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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

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 28
  • Expert Ranger
  • November 12, 2013, 12:09 am
Are you planning on making any other mob farms?
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Why is there none of these that are actually in space!? D:
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  • 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
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  • Famix
  • Level 23
  • Expert Nerd
  • August 1, 2013, 12:31 pm
Unicron? Is that you?
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  • joriantp
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 20, 2013, 9:21 am
pls put download in
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  • 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"
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  • felix0111
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 2, 2013, 9:08 am
Download?
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  • felix0111
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • May 2, 2013, 9:07 am
h
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  • Reyas
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • January 11, 2013, 5:12 pm
I disapprove of your choice to not simply upload it somewhere else.
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  • 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!
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  • tijmen2002
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Modder
  • October 15, 2012, 11:58 am
no clik
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  • Assassin_JR
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Miner
  • September 13, 2012, 7:20 pm
Wheres the world save
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  • evan4686
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 2, 2012, 5:15 am
ohh great this one is down too
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  • 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!!
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  • 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
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  • applenut
  • Level 22
  • Expert Crafter
  • August 3, 2012, 4:30 pm
WHY CAN'T WE DOWNLOAD THIS?????
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"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
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  • rockyfelle185
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • September 9, 2012, 11:37 am
Upload to pirate bay
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  • Dauen
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Modder
  • August 18, 2012, 7:56 am
Random House Publishing ARE IDIOTS(understatement)
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they are mad because this could get more views/clicks then their book can get sells/profit.
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  • Dauen
  • Level 6
  • 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
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The Orb... THAT'S WHAT SHE SAAAAIIIIID!!!!!
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  • 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.
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  • Sherlington
  • Level 49
  • Master Pyro
  • June 26, 2012, 3:15 pm
Very very good looking, would like to see it in the game :)
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  • Fokker_Dr1
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Pony
  • June 14, 2012, 11:18 pm
this looks a bit like unicron out of transformers
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  • psclly
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Engineer
  • May 24, 2012, 8:47 am
why the fuck is the file invalid or deleted??? on medifire
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  • 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?
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  • Gawfield305
  • Level 23
  • Expert Spelunker
  • March 18, 2012, 3:57 pm
WHOAAAAAAAAA! I wish i could make a bigger WHOA than that
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  • Gawfield305
  • Level 23
  • Expert Spelunker
  • March 18, 2012, 3:58 pm
Very eye popping
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  • Mikel
  • Level 24
  • Expert Ninja
  • December 25, 2011, 7:03 am
is there any way to get the stupid squids away???
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Kaiwenhrt98
  • Level 28
  • Expert Ranger
  • November 23, 2011, 3:07 am
uhh the passive mob spawn duzzunt work well
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  • 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.
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  • Krealor
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Pyro
  • November 3, 2011, 4:27 am
Wow... Just... Wow!
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  • shadow18715
  • Level 24
  • 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
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  • Nefashus
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Toast
  • November 2, 2011, 9:26 am
Wow, you are pro ;o
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  • three_two
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Warrior
  • November 2, 2011, 11:48 am
Thanks Nefashu! I like you're style too man :)
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  • Nefashus
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 77
  • Legendary Toast
  • November 2, 2011, 12:04 pm
Ohh thanks, that must mean something :O
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  • khamelion81
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Artist
  • November 1, 2011, 3:27 pm
umm...so what does it DO?
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  • Mikel
  • Level 24
  • Expert Ninja
  • December 25, 2011, 7:01 am
drowns skellies, creepers and spiders.
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  • RuvinRice
  • Level 45
  • Master Architect
  • October 9, 2011, 7:47 am
blue glowstone :D
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  • catcatmatt
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 7, 2011, 6:34 pm
:O
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  • cheese4739
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Artist
  • October 2, 2011, 4:57 am
i cant download it :L
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  • three_two
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Warrior
  • October 2, 2011, 12:35 pm
Fixed :)
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  • shadow18715
  • Level 24
  • 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?
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  • shadow18715
  • Level 24
  • 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?
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  • 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..
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  • 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 :)
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  • Daedalus_
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • October 3, 2011, 9:02 pm
hmm interesting! learn something new every day! :P
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  • shadow18715
  • Level 24
  • 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?!
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  • three_two
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Warrior
  • September 19, 2011, 4:01 pm
Use MCEdit or World Edit.
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  • shadow18715
  • Level 24
  • 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?
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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  • 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 :)
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  • 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.
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  • TuftyGoblin
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Engineer
  • August 28, 2011, 2:41 am
squids spawning, but wowthat is just
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  • RyanE.Johnson
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Fisherman
  • August 19, 2011, 3:50 am
maybe a redesign if there's a height increase... 125 high mob trap = 36,000... 500 = !!!!!!!...
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  • irongod7
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • August 18, 2011, 10:29 am
Instead of getting the usual loot, I got a squid O_o
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  • 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
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  • Frezzno
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Spelunker
  • August 8, 2011, 5:29 am
It's so beautiful!
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  • RipTheJakker
  • Level 46
  • Master Toast
  • August 2, 2011, 6:50 pm
First!
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  • Connexx
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 24, 2011, 6:43 am
this is fucking awesome!
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  • dude341234
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • July 3, 2011, 2:34 pm
nice
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  • SDBabies
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Creeper Hugger
  • June 30, 2011, 1:18 am
wow, this is amazing
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  • three_two
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 72
  • Legendary Warrior
  • June 30, 2011, 3:22 am
Thanks SD!
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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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