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and i have good news to report ^^
remember how i mentioned traveling out to find a new location to build another mob trap... well that didn't happen, A.D.D kicked in and i started renovating my house, and building a laboratory instead. *thumbs up*
when i finished all that fun stuff, i started thinking about how Xuro fixed his mob grinder and spent some time looking around at the cave systems under my original trap. Then i remembered i had about a house full of storage chests packed full of dirt from a previous project and said to myself "F**K it, im just going to fill it all in." And i did... took me about 16 hours WITH my x-ray vision texture pack on to fill in each and every cave (with the exception of the lava pools at the very bottom) in the 144x144x...um.. however deep it is from sea level to just above lava. whatever!
in short, its all solid, so nothing can spawn anywhere BUT in my trap... or squids spawning in the ocean, but they're cool, so they can do that. =]
after i finished, i tried it out.. mobs spawned like before... then stopped after 15mins... after cussing for a few minutes, turned around and saw a bunch of spiders stuck in my filter, clogging it up. Then remembered about the new spawn cap... SO i installed a new spider filter. If anyone thinks of Johnny Cash when they see this, your awesome.
HAHA spiders! HAHA! (note, this kind of filter is for if you don't want much thread.)
after installing that, spiders no longer gave me grief, and mobs spawned and spawned and spawned and spawned!
after a ruff calculation, im getting approximately 500 items/hour. Which i am absolutely happy about. And no sign of slowing down so far after waiting 2 hours!
So as a reassurance to what Xuro has already solved, IF ANY OF YOU are having the problem of having mobs not spawn for you, you have to make sure they can't spawn anywhere but IN your trap in at least 144x144 range around your afk spot. Also, spiders clogging up your trap will also stop other mobs from spawning, so devise a way to kill them too. GOOD LUCK!
- took a little over 6 large storage chests full of dirt to fill in all the caves.
- whenever i see a cave now, i have a unnerving subconscious need to try and fill it in now.
- decided to use some diamond tools.... and OH MY GOD!
- mobs in water and touching fire constantly get set on fire, taking a steady stream of damage... its funny.
- very funny.
First off, Congratz on finally getting your trap fully operational! (SW reference there :biggrin.gif:)
.Unfortunately, I don't know if spiders are clogging my trap or not. if they are, then I don't notice it much. but I do get string....
.again, Unfortunate as it is, I can't seem to figure out how to post the screenshots I took of my trap/chute to death etc.
.16 hours is a lot of time, and that was a lot of dirt.
.told you diamond tools were good :tongue.gif:
and this information helps clarify what the issue is, however, This is not yet conclusive, and does not explain farmland animals not spawning as much.
great work :tongue.gif: lol
Ima add ya as a friend so if I find a nother prob, I can ask you about it :smile.gif: