[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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    inactive doesn't mean dead. Flamers is currently working on his coding skills to help take over some of the load from garbagemule. I'll always be around trying to help debug and help users with issues. (and probably brushing up on my own coding skills to help Flamers :))
    And as far as Mob Arena goes, it should work all the way up to RB 1337
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    ye i can confirm that, its running fine on my 1337 server.(any1 notices it says leet?)
    And good luck with the mob arena!

    PS, is it possible to add soulsand to the classes and have it removed afterwards? currently the soulsand i give to lets say class oddjob, doesnt dissappear when the arena ends sometimes. No conflicting plugins, and only happens so-often with all sorts of settings..

    It appears to be happening at random, about 50% of the times...
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    I am having some issues trying to create 3 different arenas all at the same arena location, what I was trying to do is have 1 arena with 3 different difficulties (easy, medium, hard). I am able to get the arena setup, all the spawn points and everything. Once I had the arena the way I wanted it, I went into the config.yml file and simply copied the "easy" arena I created, pasted it at the end and renamed it "medium" so it had all the locations of spawns and what not. When I restart the server both arenas are there but when the arena starts no monsters spawn. If I go into the config.yml file and delete "medium" the creates spawn once the arena has started.

    Is there an easy way to duplicate an arena or am I stuck with creating 3 arenas with different locations for each?

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    @Sorwig that won't work, create 3 different identical ones :)
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    I just got done creating the 3 and seem to have the same issue. Once I assign waves to them nothing spawns, no errors, if I spawn a boss with abilities it uses the abilities but the mob doesnt actually spawn. Also have no plugins that prevent monster spawning.
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    Are you discontinuing this plugin?
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    it's still going to be around, but as of right now, garbagemule is taking an indefinitely long break from coding new features and/or maintaining it. If it breaks past build 1337, it won't get fixed unless someone else picks up the torch.
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    @Sorwig do the areas overlap?

    @Pepe578 Until I can learn java yes.
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    Inactive, wow this is hard -.- I really loved this Plugin :/
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    This was one of the best plugins which were used by the best servers
    I really hate it to finish and I dont know anything about coding i just know a bit on doing mods
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    so i this working with 1337, someone will probably pick up this plugin because it was so good :)
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    Mega-Sad-Face. This was one of my favorite plugins...
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    nooo why? :( my players love this plugin, i love this plugin! everyone loves this plugin! @garbagemule this is really a hard message for me :(
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    @beleg Unfortunately he has other things going on, I will try and take this over but I am learning java from scratch...
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    Hello im just wondering becuase if someone is cheating on my server i.e god mode, and they go in mob arena and they just stand there and the mobs will pill up until the server crashs with around 150 people

    plz help
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    @sajjad they can do it. Only give god mode to admins...
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    Can I update this plugin when it starts not working with other builds?
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    @bobbysmithyy Sure, it probably best to have a chat with Garbagemule on the IRC about it just to make sure :p Hopefully that means I can try and catch up and learn java...
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    When i edited the text and added bosses and that... i started server and i got a error with ENDERMAN.. like in this http://pastebin.com/hu6SHqTh Any fixes :/?
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    @SolidUrban Even occurred that it might not be up to date (like the error says)...
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    I already contacted him he hasn't responded yet.
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    @bobbysmithyy I'm sure he will he is just quite busy currently :(
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    @Flamers just out of curiosity are you his brother ? Or just some random person who really like this plugin :D
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    @losdamianos I am the unofficial official support guy :)
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    no i dident give god to any one they use hacked clients
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    Please do, I would love you forever :p
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    HELP! all of a sudden, using any mob arena command brings up mob arena list of commands! this happened after I typed /ma to bring up the help, now any /ma command brings up help!

