[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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    Is their any config with much waves and other classes and bosses?
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    zenqlaugh It's still being updated :)

    Maybe add another area where MA is at a higher priority and allow fire just in that area? Light the areas up underneath maybe?

    camerapower if using Then restart the server, if using update please :)

    babybellepvp http://www.agnate.ca/Minecraft/WaveEditor/ Will help you with waves

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    Thank Yout Flamers :)
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    Can this work for a 1.2.5 craft bukkit? Sorry I'm a noob :/
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    yes, click the link that says "latest bleeding build: v0.94.4.64". It actually links to v0.94.4.65 which is built against 1.2.5

    also as an FYI, unless Bukkit says plugins will break (like 1.1-R4 to 1.1-R5+ transition), you should be able to continue using the current plugins through new updates :)
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    This plugin really needs a setting so all players get rewards for waves until the entire team dies. This way players don't feel like they lose out on loot just because they play support and die early. This would reward players to help their team last longer instead of getting a lot less loot just because they are not a tank.
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    I iz Taylor

    I was just was wondering is there a way to get Money from getting to a high round aswell as prizes? Please reply! =)
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    How do you set it up separately in the config? Could you give me like a short example?
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    Is it possible now, or in the future, to use MagicSpells with MobArena? It would be cool to create some caster classes like druids, wizards, healers, etc. The class-making possibilities would triple!

    Is it possible to have the leaderboards outside of the arena? I have three different arenas and it would be cool to have the leaderboards for all of them in one common area outside.

    And this third one is actually a bug. As I mentioned, I have those three arenas although two were disabled and only one was enabled. Of the two disabled arenas, I actually removed one from the config file although it was present in a backup copy called "Config - Copy.yml".

    I tested the enabled arena multiple times and everything was good to go, so I announced it on my server.
    This morning I found out that nobody was able to get into the enabled arena. So the first thing I did was log in my admin char to make sure MA itself was enabled. It wasn't. After enabling it and doing another test, like I had the night before, I ended up in a completely different arena.

    I then examined the config file and MA had *merged* the enabled arena with the disabled arena I had removed from the config file! All the coordinates, spawn points, bosses, were all mixed together. The disabled arena got priority when overwriting the enabled arena (none of the rewards from the enabled arena are present anymore).

    It is going to take me several hours to reconfig both of those arenas from scratch, since I'd made up a whole ton of custom bosses and carefully balanced everything. Is there any idea why this might have happened or how to prevent such a thing in the future? Like I said, the disabled arena that got merged wasn't even present in the config file, only the backup file. When I did /ma arenas last night it wasn't even listed! The other disabled arena (which remained intact through all of this) and the enabled one were the only ones in the config.

    Ugh... I've got hours of work to do.
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    Newst Bukkit beta build
    java.lang.IllegalArgumentExceptionCannot set to an empty path
        at org
    at org.bukkit.configuration.MemorySection.set(MemorySection.java:156)
    at org.bukkit.configuration.MemorySection.set(MemorySection.java:186)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.util.config.Config.set(Config.java:345)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.log.YMLSessionBuilder.reset(YMLSessionBuilder.java:109)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.log.YMLSessionBuilder.<init>(YMLSessionBuilder.java:28)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaImpl.<init>(ArenaImpl.java:174)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaMasterImpl.loadArena(ArenaMasterImpl.java:519)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaMasterImpl.loadArenas(ArenaMasterImpl.java:489)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaMasterImpl.initialize(ArenaMasterImpl.java:242)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MobArena.onEnable(MobArena.java:81)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPlugin.setEnabled(JavaPlugin.java:215)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.enablePlugin(JavaPluginLoader.java:336)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(SimplePluginManager.java:381)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugin(CraftServer.java:256)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.enablePlugins(CraftServer.java:238)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.t(MinecraftServer.java:371)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.a(MinecraftServer.java:358)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.init(MinecraftServer.java:187)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:422)
    at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:492)
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    how can I avoid players from losing their inventory ? after loging out, they play the ma they leave the ma shortly after they logout, when they come back they have no items xD
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    Also receiving this issue.
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    This needs an update to work with the latest build.
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    I finally had to just delete the folder and recreate the tree.

    So I spent about an hour making a dozen custom classes but forgot to load the new config file in the game, before making a change to the arena in the game and saving the file. Of course I lost all the hard work but this time it was my fault ;)

    After doing some experimenting with my problem I believe I've found the reproduce-able glitch.

