[FUN] MobArena v0.96.8 - Become a mob-fighting gladiator! [1.7.x, 1.8.x]

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    MobArena - Become a mob-fighting gladiator!
    [​IMG] Latest build: v0.96.7 (1.7.x)
    [​IMG] Wiki
    [​IMG] IRC Channel
    [​IMG] Source

    BukkitDev Project Page - Find MobArena on dev.bukkit.org here: LINK.


    Old description (open)
    If you enjoy fighting monsters for glorious prizes or just the sheer thrill of battle, you and your friends can now join forces against hordes of Minecraft evils in the exciting gladiator-style survival mini-game MobArena!

    Heavily inspired by Deminetix' Fight-plugin, MobArena is a PvE-take on arena-gameplay, with a similar class-based system. Instead of fighting other players, you team up with them to beat oncoming waves of monsters, earning rewards in the process. MobArena can be played alone, or with as many friends as you like!

    • Fight oncoming waves of monsters
    • Play alone or team up with friends
    • Earn glorious prizes
    • Customizable classes, rewards and waves
    • Easy to set up
    • Extremely easy to use
    • Very few user commands
    • Supports Permissions and all major economies
    • Supports Spout
    • Supports Heroes
    Note: When you post a bug report, please provide a stacktrace/error from the server log/console window. Post this stacktrace in either a pastebin, a pastie, or a CODE-block! The same applies for config-files, permissions-files, etc! Please don't put them directly in your posts, as they become gigantic and annoying to read. If you don't follow this guideline, I might ignore your post!

    Wiki - Instructions, commands, FAQ, etc.
    I have set up a Wiki for MobArena. It contains a bunch of information and guides on how to set up and customize arenas, an overview of all the commands, how to set up Permissions, as well as frequently asked questions.

    New: MobArena now has its own IRC channel (#mobarena @ EsperNet). Click here for a web-based IRC client. Feel free to stop by to get help setting everything up if you really don't understand the Wiki and the instructional video, or to have a chat about MobArena (or anything else, for that matter) :)

    Relevant links:
    Getting started with MobArena, by Flamers
    Flamers made this really easy-to-follow, simple video of how to get started with MobArena. It covers installing the plugin, defining an arena region and setting up basic leaderboards, as well as a few pointers for arena design.
    Old instructional video (open)
    Instructional video for setting up MobArena:

    Note: This video was made for v0.67, but all the in-game instructions still work the same for the latest versions. The config-file has changed, so make sure to read the Wiki on how to set it up.
    More Videos (open)
    Review of MobArena by plugin reviewer jamescosten (v0.84):

    Note: My nickname "garbagemule" is pronounced "garbage mule", as in "trash donkey" ;)

    Hilarious showcase of MobArena by Daniel James and Daniel Cherry (v0.92.3):

    Delios showing off his beautiful arena setup:

    slowmonkey1227 in his interesting "island" arena: YouTube
    French video by avalondrey (v0.87.3): YouTube
    German video by blutherz and his friends (v0.91.2): YouTube

    To avoid wasting not only your own time, but mine as well, I expect everyone to do some extensive troubleshooting before posting bug reports. What does this mean?

    Try MobArena on a fresh server.
    MobArena works perfectly fine when I release it. Sure, there are a few bugs, but it works. If it doesn't work for you, something is most likely wrong on your end. Set up a local test-server, and verify that MobArena works before claiming that it doesn't. When you have verified that MobArena does indeed work, you can start adding other plugins and settings until something conflicts.

    Disable other plugins.
    The first thing you need to do is disable all other plugins. If you can't reproduce the bug with other plugins disabled, you know that you have a conflicting plugin. Now perform a binary search on the other plugins, or if you don't know how to do that, just add a couple of plugins back to the plugins-folder, try to reproduce the bug, and if you can't, the conflicting plugin must be in the remaining set of plugins.

    Write down reproduction steps.
    Figure out the exact steps to reproduce/trigger the bug. I need precise steps, and as much information as possible, because there are often many things that could be going on. An example of reproduction steps could be:
    1. Type /ma join
    2. Punch the Archer class sign
    3. Wait for someone else to join
    4. Punch the iron block
    5. Type /ma leave before the other player picks a class

    Check the console window/server.log
    Make sure you check the server.log file for any MobArena errors or exceptions. If you find any, copy the ENTIRE exception (including all the lines that say "at com.garbagemule.MobArena...") and paste it (with the other information) in a CODE-tag here in the thread.

