Please Help. I made an XP grinder out of a skeleton spawner in survival 1.6.2(the only mods im using are reis minimap and optifine). The room is completely dark and nearby caves are lit and when using it i stand a few blocks away from the spawner with glass seperating me from the spawning area. The spawning area is 9 by 7 by 5 blocks. For all i know im doing everything correctly but after a couple minutes the skeletons stop spawning completely with only 10-15 or so skeletons in the area(The spot where i kill them). After i kill all of the skeletons they start spawning again.
Please tell me what i could do to change this so the skeletons continue to spawn or if something in the game changed or if there is a limit to the amount of mobs that can spawn in the area ( one of my main theories).
Any feedback would be appreciated sorry for the long post.
how far because ive moved them 4 blocks away from the spawing area?
That's a little too close. Maybe 10 blocks away?
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The Minecraft spawner will count any mob within a 8x2x8 area around the spawner. (8 wide, 2 high, 8 long) You also have to be within a 16 block radius to spawn mobs from a spawner. It will also not spawn more mobs if there are 6 or more hostile mobs within that 8x2x8.