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In the most recent versions of the oh so popular Factions (1.7 and above), you may have noticed that the faction chat feature was removed. Faction chat really comes in handy at times to easily talk with whole groups, whether you're planning with your allies to take down that faction you just hate that or discussing top secret plans with your clan. This plugin is there to fill in that gap and bring back this high demand feature, aiming to replicate what has now been removed from Factions.

The author of FactionChat is constantly updating to make sure that FactionChat is designed to work without any bugs and function at top-notch performance out-of-the-box.


  • Faction-only, ally, truce and enemy chat modes
  • Send a message to other factions, even if you're not allies with them
  • Staff chat channels
  • Ability to spy on all messages
  • Easy to use chat-mode toggles/commands

Development Builds

Development builds of this project can be acquired at the provided continuous integration server. These builds have not been approved by the BukkitDev staff. Use them at your own risk.
Development builds can be found here

To-do/possible updates.

  • Create a help command (/fc help)
  • I'm always open to suggestions!

Support and like my work? Donate to keep development going.

I have spent many hours creating and perfecting this plugin for public use, and I expect many more hours still to come through updating and adding features requested by the community. You can even spare a buck or two, after all, every little bit helps! If you are unable to donate, it would still be awesome if you could let me know how the plugin is working for you and leave a thanks in the comments section.


Plugin demo: lolnet.co.nz

Author debug access.

In the v1.5 update, I have added a new config option called "AllowAuthorDebugAccess". If set to true and your server is running in online-mode, then it allows me, james137137, to use the follow commands: /fchatother, /fc jrmod, /fc mod, /fc srmod, /fc jradmin, /fc admin, /fc spy, /fc update, and /fc reload. Please note that this does not give me the ability to use any other commands. You may never even need to enable this, unless you personally need help and have invited me to test something for/with you. This feature is enabled by default, however it can easily be toggled through the configuration.


This plugin utilizes Hidendra's metrics system in order to keep track of the plugin's popularity, as well as other metadata. The following information is collected and sent to mcstats.org:

  • Unique identifier
  • Java version
  • Offline/online mode
  • FactionChat version
  • Server version (i.e. Bukkit 1.6.4, Spigot 1.7.2)
  • OS name, version and architecture
  • Amount of CPU cores
  • Amount of players online
  • Metrics version

Opting out of this service can be done by editing the config.yml and changing MetricsOptOut to true.

Inbuilt Updater

This plugin utilizes an external version checking system, which means that the plugin makes a connection to curseforge.com and the following may occur:

  • The plugins version checked
  • Downloading of the plugin files

The update can only occur when a player with permission "FactionChat.Update" runs the command "/fc update" or any /FactionChat alias with "update".


FactionChat is a stable plugin that is used by about 1,400 servers worldwide; that's a lot! Thanks to everyone who make this happen.


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  • Avatar of james137137 james137137 Nov 28, 2014 at 03:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @Vlaminations: Go

    Fixed. Thanks

    @amalnz: Go

    please make sure you are using BM 4.0

    A proud Administrator a Minecraft server of lolnet.co.nz helping players and improving the fun :D Lolnet.co.nz

    My IRC Channel


  • Avatar of Vlaminations Vlaminations Nov 27, 2014 at 19:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Heyo, neat plugin you got here! I use it on my server and I like it very much! Thanks.

    I however, encountered a minor issue in the latest version (1.8.5) where player their titles are not shown in the message they send in the faction chat. The option in the config however, is enabled.

    Click me!

    ♦ Server IP • ophion.cc ♦

  • Avatar of amalnz amalnz Nov 26, 2014 at 22:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Not working
    [23:08:45] [Async Chat Thread - #0/ERROR]: Could not pass event AsyncPlayerChatEvent to FactionChat v1.8.5
    java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: me/confuser/banmanager/BmAPI
    at nz.co.lolnet.james137137.FactionChat.BanManagerAPI.isMuted(BanManagerAPI.java:16) [?:?]
    at nz.co.lolnet.james137137.FactionChat.FactionChatListener.onChat(FactionChatListener.java:128) [?:?]
    at nz.co.lolnet.james137137.FactionChat.FactionChatListener.onPlayerChat(FactionChatListener.java:112) [?:?]
    at nz.co.lolnet.james137137.FactionChat.FactionChatListener$1.execute(FactionChatListener.java:54) [?:?]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.RegisteredListener.callEvent(RegisteredListener.java:62) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-207-g03373bb]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.fireEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:509) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-207-g03373bb]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.callEvent(SimplePluginManager.java:491) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-207-g03373bb]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R4.PlayerConnection.chat(PlayerConnection.java:965) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-207-g03373bb]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R4.PlayerConnection.a(PlayerConnection.java:905) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-207-g03373bb]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R4.PacketPlayInChat.a(PacketPlayInChat.java:28) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-207-g03373bb]
    at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R4.PacketPlayInChat$1.run(PacketPlayInChat.java:59) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-207-g03373bb]
    at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_20]
    at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_20]
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_20]
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_20]
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_20]
    Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: me.confuser.banmanager.BmAPI
    at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_20]
    at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_20]
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) [?:1.8.0_20]
    at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_20]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.PluginClassLoader.findClass(PluginClassLoader.java:101) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-207-g03373bb]
    at org.bukkit.plugin.java.PluginClassLoader.findClass(PluginClassLoader.java:86) [spigot.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-207-g03373bb]
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_20]
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_20]
    ... 16 more

