Posted 05 March 2012 - 08:48 AM
the spawn area on my SMP server (vanilla) is quite dead as its running since 0.2.4. My plan is to bring some villagers there and repopulate the area.
The next non-dead village is about 2500 blocks away. I secured the village and began to build a fenced way towards my spawn. I plan to build little villages every 500 blocks to let them rest and breed.
Now the problem is: They don't move along my fenced way. I cut two of them off the main village and forced them into the fenced way, but its extremely difficult to move them. I can run towards them and move them one or two blocks and build more fence behind me so they move along very slowly, but even this is really difficult with two villagers, because i mostly get only one to move.
Any suggestions how to handle these villagers, how to transport them over large distances? I thought about letting them get chased by a Zombie to speed them up, but my first attempts failed. They just panicked in the corner, trying to get to the village, not along my way (opposing direction)...
Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:00 AM
not yet, i tried to make a more resource-friendly approach. because 2500 distance (diagonally, unfortunately) costs a load of iron :/
Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:52 AM
maybe i could, but i'd like to stay completely legit on this server. SMP, no mods, no tricks
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:38 PM
I guess I'm lucky that the village is only 1600 out in one direction; but thats still quite a distance.
(Even more lucky that the village is on top of an abandoned mine, a sign perhaps?)
Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:14 PM
I can't belive how much work I invested in leading the villager from one village to my own. And now I invent stuff to kill them =/.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:10 PM
I tried water currents first, but i had big trouble getting the villagers into the stream, so i gave up on that. I tried throwing snowballs at them and indeed, they move, but they stop when they run towards a higher block. Even throwing more stuff on them doesn't make them jump on that block. Maybe i should have tried a bit harder, but i gave up on that, too.
I finally used the minecart method. Getting them into it is really easy if you build the start of the track in front of their favorite house in the village. They usually hang around the entry when the night is over. Pushing them into the cart is fairly easy, moving the cart works perfectly (and 1 block height differences are no showstopper anymore).
It stays resource-hungry, though. I'm gonna remove the already used tracks and reuse them. Hint for removing tracks: Use a bucket of water and they'll jump off the ground really fast.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:25 PM