Griefing Explained

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Griefing is the act of irritating and angering people through the use of destruction, construction, or social engineering.

Every interaction is logged automatically. Actions such as placing or removing a block, pressing buttons, harvesting crops, opening doors, and killing mobs or animals are all logged with your name and the date & time.

Additionally, staff are able to monitor players first-hand without being visible to that player. Staff routinely check on players to ensure rules are being followed.

FAQs

Okay, but I am not really a Griefer, I just need...

If you're hungry, need blocks, want tools - you never take from another player. Every item in Minecraft is easy to obtain with a little patience.

Alternatively, you can purchase items from other players. Gold is used as a currency on the server, but you're free to trade items as well.

You should not steal, beg, or cheat to get items you need. This is against the rules and may result in a ban.

You can use /kit tools to get a starter set of stone tools and some bread. You can use this kit once every 24 hours, and it should be enough to get you started.

Many towns and markets have public farms available. Simply look around the town and market warps, or ask in chat if anyone can recommend a public farm.

If the door or chest is open or unlocked, I can take stuff, right?

You should never take items that don't belong to you. It's as simple as that.

I am underground and mined in to someones base. What should I do?

Some players like to live underground, and that's fine. If you accidentally break in to someone's base, the best thing to do is submit a modreq or Ticket.

While caving I found an area with lots of torches. What should I do?

In most cases, mining an area does not claim it. Placing torches does not claim an area underground.

If you encounter other torches, and especially if they have placed chests, it is better to just turn and mine in another direction.

As always, if you're in doubt then submit a modreq or Ticket.

I am pretty sure no staff is on, so I can grief and get away with it, right?

Absolutely not. Remember that everything is logged, including chat! If you take something that isn't yours then the owner will almost certainly notice it and report it as stolen.

But I really need food. If I don’t take it now, I’ll starve!

Firstly, you won't starve to death in Survival. You'll go down to half a heart, so you'll need to be careful, but you won't die. Secondly, there's lots of food that's easy to obtain. Chop a tree and you'll get apples, cut grass and you'll get wheat seeds, kill zombies and you'll get rotten flesh.

If you're desperate, you can try purchasing or trading for food from other players. Most players are willing to sell food pretty cheaply.

On other servers I can do whatever I want. We grief each other all the time. It is fun!

Each Minecraft server has different rules. You need to follow the rules for the server you're playing on.

Can I take crops, trees, etc, so long as I replant?

No, because those items do not belong to you. Maybe the owner will be logging in soon expecting to get a full harvest only to discover saplings.

The only exception to this is when a farm is clearly marked for public use. Some towns and markets have such a set up, so you can harvest what you need. Be polite and leave some for the next person and always remember to replant.

But I already took something and then I realized my mistake, can I be forgiven?

If you accidentally broke something, the best thing to do is immediately submit a modreq or Ticket. A member of staff will message you to find out what happened and help put it right.

Note that submitting a modreq or Ticket is not a 'get out of jail free' card. If it was deemed you griefed on purpose you may still get banned.