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#1

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

I've been trying to make an iron golem farm,but it just doesn't seem to spawn at all.Could anyone show me their iron golem farm creations for me to use as a guide?Or just give me dimensions to building a farm.Thanks in advance.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

Iron Golems don't spawn except where there are a certain number of villagers and doors. In regular Skyblock I don't think this can legitimately happen.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:50 PM

I don't know if you even can make an iron golem farm in skyblock.  You need villagers, for a golem farm, and since there are no natural villages, that means curing infected zombie villagers to get them.  Curing villagers requires brewing potions, which itself requires a brewing stand.  To craft a brewing stand, you need a blaze rod, which can only be found in the nether.  Is there obsidian in skyblock?  You'll need it for the portal.

Assuming you can get to the nether, you'll need to find a fortress, and collect at least one blaze rod and one nether wart.  Craft a brewing stand, and brew a splash potion of weakness (you need glass for the bottles, too.  Is there glass or sand to be had in skyblock?)  Actually make two of them, because  you need at least two villagers to get the breeding started.  Also craft two golden apples (you can get the gold nuggets from zombie pigmen in the nether.)

Next comes the hard part.  Find and cure two zombie villagers.  Just spawn a bunch of mobs in a dark room, I guess, and some set percentage (I think it's one in ten) of zombies will be a zombie villager instead.  When you find one, separate him and keep him isolated from the rest -- when he turns back into a regular villager, the other zombies (even zombie villagers) will try to kill him.

Once you have him isolated in a safe place, hit him with the weakness potion, and then feed him the golden apple.  After about five minutes or so, he'll turn back into a regular villager.

Do this at least twice, so that you have two villagers.  Then build some houses and get them breeding.  The golem farm designs I'm going to recommend start with either four or eight initial seed villagers, and breed those up to the required number.

Once you have some villagers, you're ready to start on your golem farm.  A golem farm is basically an artificial village, in which the golems are spawned under controlled conditions and then moved outside of the village boundary so that a new one can spawn in their place.  Check out the link in my sig for all the dirt on villages and villagers, including a section which specifically discusses iron farming, as well as links to several different types of iron farm at the end of the first post.  The designs I would recommend are those presented by trunkz or docm77.

Be warned, iron farms are big.  There's really no such thing as a "compact" iron farm.  Well, there is, but it takes advantage of a glitch in the way villages are identified and stored to disk, and the fact that certain chunks around a world's spawn point remain always loaded, no matter how far you travel.  And even then, it's only sort of "compact."  It's still pretty big, and you need an even bigger area to build in while you're setting it up.  There's a link for that one in my guide, too, if you're interested.
Village Mechanics: A not-so-brief guide - Update for 1.4! Added subsection on iron farming to the iron golems section. Only ten villagers required to spawn golems (down from sixteen)! Put to rest the "facing doors cancel each other" myth!

View PostTechdolphin, on 30 September 2013 - 08:33 PM, said:

If you say plz because it is shorter than please, I will say no because it is shorter than yes.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:59 PM

You don't say what you're already trying, but I'm guessing a lack of villagers is the problem. Which you need either two villagers or a blaze rod in order to start, and I don't think you get either.

EDIT: Ninja'd! But at least it was by the SME for this.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:02 PM

View PostIronMagus, on 08 March 2013 - 04:50 PM, said:

I don't know if you even can make an iron golem farm in skyblock.  You need villagers, for a golem farm, and since there are no natural villages, that means curing infected zombie villagers to get them.  Curing villagers requires brewing potions, which itself requires a brewing stand.  To craft a brewing stand, you need a blaze rod, which can only be found in the nether.  Is there obsidian in skyblock?  You'll need it for the portal.
There is but the Nether is just a small island in the middle of the void .
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#6

IronMagus

Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

View Postanziliero, on 08 March 2013 - 05:02 PM, said:

There is but the Nether is just a small island in the middle of the void .
Ah, so no blaze rods, no nether wart?  Unfortunately, that means no villagers, and therefore no iron farm.

[Edit: Is there even infinite water in skyblock, or do you just get the one ice block?]
Village Mechanics: A not-so-brief guide - Update for 1.4! Added subsection on iron farming to the iron golems section. Only ten villagers required to spawn golems (down from sixteen)! Put to rest the "facing doors cancel each other" myth!

View PostTechdolphin, on 30 September 2013 - 08:33 PM, said:

If you say plz because it is shorter than please, I will say no because it is shorter than yes.

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anziliero
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

View PostIronMagus, on 08 March 2013 - 05:13 PM, said:

Ah, so no blaze rods, no nether wart?  Unfortunately, that means no villagers, and therefore no iron farm.

[Edit: Is there even infinite water in skyblock, or do you just get the one ice block?]
Yeah there is one in the Nether and one in the spawning island.
You might want to google it for the download link, mostly because few people play it now. And yeah that means less answers.
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

There is a legit way of getting blaze rods, check out this guy's video :
Basically you go to the nether, build a bridge to 144 : 64 coordinates, build a platform there (it's a place where nether frotress is supposed to be) and blazes will start spawning there, along with some wiether skeletons.
Talking about iron golem farms... What do i need to at least spawn an iron golem? ever? I understand i need at least 2 villagers, i have 1 already, will get another one soon. I don't care if i'll have to kill it by hand, it's still 500 times more efficient than killing zombies for Iron...
I have a pretty huge zombie/creeper/skele/spider farm, and i farmed about 2 days to get at least 7 iron bars to build a cauldron. (had 2 chests of other stuff full). >.<
Will 2 villagers and some doors be enough?

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:23 PM

Hey, I just thought of doing that too! It was in another thread that I suggested to find the seed of the map, then create a new world using that seed. Then finding the coordinates of there you spawn back in skyblock and in the nether, and going back into that new world and going through a nether portal. From there you find a fortress and jot down its coordinates. Back in skyblock, go to the nether and build a bridge to those coordinates. Build a large pad and let them spawn. (this whole paragraph was probably a run on sentence).

Yay! It's possible!
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:44 PM

Hello? so anyone can actually tell what is enough to spawn at least one iron golem? I have 2 villagers already, also the wierd thing on the wiki says that in order for villagers to breed you have to make alot of doors, that is understandable, but also they need to be different in outside/inside amount in 5 blocks distance... Could somebody explain that in a more sophisticated way?

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IronMagus

Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

View PostRustykoc, on 22 March 2013 - 05:44 PM, said:

Hello? so anyone can actually tell what is enough to spawn at least one iron golem?
Golems will spawn near the center of a village if it has at least ten villagers and twenty-one houses.  A "house" is defined as a wooden door with an "inside" and an "outside."

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... Could somebody explain that in a more sophisticated way?
Check the link in my sig for full details.
Village Mechanics: A not-so-brief guide - Update for 1.4! Added subsection on iron farming to the iron golems section. Only ten villagers required to spawn golems (down from sixteen)! Put to rest the "facing doors cancel each other" myth!

View PostTechdolphin, on 30 September 2013 - 08:33 PM, said:

If you say plz because it is shorter than please, I will say no because it is shorter than yes.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:25 PM

Nice, very helpful information +1.