[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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    Okay I got the latest craftbukkit build (2258), dragged it into my plugins folder, and nothing is fixed mobs still wont spawn in the arena, i was thinking, did i put it in the wrong folder or was there anything extra i needed to do?
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    that's the wrong place for the craftbukkit.jar, it goes in the folder above plugins, which is your server root folder
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    Alright i have craftbukkit 1.2.5 R4.0, mob arena v0.94.4.71 , and i am using the default config file. (http://pastie.org/4290045) Whenever i start the arena i cant choose a class (i dont get the items) Help?

    EDIT: Tested it in the arena - only wolves spawn first 2 waves, then no mobs spawn. Help?

    EDIT: Found the error. This will help everyone i hope. It is that the server's difficulty has to be 2 or more!
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    Spawn Eggs aren't working in the arenas? I have v0.94.4.71. Ughhhh :(
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    Problem: Mobs won't spawn in the arena.

    Using CB 1.2.5 R4
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    Has anyone created any cool boss abilities?
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    1. Go to a Creative world
    2. Put tons of diamonds in your inventory
    3. /ma j
    4. Die in MobArena
    5. ????
    6. Creative world and MobArena world Inventory swaped
    7. Profit
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    nope, they are not.

    I'd suggest updating to v0.94.4.71

    deny join permission from the creative world, the specific permission to deny is mobarena.use.join
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    Ok. I'm using the most updated version of MobArena ( I believe) on R4.0

    I typed up all my boss abilities and reloaded the config, only to get:

    18:29:57 [WARNING] [MobArena] Invalid boss ability 'fire-aura' for wave 'fire_pig' in arena 'default'.
    18:29:57 [WARNING] [MobArena] Invalid boss ability 'fireballs' for wave 'fire_pig' in arena 'default'.
    etc etc.
    18:29:57 [INFO] [MobArena] Config reloaded.
    Every single boss ability is invalid. In the config, 'fire_pig' looks like this:

                        type: boss
                        wave: 10
                        monster: pig
                        health: high
                        abilities: fire-aura, fireballs
                        ability-interval: 7
                        ability-announce: false
    What am I doing wrong? I really want to get the MA up ASAP for my server...
    Thanks! :D
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    IT says the arena is not set up yet, what do i do?
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    Well... thats not really a solution isn't it? It sux to tell the members to go to a differnet world to be able to use the command
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    at the moment it's the only thing that works, garbagemule has tried to fix this in the past and has been unsuccessful. It's better to tell people to join from a different world than to allow people to get tons of free stuff from Creative worlds to Survival worlds

    extract the boss abilities (found here) into your plugins\MobArena folder

    hmm... the error is caused by running out of memory. what's the RAM usage before it errors?

    type in /ma checkdata to see what points have been set up and what points haven't been
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    ... Lol. Wow, I can't believe I didn't do that. I set up a test server and forgot to transfer the abilities folder. :p

    Thanks! :D
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    It got around 800 MB of ram free, could a very large arena cause this? It loads up fine and plays... but if I do /ma config reload it crashes
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    describe, in as much detail as possible, what isn't working, and we may be able to tell you "why????" :)
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    Hey i just downloaded this and putted it in my plugins folder and generated a arena but when i do /ma join <arena> i dont see Archer etc on the signs

    and if i do /ma setclass i get an internal error occured

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 15, 2016
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    degenerate that arena, stop the server, remove the mobarena.jar
    download the latest version, which right now is, put it in your plugins folder, and start up the server
    generate a new arena

    As for the "/ma setclass" internal error, find in your server console the error that goes along with it erroring, and use http://pastebin.com to link it here
  21. First off: Amazing Plugin dude! [cake] to you for that!

    Secondly: Do you know if this plugin will work with tekkit?, i know bukkit plugins dont usually support mods but i was wondering if i could create a mobareana on a tekkit server, please reply if you can, thanks in advance!

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    If it uses Bukkit's same method calls/events, it should work, though I'm not quite sure what Tekkit is. You won't be able to use any non-default MC items/blocks/mobs, if Tekkit allows for that
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    Thank you this really worked (The first solution) but i dont know it of /ma setclass but that doesn't need anymore :D
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    hey is there any way to add boss abilities to classes? if so, that would be fooking amazing, more class variety, longer survivability, and so on. id you can add this, can there be a configurable cooldown or someting? these would be great. atm though, still great plugin!
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    It's certainly not the glowstone, you don't need a dark area at all with this plugin it's the error that prevents the mobs from spawning, I think you should try to update your version with the one higher on this page, if that doesn't work I don't know.

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    saveryan it didnt work plesae find a way to help us plesase or you can help me with the edit config plesae
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    I did everything fine but When we join with our class it doesnt spawn any mobs even though I have values in the config file....

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    update your Craftbukkit dev build

    do you get any errors in your server console?
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    that issue is from using a Craftbukkit Dev build (1.2.5-R4.1) between builds 2242 and 2248. Grab any build (from here) that's 2249 and up. that should alleviate the issue.

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