Tier requirement is the building requirement. When you're in the room, in the bottom right it will tell you the size and tier of the rroom.
Not sure about lavish/frugal where that option is.
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Oddly enough, the mass death does not apply to farmed plants. I planted about a 100 pineapples, papaya all next to each other trying to make it overcrowded. Let it sit, zero deaths.
Has anyone used the command to kill all plants? I didnt look to hard, not sure if there's a command to spawn them all again and see if it resolves itself?
On my server, we have had zero issues with finding good quantities. Heck, at one point it was becoming hard to find rock and not ore. I find that just takes looking in multiple locations. Under 8.0, I had issues finding good, large quantities, yet on the public servers I saw mines where it looked like the walls were made of ore.
Be patient. If you mine in a certain location and cannot find it, look in another location. Also, keep in mind if you're near the edge of a biome and you're mining down on an angle as most do, you can cross into another biome that does not have it. Stick to the sandstone and you should be good.
I have a similar issue, running an AMD 480x, older CPU i7 3820. I think it's the AMD drivers. I also have a shader issue where I eventually have to disconnect and reload. My son plays on a 1070 with no issues.
I have had this on multiple servers. At this point I'm assuming it's a bug and will be fixed. In Rainforest, all plants died. Trees and mushrooms are fine. In grasslands, about 10 - 20%. Deserts, about 50%. Anything farmed in these areas seem to not be affected by it.
2nd server, about the same. Except this time it's the grassland. Not sure why its happening on private servers but not on the public test servers, at least the I logged into for a few minutes.
My son and I play on our own server. Downloaded and setup new server yesterday (September 10 2020). We log on today to play, about 80% of all rain forests are dead. The grassland areas have about 10 - 20% death of all plants. Only thing we changed on server was the size, whitelisting ourselves as admins, meteor set to 999 days and skill level rate increase. Everything else is default. Is this expected? There is zero pollution, heck, I'm still just on wood no stone yet.
I am going to back up and save the server and create a new one. I can provide more details if needed, I'm not sure what should be provided.
PS. Played on 8.0 for about 100 days straight (we set meteor to 999). We had zero issues of plant death on that server, with the exception of pollution as expected though.