We all have our 1.6.2 stable version for a quite long time, so mods started to get stable, nice and rounded-up. Now, the update mayhem begun once again - 1.6.x updates popping out toghether with the 13Wxx updates which are for the next version 1.7
I really don't understand what's going on. While 1.6.4 is newer than 13W37 for example, it doesn't include the new stuff present in the snapshot 13W37... Do they intend to keep 1.6.x line alive just to keep it's compatibility with the mods and stuff ? Have we all reached a branching in releases ? What course IC2 will take ?
I guess Forge will be updated along with the new versions, enabling IC2 mod to work on both "branches", but I am not sure about that... If so - why they even need 1.6.x versions ?
While I am happy to see new MC, updated some more (the biggest advantage for me is no more black areas, at least not too much, as before and some improved video settings, amongst a lot of new stuff added), I fear it will push the modding community a step back, as it already pushed texture makers (new textures for a number of new blocks are required, so they need to update their TexturePacks)...