A few days ago, I made an Angel Ring from Extra Utilities 2. This item grants creative flight, and uses Grid Power (GP) to function. GP is a power system in EU2 that allows certain items and devices to be powered from any dimension so long as enough power is being generated. GP is generated using a variety of Mills, the most basic one being a Manual Mill. Others include the Lava, Water, Fire and Wind Mills, which generate 4 GP each, Solar and Lunar Panels, which generate 1 GP each, at day or night only, the Dragon Egg Mill, which generates 500 GP, and a Creative Mill, which is Creative mode only, and generates 10,000 GP.
The Angel Ring uses 32 GP. Crafting it requires capturing a couple of different mobs in Golden/Cursed Lassos. Golden Lassos are used to capture non-hostile mobs, while Cursed Lassos are used for hostile mobs. Mobs captured by it need to have a 1/2 heart in order to do so. The mob needed for the Ring is a Ghast. I am so OP right now that I had to do it with a plain, non-enchanted vanilla bow, and then not draw the string back fully. This also meant not reflecting the Ghast's fireballs back on it, as doing so will most likely one shot it. It took several attempts before I successfully captured one. The other mobs needed (a Chicken, a Squid and a Bat), were much easier to get.
I do not really need the Ring as I have Draconic Armor, but wanted it as an alternate means of flight. I don't fly as fast with it vs. the armor, so I am sticking with the latter for now.
Later, I greatly increased the amount of food items in my kitchen, so much so that I can now craft 257 different foods at last count. Since then, I've been going around and harvesting fruit from Pam's trees, using the Acceleration Wand to rapidly grow them, getting a stack of each type per tree. I have gotten most of them at this point, but I think there are still a few I have yet to find, so more exploring is in order.
I plan on growing many of the Pam's trees inside my base, and in order to make room for them, I expanded it yet again:
The new area adds about 10 chunks south of my Botania and Blood Magic areas. I also added a Mana Enchanter to my Botania area. This uses books and Mana to enchant, but does not consume the books.
Last, I started working on the 2nd floor of the house, adding interior walls. I'm kind of stuck on this, as I am not sure what size or how many rooms I want upstairs. For now I have left it unfinished while I look for more Pam's related things in the world.
Edit: I decided to add interior walls to the 1st floor of the house, and enclosed the stairwell to the 2nd floor. In addition, I was looking at Bibliocraft's option to add custom paintings. Initially I tried doing it with a separate resource pack, but later decided to add it to Soartex Fanver. There is an example resource pack on Bibliocraft's website, and I just added the contents of the assets folder. I added around 16 images to it. One did not render, which was that of the Andromeda Galaxy, M31. I may try again later.
Here are a few of the paintings I added to my Library/Study room:
The one on the right is that of Mount Everest. I wanted it to be a 4x4.
Most of the paintings I've added lately have been borderless, but a few have Dark Oak Frames around them. Dark Oak contrasts well with the lighter Birch walls in the house.
Obsessing over something I did with my realm, while I managed to cancel the upload of my survival world file backup file before switching that realm to creative mode on a different seed that had already generated, which was made for purposes of testing, not gameplay.
I'm not sure how I could explain that to other gamers without the accusations of cheating on the survival world.
I've got a feeling that the Xbox Live achievements still being active on my survival world file isn't enough evidence to disprove them.
I've been told I worry over too much before by some peers of mine though.
And asking for emails, as well as this post about it to be deleted would make things worse now that I think about it.
I shouldn't do that because then it signals as "something to hide".
Over the last few months, I've done some extensive work on improving resource production in my base. I have already shared these updates, but how about something a bit more abstract? Every now and then, usually following a big project, I like to do something fun and (technically) pointless.
Sometimes, I like to build a parkour course.
Sometimes, it's a monument or some type of statue.
This time? It's a labyrinth, inspired by an actual zen labyrinth I had the pleasure of experiencing in Wilmington, DE, earlier this year.
Just follow the path...
The walls/roof are made up of coal blocks to give it a very secluded feel, even though it's actually right outside!
This is part of a much larger build that focuses on the same purpose: zen and abstract activity. With so much going on in this base, I figure that having an area without redstone might be beneficial. So here it is!
More to come.
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I expanded the storage in my kitchen cabinets to 12. I had started out with only 4 cabinets, then went to 6, and when it looked like I was going to completely fill those, I added another 6. Each can hold the equivalent of a single chest.
All 12 are connected to the rest of the kitchen blocks, which also includes both fridges. Each of those can store the equivalent of a double chest. I have been putting all of the meat, fish and similar things that would normally go there in them, while everything else has gone into the cabinets above or counters below.
Pam's HarvestCraft has a block called the Market, where you can buy various items, such as all of the seeds and saplings, as well as animal spawn eggs and a few other things. Seeds are 1 emerald each, saplings 3 emeralds each. I bought 2 of each sapling, and 4 of each seed, except for a few which I felt I did not need. I have around 3000 emeralds in my Refined Storage system, having gotten most from the Void Ore Miner, an Immersive Engineering Excavator, and from Vindicators. Those I have gotten as a result of capturing one in a Soul Vial when I last explored the Woodland Mansion south of my base (before lightining struck it and burned it down). I have a room with Powered Spawners for them, Blazes, Wither Skeletons, Blizzes (from Thermal Foundation), and Pech Foragers (from Thaumcraft), which has a Mob Masher from Mob Grinding Utils in it. This has 10 each of Sharpness, Looting and Beheading Upgrades in it.
The paintings on the left and to the right of the table are a couple of the default Bibliocraft ones. The others are the vanilla Soartex Fanver ones. I chose two food related ones for this room.
I fixed the image for the Andromeda Galaxy - the reason it would not render was because the file name was too long. I made it 3x3. It replaces the 3x4 painting that was on this wall (the same as in the previous image) - unintended consequences of placing a Shulker Box in front of it - it knocked the painting off the wall. In addition, I added several more paintings to the zip file for Soartex.
As for where I am growing the Pam's trees and crops, I chose recently expanded areas on the east and west sides of the base for the trees, and 4 9x9 plots for all of the seeds. In order to plant all of those, I re-purposed 2 of the existing plots, one wheat, the other Canola (a crop from Actually Additions, used mostly for fuel), and added 2 more in one of the new areas.
I also switched my main food type, to Chocolate Cake. This is also from Actually Additions, and restores 8 hunger and 13 saturation (about double that of Steak). It uses dough (made from 2 wheat), an egg, 3 milk, and 3 cocoa beans to make. Unlike vanilla cake, it does not need to be placed to use.
Edit: I did a bit of mining down at Y level 11, and got around 16 diamonds from 2 veins, then found an Infernal hive. This is added by Magic Bees, and as the name suggests, these bees like the Nether, but are not found there. They produce Refractory Wax, which is used in the making of all the fireproof wood types. I put them in one of the unused Gendustry Industrial Apiaries, with a Hell Emulation Upgrade, 3 Dryer Upgrades, an Automation Upgrade and 4 Production Upgrades, along with some Nether Wart nearby.
You can tell if there is an Infernal Hive nearby as they are completely surrounded by Glowstone.
These bees are aggressive, and if you stand near the Apiary, you will get attacked once every few seconds. It's not enough to even trigger the entropy of my Draconic Armor, so I'm not even bothering with the Apiarist's armor which would completely protect against their effect.