Quote from smokeluvr1971
I've stayed on the sidelines for quite a while now, but feel I must throw my $0.02 into the convo.
Yes, Soaryn has stated many times [I guess] that there will be no 1.5.x version of Xycraft. But there will be a 1.6.x version. This seems a bit...odd. I really can't think of a better word to describe the situation here. Actually, I can think of many words more suited, but they are vulgar and I choose not to use them.
If I'm not mistaken, xycraft is only distributed, in modpack form, through FTB. Soaryn will allow no other modpacks to distribute xycraft. I believe this is stated on the xycraft wiki. So you can use the FTB version of xycraft or install it separately. FTB has progressed in minecraft versions from 1.4.7 to 1.5.2, not 1.4.7 straight to 1.6.x. So if you want to play FTB and have xycraft, you're stuck in 1.4.7 until both FTB and xycraft update to 1.6. Since FTB only recently updated to 1.5.2, I do not expect to see a FTB 1.6.x any time in the immediate future.
The entire situation just seems...odd from an end-users perspective. Aside from tanks and soil blocks, xycraft brought us the fabricator, which IMO, is the only automated crafting table that actually works in the manner one would expect an ACT to function. If Soaryn doesn't wish to take the time to provide an update of xycraft for FTB 1.5.2, that is his right. But in not providing an update for 1.5.2 when FTB updates to 1.5.2 and declaring an update for 1.6.x with FTB having just updated to 1.5.2...if seems like Soaryn is intentionally trying to alienate his current user-base, again from the perspective of an end-user. If Soaryn doesn't wish to update, then allow someone else to perform the 1.5.2 update. I'm sure there would be plenty of volunteers. And if this thread is any indication, there seems to be a high demand for a 1.5.2 update.
In closing, I humbly ask Soaryn to either reconsider a 1.5.2 update or allow another modder to perform a 1.5.2 update for xycraft. Either way, it would be a win-win for Soaryn, xycraft and xycraft's current user-base.
A 1.6.2 version of FTB I have heard is coming sooner than you might think. His reason of course for not updating to 1.5.2 is because honestly there is no reason too. Once a 1.6.2 FTB comes out NOBODY in their right mind will play an older version of minecraft. When was the last time you saw someone play modded 1.2.5? People move on to the most updated version of minecraft. This is how things work, so updating to 1.5.2 is pointless in the long run, and a waste of time.