Botania - An innovative natural magic themed tech mod (Not in beta any more!)

Discussion in 'Mod Discussion' started by Vazkii, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Vazkii

    Vazkii Botania Dev FTB Mod Dev

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    This mod also has a thread on the Minecraft Forums, if you wish to comment but don't have an account here!
    Botania is a tech mod in essence. The theme is natural magic. By which the very base of the mod, as the title would give you the idea of, is flora. Of course, it's not limited to that.
    Most of the into on Botania can be found inside the game, in the Lexica Botania, the mod's "documentation book". You can craft it pretty easilly with a book and any type of sapling.

    You can download the mod from the website.
    If you enjoy my work, consider dropping me a pledge on my Patreon :)
    Have a question, or just want to chat? #vazkii @ irc.esper.net is the place to go.

    Let's have a look...

    Getting started is simple enough, simply get yourself a Lexica Botania, it tells you all there is to know in the mod!
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    Oh yeah, have you noticed the world's full of flowers? Yeah, they worldgen all over the place. Take note, you'll need them.
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    Now off to the fun stuff! The mod's "power system" is called Mana. You get it from flowers, which you craft by combining other flower petals. Here's a little taste of the power system, looks fancy doesn't it?
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    And this Mana you create from flowers can be used to power other flowers that do stuff. what do all these do? Well, that one you'll have to figure out yourself.
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    Of course, more than flowers go around, here's an example of what you can do if you accumulate a decent amount of Mana.
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    And last (for this preview, of course!) here's a look at some of them awesome things you can use, there's lots more where those came from, too.
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    Not convinced? Haighyorkie made a four part spotlight on Botania, which you can check out right down here:




    And that's it for the thread, I hope you enjoy playing with Botania!
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2015
  2. Rongmario

    Rongmario Well-Known Member Mod Developer

    Well done on the mod, there's already a lot to it and I know this isn't all is to come ^^
     
  3. MinecraftTim

    MinecraftTim Active Member

    Nicely done! Can't wait for the release...
     
  4. Succubism

    Succubism Over-Achiever

    Hippy Magic! I love it!
     
  5. Evilshallwin

    Evilshallwin Member

    This mod looks quite fun and I will definitely be playing around with it! I love innovative ways of powering my stuff :p
     
  6. KillerRamer

    KillerRamer Well-Known Member

    Grab the tamborines and magical twig wands, and hop on the psychedelic groove vans with shag carpeting, and a miniature garden in the back.
     
  7. tedyhere

    tedyhere Well-Known Member

    Great progress so far I am loving it :D
     
  8. Ausyarr

    Ausyarr Member

    I'm not really a fan of magic mods but this one with its visual nature you can see the mechanism working looks awesome. I can see myself doing some interesting stuff with it. Thanks for the hard work.
     
  9. Drullkus

    Drullkus Active Member Mod Developer

    Oh my! Light shows! :D
     
  10. SlightlyVisible

    SlightlyVisible Active Member

    Are there any elements of danger or risk?
     
  11. Sephlington

    Sephlington Active Member

    The flowers will retrogen, right?
    I'm a big fan of growing my resources, growing my magic sounds marvellous :D
     
  12. Vazkii

    Vazkii Botania Dev FTB Mod Dev

    There's no retrogen in, but you can get them with bonemeal.
     
  13. Nova Sol

    Nova Sol Active Member

    Aw yeah, laser show! Can't wait! Gonna make a stage... And a garden... And a huge network of transfer-thingies to cause a huge waste of magical energy! But still: LASER SHOW!
     
  14. Vazkii

    Vazkii Botania Dev FTB Mod Dev

    Did someone say download button?
     
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  15. MinecraftTim

    MinecraftTim Active Member

    Yea, thanks! Let's test it :)
     
  16. Succubism

    Succubism Over-Achiever

    Ooh! I did! I did!
     
  17. NicoAD

    NicoAD Active Member

    I'm going to test this mod.

    For the main reason to see what happens if I align all those color full mana spreaders into one spot and jump in it.
     
  18. Qazplm601

    Qazplm601 Lord of the Tumbleweeds

    my zombies dont seem to be noticing the Hiesi dream. however, this is awesome. completely.
     
  19. Vazkii

    Vazkii Botania Dev FTB Mod Dev

    Right click it with a a wand and check if it has power. If it doesn't, then it's not going to be doing anything.
     
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  20. Qazplm601

    Qazplm601 Lord of the Tumbleweeds

    ohhhhhhh.....
     

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