Happy Mod Monday! Jonah here with another mod review this week. When I found this mod a few weeks ago I was excited to test it out. This mod is called, FarmCraft! This mod was made by Joseph552. It adds new plants and trees into Minecraft, and some other items as well. With new plants comes new food. Let’s find out if this mod was as exciting as I thought.
To start, when you create a new world you will find some differences. One of the most notable changes are the many greenhouses around the area.
That is actually another problem I have. The greenhouses shouldn’t be so common. The should be rare so that you get excited when you find one, sort of like a jungle/desert temple in the 1.3 update. Enough of the greenhouses though, onto the plants.
Also, there can be a little confusion with sunflowers. You see, there are sunflower flowers, and there are sunflower plants. The flowers are pictured above and are just meant to look nice, they serve no purpose. The plants drop sunflower seeds which can be turned into food. I found myself confused at that, again no big deal.
Also, and this may seem a bit random, this mod adds pumpkin pie. Yes, it is slightly random but I like this addition. In fact, I think this would be a good addition to Vanilla Minecraft. There is raw pumpkin pie and baked pie. You can eat both of them, the baked pie fills 3 hunger points. The only problem is that the raw pie is eatable, but it does not fill the hunger bar at all, another bug I assume.
Ok, now I am doing something a little different for the end of this review. I am offering little suggestions or things that I would like to see added/changed in this mod. For the record, I am not a modder and I do not understand how difficult it is to potentially do these things. I just thought of a few things that could make this mod better. First, the final rating.
I give this mod 3.5/5 diamonds. Now, it may have sounded like I criticized this mod A LOT, and I sort of did, but I still enjoyed this mod. I just have a few problems with it. For one, there are a lot of bugs with this mod. The greenhouses generating in awkward places, the staff breaking instantly, and my inability to get oranges (although I still am not sure if that is a bug). My other problem with it is that most of the items are limited to just one purpose. Now, I know this is a young mod (it is 4 months old), so I know that there are going to be bugs and that it is still going to be, in its “infant stage,” so to speak. So, for that, I give this mod some credit. This mod also did what I wanted it to do, it added new plants and food to Minecraft. And, it did a fairly good job of it. So, yes I like this mod, but it wasn’t as great as I hoped it would be.
As for the things I would like added or changed with this mod, I think it would be cool to add another plant: Corn. I just think this would be a cool thing to add and it would open doors to more food items. I would also like to see the foods combined to make new foods. Branching off of that, give the items more than one purpose. The staff, for example, I think it would be nice to have it act like a hoe too, so it can make farmland and maybe harvest crops for a potentially greater yield. Also, (and this is another thing that would be cool in Vanilla Minecraft) apple pie! Finally, I do think that sunflowers look nice. I think they would look even better if they were slightly more realistic, by that I mean increase their height. Have their max height be 3-4 blocks. Again, these are just ideas and I think they would be sort of interesting.
Wow, that was a lot of words. Well, I hope you enjoyed this mod review.
Here is the FarmCraft page on Minecraft Forum, you can download the mod from there (of course, 1.3 is only days away so you may have to play on 1.2.5 if you want this mod as it might not be updated for a while): http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1123256-joseph552s-mods/
Thanks for reading and Happy Mining!