After skipping a few Minecraft patches, I finally had the time to get back into the modded Minecraft scene. After downloading the Twitch client (it was the Curse client before I left) and installing the newest Feed The Beast kitchen sink pack, I started a new world and realised that so much had changed with regard to how mods work. With all these new mods, I thought it might be a good idea to find a tutorial to follow.
I initially looked for a guide to Astral Sorcery, but all I could find were videos and old, outdated wikis. Every wiki had pages missing or had so many ads I was not sure if the site was real or being run by someone.
I had to surrender myself to YouTube videos. I have nothing against some of these videos, but it's really annoying to have to pause my game, watch a bit of the video, scrub through or rewind in case I missed something, have ads run while I'm trying to do something, find out the video is out of date and things have different names or mechanics work differently.
I spent hours trying to find a video that was watchable, informative and up to date (for Astral Sorcery) but I could not find anything. I was also surprised that I could not find any text guides. This is when I started to write the first text guide, on Astral Sorcery. I figured that I was not the only one trying to find a decent guide, and I knew other people preferred text guides over videos.
After completing the first guide, I posted it to the Feed The Beast subreddit and it got a ton of upvotes. It turns out that I am not the only one who dislikes YouTube videos, and can’t find decent text guides. The community helped out a ton with spelling and grammar, and a few people reached out asking if I needed help.
Together the community, mod authors and I have produced more guides, and I finally decided to consolidate them on one website.
Without the help from the community, these guides would not be possible. I hope to keep posting guides and keep them up to date. If a guide helps one person, then it's worth every minute spent typing.