Minecraft is an amazing game. It’s packed with endless possibilities, offers unbridled creativity, and is incredibly customizable. It’s the perfect way to waste time and a great game for kids to enjoy in their spare time. However, there is one detail that makes Minecraft an enjoyable yet terrifying experience.
Of course, we are talking about vines. These little guys have a long history, they have been in Minecraft since 2009. There are so many amazing facts about them that many gamers still don’t know to this day. From cat phobias to a rivalry with goats, these facts are sure to make you feel a little less bitter about the destruction of your home.
5 Apparently, they have allergies to cats
It’s a well-known fact that vines pretty much hate everything. They’ll blow you up, they’ll blow up your teammates, and they’ll even blow up that innocent chicken who was just minding his own business. However, there is one species that vines simply cannot support. They are deadly, they will invade your home and take your stuff, leave a mess wherever they go and leave dead animals at your doorsteps. That’s right, this terrifying creature is known only as The Cat!
For some reason, creepers are deathly afraid of cats and ocelots. They will immediately start running away from these furry creatures the moment they come within range. This is despite the fact that cats and ocelots won’t bother attacking the vines. Eat at all. They just sit there and watch the vine run for its life. Where does this animosity towards our feline friends hit us. But surely there is a deep history between these two species waiting to be revealed in a ten to fifteen minute long YouTube video.
4 goats hate them
This entry makes sense right? We don’t need to clarify anything more than the title, right? Do not? Not sure why goats really hate vines? Well, frankly, neither do we. You see, goats have a tendency to savagely attack vines for no reason at any time. One minute the two are sitting peacefully next to each other and the next a goat is trying to stick its horns in the vine’s face.
Like the whole cat-hating creepers thing, this doesn’t make much sense, especially since the creepers are essentially afraid of the wrong mob. In fact, it makes so little sense that initially reported as a bug. That’s right, someone thought it was so strange that they couldn’t imagine it to be a reality. However, good old Mojang cleared them up and listed it as “Works as intended”. What a strange and surreal world we live in.
3 they sound like us
Creepers are pretty scary mobs in Minecraft. They have a habit of destroying the things you love most, ruining hours of work and causing you to shut down the game faster than it takes an Enderman to teleport out of the rain. Basically, they make Minecraft the amazing survival game that it is. What makes them infinitely more, well, creepy, though, is their complete lack of any unique movement sounds. Essentially, they sound like us when they walk.
This means that if you’re wandering around in the wild collecting materials to finish that sweet dirt house you’ve been working on for five hours, your footsteps creaking against the earth below you will sound exactly like a vine.. The same applies when you’re in the water, as the vines also share the same movement sounds. The only way to know if a Creeper is coming for you is if it starts hissing. But at that point, you’re pretty screwed anyway. So, good luck with that.
two Don’t let lightning strike
In general, that your archenemy is struck by lightning is not a bad thing, yes, in a video game. Seeing things that normally blow you up get destroyed by a singular beam is terrifyingly exciting. Unless, of course, it’s a vine. In which case, keep it as far away from lightning as possible. In fact, make him your roommate, give him a cup of tea, and talk to him about the latest Marvel show until the storm passes.
A charged vine, one that has been struck by lightning, is absolutely deadly. How deadly you ask? Fifty percent deadlier than TNT. That’s right, its explosion is fifty percent more painful than a normal block of TNT. While a normal creeper can destroy only one side of your beautiful dirt house, a charged creeper will totally and completely annihilate it. Fortunately, charged vines have a handy blue glow around them to indicate they’re ready to burst. So stay as far away from these guys as possible. If not!
one Notch doesn’t understand them
Like many of the mobs in Minecraft, outside of skeletons and zombies, creepers don’t really make much sense. Sure, you can explain them as weird tall green things that explode. But if we’re all honest with each other here, does that really make sense? Of course, Minecraft is not a logical world. But in the context of semi-realistically interacting blocks and magical dragons living in a different dimension, the creepers are just weird. We understand Endermen, but creepers, really?
Anyway, apparently, we’re not alone, as Notch himself once said that he didn’t know why creepers are the way they are, either. In a reply from Twitter In 2010, it’s hard to believe that decade existed, he said: “I’m not sure why they explode.” If he doesn’t know, then we’re not sure how we’re supposed to understand it. He also said that he imagines them to be like leaves, which is a fun idea, but when was the last time you saw a bunch of leaves explode? Never? That’s what we think. We’re just going to chalk this up to something else that doesn’t make sense in Minecraft.
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