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    posted a message on Why aren't mobs spawning on mountain next to my village?
    Quote from ActuallyS8N»

    1) You've lit things up well enough that hostile mobs aren't spawning any more. In recent versions, I believe a light level of 1 is all it takes.

    2) You're far enough away that mobs can't spawn. Mobs will only spawn if you're between 24 and 128 blocks away. Any less or any further and nothing spawns.

    3) You're accidentally still in peaceful mode.


    There could be other reasons I'm unaware of but these seem like the most probable to me.


    Thanks for the reply. I suspect that number 2 is the reason. In order to light up the lower mountain ledges, I've had to pillar up more than 24 blocks. When I look across the bay to other encircling mountains, they are also farther away than that.

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    posted a message on Why aren't mobs spawning on mountain next to my village?

    My hobby in Minecraft is finding villages, fixing them up and protecting them. In peaceful mode I discovered a lovely flat village surrounded by water on three sides. The fourth side is a massive stone cliff of a tall mountain. I fixed the village up a bit and lit it all up. I also put torches on mountain ledges that weren't too far up. I figured the village was ok without any protective fencing since it was surrounded by water. My only concern was that in normal mode mobs would spawn on high mountain ledges or on the mountain top and drop down into the village. I wasn't worried about that though since the mobs would damage themselves by falling and the village has very many iron golems who could handle any drop-ins or drowned.


    I switched to Normal survival mode but I don't see any mobs spawning on the mountain at all. I've stayed up all night looking up, but nothing appears. Not even drowned have come out of the water. Any ideas why?

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    posted a message on Getting the Mending enchantment

    I never played in Minecraft 1.8 but from 1.14 to 1.16 (the time when I was an active player, I never had problems getting mending from a Librarian villager. In a recent new game where I set up shop in a spruce village I also got the Mending enchantment quite quickly after around 15 tries. I just went back to see what version of Minecraft that was, and it was 1.20.6. I also didn't have to trade any emeralds. I only had to keep crafting a lectern and breaking it to reset the available trades. I guess it used to be much more difficult which makes it understandable that a rebalancing has become necessary.

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    posted a message on Getting the Mending enchantment

    Thank you for the valuable information. I hadn't heard of Sodium, so I'll have to look into it. Regarding the change in Villager trades, I feared as much, since Mending has eluded me in my desert village even after 150 tries.


    I don't think I'll find another village in this world any time soon though. I spawned in that desert and the only other biomes within thousands of blocks are deserts, badlands and jungle. I found a cozy space to live on a jungle island that has a tiny space of plains. There are some narrow stretches of Taiga nearby, but without a village. The most annoying thing, however, is that since I have so many Badlands biomes nearby I expected to find exposed mineshafts. I did find two, but one didn't even have a tunnel and was apparently replaced upon world generation with sand. I only found a couple of exposed minecart rails and spider webs. The other mineshaft has only one short tunnel with a spider spawner in it, a couple of exposed rails and nothing else. I dug all around hoping to find more underground, but no luck. I'm just about ready to start a new world again, but this time I would try to pick a good seed beforehand. Is that cheating?

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    posted a message on Getting the Mending enchantment

    I started a new game in Minecraft 1.20.4 because that was the latest version I could find Optifine for. I had heard about the plans to introduce villager trade rebalancing which would make it harder to get certain trades from villagers. Specifically, I saw one YouTube video which said that with the rebalancing you would only be able to get Mending from a Librarian in a swamp biome.


    Has this been permanently implemented in the version I am playing? I ask because I have made over a hundred attempts to get the Mending enchantment in a desert village by placing and breaking a lectern to get new Librarians. I'm getting all kinds of enchantments, just not mending. Am I just having bad luck, or do I have to look for a swamp village?

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    posted a message on Just curious: what can harm a golem or kill a sheep in peaceful mode?

    Thanks! There are loads of campfires in the village and berry bushes, so I am removing them!

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    posted a message on Just curious: what can harm a golem or kill a sheep in peaceful mode?

    I am fixing a village in peaceful mode in a taiga biome. One of the villagers is a shepherd and he has a little pen of sheep attached to his house. While I was in his house, one of the sheep mysteriously got killed. When I went into the pen from the attached door, there was a floating piece of mutton. I have a tame cat - do cats kill sheep? There are no wolves in the vicinity. At first there were zero golems in the village, but now there are two. Just now I discovered one in a very damaged condition. What could have damaged it? Could it have been something as harmless as a campfire or berries?

