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Do I use TNT to protect the perimeter like claymores? I built a town with no villagers for a bank, library and a blacksmith's shop. I don't want an Iron Golem because there is no villagers to protect. Any Ideas?

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Protect the town from what? –  fredley Apr 18 '13 at 13:28
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why don't you want a golem? a TNT will just scar the area. –  Rapitor Apr 18 '13 at 13:30
    
Mobs don't come from outside your town, they come from darkness. –  SevenSidedDie Apr 18 '13 at 15:12

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If you want to stop mobs spawning in your town, the only thing to do is light it up so that the light level is above 11 for every solid block. The light level of the block you are standing on is visible by pressing F3.

A perimeter wall with an overhang (for spiders) is sufficient to keep all mobs out.

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what is a light level of 11? –  Young Guilo Apr 18 '13 at 13:31
    
@YoungGuilo See the wiki about light and light level - it's a measure of how much light there is at a certain block. Hostile mobs only spawn when the light level is 11 or below. –  fredley Apr 18 '13 at 13:33
    
@NightExcessive I reversed your edit. That feature is part of the NEI mod, not Minecraft itself. –  SevenSidedDie Apr 18 '13 at 20:09
    
@SevenSidedDie I wasn't aware. My apologies. –  NightExcessive Apr 18 '13 at 20:10
    
@NightExcessive No problem! That's why we can all edit these things. I just wanted to let you know why. –  SevenSidedDie Apr 18 '13 at 20:12

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