Beautification of FTB

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ICountFrom0

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Some people would say that there isn't much point in making the map beautiful when you are just existing at the whim of the beast.

On the other hand, some of us want things to be pretty.

I'd like to start this topic to see what others see as options to get us more blocks.

Starting at the start and trying to keep these in order.

Cobble Stone : Philosophers Stone
Smooth Stone : Philosophers Stone
Dirt : Philosophers Stone
Sand : Philosophers Stone
Sandstone : Crafting Via Sand
Gravel : Philosophers Stone on Sandstone
Smooth Sandstone : Crafting Via Sadnstone
Hieroglyph Sandstone : Crafting Via 2 sandstone slabs
Basalt Cobble : Outside the Nether Portal
Nethrack : Philosophers Stone in the Nether
Obsidian : Second Reward Chest
Glass : Furnace
Smooth Basalt : Furnace
Stone Brick : Crafting via Smooth Stone
Chiseled Stone Brick : Redpower 2 recipe (on the blog now) *
Basalt Brick : Crafting Via Smooth Basalt
Birch Logs : First Chest Sapling
Junglewood Logs : Second Chest Sapling
OAK Logs : Philosophers Stone Transformation of birch tree
Tiaga logs : Philosophers stone transformation of oak or birch tree
Wood Planks : Crafting Via Logs
Iron Block : Crafting Via ingots
Cracked stone brick : Redpower 2 technique * (on redpower's blog and direwolf20's review)
Vines : Sheared from Huge Jungle Tree
Leaves : Sheared from trees
Gold Block : Crafting Via Ingots
Diamond Block : Crafting Via Diamonds Via Philosophers Stone

NOTE MICROBLOCKS (Redpower 2) Possible NOW (all fractional slabs will not be noted separately)

Machine block : Crafting (IC2)
Rubberwood Logs : Early Reward
Rubberwood Planks : Crafting
Copper Block : Crafting Via Ingots (early reward)
Tin Block : Crafting Via Ingots (Early reward)
mycelium : Moistener
Mossy Cobblestone : Moistener
Mossy Bricks : Moistener
Glowstone Block : Secret (but early)
Wool (all shades) : Sheep Via Philosophers Stone (costs glowstone)
Reinforced Stone : Crafting with Advanced Aloy Via Compressor and Mixed Metal Ingot
Reinforced Glass : Crafting with Advanced Aloy Via Compressor and Mixed Metal Ingot
Bronze Block : Crafting Vis Ingots Via Dust
Advanced Machine Block : IC2 advanced crafting
Snow Block : Compress Water Cell (4x)
Ice Block : Compress Snow
Construction Foam : IC2 recipe for sprayer and pellet
Soul Sand : Scrap box (1% chance)
Dark Matter Block : 4 Dark Mater
Red Matter Block : 4 Red Mater
Lapis Lazuli Block : Crafted from reward
Clay Block : Reward
Brick Block : Forge
Uranium Block : Crafting (LATE reward)


Products produced from blocks of master material stairs, slabs, microblocks, fences not separately mentioned.
For everything else there's the alchemical tome.

Anybody know a way to get some of these earlier then this, in a legit way? I wouldn't mind finding marble before burning a tome.

* THANK YOU ELORAM!
 

BouncyBalls

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You have a mistake up there. You get gravel from sandstone not from gravel :) well you do get gravel from gravel but you get the point. also whats a Bulls-eye Stone Block?
 

Loothias

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I think the monument needs to have a lot more things on it to show off the different mods
 

adib

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with the current version there are some achievements which are just not needed, looks at scrap in insanity, look at the 3x beehives in normal.
 

Pokefenn

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I think the beast should be like a dragon or something, so your actually feeding it ^.^
 

adib

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Pokefenn said:
I think the beast should be like a dragon or something, so your actually feeding it ^.^
that could be done but it is harder to get the items properly to the player, you could always use an dropping system
 

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BouncyBalls said:
You could have a items drop from his claws or have him poop it out
yeah but you'd need an giant platform or give the player ability fly early on.
 

