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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 Aug 20, 2015 at 00:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @Ordrox: Go

    I think there might be a bug in my code....

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

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  • Avatar of james137137 james137137 Aug 20, 2015 at 00:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @CharelDoesMC: Go

    In progress

  • Avatar of CharelDoesMC CharelDoesMC Aug 16, 2015 at 00:36 UTC - 0 likes

    great plugin! But is there a version for this version of factions? https://www.spigotmc.org/resources/factionsone.9249/ Its like factions but for 1.8. Thank You!

  • Avatar of Ordrox Ordrox Aug 09, 2015 at 16:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi! I've found a lil' bug with the enemy chat.

    You can't use the /fe command to send a message directly to your ennemies OUT of the ennemy channel (/fc e). You can't use /fe if you are in the puplic channel or allied channel (/fc p or /fc a, etc...).

    There's no error, just nothing in sent in the chat, the command is still recorded in the logs. Can you fix this please?

    EDIT: There's something else with the ennemy channel, everyone see it even if factions are not ennemies. I have the feeling that ennemy channel is some kind of a channel PUBLIC 2.

    Last edited Aug 09, 2015 by Ordrox
  • Avatar of james137137 james137137 Jul 12, 2015 at 21:48 UTC - 0 likes

    @fatninjacatmatt: Go

    glad you got it sorted.

  • Avatar of fatninjacatmatt fatninjacatmatt Jul 12, 2015 at 04:37 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2605914>>

    NVM, forgot the " ' "s. Lol. Thanks for an awesome plugin!

    Also, anyone trying for the original faction chat format, try something like this:
      FactionChat: '&a{1}{T}{2}:&r {M}'
      AllyChat: '&d{1}{T}{0} {2}:&r {M}'

    Last edited Jul 12, 2015 by fatninjacatmatt


  • Avatar of fatninjacatmatt fatninjacatmatt Jul 12, 2015 at 04:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey awesome plugin! Is there any way to set it so that instead of seeing "Leader" it says "**"? I tried setting "leader: **" in the conf, but it broke the config saying it was expecting text or numbers. Any way around this? Thanks!

    Last edited Jul 12, 2015 by fatninjacatmatt
  • Avatar of james137137 james137137 Jun 05, 2015 at 01:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @overyde: Go

    Could you update to 1.9.9 (http://dev.bukkit.org/bukkit-plugins/factionchat/files/111-faction-chat-1-9-9/) and repost the error. (if its not fixed)


  • Avatar of overyde overyde Jun 04, 2015 at 11:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Having a problem with all versions of factionchat. Any ideas where I should go from here, i've deleted the whole MStore and factionchat folders, still the same.

    [13:21:13] [Server thread/ERROR]: Error occurred while enabling FactionChat v1.8.6 (Is it up to date?) java.lang.NullPointerException at nz.co.lolnet.james137137.FactionChat.ChatMode.FormatString(ChatMode.java:470) [?:?] at nz.co.lolnet.james137137.FactionChat.ChatMode.initialize(ChatMode.java:28) [?:?] at nz.co.lolnet.james137137.FactionChat.FactionChat.reload(FactionChat.java:141) [?:?] at nz.co.lolnet.james137137.FactionChat.FactionChat.onEnable(FactionChat.java:109) [?:?] at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPlugin.setEnabled(JavaPlugin.java:316) [JavaPlugin.class:1.7.10-1420.104] at org.bukkit.plugin.java.JavaPluginLoader.enablePlugin(JavaPluginLoader.java:368) [JavaPluginLoader.class:1.7.10-1420.104] at org.bukkit.plugin.SimplePluginManager.enablePlugin(SimplePluginManager.java:410) [SimplePluginManager.class:1.7.10-1420.104] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R4.CraftServer.loadPlugin(CraftServer.java:415) [CraftServer.class:1.7.10-1420.104] at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.v1_7_R4.CraftServer.enablePlugins(CraftServer.java:349) [CraftServer.class:1.7.10-1420.104] at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.func_71243_i(MinecraftServer.java:511) [MinecraftServer.class:?] at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.func_71222_d(MinecraftServer.java:485) [MinecraftServer.class:?] at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.func_71247_a(MinecraftServer.java:445) [MinecraftServer.class:?] at net.minecraft.server.dedicated.DedicatedServer.func_71197_b(DedicatedServer.java:336) [lt.class:?] at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.run(MinecraftServer.java:631) [MinecraftServer.class:?] at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [?:1.8.0_40]

  • Avatar of james137137 james137137 Jun 03, 2015 at 00:14 UTC - 0 likes

    @jamisen10: Go


    see http://anderson.lolnet.co.nz:8081/job/FactionChat/36/ for the snapshot to test out (i'll publish it later on dev.bukkit)


Date created
Jan 25, 2013
Last update
Mar 20, 2015
Development stage
  • enUS
MIT License
Curse link
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