However, it is highly unlikely that you will get a mob to respawn on your world. The problem is that creating a spawning tower is giving a 4000% better chance at getting a mob to spawn than regularly playing, due to having many multiple different spawning spots for the algorithm to choose from. As such, these above videos should only be considered animal spawning under the heviest and most impractical circumstances available, and it is highly unlikely that this set of circumstances will be reproduced without sufficient time spent creating it in a real world situation. The data below still reflects 99% of natural Minecraft gameplay.
In 1.7.3 I filled a hole with any animal that spawned and took care for them to not despawn, and every time i captured one, less respawned. When 1.8 was released, there were 3 pigs, 2 cows, 3 sheep and some chickens. Even with all these mobs, yesterday a cow respawned near the hole. So even in a situation where they had even less chance to respawn, it happened.
I'm actually having animals despawn. Particularly sheep. I have an enclosed barn with 2 of each animal in it. I come back after awhile sometimes and find 1 disappeared. Its gettingto be a pain having to go back around and find another pig or sheep..
It's entirely possible you;ve built your barn "incorrectly".
Do you have a lot of room for the animals? They can shove each other into walls "suffocating" their pen mates and killing them. Also, if you have openings in the wall less than 4 tiles up, anaimals can "hop" onto each other and then "glitch/hop" through the window. Finally, fences don't work all the time, animals can glitch through them and out right hop over them by using another animal as a jumping platform.
DANG! :angry.gif: I hated 1.8/1.9 in the first place because of the food bar, but now we have BS like this? Is it just me or is Notch all of a sudden wanting to turn this game into a farming/RPG game? :dry.gif: Minecraft has indeed changed... and I do not like it... :sad.gif:
Can't believe this thread is still alive, I was sure it would die when breeding came out. If you guys want, I can update this with breeding information and keep it active for 1.9 1.10?
I think the OP needs a bit of updating just to ensure that it doesn't confuse anyone who hasn't played the pre-releases. I mean, obviously it says "As of 9-22", but the casual player may not have the update dates fresh in the back of their mind.
Then again, animals (pigs, chickens, sheep, cows) don't usually live in the desert unless there's an oasis or something and even then it's not exactly commonplace. Notch may have been lazy with the script by preventing animals from spawning if you terraform when he could have set it to not spawn on SAND, but then again it's fairly realistic as it is.
Oceans are more of cause for moaning I think.
Even so, you have to remember that cows etc are commonly domesticated animals, so they wouldn't be on small islands in the middle of the ocean.
Well, how will you terraform a desert before it loads and spawns the animals anyway? Is terraforming a desert really worth it if you only have 1/400 of the old chances of spawning an animal?