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three_two
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Level 72 : Legendary Warrior
UPDATE: June 2nd 2012

This map was created during Minecraft Beta. A lot has changed since then, specifically related to mob spawning characteristics. While still functioning in the current version of the game it no longer produces the kind of output it did in the good old days.

I see no need to update it to function as it would require a complete re-design of the entire system. Beta was really the only time to build such monstrous mob grinders as it made sense then to test the game from my end just to see what it could do.

Now that the full game is released I no longer use creative mode or mods to build such machines. I'd rather do it legit in survival mode...and so should you.

The world save for this project is no longer available because Random House Publishing has had it taken down everywhere I post it. Apparently the byte data I authored for Minecraft's game engine infringes on the copyrights they hold to a book called "The Orb Project." When I try to dispute the take down I get no response from my file hosts or Random House.

I hope the video and screenshots I produced are enough to satisfy your interests. You don't need a world save for everything. Produce your own original work. It's the only way to learn and improve your crafting. Thanks for your time :)

three_two

Additional Notes



Texture Pack: Custom default textures for The Orb project. Re-skinned glass, glowstone/glowstone dust and obsidian. Removed clouds.

Mods: Single Player Commands, World Edit, TooManyItems
Progress: 100% Complete
Tags:3D Art, Complex, Mob, Mob Trap, Grinder, Sphere, Glowstone, Obsidian, Lapis Lazuli, Iron Block, Glass, Space, Station, Globe, Circle, ML32, Epic Realms, EpicRealms

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Update #4 : 05/06/2011 9:06:34 am5/06/11

33,000k 36,000k
Thanks to the new spawn rates in Beta 1.5, The Orb is kicking out 36,000 items/hr on average. The large fluctuations in drop rate have vanished for some reason. I have tested this thoroughly but, it's possible The Orb could produce up to 40,000k.

I also added a MCMap Live image so this wasn't a total "air bump"

Update #3 : 04/18/2011 9:56:44 pm4/18/11

Added [World Save][VIDEO] detailed info and a few new pics!

Have fun!

Update #2 : 04/17/2011 2:34:09 pm4/17/11

Added a whole new set of images!

Left to do:

Still cutting out the earth around The Orb. Trying to achieve that outerspace feel even when flying around it at a distance.

Capture edit and upload video, upload world save, schematic and such.

Almost there!!!

Update #1 : 04/14/2011 10:51:50 am4/14/11

Added some more pics!

Construction on the actual orb is complete. Started and nearly finished with a satellite planet for player spawn. Now just have to cut out a few 10's of millions of blocks around it to make it look like a space station.

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Kaiwenhrt98
Level 27
Expert Ranger
November 12, 2013, 12:09 am

Are you planning on making any other mob farms?

StarmanOfPacmen
Level 1
New Network
September 29, 2013, 1:23 pm

Why is there none of these that are actually in space!? D:

Famix
Level 23
Expert Nerd
August 1, 2013, 12:33 pm

Random House publishing can kiss unicrons but if they think that they own the rights to this

Famix
Level 23
Expert Nerd
August 1, 2013, 12:31 pm

Unicron? Is that you?

joriantp
Level 1
New Miner
June 20, 2013, 9:21 am

pls put download in

ButterNoms
Level 1
New Pony
June 8, 2013, 12:23 pm

Just rename the project to "The spherical object whose name starts with an O"

felix0111
Level 1
New Miner
May 2, 2013, 9:08 am

Download?

felix0111
Level 1
New Miner
May 2, 2013, 9:07 am

h

Reyas
Level 1
New Crafter
January 11, 2013, 5:12 pm

I disapprove of your choice to not simply upload it somewhere else.

Kelster1547
Level 8
Apprentice Pony
November 11, 2012, 12:53 pm

Guys! Read! There is not a world save! He mentions that there isn't one and how you should build your own!

tijmen2002
Level 11
Journeyman Modder
October 15, 2012, 11:58 am

no clik

Assassin_JR
Level 5
Apprentice Miner
September 13, 2012, 7:20 pm

Wheres the world save

evan4686
Level 1
New Miner
September 2, 2012, 5:15 am

ohh great this one is down too

evan4686
Level 1
New Miner
September 2, 2012, 5:13 am

i heard there USED to be a v2 from the vid and it aint avaidible any more :( it was easyer to control and 60,00 items an hour!!

M3xipotomas
Level 13
Journeyman Warrior
August 9, 2012, 3:43 am

So many memories...
I'll miss you orb. All in all, it was still an amazing grinder. I wonder who'll make something better? :O

applenut
Level 22
Expert Crafter
August 3, 2012, 4:30 pm

WHY CAN'T WE DOWNLOAD THIS?????

