Paintball War Edition



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Looking for testers and documenters for the upcoming versions of the rewritten (new) Paintball plugin

Paintball is now more than 3 and a half years old. More than 2 years ago I already started working on a rewrite of Paintball, with the aim of making long wanted features finally possible and hopefully making future additions easier.

Even though I was interrupted multiple times by working on other things (including updates to the current paintball, or other plugins, or completely unrelated projects and activities), the rewrite of Paintball is finally getting closer to a first working version!

However, because this rewrite is basically a complete new plugin with lots of changes, additions and increased complexity compared to the currently available version, I want to get some basic initial feedback first before I start publishing it.

While I don't expect the first published versions of this rewrite to be free of issues, fully functional or ready to be used on public servers, I hope that this will help resolving the biggest issues beforehand, and also that having someone else take a look at the available configuration options and trying to figure out the usage of this plugin will reveal possibilities for some basic improvements, which can be made more easily and with less trouble as long as the plugin hasn't been published yet.

This will hopefully keep the amount of issues and questions below a manageable limit once the plugin gets finally released.

If you are interested in testing out this very early alpha version of the Paintball rewrite and helping me by providing feedback then please contact me via Private Message (PM) here on Please include your skype contact information (you need to be able to write with me in english or german language).

That's it. Thanks already! And please don't wonder if I don't respond to your message instantly. It might take a few days before I start contacting people.

Paintball is a fast paced and action packed multiplayer game.
In the classic TeamDeathMatch mode 2 teams compete against each other to bombard each other with snowballs. Once a player is hit, he's out and automatically leaves the arena and has to wait in the paintball lobby for his mates to finish and the next match to start. In the Paintball lobby you will meet all paintball players, choose your team and wait for enough players, or the end of the last match. When all conditions are met, a countdown starts which announces the next match.

Some license stuff:
Usage on own risk. Do not modify the code. Do not redistribute or copy. Do not use for commercial purposes! Neither direct nor indirect. So this also applies to add-ons used related to this plugin! Make sure, that your "donors" don't get any benefits that can be used related to paintball.
More details on the bottom of this page.


Our main target is to keep this plugin easily integratable on any standard survival server without disturbing the survival feeling. You don't have to dedicate a whole server or world to this plugin!


Paintball is constantly expanding. There are more and more features added which have not much to do with the classic paintball game. But do not panic: According to your personal preferences you can modify or disable most things in the config.yml in the Paintball folder.

  • No client or server modifications or additional plugins are required !
  • Multiple Arenas: Build as many arenas as you like !
  • Complete freedom on what your arena looks like! As Paintball does not care about your arenas borders, your arena can have any shape and layout, as long as it is impenetrable. Simple build some sort of wall around your arena to keep your players inside.
  • Multiple Spawns: Paintball lets you define multiple spawn points for each team (red, blue, spectators) !
  • Automatic-Lobby-Arena-System: The Paintball lobby will automatically rotate through all your ready arenas. No need for administrators to be online !
    Limitation: Currently there can always only run one match at a time.
  • Easy: No complex setup needed ! Only 4 commands and your arena is ready and added to the automatic arena rotation !
  • Mechanism to strictly seperate Survival and Paintball and to prevent "cheating" in and with Paintball.
  • Easy and individually adjustable small Shop, where you can buy ammunition or other special and unique "weapons", gadgets and power-ups with the Paintball-Cash earned during the matches.
  • Ranking: Your players gain points to compete with each other !
  • Various statistics: examples are Points, Cash, Kills, Deaths, Hits, Shots, KD, Accurancy, Teamattacks, Wins and Defeats for each player, each arena and as a whole.
  • Toggleable Killfeed ! Turn it off if it spams you !
  • Most stuff is configurable ! For advanced information click here.
  • Much, much more!

If you are already in love with this plugin, you can take it right here and now!


Easy integration on every survival server!

Our main target is to keep this plugin easily integratable on any standard survival server without disturbing the survival feeling. Players shall not be able to swindle items or gain other advantages over survival players through Paintball.

Config explanation

Here you got some sort of overview what actions are taken to protect the survival-part of the server:

People with the 'paintball.admin' permissions node can bypass some of them.

  • Prevent commands that are not related to Paintball. So player can't teleport or use commands as a benefit.
  • Prevent breaking and placing of blocks.
  • Prevent dropping and picking up items, or dropping the armor.
  • Options to let players only join with full health or hunger so they can't escape during fights.
  • Options to save the players inventory when joining the lobby and restore afterwards.
  • Paintball inventory is cleared when leaving the lobby.
  • Turned off damage and starvation inside the lobby.
  • Many things can be disabled if they create problems with your other plugins.
  • Explosions do no damage to blocks.
  • Only Paintball players receive the Paintball messages. Your other players will not get spammed.

Videos on Youtube!

Check the forum for more videos! -> Click !
Arena settup

Gameplay (of version 1.1.8), with nice explanations and commentory

A french plugin description and video can be found here:

Additional information

Hint about version checking and stats collecting:

This plugin is checking for new updates. This can be disabled in the config with the setting "Server.Version Check".
This plugin is also doing some periodically stats tracking to which helps me to determine how many servers are using it. This can be disabled with the setting "Server.Metrics".
And the plugin is also sending some stats to to maybe prepare for some kind of later serverlist (a list of paintball servers). Currently those data are only stored in a non-public mysql table on my server.

