Now me personally i have alot of contrapions that need redstone. so when i joined the mc central skyblock server i thought it would be nothing diffirent. I try to build automatic melon and pumkin farms and all the redstone keeps disapearing! Now i know this is to prevent lag but it is very anoying to keep having to put the redstone back that defeats the point of the automatic part.
You hit the bullseye regarding redstone causing lag, and yes, it does defeat the purpose of an automatic farm, but as I see it, if automatic farms were enabled, then people making these would cause an immense amount of lag.
If you are looking for an automatic way of making money, i would recommend mob grinding. Spawners are the most effective way of making money and they are the easiest to work with as well. As of this season, magma spawners and enderman spawners are the best types of spawners.
Otherwise, if you really prefer selling melons/pumpkins, i would go big and make a large farm and get my hands on a fortune 3 axe. Coupled with a few haste and speed beacons, you'll be on your way.
Other than that, making large crop farms and using a harvest hoe is another decent method and probably the closest you'll get to automatic farms.
Like SilentWhispers said, you can use spawners if you want afk ways to make money.
But redstone related:
Redstone clocks that envolve redstone dust are disabled but there are other ways for you to make clocks, using repeaters, for example.
When it comes to pistons not being able to push blocks that does only affect (in farming) melons, pumpkins and sugar cane, so you can't afk this, but you can still use pistons for other kinds of awesome redstone contraptions!
Have fun and have an awesome day!
Posted Feb 10, 19
· Last edited Feb 11, 19by Malivo