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#1

Zygrograxgra
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:30 PM

So, playing on peaceful, can't find dungeons, but want TNT? Look no further!
Introducing, Creeper Eggs!
The logic behind this is that sulfur IS their eggs!
So, during the night, Regardless of difficulty, creeper eggs would spawn.
at day-light, they would have a 100-0 not chance of hatching on PEACEFUL
on easy: 60-40
on normal: 50-50
on hard: 30-70
those that don't hatch, break, dropping 0-1 sulfur.
If broken at night they would drop 0-2 sulfur.
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#2

RockBreaker

Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:45 PM

No. What would be the point of having TNT's supplies readily available for anyone on any difficulty...


The reason creepers drop sulfur is because they are one of the harder monsters to kill. This effectively makes TNT one of the harder items to create.

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#3

Bowserking64
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:53 PM

No, Would make things easier :|
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#4

PickeBicke
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:57 PM

I think the idea of Creeper eggs would be cool, but not for this reason.
Instead, since Notch has said he'd like to have Boss Mobs, make these part of the Creeper Boss' minions! Each egg would spawn 1-2 Creepers!
God.. I can just imagine the size of the crater this would leave!!  :SSSS:  :sand:  :sand:  :sand:
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#5

Zygrograxgra
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:59 PM

you know people, others may want tnt, or string, while playing on peaceful. Think of others first.
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#6

PickeBicke
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 04:10 PM

Zygrograxgra said:

you know people, others may want tnt, or string, while playing on peaceful. Think of others first.
I would say they should only spawn on peaceful if that's the reason for them.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 04:19 PM

Thread takeover commence. Fire idea cannons.
Rather than having a random, abundant source of TNT...

I think that there should be a very rare chance of encountering a Creeper Nest.
These are like dungeons in the sense that they are dimly lit enclosed areas with special spawns, but the nests about half as common. Perhaps there could be some sort of creepy fog in a 20-block radius around it, so you know when you're getting close to a nest.

This nest would have a 70% chance of having some mineable bones in and around it, and a 100% chance of having 2-5 creeper eggs. These would be soft-shelled blocks that are roughly the shape of a diamond ( :iapprove: )

When approaching the eggs, there is a variable percentage that the block would break open and a Creeper Hatchling would spawn. The percentage for this could be similar to the OP's egg hatching percentage...

On Peaceful: 100-0 There's no danger.
On Easy: 70-30 Not a big chance of encountering one, but you'll still need to be wary.
On Normal: 50-50 It's getting risky- there's half a chance of it hatching now!
On Hard: 30-70 The odds are against you! Most of the eggs will hatch!

When destroyed, the Creeper Eggs would always drop at least one sulfur. However, there's also a very rare chance of the baby creeper hatching as soon as you break it... you're never completely safe.

Here's a summary of what would be added:

Name: Creeper Egg block.
Picture:  :VV:
Looks: Has similar coloration to the Creeper itself, and could be like the shape of a diamond.
Destroying: It breaks as fast as Sand. You do not collect a block of it.
Special: Has a variable percentage of breaking and spawning a Baby Creeper when the player gets within two blocks of it. There's a very rare chance of it also spawning a Baby Creeper when destroyed by the player.

Name: Bone Block
Picture: Posted Image
Looks: Looks like a few bones lying on a stone block.
Destroying: Mines a bit faster than Coal, drops 1-3 bones.
Special: Commonly found around creeper nests.

Name: Baby Creeper Mob.
Picture:  :Zombie:
Looks: Looks about a quarter-1/2 the size of the regular creeper, with a slightly bigger head and feet.
Behavior: When spawned, attempts to attack the player. Touching it deals half a heart of damage, and occasionally it will fizzle and explode in a very weak explosion, destroying only one block and dealing two hearts of damage.
Special: When attacked, any nearby creepers will run to its aid.
Drop: 0-2 gunpowder/ sulfur.

All in all, I really think my idea should be implemented. It adds more depth to the otherwise bland mob lives, creates a way to get bones on peaceful, and evokes feelings of being in an Alien nest. The rewards aren't too easy or too hard to get, and you'll have to face a tough decision- slaughter innocent eggs or newborns to get some sulfur?

If people like my idea I can add a Mother Creeper.
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#8

Zygrograxgra
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 04:22 PM

Equeon said:

Thread takeover commence. Fire idea cannons.
Rather than having a random, abundant source of TNT...

