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I started a SkyBlock on MineCraft Windows 10 edition and built a mob trap. It is just a basic canal design, but for some reason, it is not working properly. it sometimes works slowly when I'm far away from it, but when I'm standing right by it, it won't work at all. I've tried making it 24-45 blocks high.

Can anyone tell me what's wrong with It? I really need some bones. right outsideInside

  • I am not familiar with Win10 edition, so here are just some things I'd check from my Java edition experience: 1) make sure all spawning floors are between 24 and 32 meters from your position. Mobs don't spawn closer than 24 and don't move farther than 32. 2) make sure mobs are not afraid of ledges (mobs won't jump off a 3 meter ledge, line the canals with trapdoors open downwards, as those seem walkable to mobs) – Orc JMR Sep 4 '15 at 5:44
  • I checked the room when it was at 24 and 30 but no mobs were spawning in there at all so it's not a problem with the ledge – ConstantCanadian Sep 4 '15 at 15:56
  • I'm pretty sure that mob spawning works differently between the PC and Pocket editions... Correct me if I'm wrong, but it's very similar to how spawning worked in Alpha. – aytimothy Sep 5 '15 at 9:03
  • I didn't play the alpha so I don't know how spawning worked in the alpha – ConstantCanadian Sep 5 '15 at 15:06
  • @aytimothy What do you mean by Alpha behavior? If you mean the "bailout clause", then SkyBlock environment is actually ideal for that algorithm. Even with 0,0 chunk sorting bug SkyBlock won't be affected. As far as I can see from the wiki and several forum threads, nothing has changed regarding 24 meter sphere and light level. – Orc JMR Sep 6 '15 at 5:49
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This is how it is intended to work; mobs do not spawn within a 24 block radius from you, so you need to go over 24 blocks away from your farm.

You should not go further than 128 blocks away from it however, as mobs despawn immediately outside of that radius.

Mob spawning

  • That's why I made the spawner 24 blocks high but it's still not working – ConstantCanadian Sep 6 '15 at 1:36
  • @ConstantCanadian It's pretty much irrelevant how tall the roof is; what matters is how far you are away from the spawning spaces. From the images you have given, you are too close to them. – SirBenet Sep 6 '15 at 10:06
  • i thought I could just stand outside of the trap and they would still spawn – ConstantCanadian Sep 9 '15 at 1:20
  • @ConstantCanadian Whether or not you're inside or outside of the trap, you need to be 24 blocks away from the spawning spaces. – SirBenet Sep 9 '15 at 16:12

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