I have recently built a guardian farm by gnembon which should result in crazy spawn rates, with lots and lots of guardians. Problem is, my farm seems to have a very low spawn rate, and I can't figure out why.
I have seen his update video, about the redstone blocks and the lava, both of which I have fixed in my farm. (Apart from the redstone blocks, I ran out of redstone so I only covered 1/4th of the farm in redstone blocks)
I just figured redstone blocks don't affect spawn rates, they should only affect the way the guardians drop in water.
The only issue was that I haven't lit up any caves around my little room where I afk for guardians. But when I spawned a player to load the chunks, and flew around in spectator mode, I couldn't see extraordinary amounts of mobs capping the mob count.
I have tried everything to fix this, I just can't figure it out. Is there something I have overlooked? I'll include a world download for whoever is interested.
I'm currently playing on Minecraft 1.12.2, but I have done all the 'debugging' of the farm in 1.12. I have some mods installed: optifine, fast leaf decay and inventory tweaks.
Please note that it's my survival world, but I have enabled cheats so you can use different game modes. Also, the area is a big mess at the moment, since I'm still working on it. My main concern was getting the farm working first.
Let me know if I forgot to mention anything! Thanks in advance