[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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    It is updated. Use the bleeding dev build (link next to stable download) which is compatible with 1.2.3.


    I downloaded a newer version that was compatible with 1.2.3. Silly me!

    I have a problem with MobArena because when I started using it suddenly all the other mobs (including animals) disappeared. I am using Multiverse and Latest dev build: v0.94.4.52 but I don't know if it's related or not. I would be extraordinarily happy if someone could give me any information on this problem.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
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    I helped one other person do a lot of bug finding on this issue. There are a few cases why this happens, but they have been fixed in the current dev version (
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    i Do
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    ok, so i had set up my custom waves and the arena, and since my server is run off my 7-year old laptop, i shut down the server for the night. when i loaded it back up, the entire config file had been reset to default, causeing me to loose all my work. and ideas on how to fix this? i would be very grateful if someone could help me with this bug.

    sorry, im new to server management. my craftbukkit version is 1.2.3-R0.1 and my mobarena version is i really like this plugiin and would love if someone could fix this. also, since my config reset, i cant show you my file without me having to type it out all over again and i dont exactly remember what i had in it.

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    well, what you can do is edit it again to whatever it may be, and make a copy of the file so you don't have to keep retyping it. At that point, watch the server console as you boot it up and see if you have any errors happen. They usually are a bunch of [SEVERE] lines starting with "Error loading MobArena" or "Error passing SomeEvent to MobArena" or something similar. If you come across those, use pastebin.com and link it here :)
    Also once your config is set up again use pastebin for that too, so we can see if there are any formatting issues.

    As a tip, for formatting YML files, I'd suggest using NotePad++ (for Windows, idk good editors in linux or Mac)

    the other thing is I'd suggest seeing if you have the same issue on the current dev build of MobArena which is
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    ok, ill edit my config back to what it was, and if i come accross any errors, ill post them here. ill also update to the new mobarena version and see if that fixes anything. im just glad it dident corrupt my server or anything like that.
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    ok i should try

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    i think there is a bug on the lobby signs cause when i go in the lobby the signs are blank(from autogenerate arena command)
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    I know I brought this up to garbagemule a while back, what version number of MobArena are you using?
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    YEAH, much thanks, works super great!

    But, in Arena, there are the vanilla death-messages, but we#re using DeatpTPplus messages on our Server.
    So an option to Disable the DeathMessages would be nice, OR to support the DeathTPplus or HeroicDeath messages.
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    ACStache Thanks for helping me out man.. it works perfect on my server.. just someone deleted the arena soo now i gotta go thou the commands to get it set up again.. But i got the same Problem with some people.. i havn't put towny or worldguard where Mob Arena is soo yeah but the dogs don't attack is that because of Archer It's Got A Bone soo it like Stops the other dogs from attacking but the rest of the mobs are good.. but not the slims they keep on getting stuck in the wall..(but i removed them) Well thanks Man.. !!

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    that's a bug in minecraft I believe, not just mobarena. I'll double check to be sure though. Once you attack a wolf though, any and all nearby non-tamed wolves will go after you :p
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    Oh ok.. on the server i play soon as the dog spawns they all go after you.. soo yeah.. do i just have to change the name from Wolves To angry_wolves?
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    it doesn't seem to matter from what I've tried, I think it's just a 1.2 bug and any wolves.
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    ohk.. thanks =D
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    Hi. Im new but are able to use these commands using signs? i.e /ma join (on asign)
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    y does the signs go like this when i go in arena??

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    No.. It's a command just say it like that.. /ma join or /ma leave and that will work but i don't think it will work on signs
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    i am using v0.94.4.52 mob arena
    is there anything wrong with this one??and if there isnt can u fix the bug as quick as possible cause this plugin is really good
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    When I have MobArena it doesn't let me spawn iron golems or snowmen. Any suggestions?
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    try updating to, as that's the current bleeding build. It should be at the "latest bleeding build" link in the main post.

    You won't be able to spawn Iron Golems until MobArena is compiled against a 1.2 version of CraftBukkit. Snowmen should just be "snowmen" or "snowman". Although if you're using you won't be able to use those either, as that's built against CraftBukkit for 1.8Beta, and Snowmen came out in 1.0

    I haven't tried, but I don't see why not. Unless you restrict who can join arenas, everyone can join every arena, so it should work.

    Also, you have to have a plugin that can make commands work from signs. This is NOT built into MobArena

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    What do you mean, "Compiled against a 1.2 version"? You mean made for a 1.2 version of CraftBukkit?
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    Seems that the arena blocks all block damage by players and explosions (both creepers and tnt). We can place blocks but not break blocks, Ive done a clean start with only mob arena to see if its was a conflict with another plugin but still had the same problem.
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    did you try messing with "soft-restore: (true/false)"? what happened if/when you did?
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    Turnt soft-restore on and its working now, Thanks!!
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    When I start the mob arena everyone including me right click the sign to select class but receive no items. This has been bugging me for hours and seems to be happening on a few other servers too.
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    restart your server, that seems to fix it I think. Not "/reload", stop your server, and start it back up again
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    thanks for the help.And can u send me the link to get the vault for the mob arena cause i want to give eco money as rewards cause i could not find.thanks!!:)[diamond]
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    harmfull potions don't do anything when PvP is disabled
    when it's enabled, it only hurts you and your teamates
    please fix this, chemist should be a good class
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    Softrestore doesn't restore torches, which are broken by the Squid-Boss ;)

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