Gold and ghast farm
The gold and ghast farm is a Season 4 build on top of the roof of the Nether that was constructed by Etho and Docm77. It was intended as a fun project and was not intended to be an efficient design. Etho released the episode in which he built the farm with Docm77 on 9 April 2014.
The farm takes the shape of a honeycomb suspended far above the Nether in order to maximize spawns. It operates behind a mechanic in which iron golems can hit Zombie Pigmen without aggravating hordes of them in the area. Once the Zombie Pigman (or occasional Ghast) is killed, a rail system built with hopper minecarts collects any drops through the floor. A viewing platform sits above the farm for AFK purposes.
- EthosLab (9 April 2014). "Etho MindCrack SMP - Episode 157: Gold & Ghast Farm". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-WGfdU8APM>.