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A bit of a weird occurance.

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created 06/24/2019 11:33 am by Vlokecraft
last reply 06/26/2019 1:26 pm

I am the owner of a small private minecraft server. In this server, nobody except me has access to the console or anything else to that matter. Today, i logged on to see my server as it is supposed to be (With a few zombie pigmen from the nether portal, no big deal). However, during broad daylight, there was lots of lightning. Then, I looked outside of my base and saw 3 equal packs of trap skeleton horse jockeys. Same armour, Same bows. I am wondering if this is normal.


P.S. People have been talking about killing me for my loot for a while now. Could this be the cause?
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06/26/2019 1:26 pm
Level 25 : Expert Nerd
This is normal from version 1.9, if lighting strikes horse, it spawns 3 skeleton horsemen
06/26/2019 12:37 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Artist
I thought they removed that feature, huh neat.
06/26/2019 12:35 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Architect
06/26/2019 11:25 am
Level 54 : Grandmaster Dinosaur
I once had three skeleton horses near each other on PhrozenCookie 🤔 seemed a weird thing to me too but they must've spawned on their own.
06/26/2019 11:23 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Wow! Thank you so much! I was not suspecting so many replies. To TomConn; Yes, I am very lucky, I am playing on normal.

06/25/2019 2:50 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Artist
It's VERY rare, but it's possible.
06/25/2019 4:09 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
If the horse traps were spawned during a thunderstorm (since ended) but left in unloaded chunks you may have activated them when you logged in… (Activation range is supposed to be 10 blocks, so one would need to be close.)

Three at once is rare, but I've seen this in vanilla survival.
That they would [likely] need to have been in chunks that loaded when you logged on suggests someone may have 'helped' matters...
(I'm unclear about whether lightning from channeling tridents works and can not find a clear source. )

[The biome does not matter; I've seen these spawn from strikes mid-ocean.]
06/24/2019 11:53 pmhistory
Level 15 : Journeyman Cake
I don't know oif those horse traps can spawn without a thunderstorm nearby, but they do always, and I mean ALWAYS have the same armor, so that part isn't special. Lucky to have 3 of those traps though.

Well maybe the skeleton horse traps were activated, causing 3 lightning bolts to be realised.
06/24/2019 9:52 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Miner
I have yet for that to happen for me! Lucky!
06/24/2019 11:51 am
Level 43 : Master Pixel Puncher
You are a lucky bastard!
Those are skeleton horses and can only spawn if you're playing on Normal or Hard mode. Correct me if I'm wrong, but as I remember it, you have to be near, or at a plains biome, there has to be a thunder storm, and that will give you a 0,5% chance of them spawning (If you're on hard mode)
If you're playing on normal, then it's even more rare as it drops to 0,2% chance for spawning as I remember it :p

So you're in no way unlucky seeing that happen on a vanilla survival server. And no, it has nothing to do with people wanting your loot :)
06/24/2019 11:50 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Miner
It is normal to see skeleton traps during and after Lightning storms, I once saw one outside of my base on a single-player world some time ago, all of them having the same armor and bows is probably just some lucky rare occurrence, but the fact that there was lightning in broad daylight and that people have been saying that they want to kill you, the owner of the server makes me wonder if one of the peeps you invited was hacking, or invited someone who's hacking.

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