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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:16 AM

I would like to create a pitfall trap with cacti at the bottom to farm mobs, in an automated manner. Ideally I would dig a rather large area to have a higher chance of catching mobs. Perhaps some sort of automated trigger that would cause the floor to give way when touched.

Also, is it possible to lure mobs in with anything, other than using yourself as bait.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:18 AM

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This is the best automated trap out there
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:24 AM

Cactus based mob farms are horribly inefficient.
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Back in my day, sheep dropped brown mushrooms, and by golly we... Hated it, pretty much.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:28 AM

JoshBrickstien said:

Cactus based mob farms are horribly inefficient.

Any other suggestions then?

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 05:59 AM

PenPen said:

JoshBrickstien said:

Cactus based mob farms are horribly inefficient.

Any other suggestions then?


Drowning is the most efficient.

Or if you just want a few free drops, do what I do. It is somewhat automated, thou you have to look for drops.
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Basically, just place burning logs everywhere, as long as only the top burns it won't burn out.

Most mobs will wander into it, catch fire, wander away, and die.

Later you collect the drops, also doubles as a light source.
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Posted 20 August 2010 - 06:02 AM

PenPen said:

JoshBrickstien said:

Cactus based mob farms are horribly inefficient.

Any other suggestions then?
Fire in a 5x5x1 pit.

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Mobs are attracted to the fire and usually wander far enough away when they die for the drop to remain. Just don't use around anything flamable.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:08 AM

Cactus destroys any item it comes in contact with. Same with lava. So you can't farm mobs by killing them with cactus. As stated above, the most efficient way is with the drowning trap. Which is complicated, I haven't made that myself either...

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:46 AM

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 08:49 AM

rikachu said:

Cactus destroys any item it comes in contact with. Same with lava. So you can't farm mobs by killing them with cactus. As stated above, the most efficient way is with the drowning trap. Which is complicated, I haven't made that myself either...

That would explain why that stack of torches disappeared when I landed on that spider. Now I know.