Can someone explain ranged combat to me? As it what to look for. I am using ender's client and when I go into range combat mode using my sling and fire of the first stone to get the target (fox/boar/bear) mad at me, the left side red bar drops to 0. (I believe this is my action or initiative bar), but the right bar that is red remains at 100% (think this is the targets initiatve bar) and I fight from a boat so they can't attack me back.
Then there is the 2 blue bars with a shield in between, but they dont drop. I've been shooting lots of stones on targets and I see that I hit as there is blood and also floating text above them, and eventually they run away. But apart from my red initiative bar, none of the other bars are moving.
So how do I know how much damage I am doing?
How do I know how close to death the target is?
I have the updated file for ender's, and I've tried this with a few different characters but nothing is different. It makes gathering food, hide or bones from anything other then chicken, rabbits and fishes tricky to say the least.
Anyone able to offer some help?
I've done searches but all the information I come across when it comes to combat is either pvp, melee or other information, but not this perticular issue that I am having.