I am trying to create a mob farm up top at the new height limit (256). But low and behold, no spawns. No matter how close or far I hang out from the platforms. All are pitch black. Please tell me they can spawn up here and I'm doing something wrong. I'm on survival and normal difficulty.
I must assumed that mob spawns only spawn underground am I correct? Never really seen any Mob Spawns in the air O_O
The Mob Spawners (below) do only spawn underground in dungeons. What people mean when talking about making mob spawners is using the darkness, which mobs spawn in at night or in caves, to create a place where they can spawn hostile mobs to farm them.
Cant even get a neither portal to properly return you to the previous one unless its base is at 127 blocks, any higher and when you return it makes a neither portal somewhere on the ground within 50 block radius from the originakls x/z cords. I did get a chicken at 128 blocks but sense the update, thats the only thing ive ever seen at or above 128 blocks.
Seems kind of foolish to set a build height that nothing can happen in (128-256 y blocks) but i guess if your looking for a 'safe zone' that works. Wondering if trees will grow above that level, i planted several different trees but none of them have sprouted up in two real days of gameplay. Might try hitting them with bonemeal later.
I'm currently working around the problem. Spawn platforms at 126, then wash the little buggers to a water elevator that goes up to 218, where they drop to the collection platform at 196. That puts me up high enough that I don't have to worry about the mobs spawning anywhere but the pressure plates. It will take a little longer to get them up to me, but it should work.
Yeah, I just discovered this the hard way, since I didn't realize that there would be a problem with build height (being as the mob farm info online didn't state anything about it for PC, which was fixed in 1.4 or so for that height issue). Well, guess I just have a new mob farm for WHENEVER THEY FIX IT!!!! which is doubtful >.> Talk about wasted time es me off.
Actually mobs not spawning above y128 is intended and not a bug. 4J has stated this.
Apparently this is something that might be added sometime in the future or not. Only 4J knows. I -think- this was added in later updates on PC, so we're not caught up yet.
I'm guessing that this might have something to do with the limited RAM issues again. At one point, there were a number of people speculating that they would not even be able to increase the height of the map at all... so at least we got that much... just without mobs spawning in that space.