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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 PhanaticD PhanaticD Nov 03, 2014 at 05:36 UTC - 0 likes

    spigot will be updating to 1.8 in like a few months which should keep the bukkit API

  • Avatar of rlpn rlpn Nov 02, 2014 at 01:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @AxelDios: Go

    Could you possibly release the source code for this plugin?

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Oct 28, 2014 at 12:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @AxelDios: Go

    Ok, I'll just have to look out for something else eventually, Thanks anyway for your great plugin and all the work you have done on it, I've been using it on my server for a long time.


  • Avatar of AxelDios AxelDios Oct 28, 2014 at 06:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @markdf: Go

    There's a bunch of new projects, but probably not, the rewards of writing plugins at this point are few and far between.

    It's not worth all the work, because no one is ever happy with anything, so as I said I will probably go on writing plugins and mods for private servers only.

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Oct 28, 2014 at 02:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheChampTFMineCraftLegend: Go

    Yes, Sponge as in the bukkit replacement :)

  • Avatar of TheChampTFMineCraftLegend TheChampTFMineCraftLegend Oct 27, 2014 at 19:38 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of AxelDios AxelDios Oct 27, 2014 at 11:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @markdf: Go

    People have used sponges in the past as there PS's, if the name update is the same then the base name would work, but any data added (for example slabs and stairs, some use data besides the name) wouldn't work.

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Oct 27, 2014 at 06:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @AxelDios: Go

    I guess you are not thinking about making PS sponge compatible for the future then?

    Last edited Oct 27, 2014 by markdf
  • Avatar of AxelDios AxelDios Oct 27, 2014 at 03:32 UTC - 0 likes

    @TheL0w3R: Go

    Can't be done in this version of ProtectionStones, was planned for PS 2.0 But with all the complaints, Bukkit crippled, and having to wait on WorldGuard, not to mention where any of this is going now that Microsoft owns it, I'll probably discontinue all my plugins and my other 36 plugins will not be added to Bukkit will only stay on private servers.

    There's more work documenting and answering the same questions (even when they are usually documented) then actually working on plugins at this point.

  • Avatar of AxelDios AxelDios Oct 27, 2014 at 03:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @johandre: Go

    And it's a beta, and the API is still not documented.


Date created
Dec 20, 2011
Last update
Jun 04, 2014
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