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#1

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:31 AM

Why are the endermen so vulnerable to water? It doesn't make any sense.

Is it because they were extremely overpowered and always slaughtered the player, and so they needed an arbitrary weakness?

From what could be told from the videos from PAX, they seemed pretty wimpy.

Really, I think that they would be much creepier if they walked on the water, because then if you're being chased and run underwater for salvation, the endermen will simply wait on the surface for you. . .

. . .and you can't stay under forever.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:33 AM

Have you seen signs? That alien movie?
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:33 AM

Maybe because they never have a bath. So water hurts them.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:34 AM

Your title makes me laugh.


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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:44 AM

they can still kill you if you run in water
it doesn't instantly kill them.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:45 AM

I saw them in PAX and you can't really easily escape from them, so this was a way to balance out their teleporting I guess.

And yes it's the same as aliens in signs but I think it was also a nice balance to them, they can even teleport in air when Notch was escaping them during PAX.

Edit: @ above they lose 1 heart per second and might get knockback from each hit?(not sure on knockback part).

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:47 AM

View Postkatherin_sanders, on 06 September 2011 - 06:45 AM, said:

I saw them in PAX and you can't really easily escape from them, so this was a way to balance out their teleporting I guess.

And yes it's the same as aliens in signs but I think it was also a nice balance to them, they can even teleport in air when Notch was escaping them during PAX.

Edit: @ above they lose 1 heart per second and might get knockback from each hit?(not sure on knockback part).
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:48 AM

the waters on their planet/realm/ship/dimension are probably very alkalinic while ours are rather acidic so they dissolve.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:51 AM

View Postcrysis9999, on 06 September 2011 - 06:33 AM, said:

Have you seen signs? That alien movie?

yeah, but even if the endermen are reminiscent of the aliens from "signs", we would still need some hefty baseball bats to kick their asses.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:52 AM

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:59 AM

View Postengie_ninja, on 06 September 2011 - 06:48 AM, said:

the waters on their planet/realm/ship/dimension are probably very alkalinic while ours are rather acidic so they dissolve.

Whats with the whole fuckin' alien deal!?

they are in our minecraft worlds. they are native to whatever freakish world that we all wake up and punch trees on.

their "planet/realm/ship/dimension is the same as ours.

do people think that they're aliens just because they don't exist on earth? well, neither do reanimated corpses and bones! or creepers!

and if your "basic water Vs. acidic water" theory is true, then they should take constant damage just from the moisture in the air.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:07 AM

View PostSide_salad, on 06 September 2011 - 06:59 AM, said:

Whats with the whole fuckin' alien deal!?

they are in our minecraft worlds. they are native to whatever freakish world that we all wake up and punch trees on.

their "planet/realm/ship/dimension is the same as ours.

do people think that they're aliens just because they don't exist on earth? well, neither do reanimated corpses and bones! or creepers!

and if your "basic water Vs. acidic water" theory is true, then they should take constant damage just from the moisture in the air.
Actually they pick up blocks to build some sort of sign....... Thats why i think theyre aliens
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:33 AM



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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:42 AM

View Postcrysis9999, on 06 September 2011 - 06:33 AM, said:

Have you seen signs? That alien movie?

OMG, your right! That is one of my favorite movies, and come to think of it, they do kind of look like those aliens with the long limbs.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:32 AM

i guess to balance them and so that my mob elevator doesn't work for enderman. no big thing i'll just make them drop to the death.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:59 AM

There's a fair amount of european mythology dealing with monsters and water, you know. A fairly common version of this is that monsters can't cross running water, or else they would die.

Some examples.
Water would 'reject' witches; this is why they floated. Some versions upped this and and had them acutally melt from water. (The Wizard of Oz didn't invent the idea.)
The Wild Hunt could not cross running water.
Vampires could not cross running water, and would burn if they touched holy water.
The scottish nuckelavee couldn't cross running water.

I could probably do some research and find a bunch more examples, but you get the idea. It's a fairly old idea that evil creatures can't tolerate water.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:04 AM

Because it's part of their 'alien' and 'exotic' nature.

I will assume they can swim in lava, yet water, will melt them like lava to us.


Edit: Coffee above me has some fairly good facts behind Slenderman/Enderman lore and concepts of it.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:06 AM

View PostCoffeeBox, on 06 September 2011 - 08:59 AM, said:

There's a fair amount of european mythology dealing with monsters and water, you know. A fairly common version of this is that monsters can't cross running water, or else they would die.

Some examples.
Water would 'reject' witches; this is why they floated. Some versions upped this and and had them acutally melt from water. (The Wizard of Oz didn't invent the idea.)
The Wild Hunt could not cross running water.
Vampires could not cross running water, and would burn if they touched holy water.
The scottish nuckelavee couldn't cross running water.

I could probably do some research and find a bunch more examples, but you get the idea. It's a fairly old idea that evil creatures can't tolerate water.


i should correct you: monsters do just fine in water, what you're thinking of is Dark magic/forces of evil and shit. they can't cross running water, even with a bridge.

the endermen are just ordinary beasts living in the wild that don't like it when you stare at them. it would make more sense if the zombies and skelies couldn't cross water.

EDIT: oh, and also to add to your list; the headless horseman couldn't cross rivers either.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:30 AM

Actually, the endermen are twisted explorers returning from the farlands.
Or at least that seems to be the popular view.
In that sense, they are cursed with dark magic, like something out of silent hill.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:38 AM

View Postwintermuet, on 06 September 2011 - 09:30 AM, said:

Actually, the endermen are twisted explorers returning from the farlands.
Or at least that seems to be the popular view.
In that sense, they are cursed with dark magic, like something out of silent hill.

if this is the "popular view", then why is this the first time i've heard it?
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