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    posted a message on No fish?
    Quote from TheMasterCaver»

    Passive mobs (animals) and a handful of other mobs (as part of structures like witch huts) mainly spawn as part of world generation, otherwise all other mobs randomly spawn and will be disabled if you disable mob spawning; the only workarounds are to use Peaceful or set up a command block clock in the spawn chunks that kills all hostile mobs (an issue with this is that mob spawners will not work; they do if mob spawning is disabled since that only affects random spawns, which you may or may not want, e.g. a spawner can provide more a controlled opportunity to experience mobs), or use a mod that gives full control over mob spawning.


    Oh, I didn't realize there was a difference between fish and other animals. Thanks for the clarification! It was a real treat to see TheMasterCaver still active on this forum after my being away for so long.

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    posted a message on No fish?

    I've been gone for several years and decided to play a test game in 1.20.6 in easy survival mode with mob spawning turned off so that I can acclimate myself. Only problem is I haven't seen a single fish though I've been river boating for miles and miles. Is this normal? All other animals spawn normally.

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    posted a message on Does Amidst still work to view seeds in new versions of Minecraft?

    Thank you so much @TileEntity and @TheMasterCaver for the definitive information! I know about chunkbase but never used it because I liked Amidst so much better. Now that I know that there is no Amidst support for new version, I will start my new world in the last version I played on (I think it was 1.16) and have no regrets. I was quite happy with that version and I won't mind sticking with it.

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    posted a message on Is Minecraft dying? Actually, it would've rather died all these years ago.

    I am reminded of a recent visit to a toy store which was absolutely full of Minecraft toys, from Lego sets to Minecraft swords to all kinds of statues to display on one's desk. My reaction was "wow, Minecraft is as popular as ever! It never gets old!"

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    posted a message on Does Amidst still work to view seeds in new versions of Minecraft?
    I haven't played Minecraft for 3 or 4 years and thought I'd go back to playing it. I used to use Amidst to display a map of my seed and I loved it. Now I can't get it to load any vanilla Minecraft profile newer than version 1.16.5.[/p]
    I am using the newest Amidst version 4.7. from Github. I didn't see anything about compatibility with new MC versions (e.g. 1.20) but the site is geared more to programmers and modders than to non-technical players.[/p]
    I don't understand anything about Java but my installed version is 1.8.0_381.[/p]
    Is there any way to get Amidst to work with more recent Minecraft versions? Or do I need to go back and start a new game with release 1.16?[/p]
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    posted a message on Realms Seed Different from Singleplayer

    Are you using the exact same version of Minecraft? You might have spawned in a different place in the same world. That happened to me once.

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    posted a message on Separating a blended world!

    As I understand it, saved games are not user specific, so initially it sounds easy to just copy the saved games to the new laptop. But a game copied in this way would not update on one laptop to reflect changes that the other child made on the other laptop.


    Wouldn't it be possible for one child to load a saved game and open it to LAN so that both children could play on the same world at once? Of course the updated game would only be saved on the host child's computer, and it would be a mess to keep having to copy the saved game onto the other laptop so that the second child could continue to play in the same updated world when the first child is not around.


    If the saved game was on a network drive on a laptop that was never turned off, wouldn't both children always have access to the saved file? If they wanted to play together the one who opened the game first could open it to LAN.


    I'm getting dizzy, I think I am over my head. Maybe the best solution would be to have only one child who plays Minecraft.

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    posted a message on Who's your favorite Minecraft YouTuber?

    When I first replied to this topic I hadn't yet discovered Dream. The guy has over 12 million subscribers but he doesn't post beginner tutorials and doesn't play in the classical sense, which is why I managed to miss out as long as I did. Apparently he is well-known in the parkour scene, but the videos I love most are the "manhunt" videos in which Dream has to speedrun through the game and kill the Ender dragon before his friends hunt him down and kill him. The most recent one from a month ago had him being hunted by 4 friends (who are all entertaining). It has over 34 million views already, so I am not alone in liking him. EDIT Correction: the link below is the manhunt video from September. The rematch video from 20. October is the most recent one and already has over 21 million views in 9 days.


    I also enjoy watching world record speedruns to relax. As of this writing Dream (in-game name DreamWasTaken) is 4th in the category Random Seed glitchless for version 1.9-1.15 and 7th in the same category for version 1.16+. The rankings change on an almost daily basis and all speedrunners need to have great dedication since most of the time countless new games have to be started before the "right" one comes around and luck is with the player. My other favorite speedrunner is the German YouTuber Benex (in-game name realbenex) because I love his calm way of commenting on his play.


    I still love all my previous favorite YouTubers, but for different reasons.

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