I build this creeper farm with a cat and waterflow mechanics to farm gunpowder but I cant find a good spot to afk in.
here is a screenshot of the place, I've put carpets to prevent spiders from spawning and I've put wooden trapdoors on top so only creepers can spawn in here.
The cat in the middle scares the creepers that then fall in the water stream and get taken to a magma block which kills them in about 20 seconds.
It's built under the ocean and I've lit up the caves surrounding the farm so spawn rate should be good.
When I come close to the area and enter the farm I get a few creepers spawning and then it all shuts down.
I've tried standing here -
which is about 30-ish blocks away from the center of the farm
and I've tried standing on top of it like this
I've been afk for hours but no creepers spawn.
I know that mobs will not spawn more than 128 blocks away from a player, and if they are 32-128 blocks away from a player they will start to randomly spawn and despawn. The optimal distance I thought would be around 30-ish but the creepers aren't spawning.
Does anyone have any idea why they don't spawn at all and at what distance I should be AFK in order to get it to run?