    I develop MobArena for the fun of it and the positive feedback is all it takes to make me happy, but a few people have asked for a link, so if you're one of them, here's a link: Donate - You can donate as much as you want, even down to a few cents! If I get enough donations, I will spend the money on an extra Minecraft account to aid me in developing/testing/debugging MobArena :)


    • Updated for CB 1337.
    • The repair-delay node is now unused! The reason for this is that it is now possible (with the release of 1317) to cancel block damage in explosions, and still retain the animation and sound! This also means that arenas should be fully pistons-compatible (for arenas that don't use soft-restore or force-restore)! I'm hoping to see some screenshots and videos of shifting arenas! :)
    • You can now right-click signs in the lobby! I finally found a super easy solution to the improperly updating inventory issue with right-clicking class signs. The result is that players can now left- or right-click as they please. This should solve all issues related to players not being able to choose classes, due to spawn region and WorldGuard/Factions/whatever conflicts.
    • It is no longer possible to warp out of the lobby.
    • New per-arena setting: final-wave - Allows for setting a final wave, meaning on that wave, the arena will end, regardless of how many players are alive.
    Version (open)

    • v0.94.3.11 - Updated Register, built against CB 1240.
    • v0.94.3.8 - Added basic leaderboards.
    • v0.94.3.6 - Fixed MagicSpells support - MobArena no longer supports MagicSpells pre-v1.1!
    • v0.94.3.5 - Fixed a bunch of bugs introduced with CB 1185, as well as a couple of minor MobArena bugs.
    • Updated for CraftBukkit #1185
    • Updated economy support (now supports iConomy 6).
    • Added the three new mob types, Enderman/Endermen, CaveSpider/CaveSpiders, Silverfish. They can be used just like the other mob types in the waves.
    • Endermen cannot pick up arena blocks (this is why).
    • Endermen cannot place blocks in arena regions.
    • The per-class permission syntax has been fixed and changed slightly. The Wiki has been updated (clicky).
    • Fixed MagicSpells issues.
    Version 0.94.2 (open)

    • Redstone circuits now work properly in arenas.
    • Lightning now properly strikes on spawnpoints on special waves.
    • Fixed an issue where players somehow warping/cheating out of the arena world get kicked from the server when discovered.
    • Added MagicSpells support. Use the magicspells.yml file to ban certain spells from the arena either for the whole session, or only during boss waves.
    • Fixed the Heroes death conflict. MobArena and Heroes should now play nice together. Further Heroes support is planned for upcoming releases.
    • [COLOR=#1000000]MobArena will no longer support the discontinued Permissions 2.x and 3.x permission systems.[/COLOR] Recommended permissions systems include PermissionsBukkit (defacto standard) or PermissionsEX.
    Version 0.94.1 (open)

    • Added two new boss abilities: 'shuffle-positions' and 'flood'. Try them out!
    • Players disconnecting/crashing during an arena session no longer get corrupted data files due to economy rewards.
    • Weapon durability is now correctly set to "unlimited".
    • Item sub-types (cocoa beans, bonemeal, colored wool, etc.) now work again.
    • Players can no longer join the arena without first picking a class.
    • MobArena now works with spawn-monsters=false again.
    Version 0.94 (open)

    • Completely revamped the waves system! Undeniably the biggest feature in MobArena since multiple arenas in v0.92, the new customizable waves are guaranteed to bring much more awesomeness to your MobArenas. The waves system brings two new wave types, swarm waves and boss waves. The latter is a very elaborate feature, and the whole waves system has been given its own page on the Wiki. Note: MobArena will ignore all old wave settings, but use sane defaults.
    • Revamped the logging system. Instead of logging: true, you can now use logging: yml/xml. The logging system will now keep track of the last session only, but also maintain a collection of 'totals' for each arena. The idea behind these easy-to-parse files is making the stats available on server web pages.
    • Added SuperPerms/PermissionsBukkit support. Note that specifying mobarena.arenas.* and mobarena.classes.* probably won't work, but these nodes are given to everyone by default.
    • Added Spout support. Currently, the only Spouty thing MobArena does is print (some) announcements as notifications/achievements. This should limit the amount of "chat spam" that MobArena produces. Other Spout-features are planned, but don't expect something crazy. Note that MobArena does NOT require Spout!
    • Monsters will no longer target pet wolves. This is a major nerf to pet classes, but they were very overpowered as it was.
    • Fixed item amounts greater than 64 sometimes bugging out. You should now be able to put arrow:1024 for your Archer classes :)
    • Fixed players losing their stored items and/or earned rewards upon disconnecting from the arena.
    • Fixed blocks not restoring when burned by fire.
    • Fixed an issue with entry fees. They should no longer cause any problems.
    • Fixed slimes. That's right! Slimes that spawn as a result of bigger slimes splitting upon death are now considered arena monsters. This also means that Slimes no longer drop slime balls; as intended.
    • Revamped the repairing algorithm. It is now MUCH more sophisticated, and is capable of repairing not only signs and containers, but also torches, doors and beds. Redstone -should- repair properly as well, but it is still slightly buggy.
    • Added support for restorable containers. Registered chests, dispensers, and furnaces will have their contents stored upon arena start, and restored at arena end. This is useful for providing the arena players with chests with e.g. upgrades or food.
    • Added new commands (for the feature above) - /ma addcontainer <name>, /ma delcontainer <name>, /ma containers. These commands work much like the the spawnpoint commands. To add a container, simply look at the container and type /ma addcontainer <name>.
    Changelog (continued)
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    I think he removed the part about multiple arenas from the FAQ again, but basicly it's a feature he's trying to implement in 1.0 and something a ton of people ask for.

