FTBUnleashed. First Impressions.

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SaintKenneth

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Got the code. Made a world.

First thing I noticed is, to my fear/joy, the lack of any sort of mini-map or marker system. It has been a total immersion killer for me to spend more time looking up at the map in the upper-right, then to actually pay attention to the world around me. I will miss the usefulness of way points, but I feel that players can get creative enough to find work around.

So post your first impressions, Pros and Cons, irritants and pleasant surprises of this new pack.
 

Omicron

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For future reference, take note of the fact that the minimap has a hotkey with which it can be hidden... ;)
 

SaintKenneth

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The most important thing to me right now though, is if I can get Millenaire to work with this pack. I'm sure BoP will probably screw with the villages world gen
 

ShneekeyTheLost

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Fair enough, but I actually like it better without the map, it kind of takes me back to when I first plugged in Vanilla Minecraft, and that unspeakable terror when you get lost.
As you might imagine from my username, I'm somewhat 'directionally challenged'. Getting lost is not fun, except perhaps in the Dwarf Fortress !FUN! sort of way. Fortunately, there are ways to keep from getting *too* lost, even in vanilla. Markers with torches work wonders, for example.
 

KirinDave

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As you might imagine from my username, I'm somewhat 'directionally challenged'. Getting lost is not fun, except perhaps in the Dwarf Fortress !FUN! sort of way. Fortunately, there are ways to keep from getting *too* lost, even in vanilla. Markers with torches work wonders, for example.

One of the reasons I like Map Maker is that it preserves the task of mapping but doesn't make you use the really bad map interface. My problem with Rei's and Voxel is that they just give you the regional map.
 

ShneekeyTheLost

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One of the reasons I like Map Maker is that it preserves the task of mapping but doesn't make you use the really bad map interface. My problem with Rei's and Voxel is that they just give you the regional map.
I may have to play with that mod more, because it has a lot of things I really like about it.
 

KirinDave

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I dunno, I kind of like it. Rather like having an actual map you've stuck pins in that you need to reference to determine where those pins are in relation to you.

Except that it actively breaks and puts waypoints in the wrong place. And all waypoints for all dimensions end up in the same place, frequently making nonsense points on the map.
 

SaintKenneth

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As you might imagine from my username, I'm somewhat 'directionally challenged'. Getting lost is not fun, except perhaps in the Dwarf Fortress !FUN! sort of way. Fortunately, there are ways to keep from getting *too* lost, even in vanilla. Markers with torches work wonders, for example.
I built roads with sign posts and landmarks, it was rather fun, and added to the immersion.
 

Bluehorazon

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The most important thing to me right now though, is if I can get Millenaire to work with this pack. I'm sure BoP will probably screw with the villages world gen
It is actually vanilla screwing the villages world-gen. If you enable village-spawn only for biomes that are very flat (like plains, normal deserts or swamps) you should be fine. But then even vanilla plains and deserts sometimes have too much hills to properly spawn a village.
 

Saice

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I built roads with sign posts and landmarks, it was rather fun, and added to the immersion.
I've done this on a few builds adding crat systems later.

It is a fun build and something I would to do on a server but saddly no one would use becuase of all the flying and teleporting that mods do.
 

Lathanael

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One of the reasons I like Map Maker is that it preserves the task of mapping but doesn't make you use the really bad map interface. My problem with Rei's and Voxel is that they just give you the regional map.
Are you talking about MapWriter or another mod? I liked it alot during my brief testing but a waypoint issue is not good :(
 

Daemonblue

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My main reason for even using map mods is the chunk boundaries a la Rei's minimap. The boundaries help in the sense that since you can tell where one chunk is easily you can focus your builds so all of your machines are within a certain boundary to save on chunk loaders. It also helps in that you can make it so, for example, a combustion engine or boiler's water source is never unloaded while said boiler or engine is loaded.

Edit: Also, is the version that's up the updated one that Wyld has mentioned?