How to prevent stealing of rails?

Discussion in 'Empire Help & Support' started by Grauhaar72, May 15, 2014.

  1. I am planning to build a railway from frontier soouth (SMP5) far to S and E (~ 22.000 rails). However, lately a lot of rails were stolen from the railway I built to get to my home in the NW (I used to connect to already existing railways whenever possible, and the were also raided). I wonder if there is a way to prevent this type of griefing. Would it be useful to take automatic screenshots of the dynmap every minute or so, or are there less clumsy tricks?
  2. You could file a grief report to a Empire Moderator.
  3. Cant do much for prevention yet, but we are able to track more blocks now if they are recently placed (In other words: If you built something more than a month ago, replace the blocks so they can be tracked)

    So banning griefers at least helps in stopping furthur grief.
  4. One thing that helps, of course, is hiding the rails. Do this by starting the rail away from a spawn area and either really far down or, if in the nether, really far up. This discourages it by making it harder to find thus less likely a lazy griefer will run into it.

    Taking screenshots of the live map probably won't help simply because you can hide from the live map.
  5. -> Skydragon: Yes, I filed a report. Just wanted to check if there are other ideas in the community.

    -> Aikar: Thx for the fast response. Started rebuilding the destroyed tracks; will have to check on them at least every 4 weeks (a good reason to go to town and have a beer with friends :)).
    AlexChance likes this.
  6. -> WKramer: That's a possible work around, but I won't use it for 2 reasons:

    1. I do not want to make concessions (is this the right word?) to griefers

    2. Traveling 2 days and nights (or longer) in ugly tunnels is much more boring than outside at about Level 70 with beautiful views
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  8. I agree, I would at least move out a bit from spawn. Also put up signs around the start stating that if you grief then you'll be caught. That might deter a few.
  9. Good idea. I'll try that