[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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    How to fix it!
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    Okay, I love this plugin =)
    One of my favorite Plugins!
    my arena burned -> completely destroyed =D
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    @MichiganCraft your not really helping, whats broken? Have you set it up to start, are you getting errors?

    @knotenbob Don't make an area out of wood :p
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    /spawnmob is from commandbook.
    also I made a little screwup with the priorities in the post, region 2 should have been higher, I edited my post.

    edit: doesn't seem to matter what priority numbers they are (as long as the arena is higher), the mobs just seem to stop spawning randomly still. a group just got to wave 14 before the mobs stopped spawning that time.

    I don't know if this is any help, but on a hunch I hit F3 to see if any mobs were stuck underground or something, there weren't, but two zombies that were lying dead on the floor (their bodies yet to disappear) had the ID's over their heads, while a nearby dead wolf didn't... is it possible they didn't die properly and the kill didn't register or something?

    (btw, it's still possible to be holding an item in the arena so that when you die and get sent to the spectator point you drop whatever you were holding to be picked up)
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    did you set it to false?
    /ma editarena <arena> [true|false]

    Did you expand the arena region? up,down and out?
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    @blaize9 He had soft restore on which means it will destroy if burnt :) It will only restore on arena end :)
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    Ross Gosling

    @garbagemule - Would you ever be interested in creating a Spleef arena plugin similar to this except spleef?

    - Regenerative Arena
    - Lobby System
    - Ready Up System
    - Reward System
    - Spectate System
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    Yes, i expand it. complete arena repairs, only if my arena starts to burn, it doesn't repair! Think it's because of soft restore. force-restore laggs to much!
    /ma editarena #if i set it true, arena doesn't start! ;)

    I find a way my arena can't burn =D
    flint and steel --> wood plate
    problem solved, for now =D
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    Ross Gosling

    i use that atm but its not as simply laid out like this so if he could make a simple spleef plugin laid out like this then it would be great
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    I disabed all other plugins, I have "detonate-creepers: true", and yet the creepers still just vanish when they get near me after they hiss. Anyone know the answer?
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    @Goshioness you have repair delay at 0? That basicly makes the explosions not visible and that could be your issue. detonate-creepers is an anti-camper feature that makes creepers explode when the next wave starts, destroying blocks people have used to wall themselves in.
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    It is at 0. Should I set it to maybe 2? Would that solve the issue?
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    @Goshioness it would let you see the explosions at the least. Try it out and see if it suits your needs.
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    Yes this worked perfectly. Thanks for the help :D
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    I just am having trouble installing, will someone please help via teamview?
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    I love this plugin but for some reason when people die or leave mobs still spawn. any help would be great.
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    wuts the permission thing for the command "/ma arenas"?
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    Absolutely love this plugin, i actually fit it into a entire town where we have battles, it is very epic!!!
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    BukkitContrib + MobArena = Badass

    Achievements show wave numbers
    Above your head the Class you are
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    @MichiganCraft - Come on #mobarena @ EsperNet on IRC and I'll help you out :)

    @on3fifth - Do you get any errors in the console or server log?

    @mnopjh - There are no permission nodes for some of the commands like /ma arenas and /ma list. This is because they don't really do anything potentially "bad", so they're deemed "free for all" :)

    @paully104 - That sounds incredible! Is there any chance you could show us some screenshots? :)

    @jeffreylec - Are these suggestions or something that actually happens? I'm a little confused >.< While we're on the topic of BukkitContrib, I have health bars and class names above people's heads planned. Looking into this after stats/leaderboards/wave customization :)
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    I am getting this error when someone plays. Any Ideas?

    2011-07-30 11:43:07 [SEVERE] Could not pass event ENTITY_DEATH to MobArena
            at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaLog.end(ArenaLog.java:94)
            at com.garbagemule.MobArena.Arena.endArena(Arena.java:190)
            at com.garbagemule.MobArena.Arena.playerDeath(Arena.java:355)
            at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MAListener.onEntityDeath(MAListener.java:257)
            at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MAEntityListener.onEntityDeath(MAEntityListener.java:33)
            at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader$59.execute(JavaPluginLoader.java:656)
            at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent(RegisteredListener.java:58)
            at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:332)
            at net.minecraft.server.EntityPlayer.die(EntityPlayer.java:141)
            at net.minecraft.server.EntityLiving.damageEntity(EntityLiving.java:391)
            at net.minecraft.server.EntityHuman.damageEntity(EntityHuman.java:436)
            at net.minecraft.server.EntityPlayer.damageEntity(EntityPlayer.java:179)
            at net.minecraft.server.EntityMonster.a(EntityMonster.java:90)
            at net.minecraft.server.EntityCreature.c_(EntityCreature.java:64)
            at net.minecraft.server.EntityLiving.v(EntityLiving.java:685)
            at net.minecraft.server.EntityMonster.v(EntityMonster.java:26)
            at net.minecraft.server.EntityZombie.v(EntityZombie.java:30)
            at net.minecraft.server.EntityLiving.m_(EntityLiving.java:218)
            at net.minecraft.server.EntityMonster.m_(EntityMonster.java:30)
            at net.minecraft.server.World.entityJoinedWorld(World.java:1198)
            at net.minecraft.server.WorldServer.entityJoinedWorld(WorldServer.java:48)
            at net.minecraft.server.World.playerJoinedWorld(World.java:1180)
            at net.minecraft.server.World.cleanUp(World.java:1104)
            at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.h(MinecraftServer.java:447)
            at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:361)
            at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:422)
    2011-07-30 11:43:07 [INFO] [HeroicDeath] thevu31 was killed by an angry Zombie
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    I don't think it has anything to do with worldguard after all. I removed any monster spawn related flags from all the regions and i'm still getting the problem, one thing I did notice is the first time the arena is run after a restart it seems to work quite well for a while, and each time after it gets more and more broken until you can't even get past wave 1 because only 1 monster is spawning.
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    I get the same error like topsub

