Affects Version/s: 220.127.116.11 Beta, 1.14.60 Hotfix
Fix Version/s: None
Platform:Windows 10 - PC
PendingTicks aren't processed outside of simulation distance. This can allow players to keep generating more and more pendingTicks in a chunk outside of simulation distance until the game crashes whenever that chunk is loaded. It then would require a third party program to remove. This however takes some time. The most noticable effect would be an incredibly large world size.
Players could encounter this while being AFK at a farm and not realising that they are still half-loading another redstone contraption, which could easily produce pendingTicks and make the world unusable.
I would expect the game to stop the amount of pendingTicks scheduled from exceeding a certain amount, or for pendingTicks to be processed outside of simulation distance.
Steps to reproduce:
- place lots of dispensers containing a lava bucket on the edge of simulation distance (more dispensers means you generate them faster, so do lots to speed things up)
- put them on a fast clock
- afk for a while and then note the large increase in your world size
There are other ways to produce pendingTicks, but this is one of the simplest.