what!!!?? I didn't knew oh wait you meant he abandoned the mod! omg what a great mod and looks great and the creator abandons hmm there must be a reason for this? maybe the coder is not available and so on I wished I could knew how to code and help his mod grow or something like that
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Hey Max, I don't want to be a downer or anything, but LBL is kinda underselling the "difficult to update" thing here. The transition of 1.7.10 to 1.8+ is legendarily difficult. Many mods got abandoned at 1.7.10, some are still being update exclusively for 1.7.10 to this day. I think a few mod makers claimed it was easier to just redo the mod from scratch, which I definitely think is true for your case. You would basically have to learn how to mod for 1.7.10, and whatever new version you pick simultaneously.
My suggestion would be to use LBL's source code as a loose reference, and redo the code from scratch. Having all the assets and stuff is also hugely helpful. I think it's a good oppurtunity to change a few things anyways, such as progression which was really annoying in this mod.
Good luck! I'm looking forward to playing a more current bleach mod. I would offer to help, but sadly I have no experience with java and have my own projects to focus on.
So far the plan is to try to maybe update some of the files he left me (features not MC version), and then eventually have one of my team members rewrite it in a future version while I do this, since I don't really have enough experience to start from scratch myself. Eventually we might solely switch to 1.12.2 or decide to stay with 1.7.10 but continue to update the mod, but I am unsure.
It's in the plan, I just need to get a working version first. I want to either fix LBL's errors, or have remade a decent bit of it first, but I want it to be known that anybody who thinks they can be helpful in coding is greatly appreciated. I am new to modding, so I won't be able to produce updates to this mod by myself for some time, especially with my work schedule, but with a team we can accomplish a lot more. I have heard that rumors are somehow aleady going around saying I've given up lol. Couldn't be further from the truth. I am overwhelmed, but I am not going to quit. This mod has so much potential, so I refuse to let it be abandoned again. If any coders want to join the modding team, hit me up on discord.
Take your time and learn your Java programming. Once you have a working/updated version you can start a new thread here in the forums and publish the mod at Curseforge along with opening a github.
That way the mod will get much more exposure, and you may get more volunteers and even some 3D artists/animators to create new stuff from the manga. This thread has just been abandoned for too long so the people who were once interested, have moved on or lost all hope.
I wouldn't mind if you never adapt the Quincy's ark into the mod, for me it would be more than enough to adapt the Gotei 13 and Aizen ark. Imagine some of the Captain's abilities coded into minecraft! I imagine some of them would be too abstract to implement them but one can hope.
Do not feel too pressured, take this as a hobby or else you can risk a burnout.
Lastly, keep in mind that the manga has ended, and many fans did not liked how it ended at all, included me. Sadly this lead many people to lose interest in anything Bleach related(not me though, I am still fond of most of Tite Kubo's work)
Not likely, but any chance others could have a chance at attempting to update the mod themselves with the source code? would we need direct permission from LBL or seeing as it's been released to one person that's permission for anyone?
Hola soy un gran fan de Bleach y este mod lo refleja muy bien y m gusta mucho solo falta que se adentre un poco más en el mundo de bleach tratando de hacer un gran paso metiendo muchas cosas al mod, seguro que ya tienes cosas en mente espero que lleguen pronto.
Quisiera saber si este mod se sigue desarrollando ya que no vi ninguna actualización en mucho tiempo. Gracias y un Saludo!!
Hey MaxFury, if you are taking suggestions for the future updates I would like to talk about some ideas for bankai and other stuff:
First it would be nice if you can change the appeareance of the Shinigami armor too. For example, if you have a fire type zanpakuto your armor would have a fire design when you activate your bankai and when it comes back to normal your armor will return to its original form. Now some ideas for bankai.
If an enemy is on a range of 8 blocks or less from you it will get burned, also it could have nausea like if it has a heatstroke. On the other hand, the water which is near from you, maybe on a range of 2 or 3 blocks, will boil, and for preventing finishing with oceans, you can search a way to restore the blocks of water you had evaporated, it would be like a little air bubble useful for exploring oceans, and as a final attack, when you right-click the block which is under you or any part of the ground it could make a fire wall that incinerates all around you, destroying block and their drops when you activate it in a range of twelve blocks and make a great damage like 30, 40 or even more, it could be similar to the ability of wind sword in design.
Turning everything around you into ice block, anyblock will turn into ice if someone is steping that ice, he will get slowness, just for the aesthetic part, this time it will shoot some special ice knifes and if they touch a mob or player they will create an ice capsule around him and give the opponent fatigue and slowness, and the little possibility that when you hit a player or mob it will be trap into a big ice mountain like those one of a Minecraft biome that I cant remember. And the armor can have a design like Hitsugaya's one.
No many ideas, just throwing some earth o rocks to the opponent or making big earth walls or earth golems. The armor can be with a rocky design.
Regeneration like the notch apples just for some seconds when you activate it, heal you each time you hit an enemy, restoring your health ones you have two or less hearts left and give the user an extra health bar. And the armor will change into a bloody design.
Poison area in a range of 10 or 8 blocks, maybe an special hit that when you are with two or 1 heart your next hit will add an special effect to the opponent that will kill him eventually. The armor could turn into a gas or poison stuff.
Creating tornados will be awesome, when you hit some one he would be trap in a tornado and when the tornado finishes it will send him so far like 25 blocks or more or taking him into a great height, obviusly the tornado will make some damage. And it will still having the wind wall of the shikai. The armor can be related to birds or wind by default
Control of the seven seas, you can call creatures from the sea (you can make the creatures if you want), right-clicking a block for creating an small lake of 30 blocks and 8 blocks of depth (an advantage for you) and when you hit someone, you have the chance of give him slowness and blindness inside a water capsule. The armor could be like a triton.
Everytime you hit someone he get paralyzed and receive a thunder in his face, right-clicking will makin a strong lightning storm, in a range of 40 block (so OP), and when a mob or player is in a range of 10 blocks from you, he will be hit by a lightning. The armor can have some static and may be covered with lightnings design.
The same as Ichigo, more speed and damage and a different design of Getsuga Tenshou. The armor similar to the Ichigo's Shinigami suit in bankai form.
No ideas for Dark, Light and Normal Type, maybe normal could have some animal appearance. And the other stuff could be, chaging the way fireballs are shooted, they are difficult to control, ice ball should add slowness to the opponent, otherwise they are useless, ice mans died in an instant, and the normal zanpakuto is stronger than shikai in damage, shikai should have more damage, no matter if it has more abilities and try to add the new factions and still updating 1.7.10, please. That's all, I know you are starting with this, so take your time, I'll be patient. Good luck!