[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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    Hi guys,

    so i changed health multiplier, didnt work at first.. had to use a dev build..

    but now (had a mass reset) it gives the health must be between 0 and 20 again

    might be because im using the latest build of bukkit...
    any chance this can be fixed for the latest build (not rb)
    the mobs really need to be tougher

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    Thanks huddyyeo It's great to hear my idea from another perspective, I came up with a solution coming from a completely different angle but your insight was super helpful as I now have 2 possible solutions to present to some coders. I appreciate it man.
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    Okay, so I'm working on a class where you get throw-able potions, but it gives me regular potions instead of throw-able form. Any idea what makes this happen? I assumed that the damage value might of been to high or something.
    Potion Expert:
    items: 373:16396:2 (throw-able splash instant-harm)​
    armor: 306,307,308,309
    And when I select the class, I get the regular form (Plus, I can't put in the name like stone_sword because I have no idea what the 'coding' name is)

    Attached Files:

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    Ok ,
    The signs simply dont work forme. Im using the dev version and did the signs they light up and i have 2 signs below them.
    I have played the arenamultiple timesbut still nothing , nothing underneath the signs.
    (Imon about tehe leaderboards :p )
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    sorry for this, but now i'm sure and can confirm that this is a problem not related to magicspells but related to temporary permissions, the "cannot cast this spell now" error appear when you know the spell but you cant cast, and in fact everyone in my server known ALL spells but they can cast some of these only in arena, with permissions of "cast".. :D
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    Testers needed!

    Alright guys, I need more people to help test out what works and what doesn't in the new bleeding build before I can start cleaning up the actual code. The bleeding build can be found HERE. If you find any bugs (that aren't also in the latest dev build), please let me know, preferably on IRC (that way I can keep all the in-dev stuff away from the thread) :)

    Leaving tomorrow, I probably won't be home till January 1st. In the meantime, I'll hop on IRC from time to time to check up on things, so please idle in there if I'm not on right when you come in :)

    After January 1st, I will be VERY busy till January 20th, as I have exams the 10th, 13th and 20th. Just wanted to let you guys know so you don't mistakenly think I'm gone ;) Hopefully before my exams start, I can get a stable build out for you all.

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    I have a few ideas for the mob arena one mobs in the arena drop some form of money that you can
    only use in the arena. You could use this money in a store that appears every 20 rounds. At this store
    you could purchase food armor weapons etc. their would be a limit on how long the store lasts until it
    disperse and the next wave starts. Two A leader board would be nice it would have sings showing who
    has lasted the longest and who has gotten the most XP etc. And when you are in a group and the last
    person dies it would tell who lasted the longest by saying 1st <user name> 2nd <user name> etc. These
    are my ideas let me know what you think please also I apologize for any bad spelling or grammar I did
    my best but im horribal at grammar and spelling.
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    you lose ALL your enchantments after you leave the mob arena, not cool :\
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    the build ran fine so far, but the health multiplier doesnt work, set it to 10 and still 3 hits with iron sword..
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    I have a simple error report, when I load up my server with MA, it claims humans is an invalid mobtype and wont load any rounds with humans listed in the monsters. Idk if this is an oversight on your part or an update that was unnaccounted for or if i have done something wrong on my end, I simply know this it doesn't like human monsters.

    01:31 PM [INFO] [MobArena] Payment method found (Essentials version: 2.2)
    01:31 PM [WARNING] [MobArena] Could not find the world for arena 'default'. Using default world! Check the config-file!
    01:31 PM [WARNING] [MobArena] Invalid monster type 'humans' in arenas.default.waves.recurrent.spec1.
    01:31 PM [WARNING] [MobArena] Wave 'spec1' in arenas.default.waves.recurrent was not added!
    01:31 PM [INFO] [MobArena] v0.94.4.5 enabled. 
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    CRITICAL BUG REPORT: if you enter as spectator and leave, you'll loose all your inventory except for the backpack of bukkitinventorytools. You need to set "require-empty-inv-spec" to false to reproduce this.
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    George Nico

