Environment: Any, as long as there are caves present. AI: Hostile Drop: While alive - Meat, leather (normal) While stone - Trollstone Misc: I would consider this to be a terrifying over-world spawning monster. The trolls would spawn in caves that opened to the surface, or any other dark area. The are very fast and strong. I would say they should never spawn more than two in a given area at one time.
They're pretty big (the block of stone in it's mitts below is normal size) and strong, and they can gallop across the terrain like a charging gorilla. I imagine them coming out of their caves at night and prowling the area, if one happens to see you (and I think they should be able to see you from a bit further than zombies and other mobs) they'll howl a terrifying howl and start to charge at you. This gives the player the chance to turn and see the beast gallop through the night towards him/her.
Such a strong beast has weaknesses though. Mainly light. Torchlight slows and possible does minor damage to it. If you can whip out some torches in time and throw them down around you, the troll will stay back from your barrier of light. The fight is not over! He'll saunter a bit back and start to grab rocks to throw at you. whole blocks of dirt and rock would start to fly your way, and destroy your torches if the troll aims well enough. This is your time to sling arrows at him. If you don't have a bow and arrow... well then you'll have to lure him in by dousing your torches, throw a couple down to stun/slow him and start to whack away at him at close range.
Another possibility would be to surround him with torches and pin him in. That could contain him so you can leave or pick him off from a distance.
Finally, once the sun rises, if the troll is too far from his cave to retreat from the light, he turns to stone. At night time, he'll revert to his terrifying self, but he'll be vulnerable throughout the entire day.
If you destroy the troll while he's petrified, he drops a block of Trollstone. This would be a light sensitive block that could be used for redstone systems and to make armor that was more durable during the day, but lighter at night. You could smelt the Trollstone into Trollsteel to make the armor.
Please, let me know what you think and how you would change the setup. I think this could be a truly challenging monster to encounter.
I endorse this product and/or service. Nice concept, excellent graphics. I agree that they should be slower though, and resistant to arrows. If they were TOO fast you wouldn't have time to throw down torches before he's eating your kidneys for breakfast.
Their normal walk around speed would be normal, if not slow. But when they charge, it would be frightening. Hopefully you'll spot it before it spots you. If not, then the howl should give you a warning and then it has to charge. I think side stepping could work, but they aren't rhinos. They would be able to adjust their trajectory a bit. But a last minute side step would prevent you from suffering the first blow.
Ooh, a hostile mob! I like the idea, but I think it should have a set time of charge. Like, a universal run period before it hits something or the time ends. Like, say, 6 seconds of charging? I then think that it should only be able to turn within the last 2 seconds of the run.