After a good while on hiatus I’ve finally come back to playing Minecraft. I’ve played the game straight vanilla (un-modded) for over 18 months, mostly on a small friends-only SMP server. We’ve gone through a few different maps over that time and had a great time on all of them. Now however, we’ve decided to try some new things to shake off the boredom!
One of the things that got me pretty excited again was looking at some popular mods, especially the Tekkit mod pack. I’ve only just tried it out on a couple of public servers, and though it’s loads of awesomeness, public servers suck. It’s not any fun to try to progress in Tekkit when every other time you log on some griefer has stolen all of your Industrial Craft machines. And so I ran back to the best bet to avoid griefers: single player.
I’d rather play Tekkit on SMP, but unfortunately the server we currently have doesn’t support modding beyond standard Bukkit plugins. None of the awesome mods included in the Tekkit pack are standard plugins and we also don’t have any access to the Minecraft or Bukkit JAR files. Basically there’s no fun modding with our current hosting plan.
So until we spring for an upgraded server, some of the guys wanted to try the Super Hostile: Legendary map created by Vechs. This turned out to be a great idea since as soon as word got out several people who hadn’t logged on in months immediately signed on to the server. With everyone on a Skype call we had a lot of fun, and even managed to get a few pieces of wool. We’re nowhere near finished, and I’ve got several areas I’ll have to post some screen shots of later this weekend.
Until I next play, happy gaming!
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