[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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    @Nacho-TheKiller Your config file is the problem use an editor like Notepad++ or PSPad if you can to prevent errors :)
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    these are referencing syntax errors in your config files. post your mobarena config file here (and the privatewarp config file in that plugin's thread with the error for it) and someone can help fix it for you.
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    just wondering if any one can please answer...
    is it poissble for that say you had 60 spawn points ^_^ and you only liked wanted a couple to spawn but only the closes to you.

    just wondering if any one can please answer...
    is it poissble for that say you had 60 spawn points ^_^ and you only liked wanted a couple to spawn but only the closes to you..

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    I think that only the spawn points closest to you are used every round. Not too sure though.

    I've been having a lot of fun with this plugin, it's great really. Keep it up! I do have one suggestion though. Could you make it so that you can't earn money in the arena region. I also use the MobBounty plugin and whenever anyone uses the arena they get so much money. It's not a major issue as of now, but I think it's worth looking into!
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    A little update
    Just want to inform everyone that I'm still here, still working on MobArena whenever I can find time. There is so much work to be done, though, so it's taking a while. The next update will be... intense, to say the least. I apologize for the lack of replies, but hopefully some of the regular "assistant bug hunters" (looking at you guys, Agnate, tuderen, Flamers, ACStache ;)) can answer some of the bug reports and questions people may have.

    Due to the code restructuring, a lot of code is being rewritten - please do not post stuff like "please fix it" or "can you just quickly fix this?", because I can't do that. In its current state, the code doesn't even compile, so please be patient :)
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    I used to be able to place blocks and signs until i configured the settings. I looked over the settings multiple times and there are no errors. PLEASE HELP
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    @mamo132 - Please delete your double-posts.
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    when you configured the settings, what did you change? post your config file in a code block or pastebin link. Also post your server.log (code block/pastebin) so we can see your server boot up and see if there are any errors pertaining to mob arena.
    do you have any other plugins that affect building at all? like any sort of permissions plugin or something like worldguard?
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    I have WorldGaurd and permissions.
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    # 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: stone_sword, bread:6, grilled_pork:4, mushroom_soup, cake:3, cookie:12
            armor: 314,315,316,317
            items: stone_sword, flint_and_steel, 76:8, wood_pickaxe, tnt:8, fishing_rod, apple, grilled_pork:3
            armor: 298,299,300,301
            items: iron_sword, grilled_pork:3, apple
            armor: 310,311,312,313
            items: diamond_sword, grilled_pork:2
            armor: 306,307,308,309
            items: wood_sword, bow, arrow:128, grilled_pork
            armor: 298,299,300,301
                world: world
                enabled: true
                protect: true
                entry-fee: ''
                logging: false
                clear-wave-before-next: false            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: 10
                    giants: 0
                    humans: 10
                    angry-wolves: 10
                        '7': minecart, storage_minecart, powered_minecart
                        '16': diamond_sword
                        '13': iron_sword, iron_pickaxe, iron_spade
                        '3': feather, bone, stick
                        '10': iron_ingot:10, gold_ingot:8
                        '5': dirt:4, gravel:4, stone:4
    There you go.
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    1. # MobArena Configuration-file
    2. # Please go to https://github.com/garbagemule/MobArena/wiki/Installing-MobArena for more details.
    3. global-settings:
    4. update-notification: true
    5. enabled: true
    6. allowed-commands: /list, /pl
    7. classes:
    8. Chef:
    9. items: stone_sword, bread:6, grilled_pork:4, mushroom_soup, cake:3, cookie:12
    10. armor: 314,315,316,317
    11. Oddjob:
    12. items: stone_sword, flint_and_steel, netherrack:2, wood_pickaxe, tnt:4, fishing_rod, apple, grilled_pork:3
    13. armor: 298,299,300,301
    14. Tank:
    15. items: iron_sword, grilled_pork:3, apple
    16. armor: 310,311,312,313
    17. Knight:
    18. items: diamond_sword, grilled_pork:2
    19. armor: 306,307,308,309
    20. Archer:
    21. items: wood_sword, bow, arrow:128, grilled_pork
    22. armor: 298,299,300,301
    23. arenas:
    24. default:
    25. settings:
    26. world: world
    27. enabled: true
    28. protect: true
    29. entry-fee: ''
    30. logging: false
    31. clear-wave-before-next: false
    32. detonate-creepers: false
    33. detonate-damage: false
    34. lightning: true
    35. auto-equip-armor: true
    36. force-restore: false
    37. soft-restore: false
    38. soft-restore-drops: false
    39. require-empty-inv-join: true
    40. require-empty-inv-spec: true
    41. hellhounds: false
    42. pvp-enabled: false
    43. monster-infight: false
    44. allow-teleporting: false
    45. spectate-on-death: true
    46. share-items-in-arena: true
    47. player-limit: 0
    48. max-join-distance: 0
    49. repair-delay: 5
    50. first-wave-delay: 5
    51. wave-interval: 20
    52. special-modulo: 4
    53. max-idle-time: 0
    54. min-players: 0
    55. max-players: 0
    56. waves:
    57. default:
    58. spiders: 10
    59. creepers: 10
    60. skeletons: 10
    61. wolves: 10
    62. zombies: 10
    63. special:
    64. ghasts: 0
    65. zombie-pigmen: 10
    66. slimes: 10
    67. powered-creepers: 10
    68. giants: 0
    69. humans: 10
    70. angry-wolves: 10
    71. rewards:
    72. waves:
    73. after:
    74. '7': minecart, storage_minecart, powered_minecart
    75. '16': diamond_sword
    76. '13': iron_sword, iron_pickaxe, iron_spade
    77. every:
    78. '3': feather, bone, stick
    79. '10': iron_ingot:10, gold_ingot:8
    80. '5': dirt:4, gravel:4, stone:4
    81. coords:
    82. p1: 1244,34,115,-50.257317,16.8581
    83. p2: 1494,94,353,-214.20738,23.527264
    84. spawnpoints:
    85. s1: 1394,64,253,-221.17963,2.2566972
    86. s2: 1394,64,215,-313.43646,-2.037867
    87. s3: 1344,64,215,-48.320343,38.010864
    88. s4: 1344,64,253,-136.73714,5.7765684
    89. s5: 1371,64,234,-92.0234,31.291124
    90. s6: 1387,64,220,263.86682,31.341663
    91. arena: 1391,65,230,89.74405,25.329317
    92. spectator: 1383,86,211,0.41582918,19.670813
    93. lobby: 1388,65,211,358.60742,19.418173

