Spawn Cactus and Reed

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Building Endangered Cactus

One of the signs warning potential griefers.

About
Owner getplayerhead.sh?bastetfurry&16.png bastetfurry
Category Grief Traps
Underground? No
Public? Yes
Size north to south 7m
Size west to east 7m
Height 65m
Location
Coordinates X=-93
Y=65
Z=390
Dimension Overworld
Nearest warp Spawn
Map link

"I'd fix the sign on the grief cactus, but the peanut gallery will probably mob me" -getplayerhead.sh?Palindrome7&16.png Palindrome7

The Spawn Cactus and Spawn Reed are a pair of ultra-tall tower plants, encased in glass for their entire height. The satisfaction of smashing through the glass and bringing the delicate structures crashing down is too great a temptation for many griefers to resist; as such they make a very effective grief trap.

History

The spawn cactus was created by getplayerhead.sh?bastetfurry&16.png bastetfurry with the goal of identifying griefers before they exit the spawn area to do widespread damage, by means of the classic honey-trap method. It initially consisted of a single pillar of continuous cactus, 63 blocks high, encased in glass. Since the 1.2.3 update and the world height raise, the poor-fated plants now extend a stately 190m into the air.

The cactus has proved remarkably effective, to the point where many griefers never exit the spawn area but are instead banned after their guilt has been verified. The usual warnings and attempts to communicate are rendered unnecessary by the habitual presence of a plethora of signs on the outer glass shell of the cactus, notifying the would-be griefer of the consequences of their act.

The cactus is accompanied by its companion grief-trap, the Spawn Reed. Identical to the cactus in shape and size, this monument contains a single pillar of reed or sugar cane, and replaces the cactus' fiery moat with water.

The Endangered cactus and its friend.

Imitations and derivatives

A similar sculpture is located at the Watershire warp with a personal threat of being hunted, rather than just general permaban warnings.


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