    It should work with Mean Admin, was one of the first things he added support for. Basicly if one plugin doesn't recognize the command, it's passed on to the other plugin and they don't share commands, so you should be good.
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    @tuderen thanks, that clears this up ^^
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    I love this plugin and I have no problems with it.
    BTW thx for helping me fix my config.
    I have another question though: Is there a way to edit the arena without deleting the p1 and p2 points?
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    Just us /ma protect false and then when you're done use /ma protect true.
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    Is there a IMac version or does the main download work with every type of computer because i tried the plugin and everything works..... except for the mobs. they don't spawn when everyone starts. Help?
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    @cory63191 - It's all Java, so it'll work on whatever platform Java works on, pretty much. As for your mobs not spawning, read the FAQ :)
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    Ah /ma list works fine :)
    But /dooooo it hippie monster wont work :/

    EDIT: Found problem : /ma dooooo it hippie monster :D
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    Maybe to prevent hiding from the monsters you should get the rewards only if there are killed the same or almost the same count of mobs spawned until this wave. So you have to go from one spawn to another.
    BTW good job so far =)
  10. @garbagemule

    Hello. Can you help me with something? Your plugin is awesome, we pooped our pants when I set it up, and played a lot when I made the arena work.

    However, when players are in the lobby, and they click on the signs, they receive only 1 item of the whole "class build".
    I went in teamviewer on one of my friends to check it out (because it was working on me perfectly), and just left/right clicked on the signs on different classes. After clicking 20+ times on the classes, the builds(items) finally appeared on them.

    Is it something I am doing wrong, or is it a known issue. Will I be able to fix it somehow?
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    @garbagemule I have already solved the problem. I used NoCivilSpawn and disabled the spawning in grass and cobblestone or anyother material the players are using but the arena floor should be another type of block.

    Heres the link: http://forums.bukkit.org/threads/me...reas-world-specific-opts-whitelist-818.11755/

    I would recommend others using this if they dont want to spawn monsters besides the arena :)

    Edit: Money reward support for iConomy? :) That would be great! Thanks for the plugin

    EDIT: Solved the money reward thing. I used MobBounty but it gives money reward per mob kill, I think it gets the job done and makes your life much easier man :-bd
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    im having same problem as starcraftjunkie with the class signs only giving one of the starting items : (
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    doesnt work. I can still use spawn command while in arena. maybe because im op? ill get a friend to test
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    ahh nvm i c the items r there just invis til u click on where they should be nice plugin btw
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    @Foma - Easy solution is to place the spawnpoints in your arena so there is no place players are safe from monsters. Less coding for me, less bloat in the plugin, only very, very little extra work for you (simply add a spawnpoint or two wherever players usually "hide".

    @iMattxC - Unless the plugin behind the "spawn command" uses pre-processed command interception (which means the plugin developer of that plugin is at fault for not knowing its purpose) at a higher priority than MobArena, the command will be blocked if you follow the instructions. If you are trying to simply block /spawn, then you put "spawn" in your disabledcommands-node. If you are trying to block /spawn <bla>, you put "/spawn".
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    Strange error with last update:

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 9, 2018
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    Download / Mirror hasn't been working all day. Or am I the only one?
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    Bradley Hilton

    I get this too. I have WorldGuard and TNT explosions disabled.
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    is possible to set time for spawning mob between waves and another?
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    New Problem : I can start the Arena but my Brothere cant
    If he klick an a Sign nothing will do , and he has the same perm that i have
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    @Cristof & @Bradley Hilton - This is a lack of defensive coding on my part, but the exception is absolutely harmless. It happens because p1 and p2 haven't been defined yet. Do that, and it won't happen again :)

    @jgregersen - Works fine for me :confused:

    @marcusbest - Not yet.

