BlingPickPocket Bukkit Plugin for Minecraft

This pocket-picking plugin by SethBling is an interesting and fun addition to any multiplayer experience.  It allows players to steal items from the inventories of other nearby players – though some degree of skill is involved.

 

To initiate the pickpocket GUI, simply right-click any player you are close to.  Be aware that if the player moves too far away, the event will be canceled; similarly, if you are hit by anything during the process, the interface will close.

 

Picking another player’s pockets brings up a screen that looks just like opening a large chest:

 

Pickpocket

 

Players will see one item at a time.  The item will appear for only a moment before it disappears and another takes its place at another location on the grid:

 

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If the pickpocket is successful at clicking the item in time, it will be stolen from the other player’s inventory!  Simply place it in yours to keep it – and get away before they notice anything suspicious.  Note that each slot in the GUI represents a slot in the player’s inventory, with the bottom row acting as the hotbar.

 

See this plugin in action in SethBling’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbnSp5qqWO0

 

How to Install BlingPickPocket Plugin for Minecraft

 

  1. Download the latest version of the BlingPickPocket plugin.

  2. Place the .zip file from step 1 into your server’s plugins directory.

  3. Run the server and wait for it to fully load.

  4. Restart your Minecraft server or login to your admin account and execute the /reload command.

  5. Run the server again.  The plugin should be properly loaded.

 

BlingPickPocket is easily one of the most creative plugins I’ve seen since I first began playing Minecraft.  Without some restraint this could become quite annoying for other players, but with some modification it could be a great tool for roleplayers.  What do you think of this plugin, and how could you see it being used effectively?  Let us know in the comments below.

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