I have a slime farm on my server and the farm has a cow and chicken farm almost on top of it, so the entity count is really huge. Will that affect the slime spawns or is it only hostile mobs that can affect slime spawning?
It's simple .. If a block is occupied by another monster or animal, nothing else could spawn there. But if you have your farm way below the cows and chickens (Cartoon Network) and those animals are in the same chunk and still appearing in F3 (entities), than Slime's spawning rate could be affected because of the limit of entities MC allows you to have at the same time. So .. test it out! If Slimes do spawn less than usual, try to move your cows and chickens to a place so those entities won't appear anymore in the F3 analysis when you'r at you Slime Farm.
Question: Can item hoppers and droppers be used with a slime farm? So.. let's say I want to put water for suffocating them then have the slimeballs fall into the dropper then into the hopper and then I could have it just land in front of me? I'm just curious if it is possible because I kind of get tired of going back down and killing then getting a little hurt by the big and medium ones.