[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 cannot remove the default entry "creepers: 10" the configfile gets overwritten again and again.
    but i dont want creepers in there.

    how to fix it?
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    Updated to v0.87.2

    @Ashenfield - I looked through the code, found the bug, fixed it and pushed v0.87.2. Thanks for the report :)

    @Chuckster - You can't drop items in the lobby. As for chests - I think the easiest fix is to simply not put any chests in the lobby ;)

    @Jeffrey Morelos - Your config.yml is not well-formed. You have one or more tabs in there, and YML does not like tabs. Replace all your tabs with 4 spaces, and it will work :)

    @BangL - Change it to creepers: 0 :)
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    OK so:
    Suggestion, can you make it so that only mobs from MobArena are allowed inside the Arena? My server (The Plague) has a system where when you kill a mob, it has a chance to split into more mobs and we thought it would mess up the waves.
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    hey, i got a problem, maybe you can help me, first excuse my english, i´m german.
    first i want to say, that plugin is awesome, thanks for posting.:)
    when i try to set up the rewards, the server can´t load mob arena, because the : -.-
    here´s my log:
    22:48:24 [SCHWERWIEGEND] Could not load 'plugins\MobArena.jar' in folder 'plugin
    mapping values are not allowed here
    in "<reader>", line 16, column 38:
    ... armor: 298,299,300,301rewards:
    ^(<--this must be under the : , its so in my log)

    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.scanner.ScannerImpl.fetchValue(ScannerImpl.java:74
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.scanner.ScannerImpl.fetchMoreTokens(ScannerImpl.ja
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.scanner.ScannerImpl.checkToken(ScannerImpl.java:18
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.parser.ParserImpl$ParseBlockMappingKey.produce(Par
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.parser.ParserImpl.peekEvent(ParserImpl.java:163)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.parser.ParserImpl.checkEvent(ParserImpl.java:148)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeMappingNode(Composer.java
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeNode(Composer.java:160)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeMappingNode(Composer.java
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeNode(Composer.java:160)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeMappingNode(Composer.java
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeNode(Composer.java:160)
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.composeDocument(Composer.java:12
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.composer.Composer.getSingleNode(Composer.java:105)

    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.constructor.BaseConstructor.getSingleData(BaseCons
    at org.yaml.snakeyaml.Yaml.load(Yaml.java:264)
    at org.bukkit.util.config.Configuration.load(Configuration.java:73)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPlugin.initialize(JavaPlugin.java:158)
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.loadPlugin(JavaPluginLoader.j
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugin(SimplePluginManager.
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.loadPlugins(SimplePluginManager
    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.loadPlugins(CraftServer.java:85)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.e(MinecraftServer.java:217)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.a(MinecraftServer.java:204)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.init(MinecraftServer.java:144)
    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:259)
    at net.minecraft.server.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:394)
    22:48:24 [INFO] Done (0,120s)! For help, type "help" or "?"
    when you can help me i´ll be really happy:(
    i need help please!
    ps: when you can´t help me, maybe you can give me your properties? then i can change it for me :3
    i shot this trough google to hope that it´s a bit readable XD
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    thank you!
    great plugin btw. :)
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    @Legolas75893 - Not any time soon, I'm afraid :(

    @eremanda - Your config-file is ill-formed. Try to edit it using Notepad (Windows), nano (Linux), TextEdit (Mac), and make sure you never use tabs. There may be issues with linebreaks as well. It looks like it's all formatting issues.
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    hey, thanks, ill try it :D

    hrm, i got the same problem, the : isn´t allowed. i´ll go off till tomorrow, i dont know what happens there :S
    maybe you can give me the properties? or somebody else?

