Mechanics and Gameplay[edit | edit source]At midnight each night, there is a 10% chance for the game to attempt to cause a zombie siege that night. If the game decides to start a siege, attempts are made each tick to start the siege until either a siege is successfully started or the sun rises. Specifically, the siege attempt is abandoned when the light level reaches 12. However, bad weather can allow siege start attempts to continue well past sunrise, since it reduces the sky's light level.
Zombie Siege Requirements[edit | edit source]
When a village is chosen as the site of a siege, attempts are made by the game to select a random siege starting point on a circle with a radius nearly equal that of the village's size. If all ten of the attempts fail, the entire siege attempt will fail, but another siege may be tried on the next game tick that passes.
If a valid siege starting point is found, a location is chosen. If the game succeeds in finding a valid zombie spawn point, the siege is started at the selected point. Otherwise, the next player's village is considered for a siege.
Siege Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Zombies will pound on the doors of buildings in an effort to break-in. If the game is set to Hard difficulty, zombies will eventually break down the door, and attack villagers as they flee. Usually, a group of zombies will gather around the door to a single building, leaving other houses open for villagers to run into. Zombie Villagers may also appear when a villager is killed by a zombie. There is a 50% chance on normal difficulty and 100% on hard that a Villager will become a Zombie Villager when killed by a Zombie. If a baby villager is killed during a siege, it may become a baby zombie villager.
When this game mechanic was added, it was accompanied by the addition of a village-defending mob: the iron golem. Iron golems will attack any zombies on sight.
Defense Strategies[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
Iron golems were added in the 12w08a snapshot a week later.
As of snapshot 12w32a, zombies are now potentially stronger because of the addition to mob armor and mob weaponry.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Imma ragdoll these zombies
OMG so many zombies.