TL;DR: What are the elements that are different from a server with view-distance 32 compared to a server with 12 (or something else), except for the fact that you can see further?
Explanation: So I bought a new server and set up a max view-distance. It is amazing and a much better experience, but I wonder how this affects the world.
What I know until now (always talking from the server side): - If your view-distance is set to 4 and you stand 5 chunks away from your corn, it will not grow (because the server doesn't render that chunk). - Mobs will despawn 128 blocks away from the player. - The bigger your view-distance, the more traffic you server creates.
If your view-distance is set to 32, will corn grow if a player stays 31 chunks away from his corn-field? Will the server just send more static junks which he hasn't to "manage" until some player gets near it? If you can only partly answer, that's totally fine too. But please don't answer based on assumptions.