it's just... there. Ever since I built up my first hellgate, this has been itching me. You ever get that feeling there's a mob right behind you? Like that creeper sense where you know JUST when to turn around before they decide to SSSSSS
I keep feeling it, even when I turn it to peaceful. I'll hear something and whip around only to be greeted by a few torches and an empty hallway. I've gotten into the habit of placing sand down in hallways as I progress to ensure mobs can't get in from the outside, a dark place I missed or just some stupid new mob spawn glitch, I don't know how the new spawns work yet. Just peace of mind... but I've really become paranoid as of the past few days, it's weird. I understand there's mobs that will spawn but they're predictable. They''ll exist until you get too close and they'll just meander over and do their thing, making sounds to alert you that they're pissed off, you kill them, whatever.
But this isn't something to fear for that. No, it's just toying with me. It does things like make punching sounds against stone nearby. Blocks never break, but you hear a 'thunk' now and again, sometimes if I'm I'm mining for a while and stop, you'll hear something else clunk-clunk-clunk against the rock face in front of me, but faint. Maybe three or four blocks ahead. I abandoned those hall projects, they just end now. Filled with torches, just in case.
You'll see a black smoke sprite from a fire effect drift across a hall, or that overlay that dims your vision when night falls just kind of pinches in a bit, making things feel cramped. It's just gotta be me, I'm sure of it. Standing too close to a torch, maybe walking too far from the torchlight and it's darkening the overlay but glitches not to open back up when you approach the light for a while.
but still. There's something weird. I won't go around corners without my sword drawn, I've switched to peaceful to convince myself the footsteps I may hear are just a sheep or something, but there's never any animal noises. Not down in the caves. Just the occasional skuttle of footsteps. Maybe it's just my character readjusting when I turn around, but that doesn't explain when things go off with me paused.
it's still there. I'm sure of it. Around every corner, behind every wall, waiting, watching.