Before I go and waste resources I'm just curious if you can build a mob grinder in 1.2 like you could on those SkyBlock maps for gunpowder, arrows, etc. Anybody know if this is possible with the new height changes and whatnot?Come on, someone has to know.
I just spent a lot of time building a large-ish mob/xp farm in a creative world. I built it up above an ocean to get away from as many normal spawns as possible.
Monsters are *not* spawning in it at all.
The place for the player to stand and kill or collect is at height 155. Monsters can spawn on this level.
All of the spawning pads were built at 180ish+. Nothing at all is spawning up there.
I know I saw a video of a guy who built one similar and wasn't having any issues at all, but for some reason I'm not getting any spawns. Not sure what the limitations of mob spawning are in 1.2.3, but I sure wish I could find out somewhere.