  • This means that this plugin is sending some general information about the minecraftserver, like: ip-adress, port, servername, slots, motd, bukkit version, if server is in onlinemode and if it has whitelist enabled.
  • And some information about paintball like: how many players already played paintball there and if it is an paintball-only server (autolobby enabled) and if the server admin wants the server to be listed at some kind of public server list later, when it is finished.

→Those data are currently only send once every reload.
→ For people who don't want to share these informations with me :(you can en- and disable this in the serverlist config (plugins/Paintball/serverlist.yml) with the setting "post enabled"

Metrics / MCStats:
Metrics /MCStats

For bug reports or fixes for common problems take a look at the Known Bugs page.
Don't spam with your error here !

For a list of ideas and suggestions take a look at the Ideas page!
Feel free to leave a message here!
(How you like it, what you like most, what you like in no way. I'm interested in your opinion!)

Donators Donors

A big "thank you" to everybody who is keeping my motivation up through donations!

Lamont EllingsonMeegacoolman

If you like this plugin, don't spare the effort to Click here to donate any amount which you consider reasonable and/or leave a positive comment!

attention Usage conditions / License

Paintball Server Plugin for Minecraft
by blablubbabc

  • Usage of this software is on own risk. I give no warranty in any kind that this software is working like intended.
  • Do not modify the code! Use it as it is, or don't use it.
  • Do not redistribute or upload it somewhere else. People can always download it for themselves from this page.
  • Do not use for commercial purposes! This also applies to add-ons (other plugins or services for example) which are related to this plugin! Example: Make sure, that your "donors" don't get any benefits that can be used related to paintball.
  • These conditions affect you, unless you have a different agreement with me.

Thank you for respecting these conditions!
If you have any questions on this feel free to contact me.

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  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Jan 18, 2016 at 06:55 UTC - 1 like

    @Redstoneaddict: Go

    I think you either need to left or right click for zooming. However, zooming has always been a 'fragile' feature and there has been quite some minecraft changes. So if zooming is not working for you, the chance are that zooming might not properly work at all anymore in MC 1.8.

  • Avatar of Redstoneaddict Redstoneaddict Jan 17, 2016 at 22:48 UTC - 0 likes

    This is an amazing plugin! There are a crap ton more gadgets then I was expecting (: How do I zoom in with the sniper?

    Turtlez are za best

  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Jan 17, 2016 at 15:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @devioursoul: Go

    I can look into this once the new version of paintball is available. It should be pretty easy to write a small addon which adds this then. ;-)

    @LeftBoy: Go

    Well, you could decrease the players' lives, respawns and the max. round time (also on per-arena basis).
    Or what most servers do: Add some parcour or other activities to the lobby, so they have something to do while waiting.

  • Avatar of LeftBoy LeftBoy Jan 17, 2016 at 14:55 UTC - 0 likes

    @blablubbabc: Go

    1 fight lasts 3 minutes, my players are impatient :D

  • Avatar of devioursoul devioursoul Jan 17, 2016 at 12:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Overall love the plugin, and has served me for quite a while now. What I would love to see is the following.

    A leader-board just like this one.

  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Jan 16, 2016 at 22:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @chocks10: Go

    By default the lobby cycles through your arena's after each match. But there is also arena voting, and you can switch to random arena rotation.

    @LeftBoy: Go

    Because it was orignally expected that more players per match would mean more fun. So splitting the available players into different matches would defeat the potential for matches with as large numbers of players as possible.
    Also the matches weren't expected to take long, so the potential waiting time in the lobby seemed bearable for the players.

    However, in the future version of paintball (the paintball rewrite) you will be able to create multiple lobbies. Each lobby is still only able to play one match at a time, however with multiple lobbies you can achieve multiple matches at a time nevertheless.

    Last edited Jan 16, 2016 by blablubbabc
  • Avatar of LeftBoy LeftBoy Jan 16, 2016 at 13:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Good plugin, but why it haven't multi-arenas? Why players have to wait when battle will be finish on the arena?

  • Avatar of chocks10 chocks10 Jan 15, 2016 at 02:38 UTC - 0 likes

    wait.. it's a good plugin but i dont know how to run multiple arenas? do i need to do everything again or does it cycle through it when i do /pb join??? i am a bit confused please help!

  • Avatar of NinomotoMoviesYT NinomotoMoviesYT Jan 13, 2016 at 22:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @blablubbabc: Go

    Oh I only have 1 thanks :)

  • Avatar of blablubbabc blablubbabc Jan 13, 2016 at 21:29 UTC - 0 likes

    @NinomotoMoviesYT: Go

    You probably don't have enough ready arenas setup for voting to properly work. You need at least 3 ready arenas, so that when a match in one arena is started there are still 2 remaining ready arenas you can then vote between (the last arena is excluded from the vote).

Would you be interested in being able to use Paintball's unique weapons and gadgets in matches of the plugin 'BattleArena'?

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