I was wondering from time to time why me on a horse running on asphalt sometimes didn’t work, as in i got no speed boost.
I initially assumed it has something to do with the “server” (me, singleplayer) running too slow to let me run as i got something like 200 chunk updates on the road.
And i tested reducing view distance to 2 chunks, but to no avail… 800 FPS, 2-6 chunk updates basically. Still running slow.
As i ran back and forth, i noticed that i occasionally did get a speed boost. Right next to maple trees that i’ve planted and drilled with resin bags full of maple sap in them.
That’s odd, i also had torches at each tree so there was some light and i was like… huh? Do they need light or what is going on here?
I really can’t remember if it’s been raining every time i’ve experienced the lack of speed boost in the past few days since i built this road. But this time it rained, and i got speed boosts near those trees…
I look up and there’s the canopy, rain doesn’t fall next to these trees!
So, since it was night, i hopped in my never visited bed to make the rain… GO AWAY (moaning myrtle voice) and BAM, i now have speed boost all the way regardless of my view distance.
SO, does asphalt really stop working in the rain? What is this madness?
EDIT: I might add, it’s asphalt slabs.