Introducing ShuCraft 3.5 and ShuFactory 2

It’s been about two years since i worked on a modpack for Minecraft and decided to look into making the next generation of the ShuCraft modpack series. Introducing ShuCraft 3.5 and ShuFactory 2!

ShuCraft 3.5

ShuCraft 3.5 is the well awaited update to ShuCraft 3 where it was originally created when 1.12.2 mods started coming out 2 years ago. A lot of modders have focused on 1.12.2 to the point almost all mods that have been used in the past packs are now converted. I felt no need to update a pack that is two years old and wanted to create an in between pack. ShuCraft 3.5 has all the mods where some were added and some were removed. Because of so many name changes of certain mods going into their 1.12.2 conversions I don’t have a proper list of changes but i do have a list of new mods that were added to the pack

Vanilla+ Tools – I found this mod when working on the Alpha for ShuCraft 4 which is for 1.15.2. i wanted to see if this was released for 1.12.2 and it ends out there was a release for that version so i added it to the pack. This mod allows people to have a shovel or a hammer that does a 3×3 breakage using vanilla tools. An example is i can make a super shovel with 9 wooden shovels. The best thing about this mod is you can repair the tools with an anvil so this is the perfect mod to use if you don’t plan to use the higher tier tools from tinkers right away.

Stone Chest – This mods is just a simple mod that allows the player to create a chest with cobblestone! Perfect for start of the game where you are getting a lot of cobble when strip mining

Large Ore Deposits – This mods is self explained by the name. I only set this to default since there was no need to worry about how often the large deposits showed up and what types there were. Larger ore deposits help later in the game and if you play the game right just note the coordinates and come back later to collect the lot.

Iron Furnaces – This mod acts just like Iron Chests with how you upgrade the block. What basically happens is the higher the tier the faster the smelting. Also the higher tiers have more slots for fuel and items you can smelt. This mod does not allow mixing.

ShuFactory 2

ShuFactory 2 is the long overdue sequel to ShuFactory which was based on version 1.7.10. A lot has changed since then and i have tried to make this sooner but the mods to make a sky world to be compatible with all the mods I want to use haven’t been released in between versions. Now that 1.12.2 has been out for a bit and a lot of moding community is focused on that version and pack creators can finally make their next generation packs. This pack itself is no different then the original. The only main difference is in ShuFactory there is the Project E mod where in the new ShuFactory 2 Project E will not be part of the pack. Project E is a great mod to help store items in the tablet as another way of storage but i wanted to focus more on tech then magic. What if someone wanted to really make a factory in the sky. Yes there is a modpack already out there called “Sky Factory” but the only difference to my pack compared to that one is the types of mods used and no forced progression. You can progress any way you want at any speed you want while using my pack. I have given all the proper “tools” to do so. I have yet personally played this new pack and only been testing progression by looking at all recipes to make sure all mods can be used but i do plan to start a new series based on the new ShuFactory 2 modpack once released. I am excited to try out the newer mods in sky block form.

Both packs will be available soon on the twitch app aka the curse launcher. I will be providing links once the packs are approved. I am in the process of quickly testing all mods to make sure there are no progression issues. The aim is to release both packs starting on May 1st. I am unsure of how long it takes for new packs to be approved these days so look out for updates on my twitter if any thing changes on the release schedule.

No Mans Sky – Minotaur Update – Guide for old returning players

As some of you may be like me who play games on and off this game is one of those games that can overwhelm you when there are major changes. Last time i actually played this game was two years ago when the Pathfinder update came out which introduced the land vehicles. Prior to that i started playing the game on the Foundation Update when they 1st introduced bases that were not wooden and looked more like a base! In the video below i will show you the major changes to the game that really hit me and i really hope it helps others understand what is going on.

Hearthstone: Ashes of Outland – Review

Ashes of Outland is the latest expansion for Hearthstone and is the 1st to introduce a new class into the game! The Demon Hunter is the new class and it comes with some pretty powerful cards! While it would be fair to have new cards for the other classes there are some new mechanics added as well as new cards to help go against the demon hunter.

The Demon Hunter itself is a nice class. Your hero power is basically just giving you the ability to attack with +1 attack but it can help with the many weapon attack cards. One of the new mechanics which is part of the demon cards as well as some other classes are “dormant” cards that awake after two turns. The Demon Hunter dormant card does 10 damage split to all enemies upon awakeing. Another dormant card i saw which is for a mage it does at least 2 damage to all minions upon awaking. The paladan dormant card when it awakens summons two 1/1 murlocs. There seems to be a dormant card for all classes but i yet to look at them all to remember as i write this review.

