I have set up a Minecraft server for my 5-year-old son and a friend of his. They use it in creative mode to build stuff.
Today, my son copied instructions he saw in a YouTube video and created a Wither boss. Upon creation, it blew up two quite beloved constructions of his and proceeded to wreak havoc in their town.
This is when I got called in. I had hoped that some kind of operator command would be available to kill a monster and found
but that killed my avatar rather than the Wither. I think this is due to these options not yet being available. Would upgrading the server to the latest version allow me to kill it this way?
If not, what is the best way to get rid of the thing? It does not necessarily have to die - if it were to sit somewhere a bit further away from the constructions and be quiet, that would be fine too.
But I'm looking for a way with preferably little or no fighting skill required, since neither of us has much of that. And it'd be nice if we can save some of the scenery as well; he was rather shaken and sad already due to the destruction.