Claiming Tutorial

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How to Claim Land

To claim a piece of land as your own you will need a golden shovel. Any golden shovel will work, you can even craft one, but the easiest way to get them is by doing /claim.

Minecraft golden shovel

Your claim will be a rectangle. Don't worry about the Y axis, claims automatically expand up and down as you build. Focus only on drawing a rectangle on the surface of the world that surrounds your entire home.

Once you have an idea of where the border of your claim should be, start by right clicking one of the corners of the claim. Then, right click the corner directly opposite of the first one. Done correctly, you should see a yellow dotted line outlining the border of your claim!

​Players can create as many protected areas as they want, however there is a limit on how many blocks in total you can claim. Players start with a claim allowance of 500 blocks and can purchase additional claim blocks using in-game currency with /buyclaimblocks.

Resizing Your Claim

You can make your claim bigger or smaller any time by using a golden shovel. The process is similar to creating the claim. To make things easier, start by right clicking within the claim with a stick. This will show the border of the claim so you can see where the corners are.

To resize a claim, right click a corner you would like to move. Then, right click again wherever you would like to move that corner to. To make things easier, you don't need to right click the actual block, you can just point your crosshair at the block and right click from a distance.

Screenshot showing claim border in-game

Useful Commands

  • /unclaim - Remove a protection​
  • /claimslist - List all of your protections
  • /containertrust <player> - Give someone access to chests in your claim
  • /permissiontrust <player> - Give someone the ability to trust and untrust others in your claim
  • /subdivide - Create claims within your main claim that you can trust people to
  • /restrictsubclaim - Sets subclaim NOT to inherit perms from the parent claim
  • /trust <player> - Allow someone to build and use chests within your claim​
  • /trustlist - See who is trusted in your claim
  • /untrust <player> - Remove a player from your protection

Subdividing Claims

Subdividing claims allows you to give players access to specific parts of your claim. This is the best way to manage a town or shop!

The idea behind subdivisions is easy. You are creating mini-claims within your main claim so that you can trust people to certain areas, but not the entire claim. You are still in control of the border of these mini-claims (size and location). Once a subdivision is created you can trust people the same way as before. Just stand in the mini-claim and use the trust commands. It will only trust them to the mini-claim. (To trust someone to your main claim you will need to stand outside of any mini-claims you've created.)

​​To create a subdivision you need to go into "subdivision mode". You can access this mode with /subdivideclaims. Once you are in this mode you can create the subdivisions the same way you would make a regular claim, just right click two corners. Subdivisions will be outlined with a white dotted line. To leave subdivision mode use /basicclaims.

Screenshot of town subdivided

Automatic Claim Deletion

Claims will be automatically deleted once the owner of the claim has been inactive for 60 consecutive days. If you are planning to be gone this long, all you need to do is join for a couple of minutes within those 60 days to reset the timer. Unclaimed land is fair game to loot, so make sure your claims are active and properly sized!

Trusting Others

You can add other players to your protected area with various levels of access. To trust everyone on the server replace <player> with "all". This works with all of the commands below.

  • To give someone full access to your claim (break, build, access chests, etc) do: /trust <player>
  • To give someone just the ability to access storage items, but NOT build, do: /containertrust <player>
  • To give someone visitor access (opening the doors, but not take anything or build anything) do: /accesstrust <player>
  • To give someone permission to manage your claim (trusting other players) do: /permissiontrust <player>

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