[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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    G1R Productions

    I was wondering if it is possible to set my "arena area" to reset after each game. If I have piston traps etc that are 1 time use I would like to have them reset during the next round.

    Error when I break blocks (in this error it was sand) http://pastebin.com/1VVETedj

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    2012-05-18 14:27:00 [INFO] [MobArena] Enabling MobArena v0.94.4.65
    2012-05-18 14:27:00 [SEVERE] Error occurred while enabling MobArena v0.94.4.65 (Is it up to date?)
    java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot set to an empty path
    at org.apache.commons.lang.Validate.notEmpty(Validate.java:363)
    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 org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.reload(CraftServer.java:552)
    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:479)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.dispatchServerCommand(CraftServer.java:475)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.b(MinecraftServer.java:603)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.w(MinecraftServer.java:572)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:450)
    at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:492)
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    sigh... why can people not bother to read at least one page of forum posts?

    ok3y11 go read the top post on this page, or even the past couple pages, as your problem has been stated already by several people.

    it was a Bukkit bug that has since been fixed in 1.2.5-R2.0 by the looks of it (see this bug report for more details). If it's not fixed, go make a new Bukkit bug report with the error, as there is no sign of anything other than Minecraft code breaking in that stacktrace.
    as for the resetting of the arena, I don't know.

    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 a problem.

    Basically, whenever I try to make a new custom class and then restart the server to use it, the entire config file gets reset. Why is this happening? Can anoytone help?

    Thanks in advance,
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    For some reason Mob Arena won't work for me anymore. I just get an error message when I try to use any of its commands. It told me to check the server log and to post here so here I am. I need a fix quick my players want to get back into the arena.

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    I'm having a fail. I think it has to do with the new recommended build 1.2.5-R2.0. Here's a pastebin link. http://pastebin.com/1wFWwVxT
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    Hmm are the dev builds stable enough to use?
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    G1R Productions

    When my server crashes during a mob arena battle all chests and are saved as containers are not refilled once server gets back online, a fix to this could be storing the info of what is in each chest in a file so a crash doesn't effect chest contents.
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    Is it possible, now that we can resupply/upgrade people, to add an option to remove empty bottles from the inventory?
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    this is typical of an error in the config. use http://pastebin.com and link your config here before it gets wiped, so I can see if I can spot any errors.

    could you elaborate on exactly what you did to get these to pop up? and link your config as well please?
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    I'm getting an error too. Out of nowhere. So i re-downloaded it and the config file is the default one and i'm still getting an error.
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    R2 broke it I think.
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    How can i fix the YOU GOT AN ERROR MESSAGE?
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    If someone has a moment, i would appreciate any input on what I am doing wrong. I can't seem to get it to charge when joining the ma. I am trying to charge $50 per entry.


    EDIT: I think people should always share their resolutions, for posterity, so I will. It turns out it was just that I had not installed Vault. I thought I had, but I had not.
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    CB R2 - Mob Arena is incompatible.

    Any news on DEV build available that works?
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    It keeps returning this in game:

    I can't find the log of the error either. Any ideas?
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    Can someone please help me? When I join an arena the console says spawn points may be too far apart. But I tried playing with just one point and I was given the same error!

    New dev works for me

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    G1R Productions

    Any way of preventing people from entering the MA area when not joining the arena. I have had people get inside and take/add items to the chests to make the arena easier. For now I have a bedrock cube with a glass roof but Id rather have it be more natural.
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    I couldn't wait to get this plugin because all my favorite servers were using it. I created an arena, set all the warps, and everything was perfect. Except for one problem, which nobody else seems to have.
    When anyone tries to get a class by clicking on the sign, it seems normal, saying "You have chosen [name here] as your class!" and it does not give you your items. Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can fix it?
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    stop and start your server
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    i tried to add a class and it wont work please help here is what i added

    items: iron_sword, potion:16428:64, potion:16388:30, potion:16389:50, potion:8197:10, potion:8226:10, ender pearl:25
    armor: 314,315,316,317
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    looks fine except "ender pearl:10". notice how iron_sword is 2 words but has an underscore? do the same thing with ender pearl and try again. so it'd be "ender_pearl:10"

    There's an unofficial fix for 1.2.5-R1.3 and beyond. MobArena broke in the R1.3 Beta and later, and the unofficial fix gets past that and makes a handful of other fixes. I'm currently updating it when I have time, and putting together a nice big, growing, pull request for garbagemule when he comes back.

    To find this fix, visit the IRC channel in the main post, and take a look at the topic. You should see an "unofficial 1.2.5-R1.3 fix" link there, and it should be version If it's not that version, you clicked the wrong link :p lol.

    Both of you have errors, otherwise you wouldn't get that message. The most likely reason you're not finding them is because they're on the server start up. Look there for them, and post back here what they are IF they have not already been posted the past couple of pages. There's a big error that's been fixed. The fix is mentioned above in this same post.

    I reworked the protection settings/checks a little, give the unofficial fix a try and see if it still happens

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    as could be done to get something from a chest and when you restart the sand (another player) coming back in the hood.
    and if ai a lever off, the active, and follow to start off

    sorry I'm Spanish
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    Looking through that whole thing, nothing is saying MobArena broke in any way. I notice there's a lot of:
    2012-05-23 13:54:06 [WARNING] Wrong location for net.minecraft.server.EntityItem@6b745 in world 'world'!
    2012-05-23 13:54:06 [WARNING] Entity is at 47.5,-626.5 (chunk 2,-40) but was stored in chunk 3,-40
    but that's not something MobArena says.
    What version number of MobArena and Craftbukkit are you using?
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    Just as an FYI, YouTube removed the tutorial video as somehow (god knows how) I am scamming you guys. I have received an infraction too and YouTube won't tell me why. I appealed it and being retarded they ignored it.
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    I've heard of this happening to other videos before too, people get their videos flagged as spam/offensive even though the video has nothing of the sort, and Youtube doesn't give a shit apparently. This, although it sucks, makes me really glad I don't use Youtube...
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    Zombies won't break doors in the arena I've made, and my server is set to hard. How can I fix this?

    I'm using the latest version from the IRC as well as using the latest recommended build. (1.2.5 20)
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