    This error occures if I join the mob Arena. If I join suddenly 10 waves of monsters spawn at once (like: wave 15. 43, 29 etc)
    This goes as long i am in the arena. But if I am dead the mobs dont get despawned, they stay inside the arena. Can someone help me?
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    Here is some screenshots from my town battle arena. I was pasting screenshots to paint apparently the sword lv 10 appeared in every shot, just me failing with paint not an error.
    Server ip is :, you need bukkitcontrib just say your from bukkit and you can play in the arena with the peeps who are on.
    Show Spoiler

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    LOL I'm your first view.

    Anyway, is there any update? Because plugin tells me there is an update but I'm still use the build 0.93.4.
    Can I spawn Mo's creature with this plugin?
    I really love your plugin :D
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    Going to upload a video of 6 people playing it was crazy.
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    @topsub @Endolog - Unfortunately, there's a problem with the current logging system (I have fixed it for v0.94, however, so no need to frown), so logging: false is your solution for now.

    @Ratchet - Ah, back to square 1 then :( Have you tried actually downloading the server files to your computer and messing around with removing plugins and stuff? I really think that's the best way to test. Or if you can make your server files available so I can download them and test.

    @paully104 - That is AMAZING! One of the coolest arena ideas I've seen, I love it! I especially love how it's not only a town, but it's destructible as well! Definitely gonna check it out some time soon :)

    @y1985 - Don't know about the update stuff :confused: You can't spawn Mo' Creatures mobs, no. MobArena doesn't know about creatures other than the default Minecraft ones.
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    Here's the six man fight, kinda laggy due to fraps and all the craziness but epic, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjna_dMcXOA

    Here's a 4 man with the texture pack update to make it look amazing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEqPCq4ZrBQ
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    does this not work for permissions bukkit or did i nit put it in right
    mchat.prefix.default: true
    commandbook.rules: true
    commandbook.who: true
    permissions.build: false
    permissions.*: true
    mobarena.admin.protect: false
    mobarena.admin.restore: false
    mobarena.admin.force.end: false
    mobarena.admin.force.start: false
    mobarena.admin.config.reload: false
    niftwarp.use.add: false
    niftwarp.use.delete: false
    mchat.prefix.admin: true
    mchat.prefix.moderator: false
    warp.set: false
    - moderator
    mchat.prefix.player: false
    mchat.prefix.citizen: true
    - player
    - commandbook.teleport: true
    - community_member
    mchat.prefix.citizen: false
    mchat.prefix.community_member: true
    - citizen
    warp.list: true
    mobarena.use.*: true
    mobarena.classes.*: true
    m obarena.arenas.*: true
    mobarena.arenas.default: true
    mobarena.use.join: true
    mobarena.use.leave: true
    mobarena.use.spectate: true
    warp.go: true
    mchat.prefix.player: true
    warp.go: true
    mchat.prefix.default: false
    bettermechanics.small_bridge.use: true
    bettermechanics.small_bridge.create: true
    bettermechanics.bridge.use: true
    bettermechanics.bridge.create: true
    bettermechanics.small_gate.use: true
    bettermechanics.small_gate.create: true
    bettermechanics.gate.use: true
    bettermechanics.gate.create: true
    bettermechanics.small_door.use: true
    bettermechanics.small_door.create: true
    bettermechanics.door.use: true
    bettermechanics.door.create: true
    bettermechanics.lift.use: true
    bettermechanics.lift.create: true
    bettermechanics.hidden_switch.use: true
    bettermechanics.hidden_switch.create: true
    myhome.home.soc.private: true
    myhome.home.soc.public: true
    myhome.home.soc.uninvite: true
    myhome.home.soc.invite: true
    myhome.home.soc.list: true
    myhome.home.soc.others: true
    myhome.home.basic.set: true
    myhome.home.basic.home: true
    iConomy.rank: true
    iConomy.payment: true
    iConomy.access: true
    commandbook.msg: true
    commandbook.say.me: true
    commandbook.time.check: true
    commandbook.motd: true
    simpleshop.price: true
    simpleshop.sell: true
    simpleshop.buy: true
    niftywarp.use.list: true
    niftywarp.use.warp: true
    niftywarp.use.homeset: true
    niftywarp.use.home: true
    permissions.build: true
    - newbie
    mchat.prefix.community_member: false
    mchat.prefix.moderator: true
    commandbook.weather: true
    commandbook.more.infinite: true
    commandbook.more: true
    - vip
    rankup.rankup: true
    rankup.ru.enable: true
    rankup.ru.disable: true
    rankup.ru.setword: true
    rankup.ru.setstarting: true
    rankup.ru.setending: true
    rankup.ru: true
    rankup.ru.addpackage: true
    rankup.ru.*: true
    mchat.prefix.owner: true
    mchat.prefix.admin: false
    niftywarp.use.add: true
    niftywarp.use.delete: true
    iconomy.admin.grant: true
    iconomy.admin.set: true
    prefixer.list: true
    prefixer.self: true
    prefixer.other: true
    prefixer.remove: true
    - admin
    build: '&cYou do not have permission to build here if you want to be ranked up
    please inform chelben9(owner).'
    - owner

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