Problem making a corral (mobs escape)
Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:03 PM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:44 PM
long answer - the fence post is like an air block. so if a cow is next to it when you leave the chunk it can come back on either side when you re-enter the chunk. it's really annoying (and worse on servers), but until they fix it, it's something that you just have to accept unfortunately.
Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:49 PM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:19 PM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:34 PM
Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:33 PM
This has always been an issue with the game but they had patched it to happen much less often until the 1.5 update came out and broke it again, now it is worse than ever. Build a corral of fences and put chickens inside, or pigs, you can stand there and watch them glitch right thru the sides of the pen. It isn't just them bunching up in the corners and being pushed thru by other animals anymore, or them ending up on the wrong side of the fence when the game loads. A lone pig or chicken will just walk straight thru the fence if it pushes at the same spot for more than a few seconds, cows and sheep being larger seem to have a harder time doing this.
What I have been doing since shortly after the 1.5.1 update came out is to build two block high stone walls for my pens and then put fences all the way around the inside up against the walls. This means that the animal has to glitch twice to get out of the pen, and when they bunch up in corners the animal trapped in the corner isn't pushed into the wall by the others to suffocate as easily.
It isn't foolproof but it cuts down on livestock escapes and losses to suffocation by something like 95%, it is about all you can do until Mojang fixes the game again. The only other thing I can suggest is to not overcrowd your animals, they are mostly content to wander around in the pen if they have enough room but when overcrowded will not stop trying to force their way out.
Oh...to get in and out of the stone wall and fence pen just place a trapdoor on the bottom half of a second level wall block above the fence, when flipped down you can jump onto it without the fence stopping you and then jump to the top of the wall.
Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:33 AM
Also after reaidn ghtis I don’t know if it’s only the animals going out, I had to do tinmely reparations because once I saw a cow outside my corral and a CREEPER INSIDE, I assumed it spawned because few light, even when I had torches around the corral but thinking about it it maybe the same glitch, if the mobs can go out, can get in too?
Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:31 AM
on your other point, i've noticed mobs tend to push against blocks if they are trapped inside something, but if they are free to wander they don't. this is why a big pen works, and also why they don't try to get into pens from outside
Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:47 AM
Yup that’s what I thought, but there were few torches around, I added more but after reading this thread I have the doubt if it was the darkness that made the creeper spawn, or he got in in the same way the cows could get out
Posted 07 May 2013 - 10:46 PM
Posted 08 May 2013 - 02:04 AM