Feed the Beast

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As I am sure most people will have now seen, it was announced today that FTB partner Curse has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Twitch.TV. The FTB team is excited about the new possibilities that this will provide to our community. With regards to how this news will affect our partnership, for the near future everything will remain the same. Our plan is to sit down and talk to the appropriate people soon to talk about the partnership moving forwards. As soon as we have more news with regards to this we will release it....
Two years ago FTB and Curse first came together to form a partnership. Since then both parties have worked together to create a new client designed for installing Minecraft mods and mod packs. A few months ago Curse released a new client on Microsoft Windows and recently have released this new client to OSX/macOS. Whilst there is still some way to go before we completely retire the FTB launcher. We have finally reached a position where we are happy to fully recommend the Curse app as the preferred method for downloading FTB mod packs on both Windows and Mac.

Over the coming months new features will include the ability to download server packs from directly within the Curse app and also the ability to upload crash logs directly to FTB or the relevant pack designer. An API will also be added which will allow server hosting companies to directly access server side packs. Finally, work has started to test the viability of a Linux based client. The Curse dev team has a few Linux enthusiasts among them, so they're really excited about bringing the app to Linux.

Our current plan is to have both the Curse app and the FTB launcher continue to co-exist over the next few months. This is to give Curse the time needed to add the last few remaining features required for feature parity, at which point the FTB launcher will be retired. Once our launcher is retired then we will debrand it and remove all existing download links from our websites and finish the process of moving all FTB mod packs and other related content over to the Curse app. We still plan to make a bare bones version of the launcher stripped of all branding and FTB content available for those packs that remain on the client and cannot move for one reason or another. We have yet to determine whether download links for this stripped down version of the launcher will be hosted, however it's likely that this will be left in the hands of the pack developers that remain on the old launcher.

Finally those who are...
FTB MODPACK NEWS

This month has been a very exciting time for FTB packs! We have released 3 packs in as many weeks.

Sky Factory 2.5 Release

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It's skyblock like you've never seen it before! High tech mods, full automation, and chicken sticks! Sky Factory starts the player in the void with nothing but a tree and a *single* piece of dirt between you and certain death! Version 2.5 adds a variety of new mods to the pack and gives the player much more choice than ever before. The option is now available to begin in the classic void world or Botania's Garden of Glass, which allows the player a different set of challenges. Pick up your achievement book today and start your journey!

FTB Inventions Release

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With most of our other 1.7.10 content, balance and extended progression are focus points when designing unique packs; however, these core concepts have been thrown out the window with FTB Inventions. This modpack is designed for the creatively styled builder, designer and ultimate factory constructor. For the first time ever, resource gathering is eased by Equivalent Exchange, and the main focal point is building and large technology based mods. Want to make a spawn city come to life with friends or an over complicated factory mass-producing most items in the pack? If so then FTB Inventions is for you! --Inventors, dust off your wrenches and prepare to dive into a world where the sky is the limit!

This pack contains Fastcraft, by Player. Fastcraft enhances Minecraft with increased performance. Bug reports being made directly to Mod Authors should state Fastcraft is enabled.

FTB Unstable 1.9 Release

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The official...
FTB MODPACK NEWS

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FTB Inventions

Testing and Development is nearly complete.

FTB Inventions: With most of our other 1.7.10 content, balance and extended progression are focus points when designing unique packs. However, these core concepts have been thrown out the window with FTB Inventions. This modpack is designed for the creatively styled builder, designer and ultimate factory builder. For the first time ever, resource gathering is eased by Equivalent Exchange, and the main focal point is building and large technology based mods. Want to make a spawn city come to life with friends or an over complicated factory mass producing most items in the pack? If so, then FTB Inventions is for you! --Inventors, dust off your wrenches and prepare to dive into a world where the sky is the limit
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Once final stability testing is complete, this pack will be available on Curse and the FTB Launcher.

In the next few weeks, we shall begin the development of modded 1.9 packs, beginning with FTB Unstable 1.9 that will be available to the public. This will also be available on Curse or the FTB Launcher.

Visit www.feed-the-beast.com for all pack downloads and information.

FTB TEAM NEWS

It is our great pleasure to welcome Darkosto to our mod pack development team.

Darkosto is currently a full time streamer on Twitch (twitch.tv/Darkosto). Much of the stream is devoted to modpack development, giving viewers insight into the process of creating packs from inception to completion, and focusing on viewer interaction and input. Darkosto's modpacks are based upon unique concepts to give players a fresh experience in the Minecraft world. From adding realism with block physics to adding enemies with intelligent A.I., his packs...
PAX East 2016

If you will be at PAX East this year, and need your Minecraft fix, check out these awesome panels. "Making the Most of Mods in Minecraft" will be in the Dragonfly Theatre at 10 am, Saturday. "Modpacks in Minecraft" will take place in the Albatross Theatre on Sunday at 4:30PM.

We hope to see you all there!

