[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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    ok :D
    Thank you so much!

    All I changed was the waves and made a new class "Slayer".
    here is the pastebin link: http://pastebin.com/BDi3tkua
    Thanks for everything!!

    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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    When i edit the default classes or add a new class the new classes i make gets removed and the things i edited goes back to default. If you'd like to see the config.yml it's here: http://pastie.org/3774961 :D

    Thanks for the help!
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    ok so there are a couple of things I see wrong here. On line 19 you have "items:" but on the next line, 20, is where all the items are located. This causes an error when I try to load it, and it resets the config. Make sure that line 19 and 20 are on the same line.
    In addition to that, I get an error that the single wave "new_wave" isn't right, so I'd suggest moving that into the recurrent section and renaming it, since it's wave type is "default" and shouldn't be a "single:" style wave.
    One last thing is the villager_mage boss you have. It is set up properly, but I'm not sure if the "fireballs" ability works at the moment or not. I know garbagemule said that one had been giving him trouble, and I don't know if he managed to fix it or not.

    in the end, your config should look something like this (fixing just the first 2 things) http://pastebin.com/RgpAUnXF

    Looking through the config I don't see anything wrong. Try updating to the latest bleeding build (linked in the main post). The link may say, but it actually links to (which is built against 1.2.4-R1 and works on 1.2.5-R1)
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    this looks like a good plugin but when i join the arena the signs for the classes arent set up
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    3 things: update to the bleeding build ( linked in the main post (although the link says, don't be fooled). Also, you should make an awesome arena instead of using the auto-generated one :). Finally, you can always use the "/ma editarena arenaname" command to go and fix the signs manually. Just note the location/coordinates of the lobby (it's buried underneath the arena)
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    Well i have the latest bleeding but it's every time i change somehting it won't save unless i do it in-game and also if i reload nothing happends

    Edit: Also what i think the problem is, is that when i edit the default classes the plugin is coded so they're always like that and when i change it resets those and also all the other classes. It seems to be working fine if i create new classes with other names and so but please fix so you can edit the default classes aswell.
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    i liek turtals

    Hello. I'm having a little problem with the waves here. Everytime I start the server, MobArena tells me this:
    09:11 PM [INFO] [MobArena] Enabling MobArena v0.94.4.65
    09:11 PM [WARNING] [MobArena] Vault was not found. Economy rewards will not work!
    09:11 PM [WARNING] [MobArena] Invalid type 'special' for wave 'spec1' in arena 'PvE-Arena'. Skipping...
    09:11 PM [WARNING] [MobArena] Missing 'monster' node for wave 'swarm1' in arena 'PvE-Arena'.
    09:11 PM [WARNING] [MobArena] Wave 'swarm1' for arena 'PvE-Arena' could not be parsed.
    09:11 PM [WARNING] [MobArena] Missing 'monster' node for wave 'boss1' in arena 'PvE-Arena'.
    09:11 PM [WARNING] [MobArena] Wave 'boss1' for arena 'PvE-Arena' could not be parsed.
    09:11 PM [INFO] [MobArena] v0.94.4.65 enabled. 
    I checked the wave types from the wiki and they are correct. I didin't change any wave settings. I only fixed the class items and rewards (and did one or two arena setting changes). I did some research but couldn't come up with anything. Does anyone have an idea what to do?
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    the config you linked me said you were running, which isn't the latest. If you were running the latest it would have updated that header to say :)

    also you're allowed to change those classes to whatever you want. if your config resets, it puts the defaults in. I've changed/tweaked the default classes myself and it doesn't complain or revert them.
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    Thanks ACStache!
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    Yes i know but right after i tried with the bleeding build and itstill does the same

    Edit: I can get inte the arena and all BUT when i paste in the classes everything restarts! It doesn't matter if i change on any class or put in a new it just won't get saved and the file gets like the default.
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    can you link the entire config right before it resets for me please? as in paste in the classes, edit the settings, etc. then link it here. Also how are you saving the changes/reloading the config?
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    now I have this error:

