These are some of the most frequent questions about the plugin, configuring it, and changing different arena settings. Please make sure your issue isn't listed here before contacting us for help!
What's the difference between Matches and Events?
The primary difference is how they are started by default, and how you join.
- Matches have a waiting queue, and the competition will start when enough people have joined.
- Events are usually started by an Admin or Operator, where there is an announcement and a phase where people can join.
What makes it tricky is there are a lot of options to start both in different ways.
- Matches can be started with
defaultOptions.matchEnableForceStart: truewhich will make the game start after a set time as long as the minimum number of teams have joined.
- Events can be started with
defaultOptions.allowPlayerCreationwhich allows them to auto start their own events.
- Events can also skip the join phase by enabling a ready block
How do I make leaderboards?
You need the BattleTracker plugin, BA's sister plugin that handles PVP and PVE deaths and interactions. This also allows for leaderboard signs, ELO, rankings, and more!
Where it says Player1 ,how do I make it so they start of with 1200 rating?
For ELO calculations and statistics, you need the above mentioned BattleTracker plugin.
How do I enable player ranking, and /arena top?
See both above points about BattleTracker.
My server crashed and players lost their items. What can I do to fix it?
There is a backup inventory saving system in place that stores the players inventories so you can restore them in the event of a mishap or error. See the Debug pagefor a list of commands and options.
How do I change who gets messages?
There is a section in the
config.yml (see Config) that manages and handles server and player messages.
I don't want participants to drop their items. What can I do?
Customization section of the sidebar for info on how to manage arena settings. Particularly the Spawns page.
I want to change how many people can play. What can I do?
You change these by changing the options
nTeams (number of teams), and
teamSize (how many players per team, 1 for solo). See the Stage Settings page.
Where is the list of item enchants!!!!??
See the following page for Enchantment Types & Info.
How do you change the number of players in a match?
Check out the Stage Settings Help Page - See the Stage Settings page.
How do you make a arena were people bring their own equipment?
You take out the option
clearInventory from both these stages,
onComplete. Complete example with players bringing their own equipment:
### Skirmish skirmish: enabled: true prefix: "&b[Skirmish]&e" preReqs: options:  onStart: options: [teleportIn, pvpOn] onComplete: options: [teleportOut]