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Griefing - Why you shouldn't do it

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avatar SoulStealer
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A griefer is a player in a multiplayer video game who deliberately irritates and harasses other players.
(See the history of the term greifing here)

You might say "Well, servers should have proper protection against griefers."

I'd say not necessarily, I think the players should be the ones thinking about what they are doing. It doesn't just frustrate the person who made the building/art/creation but the Server owner has to put up with an ugly destroyed building.

I don't see the point in greifing. It maybe funny but I see it as a different type of cyber-bullying/bullying.
A majority of servers don't allow griefing while most don't mainly the PvP servers allow it.

If it's allowed I don't see a problem with it but doing it when it's not allowed is really stupid.
Why can't people just follow the rules and have a good time that way?

Greifers - Think about it. What if someone was to grief your creations that took you time and effort? You wouldn't be too happy about it.

People that are victims of griefing - Just move on and build something else... If they continue to grief alert the server staff or move to a new server. Griefers tend to find it more fun when people scream with caps lock on in chat.

If you can't handle griefers I'd suggest a private server with a couple of trusted friends or play Single Player.

Since you have finished why not drop by my Facebook page and give it a like?

FYI
You guys aren't getting it.

I was never griefed.

I'm not getting "butthurt" over griefing.

I'm voicing my opinion.
CreditWikipedia for the definition
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  • _DMT_
  • Level 24
  • Expert Artist
  • February 18, 2015, 8:23 am
Some ppl were copy-pasting this on their minecraft server ban appeals...
Great...
I agree with you, and i know a GREAT plugin for servers getting griefed all the time. Its Core Protect it alous you to undo any griefs and find out who did it.
I get griefed all the times on all types of servers other than skyblock o_O
Yeah, but the thing is, most servers now, you're SUPPOSED to grief :/
  • DerpyZ
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Lava Rider
  • December 26, 2012, 10:07 pm
facebook link gone?
Message : Have fun Stopping it.:)
When creating a server i prefer to put in a plugin (i forgot the name) that makes it so if you didnt place the block you cant break it. Not even ops can break em (configurable i think)
  • gregobrick
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Architect
  • October 22, 2012, 6:13 am
im fine with griefing as long as they clean the landscape, im sick of spawns with only a few dirt blocks floating around
  • lucascae192
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Blacksmith
  • October 11, 2012, 11:29 am
I agree but some servers go way too overkill like some servers won't even allow admins to fly they say "(admin) was kicked for fly hacking and some have a thing were they put spawn protection on people's buildings 1000 blocks away. But to all other things I agree
  • tnd_blazer
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • September 30, 2012, 9:17 am
GREIFERS GREIF WHEN WERE WHAT EVER WE WANT!!!! LETS GREIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Tassadar12345
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Nether Knight
  • September 30, 2012, 10:53 am
Which is why you'r level one. Spell properly, Dumbass.
Why's the D capital? And it's *you're
  • Tassadar12345
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Nether Knight
  • March 22, 2013, 4:56 pm
i wrote that a while ago.
And?
  • Tassadar12345
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Nether Knight
  • March 24, 2013, 6:11 pm
So, i wasn't thinking of what I posted. As long as we are criticizing spelling, and is not capitalized.
You should've.
  • superformer
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Pony
  • October 6, 2012, 9:42 pm
You said it level 16 proper speller.
  • BloxChief117
  • Level 21
  • Expert Button Pusher
  • December 22, 2012, 12:01 pm
*choke* okay "Apprentice Pony"...

LOLOLOLOL
  • XxAmuletxX
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • September 25, 2012, 6:31 pm
All greifers should just go on those raiding servers.
I completely aggree with this blog.

Good thing CorePotect is their! :D
  • aa2202aa2202
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Network
  • September 17, 2012, 11:45 am
Wtf Guys plugins like coreprotect/logblock exist you can rollback and ban.You guys cry over a small wood house.I had to deal with heavy griefs/hackers they use worldedit thats proper griefing.Anyways i dealt with the griefs easily.
Griefing with blocks is bad enough. But griefing with spawn eggs is just horrible. Basicly your crashing every player`s minecraft and they lose all they`re hard work
If you think griefing is "fun", Then you're seriously crazy. Just say'n, Anyone that griefes on my server will be nicknamed "Suicide" ...Death to Griefers.
  • rickerd120
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Crafter
  • September 15, 2012, 10:31 pm
my project is gone: '(
I've done nothing wrong's
would you please please please please please put my project back
  • NobleDynasty
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Miner
  • September 12, 2012, 2:54 pm
am i all good on my kino submission?
griefers shouldnt grief because they are wasting their time and the griefs can be fixed. They should just get a life or actually play minecraft
  • DUBCRAFT123
  • Level 1
  • New Creeper Hugger
  • September 4, 2012, 6:51 am
My hole server is griefed :C
  • BillDeMong
  • Level 22
  • Expert Pirate
  • September 30, 2012, 8:02 am
so your server is full of holes?
  • DUBCRAFT123
  • Level 1
  • New Creeper Hugger
  • September 30, 2012, 8:13 am
Its now fixed We have now anti grief plugins :D F*ck greifers
It's even worst if it was hackers o_0
Agreed. You're gonna have a nightmare of that every night, you'll always think of it. Just like people hacking your premium accounts, you will always think of it every night and you will always worry. It happened to me so every time it's night I think of hackers hacking my account, so don't be with random people.

