Nobody likes intruders on their private property. This applies to real life but also Minecraft. Players often build their unique, beautiful worlds and they want to keep them that way. Unfortunately, there are always griefers and trolls who want to ruin the fun for everyone.
The best way to claim land in Minecraft is to install a grief prevention plugin or a land claiming plugin. Some servers have built-in land claiming commands as well. This article will teach you how to use those command and plugins and keep your world protected.
Land Claiming Plugin
The best place to start claiming land in Minecraft is the plugin with the very same name – Land Claiming. It is a safety plugin for protecting your world, and you can claim just about any land of any size with it. The only restriction is the maximum amount of blocks you can claim, and even that can be configured.
All you need to do is download this plugin for free here and pick the file matching your game version. Then move the plugin to your Minecraft folder for plugins, and restart your server.
There are commands for locking blocks, claiming land, unclaiming land, and many others. Follow this link to the official plugin page where you can see the list of commands and permissions.
The developers are also actively answering questions in the comments below, where you can find a lot of useful info as well.
Grief Prevention Plugin
Grief Prevention is probably the best land claiming plugin for Minecraft. It is much more than that. It stops all forms of griefing even before they occur. With this plugin, you won’t have to hire many admins or install any other complicated plugins.
Also, you don’t need to disable any game features to use it. You can download this plugin for multiple game versions here. Like Land Claiming, it is free. Most Minecraft servers won’t need additional configuration for it. It is very effortless to use and you don’t need to guide players either as it will teach them on its own.
You can learn more about this feature at this official site. There is a manual and a huge list of its features. What’s great about this plugin is that it is not very demanding, which means your RAM and CPU won’t suffer. Also, you don’t need to back up the database or your world.
How to Claim Land in Minecraft with this Plugin
Once you claim land using the Grief Prevention plugin, other players won’t be able to build in your area, steal from you, or kill your animals. Chat trolls will be automatically muted, and you can even ban secondary accounts. There is also spawn protection.
To make a land claim, you just need to place a chest. You will get a 9×9 land claim around the chest, which is its center.
You will see gold blocks on all four sides of your land claim, which serve as its border. You only have one chest for land claim, but you can get more land claims later on. If you want to reposition your land claim, use the /AbandonClaim command to delete it and then place your chest somewhere else.
You can let another player build on your claim with /Trust and take away the trust with /UnTrust. There are many other features you can see in the manual. For additional land claims, you can vote or donate to the server, or participate in special events. This varies from server to server.
Land Claiming on Different Servers
Each Minecraft server has a set of its own rules. Many of them give you options for land claiming. Liberty Minecraft is one of them; you can see the list of commands on this land claiming guide. For example, their rules state that land claims expire after two months of inactivity.
Subscribers and donors are not affected by that rule. On this server, you can buy claim blocks, sell them, locate your land claims, abandon them, trust players with your claims, etc. You can set a claim with your golden ax by right-clicking. There are detailed instructions on the official site.
Altitude is another Minecraft server where you can easily claim land. Follow that link to find all the info about land claiming on their server. It is fairly easy; you just need a stick to scan the area for other people’s claims and a golden shovel. You get them for free when you enter the command /claim.
There are many commands like /claimslist for seeing a list of your property and /trust <player name> to allow others to use your land as well. Again, it is best to check alttd.com to see all the commands.
Claiming land in Minecraft is not as difficult as it seems, and neither is grief prevention. All you need is a good server and some plugins. Of course, it is the best to check the official site of your server to find more in-depth info about commands and additional land claims.
Did you manage to get a land claim on your server? Are you enjoying a grief-free gaming experience? Let us know in the comments below.