Just a test to see if everything is working after upgrades.

Still Here, 2015

You know how the longer you take to speak to a friend you’ve not been in contact with for a while, the harder it gets? Months or years pass, and then it’s too late. A blog can be a bit like that too. I’ve wanted to post something here many times over the last 18 months, but I’ve not really known how to get things started again. So much has happened, and very little of it terribly pleasant, but I […]

Ark’s Magical Modded Minecraft Misadventure 53 : A Dish Best Served Cold

I have bided my time, lulling them into a false sense of security, but it is now time for the goblins to reap the whirlwind they have sown. This time I bring some friends.

Well, that could have gone better. Also, I kept calling it Tundra for no good reason, when it was clearly a Taiga biome.

In all honesty, snow golems are not terribly effective troops, and I would have been far better off using some of Special […]

Ark’s Magical Modded Minecraft Misadventure 52 : Random Rummaging

I’ve had a lot of viewers suggest I give Plunder Rummage a try, so I take it for a spin.

It’s a clever, well put-together mod, but I don’t think it suits my playstyle in its current version with default settings.

Mods Encountered

Plunder Rummage by Guff : While the default loot from Plunder Rummage chests is far more generous than fits my playstyle, it’s worth pointing out since recording I discovered that the loot tables are customisable (The […]

Ark’s Magical Modded Minecraft Misadventure 51 : Railcraft Watertanks

Just a quick episode in which I fiddle around with setting up a Railcraft watertank, in order to top up my water network.

Mods Encountered

Railcraft by CovertJaguar : I was pleased and surprised that the watertank automatically powered the output pipe. While it doesn’t provide that much water, it should more than compensate for any water my occasional Carpenter use takes out the system.

Ark’s Magical Modded Minecraft Misadventure 50 : Mystcraft Adventures!

Episode 50! Such a milestone episode deserves a true adventure, and so I finish off my Mystcraft infrastructure, and head off into the infinite universe. What mysteries shall I uncover? What precious materials shall I find?

Mods Encountered

Mystcraft 0.10.5 by XCompWiz: Wow, what an adventure. I came close to dying multiple times, but somehow made it through.

This Mystcraft Age has tendrils of Nether Quartz, making it incredibly useful to me. While the land was certainly dangerous, it’s […]

Ark’s Magical Modded Minecraft Misadventure 49 : Thermal Expansion Pulverizers

Coal is a wonderful substance, but there comes a time when we must move on from such primitive fuels. Thermal Expansion has Buildcraft energy powered versions of the furnace and crusher, as well as many others.

I only have the materials to make the pulverizer today, but that’ll halve my coal requirements on its own.

I won’t be giving up coal entirely, as regular furnaces and crushers are perfect for whenever I’m setting up a fresh outpost and need to […]