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Verdant Symbols - Alternatives?


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Hey all

Ive got a creation that Im working on that essentially uses 32 forestry wheat farms to auto harvest and then turns them into thaum, duplicates some of it into coal to fuel the engines, some of it into diamonds and some of it into thaum to power verdant symbols to increase the efficiency and make it worth doing (since without a high yield, I can't make enough coal to fuel the steam engines, meaning the whole thing can't sustain).

My napkin maths based on a single unit says Ill have a self sustaining monstrocity that gives me 14 diamonds a minute, completely free.

Anyways, my problem with verdant symbols is that cause massive FPS lag, so much that I can't activate flight in creative mode before I place more than half of them.

Is there an alternative in the technic pack or a way to reduce the amount of lag they give me? I didn't feel it was a bug, so decided to post here instead.

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First, this is in the wrong section, tekkit does not have thaumcraft, only Technic. :P

Couple things to make it more efficient, you could run 1 peat bog with an auto crafting table making the bog earth and replace your steam engines with peat fired engines. That cuts out your need to make some of it into coal. You could stick a condenser in the middle of the farm to power the runes instead of running conduit to a node, and consuming your liquid vis. Are you using 2 runes per farm? I was only able to cover about half a farm per rune (boosted with iron).

In my experience, a farm being boosted with a verdant symbol matures incredibly quickly. Your blocks would be ticking at a ridiculous rate, and 14 farms of such would have a preposterous wheat output. It sounds really neat, but I don't see a way around the lag with such a massive operation. Heres a couple alternatives. First and most simple, you could simply use EE to create the diamonds instead. If you are dead set on thaumcraft or want to be more efficient, you could use EE to create obsidian and pump that into crucibles to dup diamonds. Personally I'm not a huge fan of EE as it seems too powerful in relation to other mods, however If you are going to be duping diamonds anyway, you might as well be duping them in EE. Thaumcraft is still handy for the other neat things you can do with it, such as the talismans, portals, and boots.

Anyway, good luck!

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