XP Farms Outlawed!

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
We recently discovered a number of players have created what are called "Experience Farms" (or XP Farms). These are created from mob spawners, and give the player an opportunity to kill several dozen mobs at once to gain several XP levels at a time. The problem is, they lag the server, a lot.

So from here on out, Experience Farms are banned from the server. If you are caught building/using one, you will be warned. If you are caught again, you will likely be banned.

If you currently have one, please dismantle it, or modify it into a harvester that kills the mobs instead of one that leaves them alive.

Please help spread the word if you know of anyone with an XP Farm. We all want to have a lag-free gaming experience. :)
 

PD400

<3
While we are on the subject of lag, I feel I should bring this up, as several people in number feel that by complaining to people IN mumble about lag and plugins, things will change. I need to do this.

Loader and Lilblake feel that we have plugins that don't do anything. I don't know of any specifically.

While I don't disagree with them, come on people. If your going to complain, do it to someone who can actually do something about it. Maybe we need to review our list of plugins and remove some? They could very well be the source of the lag and crashes.
 

Hudy

Annoying 13 year old.
We recently discovered a number of players have created what are called "Experience Farms" (or XP Farms). These are created from mob spawners, and give the player an opportunity to kill several dozen mobs at once to gain several XP levels at a time. The problem is, they lag the server, a lot.

So from here on out, Experience Farms are banned from the server. If you are caught building/using one, you will be warned. If you are caught again, you will likely be banned.

If you currently have one, please dismantle it, or modify it into a harvester that kills the mobs instead of one that leaves them alive.

Please help spread the word if you know of anyone with an XP Farm. We all want to have a lag-free gaming experience. :)
Was this the reason of the random crashes as well?
 

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
While we are on the subject of lag, I feel I should bring this up, as several people in number feel that by complaining to people IN mumble about lag and plugins. I need to do this.

Loader and Lilblake feel that we have plugins that don't do anything, and I don't know of any specifically.

While I don't disagree with them, come on people. If your going to complain, do it to someone who can actually do something about it. Maybe we need to review our list of plugins and remove some? They could very well be the source of the lag and crashes.
We don't have any plugins that don't do anything (that would be silly), but there's always the possibility of one or more plugins creating excessive lag. It's just extremely difficult to figure out if that is the case, and which plugin it might be. We may be doing some testing along those lines in the near future though.

Was this the reason of the random crashes as well?
Doubtful, but we'll see.
 

PD400

<3
We don't have any plugins that don't do anything (that would be silly), but there's always the possibility of one or more plugins creating excessive lag. It's just extremely difficult to figure out if that is the case, and which plugin it might be. We may be doing some testing along those lines in the near future though.


Doubtful, but we'll see.
Good to hear. Maybe everyone in Mumble will finally stop.
 

Jacca

Active Member
I now have a severe lack of Projects in minecraft due to this. Anyone need help designing a regular harvester...?
 

Jacca

Active Member
Or you could do something in the real world? :p
If I have nothing to do on the server - I don't want to play on the server. Minecraft is pointless without a goal, the goal I've been planning since XP was introduced is gone. Also, Talking about Life Goals in this thread... on a minecraft forum.. is laughable...
 

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
Well, I haven't heard of a harvester that can harvest endermen without them tearing it apart, so want to design one of those for me? :)

EDIT: Would like one for my home in survival, so if you want to build/experiment there, that's fine too. It doesn't need to be exceptionally large, just work as intended.
 

Jacca

Active Member
Well, I haven't heard of a harvester that can harvest endermen without them tearing it apart, so want to design one of those for me? :)
Endermen have been nerfed to the point where they can't pick up certain blocks. Usually most harvesters are already made out of one of the materials that endermen can't pick up: Cobblestone. This is a list of blocks they can move. The only issue is actually getting them to die.
 

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
Ah, gotcha. Well... want to make one for me anyway? :p Needs to kill all mob types, spiders included. Needs to fit in a 32x32x64 block area (maximum size, would prefer it even smaller).
 

Jacca

Active Member
Ah, gotcha. Well... want to make one for me anyway? :p Needs to kill all mob types, spiders included. Needs to fit in a 32x32x64 block area (maximum size, would prefer it even smaller).
I suppose that could be done. But the output might be a tad low due to the dimensions.
 

SgtSpike

Site Admin & Server Owner
Staff member
Yeah, but I don't need stacks of everything. Just a few here and there when I want to pop in and harvest stuff.
 

DrX6X

New Member
you sure they didn't some times it doesn't drop right away check the spot again in a little bit and it will prob be there.
 

oliverw92

Retired Administrator
While we are on the subject of lag, I feel I should bring this up, as several people in number feel that by complaining to people IN mumble about lag and plugins. I need to do this.

Loader and Lilblake feel that we have plugins that don't do anything, and I don't know of any specifically.

While I don't disagree with them, come on people. If your going to complain, do it to someone who can actually do something about it. Maybe we need to review our list of plugins and remove some? They could very well be the source of the lag and crashes.
If Loader and Lilblake have something to say about it then they should man up and talk about rather than whine about it in mumble.
 

PD400

<3
If Loader and Lilblake have something to say about it then they should man up and talk about rather than whine about it in mumble.
You have saved my sanity.



EDIT:
We don't have any plugins that don't do anything (that would be silly), but there's always the possibility of one or more plugins creating excessive lag. It's just extremely difficult to figure out if that is the case, and which plugin it might be. We may be doing some testing along those lines in the near future though.
Well, I don't know about them, but I know we obviously don't have plugins that do nothing. My thinking was we might have some that cause more harm than good (lag-wise).
 
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