Nutshell In Cakes
Level 1
New Miner
August 7, 2012, 9:42 am

"The world save for this project is no longer available because Random House Publishing has had it taken down everywhere I post it. Apparently the byte data I authored for Minecraft's game engine infringes on the copyrights they hold to a book called "The Orb Project." When I try to dispute the take down I get no response from my file hosts or Random House."
That is the reason WHY you can't download this

rockyfelle185
Level 4
Apprentice Explorer
September 9, 2012, 11:37 am

Upload to pirate bay

Dauen
Level 5
Apprentice Modder
August 18, 2012, 7:56 am

Random House Publishing ARE IDIOTS(understatement)

Nutshell In Cakes
Level 1
New Miner
September 16, 2012, 11:14 am

they are mad because this could get more views/clicks then their book can get sells/profit.

Dauen
Level 5
Apprentice Modder
September 18, 2012, 12:51 pm

i think random houre better never let me in cause i will go completly in-sane on then

StarRider88
Level 1
New Miner
July 31, 2012, 4:06 pm

The Orb... THAT'S WHAT SHE SAAAAIIIIID!!!!!

sihplak
Level 16
Journeyman Dragon
July 20, 2012, 7:43 am

36,000 items per hour is 12,000 items ever 20 minutes. One minecraft day is 20 minutes. Wow.

Sherlington
Level 48
Master Pyro
June 26, 2012, 3:15 pm

Very very good looking, would like to see it in the game :)

Fokker_Dr1
Level 19
Journeyman Pony
June 14, 2012, 11:18 pm

this looks a bit like unicron out of transformers

psclly
Level 5
Apprentice Engineer
May 24, 2012, 8:47 am

why the fuck is the file invalid or deleted??? on medifire

three_two
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
May 25, 2012, 8:46 am

This trap is over a year old. It doesn't work with all the changes to the game's mechanics in the last year. The save file was deleted because Random House Publishing has flagged the save as copyright infringement on one of their books titled "The Orb Project."

Happy?

Gawfield305
Level 22
Expert Spelunker
March 18, 2012, 3:57 pm

WHOAAAAAAAAA! I wish i could make a bigger WHOA than that

Gawfield305
Level 22
Expert Spelunker
March 18, 2012, 3:58 pm

Very eye popping

Mikel
Level 23
Expert Ninja
December 25, 2011, 7:03 am

is there any way to get the stupid squids away???

SvenBoogie
Level 6
Apprentice Artist
December 13, 2011, 8:18 am

Your designs are really incredible, and don't get me wrong I love the grandiosity of the huge grinders. I'd also be really interested to see though what you could come up with as far as a maximum efficiency, smaller scale grinder that would be practical/possible to build in a smp setting. Keep up the great work! =D

nuka cola
Level 1
New Miner
November 27, 2011, 5:25 am

i want to know how it works it
how did you get the mods to come down so fast

Kaiwenhrt98
Level 27
Expert Ranger
November 23, 2011, 3:07 am

uhh the passive mob spawn duzzunt work well

three_two
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
November 23, 2011, 2:27 pm

Well, it was never meant to spawn "passive" mobs. The "hostile" mob spawning has been compromised by the release of Minecraft 1.0. I haven't looked into the possible causes and solutions yet.

Krealor
Level 37
Artisan Pyro
November 3, 2011, 4:27 am

Wow... Just... Wow!

shadow18715
Level 23
Expert Modder
November 2, 2011, 2:16 pm

So, will you be making a mob trap for 1.8 or 1.9? cause the endermen tore apart a test mob trap, and now I know how to prevent them from spawing in my towers. I released some new stufff, so check it out when you can.

I still cant make it so my creations are in space like yours, plz help

Nefashus
Retired Moderator
Level 76
Legendary Toast
November 2, 2011, 9:26 am

Wow, you are pro ;o

three_two
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
November 2, 2011, 11:48 am

Thanks Nefashu! I like you're style too man :)

Nefashus
Retired Moderator
Level 76
Legendary Toast
November 2, 2011, 12:04 pm

Ohh thanks, that must mean something :O

khamelion81
Level 62
High Grandmaster Artist
November 1, 2011, 3:27 pm

umm...so what does it DO?

Mikel
Level 23
Expert Ninja
December 25, 2011, 7:01 am

drowns skellies, creepers and spiders.

RuvinRice
Level 45
Master Architect
October 9, 2011, 7:47 am

blue glowstone :D

catcatmatt
Level 1
New Miner
October 7, 2011, 6:34 pm

:O

cheese4739
Level 10
Journeyman Artist
October 2, 2011, 4:57 am

i cant download it :L

three_two
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
October 2, 2011, 12:35 pm

Fixed :)

shadow18715
Level 23
Expert Modder
September 27, 2011, 10:59 am

Oh, and I'm making a hotel, do you want to have a special room request? I have one request for now, but do you want to have a room?

shadow18715
Level 23
Expert Modder
September 27, 2011, 10:58 am

Hey, do you know how to prevent squids from spawning in water canals? My cactus farm is having more squid than cacti, more to say, Is there a way to get rid of all of the squid clogging my farm?

