Fake Leave lets you pretend you are leaving the game, allowing you to catch griefers easily.
After installing this plugin on your server, you can "leave" the game at any time you want! Players will not notice any difference from actually going offline, as the notification is exactly the same and your name will be removed from the list of online players. On top of that, you will turn invisible too, which makes it a piece of cake to catch griefers and other scum red-handed. Just "leave" the game, find them, and surprise them by suddenly appearing in front of them.
If you are wearing any armour you will notice that your character will disappear upon leaving the game, while the armour remains visible. Luckily this only applies to yourself, so other players will still not notice you, even though you are wearing armour.
Simply follow these steps and your players will be enjoying this plugin in no time!
- Download the latest version of Fake Leave from here or here.
- Place the "fake_leave_V8.0.jar" file in the "plugins" folder, located in your server's main directory.
- Start or reload your server.
- Enjoy your newly installed plugin!
This plugin does not require any configuration. Just install it and you will be good to go!
We also had the opportunity to ask mrzeapple several questions. Continue reading to learn more about the Fake Leave's development process!
How did you get into Minecraft?
My brother got me into Minecraft by showing me during the alpha.
What made you decide to become a plugin developer?
I wanted to make a useful plugin that helps admins.
What was your motivation for this specific project?
I'd say it was the community that kept me going.
How did the community respond to the plugin’s first public release?
I'd like to think they liked it even though the plugin was pretty barebones.
Roughly how much time did it take to finish the first working version of Fake leave?
At most 30 minutes it only made the console say that the person left.
What was your favourite development tool for this project?
If bukkit isn't a tool then I would say the program I was using (Eclipse).
Have you learned anything new from this project?
Many things, but the most important is that the Minecraft community is a friendly place and you can ask them for help on coding.
What stage of Fake leave’s development process did you enjoy most?
Well, the release, seeing the people liking the plugin.
And what is your favourite aspect of the plugin itself?
That it removes you from the list of people.
Are you currently working on any other plugins or updates?
I have two other plugins Arrow to the Knee and Convertcraft. Also I'm working on better functionalities on Fake Leave.
In addition to your Minecraft plugins, have you ever released any custom content for other games?
I have not released but worked on some for Skyrim.
Aside from your own projects, what are some of your favourite plugins from other authors and why?
Essentials, it is my favourite of all time also world edit.
Do you have any advice for other up-and-coming plugin developers?
Keep on making plugins and if you get stuck, ask the community they are nice people.
Special thanks to mrzeapple for both participating in our interview and developing the plugin!
Fake Leave is a useful little plugin that is both easy to set up and straightforward to use. The plugin lets you disappear from the game, allowing you to catch griefers easily.
Thanks to MadPixel for the Minecrafter font.