Nice blog SoulStealer

If you wanna team in MCSG, just team with your friends in real life, don't add people in skype if u don't know them in real life, they aren't trusted and you will fight with each other one day, and they will think of hacking your account. Mojang should be protecting the accounts and not letting hackers hack it, you'll be scared every night :O So beware
  • xRocketDogx
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • August 28, 2012, 1:02 pm
really a form of bullying? thats just plain old stupid its fun and people should have world backups
I am a griefer. But only on servers that allow it. I also love griefing creative custom maps with TNT after I'm finished with them XD for example FVDisco's epic redstone stuff. On this epic griefing PvP factions server me and this other guy were awesome griefers, and we weren't even noticed :P.
  • theChickenz
  • Level 29
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • August 22, 2012, 1:31 pm
I hate griefers. If someone destroyed my hard work, I'd be pretty mad and I actually left my favorite server for 2 months cuz I got griefed.
  • Xylan
  • Level 20
  • Expert Explorer
  • August 15, 2012, 3:25 pm
So this is the only place i cansay anything about how you deleted my blame paril post i find what you did ridiculous the reason being is because paril said i could and it would be ok so mess up on your part D: so whatever hope you have fun and what i did was not spam if it was spam it would be something even stupid than that, i guess? delete this after reading D: hope you have a nice day with destroying others hopes...
  • Oooooh_Shiny
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Toast
  • September 5, 2012, 4:20 pm
PM moderators if you have comments like these. Then he will actually see it.
If someone destroyed my creations, then I would be pretty angry, and depressed because I worked really hard on them. If someone destroyed a house I built in a video game, I would be alright about it, I don't really care.
  • TheHof125
  • Level 28
  • Expert Scribe
  • August 26, 2012, 11:53 pm
I'm going to go over to you and punch you for no reason. That's the basics of grieving. I'll then start setting you on fire, how bout that.
The basics of griefing are destroying someone's virtual house in a video game. If you do something like that in real life, you'll get thrown in jail. If you were talking about setting me on fire in Minecraft, it's not so bad, I lose all my virtual stuff, and die quickly, and go do something else. If you were talking about that in real life, you have problems, because everyone with a brain knows that fire is the worst way to die. And no, it's not quick in real life. It takes a hell of a lot more than 10 seconds, and if you want a hint of how sick and twisted you'd have to be to do that: there is no red flash every half second when someone is burning to death
  • TheHof125
  • Level 28
  • Expert Scribe
  • August 28, 2012, 9:32 pm
The essence of griefing is something that has no point to it. Why would you go and destroy someones house? Because it's "fun?" Is it because you have no idea of how to build a decent build. You have no right to go over and destroy something that would have taken time to build. If you want to grief something, make a lego house and then knock it over. Simple as that.
No. It's because we want to see what some butthurt people like you would say over a video game. Thanks for giving me the pleasure of watching you flip out. It gave me a good laugh. Good day! :D
  • TheHof125
  • Level 28
  • Expert Scribe
  • August 30, 2012, 9:48 pm
I'm not flipping out. Your observation kind of makes you sound like a 7 year old troll. I was stating a few points. I'm not "butt hurt," I'm simply making a few statements, you should learn your stuff first before acting like you know all. Griefers have nothing better to do. Just argue with me, because your statement will be the same point repeated.
Oh, I'm sorry for misjudging you, I thought the threats you said in response to my comment is what we call "butthurt":
"[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]I'm going to go over to you and punch you for no reason. That's the basics of grieving. I'll then start setting you on fire, how bout that."[/color][/size]
[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]Just putting that out there for reference. You are clearly just a bad voice of reason for telling people to get angry at someone for doing something bad at said person in a video game followed by a series of immature death threats, that are responded by said griefer laughing about it for the next couple of hours, because said victim said something horrible like that over a video game. In other words, you really handle griefers badly, and you are telling other people to handle them in the same way, resulting in the griefers winning. Sorry to sit on your pride bud, but whining about it immaturely doesn't solve anything that involves people on the internet. So really, you are the one who sounds like a 7 year old.[/color][/size]
  • TheHof125
  • Level 28
  • Expert Scribe
  • September 3, 2012, 10:51 pm
I'm not angry, I'm just saying that your logic for griefing is pretty bad. You want to laugh at someone, go onto twitter and search up someone famous and troll them. If you have to go to a video game and laugh at someone that you wouldn't laugh at in public, just don't do it. Would you come up to me and laugh at me, someone who you don't personally know? If you say no, you are simply weak. But your a griefer, and it just so happens that your always the winner in this situation. So your answer is obviously going to be "Of course I would, because I'm big and tough." If you wouldn't say something to someone's face, don't say it at all.
you know what you're right we just move on. some people on youtube made a video griefing the home base of a faction i was in but i left b4 they destroyed it. the people kept saying oh he'll raging and be so ppissed off. when i saw the video i was like HAHAHAHA jokes on them i left that shack so..... :troll: on them
  • mrman928
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • July 30, 2012, 3:55 am
if i was greefed I just dont cace only baby Cry over work on a computer
How would you like it if you build a wooden mansion that took an entire month, and get it burnt down?
  • TheHof125
  • Level 28
  • Expert Scribe
  • August 26, 2012, 11:55 pm
Work on something for a few days and then I'll come and destroy it. Figure it out, your not accomplishing anything, and your only doing because you have no idea how to build.
  • mrman928
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • August 28, 2012, 3:00 am
I build my house on bedrock and after about 3 griefs I have diamond stuff and 2 stacks of TNT
Yea your right
  • SoulStealer
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Toast
  • July 30, 2012, 3:29 am
You guys aren't getting it.
I was never griefed.

I'm not getting "butthurt" over griefing.
I'm voicing my opinion.

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