[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 have done all that no errors but its not spawning anything and no errors or owt please help
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    Hop on the IRC Channel (linked in the OP) and grab the latest dev build from the channel topic. Also be sure to read the changelog (also in the IRC channel topic) before saying anything is broken in it ;)

    No. If you look at what I posted, the 2 groups of permissions are different. The ones in default take away the permissions, the ones in VIP give the permissions back.

    higbeez please use http://pastebin.com or http://pastie.org to post your config here, as pasting straight in like you did doesn't keep the spacing right. I also don't recall the problem, could you give a quick recap of it?

    You do realize the post you quoted was from May 2011, right? That may not fix what your problem is... I take it that nothing is spawning for you when you join MobArena? Can you use either of the 2 links I provided higbeez and post your config file here?
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    I have an Problem here is my Problem: If I want to use every /ma command there came the message :
    "You have an Error
    please search the error in the Server Log and paste it in http://pastebin.com and poste the link in the IRC or the forums

    so here is my Pastebin link http://pastebin.com/b6cWXHj0

    pls help me cause I want to play in the Arena because this Plugin is so good

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    You have an error in your config file somewhere, some sort of illegal character. Find that character that doesn't belong and you should be all set. If you're having trouble, use pastebin again and post your config.yml file :)
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    I am using the latest dev build and I am running into 2 problems. First, if you have an enchanted item in your inventory, once you are done with ma you get your item back but it's no longer enchanted. In other words, when ma clears your inventory and gives it back you lose all your enchantments. Next, I am trying to remove specific permissions when they go into mobarena. Stuff that lets them swim in lava and rocket boots that let them fly. Here is that part of my config:

            items: diamond_sword, grilled_pork:2
            armor: 306,307,308,309
            - -fishpeople.lavasafe
            - -rocketboots.boots.*
            - modifyworld.mobtarget.*
    I have does on every class. So in theory they should be getting the permissions taken away when they select that class. Am I doing something wrong there?
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    What build number are you using? "latest" doesn't help much when new ones come out often :D
    As for my best guesses until then:
    Unless you're using unsafe (ie not normal/possible) enchants on items, they should be given back as is.

    For the per-class permissions, using the current latest dev build (94.4.41), people have claimed them to be working. Make sure your permissions handler is up to date too.
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    Does this affect your faction power?
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  11. does this plugin work anymore? :D i used to have it in 1337 bukkit but not used for long time.
    Its still 1337 so does it work in recommended R4?
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    there's a link to the mobarena IRC channel in the OP. In that channel's topic is a link to the current dev build, built against 1.1-R4, and a change log. Read the change log over a few times, as a lot of stuff is different :)
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    Nvm dude i know why the mobs wasent spawning, I had Isafe and it stops mobs spawning HAHA sorry for wasting ur time Also u may want to edit that into ur thing above !! Isafe dosent work with this plugin Thanks!
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    I have a suggestion for Mob arena
    -You should have something to block the player from getting out of the arena. If they hit that certain height. They get disqualified
    -Magic Class perhaps
    -Food drop for every certain amount of wave is completed
    For example: You completed 5 waves, and 3 cooked pork is put in your inventory slot to make the player to survive more.
    -Flying Ability for Mobs
    Boss mobs will float instead of walking :)
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    iLakerz I'll go over each suggestion you have :)
    - Doing this would mean listening to the 'onPlayerMove' event. While possible, it's not something garbagemule is going to do, because it fires fairly often (I believe more than once per second) and for every player. It would potentially cause bloat/lag that he would rather avoid. The other thing, is if you allow them to fly, you should put a roof on your arena and make it so they can't get out :p

    - People have been using the plugin called MagicSpells in conjunction with this to make a Magic based class, and with per class permissions, it's very possible to make it only available in MobArena!

    - In the latest Dev build there are 2 new waves, a supply wave and an upgrade wave, that can help accomplish that. Their syntax and the dev build they're in are in the topic of the IRC channel listed in the OP.

    - Blazes can fly, you should use some of those :D, but for the same reason as not listening for onPlayerMove, listening for when any monster moves can easily tax a server unnecessarily.

    - For a single boss to float instead of walking, it might be doable, although that's up to garbagemule :)
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    Hi, im trying to make it so that the following classes can only be used by VIPS,
    class names : Builder tntguy fireman epicarcher heavytank,atropos,
    so atropos , heavytank and epicarcher work. but the other 3 classes don't work, please take a look ad my plugins

        default: true
        - WirelessRedstone.commands.*
        - battlenight.user
        - uhome.own.warp
        - uhome.own.set
        - simpleregionmarket.buy
        - essentials.near
        - essentials.back
        - essentials.tpdeny
        - essentials.tpaccept
        - essentials.tpa
        - essentials.tpahere
        - essentials.help
        - essentials.list
        - essentials.mail
        - essentials.mail.send
        - essentails.tell
        - essentials.msg
        - essentials.portal
        - -mobarena.classes.EpicArcher
        - -mobarena.classes.HeavyTank
        - -mobarena.classes.Atropos
        - -mobarena.classes.TNTguy
        - -mobarena.classes.Fireman
        - -mobarena.classes.Builder
        - iConomy.access
        - iConomy.list
        - iConomy.payment 
        - lockette.user.create.*
        - ChestShop.shop.sell
        - ChestShop.shop.buy
        - essentails.near
        - essentails.suicide
        - essentials.spawn
        - essentials.spawn.default
        inheritance: []
          prefix: '&e'
          build: true
          suffix: ''
        default: false
        - mobarena.classes.EpicArcher
        - mobarena.classes.HeavyTank
        - mobarena.classes.Atropos
        - mobarena.classes.TNTguy
        - mobarena.classes.Fireman
        - mobarena.classes.Builder
        - essentails.back
        - PrivateWarp.pw
        - gold.pickaxe
        - gold.axe
        - gold.sword
        - gold.shovel
        - essentials.clearinventory
        - minekart.use
        - auto.tool
        inheritance: [Default]
          prefix: '&6'
          build: true
          suffix: ''
    nvm! it works i did somthing wrong lol ;)

