Recently started a new playthrough using All The Mods 6 modpack and got annoyed by the fact that many mods I like to use are not supported beyond MC v1.12.2. So I dropped back to punt and started a new 1.12 instance in MultiMC with the FTB Ultimate Reloaded pack. Got my fav mods loaded and started a new world. All was going well until I started mining and discovered that most upper tier ores like redstone and gold were all requiring a diamond pickaxe rather than iron. Methinks that don't bode well and sure enough, when I found my first diamond it now needed a diamond pick. So how in hell-o am I supposed to get a diamond pick if I can't get diamonds without one? Same thing turned out to be the case for obsidian, it now needing an obsidian pick. Catch-22?
I tried to plow through what I thought would be likely mod configs that might make such a change but came up empty. So I switched to a different modpack not of any FTB variety - specifically a Technic pack "The 1.12.2 Pack" - which, gotta say, the inclusion of ambient sounds here is freakin' sweet - and BAM!, ran into the same issue. Is this a MC specific change now and would such a change apply retroactively? I can't imagine such, unless I'm completely missing some new mechanic of the game, and believe it's got to be a mod tweaking something(s) (like how GregTech can make some recipes infuriatingly difficult. And no, I don't use GregTech) but I'm at a loss. I searched the MC forums for "diamond pick" and found a thread from someone wanting to know how to make ore mineable with only a diamond pick and there it mentioned tweaking "yourBlock.java". What/where this is is kinda outside my comfort zone but willing to learn. This certainly wasn't happening the last time I played. Mind you I'm doing survival mode at normal setting here so nothing exotic in that respect. Anybody else seeing this?