[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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    the leaderboards didnt work for me?
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    @CeramicTitan If your typing in: [MA][default] your doing it wrong, it's [MA]default Please watch the video
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    yeah i no and it still doesn't work
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    @CeramicTitan - You're making this way too complicated. Why are you not 1) posting your config-file in a pastebin, 2) telling us which version of MobArena you're using, and 3) telling us exactly what you're typing on your sign? This whole issue could have been solved several posts ago. Do you go to the doctor and say "it hurts" without specifying which part of your body is hurting? Please just think twice before posting; what information could be useful in helping you? Do you honestly think that "it doesn't work" helps? You can see from the videos and from other people posting that the leaderboards work just fine, so obviously you're doing something wrong. Tell us what you're doing, so we can point out what it is you're doing wrong. Come on...
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    I meant after a boss fight so the waves after that aren't hindered by water
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    Just shamelessly posting some screenshots of leaderboards in action. This is from a game with 8 people, spanning two rows of signs. As you can see, the signs sort properly over both rows :)

    Straight on
    At an angle
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    in reply to my earlier comment, other players can join the arena, but they cannot choose a class when they punch the sign nothing happens, but for me it works!!
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    @MaxBookPro - That's because you are (most likely) listed in ops.txt, and the arena lobby is in the safe zone around the world spawn, or the lobby is in some sort of WorldGuard region that prevents players from building/breaking.
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    I don't know if this has been suggested before, but it would be awesome if there was a category of rewards that could be given to the combatants while they are STILL in the arena. Like more food, upgraded weaponry, more fort building materials. Something like that
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    @mypetsquirrel - Thanks for the suggestion, but it has indeed been suggested many, many times before :3 I just haven't found a proper way to implement it yet, that's all. I'd like these "bonuses", as I call them, to be class-specific, but I'm not sure how they should be specified in the config-file.
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    Funny thing about that... When I went from 1.7.3 to 1.8 I generated a new world for the server, but I forgot to delete my old arena. When I was building my new arena, I couldn't place blocks in one corner of it. At the time, I figured it was just server lag, or some weird chunk error. Later, I was fooling around in the config and I realized that that corner was protected by the 1.7.3 arena.

    Either I like that general spot to build arenas in all my worlds, or I should play the lottery more.
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    the lobby is in the safe zone, how can i change that
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    @MaxBookPro - Set the spawn protection radius to 0 in server.properties, or move the lobby.
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    I think I have a problem =( when I try to make the arena with the commands in game he only says: /ma join, /ma leave, /ma notready, /ma spectator... And when I look to my console it says:

    Error occurred while enabling MobArena v.94.3.6 (is it up to date?): null

    followed by the sentences 'at com.garbagemule.MobArena....) the sentences you said to post not.
    I have downloaded the last version of MobArena and I don't know what I did wrong.
    Could someone help me?
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    @b4lz4k__ - I don't think I've said anywhere not to post the 'at com.garbagemule.MobArena..' - quite the contrary; I need it to figure out what caused the issue :) Please post a full stacktrace in a pastebin.
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    Also your using an old version :/
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    21:18:40 [INFO] [MobArena] Payment method found (iConomy version: 5)
    21:18:40 [SEVERE] Error occurred while enabling MobArena v0.94.3.6 (Is it up to
    date?): null
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MAUtils.makeLocation(MAUtils.java:871)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MAUtils.makeLocation(MAUtils.java:889)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MAUtils.getArenaSpawnpoints(MAUtils.java:166
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.Arena.load(Arena.java:898)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaMaster.loadArenas(ArenaMaster.java:254)

    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaMaster.initialize(ArenaMaster.java:187)

    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MobArena.onEnable(MobArena.java:78)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPlugin.setEnabled(JavaPlugin.java:126)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.enablePlugin(JavaPluginLoader
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(SimplePluginManage
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugin(CraftServer.java:174)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.enablePlugins(CraftServer.java:157
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.e(MinecraftServer.java:297)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.a(MinecraftServer.java:284)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.init(MinecraftServer.java:152)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:348)
    at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:417)

    I hope this is what you mean :)

    And when I put the latest version ( it says the same thing ;p

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 15, 2016
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    Well you are not updating it correctly :/ For everyone else it says

