Should I use 1.8.8 to create the world? (ie, the last 1.8 version) - or do you literally mean 1.8(.nothing)?
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I trust that video is true, but I am wondering if my world made the diamond armored zombies unspawnable because of the patch upgrades, so I was asking if somebody had a world started in 1.8 that runs in 1.12.2 that saw a diamond armored zombie in 1.12.2 maybe I wasn't clear sorry
My world was started in 1.7.10 and just the other day, in 1.12.1, I had one spawn:
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Totally agree, but I generally get all diamonded up way before that.
True. My reason for raiding end cities is not for the diamond gear (that's just bonus loot). I've been collecting shulker shells for shulker boxes. When I set out on a raiding trip my goal is not to return until I have at least a stack of shells.
It should not matter what version you created the world in; even a world created before they added regional difficulty in 1.6 will just have the inhabited time in chunks that were already generated start at 0. Other than that, the game does not save anything that might influence the chance of diamond armored mobs - they really are just plain rare - I only just saw another one myself after playing every day for more than 5 months since the last one in the same world - over 500 hours of playtime and some 40,000 mobs killed. How many people even spend that much time playing Minecraft or kill that many mobs in total?
Don't forget that the chance of seeing a diamond armored mob is far lower than the 0.04% chance suggests because that doesn't consider the chance of armor, which is 15% at the maximum regional difficulty, or the chances of a mob being a zombie or skeleton (in my experience zombies alone are half of all mobs I see/kill but that is because zombies had a crazy high follow range in 1.6, ranging from 40-100 blocks, which was reduced and made dependent on regional difficulty in 1.8, ranging from 35-55 blocks).
I've been playing since 1.8 and I've never seen either a zombie or skeleton wearing any diamond armour nor has any ever appeared in my mob grinders.
Although it sounds good in principle to have an infinite source of diamond armour, it's rather pointless now that we have Mending. I've been wearing the same armour for ages. I've only ever used two sets since Mending became available - I fell into some lava once and didn't get out quickly enough.
I never liked mining so Mending has been a huge boon.