Paranoid about griefers? Had a bad experience? Don't worry, there's a way to avoid griefing. And they're surprisingly effective.
Method 1: Don't play multiplayer (100% effective)
Now I know what you're thinking; you're thinking that you LIKE multiplayer. And you want to continue playing it for the experience of having lots of people in your world. But more often than not I encounter players who join SMP servers and keep entirely to themselves- they don't interact with anyone. So essentially they're playing Single Player, but with the hazard of being griefed. If this applies to you, stay the hell off of multiplayer. Don't paint a target on your creations and then get mad when someone defaces it.
Method 2: Move far away from spawn (<100% effective)
Griefers always look for easy targets. The easier your structure is to find, the easier it is to be griefed. So which building is easier to find? The elaborate castle built 100 blocks from spawn? Or the cleverly hidden fortress 5,000 blocks Southeast from spawn?
Method 3: Control who plays your server (100% effective)
By 'control' I mean either password your server, host it over Hamachi to only a trusted group of friends, or whitelist it. And by friends I mean personal friends; someone who you actually know. Not some asshole you met on the internet; chances are he'd grief you too. Griefers avoid whitelisted servers like the plague. Why waste their time on a waiting list when they could find some pub server to wreck? The easiest way to control griefing is to control who plays on your server. I've been saying this **** for years; people who listen to me have positive outcomes.
Method 4: Plug-ins (<100% effective)
So you've decided to ignore the previous 3 methods for whatever reason. Your only choice now is to rape the game with a million plugins that disable everything fun. That means no fire, TNT or breaking of certain blocks in certain zones. It might also mean ridiculous plug-ins like McBans- while that might keep griefers away, it bans more innocent players than guilty ones. While I personally would never play on your server if you enabled stupid features like this, I'm certain there's someone who would. However, some plug-ins can be exploited and bypassed. So this method is not only annoying, but also potentially faulty.
Method 5: Be a griefer (100% effective) <- Author's choice
Nobody can grief you if you have nothing to lose. Travel light, build nothing, and destroy everything.
Use the information in this guide responsibly. Or don't. I don't give a ****.
p.s kude a house may not be ungriefable , but it can be unseeable.
Not really, it can be at bedrock level or the sky limit, Overworld, Nether, or The End, there is no house that can't be reached and breached somehow. You can even get through Bedrock with Ender Pearls.
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"Sometimes, I just wanna give up, say 'I'm done with this mess' and go to bed. But you know what; you can't shrug off your responsibilities. You got to pull yourself up and meet the challenges head on. That's the only way you're gonna get ahead in life."
Method 1 is all I need. A few people do place some explosions ever so often, but usually I can kill them. Or have my gray friends with bows do the job. They even do it for free, though sometimes hit me. Then I kill them. Because none of their family need them. They are dead too... ? i coonmsfusd mesyaldf (brain melts)
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Some people really need to stay away from the government propaganda department. Let the brain-washing machines have a day off, they must need maintenance by now.
I'd have to disagree with the effectiveness of Method 3.
Lets put it this way;
If your server is whitelisted, griefers are going to avoid you.
If your server is private, and only your friends play on it, there's nobody to grief you. If your "friends" would grief you then they aren't your friends- and you're a dumbass for believing they're your friends.
I see no loopholes, as long as the server owner exhibits common sense.