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Griefers!!! How and why griefers grief and how to prevent them!!

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avatar pichuiis
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
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Note: I know some of the things I'm about to talk about because I- yes I- was once a griefer. Not anymoar, but I was. I have taken a step away from my addiction to burn things. And I wanna let you know I'm basically talking about my experiences and making fun of myself in this blog. For I've been griefed and been a griefer.




GRIEFERS!!!!!!!!


Ok, who can agree with me that, griefers suck?? I think they do. And we all know theyo re still in Minecraft servers. In this blog, I'm going to attempt to tell you how griefers will grief you, why they will grief you, and how YOU can prevent them from doing so.





Now, everyone should know the typical griefer. Lava, FIRE!! Sorry, I like to, umm... BURN THINGS!! Ahheheheeeheeem, back to the topic. Lava, fire.., TNT, the element of SURPRISE!!! And the breaking and placing of blocks in your precious little cottage. Or house. WHATEVER IT IS. What do these items and tactics mean to a griefer? Well, let's break it down now shall we?

(I know water can be used to grief but I didn't mention it)





How those griefers grief


1. Lava.
Lava must be the easiest way to grief someone, if you have some lava, which can be hard to acquire unless you have an above ground lava pool. Since it flows down and outwards from where you place it, it's the simplest way to destroy a large area of space. It's also a good way to burn the target of the house, town, etc. Burn, heheh, BURRNN!!!! You get the idea. Another great thing about griefing with lava is that you can pick it up afterwards with a bucket and place it somewhere else because it takes a while for the lava to disappear, so it can still burn!!!!


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2. FIRE!!
Just one ignite to a tree can cause a forest fire. Same in Minecraft. Using a Flint and Steal, you can make FIRE EVERYWHERE!!! When fire spread is turned on (now, I don't know if you can turn fire spread on/off in PC Minecraft BUT I do know you can in Xbox 360 edition), that one fire can spread to every flammable object!! It's kinda like the Lava, but its WAY easier to acquire!! But it can also be put out easier, meaning you can get rid of it faster, without having to place down any blocks.

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3. TNT.
Dynamite, or in this case TNT, is typically used for either a SUPRISE!!! Like a sneak up attack, or a massive Ca- BOOOM!!! You use to be able to light it off with your hands, you know, without an item. Now you have to either use FIRE!!! Or, use some sort of redstone like a lever, button, tripwire, redstone torch, wooden, or stone pressure plate. When TNT goes BOOM, it destroys the area around it. This is good for a griefer because it can destroy moar blocks, the moar TNT you place. Though if you don't like the desert and creepers, it will be hard to make one TNT, requiring 5 gunpowder and 4 sand. Or 4 gupowder and 5 sand? I DON'T KNOW.


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4. The
Element of SURPRISE!!
The element of surprise POTATOES!!! You didn't see that coming did ya? How about this?


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I don't think you expected that at all!!!! That's the point. The "Element of Surprise" is where you take your griefing lesson you learned from school, and put it to the test!!! Basically, you sneak up on the player in some way, and scare them somehow, you know, while griefing. BUT!! The point is that the target does not know who you are. OR!! That it was you in particular who did it. Now, this can be a variety of things, such as becoming invisible and punching the target, lighting a fire on the outside of the house and slowly sneaking away, lining redstone to set off a massive TNT EXPLOSION you put underneath there floorboards, or even little by little stealing their valuables from there chest . A good time to use the element of surprise is when the target is offline too.

5. Block Placing and Breaking.
This one doesn't need a lot of explaining. All that happens is that the griefer either destroys block of your house, town etc. or they randomly place blocks in a messy fashion. Most times they place blocks that are a pain to destroy, or are just annoying, like dirt, cobblestone, and occasionally, obsidian.


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(^^^Dono t do any of these things I talked about unless you wanna get into trouble^^^)




I feel like I've taught you something about griefers. That's good right? I'm not sure actually. But, since I probably did, who wants to know why griefers grief? I know I wanna hear it again!!! I don't actually -_-


5) Reasons why griefers grief





1. Just for fun!

Just for fun you say? Well... no but seriously. Just for fun? That's the meanest thing ever!! I guess people would do it for fun because they're bored or some weird thing like that. Thato s wako and stupid!! If the person is bored why didno t they just stop playing the game that somehow bored them? Seriously!!


