Minecraft used to be a way of my daughter and I connecting. My daughter who's on the Spectrum, doesn't do hugs well, but we connect when playing minecraft. Unfortunately We were griefed last map and she will no longer play because of this.
I came back after the map reset, as I liked the group on this server. all except for the team eye faction.
Was just griefed several times after building somethings and I'm done.
My personal opinion, is maybe crafty should thing about a boundary for Griefing.
The server I went back to, Vanilla High, has a grief insurance policy. You go out past a certain distance, on this server it's only 15K as the map is only 30K.
But if you get griefed and you are out past the boundary they will reset your area, and the person who griefed you is banned. Anything inside the boundary is fair game and so is the end and nether.
This is so those of us who like to build and not be "renovated" by the likes of holes such as IwarriorI, Schvex , aka Team Eyehole, can build in peace instead of stressing if I am hidden enough and will my build that took a while getting destroyed. Some of us like the people on this server, with the exception of that faction. Some of us like getting on after a long day of work and just hanging and conversing and not worrying about our builds. But because of that team specifically I am not on there much if at all, anymore.
Craftymynes lost some peopel this past month because they were tired of the holes destroying the work we've done.
Myself and my daughter are two. The others are morntenchops, snakedad, hatarn and about 3 others from that group.
Maybe if crafty gave this some thought for those of us that like this server, this crowd with those few exceptions, and created a "safe zone" for those of us who want to build without the worry of out work being destroyed, maybe some would come back. Maybe not.
I do know that the others who left, bought their own server and are now building to their hearts content without the worry of being griefed.
While some will defintely say go to another server then, well yes, I could and did, but there are also reason I like craftymynes, but one of them is not being griefed over and over.