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Sometimes I walk into a Nether portal and it doesn't work. The screen gets all wavy, and then nothing happens. It just stays wavy. I don't change dimensions. This happens both ways, Nether to Overworld and Overworld to Nether.

I do not have Multiverse installed.

This occurs sometimes after I have just used the portal, and other times when I have not used a portal in a considerably long time.

I'm fairly sure this problem has something to do with my player.dat file, as removing the file and allowing the server to generate another fixes the issue temporarily.

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Is this after coming back from the Nether/overworld? – It'sNotALie. Sep 14 '13 at 22:23
Can you just move out of the portal and attempt to move back in and then get transported? – ReallyGoodPie Sep 15 '13 at 1:27
@Ender They're suspecting that you're encountering the cooldown timer. So, to be more clear, there is a cooldown timer: if you're only experiencing this not-working effect soon after using a portal (so, going through, and then turning around and trying to go back through again), that's by design. They're trying to eliminate that possibility, to better answer the question. – SevenSidedDie Sep 15 '13 at 2:15
Where can I find information on this 'cooldown timer'? – Ender Sep 15 '13 at 12:00
Regarding your edit: no. Also, it's bad form to use an edit to fundamentally change the question. – SevenSidedDie Oct 1 '13 at 20:58
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The issue was that my plugins were bugged. I had to delete and reinstall all my plugins and their configs to fix the issue.

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It would be because of lag. Try exiting and then entering your world again.

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Why would lag prevent entering the portal? – obskyr Sep 30 '13 at 7:36
Re-entering the world does not fix it. – Ender Sep 30 '13 at 17:11
@Ender - Having a lot of lag prevents you from entering the Nether. This is mostly found on servers but can be found in singleplayer. This does not always happen but could be a possible answer. – Dinopet123 Oct 31 '13 at 23:26

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