Grief Prevention / Claims


One of the most important features of our Survival Server is Claims. Claims allow you to have a protected area where players can not enter or interact with chests, items, or grief. This feature allows you to have a safe space away from others and be able to log on one day without fear someone has stolen your Diamonds. Grief Prevention and Claims allows you to add players to your Claims and specify which permissions you can grant within your own Claim. Not only does it protect you against player grief but also server grief such as explosions or something trivial such as Enderman stealing blocks! Survival wants to treat all players with respect and allow them to have some protection against others, at the end of the day the Server is a public Server and anyone can join when they please.

You can have multiple Claims across the server each with its own permissions that you can set. The size of your claim depends on the number of Claim blocks that you have and can be earnt through playing on the server.

How to Claim

To Claim land you just need to get a:

Golden Shovel

With this item in hand, you will see how many Claim blocks you have remaining, visit the earning Claim blocks section to work out how to get more. The message looks like this:

right-click to begin your Claim and it will look like this:

Now right-click on the other corner, so it will create a protected region for you.

The below shows the final area with the message you receive:

Note that the Golden Blocks generated in the ground can only be seen by the land’s owner.

You can also gain your first Claim by simply placing down a chest and it will automatically Claim an area around this chest:

Locating Claims

You may be required to locate claims for a common error message that you can’t make a Claim here as it overlaps with another Claim, In this case, use a normal stick and right-click the ground and it will display any Claims like:

This error message is when you are overlapping your own Claim but a similar message is displayed when you overlap someone else’s.

Using the stick will show you:

It will display how large the area is that has been Claimed, who Claimed it and when they last logged in.

In the case the Claim is not yours, you will see Redstone and Netherrack surrounding the Claim instead of the Gold and Glowstone

Other features

O – Players create and manage their own land claims without needing an admin.

O – A player’s first chest receives an automatic land claim to protect it.

O – Optional setup to exchange server currency for claim blocks through other plugins.

O – Option setup to receive claim blocks through voting, donations, and more with other plugins.

O – PvP protection to protect innocent players or punish combat logging.

O – Land claims are impossible to grief through any mean

O – Ability to restore land outside of land claims.

O – Disabled explosion damage above sea level.

How to earn Claim Blocks

Claim blocks can be earnt and bought in many different ways. The following explains how they can be gained:

Shop – You can purchase these via the Server Shop in the command’s inventory

Bought with commands – Run the commands /buyclaimblocks and /sellclaimblocks to gain more or fewer Claims.

Voting rewards – Every time you vote on Survival you gain Claim blocks

Crate Rewards – In the Survival Crates there is a chance you can earn Claim Blocks

Symbiplex Levels – Through the leveling system you can earn Claim blocks

Earnt per hour – 50 claim blocks per hour to a maximum of 5000

Important commands

/AbandonClaim – Deletes the claim you’re standing in.
/ClaimExplosions – Toggles if explosions are allowed in the claim.
/Trust – Gives another player permission to edit your claim.
/UnTrust – Revokes any permissions granted to a player in your claim.
/AccessTrust – Gives a player permission to use your buttons, levers, and beds.
/ContainerTrust – Gives a player permission to use your buttons, levers, beds, crafting gear, containers, and animals.
/TrustList – Lists the permissions for the claim you’re standing in.
/BasicClaims – Puts your shovel back in basic claims mode.
/PermissionTrust – Grants a player permission to share his permission level with others.
/Untrust All – Removes all permissions for all players in your claim.
/AbandonAllClaims – Deletes all of your claims.
/BuyClaimBlocks – Converts server money to claim blocks.
/SellClaimBlocks – Converts claim blocks to server money.
/GivePet – Gives away a tamed animal.
/ClaimsList – Lists a player’s claims and claim block details.
/Trapped – Gets a player out of a land claim he’s trapped inside.
/UnlockDrops – Allows other players to pick up items you dropped when you died.