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« on: September 22, 2012, 10:13:05 AM »
So there's this rumor that I've seen a couple times that Jeb has been looking for a way to stop mob grinders. Having failed miserably at my half assed attempts, I don't mind. I like getting items and xp the old fashioned way anyway.

The interesting thing here is his solution. Bats are a passive mob that spawn on the roofs of dark areas. So now, when you build a mob grinder, bats will accumulate on the ceiling and far less hostile mobs that fall into the water will spawn. Very clever.

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Re: Bats
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 01:20:15 PM »
I don't understand how that forces more peaceful mobs to spawn.
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Re: Bats
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2012, 06:48:50 AM »
My understanding is that there's some cap of hostile mobs that can spawn in a chunk and bats would count against that cap.

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Re: Bats
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2012, 12:03:44 PM »
Elegant, indeed.
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Re: Bats
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 12:06:27 PM »
The sounds bats make are also good indicators of nearby caves.