I'm running a minecraft 1.8.8 server using craftbukkit. I've read about a config option to change the item despawn rate after death. how is this done if possible or is there a plugin that i can download?


I don't know if you can do it with a plugin but it is possible with command blocks.

Basic concept: Set the age to the desired amount for newly dropped items


/scoreboard objectives add newItem dummy


/entitydata @e[type=Item,score_newItem_min=!1] {Age:<Despawn Rate>}
/scoreboard players set @e[type=Item] dummy 1

Replace <Despawn Rate> with 6000 - Life length of item in terms of ticks.


Spigot, which is effectively a follower for CraftBukkit and compatible with the same plugins (and more of its own), has item-despawn-rate configuration option.

  • As a side-note, Paper (AKA PaperSpigot) is a high-performance fork of Spigot with more performance-oriented configuration options.
    – 3ventic
    Mar 15 '17 at 13:33

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