It’s among the weird and wonderful things about Minecraft. Slimes are just one of the hostile mobs in Minecraft. They move around by jumping and damage a player when touched. Large Slimes split into smaller slimes when defeated. Tiny Slimes drop Slimeballs when they die. Slimes spawn naturally in Swamps and in Slime Chunks.
In Minecraft, a “Chunk” is a unit of area that’s 16 blocks long and wide. Roughly 10% of all Chunks are also Slime Chunks. These special areas are perfect locations for building Slime Farms which produce Slime, of course. Weird, wonderful. Valuable too!
Slimeballs can be added to pistons to create sticky pistons. Sticky pistons can pull blocks. This allows players to create secret doors, complex circuits like particular rising & falling edge monostable circuits, and automatic tree farms with leaf crushers that can produce enough saplings to continue planting trees (pictured below).
Slime Balls can be combined into Slime Blocks which are bouncy. When pushed or pulled Slime Blocks move other blocks next to them. Slime Blocks can be used to create item and entity launchers. They may also be used to toggle gates in Redstone Circuits over long distances. They can even be used to create flying machines that quarry rock and clean up water. Here you can see sharonclaws‘ Sugar Cane farm being harvested by a flying combine machine!
Slime has a long history in Liberty Minecraft. In January 2016, the world’s very first Slime Chunk was discovered right under Spawn, the first town in Liberty Minecraft. NullCase created a simple farm and produced a bulk of the world’s Slime over the next two years. This farm cut the price of Slime Blocks from $100 per block to just $1 per block, a 99% price decline. Below you can see the price of 1 Slime Block was still $50 in April 2016!
In December 2017, a new Slime Farm designed by ilmango was introduced to Liberty Minecraft by Cbar_ but his production was off the market. In January Haksndot discovered the farm. It was sitting idle and overflowing with Slime! Months earlier, NullCase discovered several Slime Chunks in his stone quarry and seized the opportunity to create an even more efficient farm. The new farm was completed last week.
From $0.77 per block, Slime prices have fallen by another 98.3% in February 2018. A Slime Block which cost $100 two years ago now costs just 1.4 cents! This writer anticipates further innovation will continue to drive down Slime costs in Liberty Minecraft.