So have you ever heard of the Quagga, the Thylacine, the Great Auk, the Javan Tiger, and many others?
In the present day there are many animals that have been lost to human stupidity or natural causes. I've seen many mods that add things like dinosaurs but never ones that give tribute to these beautiful creatures we'll never see again.
I've always wanted to see a mod that adds these extinct creatures to your world (no revival or anything like that, just a Mo'Creatures and Animals+ style mod)...but I am not a coder, nor a person that makes MC models; just a person who loves MC and extinct animals.
If anyone that has the knowledge to create a mod that adds them that is interested, it'd be a dream to see it done (preferably by someone that does not let the mod die after a few weeks and is actually dedicated to it :/) If this mod is made, I think it'd be best to have it work with 1.7.10 since many mods are in that version and I find it works best.
There are many other extinct animals that could be added to the mod (extinct fish and insects and/or more animals from the other groups for example) and maybe a few items and blocks too (though preferably nothing that involves having to kill the added mobs please; that would be VERY sick because murder is what made many of the above animals extinct in the first place)
And for the love of everything in the universe NO DINOSAURS, there's enough mods that add those already :/ This would be about extinct animals from OUR CURRENT ERA; there's a massive difference.
Sorry about the bold caps there but it seems that, when people see the word 'Extinct', they instantly default to dinosaurs over anything else, which is kinda annoying.
But yeah, I think this would be a great mod if its worked on by someone who is dedicated to it. I would be forever happy and thankful
It's a cool idea, I'm suprised no one has thought of it up till now, anyway I think you're forgeting one very famous extinct creature, the dodo.
Herp derp late replay is late b/c stupid but yeah,I dunno why I forgot the Dodo when its one of my favorite extinct creatures.
Yeah, the Extinct non-dinosaur creatures are not known by many save a few famous ones like the Quagga and the Thylacine. I am hoping someone takes this idea and makes it real because it'd be awesome to have these creatures in my world~
It's alright, we all don't see things sometimes. Heh, sometimes things just slip you, but I was mentioning it beacuse it's very famouse and therefor it might pick up some more attention by using it as examples. I agree we have alot of dinosaurs but those creatures that we killed or simply wern't adapted are always forgoten, it would be awsome for a mod to raise awerness. Anyway maybe to attract a developer you can add some more details/items into the post? it's up to you, but if you PM me I can try help with ideas.
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", sans-serif">It's alright, we all don't see things sometimes. Heh, sometimes things just slip you, but I was mentioning it beacuse it's very famouse and therefor it might pick up some more attention by using it as examples. I agree we have alot of dinosaurs but those creatures that we killed or simply wern't adapted are always forgoten, it would be awsome for a mod to raise awerness. Anyway maybe to attract a developer you can add some more details/items into the post? it's up to you, but if you PM me I can try help with ideas.
Well the plan was mainly to make it just like the mo'creatures or Animals+ mods where it just adds them to the game. Revival machines, like the dinosaur mods, is a bit overused so yeah I don't really want to do that you know?
Yeah I think adding a more detailed list of items or whatnot would help and I already have some ideas for them but, if I need more, I'll definately PM you :3
Is there any place I could go to PM a person wanting to develop a mod at all?
So basically you are just asking for Fossils Revival without the dinosaurs?
I'd prefer no revival method to get these animals and have the mod more like Mo'creatures and Animals+ where they are just added to the world. No revival or anything at all, just a mod that adds mobs and maybe a few items based off those mobs (items that don't involve killing them since a lot of those animals went extinct due to hunting).
This looks interesting. I agree, many people who have "prehistoric creatures" in their mods are always dinosaurs, this could be really cool and unique
Thanks, yeah dinosaurs are overused in mods these days (which makes the mods kinda boring) and it made me sad that other than the dodo, not many people know of the animals that went extinct from us or failure to adapt. I really think this could get somewhere too if a mod maker that is committed to it wants to work on it (which is what I'm hoping for) but idk how often actual mod-makers look at the suggestions board of the forum or if there's a site where aspiring and/or experienced Minecraft modders gather for ideas/recruitment (if there is it'd be awesome to know).
Glad you like the concept though, that makes me feel good about my idea and that I didn't waste my time typing the post^^
Also debating whether I should move this post to WIP mods since I have a vague idea as to what I want it to function like and stuff
I do have to say everyone has loved dinosaurs since they were like eleven. But you are right they are definetly over used. But it will also be hard to publicize a mod about Cenozoic and post modern creatures because besides the woolly mammoth, or the Dodo Bird. No one knows about these cool creatures. It would be awesome, I know you are talking about animals like the thylacine, the gastric brooding frog, the Pyrenean ibex, the Beijing river dolphin, the passenger pigeon(and on and on and on!) but it would be cool to have animals like the andrewsarchus, terror Bird, the megaloceros, the giant ground sloth, the cave bear, the smiledon, the wooly mammoth, the entelodon(a hell of a lot of etc) it is always about the tyrannosauraus rex and not the leptictidium. I think I should make a Cenozoic animal mod. Thank you for the suggestion, I will alert you when I make it.