Affects Version/s: Minecraft 1.4.7, Minecraft 1.7.2, Minecraft 1.7.10, Minecraft 14w29b, Minecraft 14w31a, Minecraft 1.8, Minecraft 1.8.8, Minecraft 15w31a
Fix Version/s: Minecraft 15w36a
Environment:Mac OS X 10.8.2
When provoked, Endermen teleport away as expected. Often, they make no attempt at either teleporting back to the player, or approaching the player to attack. Instead, they teleport away once again, appearing disinterested in the player. This was observed in earlier versions of Minecraft, however, at a much lower frequency.
As the player approaches, the enderman will move towards the player if "aggravated but interested" or teleport away or do their own thing if "aggravated or not aggravated but still disinterested."
Of course, if the player either catches up, or the enderman approaches the player, there is still a high chance that the enderman teleports away right when the attack is placed, dealing no damage to the mob. This behaviour now restarts, creating a very tiresome chase.
- They may become disinterested when teleporting near or in an unrendered chunk (refer to
MC-129which occurs very often)
- Testing done during the day and night, no rain or snow. Tested on flatlands, and desert/plain (biomes with smaller amounts of water).
- As stated before, this behaviour is different compared to earlier Minecraft versions. This still occurred, but at a lower frequency, making an enderman battle interesting, as he teleported to all sides of the player, varying the battle with a teleportation away from the player. In this version, the enderman seems to often coward away from battle, and teleports away before the player can hit.