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    the detonate creepers bit needs to be on it's own line, other than that it looks good
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    it is on its own line.

    WTF.Everything got reset!

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    sorry @mamo132 , I was referring to Nacho-TheKiller's config file.
    now when you say everything got reset: is the config file blank? or did all of your changes get reverted back to how they came? also, when you post your config, use code blocks (or pastebin, a website) to keep the spacing right.
    so to achieve
    surround your config stuff with "["code"]" and "[/"code"]" (without the quotes " )
    if you use pastebin, give us the URL that it provides once you use it.

    so I hate to ask it since you did already, but can you repost your config file?

    @garbagemule feature request! for those of us using bukkitcontrib, can you have it display health bars of fellow players while fighting in an arena? (only when arena is in use, and only displaying within the arena boundaries)
    I use a different plugin that allows me to heal others by punching them with food (which makes the Chef an awesome support role), but unless there's a lull or a voice chat, there's no good way to see who's dying. I would much appreciate it if you could :) (when you have time obviously, bugs come first!)

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    @ACStache that is a very low priority right now, I can't even say if it would be added in the distant future :)
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    Would be kinda cool though to be able to see your team's health. Especially in preparation for Battlegrounds where it might actually be important. Also, you should chill on irc with us, ACStache.
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    @tuderen irc? do i need a client for that? idk what it is :oops: lol
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    Class limits?
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    @columb limits as in how many? I don't believe so, as long as you have room for a sign in your lobby for each one
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    I mean,maximal amount of players for per class.
    Like Tank:2
    And other.
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    @columb - Maybe. Next time, be more specific, please. You could have saved a couple of key presses and mouseclicks if you had taken the time to actually explain what your question was. Not only that, but it would have saved ACStache and myself having to ask for elaboration.
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  26. @garbagemule
    Do you think it's possible, that drops from monsters can be owned by players?
    We play with empty inventory, so there's no need to restore it.
    Maybe as a config line: keepdrops: true/false
    Would be a nice feature.
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    @columb The arrow thing mule can't do much about...

    The blocks you can place in the arena if you give them in the classes

    @Terra-Network.org The drops from pigmen are cooked porkchops and makes it too easy :)
  28. That's why i want it with a config file.
    We play with CustomDifficulty = own Loottable, harder Mobs, etc.
    Even the cooked porkchops (if activated in arena) would be a little help against the hard mobs we use ^^
    Was just a question if it's possible ;)
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    I have a problem, after I create the Zones for my arena how can I build/destroy inside the zones? Even in the game the classes that have things like nether rack and fire are unable to place anything. The only solution I found is by disabling the plugin, but that requires a server restart and still doesn't allow build well in game.
  30. @sbbday

    /ma editarena {name}

    or you disable the protection in your config file
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    I tried that, could it be some compatibility issue with the newest bukkit?

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