    Eror log:
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] [bPermissions 1.8.2] WorldPermissionsManager engaged
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] [bPermissions 1.8.2] Enabled
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] [SignLift] Version 1.0 - Copyright 2011 - Shannon Wynter (http://fremnet.net) is enabled
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] Loading BlockChanges...
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] Done.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] Basics version 0.4 is enabled!
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: Using the Bukkit Permissions API.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: (world) Single session is enforced.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: (world) TNT ignition is PERMITTED.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: (world) Lighters are PERMITTED.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: (world) Lava fire is blocked.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: (world) All fire spread is disabled.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: Loaded configuration for world 'world"
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: (world_nether) Single session is enforced.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: (world_nether) TNT ignition is PERMITTED.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: (world_nether) Lighters are PERMITTED.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: (world_nether) Lava fire is blocked.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: (world_nether) All fire spread is disabled.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: Loaded configuration for world 'world_nether"
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard: 1 regions loaded for 'world'
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [WARNING] WorldGuard: Region file for world "world_nether" missing or inaccessible.
    2011-11-13 11:55:07 [INFO] WorldGuard 5.3 enabled.
    2011-11-13 11:55:08 [INFO] [iConomy - Celty] Enabled (13 ms)
    2011-11-13 11:55:08 [INFO] WorldEdit 4.7 enabled.
    2011-11-13 11:55:08 [INFO] WorldEdit: Using the Bukkit Permissions API.
    2011-11-13 11:55:08 [INFO] [PorteCoulissante] plugin version 1.2.6 by Captain_Chaos enabled
    2011-11-13 11:55:08 [INFO] MCDashAddon v1.0 is now enabled!
    2011-11-13 11:55:08 [INFO] [mcMMO] Permissions version 2.7.2 found, using Permissions.
    2011-11-13 11:55:08 [INFO] Loading Config File...
    2011-11-13 11:55:08 [INFO] [mcMMO] Permissions version 2.7.2 found, using Permissions.
    2011-11-13 11:55:08 [INFO] mcMMO version 1.1.17 is enabled!
    2011-11-13 11:55:08 [SEVERE] Error occurred while enabling MobArena v0.94.3.24 (Is it up to date?): while parsing a block mapping; expected <block end>, but found BlockMappingStart
    while parsing a block mapping
    in "", line 58, column 13:
    expected , but found BlockMappingStart
    in "", line 91, column 15:
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.parser.ParserImpl$ParseBlockMappingKey.produce(ParserImpl.java:575)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.parser.ParserImpl.peekEvent(ParserImpl.java:161)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.parser.ParserImpl.checkEvent(ParserImpl.java:146)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeMappingNode(Composer.java:230)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeNode(Composer.java:160)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeMappingNode(Composer.java:237)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeNode(Composer.java:160)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeMappingNode(Composer.java:237)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeNode(Composer.java:160)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeMappingNode(Composer.java:237)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeNode(Composer.java:160)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeDocument(Composer.java:123)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.getSingleNode(Composer.java:106)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.constructor.BaseConstructor.getSingleData(BaseConstructor.java:121)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.Yaml.loadFromReader(Yaml.java:480)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.Yaml.load(Yaml.java:423)
    at org.bukkit.util.config.Configuration.load(Configuration.java:89)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MobArena.loadConfig(MobArena.java:103)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MobArena.onEnable(MobArena.java:62)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPlugin.setEnabled(JavaPlugin.java:174)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.enablePlugin(JavaPluginLoader.java:957)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(SimplePluginManager.java:280)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugin(CraftServer.java:171)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.enablePlugins(CraftServer.java:154)
    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)
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] MagicSpells v1.3.2 loaded!
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] [ChestShop] Permissions version 2.7.2 loaded.
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] [ChestShop] WorldGuard version 5.3 loaded.
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] [ChestShop] version 3.24 initialized!
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] [ChestShop] iConomy 6 loaded.
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] BookWorm v1.8.1 loaded!
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] [Factions v1.6.1] === ENABLE START ===
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] [Factions v1.6.1] No permission plugin detected. Defaulting to native bukkit permissions.
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] [Factions v1.6.1] Loading board from disk
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] [Factions v1.6.1] Economy integration is disabled, and the plugin "Register" is not installed.
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] [Factions v1.6.1] === ENABLE DONE (Took 157ms) ===
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] WorldGuard: Using the Bukkit Permissions API.
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] WorldEdit: Using the Bukkit Permissions API.
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] Server permissions file permissions.yml is empty, ignoring it
    2011-11-13 11:55:09 [INFO] Done (0.271s)! For help, type "help" or "?"
    2011-11-13 11:55:10 [INFO] Could not call home.
    2011-11-13 11:55:10 [SEVERE] java.io.FileNotFoundException: http://usage.blockface.org/update.php?name=Craftbukkit&build=1.8.2&plugin=bPermissions&port=25570&hash=b9972447-a46a-4aa8-af59-e02b19798ac7&bukkit=git-Bukkit-0.0.0-1131-g86b7fa8-b1337jnks (MC: 1.8.1)
    2011-11-13 11:55:10 [SEVERE] at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getInputStream(HttpURLConnection.java:1401)
    2011-11-13 11:55:10 [SEVERE] at org.blockface.stats.CallTask.postUrl(CallHome.java:93)
    2011-11-13 11:55:10 [SEVERE] at org.blockface.stats.CallTask.run(CallHome.java:78)
    2011-11-13 11:55:10 [SEVERE] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.scheduler.CraftWorker.run(CraftWorker.java:34)
    2011-11-13 11:55:10 [SEVERE] at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:636)
    2011-11-13 11:55:37 [INFO] [B@36b22fca
    2011-11-13 11:55:37 [INFO] cpe-72-177-76-196.austin.res.rr.com
    2011-11-13 11:55:37 [INFO] [bPermissions - debug] Setup player:legomaniack took 3ms
    2011-11-13 11:55:37 [INFO] legomaniack [cpe-72-177-76-196.austin.res.rr.com/] logged in with entity id 159 at ([world] 47.68023044140883, 41.0, 83.8726886293478)
    2011-11-13 11:55:37 [INFO] New max size: 484
    2011-11-13 11:55:37 [INFO] New max size: 784
    EDIT: moved to tickets
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    Yes they are, I tried setting different spawn points for each arena and still run into mobs not spawning. It looks like I will just have to build 3 different arenas and set them up that way. Not a huge problem but it would be a nice feature in the future (if someone picks up development of plugin) if you could have multiple difficulties at the same arena location.

    Also, sometimes waves randomly despawn but I am guessing this is just a bug with the plugin as it happens completely randomly.
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    exactly as described
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    how do i make it so it uses my permissions for the classes? like i only want certain ranks to have certain classes.

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