    @Fujikatoma - Punch, don't right-click.
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    Problem fixxed ;D
    juast make /kill and it works now fine
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    Bradley Hilton

    Oh ok I got ya, thanks.
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    So I use servercraft.co to host my server and I got the plugin working. To use a plugin I upload the .jar file. I can do so, but there is no config file when I downloaded from here, and I cannot edit the .jar with servercrafts web interface so I cannot access the config.yml :-/

    How should I go about changing the class / wave / rewards?

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    @player3 - The config.yml is not in the .jar. It's in the MobArena-folder inside of the plugins-folder ("plugins/MobArena/config.yml").
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    dude. I don't know what kind of powers you have but suddenly I can access the config. I swear it wasn't there earlier!

    Thanks, I love the plugin, nice work!
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    Hey GarbageMule,
    Love your plugin, and 85% of the time it works perfectly, but one question I have.
    Sometimes when people join the arena (as in the lobby) they fall into like this nothingness (herioc death calls it the gap) and they die. Then they try rejoining and then they can, but when I look at /ma list there name is on there twice and the game won't start. Please tell me what I am doing wrong, i'll list the plugins I use and can you tell me if mobarena conflicts with them? I will also show my config file below.
    Plugins: AZP, AlwaysDay, AntiXray, AutoAnnouncer, BigBrother, BukkitPiston, BurningMobs, ChatCensor, Essentials, Factions, Falsebook, Heroic Death, InvScanner, Mobarena(Obviously), MyHome, Nocheat, Odditem, Permissions, TravelPortals, VanishNOPickup, WhoAreYou, WorldEdit, WorldGuard, Ichat, Iconomy, Iconomy Chest Shop, mcMMO, Uquest
            items: stone_sword, bread:6, grilled_pork:4, mushroom_soup, cake:3, cookie:12
            armor: 314,315,316,317
            items: iron_sword, grilled_pork:2,bread:3
            armor: 310,311,312,313
            items: diamond_sword, grilled_pork, bow, arrow:32
            armor: 306,307,308,309
            items: wood_sword, bow, arrow:64, arrow:64, grilled_pork:2
            armor: 298,299,300,301
            zombies: 10
            skeletons: 10
            spiders: 10
            human: 10
            spider_jockey: 10
                '5': coal:4
                '10': grilled_pork
                '15': iron_ingot:3
                '20': diamond
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    @ajzschach it's a common error with world holes after 1.6, try grabbing the Banana Chunk plugin so people can reload the chunk by the lobby and see if that helps.
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    Edit: Seems like my assistant troubleshooter beat me to it xD

    @ajzschach - "60% of the time it works 100% of the time" - Anchorman :D Anyway, thank you for this amazing bug report. Possibly the first really well-formed bug report I have received. Lots of information, and a good description. Thank you :)

    Alright, in your lobby, place a dirt block on the lobby warp, then jump on top of it, type /ma setwarp lobby, jump down, get rid of the block, and tell me if the problem persists. If not, I'll make the necessary modifications to the code. Otherwise, I have no idea what the cause could be. Your config-file looks fine, except for the "human: 10" and "spider_jockey: 10". These creature types can't be part of the default waves. Wolves, however, can :) Take a look at the new version of MobArena. It adds semi-customizable special waves (same way as with the default waves), as well as update notifications :3
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    problem when trying to generate an arena:
    org.bukkit.command.CommandException: Unhandled exception executing command 'ma'
    in plugin MobArena v0.89.2
    at org.bukkit.command.PluginCommand.execute(PluginCommand.java:37)
    at org.bukkit.command.SimpleCommandMap.dispatch(SimpleCommandMap.java:12
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.dispatchCommand(CraftServer.java:2
    at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.handleCommand(NetServerHandler.
    at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.chat(NetServerHandler.java:684)
    at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(NetServerHandler.java:677)
    at net.minecraft.server.Packet3Chat.a(Packet3Chat.java:32)
    at net.minecraft.server.NetworkManager.b(NetworkManager.java:217)
    at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(NetServerHandler.java:75)
    at net.minecraft.server.NetworkListenThread.a(SourceFile:105)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.h(MinecraftServer.java:401)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:311)
    at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:422)
    Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MAUtils.DoooooItHippieMonster(MAUtils.java:7
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MACommands.advancedCommands(MACommands.java:
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MACommands.onCommand(MACommands.java:47)
    at org.bukkit.command.PluginCommand.execute(PluginCommand.java:35)
    ... 12 more
  31. Hey, my other user got banned, anyways, it's me again !

    I did a small video presentation for my server and, well, your plugin is in it !
    So I thought I'share it with you :)


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