As I was building my latest 1.6.2 private modpack, I've stumbled upon a dilemma.
Some of the servers I know of are recently switching to experimental branch of industrialcraft in their modpacks. Moreover, latest version of railcraft outright demands installing IC2exp instead of IC2. This makes me wonder which one should I choose, and which one is the "main" version and which one is going to get more attention from mod developers, assuming the regular IC2 is going to be updated in the future at all.
Adding to my confusion is the fact, that there is virtually no place which contains the knowledge about this experimental version, or at least I couldn't one in my research. No wiki, no forum posts from the devs, no nothing. There are some occasional videos on youtube, but all they do is display personal subjective conclusions of whoever made that video, rather than compilation of facts.
One reason why I would choose IC2ex is that it apparently adds a lot of content. Why I would NOT choose it is because apparently lots of features are still defunct, and it's buggy. Among other things, cables don't burn, nor they electrocute, and that's one bug which impacts gameplay severely.
Another thing to mention is that Energy-net remake. From what I've heard, the system doesn't use packets anymore - it only uses one variable, which is EU. In other words, if you supply more than 32 EU to a batbox, it's gonna blow up. Excuse me...? So there is now a LIMIT on how much power you can produce? Now you gotta be careful how many generators you're building, or if you want to make a second nuclear reactor you need to build a second MFSU, because one may not be able to accept that much power? I don't like this.
What do you think about this? Is there anything that would help me with my choice, or some information base about the experimental branch?