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FTB Infinity Evolved Skyblock Released

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April 1st marks the official release of Infinity Evolved Skyblock. The wait is finally over! Do you have what it takes to tackle the challenges of Infinity Evolved Skyblock? This time around there is no easy mode, only the expert mode. New challenges, and the additions of trophies await you in this long awaited skyblock modpack from FTB.

FTB Infinity Evolved Skyblock is a modpack designed to provide an extra challenge for any experienced Minecrafter. Work your way through new recipes, twisted game mechanics, and collect the rare and mysterious trophies! Warning, may consume a vast amount of your time.

Be sure to grab your copy today on the Curse App or the FTB Launcher.
Both are available at www.feed-the-beast.com

STAFF CHANGES

Gideonseymour has retired from the FTB Team, and we wish him the best in all his future endeavours.

MODPACK OF THE MONTH

This month's feature modpack is TerraFirmaPunk. Explore the ancient ruins of a long dead civilization and learn to master the Power of Steam while surviving starvation, dehydration, deadly cavins, dangerous mobs, zombie hoards, and evil boss monsters waiting around every corner.

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Be sure to check out the full version

http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/threads/1-7-10-terrafirmapunk-terrafirmacraft-steampunk.53519/

FEATURED CONTENT CREATOR

This month we would like to feature one of our own FTB Stream Team members Pulpjohnfiction!
This UK streamer has one of the best raid games on Twitch, Play your funks right. And certainly worth checking out and a follow....
We are aware of a couple of issues that will need a hotfix to the server, however some of these still need to be tested before release. In the meantime it is suggested that for single player, you do not visit any dimensions outside the over world (ie dont go to the nether yet) and for server admins, encourage your players to not go to the nether until these hotfixes are resolved.

We are going to be adding a new mod tomorrow to fix the issue where the nether is spawning netherrack down at level 0. The intention is that this should be a void world and the changes which will be live in the next 24 hours will make the needed changes. If you have already spawned a nether in your world you can go into your save folder and delete the DIM-1 folder to enable you to refresh the nether.

The other 2 fixes are related to a rare crash and a slight command change that will enable admins to auto tab complete the island command.

We apologise that these small issues slipped through under our testing radar.
FTB Infinity Evolved Skyblock

First announced 6 weeks ago, this pack has been in intensive testing by the streamers on FTB One and our internal beta testing team. We’re getting closer to release, but there are still a few things left to do. While we don’t have a hard release date, we wanted to give you an update on it’s progress.

  • The current tech tree is now complete
  • The current Magic tree is nearly complete and going through final testing
  • A custom mod is being developed to handle island spawning
  • New achievements are being added via Simple Achievements
  • New custom trophies are being added which can be gained by completing certain achievements along the way. We thought about building a monument, but settled on just the trophies
  • A new guide to reflect the changes that Skyblock introduces.

Beyond that the pack is pretty much there, all the major balancing and continuity testing is complete.

We also wanted to address the debate surrounding our testing cycle. For this pack, we wanted to have a decent number of quality testers who were able to spend large amounts of time playing. But we felt that releasing an alpha version to the public would expose too large a number of players to buggy content. By utilizing the streamers in the FTB One server community, we guaranteed dedicated testers who could play long hours and give specific feedback while also keeping the pack updated to minimize repeated bug reports.

We’re still confident in being able to release a content complete pack within the next few weeks and hope you’ll agree it’s been worth the wait.
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FTB Stream Team grows, and Infinity Evolved Skyblock Development.

FTB Stream Team grows to over 45 members

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The FTB one community is soaring to new heights! With new Infinity Evolved Skyblock being tested for your enjoyment, we decided to select different streamers to showcase what we have in store. We give you the FTB Stream Team! With over 45 streamers and Youtubers, you can see the many successes (and epic failures) of the latest FTB packs.

To see them live visit: http://www.twitch.tv/team/ftb

Over $1000 Raised in relief efforts during our livestream charity event
This month, the FTB team raised $1,102.00 for charity during our livestream charity event. Money from this stream will be sent to support relief efforts in Ethiopia, where the money will be used to help mitigate the effects of the current category one drought. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped by either being present or by donating.

https://www.gamingforgood.net/s/officialfeedthebeast#donate

PAX South Recap
We had an excellent turnout for the modded panel at Pax South, with Sacheverell as panel moderator and panelists Slowpoke, Direwolf20, Quetzi, Bacon Donut, and Lex Manos, the panel was both entertaining and informative.

Special thanks to Fireball1725 for recording the panel and you can see it in its entirety on her youtube channel.



Mod Pack News
FTB has been hard at work testing and...
Welcome to the Official FTB Newsletter. In today's issue, we have information about two new FTB team members, our upcoming event at PAX South, and some details about FTB and third-party packs. We'd also like to spotlight two mods as well as some new Youtube content featuring the Unstable pack. Finally, we're announcing the new FTB Build Competition.

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