Wither Spawner w/ Extra Bees?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by joel42, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. joel42

    joel42 New Member

    Hello Forums!
    So, I was talking with a friend of mine who runs a MindCrack FTB server, and he told me that if you place a normal skeleton spawner in the nether, it spawns wither skeletons. First off, I need to know if that's true. Also, I don't want to have to kill tons of skeletons to make a soul shard spawner for withers, so i was wondering if if i could use boney bees (which spawn skeletons when in an apiary) in the nether as a wither spawner instead.
    Thanks!
    btw, my server wants the wither spawner to eventually get nether stars for beacons and portal guns. If there's an easier way to get those, I'd love to know as well.
  2. ShneekeyTheLost

    ShneekeyTheLost Tech Support

    You can also right-click a soul shard on a spawner of the appropriate type to get an effective 200 kills out of it (one tier), so finding four or five skeleton spawners in dungeons might be a more effective method of obtaining a Tier 5 Skeleton Shard Spawner.

    I don't know if your bony bees will spawn wither skeletons in the Nether, you might want to try that out and see for yourself... assuming the flower they prefer can grow in the Nether, of course.

    There's a Wither Harvester machine done with MFFS and a Turtle which probably makes farming them much easier.
  3. hergy7

    hergy7 New Member

    With the latest update soul shards no longer spawn wither skeles. If you drag a normal skele spawner (one from a dungeon) to a fortress it will work don't know about the bees hope this helps!
  4. Mero

    Mero Active Member

    You would be better off just finding a skeleton spawner and making a drop trap and kill them with splash healing potions.
  5. Exedra

    Exedra Forum Addict

    You can get either skeleton soul shards.
  6. NightKev

    NightKev Active Member

    Skeleton spawners creating wither skeletons in the nether is a bug (which I assume is why the soulshards author decided to change it for his spawners), btw.

    @ShneekeyTheLost: That's a Wither farm, not a wither skeleton farm (which is what he wants in order to summon the wither).
  7. joel42

    joel42 New Member

    I don't believe skeleton spawners spawning withers in the nether is a bug, as they do it with soulshard spawners all the time on the mindcrack server. I guess i'll do some creative testing for myself. thanks everyone!
  8. NightKev

    NightKev Active Member

    Maybe I'm remembering wrong, but I swear a Mojang dev said that skeleton spawners shouldn't create wither skeletons in the nether (they do have their own spawner, after all).
  9. slay_mithos

    slay_mithos Well-Known Member

    Wither skeletons spawning in place of skeletons when in the nether is a bug/feature like Mojang does sometimes with ther code, taking shortcuts where they should not.

    Think of it like how the village work, and how they only enabled them in flat biomes as a result of the bug.
    Basically, the code for skeletons is the same as the one for wither skeletons, same for the zombies/zombie villager.

    The author of soul shards stated that he is not happy in the slightest that you can just fill a soul shard with skeletons and use in the nether for wither.
    He views that as an exploit and is/was working on making them separate, as far as the shards are concerned.


    But as he won't change the "normal" spawners, you can still use portalgun to take the spawner and bring it in the nether. I won't say how to bring it through dimensions, as I have no idea, but I know it is possible.
    I think AvidiaZen (on youtube) did the reverse (blaze spawner from the fortress to the overworld), so there should be a way.

    Sure, it won't be as fast, but the shard thing will get fixed one day, if not already done, so don't rely too much on that and use the normal spawner in the nether to fill a soul shard with nether skeletons directly.
  10. Evil Hamster

    Evil Hamster Active Member

    You just right click to carry a spawner with a portal gun. Walk to your nether protal. Go through. profit.
  11. Celestialphoenix

    Celestialphoenix Popular Member

    Or a mystcraft portal
  12. whythisname

    whythisname Active Member

    I've got to try that... Right now. *opens FTB*

    Edit: And finds out you can't do it with a portal gun...

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