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  1. My hardcore playthrough

    Hey guys, I was working on a story playthrough a while back and my computer pretty much died and I lost all my minecraft worlds. I just recently got a new computer and decided to start up a brand new hardcore world. I will be taking screenshots and documenting my playthrough in this post so I hope you guys like it! I am using some mods that, imo go well with TFC. I was inspired by some of these mods by watching Etho's TFC let's play. -Decorations mod -Leather Water Sac mod -Merchants mod (Might not use this mod, it looked interesting though) -TerraMisc -TFC Cellars mod -Better Foliage -Carpenter's Blocks -Custom NPCs (This mod is just to add/adjust certain recipes) -Decocraft 2 -Journeymap -NEI -Optifine -Fastcraft -Railcraft -YeGamolChattels (aka the woodworking mod ) -IvToolkit (Required for YeGamolChattels) -Shaders I created a new reandomized world and this was where I spawned. It was a pretty hot climate and the stone type was limestone, which was perfect for flux. Looking around a bit, there was Sycamore, Aspen, and Ash trees. Aspen is one of my favorite trees because of the color of its planks. Since the rock type was Limestone, there was quite a bit of malachite scattered about so I picked it up and marked the locations on my map. I spent a few days just exploring and scavenging what I could. I am really picky when it comes to places to settle down, I had an idea of how I wanted to build my homestead so I was looking for a decent spot. After many days of living in dirt hovels, my inventory was getting quite full and I wanted to start planting crops to get a steady source of food. I then came across a spot I would be happy to set up base at. It had a nice pond of fresh water, and a huge mountain not too far away. There was only Ash trees in the immediate vicinity but that was alright because I grabbed some saplings of the trees that were near spawn. There was a small outcrop of clay by the pond which I dug out a bit and will spend my nights there until I build a real house. I unloaded all my stuff from my inventory and planted all my seeds I had picked up. I eventually want to expand my farm and maybe make it go all the way around the pond. I also want to monitor the nutrients in the soil but I only have a stone hoe so I can't do that just yet. I had quite a bit of copper so I decided to make some tools. I made a Saw, Chisel, Pickaxe, and Prospectors pick. The next thing I wanted to do was build a cellar to store all my food and prevent decay as much as possible. Since I am in a hot climate my food decays pretty fast and I had a lot of food from when I was exploring. I dug out a spot by my farm to build the cellar. I wanted to build it as fast as possible so it's not a very big cellar, but it will work just fine. After spending a couple days gathering all the necessary ingredients, I started construction. I was finished in no time and I covered the top of the cellar in dirt. So far it has 2 shelves which holds all of my food, and maybe in the future when I build the tool for it, and if I find ice, I can harvest the ice and make the cellar even colder. I made some barrels and started the leather making process. I had killed a couple Deer so I had some medium hides. I wanted to make a leather water sac, a quiver, and maybe some leather armor. I then realized I didn't have the right trees to make tannin. I was going to have to go on a grand adventure to find some tannin makin trees! I also really wanted to find Pine trees because I really like Pine. I crafted a long bow using some Deer sinew and made some arrows too. I grabbed a barrel with some ceramic vessels and I was ready to head out on my adventure. Here is my home base so far. Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed! More to come shortly!
  2. Hello! I have always liked these kinds of posts but they are hard to come by. So I am attempting to make my own! I hope you enjoy and please let me know if you want me to keep going with this. It helps me keep motivated . Also I hope this is in the right section! PART 01 "Uggh... my head...." groans Lymerik as he rolls over on the grass clutching the back of his head. He strains as he opens his eyes, it's as if he has not seen daylight in days. Finding the strength to sit himself up, he gazes around at the enormous trees that tower over him. "Where am I?" he questions, still holding his pounding head. After a few puzzled moments it all starts coming back to him. "That's right... I was hit with something." affirms Lymerik. He remembers being held prisoner in the dungeon of Vaelmoor, the kingdom he resided in. The king had decided to exile him on account of treason, and attempting to overthrow the king. At least, that's only the king's version of the story and everyone knows you can't argue with the king. "He was a loser anyways, I couldn't be happier being exiled!" Mutters Lymerik in a sarcastic tone. They must have brought him here by boat while he was unconscious. "Who knows how long I've been lying here for." he says to himself while looking up at the sun. "Hmm, it still looks like it's early in the day. I better look around since I will be staying here a while." Lymerik turns to the edge of the dark forest. The trees loom over him like giants and a wave of dread overcomes him. With a deep breath, he steps into the foliage. The gloomy forest felt alien at first. After walking around and exploring a bit, Lymerik got his bearings on his immediate surroundings. Luckily, he stumbled upon a small pond. He recalled that cattails grew in fresh water, so he knew the pond was safe to drink from. He picked up