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@pand1024 Pigmen / Wither Skeleton Farms are difficult. Guardian and Enderman farms work just fine:
If you are having issues, it's your design / your understanding of spawn mechanics. In general spawner-less grinders are more difficult / time consuming to make.
Making a Grinder from a spawner is in general easier. Blazes give the most xp per mob. Cave spider spawners are the most plentiful. Zombie is arguably the easiest/quickest.
All grinders present their own unique challenges and there is a big difference between a bad and good design.
Spawn rates for guardian grinders have been messed up since 1.11 -- I know quite a bit about them and have tried 3 different designs so far and nada... spawn rates are only good for about 5 minutes after a server refresh. I wouldn't recommend building them on a multiplayer server.
That being said, if you have different or more knowledge on how to make a guardian grinder work as normal on CM, I will gladly pay you for said information! :o
I responded to the other post you made. Try not to double post.
What's wrong with Endermen farms? Spawn rates are terrible on guardian farms, true, but I've yet to see an issue with Ender grinders. Personally, I recommend blaze farms for even cave spider farms because you build around the actual spawner and are guaranteed spawns. Cave spiders spawners are nice because you can often find abandoned mineshafts with multiples spawners within 16 blocks of each other, and blaze farms because they give the highest amount of xp in the game (same as guardians, I believe).
If you make a cave spider farm, you can also use the drops to trade for emmies at the trading post.
and Harvestar >_>
Have a wonderful vacation Chewy! Don't forget to bring us all back some souveniers!!
@jamlbon If you don't mind trying to work over my horrifically botched design, I would like to hire your assistance.
Also assuming that you can do normal spider grinders ??
I certainly don't mind, but i would need MIMSoM with me, as its truly his design (i just help with the build). Ill ask him when he wakes up if he feels up to building another one today :D
@Jordi223b Wouldn't crowding break it?
We create a 2x2 space for the spiders to collect in, so they don't crowd/kill each other. This allows for 100 spiders easily. Pop in a lava and water bath to bring them down to a 1-hit kill, and boom. XP farm :D
The way the water tunnels are created to bring the spiders to one central location keep everything and everyone moving smoothly!
@Cankicker8 i will never know how to make a decent modern xp farm with the damn spiders... curse you 1.2.5 AI update!
If you want help building one, and you have a spider spawner, or multiple nearby, MIMSoM and I can help you build it! He's a whiz at making it work beautifully :D
@Cileklim Is it possible to connect all spawners to the same spot? It would let you grind XP even faster than regular grinders (theoretically)
Yeah, they are all within range of one another-- as Gibson pointed out, I'll be making an afk spot right in the middle, and have them all funnel into one single location :D
woohoo! :D I never win anything so that's awesome!