Better Passive Mobs

Better Passives


Back in early Beta, minecraft had a different passive mob spawning system. That system was great for a hunter type of lifestyle, but it was impossible to farm mobs, because they would all vanish after a minecraft day or so, and different ones would spawn in their place. Then, Beta 1.8 came out and the spawning system was completely overhauled. Now, once spawned, a passive mob would stay forever. However, after the world was created, new mobs only spawn very, very rarely. So it was awful for hunter people but great for farmers. It was also very bad for servers, because now, all of the mobs within a thousand blocks of the server's spawn get killed off very quickly by people looking for food. This plugin seeks to fix that by melding the two systems to make one that satisfies everyone.

How it works

This plugin splits passive mobs into two categories, wild mobs and domesticated mobs. Wild mobs will spawn and despawn naturally- no matter how many of them you kill, the next day more will spawn. You can hunt them to your heart's content without feeling bad. If you actually want to farm, feed a wild mob its breeding item (Wheat, carrots, seeds, or bones). It will then become a domesticated mob. It will have a name over its head, it can be bred, and it will never despawn.


When a mob is domesticated, it will be assigned a random name from a list of default names. You can add to and modify these lists in the plugin's config.yml. Because most people probably won't like these random names, you can rename your domesticated animals by right-clicking them with a branding iron (an iron hoe). After you click them you can type the new name that you desire.

Commands and Permissions

There are no commands.

Permissions: BetterPassives.tame: allows a person to tame animals. Defaults to true. BetterPassives.rename: allows a person to rename animals. Defaults to true.


  • Once a server has used BetterPassives it will be difficult to switch back to the default spawn system. If you have used BetterPassives for a long period of time, you will find that once you uninstall it your world will be completely empty of passive mobs. Use with caution.
  • Enjoy!
  • This plugin is really cool and you need it.

Try before you download!

As mentioned in the notes section above, it's hard to switch back to the default system after using BetterPassives for any length of time. So why not try it out on another server that is already running it? BetterPassives was inspired by and developed for the wonderful folks at roleplay server, and I sincerely encourage you to give them a visit. If you don't get at least 5 welcomes when you log in for the first time, or if you don't immediately love their magnificent world, roleplay environment, and community, I'll give you the next version of BetterPassives absolutely FREE! Oh, wait... :). I'm also online there at least 2-3 times a week, so if you want to meet me in person, that's a good place to do it!

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