    Thanks for the fast reply, but how would you add a protectionstone to one of the kits though? What would the item id be?

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Apr 11, 2015 at 23:46 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2535564>>

    Assuming you are using essentials, modify the cfg to suit what you want

        delay: 2592000
          - 278 1 efficiency:1 durability:1 fortune:1 name:&4Gigadrill lore:The_drill_that_&npierces|the_heavens
          - 277 1 digspeed:3 name:Dwarf lore:Diggy|Diggy|Hole
          - 298 1 color:255,255,255 name:Top_Hat lore:Good_day,_Good_day
          - 279:780 1
        delay: 2592000
          - 282 6


  • Avatar of matt123777 matt123777 Apr 11, 2015 at 19:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to make players spawn with a protectionstone?

  • Avatar of B4NNYO B4NNYO Apr 11, 2015 at 18:04 UTC - 0 likes


    I got it in my server but with ProtectionStones it does't work really... Where can I change the problem that Lava or drowning in water and fall damage for animals does damage... When I placed a protectionstone it doesn't damage the anminal... Not with lava or drowning or whatever... On some servers I played it does damage to the animals... But I can not find that in the Config to change that! I feel really stupid while im posting this comment.. Because I could not found any site where someone had the same problem.. I think im just stupid or something... :p I hope that someone can help me with this problem!

    Best Regards!

  • Avatar of versiuxP3 versiuxP3 Apr 01, 2015 at 11:17 UTC - 0 likes


    As you know, worldguard in version 6.0 by default, flags pvp-use, values are deny. The problem is you can not use the / ps flag "flag", "value", I jump error. And all my users are complaining!

  • Avatar of martini107 martini107 Mar 28, 2015 at 17:35 UTC - 0 likes

    okay i now have 5.9 and it works well. but now if i (anyone) mines an ps stone the ps region will stay! i had the same in worldguard 6.0.5 so i downgraded to 6.0.3 but i this had the use permission bug. now in 5.9 im having the other bug again. i need help!


Date created
Dec 20, 2011
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