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Mob Anxiety

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created 08/20/2019 10:21 am by Ealain
last reply 09/04/2019 3:52 pm
Hey PMC!

I'm trying to figure out why mobs give me random anxiety these days. When I was younger, I played for hours on end without batting an eye, except maybe for the endermen after they aggro. Now, my heart lurches if I see a skeleton walking out of a dark cave (especially into my strip mine). I'm also deeply unsettled by the fact the zombies' skin is almost the same color as grass.

Perhaps I'm only just now realizing how scary mobs would be IRL. IDK, I've played horror games like outlast and until dawn before, but now minecraft mobs are scary? OOF.
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09/04/2019 3:52 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Blacksmith
frozenfang100
I don't usually find mobs too scary but I've been playing on a hardcore world for a while now and they get a lot scarier when you can't respawn. There have been a lot of times creepers sneak up on me and once i wan't fast enough with my shield and i got down to 3 hearts. now THAT was scary.
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08/27/2019 1:58 pmhistory
Level 43 : Master Professor
Peridot XJ9
Honestly, I never really thought Mobs were scary, especially because I re-textured them to look like silly things (ex; Skeletons look like droids in my resource pack). Maybe it's also because I've been desensitized to their mass media appearances and are even plushies for crying out loud! If you don't want to be scared of mobs anymore, maybe try re-texturing them with cuter, derpier faces, or just go into creative mode and slap them in the face, realizing they're pretty much useless and hilarious creatures that you can beat up with the guerrilla (in 1.9+) method in the long run.
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08/27/2019 1:38 pm
Level 26 : Expert Explorer
samn
yeah i agree they can be scary, personally I hate mineshafts as mobs can just come from corners or above, so constantly look around. Also some of the ambient sounds are a bit eerie
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08/23/2019 4:53 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Birb
AUI80
i think chickens are the most scariest mob of them all

