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Huge problem with taint :( Help?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by Gewitterwesen, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. Gewitterwesen

    Gewitterwesen New Member

    Hi there,

    first Im a Minecraft newbie, so please sorry in advance if i dont understand something on the first try or do something wrong.

    So im playing with the feed the beast launcher and tried the modpack Magic Farm 2 and I love it. I've played vanilla for like a week 24/7 and i really like the farming part and such so I was really existed.
    After ca. 20 deaths now, I finally explored the area around my little house a bit more and BAM.. :( 200 meters away is a huuuuuge taint place. Zwischenablage01.jpg

    Of course i started googling and searching what it is and what it does and how to remove it.. so as you can see the area is really huge, the next problem is, it's really close to my house (it is on the map only some meters more in the left upper corner). i found 1 silverwood tree till now, but it didnt got me a sapling and thinking of how much saplings i would need .... jeeeezz.

    so long story short.. is there any way to stop it spread? dont tell me to put something around it, as you may or may not vaguely see on the map i already put a 3 block high wood planks wall around it. well it's still on the test.. i had a lake in between and there the taint just spread over the wood planks. i now cleared of all the water, got to the part where the taint isnt yet and put new wood planks. it's not 100% sure but i think it will spread further.
    slabs dont work either.........

    please help :(
  2. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    Just so you know, Magic Farm 2 is designed to be difficult. Other than Blood'n'Bones it's probably the toughest pack in the current generation.

    As for taint, it's a thaumcraft thing. To stop it spreading I think you have to get rid of the tainted node (make a thaumometer to be able to see it easily). Later on you can trap the node in a jar, but this takes a lot of vis and a good wand (fair amount of thaumcraft infrastructure, takes a bit of time and resources to set up).

    To clear up patches of taint you'll want to plant ethereal blooms. They'll change the biome and make everything pleasant again within their area of effect.
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  3. ThatOneSlowking

    ThatOneSlowking New Member

    Or silverwoods. Silverwoods are easier as they require no infrastructure, but it is a bit of luck to get pure nodes and fairly more expensive due to low sapling droprate
  4. Eruantien

    Eruantien New Member

    Taint also spreads by itself. It doesn't need a tainted node, but I'm sure they help...
    Haven't you had some bad experiences lately with tainted nodes?
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  5. YX33A

    YX33A New Member

    Correct. Taint isn't solely from tainted nodes, but they tend to spawn taint tendrils in the area so if you clean it all up and pack up, come back, and there is taint again, you likely have a tainted node to deal with. And by deal with, I mean give to the kids down the street to play with. They loved that upgraded Hungry Node I bottled. Good thing I bottled it too, it would have consumed the whole universe.
  6. Zarkov

    Zarkov Well-Known Member

    Just because it hasn't been mentioned yet: You can disable taint spread in the Thaumcraft config file.
  7. Feniks

    Feniks New Member

    Also just grab shovel and dig out the tainted ground. Taint only spreads like grass on the top layer.
  8. GreenZombie

    GreenZombie New Member

    There are, as I understand it, two aspects to the spread of taint.

    fibrous taint spawns on things in tainted biome.
    tainted biome "infects" nearby non tainted biome blocks, when there is a lot of fibrous taint.

    This means if you can block the spread of fibrous taint, you can block the spread of the tainted biome.

    Which means that water barriers *should* work. In fact, flat ground does not provide the "edges" that fiberous taint tends to spawn on, so flattening areas in theory stop the further spread of taint.

    Of course, with both flattening, and water barriers, you need to ensure that there are no tunnels underground crossing the barrier, permitting the growth of fibrous taint, and thus the further spread of the biome.
  9. Eruantien

    Eruantien New Member

    Or, you could nuke the affected chunks at around y=40. That should (mostly) ensure that the taint is gone.
    What, in conjunction with easy mode research? TC is meant for a grueling battle, not a lazy dictatorship![DOUBLEPOST=1402572140][/DOUBLEPOST]
    The BC filler would help with this, in its "horizon" mode (for BC4 at least).
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  10. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    I like the more exothermic ideas presented here.

    Bombard any tainted area until it is a charred dead wasteland.
  11. McJty

    McJty Over-Achiever Mod Developer

    Build a ReactorCraft reactor there and let the radiation and taint fight each other :)
  12. malicious_bloke

    malicious_bloke Over-Achiever

    Then airdrop peacekeeping forces (who happen to look a lot like villagers) into the fray to sort everything out.

    *looks innocent*
  13. Eruantien

    Eruantien New Member

    taint = gone
    life = easier
    villager population = previous villager population minus one

    I'm aware that there might be those who don't get the joke...
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  14. Golrith

    Golrith Over-Achiever Trusted User

    Was testing Rogue Like Dungeons last night, hunted around a test world for the overworld tower, finally found one, slap bang in the middle of a tained area. Talk about bad luck...
  15. Zaflis

    Zaflis New Member

    Taint will grow down to cave levels too, you will only do a small dent by destroying taint on surface. And that is also why water or even ocean will not stop it.

    Unless you get many stacks of ethereal blooms to surround the entire tainted chunks area, there is no way to stop it without changing the config file. The spreading mechanic was just a curious test at best, Thaumcraft mod doesn't have really effective means to combat taint yet. No reason to have the spread enabled in config unless you really like tainted worlds.
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  16. loboca

    loboca New Member

    Does Galacticraft allow for orbital bombardment?
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  17. The Mobius Archives

    The Mobius Archives Well-Known Member

    If you want to tackle it one block at a time, I made a video showing how to use the water bucket solution quite some time ago:

    It's the tendrils that are key, so you may need to clear off the surface then explore deep to get all the sticky spots.[DOUBLEPOST=1402602163][/DOUBLEPOST]Also prioritize ethereal bloom for your thaumcraft research and you can hold the taint at bay.
  18. lucariomaster2

    lucariomaster2 New Member

    If you have the Dye Trees mod installed, you can find a rainbow forest where Ethereal Blooms grow naturally. Then it's just a matter of collecting around a stack of them and planting them all over the tainted area. When they clean up their small area, just move them to somewhere else that's still tainted. Rinse and repeat.
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  19. YX33A

    YX33A New Member

    Also the Rainbow Trees themselves are great at fighting Taint. Not the Dye Trees, the Rainbow ones.
  20. dalekslayer96

    dalekslayer96 New Member

    As funny as that is, it doesn't work like that. Radiation does not affect taint.

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