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    posted a message on Creeper biology
    well to answer all three of your questions i will have to go very specific, we will enter the body and the nature of the creeper [this may be really long(or at least my opinion on what happens)]

    1. the creeper doesn't feed, from the moment it is born to the inevitable end the creeper spends its time in a near dormant state, waking only once every two years, this has extended the lifetime of the creeper by centuries past what it would survive if it were to share the same kind of metabolic system that humans have. but of course even though the cardio system slows down to about five beats per minute one part of its body remains active; the legs, the legs of the creeper are composed of incredibly strong muscle but no bones, the black fibrous material that people often mistake for talons or nails are actual empty cavities filled with a mucous liquids, these cavities are incredibly sensible to change in the environment and can detect a human footstep from over twenty miles away, this in tunr sends an incredible amount of pheromones into the creepers brain which forces it into a state of euphoric need, although a creeper must act fast since without reproducing its pheromone filled body will continue to pour chemicals into its bloodstream ultimately killing it within 48 hours of originally becoming active. it only becomes active at night though because of an internal clock that activates its "radar" since in the daytime the creepers lithe and scaly torso overheats quite quickly and would not survive regular minecraftian days.

    2. i think that the first answer explains it well enough.

    3. once a creeper becomes active it must seek out a host for its young, since zombies have almost no cellular activity the creeper cannot use it as a host, therefore it must search out for a warmblooded creature, keeping in mind that farm animals also don't work because of their in-adept size and non matching DNA, once a creeper finds a host such as yourself it tracks it by using an empty cavity on the top of its torso, or rather what we call its head, the three holes located in the giant and empty skull are evolutionary formed in that shape because of their efficiency at collecting air and redirecting it, the inside of the head is lined with small tentacle like barbs that filter air through it and can detect even a cough from a mile off, these are the only tools that the creeper has for chasing its prey and it is very good at it. another part of the anatomy of the creeper that changes once it becomes active is its body, since it fills itself with chemicals and pheromones they must be expelled somehow, but since the creeper has no orifice to do this instead the chemicals pool together in the back of the body, often times forming gallons full of hormones and acids that can be deadly to humans, this also activates an organ similar to the reproductive glands in that of jellyfishes that send thousands of eggs directly into the chemical soup, the eggs hatch within five minutes and a creature similar in form to a tadpole emerges, these "tadpoles" thrive and grow at exponential rates in the medley of chemicals, and feed off of the unborn or infertile eggs, often killing each other until only three or two remain. the "tadpoles" then begin to regurgitate their food in the form of a sticky almost mucus-like substance that they use to cover their body, this shell is almost as hard as steel and can survive just about anything the shells attach themselves to the side of the creeper. now that the tadpoles have finished doing its task the creeper can finish its life cycle and when it finally has come within proximity of its host a single muscular reflex causes its body to expand to nearly three times its own size, this of course causes internal rupturing and external rupturing which in turn sends its chemical soup flying into the surrounding area, one interesting chemical within the entire soup is extremely volatile and is almost an exact copy of modern day nitroglycerin. the chemical once in contact with air almost always explodes, normally killing you and creating a nest for its young from the crater, the remaining chemicals and eggs pool at the bottom of the crater along with the hosts' body and their the shells hatch, the "tadpoles" come out with a makeshift shovel attached to their heads that they use for various purposes like digging and maneuvering and then begin to feast on the hosts' carcass and chemical decomposition, after feeding for a week the tadpoles undergo a magnificent change that forces them into burrowing even deeper than the crater and into the cave systems where they form cocoons and rest for two to three months, emerging full grown creepers. they then find their way back to the surface using its head and begin the cycle anew.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on My Little Pony : FiM (All Pony-related things go HERE)
    this thread has officialy made me love my little pony, its unadulterated manliness is what i like about it.
    Posted in: General Off Topic
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    posted a message on Bad Ideas
    turn minecraft into a text adventure game like zork

    you see stone to the north, east, and west.

    :mine stone.

    you mine the stone, you see stone to the north east and west.

    :mine stone

    it is dark, you hear growling

    :place torch

    you place a torch, you see a grue approach you.

    :attack grue

    you attack the grue, and fail


    GAME OVER
    SCORE:&e0
    Posted in: Forum Games
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    posted a message on [POLL] How do you name your Minecraft worlds?
    the only world that i am using right now is named "above that which you are able" it comes from a line in the bible telling us to resist temptation, it reminds me never to use mods or inventory hacks because more often than not those screw my game up and i end up deleting worlds, plus it has a nice poetic touch.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Whats your favourite mob?
    slime, they are just the cutest little things, though mischievous... just be careful about standing near lava while they push you.
    Posted in: Survival Mode
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    posted a message on Uranium ore
    what if having a lot of radiation in one area causes slimes to start spawning in that area
    Posted in: Suggestions
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    posted a message on Colony Mode
    i forgot to say, take these to finance your project :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond: :Diamond:
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    posted a message on Colony Mode
    you know, there are some truly great ideas up there, just not for survival mode. this sounds like it belong in adventure mode. if this were real in survival mode then i would wkae up one day with a bakery on my house or on my other projects or entire towns that would occupy the map and make it impossible to work. and there is a mod working on colonies already its called the minecolony mod

    love the idea. for adventure mode
    Posted in: Suggestions
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