And advice about the look of the thing... I am thinking of maybe keeping the structure of the monument but clearing out the inside of it and making a grinder there. Does that sound sensible?
Or should I remove the entire monument and build my own thing instead?
This is a topic I dread. I know that one day, I'm going to undertake this Herculean ordeal, yet I do not look forward to it. At all.
I've procrastinated on my gold farm build that I probably could have finished it and a guardian farm—and gold farms are the easiest. From what I understand, guardian farms are the worst sort of dredge. Good news for you is that you've accomplished what I've heard is the worst: getting rid of the water. Congratulations!
How bad was it? How many hours do you figure it took? Looks like you used a redstone machine; details on it?
You've hit every question I've had on the head. Total rebuild, or gut the inside? What is the spawn area of the guardians? What about under the floor where the support columns meet the ocean floor?
Personally, I wanted to go for a stealth build, gutting the inside, but from the appearance of all the farms I've seen, it would be a lot easier to build a cubic design. As for what I'd suggest you do . . . I can't say I recall seeing any of your builds, Herb. Not a single one. Any links?
Ha! That sounds like a list of my accomplishments over the course of a few months.
The OM is maybe for exp if it works well for that, but probably/mostly for prismarine.
Prismarine crystals and shards to make sea lanterns is all I seek as well. No plans to mess with XP when I have multiple other options for that.
Of course, Looting will greatly increase the haul, but I have a feeling after a bit of AFK'ing, I'll have all the sea lanterns I could ever use.
My "main plan" (I guess) is to make the moosh island into a "paradise", with all the good vills and small but usable farms for pretty much everything. In nice builds,