Have you ever wanted to roleplay a miner? like really roleplay a miner? head down into the mines where anything could happen from mine collapses to discovering long lost ruins, this expansion will release a whole new type of gameplay for everyone, mining will now become a task of endurance and strength rather than simply taking hours to mine through cobblestone to find your desired luxuries. This expansion will release a new mine in KingsReach and a brand new custom plugin I will explain more about below.
The new mines, the first of which is to be released in KingsReach this mine will contain loot, custom mobs, ores, ruins, new roleplay possibilities and so much more! our hope is that players will be able to quickly adapt to our new mining system with roleplay in mind, we want to change Minecraft into RPGCraft and this the first step we are taking. The new mine will contain a total of 36 Ore Veins of which are listed below, each vein contains 5 ore blocks of every known type for the moment, mining will now be an adventure like never before.
Venturing into the mine will now be a fruitful and entertaining task with places to roleplay, loot and explore, this new mining expansion will replace the old and boring mining techniques of minecraft and allow you to experience a completely new mining adventure. The mine will be a dangerous place and hopefully as a side effect help improve the economy and the most beneficial perk will be that it removes any advantage for Xray-Users making using hacked clients to find ore useless!
Essentially how mining will work:
Ores are only located within the Kingsreach mines for now, once you are inside the mine you will find the ores scattered around the mine. The ores themselves will turn into an ‘empty vein‘ or stone after a certain time the ore will regenerate to be mined again, the times of regeneration can be seen below. You will find the deeper into the mine you venture the more valuable the ores become but also the harder the mine becomes with harder hostile creatures, traps and parkour challenges.
for ore regen times, see forum post.
Expansion Release Date - Late Evening, Sunday 24th August 2014