I have to be honest; my first introduction to Minecraft on PC was not a positive one. My friend at university linked me the game and I tried it. I didn’t like it at all, from the blockiness to the pixellated graphics and an unknown purpose. I died by mining straight down. So any interest in a list of monsters or things to do was never really there.
Fast forward a couple of years and I somehow find my way to the game again. Except this time I got hooked BIG TIME. I found a great friendly server and then spent hours, days and months of gameplay on there, building cities, mining diamonds and getting killed in PvP events (fun times!).
One thing that is constant in Minecraft no matter the update: monsters. This is not a complete list of all Minecraft monsters but here’s 5 of the most annoying ones in no particular order. They have always been a huge pain in my blocky backside. Ready? Let’s go!
You’re min(d)ing your own business, gathering precious resources to upgrade your gear or your living conditions, when suddenly you hear behind you the infamous ‘tsss’ sound. In a moment of panic you try to get away before the green monster on four legs can explode. Sometimes you make it with minimal damage, sometimes you don’t make it at all and lose all your hard earned things. Other times your will to live and save everything is so great that you begin to fight back. Fortunately for us, creepers are fairly easy to kill.
You’re running away from a cave full of creepers back to the safety of your house. Much to your dismay it’s already night, so you sprint as fast as you can to your shelter, only to find out several skeletons (affectionately also known as ‘skellingtons’) camping outside your house. You risk it anyway and eventually end up looking like a porcupine in the best case scenario. And don’t even get me started on spider jockeys….
I have to say, Endermen are really creepy. They are a neutral mob and as long as you’re not looking at them or attacking them, they’re fine. It’s when you provoke them that they start shaking, their face changes and they shriek like a demon while teleporting all over the place. It’s not impossible to kill them, however endermen are one of those harder to kill monsters. What I find somewhat cute is their ability to pick up random blocks. In rare cases, if you’re wearing a pumpkin on your head, they might pick that up.
Ghasts are kind of cute when they are just flying around, doing those cute little happy sounds (at least that’s what I call them). They stop being cute the moment they see you and start shooting fiery balls of hell at you. Thankfully they live only in the Nether, although if your nether portal is too big, they can travel to the overworld as well. If you’re unlucky, they can destroy your portal and then you’re kind of screwed. I feel like Ghasts are by far the worst when it comes to sounds; their screams are so creepy.
As a bonus, here’s a great parody video about the Nether.
Why did I choose baby zombies instead of regular zombies? The answer is simple. They are much faster, so they will nibble on your ankles before you have a chance to properly hit them. Otherwise they are actually cute running on their little legs and wearing tiny armor. My favorite thing about them has to be their ability to ride chickens.
This has been my list of 5 most annoying Minecraft monsters. If you’re a Minecraft player (which I suppose you are, seeing as you’re reading this 🙂 ), let me know what monsters annoy you the most in the comments below!