[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
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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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    garbagemule I removed worldguard and I have tried right clicking as I have said in my post...
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    basham00 - Then I can't help you, sorry.
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    garbagemule you cant tell me why it doesn't work? Lol?

    garbagemule My dearest apologies I didn't have the newest bukkit version. Works perfectly.. sorry :/

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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  5. How do I select an arena for say like adding more containers to it etc?
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    the commands you need are all listed in the Wiki, linked in the OP of this thread :)
  7. I've just downloaded the newer version of MobArena (has it been updated recently, like within the last week?) and i found it using the /ma help, but thanks anyway :).

    Will this updated version mean that my boss waves will actually work now!? :D

    Everything was working fine, then i tried setting up my permissions with PermissionsEX, i can use all the commands apart from joining and leaving an arena, in fact no one can join or leave arenas...


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    are the entry fees fixed?
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    Hey just asking, how do you make it so others can see your HP bar?
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    use a plugin that shows HP bars of some sort? MobArena doesn't do anything like that, though it would be cool to see.
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    Pretty sure it does from what i've heard, from the owner of GunPack he said it was MobArena.
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    I'm using the dev build from IRC and the correct latest CB build. When I try to setup a custom set of waves for a specific arena it changes everything back to default and I am told I have not setup any arenas. I have tried to manually set up custom waves for each arena and used the wave editor by Agnate to no avail, has anyone ran into this issue and had it resolved?

    and I found my problem, one space in the wrong place

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    The Development of Bukkit is saying to prepare for R5 So pls update your Plugin so you can prepare for the R5 Here is the message what they gave me

    Important information on Next Recommended Build

    Hi ProHDGaming214,

    We're cleaning up our code to help us better prepare for the release of Minecraft 1.2. As a result, a lot of old, inefficient and buggy code is being removed and plugins will need to be updated.

    Please check your plugins, find out if the plugin developers have been keeping everything up to date and kindly let them know that they need to update their plugins to make sure they will be ready for R5.
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    Hi there,
    Loving the plugin!! has really made my server.
    I have a swarm of silverfish that when they loose agro decide to go inside the blocks of the arena and when the arena restores the silverfish blocks do not come back so it is making holes in the arena. Also we will get random silverfish attack us with full HP (not in swarm mode) before we get to that wave (I'm guessing they are silverfish from previous rounds?)
    Is there a setting I have overlooked which will fix this (whilst still making the arena destructible?)
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    Well I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but there are none at the moment. They're a possibility in the future, but right now garbagemule is working on more important things, like getting a stable build out :p

    everyone who logs in today will get this message, thanks for the heads up though :)
    Also, the current Dev build of MobArena is already set to avoid having any issues come R5 I'm pretty sure.

    unfortunately there are no events relating to silverfish delving into stone blocks and coming back or anything. They are a menace to arenas, so I'd either make it not out of stone or not use silverfish :-/
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    Hey I am using the R4 recomended build but when the boss wave starts the server restarts... any help?
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    Hop on the IRC Chat Channel linked in the OP. In the topic of the channel is a link for the current dev build, and a link to the change log (which I suggest you read thoroughly). You'll need, which you say you have, the 1.1-R4 Recommended Build of CraftBukkit
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    I'm trying to create custom classes for a plugin called gunpack, but I can't seem to get the items quite right :/ i've tried the item id's and the actual flint name........ can anyone help?

    # 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: flint:1088:1, grilled_pork:2, flint:1081:256
    armor: 306,307,308,309
    items: flint:1086:1, grilled_pork:3, apple, flint:1084:128,Wood_Sword
    armor: 310,311,312,313
    items: flint:1079:1, flint:1078:256, grilled_pork:2, bone
    armor: 298,299,300,301
    items: flint:1089:1, bread:6, grilled_pork:4, flint:1080:128, cake:5
    armor: 314,315,316,317
    items: stone_sword, flint_and_steel, flint:1090:1, flint:1083:24, netherrack:2, grilled_pork:3
    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: 10
    special-modulo: 4
    max-idle-time: 0
    spout-class-select: true
    final-wave: 0
    type: default
    priority: 1
    frequency: 1
    zombies: 10
    skeletons: 10
    spiders: 10
    creepers: 10
    wolves: 10
    type: special
    priority: 2
    frequency: 4
    powered-creepers: 10
    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': Water_bucket,Cake
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    Im having an issue with the Mob Arena under 1 circumstance.

    Of course when you /ma leave or /ma l it takes you to the location you joined from, this is a good idea but there's an issue with that. I had players /ma spectate and then /ma join and then get stuck in the spectator area when they /ma leave. How do i resolve this without making an opening to the spectator room for them to leave. I dont want players to exit the arena until they /ma leave but I also don't want them stuck in the arena spectator area.

    and when i use spectate on death to false it just keeps them in the arena itself? the idea is good but it should kick them to their joined from location rather than just keeping them their and say theyre not in the arena.
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    Stupid plugin is very bugged -.-'''' all can use /f home at start the game and have MORE MORE items.... immediatly report
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    Hey, I have got a problem with MobArena. I can join a fight, even when I don't have the permission. I'm using CB 1.1 R3 with MobArena, for Permissions I use GroupManager. In the group, that I'm in I don't have the permission to join a fight, but I can. Can you fix that? Thanks!
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    mc_slo You need to use a modern permissions plugin, GroupManager is outdated and generally dreadful
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    Is there a known bug to stop the arena after a boss fight? Every boss fight the arena fails to start the next round after it dies... it spawns the boss and all but no more after it..

    Also, the permissions feature for the class isn't working for a plugin called phatloots. Wanted a plunderer class who was the only one that could open phatloots chests (random chests) but its either everyone can or nobody can, dependent on PEX rather than on the class int he arena. Help?

    Thanks :D
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    umm... what? "/f home" is not a command in MobArena... are you sure you've got the right forum thread? also ask for help before saying a plugin is stupid or bugged, it could be settings that you need to change.

    mc_slo Flamers Groupmanager has supposedly updated to SuperPerms standards, but I haven't heard anything good from it since then. If you're having issues with permissions and Groupmanager, ask in Groupmanager's forum thread, not here. All perms have been tested to work with build in SuperPerms, and do.

    it's a bug of using 94.3.24 on current versions of CB, as bosses try to have a custom Health of over 20, and that causes issues/crashes MobArena.
    You have 2 options at this point. No bosses and everything should work as normal, or update to the Dev build (linked in the topic of the IRC channel, link to which is in the OP) and have bosses that have normal monster health (so a max of 20 I think), but won't crash MobArena.
    the Dev build should also in theory fix any permissions issues, but I don't know for sure as I haven't played with the class perms (or any perms handler in general)
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    I tried to install the devbuild to try and solve the permissions problems with the classes, but when I set up an arena, it gives me an internal error when I try to join the arena. this is all I could find from the server.log:


    Edit: To clarify, it was a fresh install with a fresh config, I didnt upload another or edit the new one in any way, simply created an arena in server (which all worked fine) and tried to start the arena.
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    ThirdProphecy Did you stop the server before changing the .jar?
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    Yeah, I had to stop the server in order to delete the old .jar and folder
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    ThirdProphecy - Your Craftbukkit version is R3 or earlier. As it says in the IRC topic, the current bleeding dev builds require 1.1-R4.
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    i followed the config from this page and I CANT GET JUST OMBIES TO SPAWN but on my other arenas i can but i copied everything can u help!
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    well idk about ombies, but zombies should spawn just fine :p
    Post your config here using pastebin.com, and tell us which arena and what waves aren't spawning zombies

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