I have one thing I wanted to suggest.
Railcraft adds the tunnel bore, which overlaps a lot with the laser miner.
Buildcraft has the quarry, not overlap but same deal.
would be really cool is a multi-block entity that you can sit in and
aim. THAT would be amazing, and that would be the reason I download this
:). Quite a few mods i've seen have multi block entities, and ICBM has target able railguns so I imagine it's possible.
would jizz my pants if there was a 3x3 cool looking machine that I
right click, hop into, and start aiming my mining laser, which then
outputs the resources out of it's ass end into a pipe/chest. It would
require power to fire, etc. Right now I do love the idea of the mod though, and I wish you the best of luck!
Ignore the random copy/paste formatting crap
I do like that, actually. Its very similar to how it was back in that Rock Raiders game, too. The problem is I have NO idea how to even start making multi-block entities like that, but I guess I'll learn. Its getting to the point where this mod might need multiple coders. I am just a beginner, if even that, and a lot of this is beyond me as to where to even start to code. I don't even know if its possible to connect energynet wires and buildcraft pipes to entities, but maybe a platform that the entity sits on.
I don't suppose anybody knows any shells that make mod making easier so I don't have to painstakingly directly code everything?