[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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    Is anyone having problems with the arrows given to classes? Sometimes they will spawn the amount i gave them but then sometimes it will only be 1 stack. It seems to happen randomly but if you leave the arena and rejoin it goes back to the amount i gave the class. Its rather weird.
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    How can I pick the class?
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    Don't recall where it said this but for arrows you can't have arrow:10000 you must have arrow:64, arrow:64, arrow:64..etc
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    Ah thats better. Thanks for that.
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    @Yahtze put a lava pit infront of the spectator area. There is nothing Mule can do about it as it's a MC mechanic.

    @Azlodin It's because you get warped to the spectate point when you die so your classed as a spectator :)

    @SilverDragon Tried punching the sign?
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    What do you mean, like.. When they die in the arena, the Spectator Warp is in lava ?
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    @Yahtze not quite. You make the warp then 2 block infront of it is lava so when the items drop they drop into the lava as they are thrown forward ;)
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    I have a problem using MobArena with Multiworld. I use the first world as an entry staging world with the true world as the 2nd. I just finished creating the arena and I went to join and it warped me to the staging world
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    @Phat32 Which world is the arena in? It needs to be all in one world to work...
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    When i die in a match, i get an error. When i leave a match, i dont get an error. What could the problem be?
    Error code:
    2011-08-03 14:55:07 [WARNING] Task of 'MobArena' generated an exception
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.inventory.CraftItemStack.getMaxStackSize(CraftItemStack.java:124)
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.inventory.CraftInventory.firstPartial(CraftInventory.java:207)
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.inventory.CraftInventory.addItem(CraftInventory.java:227)
        at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MAUtils.giveItems(MAUtils.java:477)
        at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MAUtils.giveRewards(MAUtils.java:497)
        at com.garbagemule.MobArena.Arena$1.run(Arena.java:471)
        at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.scheduler.CraftScheduler.mainThreadHeartbeat(CraftScheduler.java:137)
        at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.h(MinecraftServer.java:438)
        at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:361)
        at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:422)
    2011-08-03 14:55:07 [WARNING] Failed to handle packet: java.lang.NullPointerException
        at net.minecraft.server.ItemStack.a(ItemStack.java:199)
        at net.minecraft.server.InventoryPlayer.f(InventoryPlayer.java:120)
        at net.minecraft.server.EntityHuman.v(EntityHuman.java:182)
        at net.minecraft.server.EntityPlayer.v(EntityPlayer.java:280)
        at net.minecraft.server.EntityLiving.m_(EntityLiving.java:218)
        at net.minecraft.server.EntityHuman.m_(EntityHuman.java:96)
        at net.minecraft.server.EntityPlayer.a(EntityPlayer.java:192)
        at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(NetServerHandler.java:294)
        at net.minecraft.server.Packet10Flying.a(SourceFile:126)
        at net.minecraft.server.NetworkManager.b(NetworkManager.java:226)
        at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(NetServerHandler.java:85)
        at net.minecraft.server.NetworkListenThread.a(SourceFile:105)
        at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.h(MinecraftServer.java:451)
        at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:361)
        at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:422)
    # MobArena Configuration-file
    # Please go to https://github.com/garbagemule/MobArena/wiki/Installing-MobArena for more details.
        update-notification: true
        enabled: true
        allowed-commands: /list, /pl
            items: 283, 332:3
            armor: 314,315,316,317
            items: 268, 297:2, 320:3
            armor: 302,307,316,313
            items: 272, 261, 262:64, 262:64, 262:64, 262:64, 282:2, 320:3
            armor: 306,307,308,309
            items: 267, 357:5, 354:5, 320:2
            armor: 306,307,308,309
            items: 267, 320:3, 282:5
            armor: 310,311,312,313
                world: flatgrass
                enabled: true
                protect: true
                entry-fee: ''
                logging: false
                clear-wave-before-next: true
                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: true
                require-empty-inv-spec: true
                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
                min-players: 0
                max-players: 0
                    spiders: 10
                    creepers: 10
                    skeletons: 10
                    wolves: 10
                    zombies: 10
                    ghasts: 0
                    zombie-pigmen: 10
                    slimes: 10
                    powered-creepers: 0
                    giants: 0
                    humans: 10
                    angry-wolves: 10
                        '5': redstone_ore:1, redstone_ore:2, redstone_ore:3, redstone_ore:4, redstone_ore:5, redstone_ore:6, redstone_ore:7, redstone_ore:8
                        '10': gold_ingot:1, gold_ingot:2, gold_ingot:3, gold_ingot:5
                        '15': gold_ingot:1, gold_ingot:2, gold_ingot:3, gold_ingot:5, gold_ingot:6, gold_ingot:7, gold_ingot:8, gold_ingot:9, gold_ingot:10, diamond:1
                        '18': 0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 0:0, 2257:1, 2256:1
                        '1': 0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,0:0,30:02 30:03 30:04 30:05 276
                p1: -157,51,-177,-38.308044,23.644775
                p2: -126,63,-146,-56.12555,38.39037
                arena: -142,57,-161,-271.127,78.94077
                spectator: -160,59,-165,-89.87927,27.331215
                lobby: -160,62,-135,-13.693848,11.356829
                    s1: -128,56,-148,127.003914,90.0
                    s2: -155,56,-148,92.597496,90.0
                    s3: -155,56,-175,176.15593,90.0
                    s4: -128,56,-175,268.9304,90.0
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    @Wesley211 You can't give 0:0 thats why.

