I think i made a typical newbie mistake of building a large, though simple, tower out in the wild. I thought I was far enough away from the beaten path to be safe from griefers who wouldn't put much effort into travelling, but I did not account for someone actually tracking down where I was located with the purpose of stealing what they could steal.I also thought that though the rules of the server prohibit PVP and stealing, that this would make people less likely to seek me out for the purpose of stealing- and I was wrong about that.I suppose I was mislead by EMC's generally good community.But whoever hit me will only be encouraged to look for more fortresses, in hopes that they find as much good stuff as they found at mine, with stacks of gold, iron, and diamonds filling their inventory they had to leave behind some diamond tools. Well, when you have a brand new stack of them you can afford more, right? That half-dozen music discs they got off me probably also was attractive. (by the way, if someone suddenly is trying to sell about half a dozen discs, PM me their name and I'll pay a cash reward for tipping me off on who's life to make a living hell).But of course, it was't just to steal- also every native villager and living animal in the village was slaughtered. Just for good measure.Though I sound bitter--and I suppose I am--this thread isn't really to moan and complain about it, it's done and I'm extremely unhappy about it but life goes on. This thread is just a testimonial for others out there, to share my experience and my lesson. Nobody in the wild is safe from greifing. Never think for a second that just because you're well away from the span means that you're safe.But the mistake has been made and the lesson learned: Don't even bother building in the wild. It's just not a good place for that. I very nearly wanted to quit after this event, but I'm not the giving-up type. I've just learned a very expensive lesson.