[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
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    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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    Kevin Forte

    Just wanted to let you know that your plugin is a favorite on my server :p Keep up the good work!
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    We are enjoying the plugin. Here is a couple of pics of our little arena.


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    I like your plugin much but Can you make something like redo hippie monster because at my server my signs always get blown up then spawning (great until now) but without letters :( it would be great
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    Finished my new arena, the one you saw in progress got deleted new one is 10x better! Also upgraded to a new host with better hardware and a new voice server, you should drop by sometime =)
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    Can you make rewards for completing waves, that the player gets directly after he finish the wave?
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    When i place a sign, it just comes back to me :/
    and come off wall
    Can you help?
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    /ma protect false

    Place sign

    /ma protect true
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    A Problem I've had is the creepers exploding and people falling through the ground, i've set it up fully using the commands to block this but it didn't seem to work. As the blocks took to long to re-appear.
    I've also tried using the world guard tool to deny creeper explosions but it just causes issues with clicking the signs so i had to remove it.
    For now i've disabled creepers in the cfg, is their any work around as their Explosion player damage would be kinda neat.
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    @Sinnoh - While I personally think it's a silly idea, it's something I will be implementing in a future update. "Bonuses" is what they will be called, and they will be class-specific.

    @shavid - Try setting the repairdelay lower in the config-file. Maybe 2-3. The issue with explosions is that if I simply cancel the event, the explosion animation doesn't show, and I really don't like that. Same deal for TNT, it just looks stupid. WorldGuard is indeed what you're looking for. Just make it so the region covered doesn't include the signs in the lobby if you're having trouble with it.
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    A new problem, I'm using essentialsprotect and it has an option that nerfs creeper explotions. Basically if a creeper blows up the blocks that get broken is then rebuilt instantly by essentials.

    So scaley motherf players use the oddjob class and build netherack fortresses inside the arena by letting essentials rebuild the netherack the creepers blew up. I really dont know how to fix this, i guess a work around for now is disable oddjob in my arena. Maybe you can work with essentials to get a fix?
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    Is it possible to have more than 5 mob spawns (s1, s2, s3, s4, s5)? Because anytime I make a spawn that ISN'T one of those names, mobs won't spawn. I just turned a town into an arena, and 5 spawns is too small an amount to terrorize the entire town.
    They work, but they don't spawn until after a few waves. I can deal with that.
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    hey hey so i finally got to making my own arena, only a small one at the moment but my server is just me and those close to me fer now ^^
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    in side and from the spectators view :)

    also got cocky, added 2 new classes healer : food, few cakes etc and runemaster as i have runecraft on my server with a dose of supplies to anyone who knows their runes lol

    final note i also have demigods plugin and was quick to learn its not a bad idea to dissable most of those commands in the arena XD i sucessfully flooded my arena with liquefied mobs the new water that i didnt drown in also healed me making me invincable...fun times till i lagged to horrifically my server crashed lol

    anyway thank you fer the awesome work!
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    I don't know if it's been mentioned or not, I tried reading through all these pages and didn't see it. But if you use the LevelCraft Plugin, and you're using the health part of it your players may become overpowered at a certain point. It took me about an hour to figure out which plugin was making me literally take no damage. After I disabled that section of it I was taking damage as normal, just hoping to help someone else out there if you've had the same problem.

    Awesome plugin Garbagemule, I love it! :)
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    Hello garb, with the other build I downloaded, I only found one problem. The wolves sometimes when spawned during the special waves don't attack. Other then that it works great =D. Idling has a bug too, setting it anything below 20 makes it think you are standing still.

    Edit: I also noticed that spiders and zombiepigmen don't attack sometime.
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    @lipe123 why'd you use essentialsprotect when MobArena has its own protection? The way MobArena's protection works, explosions only destroy player placed blocks, which would prevent forting.

    @Missnostalgia you fool! He told you no bug reports! Now he'll slay us all! :'(
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    DUDE! You forgot to have spider jockeys in the special rounds! XD

    Love this plugin btw, I played about 17 games yesterday :D think I got to level 16 or something. I'm not sure. I can't wait for the update!
    I'll upload a picture of my arena after my exam.

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    Yah add spider jockeys! I wanna kill them little turd nuggets
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    will you be able to address ghasts permanently destroying protected blocks? it happens rarely but, as I said, after running the arena for a week the walls end up with quite a few holes in them that aren't being restored:

  21. Well we have finally finished tweeking our arena so i thought i would put up a few screenshots.

    we run 2 plugins along side mobarena to make the process a little easier.
    before you get to our lobby i have a Remove chest, you dump all your stuff into that. then i have a button that put u into the lobby (using TriggerCmds)

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    The big Dragon arch was a schematic i found on http://www.mcschematics.com/

    everything else we built
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    That looks awesome. Is there a plugin you use that lets everyone dump their stuff into that chest and retrieve it later? If so, what is it?

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    Its RemoteChests
    I have a sign under the chest with

    this links the pyshical chest to a remote chest, they still have to click everything themself, but it gives everyone their own chest. (its also a double chest)
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    Awesome. Thanks for that.
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    This isn't really about the main Mobarena up though, and I wanted to let him know about the current stability of the one I downloaded =x.
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    Hey guys, I found a huge BUG on this plugin.

    When selecting class, you clic LEFT on the sign, it give you your class and items.

    then you equip your armor, and make your quick inventory slot free (slot with number 1 to 9).

    Then clic RIGHT on the sign of another class. it won't change your class, it won't give you full item too.
    It will give you the item that the class have on that SLOT.

    Like if you make some tanks/warrior/rogue with diférente stuff like:
    tank=diam armor and stone weapon
    warior=iron armor and weapon
    rogue=leather armor and diam sword

    you take first class as Tank, you wear your diam armor, then you free your quick slot, you select the slot where the rogue get the Diam sword (like slot One) you clic RIGHT on the sign.
    And then you get a Tank in Diam armor with a Diam Sword :)

    If you move any item from your inventory, it will remove you full items.
    And if you try use some food (with right clic) it won't make you eat the food, but will make you get the item from the slot of the last class you make RIGHT clic on the sign (even if you made it on another slot)

    This problem made the admins of my server closing the arena, because the bug exploit was just awesome.

    You need to fix this fast ^^

    Hope you'll understand what I meant, Zyth23
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    hi, I'm MobArena this yesterday on my server. But now I've probably entered the wrongcommando. because now I am no longer in the lobby. someone looking like I'm back inthe lobby? I'm on top of the glass the commando / ma setwarp lobby
    entered. and yes. Since I'm no longer in the lobby. someone looking like something Imay or may go back again?
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    @godgodgodgo @Portalmasterx7 - Spider jockeys aren't gonna happen until there's a way to make them properly.

    @Sithnar - Very nice arena! It has a really sort of volcanic feel to it with all that lava. It reminds me of Bowser's Castle from the older Mario Kart games ;) Thank you for the screenshots! :)

    @Zyth23 - Sounds like you're using an old version of MobArena. Anyway, I won't be fixing any bugs yet, as the whole thing will undergo a massive revamp. We'll see if the problem persists with the next update, if so, I will look into it.
  29. @garbagemule - thanks :), the theme i was going for was well lit with alot of lava :)
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    OK so, I downloaded the new version on the OP just last night, and nothing new happened... I even tried copying my contents of the config file, and then deleting it, and none of the new options are there. Unless everyone is talking about a 1.0 beta I don't know about >.>
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    I didn't say anything about spider jockeys :x

    although they would be awesome.

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