ScooterinAB Posted May 13, 2014 Share Posted May 13, 2014 I've been messing around with Attack of the B-Team for about a month now and I'm having a lot of fun. It's a far more positive experience than when a friend of mine was running a Feed the Beast-Direwolf20 server, since the mods (save for Witchery, which makes me stroke out just looking at it) are a lot more straight forward and less about setting up one machine so you can set up another in order to set up a third. Thinking about the mods, updates, and running a server of my own, I started wondering if B-Team has sort of become the new FTB, for good and bad reasons. The modpack has gotten pretty popular, and it seems like everyone and their dog is starting to play it. It's certainly seems like it's one of the go-to packs around, where as FTB packs were all the rage when I started (also Hexxit, but that's about it). There's quite a bit that can be done with different mods, such that the play experience isn't always going to be the same. Now for the bad part. Since 1.7 was a massive update and seems to be something of a divisive subject in modding, I wonder if B-Team is the new FTB in the sense that the pack is stuck in 1.6.4 and can basically never be updated. Many mods (in general as well as in the pack) have 1.7 versions in the works that will replace 1.6.4 versions. Looks at Enhanced Portals. The version in B-Team is totally different than the version the mod maker is working on right now. I understand the same is true with a planned update to Galacticraft and at least a few other mods. I've also read that some modders have taken 1.7 as a chance to step back from modding, meaning that many mods simply won't be getting updated past their current iterations. This leaves modpacks like Attack of the B-Team is a weird limbo, not terribly different from the RedPower situation with FTB. I should point out that updates for me aren't about the latest and greatest; it's about longevity. Modded Minecraft can be a lot of fun, but if it exists for too long outside of Vanilla, you run into risks of mods no longer being maintained or the entire play experience becoming too different and detached from Minecraft. Even if you remove the version itself from the equation, the mods themselves will only be supported and bug-fixed for so long if mods are tied to an older and older version of the game. What do you guys think? I hope this doesn't come off as "trolly," because that isn't the point. I'm looking at starting a server for some friends and was thinking B-Team, but my fears that this could turn into FTB all over again almost immediately are holding me back. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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