I bet this has been suggested many times before, but let me suggest it my way.
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Appearence: An Ent would look just like a regular tree, but with a face, legs, and arms.
Behavior: Neutral. Doesn't move a lot, and when it does, it moves slowly. When attacked, it will begin to attack the player. When lit on fire, it will head towards water. Makes loud stomping noises when moving, and loud zombie-ish creaking sounds regularly. If you cut down nearby trees, it will emit a loud creaking sound, and come for you.
Attacks: Hits you with it's branches. Medium ranged.
Spawn: On grass, during day or night. Very rare.
Health: 15 hearts (Note that they take no damage from arrows)
Drops: Sticks, Everwood(very rare), Leaf Blocks
Axes do more damage to it than swords do.
Occaisionally will plant a sapling when it moves.
There is a hostile subspecies, Dendrath. It looks the same, but with no leaves.
This looks like regular wood, but slightly lighter, and when ignited, will never burn out(until destroyed or doused directly with a bucket of water), or catch other blocks on fire. It also glows at a light level of 8.
I'm going to be honest that sounds like it would get old after a while I mean imagine you would be trying to gather wood because a blew up your little house or there was a fire when the trees start running from you it just seems like the world wants you dead...and knowing my luck this would happen with every tree even if it's rare lol.
:Notch::ah!a tree!i need more wood!
*tree moves away*
:Notch::...i know i was imagining that.now lets just...
*tree moves again*
:Notch::optical illusion.optical illusion*
tree:i dont like it when you move towards me with an axe
I don't think Ents should be aggressive. I think they should try to flee when attacked. I like the idea that if they're lit on fire, they will head towards water. I also like the sapling planting idea.
It shouldn't be able to steal axes or anything, but I definitely think axes should be more effective for defeating it than swords.
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I would just much rather have an Ent that just walks around and is hostile or neutral but not looks like regular tree...also im pretty sure this is from some old game hmmm and love the Ent idea regardless
That no-brain piggies thing explains a lot.
1-Explains why they are so morrons
2-Explains why they come to us when we kill them
3-Explains where do zombie pigmen come from
4-Doesn't explain why this guy has sig'd me