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Title: Bats
Post by: Superman 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.
Title: Re: Bats
Post by: Poopyhead pianoman ♫ on September 23, 2012, 13:20:15 PM
I don't understand how that forces more peaceful mobs to spawn.
Title: Re: Bats
Post by: Superman 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.
Title: Re: Bats
Post by: Poopyhead pianoman ♫ on September 25, 2012, 12:03:44 PM
Elegant, indeed.
Title: Re: Bats
Post by: gumstitch on July 03, 2013, 12:06:27 PM
The sounds bats make are also good indicators of nearby caves.