[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
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    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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    tried some of the IDs on this list seems like the normal potions work but splash potions dont seem to give u splash versions of potions just normal versions

            items: gold_sword, grilled_pork:2, 373:8193:2, 373:8194:1, 373:8197:1, 373:16388:1, 373:16396:1, 373:8201:1
            armor: 314,315,316,317
    that's snippet from my config.yml for my alchmist class im trying to make

    373:8193:2, - gives me 2 regen potions
    373:8194:1, - gives potions of swift potion
    373:8197:1 - gives healing potion
    373:16388:1, 373:16396:1, these were suppost to be splash potions first poison then harm
    373:8201:1 - potion of strength
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    @garbagemule I understand you are no longer taking in permissions 2.x and 3.x, I would like to know why, I rely on permissions 3.x a ton and I love your plugin just, I wish you would keep the permissions 3.x support, I do not see a reason why you should drop it? Anyways, I just wanted to see why you were dropping it and if you would change your mind to keep permissions 3.x.
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    I am getting a weird bug where none of my players can pick classes, no error in the console.
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    MobArena Version:

    Craftbukkit: This server is running Craftbukkit version git-Bukkit-1.8.1-R4-83-g24cb05a-b1556jnks (MC: 1.0.1) (Implementing API version 1.0.0-R1-SNAPSHOT)

    - Fire from Flint and Steel don't stay (Confirmed to be an issue with MobArena, and no other plugin)
    - Fire from fireballs don't appear/stay (Blaze's Fire works...)
    - Large Fireballs from bosses don't do anything; No damage, no explosion.
    - Exploding sheep don't explode

    - Variable to allow for MobArena to pick randomly from multiple bosses for the same wave. ie, one run through, they might reach a blaze on Wave 7, then next run through, they might get a Cave Spider on Wave 7 etc...
    - The ability to allow selective sharing. I don't want people to share swords, but potions and food would be great, especially for the Chef class. Maybe even give a single class the ability to share.
    - A way to prevent players who aren't a part of the area from interacting with anyone/any creature, and allowing them to teleport OUT. Sometimes, due to the way blocks can be temporarily destroyed, players sometimes get stuck inside an arena; This has happened in many of our arena designs. Only way to get them out is to set the arena to edit more, and port them out. Would love for them to just be able to /home, or something. Since they aren't a part of the arena, /ma leave, doesn't do anything for them. Solving this, would also protect against outsiders coming into to exploit.

    Keep up the great work, I really appreciate your coming back to take care of this wonderful project. Me and my Girlfriend put together an arena last night because of your re-appearance, and updates on the mod, and I wanted to share it with you, and the Bukkit Community; I think it turned out great!





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    I got this too, try right clicking them, worked for me.
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    @Stuffing - The old Permissions plugins have been deprecated, all development on them has ceased completely and the threads have been flagged as inactive, and the author(s) have requested that they be abandoned completely. I find it odd that your other plugins are still functional. Sorry, but all I can say is "get with the times" and migrate to a SuperPerms plugin. Not only are the SuperPerms plugins faster and overall better, they are also much, much easier for plugin developers to support, and they are all active.

    @bobbysmithyy - As shanko says, you can right-click the signs (since v0.94.3.24, remember to read the changelogs). The problem you're experiencing is either WorldGuard setup fail or your lobby is located in a "spawn protection zone". There's nothing I can do about it on my end.

    @Zombiemold - Fantastic post! Other users should follow your example of providing detailed information about their bugs; thank you! :) Bugs and requests will be looked at as soon as my semester ends and I have some more time on my hands. As for your arena, it looks absolutely stunning! Good job!
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    Hi. Ok I am having troubles on my server with this. Ok my signs sometimes change color and when they do they don't work. Furthermore sometimes my signs don't work at all. So I have to keep coming back and replacing them. This is very annoying. It also happens with my pvp arena signs and shops. Please help.

    Also noone can select a class, only I and ops can. What do i need to do in permissions.
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    The signs seem to be changed by some other plugins. Please have a look at their informations and configuration files. Which Permissions system do you use?
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    Aww, I'm really glad you're back and taking some time to update this great plugin! My users were a bit sad, though they understood your position, to learn that you were relunctant to keep on doing this with the kind of user comments and problems you were experiencing. This is the only reason why I kept the option to notify admins that there is a new version of MobArena available: to know when something is up around here on your thread and if you came back!

    You made some nice additions to this release. I'll try to update soon, even though I'm not having problems with your plugin (except maybe that we have to type /ma leave sometimes after an arena, otherwise we can't drop items, but that's no big deal). I'm currently having weird issues with craftbukkit and various other plugins on the server that, even though they're having no error, move around chunks on our map (especially where beautiful things are built) ! So it's true that it's demoralizing and that I'm not working on the server as much as I did back then, but I try to keep up for my players to feel like home when connecting!

    By the way, did you see the screenshots of our Spartan arena I sent you last time I came by? That alone should tell you how much we love your plugin on our server! So if you have some time and if you still enjoy developing a bit for us poor players who can't code, I hope you'll keep up the great work!

    [pig] <( Thanks a lot, as usual! )
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    I got Bpermissions yesterday but had the problem before I was using them. The signs dont change color anymore people just cant click on them.
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    I have a problem, I added in a boss but when it spawns it won't use skills and after it dies it won't move on the the next wave. Any ideas?
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    Hi i have an error every time ... Look on this.