    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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    iSafe only stops mobs from spawning if you edit it to do so, so theres actually no point adding it to incompitability.
    Just a notify :)
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    I am using v0.94.4.5. I used the "Latest Dev Build" link in your original post to get it on Monday. The enchants are normal enchants. I can go in with a Bow with Infinity I and come out to only a Bow with no enchants. Also, I'm using the latest stable build of PermissionsEx (1.18). Any suggestions?
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    WebNinja go into the IRC grab the bleeding build :)
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    Got it. Now on /ma join I get:

    16:22:34 [SEVERE] null
    org.bukkit.command.CommandException: Unhandled exception executing command 'ma' in plugin MobArena v0.94.4.42
            at org.bukkit.command.PluginCommand.execute(PluginCommand.java:42)
            at org.bukkit.command.SimpleCommandMap.dispatch(SimpleCommandMap.java:168)
            at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.dispatchCommand(CraftServer.java:386)
            at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.handleCommand(NetServerHandler.java:777)
            at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.chat(NetServerHandler.java:737)
            at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(NetServerHandler.java:725)
            at org.getspout.spout.SpoutNetServerHandler.a(SpoutNetServerHandler.java:176)
            at net.minecraft.server.Packet3Chat.handle(Packet3Chat.java:33)
            at net.minecraft.server.NetworkManager.b(NetworkManager.java:226)
            at net.minecraft.server.NetServerHandler.a(NetServerHandler.java:100)
            at org.getspout.spout.SpoutNetServerHandler.a(SpoutNetServerHandler.java:552)
            at net.minecraft.server.NetworkListenThread.a(NetworkListenThread.java:78)
            at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.w(MinecraftServer.java:537)
            at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:435)
            at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:465)
    Caused by: java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: org.bukkit.entity.Player.getActivePotionEffects()Ljava/util/Collection;
            at com.garbagemule.MobArena.PlayerData.<init>(PlayerData.java:24)
            at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaStandard.storePlayerData(ArenaStandard.java:750)
            at com.garbagemule.MobArena.ArenaStandard.playerJoin(ArenaStandard.java:519)
            at com.garbagemule.MobArena.MACommands.onCommand(MACommands.java:172)
            at org.bukkit.command.PluginCommand.execute(PluginCommand.java:40)
            ... 14 more
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    you need to update to the 1.1-R4 stable build (# 1938) as potion effects API wasn't added until very recently.
    Edit: 1.1-R4 stable build of Craftbukkit*

    What version number of Craftbukkit are you using? type 'version' into your console and paste the whole line it gives you here. you might need to update Craftbukkit if you're not up to date
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    So the spectator permissions isnt default to true anymore? Weird.

    Also many of my users have been reporting the arena randomly "stopping" and mobs stop spawning
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    Yeah, I figured that out right after I posted. It looks like the enchantment part of my problem is fixed, but the permissions part isn't working still.
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    With the bleeding build, I am unable to join a newly created arena. I get the message "This arena has not been set up yet." upon typing /ma join.

    Region was defined with two points.
    All warps were defined.
    Spawn points were defined.
    Class signs and iron block were created.
    Leaderboards are set up and appear to be working (the top row anyway.)
    I haven't customized waves too much yet because I want to get it working (i.e. joinable) before I spend time on them.

    My config looks like this:

    There are no console errors on boot or use of the /ma join command.
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    It wont let me edit the Classes.. im trying to put on Oddjobs; Lever, instead of flint an steel, to torches cuz i did something on my server that made TnT not work.. lol idr how i did that, someone help me with either problems?
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    AndyFox42 Is it in a world called test ?

    Izz9 Please re write that in English, I am a native speaker and still can't read what you have written
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    Oh I forget to update it since the first snapshot:oops:.
    It doesn't look like I'm having any problems, but I'll come here if I have another problem with it. Thanks a lot!
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    You need to install the plugin "Vault". It says you don't have Vault, so economy rewards are disabled, if you don't want economy rewards at all, disable it in the config.
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    It wont let me edit the Classes.. im trying to put on Oddjobs; Lever, instead of flint an steel, to torches because i did something on my server that made TnT not work.. lol i dont remember how i did that, someone help me with either problems?
    ^ besides 2 words that was English..
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    The Vault message is unrelated to the error just below that line :)
    Also, regardless of if you have any economy rewards/fees in the config or not you'll get that message.

    BloodyShadow It's good he pointed this out, I noticed in your config you had an entry fee of '0'. You can leave that blank (so just '', no 0 required). Otherwise it will try to take zero monetary units from you, and if you don't have Vault it may throw an error (I haven't tried and don't want to try). However, you can also put an item there, such as a diamond or a gold ingot as an entry fee :D

    I think it was the fact he didn't understand what you were trying to ask, regardless of it being in English.
    Anyways... You should be able to open up the config file and change the "items:" section under OddJob, save it, then type "/ma config reload" in game or "ma config reload" in the server console.

    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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