PvPManager Plugin for Minecraft
By Nathan Young
Creating any type of Minecraft server can be challenging, especially for those looking to better manage their PvP system. Whether you want factions or prison, player vs player combat is an important aspect of the gameplay. This is primarily for survival game modes, as lootable items serve multiple purposes like upgrading equipment or selling for money. Unfortunately, the Minecraft vanilla combat system isn’t ideal for most players. The main reason is that anyone can leave while fighting, resulting in the other opponent missing out. Another one might include users being killed too fast upon joining a server, especially if they’re brand new to the game mode. Solving these issues leads some to use plugins, with one being called PvPManager. This can easily be installed on your Minecraft server with our panel, taking a few minutes to complete. Once set up, you’ll have full control over the combat mechanics in-game. For instance, configuring the amount of time needed before leaving a fight is possible! There are plenty of other features too, so we’ll be showing you how to install and use the PvPManager plugin in this Apex server panel guide.
How to Download
- Navigate to PvPManager on CurseForge, then click
Filesnear the top.
- Locate your desired
Game Versionin the list below for this plugin.
- Continue to press its three vertical dots on the right and click
- Save this file somewhere easily accessible on your computer for later.
Supporting any plugins on your Minecraft server requires Spigot or Paper to be installed. This is done by selecting them from the Game File area with its corresponding version, and then restarting to generate the needed files. Begin doing this if you haven’t already, then follow along below to start installing PvPManager on the server.
- Head towards your Apex server panel and click
FTP File Accessnear the top left.
- Type your
Passwordin the text box and press the
Loginbutton to gain access.
- Find and enter the
pluginsdirectory, then at the top left corner click
- Proceed to drag and drop the downloaded file into the respective area.
- Wait for this to reach
100%, then return to the main panel to
Once players join the server, the PvPManager plugin will immediately begin working. This is due to its default functionality and features, which are all configurable. We highly recommend becoming a Minecraft server operator to start customizing your gameplay experience with this plugin. Alternatively, using LuckPerms to manage permissions can achieve the same result. More on this later, but in the meantime, you’ll want to explore the possibilities with PvPManager. Features include combat protection for newcomers, boss bars for fights, custom death messages, and more. Let’s begin to go through the basics of PvPManager in the subsections below to get you started with this plugin.
Upon entering the server, all players will receive the “Welcome!” message stating they have 5 minutes of disabled combat.
This happens only once but can be quickly disabled by default users with commands. Otherwise, editing the config file is another option to achieve the same result. This feature protects newcomers from being instantly killed on your Minecraft server. Players might want to lure and trap newbies for items or other reasons, which often happens in factions. Remember, they can use a command to remove this protection from their account. Afterward, they can choose to enable or disable PvP depending on your desired server setup.
While engaging in combat with other players, their character will be outlined in red with a timer on screen. By default, there are only 10 seconds until they can leave the fight. This gets reset upon each hit, meaning logging out in the midst of battle is extremely difficult. There’s also a chat message reminding players they cannot leave while in PvP. Besides this, blood effects show up with every successful hit. This adds to the combat experience but can be disabled in the config just as other settings.
There’s a wide variety of commands to try out with the PvPManager plugin, with some being better than others. We advise reviewing the official wiki to learn more about them. However, we’ll show you three grouped permissions that have useful commands and abilities. These will come in handy when easily setting up your LuckPerms or other plugin ranks.
Starting us off are the administrative features, requiring the pvpmanager.admin permission.
|Command / Ability
|Reloads the entire plugin to apply config changes.
|Provides the player with the ability to override combat in any region or protected land.
|Gives information on a player’s combat settings.
|PvP No Cooldown
|The ability to toggle PvP has no cooldown.
In cases where you want to be exempt from features, use the pvpmanager.exempt permission.
|No Combat Tag
|Exempts the player from being tagged in combat.
|No Combat Log
|Removes the punishment for logging out while fighting a player.
|Allows the user to remain in flight, gamemode, and disguises while in combat.
|No Kill Abuse
|Players repeatedly killing the same person won’t be punished.
Default players should have these features, but is done with the pvpmanager.user permission.
|Allows the user to enable or disable PvP.
|Gives you the ability to check your PvP status.
|Have the power to check another player’s PvP status.
|Shows a complete list of players with enabled or disabled PvP.
|Displays a command list for the plugin.
As for tweaking the configuration of PvPManager, you’ll need to access the FTP panel. This provides you the means to view the plugin files and make changes to them, as we have a built-in editor for your convenience. Once logged into the system, navigate to the following directory: …/plugins/PvPManager. This folder contains all the necessary files, such as
config.yml for core features or
messages.properties for chat texts. Simply press the
Edit button to begin editing them, then click
Save to ensure everything isn’t lost. When you’re finished, restart the server from the main panel or execute the /pvpmanager reload command to apply these changes. Whether you want to disable combat logging or tweak chat messages, you have many options. Keep this in mind when working on your Minecraft server!
An invalid Minecraft server setup can result in the plugin not working properly, such as failing to install Spigot or Paper. However, make sure you’ve uploaded PvPManager’s file into the plugins directory via the FTP panel. Afterward, you should be able to use its features in-game. Contact our Support for more assistance if you’re still having trouble.
Players who use the /pvpoverride or /pvpo admin command are allowed to attack anyone despite their statuses. However, this could also be triggered by a WorldGuard region since there’s compatibility with that plugin.
This is caused by the “Vulnerable” configuration option in PvPManager, as it allows tagged players to fight each other despite protected regions from different plugins. Change this setting to “False” in the config file to resolve the situation.