Censuur, on 02 December 2012 - 11:35 AM, said:
So can someone explain to me what is so good about this mod pack compared to Tekkit (other than the permission bull, I really don't give two s about that)
So far, it seems there is little to no natural progression, getting new stuff generally requires a stupid ammount of steps that just don't seem to be worth the effort. Compared to Tekkit, items need a ridiculous ammount more materials/tools/crafting chains and they have little to show for it in return. Why does a macerator suddenly cost diamonds and require a trip to the nether? Why does forestry require days of work to make a simple tree farm that just isn't worth the effort? Why is there three separate types of silver ore? Why do machines that take several advanced machine blocks still explode when hooked up to anything above lv? Why do you have to have 3-5 different crafting tables/machines to make one simple item?
Tekkit already had enough redundant as it was (Is waiting for iron to smelt fun? Well lets have you smelt iron twice!) and this stuff just seems to take the redundancy to 11.
So basically for the few days I've played this I had a pretty terrible experience and I am honestly hoping someone could inform me where the good stuff is at, which I apparently missed.
First of all, you SHOULD care about the permissions.
Secondly, the good stuff in this mod pack is exactly what you complained about: working up to getting an item. At least that's what it is for me. If I could make automatic tree farms right off the bat, it wouldn't be as fun. The thing that's good is the sense of achievement when you've made something overpowered, and not the overpowered thing itself. Another good thing is that you can customize the pack how you like it. You can add mods, remove mods (such as GregTech, the one that was changing the macerator recipe for you), and even make a mod pack of your own. So basically, what people see that's good in this mod pack is trying to make something complicated and expensive and feel proud of making it. You might be used to vanilla Minecraft, where everything is pretty straightforward, so I understand that you might find it hard to comprehend. I know this mod pack isn't like normal MC, where you can guess some things and no harm would be done, as this requires research into the mod in order to know how things work. Try playing with it a bit more, and if you don't like it, stop playing. Nobody is forcing you to play it. It's just that some people enjoy it, and some don't.