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adib said:
BouncyBalls said:
You could have a items drop from his claws or have him poop it out
yeah but you'd need an giant platform or give the player ability fly early on.
Not necessarily, the dragon can be on the same level as the player and u only need to build a bridge to reach it.
 

adib

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ICountFrom0 said:
Forgot to mention that the philisophers stone was required to swap between regular, tiaga and birch trees. Forgot to include leaves.

Any other possible blocks I'm missing?
possibly alot but none that i can think of with my simple mind.
 

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adib said:
Tjakehaslam said:
I a ma bit confused by this :p
how so? this are all visual blocks you can make? with uu philo stone and such
I am not too much a user of EE, I believe it is a bit OP. I tend to stick with technical things like Thaumcraft, BC and IC. although I use EE I dont understand all the aspects of it.
 

adib

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Tjakehaslam said:
adib said:
Tjakehaslam said:
I a ma bit confused by this :p
how so? this are all visual blocks you can make? with uu philo stone and such
I am not too much a user of EE, I believe it is a bit OP. I tend to stick with technical things like Thaumcraft, BC and IC. although I use EE I dont understand all the aspects of it.
philosfer stone can transmute certain items in different items, like cobble to smooth and cobble to dirt.
 

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Tjakehaslam said:
adib said:
Tjakehaslam said:
I a ma bit confused by this :p
how so? this are all visual blocks you can make? with uu philo stone and such
I am not too much a user of EE, I believe it is a bit OP. I tend to stick with technical things like Thaumcraft, BC and IC. although I use EE I dont understand all the aspects of it.

Thaumcraft ain't technical, Its magical, Its awesomical.
 
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adib

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Canotsa said:
Tjakehaslam said:
adib said:
I am not too much a user of EE, I believe it is a bit OP. I tend to stick with technical things like Thaumcraft, BC and IC. although I use EE I dont understand all the aspects of it.

Thaumcraft ain't technical, Its magical, Its awesomical.
everything has an sceintific explanation.
 

adib

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ICountFrom0 said:
Any block that you don't understand HOW to change that I've listed...

Let me know and I'll improve the explanation.

This is for on the FTB map, not for any other FTB world.
you should post multiple ways to do it, like mycelium is made from uu matter also.
 

adib

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ICountFrom0 said:
adib said:
ICountFrom0 said:
Any block that you don't understand HOW to change that I've listed...

Let me know and I'll improve the explanation.

This is for on the FTB map, not for any other FTB world.
you should post multiple ways to do it, like mycelium is made from uu matter also.


It is... but you can get mycelum from a moistener earlier then you can get power into the advanced machine to get UU matter, and I'm trying to list the earliest (and not always the easier one)
what if people dont know forestry that well and want to know the other ways?
 

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ICountFrom0 said:
... let me be a smart ass here, just for a moment, please?

I'm talking to the one or two theoretical people who have enough time, while playing FTB monument map, to make it pretty. The few who will not just be placing cobblestone everywhere and calling it a day. If you don't know what you are doing, you just don't have the time.

I'm not writing a walkthrough on how to solve challenges.

I'm just doing my small part towards making the world more beautiful.

Introduce me to a person who is trying to make a beautiful map (where the designers are known for nuking the entire thing on a whim) with time enough to do it right, but would otherwise have trouble with forestry, and I will walk them through it myself.

I doubt you saw it yet, but on the other topic you made about marble and basalt I added a link in my post (which is in the second page I believe) to an addon to IC2 which adds UU matter recipes to them. This way you can have your pretty marble :D God I should get some sleep...xD
Also, just something to add, instead of just being general with what to do to get things, maybe add a bit more description? Example, those who aren't that familiar with forestry might not know how to use a moistener and might not get where to put seeds/cobble/stone bricks to get the mycelium or mossy varieties of those blocks. Just to add a bit of clarification would be nice to a bit more novice users :)
 

MrSphex

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ICountFrom0 said:
I might include wiki links here or there.

But while you are the 2nd person who said that it might not be known.... I've not seen anybody who does not know.

Wiki links would be the good thing. That way they can see an image of the block and decide if they'll like it or not.