[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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    i am using v0.94.4.52 mob arena
    is there anything wrong with this one??and if there isnt can u fix the bug as quick as possible cause this plugin is really good
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    When I have MobArena it doesn't let me spawn iron golems or snowmen. Any suggestions?
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    try updating to, as that's the current bleeding build. It should be at the "latest bleeding build" link in the main post.

    You won't be able to spawn Iron Golems until MobArena is compiled against a 1.2 version of CraftBukkit. Snowmen should just be "snowmen" or "snowman". Although if you're using you won't be able to use those either, as that's built against CraftBukkit for 1.8Beta, and Snowmen came out in 1.0

    I haven't tried, but I don't see why not. Unless you restrict who can join arenas, everyone can join every arena, so it should work.

    Also, you have to have a plugin that can make commands work from signs. This is NOT built into MobArena

    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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    What do you mean, "Compiled against a 1.2 version"? You mean made for a 1.2 version of CraftBukkit?
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    Seems that the arena blocks all block damage by players and explosions (both creepers and tnt). We can place blocks but not break blocks, Ive done a clean start with only mob arena to see if its was a conflict with another plugin but still had the same problem.
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    did you try messing with "soft-restore: (true/false)"? what happened if/when you did?
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    Turnt soft-restore on and its working now, Thanks!!
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    When I start the mob arena everyone including me right click the sign to select class but receive no items. This has been bugging me for hours and seems to be happening on a few other servers too.
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    restart your server, that seems to fix it I think. Not "/reload", stop your server, and start it back up again
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    thanks for the help.And can u send me the link to get the vault for the mob arena cause i want to give eco money as rewards cause i could not find.thanks!!:)[diamond]
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    harmfull potions don't do anything when PvP is disabled
    when it's enabled, it only hurts you and your teamates
    please fix this, chemist should be a good class
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    Softrestore doesn't restore torches, which are broken by the Squid-Boss ;)
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    I restarted the server and now it works.

    Thank you :D

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    You'll also need a backend economy that Vault uses. They have a list of economies they support

    I_ChoPPerZ_I Glad to hear :)
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    [Please Help] - I used the command /auto-generate {name}. It worked, however there is no writing on the signs that allow the user to pick a class, therefore nobody can play - [Please Help]
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    turn edit mode on for the arena, and go fix the signs. (/ma editarena arenaname)
    Other than that, this issue should have been fixed, are you running or
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    I Made the classes and the arena and set it up when i do /ma j i went to the lobby and when i picked a class i dident get any items and i dident mess with the config file?
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    if it said "You picked class X" and gave you nothing, restart your server. If that's not the case, are you getting any messages at all when you hit the signs? Left or right click?

    Also what version numbers of MobArena and CraftBukkit are you running?
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    Mobs dont seem to work if spawn-monsters is set to false, anyway to work around this?
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    I restarted it and now it works but chef does not
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    And when players join an arena after choosing classes, they dont get any items from the classes. Im using default classes.
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    I have stairs that lead up to the top of a building, it's not a very tall building. The mobs can't see the players unless they hug the wall. As of 1.2 where they got a upgrade in AI, I utilized the stairs so that mobs can walk up them. Is there a way to raise the monster view distance so that idle mobs can have their job back?
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    I have an issue:
    When I wrote /ma leave and I leaved MobArena, I can't throw Items away.
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    Players are able to destroy the arenas. I turned protect on and its still the same thing. I even world guarded the region and set build to deny and it is STILL letting members destroy anything and everything.
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    [ Please Help ] - Harmfull potions don't damage mobs at all!
    when PvP is enabled they just harm other people and myself, if PvP is disabled they don't do anything
    any suggestions? is this a bug? [ Please Help ]

    here's a cake for the one who can help me! [cake]
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    What do you mean the chef doesn't work? What's not working with it? Are you sure you have a "Chef" class still? I know it's been replaced by the "Chemist" class.

    What version number of MobArena are you running? Note that "latest" isn't a number :p
    Also for the classes, does it say "You picked class X" and not provide the items? If so, give your server a restart. If not, does it give you any message at all?

    This is a limitation in Minecraft. If a monster is further than 16 blocks away from you, it won't see you, and if you set the monster's target to something further than 16 blocks away, it just stands in place not doing anything.

