[FUN] MobArena v0.96.8 - Become a mob-fighting gladiator! [1.7.x, 1.8.x]

Discussion in 'Archived: Plugin Releases' started by garbagemule, May 30, 2011.

  1. Offline



    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)
    apes, chakyl, Steffion and 64 others like this.
  2. Offline


    For my Arena, Oddjob = Engineer
  3. Offline


    @KhaosDiem - No economy support at this point in time. In v1.0, you'll be able to specify $5 or money:5 or something along those lines in the rewards lists.
  4. Offline


    you should have a "charge fee" option, so that people dont just go into the arena over and over on smp servers.
    also, it would be cool if you could spawn other mobs in the arena (aka spawning electro creepers on normal waves)

    edit: forgot this dosent have iconomy support sry forget me

    just a few thoughts, thanks.
  5. Offline


    Permissions'dreaming bro. For my gladiator class.
  6. Offline


    You should make a PvP version with all the awesome features this plugin does more than Fight.
  7. Offline


    @Tauryuu - I was planning on forking Fight and adding some of the features of MobArena, but it looks like someone beat me to it ;) Look at the "PVP Arena" thread (currently in the Submissions forum). I'm not sure how much work Bradley & Co. will be putting into it, but I might just forget about Fight and see if I can't make a PVP version of MobArena that uses the same code. It'll be easier to maintain than two different plugins. All in good time, though, as there are still so many things I want to do with MobArena :3
  8. Offline


    I am in desperate need for a PvP Plugin that does the amazing features MobArena does. PvP Arena doesn't really do it for me.

    If you can make a PvP version of MobArena, you are my hero :D
  9. Offline


    The OP seems to have been altered, I don't see any videos that were there last week about initial setup (or any at all). I was all set to get my arena started and wanted to see what the steps/commands were. Anyone know what happened?

    All I see is Features, FAQ, and Hooking into MobArena
  10. Offline


    After installing this, Icant spawn animals unless monsters spawning is turned on. Whats up with that?
  11. Offline


    @ACStache - Not sure what's going on with the forums right now. When I edit the post, all the extra information is there, but no matter how I save it or change it, it only shows as much as you see right now D: Well, at least the download link is still there, and the FAQ ;D

    @iMattxC - Yeah, the monster spawning stuff is a bit wonky. Perhaps in the next RB it'll be a bit easier to mess with, because I won't have to deal with n.m.s for those flags anymore.
  12. Offline


    Ok, im not trying to be mean or anything, but you really should put all the commands on the first post. I had to search youtube for an instructional video and get the basic commands.

    What I need now though is how to reduce the region. I set the 'up' region too much by 2.
    So please, what is the command, if any, to reduce the region or remove it.

    Thank you, and please add all the commands on the first page. Would be super helpful. :)
  13. Offline


    may I have the link to the youtube video in the mean time please? :D
    would love to get it all set up and squared away before bed
  14. Offline


    @Nazralte - There is a problem with the forums right now. The first post is quite comprehensive. There is no reduction command, but just set p1 and p2 again, and redo it :)

    @ACStache - Just YouTube "setting up mobarena" and you should get right to it. Username is HelloLettuce.
  15. Offline


    ah, ok. so just set p1 and p2 and it'll reset the expand stuff? cool, thanks.

    Like I said, wasnt being mean. :) Promise. Once I get the Grand Arena done ill post pics of it.
    garbagemule likes this.
  16. Offline


    @Vladieboi you got your rewards wrong. At least the cookedpork part. Should be grilled_pork. Might be others I've missed.

    @garbagemule you should've seen that, I am disappointed! :p
    garbagemule likes this.
  17. Offline


    I tried overwriting them by adding another warp of the same name using /ma setwarp lobby, but it still warps me in the original location.

    I am using /ma setwarp lobby.
  18. Hmm interesting, will have to test to see how that is working out, if it's good enough for now :D

    Good luck on exams!
  19. Offline


    Hmm, okay. Time for a new error for someone to answer:

    I have correctly (to my knowledge) set up the Arena and it's components. I have used /ma setwarp arena:spectator:lobby, /ma addspawn (up to sp6), used and expanded the regions correctly, and I have added an iron block and signs with class names on them.