    Also you should really use a code block, can you post your config file too
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    I'm actually kind of a noob in these ways :eek: what do you mean with a code block? and how can i post my config file in a proper way?
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    @b4lz4k__ - Delete your config-file and do it over. You managed to mess up the coords somehow. Start fresh :)
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    i want to know how to do this for my bosses. whenever i set a high priority it makes it so that the boss spawns every round and whenever i set a low priority it makes it never spawn. i want the bosses to be recurrent so that they spawn every 30 rounds. any help? heres my config if it comes in handy:
    # MobArena v0.94.3.11 - Config-file
    # Read the Wiki for details on how to set up this file: http://goo.gl/F5TTc
    # Note: You -must- use spaces instead of tabs!
        enabled: true
        allowed-commands: /list, /pl
        update-notification: true
        Wolf Master:
            items: stone_sword,grilled_pork,bone:2
            armor: 298,299,300,301
            items: iron_sword,pork,bow,arrow:8
            armor: chainmetal_helmet,leather_boots,leather_chestplate,leather_leggings
            items: '276'
            armor: iron_helmet,iron_chestplate,iron_leggings,iron_boots
            items: cake,cookie:6,apple,wood_sword
            items: wood_sword,bow,arrow:128,grilled_pork
            armor: 298,299,300,301
                wave-interval: 20
                spectate-on-death: true
                special-modulo: 4
                soft-restore-drops: false
                soft-restore: false
                share-items-in-arena: true
                require-empty-inv-spec: true
                require-empty-inv-join: true
                repair-delay: 5
                pvp-enabled: false
                protect: true
                monster-infight: false
                min-players: 0
                max-players: 0
                max-join-distance: 0
                max-idle-time: 0
                lightning: true
                hellhounds: true
                force-restore: false
                first-wave-delay: 5
                enabled: true
                detonate-damage: false
                detonate-creepers: false
                clear-wave-before-next: false
                auto-equip-armor: true
                allow-teleporting: false
                spout-class-select: true
                        wave: 10
                        type: boss
                        priority: 0
                        monster: zombie
                        health: medium
                        frequency: 30
                        ability-interval: 3
                        ability-announce: true
                        abilities: disorient-target,fetch-distant,shuffle-positions
                        wave: 4
                        type: swarm
                        priority: 0
                        monster: silverfish
                        frequency: 4
                        amount: low
                        wave: 20
                        type: boss
                        priority: 0
                        monster: squid
                        health: high
                        frequency: 30
                        ability-interval: 2
                        ability-announce: true
                        abilities: disorient-target,flood,warp-to-player,lightning-aura
                        wave: 30
                        type: boss
                        priority: 0
                        monster: wolf
                        health: psycho
                        frequency: 30
                        ability-interval: 1
                        ability-announce: true
                        abilities: arrows,fetch-distant,fire-aura,fireballs,living-bomb
                        '5': dirt:4,gravel:4,stone:4
                        '3': feather,bone,stick
                        '10': iron_ingot:10,gold_ingot:8
                        '7': minecart,storage_minecart,powered_minecart
                        '16': diamond_sword
                        '13': iron_sword,iron_pickaxe,iron_spade
                leaderboard: -17,74,1250,0.0,0.0
                p1: -31,55,1223,138.45103,-0.30001897
                p2: 13,84,1264,-34.348957,5.0999846
                spectator: -17,74,1248,-269.69897,90.0
                arena: -4,66,1248,-269.84863,2.249998
                lobby: -5,38,1281,-270.44846,3.0000255
                    s1: -20,65,1242,315.90106,0.59999526
                    s2: -9,65,1242,46.050964,-2.0999968
                    s3: -9,65,1253,136.35059,0.7500048
                    s4: -20,65,1253,224.40051,-2.0999923
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    Im having trouble with my server freezing when playing arena...
    We were only 2 inside the arena when it crashed.
    The server log freezes too so no error to report.

    Anyone else having this problem?

    bukkit - 1240
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    http://pastie.org/2659054 everything u need it in the pastie
    and it stays black
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    I seem to be having problems with saving. I've set warps and p1, p2 and it has confirmed that I have set them. the 'arena' folder is still empty and when I try to expand the region it says I still must define p1 and, p2
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    love the plugin but i think that it would be better if you could stop the arena but keep it saved so as not to let people constantly use it to get the awesome prises lots! but again fantastic plugin love it
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    @Magge - Are you using force-restore? If so, don't :)

    @CeramicTitan - Do you have the right permission?

    @Dwade0 - p1 and p2 are not warps, they are region points. Perhaps that's the problem :)
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    @CeramicTitan it won't work if you don't log. Turn logging on :\

    @Fudge11126 you need to spend time rebalancing your arena then :)

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