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so did they just straight up break this? ive been testing it out alot and its either broken or works so poorly that its not easily(6 hours...) testable...
my build is a two story. sealed. 12 beds, twelve lecterns, a bell in the dead center that seems to make both the first and second floor a meeting place. plus plenty of valid spawn space for the golem.
according to the hear say on the wiki, you may be able to make a golem spawning village with as few as 5 villagers. but pretty much all the info on the wiki concerning the new villager system hasnt been validated... so its just mojang boiler plate release statements rather than vetted gameplay mechanics.
edit: got a new 24 bed to work. not really sure why the twelve man didnt work. i think it has something to do with villager traffic flow around the bell/meeting place. build up of gossip from a scratch village seems to take days. but once it gets rollin each golem gossip cranks out about a golem a day and multiple "golem gossipers" can work simultaneously. the cap for this village seems to be two. so one golem per ten villagers still seems to be the norm. so looks like golem farms are still doable. maybe even more so.