[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 got this plugin, i like it a lot but the config keeps reseting D:
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    kluberge Make sure you stop your server before changing the config.
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    why does when i do /ma config reload the server crashes
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    Did you check the config in a yamlparser?
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    i cant /ma addspawn to my 2nd mob arena it keeps going to the first arena i set up. and yes i do ./ma editarena Vandor which is my 2nd arena's name
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    You have to set the arena to the one you just created just like this:
    "/ma setarena NameOfTheArena" and then everything you will do will be in that arena, do the same if you want to add or remove some containers :)

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    is fine when i do /ma config reload there no error nothing just server stopps
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    thanks mate!
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    When i do /ma list or anything involving /ma nothing happens no "Command not recognized" No Error I've redownloaded and EVERYTHING HELP!
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    This happens when you make a mistake in the config file just go to the log and there will be an error, you will also see where you made the mistake cause it will show you the line where that mistake is made. If you need help to find out why it's wrong send us the error

  12. Is there any known issues between this and MultiInv? I have been having players complain of losing their original items before joining when the leave the arena. Me and a staff member tested this and it was confirmed that at random times when you leave the arena either it is partial or complete, your inventory is removed... any help?
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    When my players use potions, they dont do anything / regarding Damage / healing.
    So i have removed the potions.

    Any help would be greatfull.
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    i cant copy and paste from the CMD
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    You have to right click and then do "Mark", and when you market or selected everything you want to copy just do enter and it will be copied soo after you can just do "control+v" or "right click paste" :)

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    Here it is
    Show Spoiler
    22:04:22 [INFO] [MobArena] Enabling MobArena v0.94.4.81
    22:04:22 [SEVERE] [MobArena] The config-file failed to load. This is the error:
    expected '<document start>', but found BlockMappingStart
    in "<string>", line 4, column 1:

    22:04:22 [INFO] [MobArena] Disabling MobArena v0.94.4.81
    22:04:22 [SEVERE] Error occurred while enabling MobArena v0.94.4.81 (Is it up to
    java.lang.IllegalStateException: The config-file could not be loaded! Read furth
    er up to find the actual bug!
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MobArena.loadConfigFile(MobArena.java:118)
    at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MobArena.onEnable(MobArena.java:67)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPlugin.setEnabled(JavaPlugin.java:217)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.enablePlugin(JavaPluginLoader
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(SimplePluginManage
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugin(CraftServer.java:265)
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.enablePlugins(CraftServer.java:247
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.i(MinecraftServer.java:296)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.d(MinecraftServer.java:275)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.a(MinecraftServer.java:225)
    at net.minecraft.server.DedicatedServer.init(DedicatedServer.java:140)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:378)
    at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:539)
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    i got it i gave my friend my whole server file to fix and he included fixing that but thanks anyways guys
  20. @Blacksmithkazuma if you join from an other world then where the arena is, you lose the inventory of the world where the arena is:
    my solution, dont join from other worlds.
    i hope this is fixed soon though...
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    Hello I use this plugin for a long time now and I was thinking about making an other ability: some kind of wave bomb that spreads out from the boss and does less damage the further you are. This might be complicated to create but it could be so nice (I saw this on Minez where the giant does it.) Video:
    There also is a problem with the ability shootarrow, can you make it go to one target in stead of where he is looking at, afterwards it doesn't have to go through blocks and stuff but at least go to one player and not where the boss looks.

    Thanks a lot, Saveryan
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    Having a little problem!

    i give my guests - -mobarena.class.donator ( or w/e the perm is is deny the usage of it)
    But i give my DOnators - perm.donator But they still cant use the Donator class i setup?#

    Any help
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    When i set up the mob arena and try to choose my class it says "You have chosen [class name]" and nothing appears in my inventory
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    Curtis3321 - It's mobarena.classes.donator, not mobarena.class.donator.
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    Is there anyway to make it so mobarena monsters drop specific items when they die?
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    Yes IK, thats why i sayd w/e the perm is, i have the right perms in, but donators still cannot use the Class. Even tho they have the perm
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    Curtis3321 - All I know is that it works with bPerms. If your permissions file is set up properly, your permissions plugin isn't PEX or some other plugin that messes up permissions somehow, and you've properly restarted your server, it should work. That's all I can do to help.

    Now that we're on the topic of permissions, I'd like to reiterate that MobArena 1.0 will probably have zero permissions support besides the admin/setup commands. It's too much hassle, and it's only used a means for server admins to cash some scrilla from their players, rather than actual "leveling" or "earning" new classes, which is what the permissions were intended for in the first place. And while I understand the desire to fund server hosting through donations, there are plenty of other ways and plugins to do that with. Just a friendly heads up to everyone.
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    garbagemule will you still allow classes to have perms with the MA config so thinks like magic can be used?
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    fatmarley - Yes. The majority of permissions issues stem from people not understanding the defaults and permissions plugins striving to keep things "the way they used to be", causing conflicts with the SuperPerms notion of "sane defaults". The per-class permissions are fairly simple, and they'll probably survive the rewrite :)
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    Probs because im using PEX....
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    Can u tell me what the problem is because I planned to use some perms and I and I also use PEX
    I was hoping to put some kind of mob counter that makes you lvl up the classes this way when you have 1000 kills you can get the upgraded class.


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