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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:54 AM

I hear those noises all the time in monster caves, even ones I've 98% cleared out.  When I dug my own mineshafts, I would not hear those noises at all...until a few ago, when I started hearing monster noises behind the walls, as well as those creepy cave noises.  Turns out, there was a very small, narrow void space nearby -- no monsters, but they probably despawned.  Since then, I haven't heard the creepy cave sounds at all.

So...am I right to assume those noises indicate a dark zone/potential spawn point nearby, even if I don't hear any monsters?
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:55 AM

Not really much. Just to scare the shit out of you. :Notch:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:59 AM

Sniffing minerals after while will make the miner it'self hear illusionary sounds xD

Just kidding, that can be something like the Hell plane monster tempting to catch you, but you're not touchable, but you can hear then screams of hate..buahahahaha

Or Just Imaginary sounds that your miner hear when then mine too depth and in the slightly dark areas for a long time (I known fact this one)
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:08 AM

Gutchovsk said:

Sniffing minerals after while will make the miner it'self hear illusionary sounds xD

Just kidding, that can be something like the Hell plane monster tempting to catch you, but you're not touchable, but you can hear then screams of hate..buahahahaha

Or Just Imaginary sounds that your miner hear when then mine too depth and in the slightly dark areas for a long time (I known fact this one)
LOL, I know exactly what you mean...sometimes I'll even "hear" the sounds when I'm not even at my computer, such as walking through a dark pedestrian tunnel at night... :Glass:  :--+:  :Glass:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:13 AM

It summons the Fire Witch.

You cannot run.

You cannot hide.

The Fire Witch will kill you.

You will die.

Good Luck ;-)
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:18 AM

The sounds are entirely random, or so it seems. You may hear them even inside your house, or out in the open during daylight. You may hear them on well known areas, where before there was no sound. I have never detected a pattern to them. Except for one case:

It seems you get a higher possibility of firing a creepy sound when looking from a lit area into a darker area. I seem to detect a larger frequency of creepy sounds when this happens.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:33 AM

marfig said:

It seems you get a higher possibility of firing a creepy sound when looking from a lit area into a darker area. I seem to detect a larger frequency of creepy sounds when this happens.
This, but with a slight modification.  I'm pretty sure creepy sounds play in dark areas, I know I've heard them through walls, and of course, I hear them when I'm entering a dark area (as you described.)

I'm pretty sure a "creepy sound" is at least a tip off that there's a cave system or some very low-light blocks nearby.  I'm not sure what the light value is, (pretty low, I'd presume) and I'm not entirely sure if there has to be a minimum of X numbers of blocks under Y units of light.

I'd love see some research on this, personally.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:44 AM

BlueFeena said:

marfig said:

It seems you get a higher possibility of firing a creepy sound when looking from a lit area into a darker area. I seem to detect a larger frequency of creepy sounds when this happens.
This, but with a slight modification.  I'm pretty sure creepy sounds play in dark areas, I know I've heard them through walls, and of course, I hear them when I'm entering a dark area (as you described.)

I'm pretty sure a "creepy sound" is at least a tip off that there's a cave system or some very low-light blocks nearby.  I'm not sure what the light value is, (pretty low, I'd presume) and I'm not entirely sure if there has to be a minimum of X numbers of blocks under Y units of light.

I'd love see some research on this, personally.
I used to hear creepy cave noises in my house all the time, and assumed they were coming from the super-massive cavern system deep, deep below, even though it was nearly cleared out.  However, I've recently done some major remodeling work on my house, which included filling in many small "void" spaces with no light (too small to spawn monsters) and since then, I haven't heard the noises at all.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:47 AM

I hear those noises whenever I'm near a cave system. Or when I'm randomly in the dark.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:53 AM

Actually, I've read that those sounds play if theres an open area of at least 3-5 blocks within 10 blocks of your position with less than 3 brightness. Even if you're looking at it
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#11

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:55 AM

I don't think so. I've been out in day light ontop of my own base and the creepy music goes. I think it was supposed to mean there was a cave or something near by.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:27 AM

No, that would work if you had a dark cave within ten blocks under you in less than three brightness.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:03 AM

I think the voids above my in-wall chests generate these sounds.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 06:53 AM

The last time I dug towards the sounds, I fell into a horde of zombies and well, I died. Next time I find my self lured by the sirens I need to hit mute and gtfo.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:50 AM

They mean my stomach is getting the rumblies...that only hands can fill 0.o :(
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:43 PM

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They mean my stomach is getting the rumblies...that only hands can fill satisfy:iapprove:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:47 PM

It means...Get out

#18

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 09:33 PM

I heard them while digging into a cave. three blocks digging later I found those stones you use to create a teleporter to nether.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 09:49 PM

Ambient sounds require that a space at least 3×3×3, entirely at light level zero, be positioned ten to twenty blocks away from the player in any direction. The space does not need to be sealed off - a sound can even play from a space that the player can actually see - nor does the player need to be underground to hear it. The sounds can also come from player-created spaces, even if that space is a box above the clouds.

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 09:51 PM

I've always hated hearing those sounds, but no matter how well dig into that area, there's no empty pocket. I'm just not a very good miner, I think.  :iapprove: