I was thinking of a simple invasion-style mod that involved the Tao Tei monsters from the movie The Great Wall.
If you haven't seen the movie, starring Leo DiCaprio, then here's a pic of the monsters I'm talking about:
These are the suggested stats for the mobs:
Health: 50 points/25 hearts for soldiers, 80 health points/40 hearts for guards, and 100 health/50 hearts (half as much as ender dragon) for the queen
Armor: 16 armor points (8 shields), 24 for guards, 32 for queen
Speed: About that of a spider for all
Damage: 5/10/15 for soldier, 8/10/12 for guards, and 4/6/8 for queen (she breeds more, but can still dish out a decent bit of damage if needed)
Special Note: Weak point on the head, that when hit causes them normal damage, ignoring armor. Explosive damage ignores armor.
The invasion would start similarly to Hostile Worlds, with a meteorite landing in a random location (a queen, a couple guards and several soldiers will spawn inside to start off, and will kill off nearby mobs to feed the queen and spawn more Tao Tei over time). They would invade once every 6 in-game days (about once every two hours IRL), mainly since 60 years is too long. This should allow even the noobiest player to have a decent start with armor and weapons. If they manage to kill the queen, they end the invasion, but get a special meteor summoning item to start another invasion to test their skill.
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