Hello all, one thing I've noticed that is sorely lacking in the modded minecraft scene is a less powerful flight solution than what we have. Items like the angel ring or the draconic armor provide essentially unlimited creative flight, pretty much making players gods and completely trivializing exploration and combat. These are very nice items to have around, but there are certainly cases where modpack developers want to provide creative flight for building purposes and such, but without giving players too much power.
I think the simplest solution to this would be to make a mod that provides a single block, which gives players a creative flight buff while staying within a certain radius around the block. Something like a 3x3 square of chunks centered around the chunk in which the block is placed, or maybe starting with a single chunk with possible upgrades. It could of course be based on a block radius rather than chunks; really whatever is easier to code or more optimized for minecraft. It would also be nice if the block required fuel to provide the buff, perhaps to be enabled/disabled in a config file.
I say "quick and simple" but I understand full well that I'm not a developer, so I'm making an assumption that it wouldn't be a hugely involved project to code. Nonetheless, hopefully it's possible, as I think it'd be a great tool for modpack developers who wish to provide creative flight without trivializing much of the game!