I've wandered back to the forums, I must have smelled the delicious, delicious brains. Now, instead of my normal habit of playing in a world a while, hitting my frustration level, and then leaving, to never post an update again ... This time I'm on a server. Direwolf20 world. BoP active, but not in the surface world, so if we want to play in it, we need to find pages for it. It was honestly the best compromise we could come up with to keep the overworld from being too dangerous for some of the players on our server. Me, I dug into a wall near the ocean, set up a temporary base to get started in, and then proceded to get blown up by gangs of creepers in the over world, again, and again, each time just as I thought I'd collected enough things from the surface to get started mining. This, this is a bad habit of mine. Truth is, you can, and could, and perhaps should? (Lets hear what you think) should, go into the caves as soon as you've got a stack of torch like substances and at a few hunger bars of food. Perhaps even as far as wood armor... Once I'd actually gone down into the heart of the world, things where better for me. I even visited the nether to get firebat form... sadly my trip to the twilight forest latter to get tiny bird was not so useful, has anybody noticed that there is no flight form that would survive mining strait up... firebat, hit water, regular bat, hit lava. It took me a few days, but I did find a place I wanted to build. There's three redwood trees, a slime island, and it's a rather tight cluster. If I put a chunkloader in the center tree, the entire range is circle 2 (or was it 2. 5 from top to bottom, honestly I'll spotloader the 5 chunks I use instead. There's also some tainted chunks for when I feel cocky. Nothing makes you feel less egotistical then having a selective bit of your anatomy handed back to you. I've both found the most resources, and lost the most resources into lava of anybody on the server. It's quite hilarious. I mention finding something good in a chest, and you can almost see the pool starting on how long it'll take me to lava death it. So, I decided to do something that can't fall into lava... thaumcraft research. Only, I forgot to build a research table, folks, can you see where this goes? How about if I mention that the redwood door has turtomen on it, and not just motus. I was up to taint and alianus before I'd finished the tier 1 aspects. In retrospect it was quite hilarious. With the resources of the overworld, the nether, the twilight, and ... it's amazing how many worlds you can wander through, scanning every object and block, and cussing. It was a test of my patience, and my vocabulary.