Updated to v0.1.2. This is a small patch consisting of a few important bugfixes that needed to get released.
- Made the composter way more intuitive
--- Added temperature, composting percent, and a tumble button to the composter's GUI (avoids requiring Waila to see that information and makes tumbling much more discoverable).
--- Each GUI element also has tooltips to avoid having to look at the NEI usage to understand the basics of how the composter works
--- Added temperature gauge overlay to composter model
- Fixed frozen bubbles being able to be filled by any liquid
- Fixed composter GUI background being drawn twice
- Fixed accidentally breaking other mods' recipes (only replace recipes when the recipe class matches exactly)
- Fixed soap/soap solution being repairable
- Made NEI text handler correctly handle fluids
The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
I was wondering if you could add a way to be able to use your items in Thaumcraft crafting methods such as alchemy and infusion. That would be really cool and and I would highly appreciate if you added that. Keep up the great work!
I was wonder if you could add a way to be able to use your items in Thaumcraft crafting methods such as alchemy and infusion. That would be really cool and and I would highly appreciate if you added that. Keep up the great work!
Does anyone have or know of a server that utilizes this mod? I'd love to play with other people, but since using this mod exclusively in my SSP world, I find it hard to go back to killing animals in the game. Thanks!
If you're still working on this and looking for ideas for the egg and star recipes, here's what I've got...
Dragon Egg = Ender Matrix
Creating an Ender Matrix is easy, but activating one is not. Simply surround a Redstone Lamp in four regular and four Encrusted Obsidian. However, it must then be tossed into an active Ender Portal. This will extinguish the portal, and destroy a random number of the Eyes of Ender installed into it (at least 5), but will also leave an activated Ender Matrix above where the portal used to be, exhibiting all the traits of a Dragon Egg. (Warning, activating an Ender Matrix may cause harmful side effects, including fatigue, weakness, dizziness, loss of sight, random teleportation, sharp increase in appetite, and Withering.)
Believe it or not, Nether Stars themselves contain no organic material, and can be safely* created in your own home**! First, you will need a Block of Diamond. Surround with four Glowstone, and add fill the corners with Proof of Suffering (Ghast Tears are absolutely not an acceptable substitute!). Congratulations! You now have a Nether Core. To get a Nether Star, you simply need to place it down and ignite it.
*Safety dependant on being outside the Nether Core's blast radius at time of detonation. Small fires and secondary explosions may occur.
** Under no circumstances should you ignite a Nether Core indoors. Use only in a controlled environment, and be sure to take proper safety precautions. Nether Cores are extremely volatile and destructive. Do not ignite around anything you wish to recover at a later time.
In case that wasn't clear, to simulate the danger of fighting bosses, when the Ender Matrix is activated, it inflicts tons of status effects on everyone nearby, while the Nether Core acts as super-powerful TNT, blasting a massive radius, starting fires, and not dropping any blocks save a Nether Star that spawns right at the epicentre once the bomb has gone off.
If you're still working on this and looking for ideas for the egg and star recipes, here's what I've got...
Definitely still working on it, but not quite as much as I'd like.
Thank you for the suggestions. I want to try to avoid crafting recipes for the nether star/dragon egg as much as possible, but I like the concept of the creation being dangerous and needing a plan in place to manage the consequences.
You can read a bit about my thoughts on the nether star/dragon egg here:
Huh. I never tried a non-vented composter. Then again, for the farm, our compost looks more like this:
When I aerate that sucker, it's more like a 2 day job with pitchfork... but then again, what a single or even a dozen pintle-mounted composting barrels could produce wouldn't put a dent in the needs of a decent truck farm.
As far as morality is concerned, I look at it from a Darwinian perspective. We humans were gifted with the ultimate "I win" adaptation. Yes, we are earth's caretakers, but we are also it's masters. Millions of species go extinct every century, Have since long before we ever got here and probably will long after we are gone. As long as we maintain a healthy biodiversity, there's no real reason to get into a crying fit over some white owl or mosquito breed dying out. Obviously torturing them is pretty wrong, but when we kill them for food we are a thousand times more humane than mother nature is, even if we aren't particularly humane by our own moral standards.
There's also the fact that evolutionarily speaking, we are scavengers... but that's a totally different conversation, one I am sure you have had a million times.
Bold= That is one off the cruelist comments I have ever heard. One animal going extinct MASSIVLY ruins a food chain, no matter how big or small.
No, I'd rather cause immense animal suffering than even small human suffering. I feel kinship with people and recognize them as higher beings. Animals are foodand, in some rare cases, companionship. (Like dogs, horses or mules)
Though I also have a diet comprised of about 80% (if you were looking at caloric intake alone) meat and animal product. With the remaining 15% being vegetables (large quantities but they are low calorie) and 5% fruit. I had to switch to a diet like this to improve my health because what the USDA recommends is unhealthy and was causing me a lot of health issues.
