question on the GT ore veins. How are people finding them now?
Blockmaster and I are making a pack and combining the older style ore gen with the gt veins. I only played 1.7 for a couple weeks though. The last I knew people here said to dig vertical tunnels every 48 blocks to find a vein. Is that still the popular method? Block said caving works for him, but I was curious what other people were doing.
We want the veins to be kind of rare, but not impossible to find.
I also read SatanicSanta say here that the key to GT 1.7 is 'quarrying', and we are trying to nerf quarrying. We already have it set up so hand mining works like people expect, but quarries will net you half of the ores than a typical pack, so we don't want the ore veins to promote quarrying, we want to promote exploration to find them. If we make them rarer overall though, will it be impossible to find any?
I like the vertical hole idea every X blocks. I haven't tried that yet but it seems promising. Possibly useless w/o jetpack if you want it done timely.
I currently do epic branch mining. Instead of every 4 blocks though its every 60 blocks.
GT 1.7 ore gen finally fixes quarries imo. If you want to rig up a diamond quarry or a redstone quarry, more power to you, but you're gonna get that resource now instead of all-of-the-everything.