I have a new potato farm, so I moved the villagers to it, I also have a villager farm on the other side of my house (about 35 blocks away from the potato farm). But the farmer doesn't care about the potatoes, he keeps trying to get to the village I am using for breeding? According to the wiki, they will forget the village in like 6 seconds or so as long as they are 32 blocks away from it.

A villager taken more than 32 blocks away from its village boundary will forget the village within about 6 seconds. Whether in a village or not, a villager is never prone to despawning."

  • If you have used any doors in your house you've found the problem.
    – dly
    Aug 24, 2017 at 11:21
  • so, if I take him out on a trip away away from the doors of the villager breeding farm and take him back he gonna try again? And the direct distance between the farm's outer wall and the doors of the other farm is 36 give or take. That is directly going through my house, so they gonna have to walk around which makes it more than 50! What is the hell up with those villagers? Aug 24, 2017 at 11:21
  • @dly removed doors from my house he still trying to get out the farm... Aug 24, 2017 at 11:25

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UPDATE: We can assume that the "village boundary" is not the doors them selves but an area around them, which makes the distance less than 32 blocks and therefore the villager is right to keep trying to go back.

Solved by giving the potato farm its own doors to simulate a closer village.


Notice how your quote says: "more than 32 blocks away from its village boundary ". A village is by default defined as a 32 radius sphere(can be more in certain situations), centered around the center of the village. The center is the average coordinate of all doors.

Your potato farmer is 35 blocks away from your breeder. Do 35 - 32 (subtract the radius of the bounding sphere) and you'll see that your potato farmer is only 3 blocks away from the boundary. The villager must be at least 64 blocks away from your village (radius + distance to forget the village) to have it forget the village.

I wouldn't give the potato farmer its own doors, which was suggested by Denislav Karagiozov. This might cause the village of your breeder to merge with the village of your potato farmer. The village center gets moved and might break your breeder. Instead, I would suggest you to just move your potato farm or your breeder.

  • Well, I gave him the doors anyway, and both farmer and villager farm work. "If it ain't broke don't touch it". Just put the farmer door as far away as possible. Made it through with a technicality. Aug 30, 2017 at 9:38
  • In that case everything is fine I suppose, but in the general case I wouldn't try it.
    – D-Inventor
    Aug 30, 2017 at 17:37

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