2. To be funny!

Say you find out who griefed you and they say to you, "It was just a joke man I was trying to be funny. What's the big deal it's just a game who even cares?" When I was little, I CARED!!! I was proud of, what I would say at my age now, my stupid crappy piece of junk house!!!! I didn't want anything to happen to it!!!! But then, youuuuu. Youuuu. YOOUU!! You just light one fire. ONE!!! And my house is gone. And you expect that to be funny?? You expect me to laugh at that? What the heck!? That's messed UP!!! It was a good thing that I played offline when I was little he he >:D



3. They just hate you.


You have no clue why. You don't even know if they do hate you. Youo ve never even seen them before. But they griefed you. Maybe you did something to them and you didn't realize. Maybe you snagged those diamond in the wall when they were walking to go mine them for him/herself. MAYBE YOU.. actually I cano t think of anything else. OH!! Maybe you know them but you dono t know they have Minecraft and youo re mean to them and theyo re trying to get back at you!!! All you really know is that they might hate you. And that they griefed you.



4. They want attention



The attention getters are strange. Theyo ll do anything to grab peopleo s attention, and it happens in games and the internet. The griefer probably feels neglected on the server for who knows why, and will grief you so he can get attention from how angry youo ll probably be if you care about your build and stuff in the game.





5. New to Minecraft.


The Newbie. Everyoneo s been a Newbie before. But the Newbie who learn how to make a flint and steal, are the Newbs you DEFINATLEY wanna watch out for. They think thato s what the gameo s about, so they destroy your beautiful house you put your time, AND EFFORT, into. o Dis game is awesam!!! I get 2 destroy steaff n no wan cars!!o Thato s what they were thinking. People care. At least I think they do. That is why youo re reading this blog right? Not sureo ¦ hmmo ¦. Ito s a good thing the Newbs learn, and dono t stay Newbs.










Now that those two mini subjects are out of the way, here are some decent ways to PREVENT griefers from griefing your belongings!! In-game of course ehheem *cough* *cough* not crazy *cough*





1. Ignore them after they grief you and then tell someone like an Admin about it.





This will only work if they just griefed you or someone else. If you dono t care that your stuff got destroyed, they probably didno t get the reaction they were hoping for, leading them to go grief someone else. If you care about you things, and builds in Minecraft, I suggest dono t do this. But if you are ok with it, after they grief you, go tell an admin or mod about it, and the person should get banned. Telling someone who is in charge of the server is the best way to prevent griefers on servers But There are a couple of other ways if you dono t want to get griefed in the first place.





2. Camo camo CAMOflauge!!





This can mean multiple things, such as a blocky house above ground, and an awesome house underneath. Having an underground house is always a good way to stay away from those demolisher of the houses up above. You can also dig into a mountain a put your house there. Since stone is not a flammable object, fire is no big deal, well sorta. But, if you dono t like underground homes you can also build your house in a tree. But the whole point is that the griefer doesno t notice there is an actual house in the trees, or in the mountain, so figure out a way to hide your entrance as best you can.





3. Become friends with EVERYONE!!





Becoming friends with everyone can make you less of a target because youo re friends with everybody, including griefers. They probably wono t destroy your house, town, etc. because youo re friends. And since the griefer doesno t want to lose a friend, hopefully they dono t, the griefer would probably be nice and not grief you. Yoouuu. YOOUUU- wait a minute. I did that earlier.


T 4. Threats...







This isno t, well, the beesst way, to prevent the griefers, but if you dono t care about them so much, you could give them threats. Io m only saying this because there are some stupid kids on the internet, and on Minecraft servers, they want power and attention. So, if youo ve seen a person griefing you could report them and throw some threats at them like, o Io m un-amused. You have 30 seconds to leave and never come back on this server again, or else my little cyber hacking fiends will hack you, forcing you to get a new computer.o Now, if he is a kid, he would probably either respond, o Ok ok Io m sorry!! Please dono t hack me Io m getting off the server and never coming back I SWEAR!!! Imawes0m3r_than_u left the game.