That's pretty much racism. saying humans are better than other animals (Humans are animals) is like saying Whites are better than blacks, or the other way around.
Underline: You can make friends with almost any animal that is not activly trying to kill you. You can have a fish, a bunny, even a goat as a pet.
heh. you have touched on a problem. I actually support some forms of human slavery, based upon human heirarchial principles. I am not even remotely egalitarian, and consider socialism the worst possible evil to ever befall mankind. Some people simply do not make good leaders, or even decent human beings, unless they are closely monitored and controlled. Of course 'slavery' might be a misnomer for some of the human control concepts that come into play, but technically if you support convict labor, contract labor, or even something as simple as signing an NDA technically falls under the heading of 'slavery'
as far as 'supporting' dog fighting, no. I have my own ethical code, and watching or paying for a dog fight doesn't fall under those ethics any more than drinking to excess or smoking pot. As for whether I support police efforts to 'clean out' dog fighting, I don't... perhaps on a community level I would support a ruling to make my community a 'dogfighting free zone', But someone else's entertainments, no matter how cruel, is their own business as long as they are not harming humans.
HUMAN fighting, though, I thoroughly support, as long as it's voluntary... I totally support MMA fighting (I used to actually participate, but not in bouts.. I was too slow to actually fight on the circuit, but I had a wonderful time helping to train circuit guys...when I was much younger)
Then again, most of my views come from a lifetime of seeing how humans REALLY behave when 'cut loose'. It is hard to care about the starving children in africa when you find out WHY they are really starving (Some of the most fertile land on earth, drop a seed and spit and it practically sprouts overnight) and a chicken farm holds no horror when you have seen a lion start eating a gazelle while it's still trying to escape... and it is still struggling 20 minutes later when the cubs start feeding.(Saw that in Kenya... it was fascinating)
It is hard to feel sympathy for an animal when you see your own children going to bed hungry because you lost your job due to some eco-freak claiming that some rare species of mosquito that no one has ever seen before might live in the *swamp you are clearing*, or when your own lambs that you are depending on to pay your taxes at the end of the year get killed by a coyote you are legally restrained from shooting.
It is hard to take someone making claims about how morally repugnant it is to wear leather when you have road rash over much of your body because the artificial fabric you were wearing just didn't have the toughness of real leather.(This happened to me recently. a leather jacket would have saved me enormous pain) Or when you live downwind from a rayon plant and watch streams full of healthy fish die and local game get poisoned while they produce 'cruelty free fabrics' for mass consumption.
And of course, it's terribly amusing to ride your bicycle to work every day for a decade, and get lectured about what an 'evil exploiter' you are for thinking anthropogenic climate change is a load of horseturds, animals are for eating, and **democracy is a joke**, and then watch that selfsame lecturer get in a rental car, to drive to an airport, and take a plane to her next stop on the lecture circuit, creating more pollution in one afternoon than you probably have in the last 15 years.
Fortunately for me, the last 40 years have allowed me to see almost anything with a sense of humor. Concepts like 'not hurting da fuzzies', '***greenhouse gasses', 'equality', and the most hilarious concept of all, 'social justice', are for youngsters who don't know how little they actually know.***
Bold: You support slavery... well, I don't know where you live, but i sure ain't moving there.
Italic: make up your mind. you either support dog fighting, or you don't. (also dog fighting isn't a very big issue around here)
Underline: My goodness, seeing an innocent animal gored to death before being violently consumed AMUSES YOU?
* You shouldn't be clearing out swamps, maybe you deserve it?
** Democracy is a conversation for another time.
*** You think greenhouse gasses, social justice and equality are A JOKE FOR YOUGSTERS? maybe you should be in preschool.
The problem is, when you oversimplify it, you can use it to justify stopping children from working with their families, and in some cases 'children suffering' is a far better alternative to say... starving to death, or being put on public assistance.
You can stop your kids from starving to death, but what good will it do when they all die from heat stroke because you taught them that nothing matters.
Anyway I'm a vegetarian and this is one of my favorite mods
For example, attempting to adhere to veganism within Minecraft leads to weird/interesting questions like, "Is it really self-defense to kill a mob if I'm semi-responsible for mobs being able to spawn at all?". It can also encourage non-standard behavior like building a weapon that does the least amount of damage possible.
This question got me thinking... I wish all the hostile mobs were like Endermen. As in, not just mindlessly hell-bent on attacking you, but will react and can be triggered into being aggressive towards you. Like how the Tree Ent from the Mo' Creatures mod will attack you if it sees you cutting down a tree. For example, what if Creepers had nests? And they only blew themselves up in order to protect their young from intruders like you? Or maybe to protect their queen, similar to bees and how a bee's sting means death for itself. I know that isn't necessarily related to the Vegan Option mod, but this part of the FAQ got me thinking.