I think that there should be a very rare chance of encountering a Creeper Nest.
These are like dungeons in the sense that they are dimly lit enclosed areas with special spawns, but the nests about half as common. Perhaps there could be some sort of creepy fog in a 20-block radius around it, so you know when you're getting close to a nest.

This nest would have a 70% chance of having some mineable bones in and around it, and a 100% chance of having 2-5 creeper eggs. These would be soft-shelled blocks that are roughly the shape of a diamond ( :SSSS: )

When approaching the eggs, there is a variable percentage that the block would break open and a Creeper Hatchling would spawn. The percentage for this could be similar to the OP's egg hatching percentage...

On Peaceful: 100-0 There's no danger.
On Easy: 70-30 Not a big chance of encountering one, but you'll still need to be wary.
On Normal: 50-50 It's getting risky- there's half a chance of it hatching now!
On Hard: 30-70 The odds are against you! Most of the eggs will hatch!

When destroyed, the Creeper Eggs would always drop at least one sulfur. However, there's also a very rare chance of the baby creeper hatching as soon as you break it... you're never completely safe.

Here's a summary of what would be added:

Name: Creeper Egg block.
Picture:  :)
Looks: Has similar coloration to the Creeper itself, and could be like the shape of a diamond.
Destroying: It breaks as fast as Sand. You do not collect a block of it.
Special: Has a variable percentage of breaking and spawning a Baby Creeper when the player gets within two blocks of it. There's a very rare chance of it also spawning a Baby Creeper when destroyed by the player.

Name: Bone Block
Picture: Posted Image
Looks: Looks like a few bones lying on a stone block.
Destroying: Mines a bit faster than Coal, drops 1-3 bones.
Special: Commonly found around creeper nests.

Name: Baby Creeper Mob.
Picture:  :)
Looks: Looks about a quarter-1/2 the size of the regular creeper, with a slightly bigger head and feet.
Behavior: When spawned, attempts to attack the player. Touching it deals half a heart of damage, and occasionally it will fizzle and explode in a very weak explosion, destroying only one block and dealing two hearts of damage.
Special: When attacked, any nearby creepers will run to its aid.
Drop: 0-2 gunpowder/ sulfur.

All in all, I really think my idea should be implemented. It adds more depth to the otherwise bland mob lives, creates a way to get bones on peaceful, and evokes feelings of being in an Alien nest. The rewards aren't too easy or too hard to get, and you'll have to face a tough decision- slaughter innocent eggs or newborns to get some sulfur?

If people like my idea I can add a Mother Creeper.
that's not thread take over, that's good ideas
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#9

PickeBicke
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 04:48 PM

Can I have a baby creeper as a pet?

... +100000 to Equeon's ideas! Add the Mother/Boss Creeper!!
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:04 PM

The only reason I didn't add her earlier is because it's a bit of a sticky predicament.
The Mother Creeper would defend her babies, obviously.

And how would she attack? Explode? There goes the nest... and babies... and any possible rewards...

She would have to have some sort of attack that would somehow not obliterate the entire nest.
Any ideas?
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#11

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:14 PM

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:22 PM

Equeon said:

The only reason I didn't add her earlier is because it's a bit of a sticky predicament.
The Mother Creeper would defend her babies, obviously.

And how would she attack? Explode? There goes the nest... and babies... and any possible rewards...

She would have to have some sort of attack that would somehow not obliterate the entire nest.
Any ideas?

Mini creeper babies jump out of the big mother boss, trying to explode near you.

Oh, what if you kill the mother creeper, the whole nest will explode :Furnace:
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#13

PickeBicke
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:29 PM

Yihka said:

Equeon said:

The only reason I didn't add her earlier is because it's a bit of a sticky predicament.
The Mother Creeper would defend her babies, obviously.

And how would she attack? Explode? There goes the nest... and babies... and any possible rewards...

She would have to have some sort of attack that would somehow not obliterate the entire nest.
Any ideas?

Mini creeper babies jump out of the big mother boss, trying to explode near you.

Oh, what if you kill the mother creeper, the whole nest will explode :)
But doesn't having baby creepers jump out to explode at you defeat the fact that the Mother is try to protect them... by sacrificing them?
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