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 16, 2016
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    Promoted to Plugin Dev.
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    1 question, only ops can use the sign u know what to do about that?
  11. what happens if you drop your class stuff in the lobby and re-choose your class?
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    You can't drop your stuff in the lobby Streammz. The other items disappear if you choose another class too.
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    Ok, its working great so far. But i have found an annoying abusable bug:

    When u join and leave again without starting the game, u keep all the given class-items :S
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    Maybe you should add something so wee can ban a player from the games... Because i got 1 that abused it and lagged the server down...

    or something if no mobs get killed the game will end...
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    i love this plugin provided hours of fun on my server :D
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    Updated to v0.87.3
    Fixed players being able to leave and keep their class items. It seems like every bugfix generates new bugs at the moment :(

    @eremanda - Delete your config-file and reload your server plugins. This will auto-generate a working config.yml, which you can edit if you want, but make sure it's well-formed. I don't know what you did to get that error, but try again :)

    @Streammz - Drop events are cancelled while in the lobby, so it shouldn't be possible to drop class items.

    @BangL - It seems this bug was introduced in v0.87.2. It is fixed now :)
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    Hey there ^^
    i have a problem or im ryll silly, but how can i change the number of waves and so on? Every time im stuck at 4 Waves
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    @robynus - Are you using the latest build of CraftBukkit (818, or 803 will work too), and are you using at least version 0.87 of MobArena? If not, please update everything. If you get stuck at wave 4, that means something went wrong with the special waves. Maybe there is another plugin interfering with the spawner (something that prevents certain monsters from spawning?). Anyhow, can you please post the exception in the server window, if any (and in code-tags, please :)).
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    when i add a premade arena (/ma dooooo it hippie monster) i join the arena, and it says get ready for wave 1, then nothing spawns. it just moves directly to wave 2. help?
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    Ahh allright, i have to update my bukkit thx ^^
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    when i reach half life it says i died and kicks me out..am i missing something?
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    @kinkerjew - First of all, do you have "spawn-monsters" set to "true" in your server.properties? Second, do you get any exceptions in the server window?

    @Cowmaster - Creepers are extremely powerful in MobArena. It's a feature, not a bug! (Actually it is a bug, and I'm trying to figure out how to fix it. I may have a very good solution lying around, but it needs thorough testing.) Try setting creepers: 0 in your config-file, and see if the problem persists.
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    well im still getting the bug that if a player logs off while in the lobby they keep all their class items :( and leave the lobby
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    why did i get the rewards after dieing and not in the fight...
    i want to get every 2 waves something
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    thank you :-*
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    Also, at round 4, i think wolves were supposed to come out..but nothing spawned
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    @Chuckster - I've tried /ma leave, I've tried [Esc] -> Disconnect, I've tried killing javaw.exe (forcing endOfStream), and I never keep the items when I log back in. I really don't know what is going on with your setup, and I can't seem to figure out what could be causing this other than interfering plugins, an old CB build, or an old MobArena version. Are you testing on the latest of both?

    @PinkHell - The rewards are granted when the arena ends. They are not meant to be "bonuses" for use inside of the arena, although now that I think about it, that could be a really nice idea too! *jots it down* Anyway, "every 2 waves" just means that every 2 waves, you will get a reward added to a list of items that will be handed out at the end of the arena.

    @BangL - [redflower]

    @Cowmaster - Every fourth wave is a special wave - it isn't always wolves. It could be slimes, zombie pigmen, powered creepers, and more. Are you running an old version of CraftBukkit (before 803), an old version of MobArena (before 0.87), do you have any plugins that manipulate monster spawning, and finally, do you get any exceptions in your server window? Help me help you :)
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    I'm runnin 818, d/led MobArena for the first time today, v0.87.3 the only mob spawn mod is spawncreature that lets me spawn mobs on command. I used the auto generate command to build the arena, and just tested it alone.
    Round 4 still has no mobs spawning, and yes, i confirmed that when creepers hit me..i die regardless of how much hp i had. There were no errors in the console.

    Can i modify the config to add angry wolves instead of creepers?
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    1) Any chance you could get multi-world support? (Made the mistake of making a really sweet arena on World 2, set it all up, typed /ma join and ended up in the ground on world 1... lol)

    2) Perhaps permissions (this builds into point 3) so that other people can make arenas.

    3) Being able to have multiple arenas. This seems to only allow 1 set at a time. So perhaps /ma join arenaname or /ma remove coords arenaname.
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    How 'bout adding BAD WOLVES!!!
    BTW this plugin is f***ing sick dude!
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    ok i hope you will add my wish :)

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