    I then type /ma enabled true, and it says MobArena is enabled. Then I type /ma join, and it throws this error:
    [MobArena]: MobArena has not been set up!
    Now, I question why this is happening. To my knowledge I have correctly set up the arena. If you do not believe me, I shall upload a video of me redoing all the steps I have taken. Is this a problem for anyone else?
  20. Request: I think I asked before, but please add a config flag:

    enabled: true/false

    To determine if arena is enabled upon restarts.
  21. Offline


    Can you post your config file?
  22. Offline


    Sure, I was using the default one, but I just finished as I browsed this page.
        world: world
        lightning: true
        repairdelay: 5
        firstwavedelay: 30
        waveinterval: 25
        specialmodulo: 5
        updatenotification: true
        disabledcommands: /kill
            items: stone_sword, bread:6, grilled_pork:4, mushroom_soup, cake:3, cookie:12
            armor: 306,299,308,301
            items: stone_sword, bread:2, fishing_rod:1, cake:6
            armour: 306,299,308,301
            items: iron_sword, stone:64, glass:32, water_bucket:1, fence:32, wooden_door: 2, wooden_stairs:10, furnace:1, coal:16, stone_pickaxe
            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: 306,299,308,301
            items: iron_sword, grilled_pork:3, bow, arrow:64,
            armor: 302,303,304,305
            items: gold_sword, cake:5, bone:10
            armor: 314, 315, 316, 317
                '3': arrow:32
                '10': iron_ingot:10, gold_ingot:8, grilled_porkchop:2, cake:1
                '5': bread:2, apple:2
                '15': mushroom_soup:4, 306, 307, 308, 309
                '20': diamond: 9
                '40': diamond: 18
                '80': diamond: 32
                '100': diamond: 100
                '7': stone:10
                '16': iron_sword, arrow:128, bow
                '13': iron_pickaxe
                '20': mushroom_soup: 5
                '30': diamond_sword, arrow:128
            zombies: 15
            skeletons: 5
            spiders: 6
            creepers: 4
            wolves: 4
            poweredcreepers: 1
            zombiepigmen: 1
            slimes: 0
            humans: 1
            angrywolves: 1
            giants: 1
            ghasts: 1
  23. Offline


    my class signs randomly disappears, not the actual sign though just the words, it doesn't let me pick that class and doesn't come back?? can i fix that
  24. Offline


    Wait, I just started using that one and I now grab the infamous Unknown Console Command error. Time for a restart...
  25. Offline


    This is my config file:

    world: world
            items: stone_sword, bread:6, grilled_pork:4, mushroom_soup, cake:3, cookie:12
            armor: 314,315,316,317
            items: stone_sword, netherrack:2, wood_pickaxe, fishing_rod, apple:2, grilled_pork:2, 259
            armor: 298,299,300,301
            items: iron_sword, grilled_pork:2
            armor: 310,311,312,313
            items: diamond_sword, grilled_pork
            armor: 306,307,308,309
            items: wood_sword, bow, arrow:64, arrow:64, arrow:64, arrow:64, arrow:64, grilled_pork
            armor: 298,299,300,301
            items: 272, 46:2, 320:2
            armor: 298,299,300,301
            items: wood_sword, apple:2, grilled_pork:2, 327, 327, 327
            armor: 298,299,300,301
            items: stone_sword, apple:2, grilled_pork:2, 326, 326, 326, 326
            armor: 298,299,300,301
            zombies: 100
            skeletons: 60
            spiders: 50
            creepers: 15
            wolves: 20
            poweredcreepers: 10
            zombiepigmen: 12
            slimes: 0
            humans: 10
            angrywolves: 10
            giants: 0
            ghasts: 0
                '1': 289
                '5': 332
                '10': 322
                '10': 302,305
                '15': 302,305
                '20': 302,305,304
                '25': 302,305,304,303
                '30': 302,305,304,303
                '35': 302,305,304,303
            yaw: 0.0
            pitch: 0.0
            z: -34.71875
            y: 32.0
            world: world
            x: -233.59375
            yaw: 0.0
            pitch: 0.0
            z: 29.69999998807907
            y: 102.0
            world: world
            x: -157.30000001192093
            yaw: 88.20002
            pitch: 6.600002
            z: -8.932977772217008
            y: 61.0
            world: world
            x: -181.718323438816
            yaw: 177.82309
            pitch: 18.749949
            z: -3.1183141507182093
            y: 67.0
            world: world
            x: -194.04933475967943
            yaw: -3.7500002
            pitch: 43.19998
            z: -1.40625
            y: 75.0
            world: world
            x: -191.5625
                yaw: 237.29999
                pitch: 7.949985
                z: 2.402014286900564
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -206.33225838453004
                yaw: 125.39981
                pitch: 8.099986
                z: 1.3830546900951441
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -185.60159970880372
                yaw: 54.89984
                pitch: 8.2499895
                z: -7.25052988976098
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -186.0912506262838
                yaw: 305.10013
                pitch: 14.399989
                z: -6.574423897889269
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -205.62382249321578
                yaw: -359.6261
                pitch: 10.049969
                z: -13.03125
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -196.0
                yaw: -91.27591
                pitch: 1.4999595
                z: -2.027989552837568
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -208.6637696664484
                yaw: -182.32605
                pitch: 9.299959
                z: 5.5
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -195.15625
                yaw: -275.1765
                pitch: 5.0999646
                z: -2.731686642681818
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -181.81229219067285
                yaw: -347.02655
                pitch: 7.0499616
                z: -15.44250318868407
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -183.38949860903716
                yaw: -35.926636
                pitch: 7.799963
                z: -15.007587832116045
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -207.7951992886484
                yaw: -180.82697
                pitch: 2.6999578
                z: 12.629890542837432
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -199.39571372347598
                yaw: -215.62695
                pitch: -1.0500401
                z: 8.674590621745484
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -186.83582590775765
                yaw: -277.72705
                pitch: 9.149964
                z: -3.6665650373159036
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -174.12588221626694
                yaw: -21.077148
                pitch: 10.799966
                z: -16.21690740841469
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -204.04272064564492
                yaw: -119.32764
                pitch: 13.499979
                z: 3.437501136844473
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -212.76318758219378
                yaw: -154.72876
                pitch: 9.449978
                z: 6.375883128165038
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -203.0061745499122
                yaw: -29.478027
                pitch: 4.949992
                z: -17.753349734553545
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -206.45951766930534
                yaw: -203.02954
                pitch: 13.649991
                z: 9.059905862531792
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -183.19920032868384
                yaw: -291.38098
                pitch: 12.749982
                z: -7.9375
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -173.875
                yaw: -273.22998
                pitch: 8.849989
                z: -2.7643549708436597
                y: 67.0
                world: world
                x: -190.88346195501688
        world: world
        lightning: true
        repairdelay: 2
        firstwavedelay: 3
        waveinterval: 25
        specialmodulo: 4
        updatenotification: true
        disabledcommands: /kill
    It doesn't seem to like your commands. Just to check are you using /ma setspawn s1 etc?
  26. Offline


    Reinstalled the mod and now it works. My current config.yml file is still unedited, I fear that when I edit the thing it will throw me another error. Here goes.
  27. Offline


    It's called BinarySkates. Unfortunately, the developer vanished... But there is another one who will update it to 860 soon. :)

    Thanks. I will keep this in mind because my server would most probably crash if somebody sets every block to wool and I really don't want this. :p

    Edit.: Sorry for double- post.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 15, 2016
  28. Offline


    I downloaded your awesome plugin and i've had it a couple of weeks now. I tried to replicate Kino Der Toten from Back Ops Zombies, and it turned out ok. But: Blockprotection only worked on 1 level (the ground of arena) so:

    Feature 1: 3 Dimensional Protection, so that people can make more advanced arenas with multiple levels.
    Maybe a simple command like: /ma sethight [#]

    Secondly when people make advanced arenas; Fighters are not targeted by MOBs from all spawns. Therefore fighters can wait through the waves and easily get rewards :mad:. Could you make a option in the configuration file that determine whether Fighters get rewards after Waves survived, Items collected from MOBs/kills.

    Feature 2: Reward player after Waves/Items gained/kills

    If you add these features; it will allow everyone to replicate survival games in Minecraft and it will expand your plugin to something even more awesome[diamond]! :D

    I have no idea what is possible within coding, but i hope that this is possible and not to exhausting for you.
  29. Offline


    1) He is trying to do it but it's not just a boolean value you can change

    Also 3D arena s probably wouldn't work but you can use /ma regionexpand up 20 for that

    2) You get rewards after certain waves? Do you mean in game as this is being worked on as well
  30. Offline


    @garbagemule i didn't say i had any problems with it. there is a plugin that allows the use of a door as a holdable shield, i just didn't know if that's what you meant it for.
    i haven't had to change anything, this is a very popular plugin on my server as is.
  31. Offline


    Thanks a lot!

    @garbagemule - Could we get a list of the items?! Cause for example, Iron_Pants doesn't work, and neither does mossycobblestone.

Share This Page