[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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    how to make boss dont stop waves? I want boss on 10 wave, on 15 wave.. etc but when boss appear.. game stop after that.. no matter if I set boss to wave 10 or 50.. and ppl arent get out of arena at end..why?
    and where is that new version? i see ingame message there is new version..but seems not.
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    Leaderboard stats are nice but is there a way to save the leaderboard stats so we can keep the stats and see who is the best mob killer for a period of time, like a week or a month.
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    i was about to say that, you stole my idea, CHEATER!!!

    ok jk, ya *clicks like button* that should be implemented
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    Is there a way to stop people pvping in spectator zone and lobby, if both of them are above the arena? Even if I move them so they're not above the arena, people can still Pvp in them.
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    We have the spectator zone next to the arena, inside the safe zone (Factions Plugin controlled), while the arena is warzone.
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    I have version:
    but it still tell me new version avaliable..
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    lol. Yeah sorry i beat you to it. : ) They definitely should add that feature. I can then make a Gladiator Rank for the top Mob Arena Fighter.
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    or like MA Master, MobArena Champion, so on ya tried that once, but its hard without stats
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    When I try to edit my arena (in editmode, disabled) with Worldedit, the soft-restore completely ignores the changes to it. What can be done to fix?
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    A great plugin but the lightning and thunder strikes get really annoying and are heard through the server I have been told. Try fixing that possibly then this will be a great plugin. Thats the only downside besides I don't know if it's how the arena is built but mobs spawning on the outside then no one can get in
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    Great plugin but i have a suggestion. I host a small creative server to play with friends. Sometimes when blocks are destroyed in the spectator area, even though i have the correct settings in the config file, the blocks only are 'restored' after a few seconds. I tried this in survival mode and the blocks are protected just fine. In the few seconds it takes to restore the block, the players would fly (creative mode) from the spectator area to the arena and sometimes mess up the game. I am on Craftbukkit 1602 and MA v0.94.4.5. Also sometimes the overall protection do not work in the arena too. Sometimes, but rarely, the arena blocks are not protected from when a player destroys them. This only happened once or twice to me before. Most of the time it is ok.
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    anyone reading this topics? what is actual version?
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    Depends - are you on Bukkit #1337, or the RB for 1.0.1?

    The current version for #1337 is posted at the top of this page, while the link at the top for "Latest dev build" should be used with RB 1.0.1
  15. Is there any functionality to ban people from using MA?

    I know it has been talked about but i dont see anywhere saying it has been implemented.

    Would be a realy usefull feature to have

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    Nice plugin!
    I love the feature to add new classes and configure the waves/bosses on arena!
    So... Keep the hard work man! [cake]
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    @damo1995 Remove the permission from them?
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  18. But creating a new group to disallow a single person or a few people is silly and just waste's space inside the config.yml file.
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    @Kipperlenny - I'll have a look at the Factions API as soon as I get the time for it :)

    @--GJ-- - Try tinkering with Jobs and see if you can't make it work by itself. If not, I'll have a go at it, see if there's an API.

    @Maxxgold - For future reference, please post your stacktraces, config-files, etc. in a pastebin. Your post takes up much, much more space than necessary. As for the error, not sure why it happens, but it is harmless (besides the console spam). As for leaderboards, the persistence-aspect has been on the drawing board for a while, but I still don't have a lot of time to really look into it.

    @rodier - I need a stacktrace of the error in your console, or I can't help you.

    @clintyip - Have the arena region span the spectator area, and people won't be able to PvP in there.

    @Fishfish0001 - Chances are your edits aren't within the arena region. The soft-restore feature registers blocks broken from the moment the arena starts and until it ends, so any changes made before a session would be considered part of the arena.

    @Uhmeplay - I'm pretty sure I added a lightning-setting way back. Check the config-file for any lightning-related settings.

    @huddyyeo - Blocks do not "restore" in v0.94.4.5, explosions are cancelled. Unless, of course, you're talking soft-restore or force-restore, which restore on arena end. So if your blocks restore after a few seconds, you have a different plugin interfering.

