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I've been playing Minecraft 1.12 Java Edition on PC. I built a simple iron farm with 13 villagers and 24 doors. The farm works perfectly fine and I'm getting a decent rate of iron ingots. To make it work all the time I moved my world spawn point to the coordinates of my iron farm by using the /setworldspawn command. But it's not making any difference, the farm still only works when I'm around and is inactive whenever I'm doing something 100 or so blocks away.

Isn't the farm supposed to work non-stop since I've changed my world spawn point?

  • Why the downvote btw? – SlayerDiAngelo Aug 17 at 16:41
  • Don't worry about single downvotes, they just happen sometimes. Start worrying if you get 3. – Fabian Röling Aug 17 at 21:06
  • Did you go into Nether or End to test this? I think the spawn chunks unload in some versions of Minecraft if there is no player in the Overworld, but I don't remember anymore which ones. – Fabian Röling Aug 17 at 21:08
  • Yes, I did go into the Nether. Is it because the unloading of spawn chunks? The items I drop in the spawn chunks despawn though. – SlayerDiAngelo Aug 18 at 2:49
  • Try just going away really far instead. – Fabian Röling Aug 18 at 5:30

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