Daedalus_
Level 12
Journeyman Engineer
September 25, 2011, 1:21 pm

just out of curiosity are you able to use ladders instead of signs? as your warning mentions many signs being used? (im assuming) u are using the signs as water stoppers..

three_two
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
September 26, 2011, 5:56 am

Actually the sign are used on the spawn floors to trick the mobs into walking off. Ladders offer a foothold for mobs and drops to get caught on. With signs, they just pass right through :)

Daedalus_
Level 12
Journeyman Engineer
October 3, 2011, 9:02 pm

hmm interesting! learn something new every day! :P

shadow18715
Level 23
Expert Modder
September 19, 2011, 3:29 pm

Oh, and by the way, how did you make it that there is nothing in that world? Its just that orb, how did you do that?!

three_two
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
September 19, 2011, 4:01 pm

Use MCEdit or World Edit.

shadow18715
Level 23
Expert Modder
September 15, 2011, 2:43 pm

Im pretty sure you will say hell no, but here it goes. I want to find the best mob towers and have them all on one map. It may or not work, (Its a flat grass map, perfect for MCedit.), but I would like to have your permission to add this to my tower map.

(what i'll do is make a hole big enough for your sphere, then make a canal thats under the drop hole and extend it all the way to my canal, which then ill use your ice speedup canal to make it faster).

Will you allow me to attempt this or not?

three_two
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
September 16, 2011, 4:08 am

I have no problem with that as long as you don't intend to make the map publicly available. Otherwise, I'd prefer this page to be the only place people can get The Orb from.

wolfboy4949
Level 1
New Miner
September 7, 2011, 5:18 pm

i love it,but i saw one problem.how do you get down so you can use the drops?

three_two
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
September 7, 2011, 6:32 pm

It's more of a concept trap. Made for high output, design and architecture. If you built a bridge from one side and went straight long enough you'd eventually reach land :)

Amizez
Level 8
Apprentice Engineer
August 30, 2011, 7:04 pm

What sick twisted person would build one of those? You would, ML32. You would.

TuftyGoblin
Level 15
Journeyman Engineer
August 28, 2011, 2:41 am

squids spawning, but wowthat is just

RyanE.Johnson
Level 7
Apprentice Fisherman
August 19, 2011, 3:50 am

maybe a redesign if there's a height increase... 125 high mob trap = 36,000... 500 = !!!!!!!...

irongod7
Level 1
New Crafter
August 18, 2011, 10:29 am

Instead of getting the usual loot, I got a squid O_o

jsquidge
Level 1
New Miner
August 9, 2011, 11:55 am

I love it, excepting the squid that spawn in the pipes near the base. They slow down the mob drops by about .5 seconds each. Other than that good job! :D

Frezzno
Level 30
Artisan Spelunker
August 8, 2011, 5:29 am

It's so beautiful!

RipTheJakker
Level 46
Master Toast
August 2, 2011, 6:50 pm

First!

Connexx
Level 1
New Miner
July 24, 2011, 6:43 am

this is fucking awesome!

dude341234
Level 9
Apprentice Explorer
July 3, 2011, 2:34 pm

nice

SDBabies
Level 35
Artisan Creeper Hugger
June 30, 2011, 1:18 am

wow, this is amazing

three_two
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
June 30, 2011, 3:22 am

Thanks SD!

Zambsew
Level 1
New Miner
June 30, 2011, 12:17 am

impressive. But a little Overkill for me. it would be awesome if you could create a mob killer with 36k kills an hour for multiplayer. I would pay for that.

three_two
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
June 30, 2011, 3:21 am

Thanks Zambsew! I don't know if 36k on SMP is a good idea. It might be but, I haven't tried it. The problem would be that if a player was at the trap collecting, everyone else on the server would have to deal with the cpu stress of handling 200 mobs and 1000's of drops at the same time. I'm speaking in theory only, I've never actually tried it. I have read somewhere that 5k - 10k is about the highest output trap you'd want on a server. Now that that's said, I might have to do a re-design a bit more suitable for importing into an SMP map just see if a server could handle the extra load =D

SDBabies
Level 35
Artisan Creeper Hugger
June 30, 2011, 1:22 am

you can put this on multiplayer, just create a server then run the server and go into the world folder and delete all the files inside then go into run and go to %appdata% and open .minecraft folder and then open your saves folder, find this save and then open it and copy all the files into your world folder in the server you ran then just redo your server properties file and start the server again to have it on the server... now pay me :P jk

banjo_0
Level 8
Apprentice Hunter
June 25, 2011, 9:04 pm

this thing is insane but is there any chance of you hollowing this out and making it into a base that would be epic lol :P

three_two
Retired Moderator
Level 72
Legendary Warrior
June 26, 2011, 3:30 am

Ah that's funny. I was just thinking the other day that it would be kind of neat to disable the mob spawning and build a city out of my mob towers!

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