Minecraft 1.8 Is Frightening

If you thought exploring dark caves with the constant threat of creepers was bad enough, wait until you get a load of this new mob. The new enemy you see above is called the Enderman, and Notch’s description of how they behave won’t be for the faint of heart:

“So I made it passive until you looked straight at it… Suddenly you could walk up to these looking beasts (they’re three meters tall) and watch them as they moved their blocks around, but as soon as you happened to look straight at them, they’d attack. And by “straight at them”, I mean putting the reticle on top of them. You can keep them visible on screen and actually look straight at them in real life, but as soon as your in game character looks straight at them, boom.”

“So to really drive home the point of looking at them being bad, I made the Endermen freeze and turn towards you when you look at them. As long as you look straight at them, they stand perfectly still and look straight at you. As soon as you look away, they will run (very fast) towards you.”

“And they teleport. If they’re too far away to reach you in a short period of time, they will teleport about once per second. They try to make sure they always teleport to somewhere you can see.”

When they attack, you know it’s your fault. When you happen to look at one, you can keep looking at it to figure out how to deal with it, but you know it WILL reach you very fast once you stop looking at it.

Well, umm, nice knowing you guys.

The Word of Notch