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#1

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:20 AM

I've been exploring my world for a few days now, but I can't find any cows. I'm temporarily living in a village in the desert, but I frequently visit Tiaga, grassy, forested, and mountain biomes - tons of pigs and sheep, really tons of them, found some wolves, but no cows. I kill all the pigs I find, hoping the cows will spawn, but no luck so far. The wiki doesn't tell me which particular biomes are supposed to spawn cows, so I don't really know if I should seek out some other biome. (Come to think of it, I'm not sure I've even found chickens yet.)
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:22 AM

Not really a specific one, but I seem to find them in plains and forests.
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#3

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:32 AM

In beta I never had trouble finding them. I'm kind of wondering if something changed regarding spawn rates or locations since then.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:10 AM

I've had trouble finding them sometimes as well... I "typically" find them in extreme hills or on the edge of a plain next to a swamp, or in a swamp.

#5

warpig21497

Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:24 AM

I think there needs to be more animal spawns considering the fact that when animals spawn with world generation and no new animals ever respawn and then you always die of hunger

#6

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:20 PM

View Postwarpig21497, on 08 March 2012 - 11:24 AM, said:

I think there needs to be more animal spawns considering the fact that when animals spawn with world generation and no new animals ever respawn and then you always die of hunger

Y U NO GET WHEAT?

but indeed, to few animal...
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boomruby
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:03 PM

Wait. Animals only spawn with world generation now? If you kill all the pigs in an area, they aren't replaced?
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:35 PM

Nope it was replaced with Breeding

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boomruby
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:38 PM

View PostTempus64, on 08 March 2012 - 05:10 AM, said:

I've had trouble finding them sometimes as well... I "typically" find them in extreme hills or on the edge of a plain next to a swamp, or in a swamp.
I explored until I found a swamp biome, and found my first herd of cow. And I do mean cow. One. Dang, not much I can do with that! LOL
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:34 PM

View Postboomruby, on 08 March 2012 - 07:38 PM, said:

I explored until I found a swamp biome, and found my first herd of cow. And I do mean cow. One. Dang, not much I can do with that! LOL

lol... go back later again and again.. despite what others have said, I've depopulated areas of certain mobs and when I've gone back later there's been more. The way I read the wiki, they'll only spawn in certain chunks but will continue to do so.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:41 AM

I read somewhere that they only spawn in extreme hills, and swamps. Occasionally I also find them in forests, and jungles.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:50 AM

Wow, the exact opposite is happening to me. I am on cow overload. Every time I explore my jungle that I live in, I rescue a bunch of cows from being stuck in trees.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:56 AM

View Postboomruby, on 08 March 2012 - 06:03 PM, said:

Wait. Animals only spawn with world generation now? If you kill all the pigs in an area, they aren't replaced?

View Postlemonszz, on 08 March 2012 - 06:35 PM, said:

Nope it was replaced with Breeding

Animals do very rarely spawn after world generation... ^^
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#14

greggster990

Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:53 AM

I find a lot of cows in the tundra and ice plains biomes.

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#15

KeenCoyote

Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:24 AM

Every Biome except, Deserts, Oceans and Mushroom Island.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 05:28 AM

View Postboomruby, on 08 March 2012 - 06:03 PM, said:

Wait. Animals only spawn with world generation now? If you kill all the pigs in an area, they aren't replaced?

that's right that is why you breed them
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#17

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:28 AM

View Postlemonszz, on 08 March 2012 - 06:35 PM, said:

Nope it was replaced with Breeding

Do wild animals reproduce and repopulate...?

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#18

Czar_Yoshi

Posted 31 March 2013 - 06:51 AM

The Wiki seems not to want to tell me about passive mob spawns, but I can testify from my experience that they will respawn.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:05 PM

Finding cows is often a problem for me too- but I generally find large numbers in Extreme hills and swamps.

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#20

MCCowKiller

Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

I found it hard to find my cows as well but then I found 2 of them on the border of a plains and jungle biome so just go and explore and eventually you will find some