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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 mauritsmul mauritsmul Oct 07, 2014 at 14:48 UTC - 0 likes


    Let me explain... My players are able to paste schematics.... But the problem is, i don't want them to paste schematics in eachothers areas... So could you make an option which makes it possible that they are not able to use worldedit areas / schematics in Protection Stones protected area's.... In my spawnarea am i already able to block it with flags using WorldGuard.

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Oct 07, 2014 at 10:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @rlpn: Go

    Why do you assume the problem is PS? I'm not using spigot and don't have that problem, ie I'd assume the problem is spigot.


  • Avatar of rlpn rlpn Oct 07, 2014 at 07:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @AxelDios: Go

    I'm using latest version of Protection Stones, Worldguard 5.9 and using the Spigot 1.7.10 /1.8 protocol hack.

    This. crashed my server and also deleted all worldguard regions from the main world regions.yml Is there any way you can prevent this? Has happened twice in the last 2 days that my worldguard regions were deleted.

    Even if the crashes aren't caused by PS, on pretty much any crash the regions.yml is wiped.

    The regions are only being wiped on the main world though, not the nether or end.

    Last edited Oct 07, 2014 by rlpn
  • Avatar of AxelDios AxelDios Oct 06, 2014 at 04:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @mauritsmul: Go

    What do you mean by WorldEdit being unable to be used?

    Do you mean select areas for WorldEdit to use?

  • Avatar of AxelDios AxelDios Oct 06, 2014 at 04:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @rlpn: Go

    PS has options on the Configuration Page to save immediately, or at other times (read the page).

    As far as 1.8, and WorldGuard 6, they both have been changed, for both UUID's and WG's API has changes, PS hasn't been rewritten yet to take account of all these changes, so I wouldn't use it with either 1.8 nor WG 6.x.

  • Avatar of AxelDios AxelDios Oct 06, 2014 at 04:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @superpeanut911: Go

    PS only acts as a frontend to WorldGuard, if you are losing all your regions then you have a WorldGuard issue on top of any PS issues.

  • Avatar of rlpn rlpn Oct 05, 2014 at 20:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @superpeanut911: Go

    Agreed this happened to to me as well. Server was a little griefed due to this.

  • Avatar of mauritsmul mauritsmul Oct 05, 2014 at 16:18 UTC - 0 likes


    Can you make an option so worldedit will be unable to use in the protected area's? I really need it, I can pay you for it if you like to!

    Best Regards,


  • Avatar of markdf markdf Oct 04, 2014 at 22:01 UTC - 0 likes

    @superpeanut911: Go

    Perhaps I'm missing something here...but how are you running a 1.8 server with Protection Stones?

  • Avatar of superpeanut911 superpeanut911 Oct 04, 2014 at 17:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @AxelDios: Go

    My server occasionally runs out of memory due to the 1.8 memory leak.

    It'd be great if the server didn't wipe all 10000+ regions every crash.


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