How to protect your server against griefers
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Level 17 : Journeyman Cowboy
Posted 03/27/12 12:35:38 pm
Let's face it, when you have an un whitelisted server, you will encounter griefers, particularly when your server is in it's first few days of being open. This can be a bothersome problem, especially with all the griefing clients and team griefers out there. This blog will give you some tips on how to avoid griefers.
Tip 1. Know the risk
If you are going to have a public server that's not whitelisted, you have to remember that you cannot instantly stop all griefers just by making signs which say " no griefing, stealing. " Be prepared for what could happen, keep a backup file of the world so that if something goes wrong you can fix it quickly and be back online.
Tip 2. Try to pick out griefers before they strike
This can sometimes be a bothersome thing to do, especially since some people may just be collecting supplies or making tools. If you have the correct plugins, take a look at the inventory of the suspected griefer, and see what they are carrying. Most likely they will be carrying stone tools and waste blocks. Chances are they will also have some materials from a raided house/base that they had recently visited. Griefers do not usually have armor unless it was stolen.
Tip 3. Protect the Spawn
This is essential, make the spawn a safe haven for people to stay in if they don't want to go out at night, or if you need somewhere that is completely protected for your own various reasons. A protected spawn means everyone has a secure shelter. Yes, even the griefers, but in my personal opinion that is a right of being on a server is to have a protected spawn. Nothing can be more frustrating to a new member then getting spawn killed repeatedly before they even have a chance to read rules.
Tip 4. Location Location Location
When your players build, especially on creative servers, encourage them to build close together. Griefers are naturally attracted to buildings that are far away from any other signs of other players. These places are easy to raid, easy to destroy, and easy to get away from. There's strength in numbers, and surely you can give some friendly encouragement to your players.
Tip 5. Have a whitelist
If you do not currently have a whitelist, I would suggest getting one. Unless your server specifically allows griefing and raiding, this will help thin out the number of trouble users you encounter. If you advertise your group on planetminecraft or any other various website, just say to mention your name in the comments to be added to the whitelist. It's simple, and effective.
Hope this helps you out guys. Happy mining!
|Tags:||Minecraft, Server, Griefer, Protect, Whitelist, Mine, Raid, Spawn, Bacon, Tutorial|
|Credit:||Thank you to skillsmasterj for collecting these tips together with me.|
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