You know where this information was found? Absolutely nowhere, to my knowledge. Does it change the SMP problem? No. I will edit my post slightly, but my outlook on it remains the same.For those complaining about meteors : you are aware that it's not true you get only single press from a meteor? You often get 2-3 different ones, so it's not as bad as some try to make it look. At least in my case i got on average 2 unique plates from each meteors.
I don't say it won't be anoying sometimes, but at least check your facts.
Still, one can copy those plates quite easily it seems. A Block of Iron and a plate gets you a new plate. With This Badboy no less. IE the one you need to use those plates anyway.You know where this information was found? Absolutely nowhere, to my knowledge. Does it change the SMP problem? No. I will edit my post slightly, but my outlook on it remains the same.
Forget about the meteors, MineTweaker forever!The problem is that you have two, mutually exclusive issues that are going to happen with Meteors.
Case A: They are common enough that you can readily obtain the patterns (not so in my experience, it took me several hours to obtain them all because of duplicates and non-original patterns being found, but I may have simply been the unfortunate victim of the RNG Gremlins). This also means they are common enough that they are crowding out normal oregen and end up with a whole ton of blocks from your quarrying that you will never ever use.
Case B: They are rare enough that the odds of you collecting them all is going to require a massive active hunt for meteors. Complicated by the fact that the compass will often point you to one you've already unearthed and looted, simply because it is the nearest. This is, in my opinion, the opposite of fun.
Splitting the difference and finding that balancing point between them is going to be nearly impossible because everyone has that balance point in a different place. People who like a challenge, who enjoy doing bees without the ExtraBees serums or Gendustry, who applaud Gregorious for extending out the IC2 tech tree, who enjoy Skyblocks as a light warm-up... these guys are going to want Case B in effect. More casual gamers, however, are going to both want Case A and hate the fact that they're digging up more meteor than ore from their quarrying.
I would hope that a config option for the rarity of meteors and the option to craft the patterns (out of suitably expensive materials, of course) will arise at some point.
I'm pretty sure your not going to have the issue of it being too common. How many times with ae1 did you think "wow I have so much useless quartz"?
Considering the meteor takes up half a chunk, you've got stacks of the material out of one meteor, and you only need four of them per ME Controller block... I foresee a great amount of the stuff not being used. Granted, it is a multiblock, however one meteor will be sufficient to provide tens of thousands of channels.I'm pretty sure your not going to have the issue of it being too common. How many times with ae1 did you think "wow I have so much useless quartz"?