# Claiming¶

A rudimentary player-oriented claiming system is available for use in WorldGuard. It creates regions like /rg define would, but players must use a special command with separate permissions. WorldEdit selections are still required for selecting the physical area of the region, although only the worldedit.selection permission is necessary for that.

Player can claim selected regions using the /rg claim command:

/rg claim region_name


The player running the command will automatically be added as a region owner. Access to the command is provided by the worldguard.region.claim permission.

## Rules¶

• Maximum region count: Unless the player has the worldguard.region.unlimited permission, the player cannot exceed the maximum number of regions that is permitted in the Configuration for the player.
• Maximum region volume: Unless the player has the worldguard.region.unlimited permission, the volume of a claim must not exceed the regions.max-claim-volume configuration.
• Overwrite prevention: The region to be claimed cannot replace an existing one with the same name.
• Overlap prevention: The region to be claimed cannot overlap another region that the player is not an owner of.
• Overlap only owned: If regions.claim-only-inside-existing-regions is enabled, the region must overlap another region that the player is an owner of. Note that the region to be claimed does not need to be fully contained within another region (see WORLDGUARD-2689).

Note

At this time, polygonal regions are not supported. See WORLDGUARD-3173.

## Other Commands¶

You can give players the ability to use other commands (like setting flags and adding members) by setting the appropriate Permissions.