Minecraft - Tutorial: Practical Mob System





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Published on Aug 7, 2012

This tutorial teaches you how to build my practical hostile mob system.

Pros: Compact, Easy, Quick, & Cheap to build. Doesn't cause block updates that would cause lag to your game. Works well in SMP.
Cons: Lower efficiency. Mobs are not forced off spawning pads so they may get stuck.

Mobs will not spawn within 24 blocks of your player.
Mobs will despawn if over 32 blocks from your player.
Mobs will go into sleep mode if over 32 blocks from your player.
Mobs will almost instantly despawn if over 128 blocks from your player.
Mobs can spawn in any loaded chunk in light levels 7 or less. Mobs are more likely to spawn in dark areas as they approach light level 0.

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Bill Harris
If anyone is wondering about the resources I counted 722 Blocks for building and 12 Slabs.
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close your eyes and listen. he sounds like bob ross
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Carlo JUAN
2:07 to start the building tutorial
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Enderman + water?
Watching Zisteau set up a mob spawner in his new SSP series brought me here... This was the first Etho video I ever watched, now over 2 years ago. I can't believe it's been that long haha, and he's been Youtube-ing twice that! Anyway, thanks for the great vids Etho! :)
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Alex Baetsen
how do you make the first platform...?
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I wonder if you built this in the nether if it would me a great zombie pigman farm.. :D
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A Greedy Dragon
The farm no longer works properly, because mobs will no longer walk off of the edge on their own. They will only fall if other mobs nudge them off. If you use this farm in the newest updates it will be highly inefficient. Good for back in the day though. :P
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Etho does this still work in 1.7.4?! Because i built it and in 8 hours it only spawned 2 mobs. Pleeease help i spent so much time on building it
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No mobs spawn for me :/
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