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    I just downloaded the new bleeding build thing. It seems to be fine so far. Are there any new features that were added that I could help to test?
    Good luck for your exams!
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    Humans have been removed for several CB builds. Thats the problem :)
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    People keep getting stuck in the arena and sneaking classes out of the arena
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    i know a bug! Eating food, now just fixes hunger... It was awesome back in Beta, but now it isn't quite right... :/ Can you make it so food heals hearts instead of hunger in the arena?
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    use "FastFood"
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    No, I only want this to heal hearts IN the arena, not everywhere...
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    @RabidPigeon - That's exactly why I made FastFood, and it's exactly what you can do with it using the per-class permissions in MobArena :)
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    Hov do i delete a mob-arena??
    best regards Jesper
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    umm... take the jar file out of your plugins folder?
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    i give up it keeps telling me this
    12:52:42 [SEVERE] null
    org.bukkit.command.CommandException: Unhandled exception executing command 'ma' in plugin MobArena v0.94.3.24
        at org.bukkit.command.PluginCommand.execute(PluginCommand.java:42)
        at org.bukkit.command.SimpleCommandMap.dispatch(SimpleCommandMap.java:165)
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.dispatchCommand(CraftServer.java:378)
        at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.handleCommand(NetServerHandler.java:757)
        at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.chat(NetServerHandler.java:722)
        at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(NetServerHandler.java:715)
        at org.getspout.spout.SpoutNetServerHandler.a(SpoutNetServerHandler.java:180)
        at net.minecraft.server.Packet3Chat.a(Packet3Chat.java:33)
        at net.minecraft.server.NetworkManager.b(NetworkManager.java:226)
        at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(NetServerHandler.java:93)
        at org.getspout.spout.SpoutNetServerHandler.a(SpoutNetServerHandler.java:550)
        at net.minecraft.server.NetworkListenThread.a(SourceFile:108)
        at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.w(MinecraftServer.java:527)
        at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:425)
        at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:457)
    Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Permissions manager is not accessable. Is the PermissionsEx plugin enabled?
        at ru.tehkode.permissions.bukkit.PermissionsEx.getPermissionManager(PermissionsEx.java:151)
        at ru.tehkode.permissions.bukkit.PermissionsEx.getUser(PermissionsEx.java:158)
        at ru.tehkode.permissions.bukkit.superperms.PermissiblePEX.isPermissionSet(PermissiblePEX.java:188)
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.entity.CraftHumanEntity.isPermissionSet(CraftHumanEntity.java:59)
        at org.getspout.spout.SpoutPermissibleBase.isPermissionSet(SpoutPermissibleBase.java:80)
        at org.getspout.spout.player.SpoutCraftPlayer.isPermissionSet(SpoutCraftPlayer.java:190)
        at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MobArena.has(MobArena.java:150)
        at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MACommands.onCommand(MACommands.java:141)
        at org.bukkit.command.PluginCommand.execute(PluginCommand.java:40)
        ... 14 more
    here is my config file
    # 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
            items: stone_sword, cake, bow, arrow:20, bone
            armor: 298,299,300,301
                world: ''
                enabled: true
                protect: true
                entry-fee: ''
                logging: true
                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: 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
                spout-class-select: true
                final-wave: 0
                        type: default
                        priority: 1
                        frequency: 1
                            zombies: 10
                            skeletons: 9
                            spiders: 10
                            creepers: 6
                            wolves: 10
                        type: special
                        priority: 2
                        frequency: 4
                            powered-creepers: 8
                            zombie-pigmen: 10
                            angry-wolves: 10
                            humans: 10
                        '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: -234,65,463,279.29105,2.0999873
                leaderboard: -221,86,490,0.0,0.0
                p2: -188,96,510,56.691162,4.049991
                lobby: -227,78,482,268.79065,52.199997
                arena: -198,78,484,94.79114,39.89997
                spectator: -206,89,499,211.64114,57.149963
                l1: -231,77,479,-222.90855,64.49993
                l2: -222,77,485,-47.708282,22.949924
                    uppoint: -214,83,500,-159.76172,19.500038
                    downpoint: -212,77,502,-336.9099,40.650032
                    downstair: -219,77,473,-305.86108,39.750027
                    upstair: -220,83,473,-344.41113,49.500027
                    upmid: -209,83,483,213.14673,42.000015
                world: world
                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: 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
                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: 16
                        type: default
                        priority: 1
                        frequency: 1
                            zombies: 20
                            skeletons: 0
                            spiders: 0
                            creepers: 0
                            wolves: 0
                        type: special
                        priority: 2
                        frequency: 4
                            powered-creepers: 0
                            zombie-pigmen: 10
                            angry-wolves: 0
                            humans: 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: -368,67,534,46.796997,38.850025
                p2: -356,127,567,271.9474,72.45003
                l1: -367,75,535,45.147095,82.49999
                l2: -358,83,539,249.8963,82.35
                lobby: -364,78,537,353.0963,31.500011
                spectator: -359,109,564,224.39636,22.950012
                arena: -361,79,564,171.5965,9.600007
                    lev1: -364,78,541,262.19653,67.349976
                    lev2: -363,82,540,43.34662,40.79999
                    lev3: -362,88,540,26.996613,55.949978
                    lev4: -362,95,540,1.6465149,20.55
                    lev5: -362,101,540,356.0965,25.649979
    it happens with both arenas
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    What are the commands to set the regions for the NOT default arena? Ex: /ma setregion p1 is to set the 1st default region for the arena. Is there a /ma setregion 'temple' p1 (ignore the apostrophies) if I wanted to have a default arena AND a 'temple' arena. I this command there? I'll continue searching.
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    People in the arena is experiencing lag and the server don't. Only my arena is lagged. Any idea?
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    theres is a little bug when reseting chests in arenas (for me)
    chests for me dont have all the stuff inside of them, and sometimes if the coordinates are close enough, even if they are 3 blocks apart, small chests will come together to make one big one
    no errors
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    It looks like a problem with permissions.
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    This is freaking awesome and a big hit on our server.

    The only problem is when 1.0 came out we ran into a strange problem, it won't wait for mobs to die before starting the next wave. The waves just keep on coming and coming and coming about a second apart from each other. Though in 1.8 BETA on the same settings the next wave started ONLY when the mobs in the arenea were killed.

    Thing is there is no messages in the console.
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    @RabidPigeon /ma arena <arenaname> to change the arena you are using :)

    @Bluehog Get the dev build :)
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    Sometimes, I think the /ma leave command is evil.
    People who are in the arena can't warp out of it, just like how you coded it. So I tell them to leave the arena, just like how you are supposed to.
    Here is the typical situation:
    Them: "It says I'm in the arena! I can't warp out?!"
    Me: "Because you are in the arena, and just died fighting! Type /ma leave to get out of it."
    Them: "But I'm in the arena!"
    Me: "-.- Yes, so type /ma leave"
    Them: "But I'm in the arena!!! How do I get out!"
    Me: "-.- I just told you the command..."
    Them: "You did? How do I get out!?"
    Me: "wow... /ma leave
    Them: "But I'm in the arena!"
    Me: "!!!!!!!!!"

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