What suprises me the most with these lab traps is that they seem to get more and more effective the less spawning surface you have in them. In my trap I now get a cluster of 4 mobs more often than not and it takes a few seconds before each one start the travel to their death. The thing that supprises me is that it seems to be more effective to spawn one mob at a time and then kill it "instantly".
Manually building a trap in a "real" world is very time consuming and all sense say you can't cover 17x17 chunks, so I still believe that if you carve out 50x50 blocks in a mountain you should try to design it so that as much as possible is spawnable surface while you still kill the mobs within a few seconds.
I see. It's reasonable that you have doubts about it. Thank you.
I had to compare for a part of conditions.
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The value of "ALL" means the total number of loaded player(s), mobs(included animals) and dropped items.
So I tried to test leaving the player character for 5minutes with the next artificial map.
= 1 chunk (filled with stone blocks from top to bottom)
= 1 chunk (hight 55~70 nature map without water)
As a result, it has been remained unchanged as "ALL=1".
It suggests that there was nothing but a player charactor.
I think that the maximum distance of spawning conditions is not different between beta1.2 and beta1.3.
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This is a part of Biofactory2 blueprint. Red lines is chunk borders.
The collection point was placed the center of a chunk for efficiency.
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just one small problem (i feel it a problem >.>), you removed all spiders.. and string is the only usable item from a mob trap (yeah yeah TnT is nice to), but string is wool!
arrows? to shoot? boring, sword is what real men use to kill.
Feathers? to make more arrows? the most useless item ingame atm.
and bones? to grow tree's? time grows them for me!
Now if you can make a mob trap that just spawn spiders, then you will have something to be happy about!
atm finding a spider spawner, making a simple trap = win!