[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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    @brord Yes our Arena is in a Skylands World :D
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    im still getting an error where when the ppl type in /ma join, they keep on falling.... and the chunk wont genertate
    and if they select a class, they type /ma leave, and they keep the items...
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    @mnopjh - I'm still waiting for you to follow the Troubleshooting-steps in the main post.
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    where can i get an older version ? because i'm in #935
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    @Bonkerz - You can't, sorry. Maybe some friendly souls have an older version backed up somewhere, but I can't give you one. What reason do you have to use 935 over 953?
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    because my server had a special launcher, we are going to stay in 1.6.6 a longter time..
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    Where are your old Versions? i need a version that has the old simple setup
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    why does it says this area isnt set up yet?
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    I have tried to add Woodcutter: items: iron_axe, wood:2 leaves:3 72:2, gold_sword armor: 304,305,303,302 Builder: items: diamond_spade, iron_sword, gravel:2, sand:2, apple:3, fence:2 armor: 305,307,308,309
    to my server config file, it seems all right, but when I do add it /ma is no longer a working command and the Unknown Command error comes up. I added it right after the archer class. If there is such wrong, please point it out quickly. My server is getting angry at me, yet I have to keep it stable enough to not fry my hard drive again. I just would like a brief response on W T F is happening. Thanks in advance, and this is absolutely fabulous. EDIT: The console said it doesn't take the digit value or something of : after woodcutter. this is very odd because : is everywhere.
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    @kizwik use a codeblock and post your whole config. You probably have it ill-formed somewhere, but impossible to see with your messy post.
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    Make sure you have setup the Arena Regions, the Spawn points for the lobby, arena and spectate areas. Also the spawn points for the mobs. Make sure you are not in edit arena mode as the newest version (thankfully) disables the arena you are editing.
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    @gmore70 - Haha! Very nice setup! Video is a tad stuttery though :(

    @GarretSidzaka - The old versions aren't available. I don't support older versions, as I expect people to keep up with the new Minecraft and/or CraftBukkit releases. The new config-file is not that much different from the old one - definitely not so much that you should be asking for an old version just because of that. Just be patient, read the Wiki on how to set everything up, and if you still have questions, just post them here :)

    @tris-broXP - Because you haven't set up the arena yet. Like Blackswordsman says, you need to have the arena region (p1 and p2), the three warp points (arena, lobby, spectator), and one or more spawnpoints set up before you can start the arena.

    @kizwik - Like tuderen says, please post your entire config-file in a CODE-block. Do not simply copy/paste it into a post, because it will be ignored. Use the CODE-block, post your entire config, and make sure you have changed your Woodcutter class' items, such that there are commas (,) between EVERY item. Right now you have "wood:2 leaves:3 72:2", which makes no sense.
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    HEre is the old jar that i found. i rolled back until something can be done wiht the bugs

    Attached Files:

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    the rebuild thing not working, mainly im guessing that the waves hangs after a while and no more monsters appear.

    no erros im seeing other than the usuall "could not pass event x to plugin z" so im not seeing it shit a brick in the console. but i havent been digging deep through my logs... to busy

    can you please make a really quick bash of this code for a quick and easy PVP arena? you are god you are god!!!!
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    Try Banana Chunk that should stop the first problem
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    @GarretSidzaka - Can you please try with the newest build, and post any stacktraces printed in the console so we can resolve the issues you're having? I also need you to try going through the Troubleshooting-steps, because I can't fix any bugs unless I know they're there, and how to reproduce them.
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    Hello, I have a problem with the command "/ dooooo it my hippie monster," When I run this command, it makes me "[MobArena] Command not found". I checked 100 times that I had marked the order without fail every time but it does not.
    Help me please
    ps: I'm french and I do not speak English very well then sorry if there are mistakes
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    @Teki05 it's "/ma dooooo it hippie monster".
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    My members are able to hit the sign to pick class, drop the items inside the lobby, then hit another sign for another class, and accumulate many items before going into the arena to use inside. How can i fix this? They used to not be able to drop items when in the lobby. It wont let me /ma setlobbyregion l1, its an unknown command to MA. Awaiting news on both problems, thanks @garbagemule
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    it happens when the .inv file with a player name already exists in /inventories.
    sometimes it may not be deleted properly

    you have to manualy delete that file and it works.
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    Hello, I have a problem with the command "/ma dooooo it hippie monster" ,When I run this command, it makes me "[MobArena] Command not found". I checked 100 times that I had marked the order without fail every time but it does not.
    Help me please
    ps: I'm french and I do not speak English very well then sorry if there are mistakes​
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    Khan Jal

