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What do you imagine when you hear the word Magic?
Do you imagine bloody rituals on sacrificial altars? That doesn't sound like magic, does it?
Do you imagine becoming an immortal vampire or a mighty werewolf and assisting yourself with countless overpowered potions in battles? Well, not really.
Is it operating mysterious flowers, gathering mana and using it for opening the portal to the elfs dimension? Probably, not.
Well, if so, what do you probably imagine?
- Creating various spells for fighting, traveling, mining etc.
- Doing alchemy to create magical items.
- Uncovering hidden knowledge of the ancients and discovering great relics from the past full of thoroughly detailed lore.
- Creating powerful customizable wands with different abilities.
- Interact with other magical creatures, trade with them for unique items, or contend with them in your home dimension and even in other dimensions.
- Fight mighty bosses with unique abilities, which make the fight hard, interesting and enjoyable the same time.
Thaumcraft has it all.
A great mod, started in early Beta 1.8.1, this mod has developed over more than 5 years to become one of the most popular mods in Minecraft Universe, and the most popular mod focused on magic. It adds tons of exciting content to play with, lots of new mechanics, mobs, biomes, even dimension. It has a complicated and detailed in-game guide for almost everything in this mod. Everything has a backstory, some sort of lore or explanation. Nothing appears here out of thin air.
The mod adds lots of machines to operate with both magical and non-magical content, which all can be fully automated. Most of the machines interact with Redstone, Hoppers, pipes, ducts and other automation mechanisms. For more complicated actions, the mod proudly presents its unique Golemancy - the concept of creating and operation golems - magical robots. They can do almost everything the player wishes, even the stuff which cannot yet be done by technical mods.
Furthermore, most of the blocks and mobs are greatly detailed, smooth multiblocks and custom mob shapes can please even the most demanding viewer. The armor added by this mod also has 3D textures, making it look really dope, which allows the wearer to catch admiring glances while playing on the server.
The mod is never based on grinding and other time-wasting actions, most of the content can be unlocked in about 10 hours of exciting gameplay, but most of the players spend hundreds of hours building various complicated setups, wonderful builds and collecting the rarest blocks and items, which is again never grinding and is only restricted by the player's imagination.
None of the content provided by this mod is game breaking, most are very nicely balanced even with other mods, and can never be overpowered. But this mod adds so many comfortable stuff, that using it all will make a gameplay notably easier.
Even if the hundreds of new items, blocks, mobs ect is not enough for the player, dozens of different addons can be installed, some of them small and mainly focusing on adding even more comfort to the gameplay. Some of them are big and provide very powerful tools, weapons, armor and even dimension, which is a real miner's paradise.
There is much more to say about this awesome mod, but it is always better to try it yourself.