Over the past few weeks, we have noticed more and more payers started using alts to load various different farms without the need to be present.
This goes from automatic cow spawner farms, automatic guardian farms but also creeper farms that still require manual killing. While some make sense, some really don't. All these extra chunks and loaded mobs take a toll on server performance. Let's take a look at the numbers...
On October 24, 2022, We had a peak of 150 concurrent players
. At this time chunks were taking up 32.6%
of the server tick while mobs were taking up an additional 24.02%
On December 2, 2022, We had a peak of 92 concurrent players
. At this time chunks were taking up 33.76%
of the server tick while mobs were taking up an additional 30.81%
So, what this means is that while there were 38% fewer players
online chunks went up by 3.5%
and entities went up by 28.26%
Creepers went from 1.25% to 4.09%
. That's a 227.2% increase
Cats went from 0.4% to 3.07%
That's a 667% increase
We also have to keep in mind that other things are affected by this. While these are smaller tick usages, the increments are staggering.