Neowulf Posted May 4, 2012 Share Posted May 4, 2012 A prospector's mod. Group the map chunks into 9x9 groups, in a grid based off 0,0,0. Each of these chunk groups has a small chance of having a deposit or vein in it, determined randomly and created when prospector's tools are used in the area. All the chunks in a group have to be generated before prospecting will work. The deposit can spawn in one of three general depths, spawns a random distance from the center of the chunk group (stays contained in the group), and will only overwrite natural stone and dirt (not cobble, air blocks, and if possible placed stone/dirt). Maybe one possible deposit per depth? Config for the mod includes rarity, size, and depth settings for each possible ore type. Prospector's tools: crafted with a glass bottle, an ink sac, a feather, a book, a cobble pick, and a cobble shovel. 64 uses, and can be repaired with a new shovel and pick in a shapeless crafting recipe. Use invokes a cooldown period where trying to use the tools again will just report "You are still recording your previous findings, wait another minute." The first time used in a chunk group it will check only the shallow layer and report it's findings. The second use will check the middle layer, and the third the deep layer. If a vein is found in the layer it's checking, it will report a deposit is found and give a general direction. After all the depths are searched, any subsequent tool uses will just report the previous findings. I think this would be an awesome addition to both SSP and SMP. SSP gives you another reason to explore, setup outposts, and a transportation system. In SMP a person could make it big with a lucky strike, and would give people a reason to defend an area. It also would play nice with any mods that altered chunk generation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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