    Thank you for this awesome plugin! Keep up the good work! My server loves it and we only had it up for a few hours.
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    @Teki05 - The /ma dooooo it hippie monster command was removed from MobArena and replaced by /ma auto-generate <name>. I've just re-added it in a silent update, so if you insist on using it, re-download MobArena and it'll work. Please read the Wiki. It has all the commands listed.

    @KrazyBonez - Re-download MobArena just to be safe. You're most likely using an old version. Players can't drop items in the lobby since v0.92.1. You don't need the lobby region defined, and /ma setlobbyregion [l1|l2] work perfectly fine in v0.92.1. Let me know how it goes.

    @xtyro - Thanks for the details. I should probably add that to the issue, but I was already aware. What I'm not aware of is why it happens in the first place. The inventory files should disappear as soon as players leave the arena (when the inventory is restored).

    @Khan Jal - Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying MobArena! Make sure to post screenshots if you've built your own arena :) I will be making a pirate ship arena for my own server soon, and will be showing it off in here :)

    @fatmarley - Request: No. Arena: VERY nice! Love the obstacles and the lava river :D

    @cirbyfirst - Read the To-do list :)

    @kizwik - Why is it spaced like that? What are you doing? D: Put Woodcutter and Builder on their own lines! What obscure text editor are you using for this? Use a proper one. Notepad++ for Windows, nano for Linux, TextEdit for Mac. Do -not- use regular Notepad, as it is completely messed up when it comes to linebreaks.

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 30, 2020
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    ok thanks
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    REQUEST - Could you make poison air areas? or rounds where they need to wear a pumpkin on their head to avoid poison air damage?

    Or even a version of the mob arena where they have to wear a pumpkin to obscure their view!!!
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    you should make it so if theres a econ plugin you have a chance of getting money.
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    My arena!

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    Mkay. Well, atm it is:
     # MobArena Configuration-file
    # Please go to https://github.com/garbagemule/MobArena/wiki/Installing-MobArena for more details.
        update-notification: true
        enabled: true
        allowed-commands: /list, /pl
            items: stone_sword, bread:6, grilled_pork:4, mushroom_soup, cake:3, cookie:12
            armor: 314,315,316,317
            items: stone_sword, flint_and_steel, netherrack:2, wood_pickaxe, tnt:4, fishing_rod, apple, grilled_pork:3
            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: 298,299,300,301    Woodcutter:      items: iron_axe, wood:2, leaves:3, 72:2, gold_sword        armor: 304,305,303,302    Builder:      items: diamond_spade, iron_sword, gravel:2, sand:2, apple:3, fence:2      armor: 305,307,308,309
                world: world
                enabled: true
                protect: true
                clear-wave-before-next: false
                detonate-creepers: false
                detonate-damage: false
                lightning: true
                auto-equip-armor: true
                force-restore: false
                soft-restore: false
                soft-restore-drops: false
                require-empty-inv-join: true
                require-empty-inv-spec: true
                hellhounds: false
                pvp-enabled: false
                monster-infight: false
                allow-teleporting: false
                player-limit: 0
                repair-delay: 5
                first-wave-delay: 5
                wave-interval: 20
                special-modulo: 4
                max-idle-time: 0
                    spiders: 10
                    creepers: 10
                    skeletons: 10
                    wolves: 10
                    zombies: 10
                    ghasts: 0
                    zombie-pigmen: 10
                    slimes: 10
                    powered-creepers: 10
                    giants: 0
                    humans: 10
                    angry-wolves: 10
                        '7': minecart, storage_minecart, powered_minecart
                        '16': diamond_sword
                        '13': iron_sword, iron_pickaxe, iron_spade
                        '3': feather, bone, stick
                        '10': iron_ingot:10, gold_ingot:8
                        '5': dirt:4, gravel:4, stone:4
    right after the end of archers armor is where straight to the right is where I added them. It appears the same amount of spaces and the correct format.. If you can, please code fix this for me if it is wrong so I can just copy paste it back in correctly.

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