    If you did write "/ma leave" then this doesn't sound like a problem with MobArena. Do you get any messages when you try to drop stuff?

    did you try turning "soft-restore:" to false? If that doesn't work, can you provide your MobArena and CraftBukkit version numbers? Note that "latest" isn't a number :p

    There are certain potions that don't do anything against certain types of monsters.
    see this link for the list of what potions (do/don't do) stuff against which monsters.
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    Hey how do i disable the mob arena so i can build on it?
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    Could someone please rewrite this config proper, I cant find any error but it resets every server restart.
    # MobArena v0.94.4.64 - 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:4
    armor: 306,307,308,309
    items: stone_sword, bow, arrow:128, grilled_pork:4
    armor: 298,299,300,301
    items: 352:3, grilled_pork:3, 279, 368:2
    armor: 306,307,308,309
    items: 278, 350:5, 344:5, 332:16, stone_sword, 322: 5
    armor: 302,303,304,305
    items: 278, grilled_pork:3, 344:10
    armor: 310,311,312,313
    items: 373:16396:20, 373:8201:2, 381:2, 283
    armor: 314,315,316,317
    items: flint_and_steel, netherrack:2, wood_pickaxe, tnt:4, grilled_pork:3, 286
    armor: 298,299,300,301
    items: 277, grilled_pork:4, 373:8226:3, 373:16458:3
    armor: 314,315,316,317
    world: world
    enabled: true
    protect: true
    logging: true
    entry-fee: ''
    clear-wave-before-next: false
    clear-boss-before-next: true
    lightning: true
    auto-equip-armor: true
    soft-restore: false
    soft-restore-drops: false
    require-empty-inv-join: false
    require-empty-inv-spec: false
    hellhounds: false
    pvp-enabled: false
    monster-infight: true
    allow-teleporting: false
    spectate-on-death: true
    auto-respawn: true
    share-items-in-arena: true
    min-players: 0
    max-players: 0
    max-join-distance: 0
    first-wave-delay: 30
    wave-interval: 30
    final-wave: 0
    monster-limit: 100
    monster-exp: true
    keep-exp: true
    food-regen: true
    lock-food-level: false
    spout-class-select: false
    player-time-in-arena: world
    auto-ignite-tnt: true
    type: default
    priority: 1
    frequency: 1
    zombies: 11
    skeletons: 8
    spiders: 10
    creepers: 9
    wolves: 12
    type: special
    priority: 2
    frequency: 4
    powered-creepers: 10
    zombie-pigmen: 8
    angry-wolves: 12
    blazes: 2
    type: boss
    wave: 5
    monster: chicken
    health: low
    abilities: chain-lightning
    ability-interval: 10
    ability-announce: true

    type: swarm
    wave: 6
    monster: slime
    amount: low
    '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
    p1: -193,0,-23,-170.20724,84.149994
    p2: -125,127,45,-51.107254,74.84998
    s1: -180,65,11,198.7927,61.64997
    s2: -173,67,-3,320.74274,25.049982
    s3: -168,71,2,300.19272,57.74998
    s4: -159,65,-9,270.34268,65.54998
    s5: -166,67,11,263.7427,83.54998
    s6: -159,67,5,9.792694,67.94999
    s7: -149,72,-6,267.79272,27.449987
    s8: -144,75,-4,42.6427,55.799988
    s9: -142,70,5,19.242554,48.299995
    s10: -139,65,11,63.34259,44.54999
    s11: -151,67,11,89.74274,48.14999
    s12: -150,71,21,138.3428,46.499985
    s13: -159,65,32,204.0428,26.249998
    s14: -159,67,17,184.09277,50.999996
    s15: -170,72,29,313.2427,48.150017
    s16: -174,75,26,-143.05731,15.15003
    s17: -180,65,10,-208.30733,45.15003
    s18: -166,67,11,-89.35733,15.30003
    s19: -158,64,11,-87.107315,53.400024
    s20: -150,71,20,138.04266,71.85003
    s21: -168,71,2,135.64268,84.60003
    s22: -150,70,2,51.492615,89.7
    s23: -168,70,20,47.14264,65.7
    l1: -177,75,-5,145.01688,10.964764
    spectator: -142,75,29,156.98718,14.665953
    lobby: -177,75,-6,132.72372,21.245848
    arena: -159,69,11,270.59332,53.322872
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    if you want to build in it, use the editarena command. If you don't know what that is, look it up in the wiki linked in the main post. Also don't post the same thing within a few hours if you haven't gotten an answer back.

    When you paste the config straight into the forums like this, the spacing gets all messed up. Please use
    [code]your config goes here[/code ] blocks
    or pastebin.com so the spacing stays put and we can really see the config how it's meant to look.
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    Sorry if this has been asked before but is it possible to change the colors of announcements with color codes etc. ??

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