some sticks and a handful of rocks, which would definitely come in handy. "Hmm.. I think these are basalt rocks," pondered Lymerik, thinking back to his father's old rock collection. He paused for a moment, inspecting the stones. "I should try to make some sort of tools to help me survive, otherwise I don't think I will last very long." He spent some time crafting a few makeshift tool heads, including an axe head, shovel head, and two knife blades. "They're not pretty, but they should get the job done." He exclaimed as the fastened each tool head to a stick. No sooner did he finish making his tools, he felt his stomach let out a growl. "Darn I forgot I haven't eaten anything," groaned Lymerik as he surveyed the forest for something edible. Nothing. "I have to find something to eat, think Lymerik think..." He sat down placing a hand on his forehead. There's no luxury food here in this forest like there is in the kingdom. He knew that there could be some wild greens growing somewhere in the forest. Determined, Lymerik stood up to venture out for some needed food. After what felt like hours of searching, he was still empty handed. His hope for a decent bite to eat was quickly fading. "Oh come on, there's gotta be SOMETHING around here I could eat!" cried Lymerik, as he arrived at the edge of the water again. He slumped down in a pout when something caught his eye. Seaweed. He sat there, staring at the seaweed as it swayed calmly with the waves. "Well, maybe seaweed isn't so bad? It has to better than starving to death..." complained Lymerik as he hesitantly got out his makeshift knife. He had never ate seaweed before, and he didn't enjoy the thought of eating it either. At least it was something to put in his hungry belly, and it meant not starving to death. He leaned over the water to make sure not to get his only clothes wet, and used his stone knife to gather some of the dark, green, slimy seaweed. He had a few handfuls of the stuff when something alarmed him. A deep grunt bellowed inches from Lymerik's right. He jolted up and quickly turned to see what it was. A big hefty brown bear was walking right towards him, and it didn't look very friendly. Lymerik panicked and tried to run but he stumbled over his feet and fell, scraping his knees on the coarse sand. The bear let out another deep roar, this time sounding more enraged. Lymerik picked himself up and ran for the forest. He knew that he wasn't supposed to run from a bear but fear made his body move on its own. Luck was on his side it seemed, as the bear let out one final snort and walked away. Lymerik ran until he couldn't anymore. He collapsed to the ground, exhausted. After a few long moments of catching his breath, he noticed some certain yellow flowers on the ground. "Goldenrod flowers, that means there is clay nearby!" he exclaimed as he took out his stone shovel. His older brother was a blacksmith and he had showed Lymerik how to make pottery out of clay. "If I can somehow fire some pottery it would be extremely useful for my survival!" said Lymerik excitedly. His hope was returning, thinking of all the useful things he could make with clay. He gathered as much clay as he could hold. Looking up at the sky, he realized that nightfall is almost upon him. "Darn I gotta build some kind of shelter or I'm going to be screwed out here." said Lymerik as he started looking for a suitable spot for a shelter. He took out his axe and started chopping down some trees to use for lumber. He always built forts in the forest with his brother when he was younger so he had a good idea of what he was doing. Nightfall ascended quickly, and Lymerik used what he had to build a small hovel in the side of a hill. He knew it wasn't the best, but at least it will shelter him for the night. He used dirt to blend the logs in with the hill and barricaded himself inside. For the very first time this all felt real to Lymerik. He was completely on his own, exiled, and it scared him. It was dark. Very dark. He fashioned a firestarter with some sticks and made a small campfire in his shelter. He huddled close to the fire. The warmth comforted him and when he closed his eyes, he could almost picture himself at home. He brought himself back to reality and realized he had been so busy that he hadn't eaten yet. Lymerik took out the seaweed and was just about to take a bite when he got a brilliant idea! He can cook the seaweed on the fire! He tossed the slimy seaweed on the fire and waited for it to cook. He used some of his sticks to make some simple torches to light up the darkness a bit outside too. The smell of cooking seaweed filled his nostrils. The smell would have made him gag any other day, but he was starving and would settle for just about anything right now. He took the cooked seaweed off the fire and waited for it to cool down a bit. Even though it wasn't the most pleasant meal he has ever had, it sure did hit the spot. Cooking it did make it a hundred times better than eating it raw. Lymerik wasn't tired yet so he decided to be productive and work on his pottery. "Tomorrow I'll have to make some sort of kiln to fire this." He muttered to himself as he started shaping the clay into a jug to hold water. "Making a couple jugs for water would be a good idea, and I should also make some containers." He spent what seemed like hours working with the clay. As he was finishing up with the clay, something made him feel very uneasy. He looked outside, into the darkness. Something was out there, he could hear it. Low guttural moans were emanating from the darkness. Lymerik curled up against the wall as the sounds grew louder. He had a feeling he wasn't going to get much sleep tonight.