Hey all. Long-time lurker, first-time poster here. I checked the wiki and did some searching here on the forums but I didn't see anything concrete, so I figured I'd put this out there and see what kind of responses I received:
How much of a fall (in terms of number of blocks) must a mob take in order to ensure that it dies? Also, what are the affects of water of different depths on this? I've built my base into a mountain that almost rubs up against the maximum build height (the trees on top of it flatten out) and have dug a huge-ish hole in the center all the way down to sea level (pics are forthcoming). The idea is that mobs that spawn on the top of the mountain will randomly plummet to their deaths, mainly for my viewing enjoyment. Being that this hole is open to the sky, one imagines that "rain" would fall down it, so I'd like to put a small pond 1 block deep at the bottom (maybe I'll play with currents to have any drops delivered someplace, maybe not -- I haven't decided). My hope is that this 1 block deep pond doesn't allow for mobs to survive.