    17:12:28 [WARNING] [MobArena] Vault was not found. Economy rewards will not work!
    17:12:28 [SEVERE] [MobArena] The world 'Sam'sBirthday' for arena 'default' does not exist!
    17:12:28 [SEVERE] Error occurred while enabling MobArena v0.94.4.65 (Is it up to date?)
    java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException: Index: 0, Size: 0
    at java.util.LinkedList.entry(LinkedList.java:382)
    at java.util.LinkedList.get(LinkedList.java:332)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaMasterImpl.loadArenas(ArenaMasterImpl.java:492)
    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:250)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.enablePlugins(CraftServer.java:232)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.reload(CraftServer.java:543)
    at org.bukkit.Bukkit.reload(Bukkit.java:182)
    at org.bukkit.command.defaults.ReloadCommand.execute(ReloadCommand.java:22)
    at org.bukkit.command.SimpleCommandMap.dispatch(SimpleCommandMap.java:166)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.dispatchCommand(CraftServer.java:473)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.dispatchServerCommand(CraftServer.java:469)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.b(MinecraftServer.java:596)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.w(MinecraftServer.java:565)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:449)
    at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:492)

    It won't let me use any mob arena commands :0

    ps I run 1.2.5 on my server

    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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    I have an error wit mob arena but I a not sure what I need to do.

    When I run the server there are just lots of errors.
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    nick331999 that error means it's not seeing any arenas in your config. try letting MobArena making a new config and editing it.

    when you get errors in your server console, copy them into http://pastebin.com and link them here for us to take a look at. Also use that same site and link your config file for MobArena. That's the best place to start.

    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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    Ok. Ill try it now... By the way that was the config you gave me.
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    hello i like to add a [creeper] swarm but i having trouble with it help i will give u these
    gifts: [diamond] [gold] [cake] [diamondore]
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    it'll look something like this:
                        type: swarm
                        wave: 6
                        monster: slimes
                        amount: medium
    Change "monster:" to creeper, then change the wave number and amount to your liking.
    Also make sure this is under the "single:" section in the waves section
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    I have just set up mobarena and it works perfectly except the commands are not usable unless they are op. I am aware this is a permissions issue and i added the permissions but it's still saying it. It's coming from mobarena not permissions btw. Anyone know what to do?

    The permissions for normal players are:


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    Hey, I believe you should have an option in the Config.yml file so for a wave, [Any one] you can have the mob drop an item when it has been killed. This would be an awesome feature!!!
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    Will This Plugin Conflict With World edit & World Guard?
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    Hey guys, is there a way to add more reward slots?
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    I was wondering if you could add in some sort of arena economy that uses xp or something. It would be awesome to set up signs and be able to buy stuff from them in the arena with xp or points or something. That would be really cool.
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    I have this plugin downloaded and it works fine, its just when i don't want to play it i can't break or place anything. I tried disabling it and it doesn't work. I also tried to redownload it and try it again nothing..
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    is there a maxium amount of classes allowed? Some of my classes are refusing to "load", and I'm not sure what to do. please help.
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    ShizzleTMS Depends what your doing with it, however its not too hard to work around

    C0DG0D42 Use the format thats there and your golden!

    BrianAwesomenes Its possible, very unlikely to be added for some time though, thanks for the suggestion though :)

    killer07 Version number?

    adamclow309 In theory no, are you using item ID numbers?
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    ShizzleTMS: If It Doe's Clash How Would I Work Around It?
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    the only way WorldGuard clashes with MobArena is if you put a WorldGuard region over the MobArena region. WorldEdit should not clash at all.

    So, avoid overlapping WorldGuard and MobArena regions, and you should have no problems
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    I have Essentials Eco and i configured the rewards to get money and it won't pay me.What's wrong?
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    shult12's issue has been resolved on IRC. He did not have Vault installed. Once it was installed, the monetary rewards began working

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