Or he would respond, o Youo re lying I know so that you are. Why would I get off this server forever I love this server!!!o So, ito s a 50-50% chance it will work, or be a dud. Your choice.





5.Leave the server.



This is BY FAR the most efficient way to prevent griefers from griefing you!!!! By clicking ESC on your keyboard youo ll be taken to a menu. When you click with your mouse button, o Dissconnect,o You wono t have to worry about them!!! Then you can go into single player survival, and play on peaceful mode!! Because you dono t want those single-player griefing creepers now do ya? I wouldno t think so!!








Now, I have only a tiny clue of what I tried to teach people or tried to help people with. I guess I taught you something if you knew or didno t know about anything I talked about. Tell me anything I can add to the lists, like what other things griefers grief with, other reasons why they grief, and maybe how you stay away from the griefers. Thanks for reading!!!! And dono t grief, please DONo T GRIEF!!!!


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p.s.


(Griefers are always trolls, but trolls areno t always griefers)


Enough said


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Oh and have I been spelling o grieferso Wrong?? ?-?
CreditMy past experiences as a griefer and being griefed like SO MANY TIMES >-
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03/13/2020 8:07 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Waffle
Thareya
as a griefer i'll tell you all why i do it

first i mainly grief and destroy builds on authorized servers and in survival, i play on pvp survival servers without claims or land protection cause i like the hostility of it, some people like to have challenges

i mainly do it to keep the wheel spinning, to make life harder for noobs so they learn to be pros, the weaks leave or become stronger, i decided to become stronger

just for fun actually, on this point it's basically cause i like seeing builds exploding, just pretty satisfying to see the tnts explode one by one and everything, like the feeling when you peel the plastic sheet on a new screen

i'm also absolutely not against people griefing me cause it's just a part of the game and the challenge of pvp survival, just feeling upset if i'm already that's kinda normal but i usually take it in a chill way if it's well done (i don't like crappy work)


already griefed some servers for fun but it definitely feels more legit if you actually farmed the tnts and placed everything and found the base/build by yourself


and kids just breaking three blocks and spamming slurs cause they think it's edgy they can just go away
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12/04/2017 4:28 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
mMultiVerseZ
I agree. Griefers are a pain. It is a pain to even set up anti-grief in the latest minecraft Bedrock Edition.. but its REALLY worth it. So if you ever need anti grief systems set up in faction, prision, or even aventure maps... just ask me on xbox (@mMultiGamerZ) and I would gladly help... and if u ever need to go AFK or AFX(away from xbox).. I can stream what I am doing on mixer(mMultiGamerZ)....
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03/13/2016 5:31 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
TheCuteo
Ugh i am sorry but this wont help the problem is that someone if griefing my own mc server that doesn't have plugins yet and its my own server.
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06/12/2015 6:35 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Wally Mitsuru
its the people that act like a autistic to greifers who are the problems not griefers themselves. (all greifers are some of the highly intellegent players)
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11/06/2013 8:09 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
SirDenerim
I will happily display that achievement. I promise ;3
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11/06/2013 10:32 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
pichuiis
Kewlio awesaam sausages!! Yay!!!
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09/08/2013 10:10 am
Level 1 : New Miner
kakuna02
you forgot to mention faction servers
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08/27/2013 7:34 pm
Level 28 : Expert Musician
Autumn Fyre
What do you do if the greifer is invisible so you can't see his/her name? This happens to me ALL the time. usually I stop playing on that server because I am so sick of being griefed... once a griefer was disguised as an endercystal! All of the time, after I tell an admin the griefer was invisible/disguised/etc they ignore me and won't help... what am i supposed to do, do you know? Thanks...
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08/27/2013 7:51 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
pichuiis
Never though of that.. hmm. This is just what's happened to me that's all
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08/10/2013 8:41 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Dragonborn
Triple Scoop
I HAVE GREIFED BEFORE ND IT WAS FUN

