[Minecraft] Mob trap design

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[Minecraft] Mob trap design

New postby 3ICE on Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:48 pm

Based on a video (wSCutiy1hi4) by EthosLab on youtube.
I'm building it in the sky right now (multiplayer).
I plan to repeat the design stacked 5 times on top of each other for better spawn rates.

Each layer is 5 blocks thick horizontally and takes up 19x19 in the vertical dimensions:
  1. Floor (also acts as roof for the previous level)
  2. Water flows on this level
  3. Spawning pad level is elevated from the water to prevent mobs from jumping back on them
  4. And finally two air spaces...
  5. ...for the mobs to spawn.

Here is the floor plan. 1 pixel = 1 block:
MineCraftMobTrapFloorPlan.png
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Zoomed for your convenience:
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Legend:
The outer wall:
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Water flows:
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From the source:
Water Source.png
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To the hole:
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Each spawning pad is 3x3 with...
Spawning pad.png
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A half slab in the middle to prevent spiders from spawning:
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Re: [Minecraft] Mob trap design

New postby 3ICE on Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:32 pm

I am suffering from a bug in SMP, which causes zero mobs to spawn due to a lightning glitch. (Basically the server thinks the light level is 15 when it's actually 0 all around. The sun somehow shines in through the blocks. Even at night. Scary.)

First, I am going to try thickening the walls where I originally intended to cut blocks to save on materials. (Mainly at the diagonal walls, I made them as thin as possible.) Then if that doesn't help I'll encase the entire spawning system in stone. (Quick any easy to do with water+lava.)

If both attempts fail, I will assume it happens because I built it at sky limit, at height 128(-3). Then I would have to tear it down and rebuild it closer to the ground. Worst case scenario: below height 64. Hopefully it doesn't come to that!
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