    Make every to 99 then give 1:1 and just remove it from wave 18
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    if anyone wants to make an arena go to this minecraft server:
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    I changed the 0:0 to 0:1, but still get errors. Also, i just do that because it will give them nothing. So its still a bit random if you get nothing, or an item
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    that's because you're trying to give air. Air is ID# 0, the rewards are ID#:Amount
    so you're trying to give them 1 air. give the 1:1 like flamers suggested, being it's stone, and you're giving them 1 of it.
    also, if you have it as every '1', they'll get that every wave. also like flamers suggested, change it to every '99' if you don't want them to get that particular reward.
    You also don't have to give that many rewards. it can simply be a single entry of 1:1
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    @ACStache Thank you :)

    @Wesley211 You can't have a random chance of nothing, just give them something worthless (dirt or stone) instead :)
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    How do i change the announcements to show only for players in the arena? My arena is quite close to my main city, and the announcements are really annoying everyone? I've searched through this and found a reply some wrote saying "announcements are only visible to people in and around the arena", how close is "around"?
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    @musky I'm not sure but it MIGHT be linked to the join radius thing (how far away you can join from)
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    can anyone verify this please? a friend who runs his server with mob arena has his right next to city, and nobody sees the announcements unless they are in the arena (he doesn't remember how to set it up), and he is saying maximum join distance only effects /ma join.
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    @musky Also if you don't /ma l you will see the notifications :)
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    When I try and set p1 and p2 it tells me i set the points but then when i try to expand it it tells me, "You must first set p1 and p2." Can anyone help?
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    are you using "/ma setregion p1" and "/ma setregion p2"? do you also have permission to set up arenas?
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    Hi, i ve a question about bukkit.
    We have bought a minecraft server from nitrado.net, and we already installed bukkit...
    We installed some plugins as well, but now we have a huge problem with our permissions:
    We ve installed the plugin MobArena, and it works, BUT only admins can join the arena...
    We tried out several commands for giving permissions to others, but it doesnt work untill now...
    So my question is:

    I hope anywhone can give me an answer, would be VERY nice -,-

    Sorry for my broken english, but i m german...

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    @Bukker do you have access to the server folder/plugin folder? what permissions plugin are you running? are there any errors in the server.log file when people try to use commands or when the server starts up?
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    Thx for your reply. I now have MobArena working and its AWESOME. And thc for tellin me the software used!
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    This is my break down

    Staging world (Primary):
    • No Perms at all
    • Portal to main world
    Main World (Secondary):
    • Contains everything
    • Has Mob Arena
    So yeah. Its really annoying cause we want to use it, but when I use /ma join it ports me to the Primary world, not to the mob arena located in the secondary
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    @Phat32 - If your arena's world-node in the config-file has the name of the primary world, you've earned yourself a headdesk :)
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    @Phat32 what world does your config say the arena is in?
                 world: Tundra
                 enabled: true
                 protect: true
    check where this example says Tundra that yours says Secondary (or w/e it's name is) and not Primary.

    edit: spacing
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    Yes i am and I am using groupmanager and i am the Admin.
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    i deleted MA because the arena was taking up too much space on the server and was never used..... but even tough i deleted the plugin it still wont let me destroy the arena or any blocks near it and it is really making the whole server mess up.... any solution?
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    do you have to set Monster's to True in order for Mob's to spawn?

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