I’m an experienced Vanilla player
Welcome to your first modded server. Things work differently than on vanilla Minecraft. The game itself is different on this server. It’s not just a giant endless sandbox. All of the functionality you had in vanilla still exists, however. So if you had your heart set on crazy redstone creations, you can still do that.
Ok so what’s different about this server? First and foremost, it’s a fantasy role play world. Meaning, this is the right place for you if you want to explore what it means to be a dark wizard or a rogue assassin for hire. This is the right place for you if you want to be in character when you chat with others. This is probably the wrong place for you if you don’t care about story, character, and fitting into part of a world you’re helping to create. This world is also hand-crafted and limited to a 12,000 by 6,000 chunk map. So huge but not unlimited.
Thaumcraft adds magic to the world. Minecraft is cool on its own, but we wanted to add both magic and deep content to the world which would keep its players highly engaged. This mod is extremely deep and diverse. This is one of a few primary content mods.
McMMO allows for an RPG-like experience to exist in the world of Minecraft complete with skill leveling, special abilities, rare loot, brand new mechanics and a more in-depth PvP! You can check more out about this mod here.
Bibliocraft adds craftable specialized containers and more to the world. These can range from a stand for your armor to bookcases that actually display individual books you put on them. We added this mod because it gives players a high degree of customization to the things they build and everything in this mod just seems like common sense. You can check this mod out at its official website here.
Towny adds individual player control to the world. It allows you to claim land that’s yours and no one else’s. It adds a dynamic economy system that’s account bound, which enables you to claim more land, buy things from a central trade hub, and sell goods you make. It also enhances the PVP experience. It gives you complete control over what happens in your town. You can invite others to join your town. Towns can band together to form Nations. It’s extremely robust, but a little quirky to use. So have patience when you’re trying it out.
Animals+ adds life to the world. Vanilla is fun but can get a bit repetitive with just cows, sheep, pigs, cows, sheep, pigs. Animals+ adds everything from snakes and crocodiles to camels into the world. We think this is more realistic.
Journey Map adds real-time navigation and cartography to the world. It maps the world as you explore it. It gives you a minimap. It lets you set custom waypoints. It’s full of awesome features. It is not a server-side map, so if you play on our world from multiple computers, it won’t update them both for you.
Baubles add things like trinkets and rings to the world. It allows you to wear extra things that make you more powerful. This is pretty self-explanatory.
The Twilight Forest
The Twilight Forest adds a completely alternate dimension to the world. There is only one portal, you can not make one. This is intentional. Once you dive through the portal you will find yourself in an immense, endless forest, with trees so tall and wide that most of the sky overhead is blocked out. There are impenetrable castles. There are Yetis. We added this as a secondary content mod, and you will just have to experience it for yourself if you can find the portal.
Chisel 2 adds a lot of block diversity and customization to the world. If you love building diverse structures with unique design elements, the limited number of blocks in vanilla can be kind of underwhelming. We added this mod to empower players on the world to get really creative.
Chocolate Quest adds adventure to the world. It has dungeons, new mobs, and a bunch of unique items. We added this to the world to give players a sense of excitement, direction, and content to explore and conquer. We prefer to choose when to engage in epic battles vs. having monsters just show up in our homes uninvited.
CraftGuide gives you quick access to a list of every crafting recipe in the game.
Dr. Cyano’s Lootable Bodies
Dr. Cyano’s Lootable Bodies adds dead bodies that can be looted to the world. This mod protects your items from despawning when you die by storing them on a dead body that you (or someone else) can later loot to get whatever you had on you when you died. Your dead body is unharmed by fire, explosions, and falling. Simply right-click on a dead body to access its inventory. Use a shovel to dispose of your body after you looted it (3 hits with a shovel will remove the body). We added this because we think this makes the world seem a bit more realistic.
Deadly World makes the world a little more dangerous. Monsters don’t spawn in darkness. That’s a big deal, in a positive way. We think that if you build a wall, it should actually work. In our world it does. The trade off here is that when you dig into the world or go out of the safety of those walls, it’s more dangerous. Hive of silverfish anyone?
Pam’s Harvest Craft
Pam’s HarvestCraft adds a lot of diversity to what you can grow and cook to the world. It ranges from 60+ new crops including cotton for string to 36 fruit bearing trees, to cooking tools, to even tofu for you vegetarians out there. We added this mod because we think it makes the world a bit more realistic and rich.
Roguelike Dungeons adds more adventure to the world. This mod is inspired by super-hostile maps and roguelike dungeon crawlers. It generates large underground dungeon structures which have procedurally generated layout and loot. We think these dungeons are compelling content.
Trade Booth Mod adds a way for players to trade with each other to the world. It facilitates 24 hours offline/away player trading. This gives you a way to make money from the things you manufacture. We added this to the world because we want to facilitate a player generated economy. There is, however, a normal currency based economy. Tradebooth is strictly trading one thing for another and doesn’t interface with currency based economy.
Balkon’s Weapon Mod
Balkon’s Weapon Mod adds more weapons to the world. Arrows and swords are nice, but they get a little boring. This mod adds everything from shootable muskets to boomerangs. We added this mod to bring more diversity to your arsenal options. We think it fits within the fantasy theme.
That’s an overview of what’s different from vanilla about this world. We hope this gives you a good primer for what to expect from Andor. If you have any questions you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re curious about how to get started with these mods, click the ‘Guides’ section in the nav bar. That should be a decent reference and starting place for how to use each mod.