Still designing my afk ice farm. I have a working solution with flying machines that is OK but still more complicated than I'd like. (I have a flying machine with the player going up and down the farm, and a few flying machines pushing ice such that the player can harvest it.) Also it's not as efficient as I'd like, as a player can reach only 4 blocks so I ca
An alternative would be to move a player across the area where the ice is harvested, which cuts out an intermediate step (moving ice towards the player but only 4 blocks at one time so that everything can be harvested), but this means the player must follow a more complicated path. (Basically a zigzag across my farm.) Now I've tried
Waterstreams: Easy to build, but awfully slow. Using blue ice doesn't speed it up.
Minecart: Too fast, can't harvest the ice even with an efficiency 5 pickaxe
Flying machine: Speed is just right, but needs more space and harder to move around corners.