    # MobArena v0.94.3.24 - 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
    items: diamond_sword, grilled_pork:2
    armor: 306,307,308,309
    items: iron_sword, grilled_pork:3, apple
    armor: 310,311,312,313
    items: wood_sword, bow, arrow:256, grilled_pork, bone
    armor: 298,299,300,301
    items: stone_sword, bread:6, grilled_pork:4, mushroom_soup, cake:5
    armor: 314,315,316,317
    items: stone_sword, flint_and_steel, netherrack:2, tnt:4, pork:3
    armor: 298,299,300,301
    world: gry
    enabled: true
    protect: true
    entry-fee: ''
    logging: false
    clear-wave-before-next: false
    detonate-creepers: false
    detonate-damage: false
    lightning: true
    auto-equip-armor: true
    force-restore: false
    soft-restore: false
    soft-restore-drops: false
    require-empty-inv-join: true
    require-empty-inv-spec: true
    hellhounds: false
    pvp-enabled: false
    monster-infight: false
    allow-teleporting: false
    spectate-on-death: true
    share-items-in-arena: true
    player-limit: 0
    max-join-distance: 0
    repair-delay: 5
    first-wave-delay: 5
    wave-interval: 20
    special-modulo: 4
    max-idle-time: 0
    spout-class-select: true
    min-players: 0
    max-players: 0
    final-wave: 0
    '7': minecart, storage_minecart, powered_minecart
    '16': diamond_sword
    '13': iron_sword, iron_pickaxe, iron_spade
    '3': feather, bone, stick
    '10': iron_ingot:10, gold_ingot:8
    '5': dirt:4, gravel:4, stone:4
    p1: -108,46,129,0.0,0.0
    leaderboard: -110,62,149,0.0,0.0
    p2: -82,61,155,0.0,0.0
    arena: -96,54,142,0.0,0.0
    lobby: -106,48,131,0.0,0.0
    spectator: -97,65,143,-271.82547,47.026203
    s1: -105,54,132,0.0,0.0
    s2: -105,54,152,0.0,0.0
    s3: -85,54,132,0.0,0.0
    s4: -85,54,152,0.0,0.0
    Can you help me ? I don't want make this arena every time when it crash ...
    Please answer.
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    @jonazsz999 did you read how to report an error?
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    @jonasz999 could that be because you're meant to put the link here? Seriously common sense would be awesome :|
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    @jonasz999 - That's still completely useless. What's the error? What version of Bukkit are you using? What version of MobArena are you using? What other plugins are you running?
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    @jonasz999 You are missing the whole waves section, that might be causing it?

    @--GJ-- Just tagging you so you know but I think this is probably the error
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    Good point. I missed that.
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    I'm using MobArena v0.94.3.24. On my serwer I have plugins: iConomy, AdvancedWarning, CraftBookVehicles, TpC, ButtonControl, nSpleef, AuthMe, FirstLastSeen, SimpleCensor, CraftBookCommon, ColoredSigns, LazyRoad, NoAFK, SimplePM, BlockHat, WorldGuard, CraftBookMechanisms, SpyerFun, SpyerAdminCommands, PlgLogCmd, GlowHat, WorldEdit, CommandBook, AntiHack, EasyWarp, SpyerAdmin, ArrowWall, XcraftGate, MagicCarpet, Freeze plugin, WorldBorder, FenceStack, CraftBookCircuits, LWC, MobArena, MyHome, Jobs, EasyBan, dynmap, ChestShop. And Minecraft 1.0.0 on bukkit. Soo can you halp me ?
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    Don Redhorse

    I guess I will need to update my plugin to make sure we don't get TombStones...

    ok, I added MobArena support... but I can't test it.. perhaps somebody here could test the DEV build?

    This is a not finished yet Version 3.1 of DeathTpPlus, if you have 3.0 already running just change the configVer to something below 3.0 and you will get an information that you need to update the configuration. You can than enable autoUpdateConfig and reload the server to get the new version.

    Please report back if it works or not.

    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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    Umm.... about the new mob arena update, I made already 3 arenas that are pretty awesome and I don't want to update because I don't want to loose my data. Is tehre anyway I can save my arenas?
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    @LOLXDDUDE Make sure you backup your config file then update
  26. CB: 1559
    MA: v0.94.4.3

    What am i doing wrong when players can play the arena but when they try to Throw out items after the arena is finished (in the normal word, not in the arena) it says SHARING IS NOT ALLOWED AT THIS TIME !!

    to fix this i need to do eather /ma force end or /ma config reload then thay can share items again ??

    ty in advance !

    BTW sharing inside arena is enabled !
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  28. lol ty i now se that READING actualy is good somtimes :)

    keep upp the good work
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    Hi there garbagemule!

    I was wondering: I have the option "spectate-on-death" set to true. I have this issue myself where we can't drop items, even though the arena is over. I read the FAQ and understand what is explained there, and it makes sense.

    But we experienced this behaviour for some time now, and if I remember correctly, everything was working fine before, and we could spectate on death and when the arena was over, players would exit through the gates and go on with their business (and drop items like rain in London). Were there a change in the spectate on death behaviour that might explain why we all of a sudden have this issue? (It's no big deal though, really, just being curious here!)

    If I understand well, we have two choices then: either allow the players to spectate but they will have to type /ma leave, or disable the spectating and get rid of the leave command. Is that right? If it is possible, I'd like to suggest an idea for a future version, but I'm not sure if it's possible to code this (and of course, if it's not too time consuming) : allow the spectating on death and of course disable the dropping of items while doing so, but as soon as the last player in the arena is dead, enable the dropping again. This way, we could have the best of each option!

    Take care!
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    One minor issue with the new 1337 build - exploding sheep still drop XP orbs. The others don't, but it seems like my XP bar still goes up for killing them - is that correct behavior?
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    I did everything like in the video, but when you click on the label does not select the class. What should I do?

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