Do you like gold? Gold has many great uses whether you like the taste of golden apples or you need blocks to power your beacon a gold farm is always a great resource to have! A gold farm functions by spawning Zombie Pigmen in the nether in a controlled area, then dropping them to their death by pistons, then their drops are picked up into hoppers.
Getting started on your Gold Farm
Gold farms aren’t something you can do overnight, they demand time and preparation to function at max efficiency. You will need some basic resources to make the standard design – non-flammable block, redstone, stone, sticky pistons, wood and hoppers. A gold farm isn’t anything too complicated or hard to build just very tedious and time consuming.
Location, location, location. Your best bet when starting to build your gold farm is to find a nice large lava lake. Reasoning behind this is eventually you are going to have to eliminate areas where mobs can spawn outside of your farm, so a large lava lake will cut down on some of your slabbing time. If you have the ceiling space it’s best to build the farm above the lake. Try to find a location with the most air blocks so you have even less area to slab. Keep in my mind that you will have to slab a 64×64 area.
The above design is completely stackable and tillable. There is no hidden redstone, that is all you have to do. It’s suggested to encase your farm in a block such as stone to protect it from ghasts.
The farm works by dropping pigmen to their death, you’ll want to build your lowest spawning 25 blocks off of your collection point so they fall and die. Ideally the pigmen will either fall onto hoppers or onto half slabs on top of hoppers. If you are short on hoppers you could use a hopper mine cart loop that collects the gold.
Building up this design to around 2000 spawn spaces will give you decent efficiency and you’ll be rolling in gold. 🙂