Modded minecraft is, like Vanilla minecraft, a game where you make your own fun. It is intended to put a fresh experience to people bored of the basic stuff you can do in minecraft, by adding new mob types, new block types, new kinds of armor, new ways to get more out of mining, and a significant feeling of progression, progressing through technology or magic mods to eventually automate doing the stuff that you were doing by hand up until then, problem solving and discovering new mods to help you along the way. Personally, I feel that modded minecraft benefits greatly from multiple people working concurrently, helping each other by sharing resources and tips. Anecdotally, you can do some pretty cool stuff, like getting a jetpack and flying around the world or building your own dimension to live in. There are also a ton of architecture and building mods that add non- blocky shapes to give your buildings more character. Basically, I think you’ll get the most out of this if you really enjoyed the base game, and would like more out of it.
For those that are interested, I found an extremely cheap server host and I’ve gotten a minecraft server up and running. The server is running a Feed the Beast modpack called “FTB Beyond” for Minecraft 1.10.2. The modpack is currently on the version that it defaults to in the Twitch launcher (which is definitely the easiest way to download modpacks in my experience) version 1.7.0. The modpack recommends that you dedicate at least 4 GB of RAM in Minecraft’s settings when running this.
Depending on the performance of the server with multiple people on it, and the popularity of the server in general, I’ll decide whether or not to upgrade this server to the highest performance tier (which is still pretty cheap, just $6 more), and whether or not to renew the server monthly.
I have little to no experience running a Minecraft server, so if anyone’s got any tips or ideas on how to improve, please let me know.
I’ve got a whitelist on this server, so I figure that the way this’ll work is that you can contact me through a PM either here on the forums or on Discord (Trott Pilgrim#8795) with your Minecraft player name and I’ll send you the server IP. I have absolutely no bearing on what is and is not safe to give out in terms of Minecraft-related information so if there are any issues, please let me know.
I consider the rules listed in the Waypoint Fan Discord a guide for this Minecraft server, namely:
- Bigotry of any type will not be tolerated.
- Threatening behavior will not be tolerated.
- Griefing of any type is frowned upon.
Above all else, have fun. It’s a (relatively new [at least to me]) modpack and we’re all probably just learning going to be learning the basics over the next week or so, so don’t be afraid to join in even if you don’t have experience with modded Minecraft.