ON MY OWN PLOT! MUH HA HA HA HAAA
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08/10/2013 9:15 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
pichuiis
xD wat
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08/09/2013 6:41 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Cameronb21
Thx for advice this time I will keep destructible objects in my UNDERGROUND Layer on one of my worlds ^_^ ^-^

Hope no Trolls/Griefers Say this U_U
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08/09/2013 6:44 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Cameronb21
I hate MYSELF "say" was supposed to be SAW
D-:

I never spell right I'm sorry U_U
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08/09/2013 6:49 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
pichuiis
It's ok and this advice is for multiplayer servers that aren't really protected so much you know
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08/10/2013 11:17 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Cameronb21
Thx I meant in my survival plots on servers

But it's okay
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07/20/2013 2:41 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Pixel Puncher
lrich215Minecraft
wow. accurate as f*ck. i really hate griefers DX

btw have u ever seen a whole server grief? i hav D:
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07/20/2013 2:57 am
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
pichuiis
I have been part of one? Sorry bout' that :(
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04/10/2016 10:20 pm
Level 28 : Expert Nerd
Filip96
i was gonna make one just like this...

i use reverse psycology then say "I did this to show you some of your security issues, dont worry i backed your world up, but im holding it hostage untill you give me panel access!"
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07/20/2013 12:38 pm
Level 24 : Expert Cake
H-MAN_25
:O Why?!
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07/20/2013 6:09 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
pichuiis
I'm sorry!!! Ehheheeehheheehhe D'x
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10/04/2013 8:24 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Pixel Puncher
lrich215Minecraft
but.. we have all been there...

and not saying that i am but, if i was a griefer...

i would do alot. O_O
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07/16/2013 11:35 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
riouluiis
I'm a griefer, but only on servers where it's allowed. the owners can check the console and ban you if griefing isn't allowed. But i grief ALL the time. A-L-L da time. Why? To troll. But not my friends. This guy had me join a faction on a server and I griefed his house by breaking the windows. Then, I broke his chests, crafting tables, etc. And then I blew the whole thing up XD. But, he invited me back to the fac (he kicked me out of their faction) and I had diamond enchanted everything, right? Well, he had LOTS of diamonds in his invy, so I left the fac then quickly assassinated him XD then I got in the fac AGAIN and his house was a mansion >:D I filled the 1st floor with TnT, stole everything, put a lava bucket on floor 3 (went down to f2 XD) and filled the rest with obsidian!! XD
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07/17/2013 2:20 am
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
pichuiis
bad. xD
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07/17/2013 10:44 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
riouluiis
*sarcasm* nooooo
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07/18/2013 8:02 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
pichuiis
Yourthe one who stole my little ending to poke names. Sneaky bathsalt (wut xD)
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07/18/2013 8:16 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
riouluiis
o_o ok. XD doesnt matter i am OFFICIALLY leaving PMC i was just responding to my mail and stuff XD so bye (for real)
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07/15/2013 10:03 pm
Level 36 : Artisan uwu
VoidPanda
The fluttershy startled the smizzerfudge out of me o_o (Keep editing this like mad o_O)
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07/15/2013 10:00 pm
Level 43 : Master Artist
ardent_skies
Griefers might grief because of jealousy. If they see an awesome build and there's is, well, suckish?, then they will most likely grief. Jealousy is powerful dude.
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03/13/2020 8:25 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Waffle
Thareya
i'm actually the opposite, as a more legit griefer i never grief builds that i really find impressive simply by respect
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07/15/2013 10:05 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
pichuiis
I forgot about that one -_- jeliousy is I guess also hate I'm not sure I'll put it in another place I guess
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07/15/2013 10:06 pm
Level 43 : Master Artist
ardent_skies
Oh, and the element of surprise would probably be Pinkie Pie. She is laughter, but she can REALLY surprise you.
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07/15/2013 10:08 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Explorer
pichuiis
xD I put fluttershy there to scare people
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