Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by DREVL, May 29, 2014.
do they spawn in a non BOP world?
They should be able to spawn in any cold biome as long as there are snow blocks, the full blocks, not the small covers that happen when it snows.
I believe they spawn a lit more easily now in the latest 184.108.40.206 updates of TE but you may probably not have that version if you're using one of the FTB packs as that release is very recent.
Hmmm... might have to setup a blizz farm. Make a chunks worth of snow blocks from snowballs and then lay it in a snow biome with glass walls. That's a lot of snowballs though
You can make blizz powder in a liquid transposer with snowballs and destabilized redstone.
Not sure. I had a lot of trouble finding my first Blizz. I had read "cold biomes" and found out that really wasn't true. I finally got my big break when I read a tip that someone else found one in a "mountainous" biome... when I finally came across an "Ice Hills Biome", I knew it had to be the right place, and it was, I soon found my first one there (along with a whole lotta snow golems too).
But Ice Hills biome is a BoP biome I think. And I've never seen a Blizz in another biome. But I have no experience playing a modpack without BoP, I always use it. So my experience probably isn't that much use.[DOUBLEPOST=1401398190][/DOUBLEPOST]
I'm now using Blizz bee to make my Blizz powder. But yeah, this tip allowed me to stop using my MFR Auto-Spawner with my Blizz safari net to make my blizz powder for a while. It was a surprise to find this recipe out (same with blaze powder=glowstone+destabilized redstone).
One benefit of the later TE3 versions, as mentioned, is that blizz spawns are way less picky, as a single snow block will satisfy them now.
Main downside of course, is "goodbye northern lights"...
My first 1.6.4 world I lived near some kind of alpine biome and every day the blizzes would be left over from the night before and torment the cows with snowballs. I didnt know what to do with them, But they became hard to find in subsequent worlds once I learned their usefulness.
I don't have bop installed. It would make sense that this icyhills biome would spawn if they require blocks of snow. Anything outside BoP doesn't naturally do that. anyway, tis only a small part of the plan. I rely on getting an ample supply of cinnibar to multiply ores 3 fold... especially gold. I also absolutely need it for making shiny ingots for tesseracts. I use tess's and routers pretty heavily in my worlds. I can get cinnabar from silked redstone ores or TC's cinnibars with fluid from blizz powder. In my current world, I don't really have a great way to stock up on emeralds so I have to go the blizz powder route.
This makes me so sad this is my fourth frowny face today why cruel world
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