How can we improve the existing moving creatures of Minecraft? What are we missing? Please explain what your "new mob" is designed to do, and why it is needed. We are interested in ideas that are unique!

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    Nova "inkycatz" Barlow commented

    As termites were announced separately, we can keep the discussion on termites here, and meerkats there. There's a marked difference between how termites work, and a side comment what meerkats eat.

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    Bilbo Baggins commented


    Termites were suggested in the comments section.  Maybe you could elaborate there.

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    ThugPug 43 commented

    To start things off, I do think meercats should play a part in ridding yourself of termites easier, but I do have some of my own ideas on how the termites themselves should work.

    I think termites should be mainly a texture with a structure that occasionally spawns a mob. I imagine having the termites' nest be a mini structure, like the desert wells. In my opinion, the nest should have nest blocks (with an animated texture) and one center that's called the nest core. If the core is intact, the nest will spawn one termite mob every few minutes (if the chunk is loaded). The termite mob will seek out any wood block by wandering randomly unless it's within 15 blocks of a wood block (except crafting tables, those shouldn't count in my opinion). When within 15 blocks of a wood-based block, the termite will head to it. Upon reaching the block the termite will, like a silverfish, hop into the block. That will give the block an infestation value, exactly like cracks in turtle eggs. The higher the value the more termites will be visible on the block. The termite mobs won't actually be crawling and it would be an animated texture (as it looked like in the video). Over time the infestation increases and there's a decent chance it will spread to adjacent wood blocks, much like grass but in all directions. Once it reaches a certain infestation level (I suggest 5) the block will disappear. No termites will reappear (unlike silverfish) as it can logically assumed that the termites spread to the adjacent blocks. If the block is broken before it is completely destroyed, then it will drop termites based on the infestation level (level 1 drops none/1, level 2 drops 2/3, etc.), and those termites will be purely hostile and will not attempt to spread to wood blocks, kind of like the fixation of a wolf after you hit it.

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    Святослав Рюмин commented


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    Mark Abernathy commented

    Termites would certainly have to affect wood in some way, which could be problem if a Termite Block is placed near a structure.


    Perhaps it would be wiser for Termite Blocks not to be capable of being picked up.  The only way to infest a house is to plant a row of trees from the house to the Termites so they slowly infest each tree until they hit the house.

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    승헌 전 commented

    Adding termites as mob would cause some lag, and spawning lesser termite mobs would not look so nice, I suggest them being somewhat vine/redstone dust like block those stick on walls and floors or tile entities with animated textures, and spreading in shortest distance towards wood plank blocks or vertically placed wood blocks
    Termite mounds being some spawning block that spawns termite nearby, and growing into specific shape if the space is full enough and open
    When breaked they wil drop lots of termite items, maybe used for taming meerkats or riding ostrich?

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    dinosbreath commented

    Ok i get them being small but how small are they because i think it would be weird if they're not as big or half the size of an endermite just because it would weird that termites would reflect there real world size when mobs like spiders,sliverfish,and endermites are may times larger than there normal size( consitering most mites like the ones the endermite is basted on are nearly microsocpic) now if the termites are set and you can change the size of them some thing you could do is make other termites like soligers, kings, and queens bigger but that's just my idea. anyway i hope this is helpful.

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    Ahmed Khalaf commented

    اجعلوا النمل الابيض يروض بطريقة ما واجعلوه يقطع الشجر فيسقط الخشب اليك وهذا سيوفر الكثير من العناء

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    dinosbreath commented

    this is the google translated version of the coment above for convenance. hope this helps. also i think white ants means termites.

    Make the white ants tame in a way and make it cut the trees will fall wood to you and this will save a lot of trouble.

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    RepairedSatyr31 commented

    i hate termites :p

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    Ahmad Ashraf commented

    I think is better than creeper

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    TenableMedal88 commented

    Will they eat your hous?


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