Keystones in 7 Days to Die

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The Function of Keystones

Keystones (also known as Land Claim Blocks or LCB) are a special block used to claim a chunk of land. They extend an invisible protection zone with a default area of 49 square-blocks (7x7 blocks). This provides a durability-multiplier to any blocks in that area (natural or player-made) depending on the server settings. The owner of the LCB can remove blocks in the area quicker, but anyone else will have a harder time breaking things down. By default, it increases durability by 32x, so instead of a 10 second breakdown, it is 320 seconds.

Another function provided by these blocks is that other players can no longer place any blocks or objects inside of a zone that does not belong to them. The decay time of the keystone can be configured in a way that once a player has not be online for a certain amount of time, their block will no longer protect anything, and their area is open to be claimed by anyone.

Activating Keystones

Survival is the only game mode that these Keystones function in.

Configuring the Keystones

Claim Size                           > Size in blocks that is protected by LCB
Claim Dead Zone                      > LCBs must be this many blocks apart, unless you are friends with the other player
Claim Expiry Time                    > The number of days a player can be offline before their claims expire and are no longer protected
Claim Decay Mode                     > Controls how offline players land claims decay. All claims have full protection for the first 24hrs. 0=Linear, 1=Exponetial, 2=Full protection until claim is expired.
Claim Online Durability Modifier     > How much protected claim area block hardness is increased when a player is online. 0 means infinite (no damage will be taken). Default is 32x
Claim Offline Modifier               > How much protected claim area block hardness is increased when a player is offline. 0 means infinite (no damage will be taken). Default is 32x