In our ongoing war against the lag, we are implementing a new weapon tomorrow: FarmLimiter. Starting tomorrow, mob counts on the survival servers will be monitored and restricted by this plugin. It works by tracking how many mobs are within a certain radius and killing off additional mobs once an area reaches its limit. Here are the limits we are currently planning to implement:
- No more than 50 mobs (of all types) within a radius of 3 blocks.
- No more than 25 passive mobs within a radius of 5 blocks (limits farms)
- No more than 10 hostile mobs within a single block (limits grinders)
- No more than 10 turtles within a radius of 5 blocks (turtles cause a LOT of lag)
In addition to this automated system we are implementing two new rules: Mob grinders must have a mob-holding-chamber that is either 1×1 or 1×2 blocks in size. Also, any attempt to circumvent these automated systems is prohibited. This system is in place to prevent lag and make the servers playable – remember we are all in this boat together and nobody wins if someone tries to sink it.