this is me when i see a chicken in minecraft
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08/26/2019 3:45 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Well, they do have small beady eyes and can fit through 1 block gaps... not to mention baby zombie jockeys!
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08/27/2019 1:13 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Birb
AUI80
ikr
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08/23/2019 6:02 pm
Level 46 : Master Dragon
Hashs
As a hardcore mode player, skeletons are really frightening because they're so deadly. If you don't have a shield, one can end your run in seconds.
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08/26/2019 3:45 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
In all my time playing minecraft I haven't really delved into hardcore... that does sound scary though! I can barely handle the skellies in normal mode. Do you play hardcore often?
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08/26/2019 4:43 pm
Level 46 : Master Dragon
Hashs
I started a few months ago, even since I never really play normal survival except when I'm making datapacks. So yeah, pretty often. It makes everything more impactful because a single mistake and you have to start over, losing everything you had.
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08/26/2019 4:57 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
That's crazy! I might try playing it soon, you've inspired me!
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08/22/2019 7:45 pm
Level 14 : Journeyman Miner
KrissieFox1
Endermen used to scare me, now they only make me panic if I anger one. What really gets to me is phantoms. I anxiously watch the sky every time it rains or the suns tarts to go down. I'm afraid dot leave buildings at night because I always imagine their creepy sounds and seeing one bang into my window.
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08/26/2019 3:44 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Oh my gosh! I came back to the phantoms and had no warning about them. I was playing and suddenly a screech came from above and I was so Shocked! Now I carry a bed in my inv lol.
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08/22/2019 7:38 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Artist
Purple1947
It depends on the mob...?
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08/26/2019 3:43 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
True... For me it's the skeletons, zombies, husks... less so with creepers but if I'm not expecting a hiss then... aww man.
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08/22/2019 6:16 pm
Level 42 : Master Robot
Wikimaster0
I only experience this with the new bee mobs.
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08/26/2019 3:42 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Is it because they are so large? That's what makes the spiders creepier for me. (Spiders are cute during the day when they won't attack you unless provoked!)
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08/31/2019 11:02 pm
Level 42 : Master Robot
Wikimaster0
No it's mostly because bees and wasps kinda creep me out IRL so having realistic bee noises and behavior doesn't sit well with me.
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08/22/2019 5:53 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Dragonborn
Muted_57
I had the same problem, what I would do is go on Hard, make a tower and farm Enderman, after killing tons of those you shouldn't be jumping much anymore, unless a creeper jumps you from above in a raveen.
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08/26/2019 3:41 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Aww man, enderman scare me the least now since they are my favorite mob. Ravines in general creep me out for some reason...
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08/21/2019 8:15 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Duolingo
I don't care if mobs are scary or not, did you take your Spanish lessons?
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08/27/2019 2:02 pm
Level 43 : Master Professor
Peridot XJ9
I already have. Not only have I taken up to Spanish 2, but I've also graduated High School as well. >:3
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08/22/2019 2:29 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
LilyBlossom6
i am also learning french :D but i used to do spanish.
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08/22/2019 5:49 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Duolingo
That's fine
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08/21/2019 8:55 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
No, because I signed up to learn French :3
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08/22/2019 5:49 pm
Level 1 : New Explorer
Duolingo
Ok. Cool
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08/23/2019 2:03 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Lynxtene
I am learning German/Deutsch
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08/24/2019 8:46 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
Duolingo
Ok.
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08/21/2019 2:25 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Ranger
Energy Master
Never thought of the mobs as scary, maybe it’s all the horror games getting to your head too much?
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08/21/2019 4:01 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Maybe... I keep expecting the chase music to start when I'm spotted in a cave lol.
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08/21/2019 7:40 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Scribe
sepamc
oooh...creepers scare the living bejeebus out of me
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08/21/2019 8:55 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Especially when you hear a hiss right behind you!! :O
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08/21/2019 4:24 am
Level 44 : Master Pixel Puncher
TomConn
I think that just like a horror game: The longer you play, the less scary it becomes. I remember being so afraid of the dark and the mobs that lurked within it during the alpha days when I started playing. Now-a-days though. Not so scary unless I'm trying to protect a village and a raid starts in which case, it's scary because I don't want to lose all my hard work.
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08/21/2019 3:28 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Maybe I've been away so long that mobs are scaring me like they did when I first started the game. I think you're onto something about the fear of hard work, as the worst moments for me are when I hear mobs and am near lava in my mines.
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08/21/2019 11:17 am
Level 11 : Journeyman Mage
Amy Owl
I think most of the monsters are rather cute. Creepers, for example.
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08/21/2019 4:00 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Oh yeah! I think the creepers are cute/nicely designed... still, cute things can't be creepy in different instances.
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08/21/2019 11:10 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
LilyBlossom6
i am definitely afraid of mobs and hostile creatures. i usually play in creative, but my cousin made me play in survival and lock it in normal mode. I've been doing ok, but i've benn avoiding all mobs and noises from them i hear. i did have to face off a creeper though.
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08/21/2019 3:59 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Oooh going from creative mode to normal mode is a big jump. I've never played hardcore but on har difficulty zombies can open doors... crazy! I hope the fight with the creeper ended well for you!
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08/21/2019 6:31 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
LilyBlossom6
it did! i defeated it while my cousin was in the bathroom though, and i didn't get any gunpowder from it though, so i couldn't prove it to her.
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08/21/2019 7:15 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Aww, that's a shame... any other fun adventures happen during your playthrough? :o
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08/22/2019 2:28 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Architect
LilyBlossom6
well i was able to build a house on a floating island i found. and i watched i skeleton burn in the daylight and it dropped a bone and i was able to tame a wolf!
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08/20/2019 12:48 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Toast
Longrange100
It depends on the mob, The wither skeletons scare me
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08/21/2019 3:28 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Wither skeletons are very creepy!!
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08/20/2019 11:17 am
Level 13 : Journeyman Scribe
faust1973
minecraft can turn into a horror game at the drop of a hat and nobody can convince me otherwise

typically most mobs don't bother me too much, but the noises ghasts make always creep me out
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08/23/2019 2:10 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Lemon
Darth Lemon
i finally found someone i can relate to o.o
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08/20/2019 11:35 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
Yeah it can! Especially with all the new structures and infinite world... Ghasts are spooky, but I try to remember it's just the noises a cat makes slowed down lol.
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08/20/2019 1:00 pm
Level 41 : Master Demolitionist
busterdogtnt
Mobs don't really scare me much, but if a zombie falls from a overhead cave system or something that will scare me.
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08/21/2019 4:01 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
That would be insane! Especially if the fall damage isn't enough to kill it. Like a jump scare.
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08/20/2019 11:47 am
Level 43 : Master Pixel Puncher
Nitgo
I remember first downloading the game 6.5 years ago, and digging a hole in the ground to avoid zombies.
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08/20/2019 1:08 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
CGL18
I remember that’s what I did when I first played survival
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08/20/2019 12:27 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Artist
Ealain
:O Yeah, a hole is always a good first defense. Have you ever played in hardcore mode?

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