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Darvince

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Very low hostile spawn rate?
« on: 2013 06 06, 13:31:51 »
When I'm on the server at my home in Darvincia the All in F3 (sum of players+item frames+paintings+hostile mobs+neutral mobs+passive mobs) is only 5, and I don't encounter any hostiles in caves.

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #1 on: 2013 06 06, 13:52:27 »
For how long have you experienced that? I don't see how the hostile spawn rate could possibly change.

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #2 on: 2013 06 06, 15:06:38 »
I noticed it too when I was online at the same time darvince was online, the mobs weren't spawning as much as they should.

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #3 on: 2013 06 06, 18:29:48 »
How much did they spawn? How much should they spawn? How did you measure? :P

In any case I have no more of an idea of what would be causing it than you have.

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #4 on: 2013 06 06, 22:00:30 »
I think i know why.
In 1.6 or 1.5 they made it so that when you stay in one area to long it becomes hard to live in (mobs). Because that update just occurred, it reset the time so while you play more in that area the mob population will start going back up.

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #5 on: 2013 06 06, 22:58:12 »
No, it keeps going and the mob rate doesn't increase. On one night I only fought 1 zombie and 2 skeletons.

What's the view distance in server.properties?
Source for the question: http://forums.multiplay.co.uk/minecraft/88334-no-hostile-mobs-spawning

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #6 on: 2013 06 06, 23:18:27 »
I think i know why.
In 1.6 or 1.5 they made it so that when you stay in one area to long it becomes hard to live in (mobs). Because that update just occurred, it reset the time so while you play more in that area the mob population will start going back up.

That's something they're trying to do in 1.6

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #7 on: 2013 06 07, 01:52:33 »
yeah it's 1.6 right?
* b-ong is confused
wait what update is it?

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #8 on: 2013 06 07, 02:37:32 »
i've been seeing mobs spawn quite regularly, just as much as before the update

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #9 on: 2013 06 07, 05:50:04 »
From server.properties:

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# Tells the server to load a specific number of chunks in a radius around each player
# Lower settings will decrease your RAM usage
view-distance=7

Increasing view distance will cause more lag, atm it'll load 225 chunks around a player, if I set it to 10, it'll load 441 chunks, so it'll require almost twice as many server resources pr. player.

Anyway I have tried setting it to 10 so you can try and see if anything has changed. It has been 7 ever since we changed to Multiplay (the option wasn't even editable for a long time if I remember correctly).

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #10 on: 2013 06 09, 16:37:41 »
Was it 7 before we did the FTB temp map?

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #11 on: 2013 06 09, 18:09:11 »
It was 10 in a temp map and I don't even see the parameter in an old file I think we used a long time ago so I'm not sure anymore. I don't see how it could've changed, at least I haven't changed it.
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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #12 on: 2013 06 09, 22:49:30 »
Hmm, I went spelunking in the areas that got cropped and I suddendly got more spawns. Can't rule out simply more surface area and that they path towards the player.

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #13 on: 2013 06 11, 01:01:36 »
ok there are more mobs and blacraft is still perfectly playable

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #14 on: 2013 06 14, 17:17:06 »
inb4 the change from 7 to 10 was placebo

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #15 on: 2013 06 14, 19:43:33 »
Kol, yes, sometimes when I hear about the complaints people have for the server or even more the things they suggest to fix them I often think of just saying I did something random without actually doing anything and see if they notice any change.

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #16 on: 2013 06 14, 21:27:44 »
I was bored and decided to go caving, I encountered like no mobs. Not sure if this is normal. :P

Only got hit twice by skeletons. :D Feel so pro, but I guess there were no mobs.

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #17 on: 2013 06 14, 21:48:27 »
Yqt, have you tried going beyond where it was cropped? When i did that, I noticed a huge increase in the number of mobs. However, I can't rule out greater surface area for the mobs to spawn and path to me and that was only one expedition.

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #18 on: 2013 06 14, 22:37:21 »
I was bored and decided to go caving, I encountered like no mobs. Not sure if this is normal. :P

Only got hit twice by skeletons. :D Feel so pro, but I guess there were no mobs.

how do you feel like a pro if you are one

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Re: Very low hostile spawn rate?
« Reply #19 on: 2013 06 21, 03:37:31 »
although i only had a sample size of 2 nights, and i can't get on blacraft right now so i can't test more nights