Because this is so new a bunch of players are playing the demon hunter so the 1st night was practicaly only against other demons hunters in casual mode. I saw a few in ranked mode but i am not very high in rank to see how the better players play with the new cards. As for the cards in general it’s that time of year to rotate the cards out of standard. 3 sets of cards were taken out and i basically had to redo all my decks! I was able to keep most of the cards and only had to change 2 or 3 cards which is not that bad.

My overall thoughts of the expansion so far? Not that bad actually! Not been in card gaming long enough to have a major reaction but overall i can see this will be a fun new expansion to play in the long run. There are phases to this expansion and unsure of the timeline. What i do know is i think in phase 3 battlegrounds will finally go out of beta which is nice to hear. That mode is really fun and I really enjoy playing that mode when not in the mode to think strategy in normal play and just wanna see minions bash at each other.

The gods have shown themselves?

So i wake up on this day in the year 1333AE where i suddenly get a mysterious letter which seem to be written by a cat?

It came with some tonics and I was told to drink one once i enter Lions Arch. I enter the area and drink. Nothing happened yet but i heard a cat from afar!? It didn’t sound like any ordinary cat. I go around town to find the source. I found it alright!

It was just standing there in the main entrance of the Harbor! What does this mean? I had to the grove to talk to Mother Tree about what she knows? I take the portal to home and as i arrive i hear another cat? I look up and see this!
What does this mean? As curios as i am I skip talking to Pale Tree and investigate this on my own. I head to the Asura homeland to see what they know.
What is going on here! Is this some type of sign? I have fought many dragons in the past but now cats? This makes no sense. I head to holbrek to get some guidance from the spirit animals.
As i am heading to the bear temple i heard another cat! It seems they are everywhere! i had no choice to head to Divinty’s Reach and consult with the Queen and other leaders to Figure this out!
It seems like our mysterios felines are setting up for something! Is this another war? Do we need to start bowing to these cute giant creatures? I get a message from Ritlock and tells me to head to the black citedel for an emergency meeting
I arrive and it seems that this one wants to speak to us. Hopefully good news cause i be damed to be fighting cuteness!

Enter the hive?

So it appears there is drama in the steem community that i am not fully aware of since i am not an early adapter. People hate this justin sun guy and i have no clue who he is other then he’s related to the bittorrent network. Without stirring the hive (you see what i did there) i just wanna point out that i don’t really care where my stuff is. I am not hiding anything to be scared of who will see my content. Either way this post is suppossively going to be posted on PeakD which a hive blockchain. I am still using this steempress plugin but i read it post to hive since our old steem keys work on hive somehow. Lets see how this posts. I wouldn’t mind posting to both steem and hive and hope this still posts on both but since this is my 1st post since the changes i have no clue where this will end up. I am going to check steempeak and peakd after i submit this to see where it goes.

Happy Mar10 Day!

March 10th is a unique day where if you look at it closly MAR is short for March and the day being the 10th without the TH put them together and you get Mario! Mario is a well known character in the gaming industry. Being such an icon he gets his very own day every year on March 10th. People say it’s his birthday which it’s not really known when mario’s actual birthday is. While he 1st debut on July 9, 1981 in the game Donkey Kong as Jump Man and then later made an appearance in September 13, 1985 when Super Mario Brothers came out for the NES people can argue those can be his birthday. It was Super Mario Brothers that made him so famous in the 1st place. Come to think of it his birthday could be June 23rd that’s if the cake you see at the beginning of the June 23, 1996 release of Super Mario 64 is to be a Birthday Cake. Either way it’s a fun way to celebrate.

In 2016 Nintendo started celebrating March 10th as Mario day basically in a way since not only Mario 64 would of been 20 years old at the time but it’s also celebrating the Mario Franchise in general. They even released a video on youtube that day as well even though sadly it shows uploaded March 9th 2016.

This however has been celebrated by fans longer then that. The true fans know that Mario is the true OG in the gaming world. If it weren’t for Super Mario Brothers we won’t be having the games we have now. Youtube would just be full of only cat videos. Pewdiepie would of never been “born”. Twitch would of stayed as JustinTV and be full of nothing but IRL, Music and Art shows. Let’s just truly be thankful for Mario and the gang!

Doing a mission to travel 9000+ Lightyears to see the smallest planet in the galaxy

This past Saturday February 8th I decided to do a passenger run that i never done before! The ones where they want you to go a crazy amount of distance to do one scan! The passenger wanted me to take her to the Quantom World which upon arrival it seemed to be the smallest planet ever recorded!

Here we are landed on the smallest planet in our galaxy. Another planet can be seen from afar.
Taking the SRV up for a spin on the planet
Data from the beacon you can scan near the planet.

