So, I started a new world in the latest snapshot. After a bit of looking I found a spider dungeon. I took what was in the chest, but now don't really know what to do with the spawner. Should I make a exp farm? What else could I do with it? I dont have any armor yet, and only stone tools. All ideas are welcome, thanks!
Just for fun I put glass pillars around mine. Since it was discovered directly below my base I pass it often on my way to the deep mines, so I smack some spiders between the bars just for fun when I'm in the neighborhood.
Hey, Thanks everyone! I went mining and now have some more stuff such as iron armor, (chestplate, leggings, helmet). And a iron sword and pick. Without forgetting a lot of food. do you think its time i start doing some stuff with the spawner?
EDIT: I forgot to say I now have a temporary base and a bed.
Magma blocks only deliver damage from the top surface "Magma blocks damage living entities standing on top of them…" (Tested by standing unarmored and pressed into a corner composed of magma blocks which did no discernable damage after 1 minute).
Not relevant to this discussion, but the wiki quote is incomplete information as magma blocks also damage undead (but not the fire immune nether variants).
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WARNING: I have an extemely "grindy" playstyle; YMMV — if this doesn't seem fun to you, mine what you can from it & bin the rest.
Hmm, do pressure plates pass block effects through similar to how carpets work (that is, if you put carpet on an ice block you will still have the slippery effect from walking on ice blocks)? If so, you could embed a ring of water higher up on the walls and contain it with pressure plates. If not, you can still put the water in the walls, but you'd have to dig out the outermost ring of blocks in the floor.
Can you move magma blocks with pistons? While I'm sure it'd be fairly laggy, you could probably do a block-changer piston floor that changes the entire floor from magma blocks (autokilling) to something else (manual killing/xp mode). It need not be the entire floor, either, you could have single-block changers exchanging a portion of the floor with a few upwards-facing water dispensers flushing the mobs and items around periodically so they don't stay on the undamaging portions for very long.
Another option is to have the collection chamber have an either-or toggled pair of piston doors on opposite sides with water dispensers flowing mobs to the chosen kill chamber--one chamber would have magma blocks or cactus or your choice of automatic killing, the other chamber would be for manual kills/xp mode.