Welcome to my Adventures as a FTB noob! I am very new with modding in general and I have really no clue what I'm doing. I scrape along the bottom of the tank trying to make sense of this dark and twisted world. However, I'm hoping that with this journal and your help I can rise up and conquer the these monstrous seas. Throughout this Journal I will be posting the progress of my world and I will be relying on you to tell me what I've done wrong, what I can do better or if i'm just a total ignoramus. TL;DR I want you to teach me how to not be a modded minecraft noob. Let's start off with my beautiful face and base. That's my base on top of a volcano. Right now, as you can see, it's really nothing special. A bit closer. I have my basic Tinker's construct smeltery, tables and pattern chest. The basic thaumcraft workbench, crucible, the works. A few chests, furnaces, wheat and cacti farms. This is my normal inventory. This is my IC2 setup. It consistes of a geothermal generator, a batbox a metal former and a macerator. This is probably where I will be needing the most help. My goodies chest. The only one I keep organized. The others are not really worth looking at. My bee stuff. I am following generikb's Beecademy to learn the bees and the bees. My base from my bees. Aerial view. You can see the river in between the volcano and the crag. Screenshots from around my base My to do list is Make a REAL base. Automate my mining. Get cool Bees, Thaumcraft stuff, Blood magic stuff, Machines (IC2, BC, etc.) This list will expand when I know more things I want. The problem is, I have no idea how to do a lot of this stuff, but that's what you're here for! As said before, please leave comments and more importantly, criticisms of my work. Anything goes. My main focus right now is automating my mining, whether it be with the quarry or miners or turtles or what have you. If you could post your automining techniques, guides, or ideas that would be fantasic! I hope to update this at least twice a week. Becoming less and less noobier each one. My goal is to entertain you while becoming better at modded minecraft. If I can't do that, I at least hope I can humor you.