If you have used a spawn egg to change what mobs that are spawned by the Monster Spawner, chances are, you know that there is a glitch that causes the Monster Spawner to revert to its previous mob right after spawning the new ones, thus wasting your hard earned vote fishes.
When you find a monster spawner, you would typically place torches around it to prevent the mobs to spawn, so you can safely use a spawn egg to convert the Monster spawner, right? That's where you did wrong. You shouldn't change the Monster Spawner while it is in a "ready to spawn" state (where the mob inside it is spinning at the max speed with flames around it), because if you do, it will most probably revert to its previous mobs right after you let it spawn the new mobs.
The proper way to change the Monster Spawner is, you should first remove the torches to let the current mobs spawn first, so the Monster Spawner is no longer in its "ready to spawn state". Once the spawner is no longer in its "ready to spawn" state, you can safely apply the spawn egg and the Monster Spawner will spawn the new mobs without reverting to its previous mobs. That's it! It's that simple! Hope this helps. Special thanks to Saenaria for helping me to conduct an experiment to find this out.
Note; I cannot 100% guarantee that this will work all the time, but this has worked for me every time ever since I found this out. Also, you don't lose anything by using this method (unless you derp too much and die, because you have to let the mobs spawn first)
Oh My, I was trying to do this and just gave up! Cheers! :D
That's awesome mate! Glad it worked out for you!
is any user able to do this?
Yes, spawn eggs are available for sale at spawn shops. You can buy them using vote fish. You can use the eggs to spawn the mobs, or convert a monster spawner.
Since 1.8, you can convert monster spawners using spawn egg. But since 1.9, there has been a glitch on the where when you convert a monster spawner with spawn egg, it reverts to its previous mobs right after spawning. So the thread I wrote is a guide to properly convert a monster spawner, so it doesn't revert.
So what youre saying is i can change my zombie spawner to a skellie one using a skelly egg? Hence making it forever spawn skeletons and make a farm out of that - Thanks
Yes, it will stay like that permenantly and you can make farms out of it. You can only use eggs that are available for sale at spawn shops.
You can convert it to skellie spawner, but not with skellie egg, because they are not for sale at spawn. Instead, you buy the Rattle Ticket, that will get an admin to use a skellie egg to convert the spawner for you.
Just because interesting.. Why there is no posibilities to buy skellie egg directly?
It is to prevent use of it in the nether.
What is the problem with having a skeleton spawner in the Nether? (This is will probably be "oh duh" for me, but I can't think of the reason.)
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