    As long as nothing is being written to the config from the client, then edits to the file can be made on the server and then refreshed in the client using /ma config reload.

    This is true except for leaderboards. When I remove the leaderboard locs from the config file and then attempt to reload, I get the internal error message and then from that point on I must restart the server in order to clear the message and resume, no matter what I do to the config.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    Adrenaline ryvix PinguinAman rtcabooservb
    That error leads me to believe that mob arena doesn't have write access to where it's trying to write, as the top line of that error points to apache, the linux webserver. I don't know anything about that, but this is the first time I'm seeing this error.

    Sorry for the delay in response, but you can indeed use MagicSpells to make more classes if you haven't played with it yet. You can give classes extra permissions that allow them to use MagicSpell abilities (provided they have the ingredients for the spell) only in the arenas using per class permissions, which are explained in the wiki. You can also put leaderboards wherever you'd like, but you can only have 1 per arena.

    As for the config issues, I've not seen any of those myself, so I can't really say what happened/what to do to avoid it in the future. I'd say just make sure you have a backup of the file after each major edit, so you don't have to redo all of that work again :( (that's never fun)

    I'm a little confused as to the config glitch you mentioned though. So when you say "written to the config from the client", do you mean from in-game when making arena coordinates or classes? or something else? Also, what's the internal error you're getting? Can you past it via http://pastebin.com please?
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    :( So no easy way to fix the issue?
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    I have edited the config opitons, such as auto ignite tnt, wave not start until last wave done. monsters drop exp etc etc, and nothing changes when auto generate an arena, im using latest cb and latest ma,,,,, any suggestuions? does it only affect your own arenas and notautogenerated ones? plz help,,, love the plug in apart from that,
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    I posted the same comment on the dev page, not sure which you use more....

    Superior plugin, but please update! I always keep my server on the latest dev build, as soon as it comes out! Also, how do I select a custom amount of money as a prize for rounds/winning(I have vault), and disable the object prizes (eg. minecrafts, sticks, etc.)?

    Mob Arena- 8.5/10 for me! :D
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    Apache does a huge number of other things than the popular web server. I believe the Apache commons lang is java a class for various functions which is probably in use in the plugin or Bukkit. Something in the latest Bukkit beta build has broken this plugin somehow or another. Maybe it's even just a Bukkit bug and not a problem with this plugin at all. I haven't a clue.
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    Ah, I see. Like I said, I've heard of Apache but have no idea what it truly does :D
    Seeing as how it broke from 1.2.5-R1.2 to R1.3 I'm inclined to think a Bukkit issue, because I built a copy against 1.2.5-R1.3 and it still has that error. The code doesn't think it's wrong, so I'm not sure what's going on. I'll see what I can find out.

    If you want to provide monetary rewards, you have to give a reward of $100 or however much you want to give. You will need to include the $ to make it work properly. In the config there's a rewards section, per arena, that you can edit however you'd like. All the relevant info for that should be in the Wiki linked in the main post.

    when you change options and then auto-generate an arena, I think it either creates a second arena entry in the config with it's own settings you'd have to change, or it resets the current ones. My suggestion would be to auto-generate an arena, then change the config to your liking, save it and make a back up of it just in case, and then use the "/ma config reload" command.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    Thanks a ton! So basically, I would replace the $ sign with my symbol?
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    nope, you use only the $ in MobArena's config, it then tells Vault what amount is being dealt with and tells it what to do with that amount.
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    Ok, thanks!
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    what does player-time-in-arena do?

    and every time a game ends it makes my server time out for some reason.
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    @Adrenaline @ryvix @PinguinAman @rtcabooservb
    and whoever else is using the 1.2.5-R1.3 Beta build. the error you're getting is due to an optimization in the MemorySection in Bukkit's config API, and due to how garbagemule was handling the yml files for logging. The build of CB that makes this optimization is CB 2173. On top of that, since logging in it's current form is "newer", people have reported that works on R1.3, but we won't be able to help rectify any MobArena bugs at that point.

    At this point you have a choice of either downgrade CB or downgrade MobArena. I've tried to get in contact with garbagemule to see if it's possible to do a quick update to alleviate the error using on the R1.3 beta, but I haven't gotten a hold of him yet.

    this is taken straight from the Dev-Changelog linked in the main post:
    are there any errors in your server.log file when your server times out?

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    Theres no errors it just times out.
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    What happened to being able to charge money to join the MobArena?
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    Aha! Thanks for the explanation. I guess I will just wait for a new release to come out.
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