I was running through some leve quests tonight, and made an observation that could use some testing.
I'm sure by now we've all got the message "The leve quest target is attempting to flee." Then the sole surviving mob runs off and eventually creates more mobs once it reaches its destination.
Tonight, while the mob that fled had lost interest in me once it reached its destination, the babies b-lined for me. Since I was still low on HP, I decided to run them off to get to full health. That's when I discovered a hard fact: they never stop. Babies will never deaggro.
My theory is this: The babies will essentially defend the mob that spawns them relentlessly. While some have thought this player to be random, I believe it is the person who was highest on the hate list for the party of the fleeing mob. That would explain when some players who took action on neither the babies nor the fleeing mob, get mauled once the babies are spawned.
Like I said, this is just a theory and I'd like to get some feedback on it from others experiences.
Edited, Sep 14th 2010 2:48am by Sephrick