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Do you monsters need a certain amount of room to spawn?

#1BluePenManPosted 1/21/2011 6:04:41 PM
I tried my hand at building a monster trap, built each space with 3 blocks of empty space above, and removed all the torches. I then put myself in a safe room, walked away for 5 minutes, and came back. nothing has spawned yet. Do I need more space? And yes, I'm not on peaceful/easy. >_>
Here's a pic to show how it looks.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/BluePenMan/monsterarea.jpg
Simple, I know, but w/e.
Anything else I've done wrong?
Thanks.
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#2dnd22Posted 1/21/2011 6:16:44 PM
I need much more room to spawn since I'm a fatty.

No but seriously, I just dealt with the issue you're beginning to run into.

You need your monster generation room to be 30x30x6, or maybe even bigger (length x width wise), depending on how much monsters you want to generate.
#3AlkVelronPosted 1/21/2011 6:20:34 PM
-can't see what's in the image-

-can't offer helpful advice-
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#4BluePenMan(Topic Creator)Posted 1/21/2011 6:43:00 PM
This is it. It's just a room. -_-
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/BluePenMan/monsterroom2.jpg
30*7*6
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#5LusterPaladinPosted 1/21/2011 6:48:05 PM(edited)
Ahh, I see the problem, you have too many torches!

But seriously, depending on how many caves are above/underneath your spawning room you get less or more spawns in the room.
To fix that you just place torches on ground level, and in all the caves above and below it, if that still doesn't work, make sure you are farther than ~25 blocks, they can't spawn that close, and still if you get no spawns, it's time to expand.
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#6BluePenMan(Topic Creator)Posted 1/21/2011 7:04:18 PM
Ok, that's the issue. Didn't know you needed to be a certain distance away. thanks!
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#7LusterPaladinPosted 1/21/2011 9:22:43 PM
Yeah no problem, just return to the favor to someone else.
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#8RingoPosted 1/22/2011 8:36:42 AM
As it's been said, the minimum spawn range is 25 blocks. Nothing will spawn within 24 blocks of your character. As for the maximum spawn distance, nothing will spawn beyond 75 blocks, I believe. Or maybe it's 85. I forget, but it's very difficult to exceed that if you're building a spawner, as the grid would have to be gigantic.