    @Celinho234 - Thank you so much for the kind words :)

    @damo1995 - Like Flamers says, just remove the mobarena.use permission from them. Edit: The question is, where do you want to waste space? In MobArena, or in your permissions file? And since when is space an issue? I'm sure your harddrive is sufficiently large. A few lines of extra text won't fill it up. Besides, the functionality to "ban" people through permissions is already implemented, there's no reason to bloat MobArena more.
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    Hey everyone,
    Is it possible to set a delay on the teleport to the lobby? And that the teleport is cancelled if the player gets attacked or moves? So that it can't be abused in pvp.
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    @chris0744 - Currently, no, and don't hold your breath for a feature like that. The very best workaround is to set a join-distance and force your players to be near the arena.
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    @damo1995 Most permissions plugins will let you get (or take) permissions per user, look into it :)
  23. Ok so using Bannana permissions how exactley can i remove it from a single user? I have tried - 'mobarena.use' but that just allows them to use it.
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    @damo1995 - To make permissions false (i.e. take them away), you must use ^mobarena.use
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    MobArena bugs when used with Scavanger plugin? can anyone comfirm this? thank you !
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    Thunder Peel

    It seems like I can't change a single number/value in the config file without the server prompt pointing to a colon as an error.
    Here's my current config, using example waves from the MA wiki:
    # MobArena v0.94.3.24 - Config-file
    # Read the Wiki for details on how to set up this file: [URL]http://goo.gl/F5TTc[/URL]
    # 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
                world: ''
                enabled: true
                protect: true
                entry-fee: ''
                logging: true
    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: false
                require-empty-inv-spec: false
                hellhounds: false
                pvp-enabled: false
               monster-infight: false
                allow-teleporting: false
                spectate-on-death: true
                share-items-in-arena: true
                min-players: 0
                max-players: 0
            max-join-distance: 0
                repair-delay: 5
                first-wave-delay: 5
                wave-interval: 20
                special-modulo: 4
                max-idle-time: 0
    select: true
                final-wave: 0                   waves: 
                        type: default
                        priority: 1
                        frequency: 1
                            zombies: 10
                            skeletons: 4
                            exploding_sheep: 5
                        type: default
                        priority: 2
                        frequency: 1
                        wave: 5
                            zombies: 10
                            skeletons: 6
                            creepers: 4
                        type: special
                        priority: 5
                        frequency: 4
                            powered_creepers: 10
                            angry_wolves: 10
                            zombie_pigmen: 10
                        type: swarm
                        wave: 7
                        monster: slimes
                        amount: medium
                        type: boss
                        wave: 9
                        monster: spider
                        health: medium
                        abilities: fire-aura, disorient-target, fireballs, throw-nearby
                        ability-interval: 5
                        type: boss
                        wave: 13
                        monster: zombie_pigman
                        health: high
                        abilities: root-target, arrows, fetch-distant, fire-aura
                        type: boss
                        wave: 16
                        monster: wolf
                        health: psycho
                        abilities: warp-to-player, fire-aura, throw-nearby, fireballs, fetch-target, arrows
                        ability-interval: 1
                        '3': feather, bone, stick
                        '5': dirt:4, gravel:4, stone:4
                        '10': iron_ingot:10, gold_ingot:8
                        '7': minecart, storage_minecart, powered_minecart
                        '13': iron_sword, iron_pickaxe, iron_spade
                        '16': diamond_sword
         p1: 160,69,-234,115.37108,69.74997
                p2: 228,70,-174,117.77116,85.35003
                arena: 194,80,-204,261.32,90.0
                lobby: 192,68,-
                    s1: 191,75,-200,49.22,43.95004
                    s2: 190,75,-209,153.76984,56.550045
                    s3: 197,75,-209,243.76978,54.600025
                 s4: 198,75,-200,332.1197,59.85002
                spectator: 191,81,-233,0.16992188,52.800114
    Any help is appreciated. :3
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    @Thunder Peel - Take a good look at what you pasted. There are very, very strange linebreaks and indentation all over the place. A lot of things to clean up, but I suggest if you don't want to try and clean this up in a proper text editor, delete it and make MobArena create a new one for you. Then add changes slowly, one by one, checking if there are problems with every change. Again, use a proper text editor, and follow all the other guidelines :)
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    Mod edit (NuclearW): Removed spam link
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    Thunder Peel

    Ah thank you. I've been using Notepad but I'll start using Word.
    Also, the web-app type program for making waves doesn't work at all when loaded.
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    @Thunder Peel - Don't use Word! If you must, use WordPad, but try to get a hold of Notepad++, PSPad or something similar. Edit: Or did you successfully use Word? If so, kudos!
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    Don Redhorse

    psst.... don't blame him... fixed in my dev build... which reminds me to make it official..

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