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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 markdf markdf Aug 15, 2015 at 12:16 UTC - 1 like

    @ddonofrio: Go

    It works well, but its doesn't support all PS features. I don't want to sell protectection ores, I want players to use a normal ore (that I define) for claiming areas. I want to have multiple ores with each having a different claim size.

    If you add those features I change to your plugin, else I'll continue using Grief protection and waiting (hopefully) for PS to update.


  • Avatar of markdf markdf Aug 02, 2015 at 12:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @ddonofrio: Go

    OK, I'll have a better look at it in the new few days and try it out.

  • Avatar of ddonofrio ddonofrio Aug 02, 2015 at 11:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @markdf: Go

    LibelulaProtectionBlocks is simple as this plugin is. In fact I took the idea from this plugin. In fact I asked AxelDios about it source code for contributing on it but he denied my request breaking it self licence.

    Just take a look to LibelulaProtectionBlocks feature list, it not also supports every single ProtectionStones functionalities but adds a lot of them.

  • Avatar of markdf markdf Aug 02, 2015 at 11:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @Krauti2: Go

    UUID support is the main problem. Grief Protection is very good, but overkill for what I want.

  • Avatar of Krauti2 Krauti2 Aug 02, 2015 at 09:07 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2621778>>

    Same idea ^^ Using Bedrock and Emeraldore.

    ProtectionStones is not that bad. There are currently two significant issues with it:
    - Lack of UUID support
    - Flags are broken

    Thats it.
    Rest works reasonably  fine.

    Last edited Aug 02, 2015 by Krauti2
  • Avatar of markdf markdf Aug 02, 2015 at 08:59 UTC - 0 likes

    @ddonofrio: Go

    It may not be maintained but you cant call it old fashioned when the other plugin is basicly identical, except that it appears you have to sell the ores for protection. I prefer players just supply their own. I had it set up to use emerald ore for protection, as it gave emeralds more value.

    If I could define which type of ore a player could use (without them having to buy them), I'd consider your plugin and remove Grief Protection. As I preferred how simple and easy PS was to set up and for players to use.

    Last edited Aug 02, 2015 by markdf
  • Avatar of ddonofrio ddonofrio Aug 02, 2015 at 08:20 UTC - 0 likes

    No more excuses to continue using this old fashioned, non-mantained plugin:

    The latest version v2.0.5 of LibelulaProtectionBlocks has an automatic importer from ProtectionStones. Just drop the binary file into the plugins directory and don't delete the ProtectionStones plugin, LibelulaProtectionBlocks will detects it and it will import all protections.

  • Avatar of ddonofrio ddonofrio Jul 29, 2015 at 00:26 UTC - 0 likes

    I highly recommend to use instead. It supports Minecraft 1.8, WG 6.0, it functionality is better, it has the same simple usage and it performance is a hundred of times better (it consumes less than the 10% of the CPU than this plugin uses).

  • Avatar of laaraabf laaraabf Jul 28, 2015 at 18:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @dangerORclose: Go

    Remove flag "use" from config.

    Last edited Jul 28, 2015 by laaraabf
  • Avatar of dangerORclose dangerORclose Jul 26, 2015 at 13:42 UTC - 0 likes

    players are not allowed to use there crafting table in the protected region... it says Hey! You are not allowed to use that here.

    Last edited Jul 26, 2015 by dangerORclose


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