After months of deliberating, coding, rage quitting, and more coding, I am pleased to announce that this mod has reached 80% completion. (80% of my original vision)
I am choosing to release my mod open source on github.
Soon I will have a release, and you will be able to play with pearl blocks, pearl armor, and more.
In the weeks ahead I plan on adding, fixing more things to make the oceans cool again.
Please keep an eye out.
This is a WIP mod, and as such it is not ready for use.
Please check back frequently as updates will be forthcoming.
I felt that we needed to add a reason to visit the oceans since they seem to take up about 80% of our maps. The purpose of this mod will be to add some things to find there.
Highlighted ones are blocks, the others are items:
1. Make Textures DONE
2. Make new recipes work Pending
3. Add chance to place oyster where clay was when it is broken Pending
4. Make (Black) Pearler require right-click with pearling knife to open GUI. Pending
5. test Pending
6. Add more "To Do" items Pending
Mother of Pearl Mod (Mop)
X = Empty
P = Pearl Block
R = Pearl Bricks
L = Pearl Stair
p = Pearl
I = Iron Ingot
i = Ink Sac
s = Stone
b = stone Bricks
S = Stone Stair
K = Stick
J = String
E = Shell
a = Pearler
A = Black Pearler
EXE creates a
EiE creates A
Blocks/Recipes (Pearler Gui, Right-Click Pearler w/ Pearling Knife to create these blocks, Pearler must stay under water, and it works faster if under moving water):
s X - (10 minutes in Pearler) - X P
b X - (10 minutes in Pearler) - X R
or Shaped Crafting
PPx creates 4xR
S X - (10 minutes in Pearler) - X L
or Shaped Crafting
SSx creates 6xL
Black Pearl Block/Brick/Stair can be made either in a Black Pearler or by the following shaped crafting recipe:
i = Ink Sac
b = Pearl Block/Brick/Stair (no mix/match)
B = Black Pearl Block/Brick/Stair
bib makes 8xB
Items/Recipes (Shaped Crafting):
Pearl Shovel (digging tool) (increased chance to reveal an oyster when digging sand in water) (20 uses, increases with unbreaking enchantment)
XKX (Any of the 3 columns)
Pearl-Handled Sword (melee Weapon) (+1 base power compared to vanilla iron sword)
XIX (Any of the 3 columns)
Pearl-Handled Bow (ranged weapon) (+1 base power compared to vanilla bow, and the warmup speed is faster.) (fires normal arrows.)
JXp or pXJ
Pearl-Encrusted Helm (armor) (same prot/durability level as iron helm)
Pearl-Encrusted Chestplate (armor) (same prot/durability level as iron chestplate)
Pearl-Encrusted Pants (armor) (same prot/durability level as iron pants)
Pearl-Encrusted Boots (armor) (same prot/durability level as iron boots)
IXI or pXp
Shell Bra (armor) (same prot/durability level as leather chestplate)
Shell (dropped by Oyster)
Oyster Meat (food) (dropped by Oyster) (+3 to hunger meter)
--Giant Oyster (can be found in deep water, under sand)
Oyster (can be found under clay blocks (lakes, rivers, oceans, etc.) and acts as an underwater flower with an oyster texture until broken)
Basically breaking a clay block has a 1 in 20 chance of revealing an Oyster, a shell, or nothing. If you use a Pearl Shovel, then it's a 1 in 5 chance, but the Shovel has limited uses (20) but can be increased with unbreaking enchantment. If the proper conditions are met, when the clay Block is destroyed an Oyster is revealed (it's block is much like a flower, but it has water surrounding it.)
Giant Oysters can be broken and picked up. You can make an Oyster farm by placing them one block below standing or flowing water. They will act as a Pearl Oven and when stone items are inside, they will coat them with Pearl coating after a period of time.
They cannot be bred.
Whan breaking Oysters, they have a chance to strike back. They deal 1/2 a heart (depending on armor and such).
Right-Clicking on a Pearler with a Pearling Knife (does not count as a use) opens it's GUI.
Breaking an Oyster with anything yields 0-1 pearls, 0-1 Shells, and 0-1 Oyster Meat. (1 is uncommon, and 0 is common.) The rarity is affected by the Looting enchantment but only a max of 2 with knife.
Breaking an Oyster with a Pearling Knife (20 uses, increases with Unbreaking Enchantment.) yields 0-2 pearls, 0-2 Shells, and 0-2 Oyster Meat. (2 rare, 1 is uncommon, and 0 is common) The rarity is affected by the Looting enchantment but only a max of 2 with knife.
All Weapons/Armor/Tools can be enchanted in the same manner as their vanilla equivalents.
Optionally create a new sand block that only spawns on the bottom of oceans that has the chance to place an oyster block when destroyed. Can use same texture as vanilla sand.
Add the ability to create liquid mother of pearl for use in the pearler so that a block of water over it isn't necessary (buildcraft tie in, with magma crucible...?). They are half-block in height so this would make them stackablefor 2 per block.