This has been on the back of my mind for some time now and on occasion it really irritates me that modifications, mods or plugins in this case seem to lack in imagination quite severely. Now don't get me wrong some of the mods on here are quite useful such as Planks & Beams, Animal Breeding, Teleportation & economy for servers to name a few. Where are the plugins that add to the game? Such as new tools, devices, blocks, furniture, advanced crafting and more? Now please don't take this as me breathing down your necks like an angry dragon but instead a drive of inspiration. Personally I love mods they are what help video games grow from nothing into something. Practically everything you see in Minecraft or other popular in-development games was or is at one time or another a mod authors idea that was used with permission. So why don't we take that next big leap of faith, crack some code if need be and make that next big mod so Rising World can keep on Rising?
1) Electricity - Yes it is indev but it's already there so use our creativity and add some rubber trees to that world with workbenches, advanced recipes and possibly a rubber tree tap?
2) More Furniture - We build these things out of planks & beams but what if you could blueprint it, load it into blender, do some extra work such as add actions (sit, stand, sleep etc..) It would drastically improve performance in both local & multiplayer worlds if the game wasn't trying to render every single object. (Think of it as microblocks for Minecraft - The more you use no matter how powerful your computer eventually you will have performance issues.)
3) Bigger Storage - No I don't mean a chest or crate the size of a house What I mean is if we can somehow get a pioneer's version of electricity going what about alien technology? The ability to break an element down into various forms and store it in a tesseract or storage module of some sort? Sure it sounds crazy but I got the idea from Applied Energistics 2 and wondering how to port the mod with no electricity in the game? Surely we don't want random meteors raining down on our castles, cities or towns but instead maybe a rift? I'll leave this one up to you as well
You see I don't know anything about modding or making mods but everyday that I come by here looking for something new to add to the world there's just never anything there. I can't help but feel disappointed but yet with many projects in mind I keep chugging along. Railcraft would make a nice addition. All I am asking is for the modding community as a whole to open your minds to a much wider & broader spectrum. If a kid buys this game comes to the forums to check out the mods and see's there's really nothing to add adventure he or she will play the game for a bit then shelve it. The majority of us that play & enjoy the game today are mostly all adults but we were once kids too. Would you prefer ice cream or salad at that age? Let's help the younger generation stay engaged with Rising World by adding something to the game they will enjoy. Remember we only get stronger if we work together