*peers at you* something about your face which doesn't let me trust you. I see something far in the distance. ok. will look at hardcore ender expansion to see wtf. this is the first time with this pack leaving overworld. in each of previous version, I couldn't leave nether w/o it crashing. 1.0.5 + fixed that for me so again, first time for me.No dragon? weird...
With the only flying being either creative mode or blood ritual (which is limited distance wise) I don't see how I'm supposed to get ALLLL the way over there. at least if we had tmechworks then I'd be able to build bridges over. thinking of sp building a ladder to heaven.
Edit: ok, I looked up hardcore ender and from what I could tell, yes, there should have been a dragon. just like vanilla. I was able to make ladders up to all the pylons and blow them up w/o anything but a few enders below pissed that shit fell on their heads. I see a bunch of named enders but I'm in the subservient mode where I'm staring at the ground all the time not looking up. finding my ores but yeah, thing in distance is something altogether different. got over there by jumping clouds and very slowly making a bridge and, like in sp, ...and.... you're dead/gone.... so wondering if the creeper that jumped into my portal ahead of me glitched things. guess I should reload my previous world save and see if the glitch is already in the game or not..... sigh.
edit 2: ok, you were right. something bugged. note to self, don't let a creeper go into end before you. only thing I can think of. this time I went in sword ready, killed creeper before explosion, took notice of surroundings, see familiar ender dragon bar and then boom something shot me into void. yup. there be dragons.