There were a lot of planets scanned in our journey. It seems I made more then expected! I took a snapshot of all the turn ins to show how much i made on each page of data. The 1st page was the most i ever seen! I even had a few systems worth over 6.1 million! Most of those systems i could of made more if i fully scanned the planets with probes but that is more time consuming. Check out the list!

By doing all of this I was able to finally get my rank of ELITE for exploration! I was sitting on pioneer for a long time!

Would i do this again? Not anytime soon but i do plan to go further for fun next time without feeling pressured on time itself. Having all that data for exploration is good but knowing i had a passenger with me the whole time made me worry more about her then the exploration itself.

Galakrond’s Awakening Chapter 4

Galakrond’s Awakening Chapter 4 is now live and it’s the final chapter in this series. E.V.I.L is trying to resurrect Galakrond while our heros need to stop them as well as find reno. This story is great! I’ve really been loving how you get to see both sides of the story and actually play as the hero you were against when you do the other story. What i never understood is the connection of certain characters. In this chapter we had two character we were up against on the EVIL side but when we did the hero side you played as one of the two characters. What bothers me is the timeing of when you play against them. There is no real timeline so I guess that is why it bother me. Other then that it was really fun!

I can’t really tell you which side was more fun to play on. I liked on as EVIL you had Galakrond as a minion who was way OP and fun smashing everything! Then you play as reno who has the ability to use spells twice which i found fun cause i loved seeing certain spells used more then once. If the RNG was just right you can almost speed run the final boss fight. Hell i may do that just for fun.

Galakrond’s Awakening Chapter 3

Galakron’s Awakening: Chapter 3 came out on February 4th, 2020 and as you can see this is Chapter 3 of 4 in this series. It seems that E.V.I.L. really wants to resurrect the dragon while the league of explorers are trying to stop them as well as try to save one of their own. As like the past two weeks each “mission” gave rewards and most of the cards have been previously been played in past weeks. I feel most of the newish cards you see in these decks may be new cards for the last chapter that comes out on the 11th. This is just me guessing.

As for this chapter it was really fun! I really liked the mode where we had airship vs airship and there were the autocanons. It seemed confusing at 1st but easy to do once you saw what was going on. So much explosions i felt like Michael Bay directed that segment of the story.

As previously mentioned you can buy this chapter for $6.99 or 700 gold but i recommend the full package for $19.99 if you yet to do so.

Updating website and other news.

I am in the middle of updating the website to make it up to par with code and security. I basically am starting over with this blog site sadly but the old site is still active under – This post is a test post from the new system. As you can see it auto posts to steemit so if you are reading this on it means the setup was perfect. Spent 8 hours trying to get the website up! it seems the DNS settings and SSL configurations i had were way outdated then i expected and glad my hosting provider was able to help me resolve the problem.

I do find it weird that i did the exact same procedure last month on another domain i own. It had an old wordpress that was unsecure and i reinstalled it with a newer installation that synced well with the SSL protocols and it’s been running smooth ever since. I wonder why I had troubles today? What was supposed to take less then 10 minutes ended up 8 freaking hours! I was hoping to livestream today but can’t now cause it’s getting too late in the day. It’s ok there will be a livestream later in the week.

The next episode for hearthstone is on tuesday so expect a stream tuesday night around my normal time of 1am. It will be restreamed so i can have a VOD to upload to youtube like i have for the past two hearthstone episodes. This is episode 3 of 4? Last expansion i expected 4 but ended up 5 but i doubt that will happen again. We shall see. I am really curios of what’s in store.

In other news I been catching up on my GTA with my new xbox one over the weekend. I was doing the special collection where you find all the figurines and you get a hero outfit as a reward. I was up to 95 found when all the sudden the numbers glitched and said 95 for the next two figurines and then started working again. It’s stuck on 97 even though i do have 98 where 99 and 100 only spawn when you find 98. It’s been taking too long to back track. I have been using a special tool that allows me to track what i found. I should of used it in the 1st place. Oh well just gonna finish up eventually. Gonna collect the cards too so i can have the special deck in my VIP penthouse. After that who knows? I may adapt calimeatwagons ideas on how he does things. He has spreadsheets of how to make money at certain stages of the game. He’s demonstrated many times how it works and great for casual play like me. This allows me to do GTA one day but another game another day where i am keeping up on the variety. Having everything on the PC account is boring. I find it exciting to start over again but seeing if i can get things without relying on shark cards.

That is all i can think about for the 1st post of the new blog. I will keep on maintaining it like i have over the past 12+ years. Just sad i can’t have the archive on this database.

EDIT: This sentence is the edit. Just making sure edits show up on steemit