I'm playing 1.14.2, and I'm trying to figure out why my cactus grows faster when more chunks are rendered. My house is about 20 seconds away by running. Here is the numbers:
- Player is in house
- 16 chunks rendered gives 5 cactus in 10 min
- 32 chunks rendered gives 17 cactus in 10 min
- Player is next to farm
- 16 chunks rendered gives 27 cactus in 10 min
- 32 chunks rendered gives 22 cactus per 10 min
The 27->22 for being next to the farm might be from randomness or render distance affecting ticks.
The strange thing is that only 5 cactus gets created, even though the farm is visible to me; so shouldn't the farm also be rendered? Does anyone know why increasing the chunks rendered, although not increasing the farm's visibility, increases the cactus from 5->17?
I've considered that maybe, although visible, most of my farm isn't actually active because the game has a different mechanic for cactus growth.