What is griefing?Griefing is where someone purposely destroys your creations, without your permission, with any intent and in any location. This includes (but is not limited to) breaking walls in someone's wild base, or lighting fire to someone's house in their residence in town, that you have the build flag on.While possible, griefing is not allowed in any part of the Empire. Any and all people caught griefing will be subject to a punishment.How do I know I was griefed?Most of the time, it's obvious when you've been griefed. Look for these tell tale signs inside an area that you think may have been griefed:Fires you don't remember startingMissing blocksLava or water flowsEvidence of TNT damageThere are other forms of griefing though, so feel free to report them if they occur.How can I report the griefer?The best way to report griefers is to PM a mod. Click here to learn how to PM (you'll want to use the forum PM option) and click here to view a list of moderators.Always include as much evidence as you can in the report - it's suggested to include:Screenshots of the griefed areaCo-ordinates of the area if it's in the wild, and the res number if it's in townA description of damage done, and blocks takenIf there's any visible lava or fire damageAnything else you think may be useful - some blocks are logged, so any info you may have could help!After you report, the staff team will look into your report, and see if they can confirm who the griefer was, and punish them accordingly. It's important to remember that sometime's it's not possible for the person to be caught. It sucks, we know, but it's just the way it is.Please don't post on the public forums to report a griefing (especially if you include names - this isn't allowed). Also, don't expect reimbursement of your lost items.What's some ways to minimize the chances of me being griefed?In TownOnly give out flags to people you completely trustNever give people flags "just because they ask"Use subflags if possible (such and place and destroy)If you think someone is griefing your res, remove their permissions immediatelyIn the WildFurther out = better. Griefers are lazy - building right next to spawn is pretty much asking to be griefedAlways lock your chestsOnly show your base to people you trustIf you're a supporter, hiding from the live map greatly improves your chances of not being foundIf you think someone's found your base, pack up and move outWhen available, protect your creation using a dragon egg.