5 Main Reasons Why Your Minecraft World Lags

BY ANNE

Anne

Writer and Storywriter

PUBLISHED 2 MONTHS AGO

Minecraft is a sandbox game that, like any other game, can occasionally experience lag and errors. But some players, in particular, experience more lag than usual due to unknown reasons. These reasons may be related to the desktop they use or the game itself. Here are the top 5 reasons why your world lags in Minecraft.

5 Main Reasons Why Your Minecraft World Lags

1. Number of Players

Minecraft is available on several computer operating systems and was recently released for consoles. The game reached one million sales less than a month into its beta. Due to the freedom that is afforded players and the infinite number of ways the game can develop, it is unsurprising that Minecraft has been a commercial success.

On this page, you will see Minecraft Live Player Count or the players currently playing the game—how many players playing it on a monthly average playing Minecraft every month? Together with the number of maximum players or peak players every month. These preliminaries settled, he did not care to put off any longer the execution of his design, urged on to it by the thought of all the world was losing by his delay, seeing what wrongs he intended to the right, grievances to redress, injustices to repair, abuses to remove, and duties to discharge.

To amend this problem, it is wise to keep a maximum cap on how many players can join your world, upgrade your network infrastructure via RAM upgrades, or seek professional hosting. Don’t expect to run a Minecraft world with hundreds or thousands of players without a high-quality machine or a professional host.

2. Number of Entities

Entity tiles, items, shot or thrown projectiles, area effect clouds, and experience orbs do not have current health. Most entities can be pushed around by water currents, and some can have their trajectory altered by explosions if already traveling at speed. Some entities can be renamed by using a name tag on them.

Entities with a health status include mobs, players, boats, boats with chests, and minecarts; Entities cannot pass through solid blocks, excluding vexes. Most entities prevent blocks from being placed in their space, except for resources (dropped items) and experience orbs, which are automatically pushed out of the block to open air.

Much like the presence of players, entities like mobs can induce plenty of lag on their own. If a solid block enters an entity’s space, such as falling sand or a swinging door, it is free to move out of the solid block but not back in. For example, if a door is closed on you, you can jump up and stand on top of the bottom-half door block if there is air above the door.

If you are operating a large world with several entities simulating at once, lag may be the least of your issues, as a vast entity count can even cause crashes. Considering a world/server must simulate the activity of every entity currently loaded in a world’s chunks, it takes quite a bit of RAM once the entity count starts to increase.

3. Distance from your Server

The view-distance setting on your Minecraft server determines the distance a player can see within the world based on chunks. The higher the view distance, the further you can see into Minecraft. However, seeing additionally uses up RAM, so the lower the view distance, the better your Minecraft server will perform. The server view distance is the amount of world data the server will send to the client.

This will be measured in chunks in each direction as a radius. As an example of how many chunks are loaded, we can take the default view distance of 10 and double it to get the diameter of the view distance. While there are ways to mitigate ping, sometimes a player’s location in a particular region can lead to in-game lag. There are undoubtedly various ways to address ping in-game.

When you are hosting a Minecraft world/server, location is critical. Sometimes a server’s hosting location is too far away for players in certain parts of the world. Depending on how far away a player’s machine is from the server, it takes longer to communicate back and forth. This is typically known across gaming as ping and applies to Minecraft, like many other games.

4. Spamming Commands on Console

The messages or errors are only hidden and not fixed! Useful if you want to hide errors or messages that spam the server console and get huge-sized server logs. This plugin was made to stop console spam when you can’t fix the issue and prevent other issues because of intense console spam and unreadable console logs. It’s very useful on modded servers where some mods can cause a lot of console spam. 

Like handling mobs and players, your world has to handle the in-game console differently. If a command block executes commands repetitively and quickly or a plugin displays clockwork errors, connection problems can ensue. Whenever you order a new server from us, it is set up and managed through the Multicraft panel.

The Multicraft panel has a whole range of useful tools to help manage your server, from in-browser config files, or being able to set up scheduled tasks without the use of plugins. However, one feature many users find annoying is the constant /list of spam in the console whenever your server is online.

Multicraft uses the /list command to check if your server is online and the number of players on it. However, if you are running a server that can support plugins, there is a way to prevent this from showing up in your console and spamming your logs.

5. Additional Plugins and Mods

Mods and plugins are amazing tools that help spice up your gameplay. As they each require what can pretty much be called different server launchers, it is not possible to add both of these types of addons by simply using forge or bukkit. The difference in coding and purpose did not allow for merging. There’s also the matter of compatibility.

Many mods and plugins don’t work well together, leading to errors causing in-game hang-ups and dumping errors into the command console. This leads to plenty of headaches for an administrator. The best fix is to upgrade your Minecraft server’s RAM capacity or remove/disable specific non-compatible mods. At the very least, figure out what plugins or mods are having issues and seek to resolve them.

There’s also the matter of compatibility. Many mods and plugins do not work well together, leading to errors causing in-game hang-ups and dumping errors into the command console. This leads to plenty of headaches for an administrator. The best fix is to upgrade your Minecraft server’s RAM capacity or remove/disable specific non-compatible mods. At the very least, figure out what plugins or mods are having issues and seek to resolve them.

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