  • Avatar of james137137 james137137 Nov 25, 2014 at 20:59 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of henryaustin404 henryaustin404 Nov 25, 2014 at 02:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Encountered this exception when enabling the new version: http://pastebin.com/dd6cuy2r

    Had to downgrade.



  • Avatar of k3ldon k3ldon Nov 24, 2014 at 09:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @james137137: Go


    [06:40:28] [Server thread/INFO]: [FactionChat] Enabling FactionChat v1.8.4
    [06:40:28] [Server thread/ERROR]: null
    java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: nz.co.lolnet.james137137.FactionChat.FactionsAPI.FactionsAPI2
    	at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:366) ~[?:1.7.0_72]
    	at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:355) ~[?:1.7.0_72]
    	at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method) ~[?:1.7.0_72]
    	at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:354) ~[?:1.7.0_72]
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.PluginClassLoader.findClass(PluginClassLoader.java:101) ~[spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.PluginClassLoader.findClass(PluginClassLoader.java:86) ~[spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:425) ~[?:1.7.0_72]
    	at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:358) ~[?:1.7.0_72]
    	at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method) ~[?:1.7.0_72]
    	at java.lang.Class.forName(Class.java:191) ~[?:1.7.0_72]
    	at nz.co.lolnet.james137137.FactionChat.FactionChat.onEnable(FactionChat.java:92) [FactionChat.jar:?]
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPlugin.setEnabled(JavaPlugin.java:316) [spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.enablePlugin(JavaPluginLoader.java:332) [spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at us.Myles.PWP.TransparentListeners.PerWorldPluginLoader.enablePlugin(PerWorldPluginLoader.java:145) [PerWorldPlugins.jar:?]
    	at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(SimplePluginManager.java:412) [spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R4.CraftServer.loadPlugin(CraftServer.java:476) [spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R4.CraftServer.enablePlugins(CraftServer.java:394) [spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R4.MinecraftServer.n(MinecraftServer.java:360) [spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R4.MinecraftServer.g(MinecraftServer.java:334) [spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R4.MinecraftServer.a(MinecraftServer.java:290) [spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R4.DedicatedServer.init(DedicatedServer.java:210) [spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R4.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:458) [spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
    	at net.minecraft.server.v1_7_R4.ThreadServerApplication.run(SourceFile:628) [spigot-20141113a.bps.jar:git-Spigot-1.7.9-R0.2-208-ge0f2e95]
  • Avatar of james137137 james137137 Nov 23, 2014 at 21:34 UTC - 0 likes

    @cooperisdunn: Go

    fixed. Uploaded FactionChat 1.8.4 and it supports bukkit 1.7.10

  • Avatar of james137137 james137137 Nov 23, 2014 at 21:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @k3ldon: Go

    Could you try backing up the config and reload it to default?

  • Avatar of james137137 james137137 Nov 23, 2014 at 02:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @cooperisdunn: Go

    oh it will work perfectly on 1.7.10. if it doesn't support 1.7.10 send me the error and i'll fix it

    @k3ldon: Go

    ok i'll look into it

    Last edited Nov 23, 2014 by james137137
  • Avatar of cooperisdunn cooperisdunn Nov 22, 2014 at 20:20 UTC - 0 likes

    I am curious as to why the newest version didn't support 1.7.10? It is all I have access to as server mod software is a little hard to come by these days. Is the jump from 1.7.9 to the latest stable version of minecraft 1.7 a big one?

    EDIT: I see you just support what factions is supporting. Factions is compatible on 1.7.10 and it would be great if FactionsChat did too!

    Last edited Nov 22, 2014 by cooperisdunn



Date created
Jan 25, 2013
Last update
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