So these past 3 days I have been playing Minecraft with the Industrial Craft and Build Craft mods. I don’t think I will ever be interested in playing Minecraft without them again.
Industrial Craft introduces electrical power, wiring, nuclear energy, “green” power generation, like windmills and solar panels, new ways to mine, and a ton of other stuff, from mining lasers and teleporters to personal safes and terraformers.
Build Craft introduces quarries, oil and fuel, and engines, among other things.
These two work perfectly together, and make Minecraft into a whole new experience. Forget that treehouse you wanted, or that castle on a mountaintop - time to ravage the land with quarries, underground nuclear reactors and oil derricks! Grab yourself a nice modern texture pack or two, and you’re set!
So far, I am playing an SSP world where I spawn items I can’t be asked to build, so that I can get the hang of complicated stuff in the packs, like wiring or transferring power and liquids, then I will start a new SSP world without item spawning, where I will have to do eveything manually.
My ultimate goal will be to have a perfectly independent and self-reliant patch of heaven, where everything will be automated. I will know to stop playing when I will not need to craft or gather a single item (well, maybe apart from the ones I don’t need much of, like a nuclear reactor). I will post updates (hopefully) on here.