Enemies spawning on my roof.

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  1. FDru

    FDru Doctor Bones

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    How do I stop this from happening? I notice it a lot during blood moons, but occasionally a slime will spawn up there normally. I'd rather that nothing spawned up there at all.
     
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  2. thatmarkguy

    thatmarkguy Tim

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    If your roof is an outdoor flat surface, things can spawn there.

    Solutions:
    -Have your NPCs near the roof, should deter mob spawns.
    -Have your roof reach the very top of the map. No game space above your roof = no spawns there.
    -Coat your roof in a thin film of lava. Things will still spawn there, but they won't live to tell the tale.
     
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  3. frederickson

    frederickson Squirrel

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    This is a serious question, not a troll comment:

    Why does it matter?
     
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  4. Minky

    Minky Slimed Zombie

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    Not only does this serve a grand purpose, y0u can also sing about how the roof has become combustible, how you require no water, and how the fornicator can burn.
     
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  5. MiniManolinho

    MiniManolinho Slimer

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    If you provided a screenshot so that we can see how the roof is, we could find better solutions.
     
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  6. Kjulo

    Kjulo Herpling

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    Apply Any timer to a Dart shooter, they will be killed.
     
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  7. Firebrand

    Firebrand Demon Eye

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    The solution to most problems is: lava.
     
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  8. FDru

    FDru Doctor Bones

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    Here's the roof.

    theroof.JPG
    Because they jump down here into my "town".

    nottheroof.JPG
     
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  9. Minky

    Minky Slimed Zombie

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    Considering the snowy ground is ground, of course stuff can spawn on the roof. If you were to use anything that's not a naturally occurring nature-y block, it wouldn't happen. Or the lava.
     
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  10. MiniManolinho

    MiniManolinho Slimer

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    Well, seeing the roof all I can say is... Check if you have a Floating island above you. The NPCs are close enough to keep monsters from spawning, so they are probably falling from somewhere.
     
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  11. Unfair

    Unfair Green Slime

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    Permanent solution: Wire some explosives and a pressure plate on the roof. If something spawns up there again you won't have any more trouble with it.

    No, snow is just white dirt. They're spawning up there. I have a massive stone greenhouse with snow on top that they like to spawn on too.
     
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  12. Minky

    Minky Slimed Zombie

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    I'm changing my vote to Unfair's choice.
     
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  13. FranMAD

    FranMAD Doctor Bones

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    Lava should do it... make borders and put a bucker (make sure you don't get in there while playing)
     
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  14. FDru

    FDru Doctor Bones

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    I should have mentioned that they were spawning up there before I put snow on the roof ie: on plain wood blocks. So it's not just because it's snow.

    Will putting walls up there stop spawns? It seems to have worked for keeping stuff out of the lower section of the town (under the blue block floor is a massive walled open space).
     
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  15. MiniManolinho

    MiniManolinho Slimer

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    It doesn't matter, NPCs keep the monsters from Spawning if they are gathered, living somewhere. So you're wrong.
    Well, it is worth a try. If they are, indeed, spawning up there, the walls should solve. Make a test. If they keep spawning go check for a Floating Island or something.
     
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  16. Unfair

    Unfair Green Slime

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    That's dead simple to check. Load up any gun with meteor shot and fire it directly upward. If the shot comes back down you found an island. Recheck every 40 tiles in each direction approximately. If you find one drink a grav potion, fly up and use a bit of explosives on it after looting the chest. (you'll need a gold key from the dungeon)

    (See a pattern here? Explosives solve everything. )
     
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  17. Jatopian

    Jatopian Demon Eye

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    Nope. Even with Retro lighting, the area that is game space and the area that is player-accessible game space are different.
     
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  18. heatseeker

    heatseeker Green Slime

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    Normal spawning rules are bypassed during blood moons and / or invasions, including NPC spawn protection. Nothing you can do will prevent mobs from spawning on your roof during said events but - as others suggested - coating the roof in lava will provide for an easy farm.
     
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  19. Tctoocold

    Tctoocold Bone Serpent

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    monsters spawn at the edge of the screen, if you can just not see the snowy roof you have they deem it legible spawining grounds (not only applicable to ice)
     
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