Advanced Water Elevator. Works with most mobs too!
Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:40 AM
Then I got this idea. You line the walls of your elevator with signs or ladders every other layer, and place water source blocks inbetween. This lets you swim straight up without any downforce affecting you or mobs, and there is an airpocket every other layer, so you can't drown, and more importantly, the mobs can't drown.
This means you can put your grinder anywhere in relation to your mob spawning tower. It used to be limited from gravity, mobs only flowed downhill. The only mob that doesn't go up the advanced elevator are spiders, they just sit at the bottom. I think because they are just 1 block high, they can't jump from one layer up to the next.
I have a video uploading now with a demonstration and an epic battle. At the end, just before my 10 minute limit, I peak inside the mob tower to show off the elevator.
edit: here is the video
Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:46 AM
Like this? Wouldn't pure water work also, as long as it was short enough to prevent drowning?
Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:48 AM
Posted 29 December 2010 - 09:12 AM
No ladders are, their cheeper and dont get in the way of your sight. Buuuut I guess you could use signs.....
Posted 29 December 2010 - 09:21 AM
Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:09 AM
and they will go up it fine.
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Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:51 PM
So from above you'd have:
The centre being the main hole.
If that doesn't make sense i'll try and find the youtube video i used
Posted 29 December 2010 - 08:58 PM