I recently updated my Technic so I could play the new Voltz modpack that I had heard so much about. I first heard about the modpack from the Yogscast when they posted the video for the new Voltz series they are doing (see below).
Voltz includes all of the following mods:
Forge API by Lexmanos
v0.7.0.1 – CodeChickenCore by chicken_bones
v1.46 – Inventory Tweaks by Jimeowan
v220.127.116.11 – Not Enough Items by chicken_bones
v18.104.22.168 – Railcraft by CovertJaguar
v3.2_06 – Rei’s Minimap by ReiFNSK
v0.2.3.57 – Assembly Line by Calclavia
v0.3.3.130 – Atomic Science by Calclavia
v22.214.171.1241 – Basic Components by Calclavia
v0.6.1.19 – BlastCraft by cammygames
v1.3.2 – Electric Expansion by Mattredsox and Alex_Hawks
v126.96.36.199 – ICBM by Calclavia
v5.0.10 – Mekanism by Aidancbrady
v5.0.10 – Mekanism Generators by Aidancbrady
v5.0.10 – Mekanism Tools by Aidancbrady
v188.8.131.52.5 – MFFS by ThunderDark
v0.0.31 – Modular Power Suits by MachineMuse
I jumped straight into the action last night to play around with some of the new stuff. This is when I discovered the explosives. HOLY HELL. To trial the explosives and not waste my time building them, I spawned them all and tried each one individually. I have listed some of my favourites below with accompanying pictures of the destructive power each wields.
Endothermic explosives can only be used at night and release a frost blast that freezes anything within the blast radius while giving frostbite to any creatures/players in the area.
Badass Explosive Rating – 5/10
Exothermic explosives are the opposite of endothermic explosives and can be used at any time and release a huge explosion of fire that burns anything in its path.
Badass Explosive Rating – 8/10
The Ender Explosives don’t do any damage and instead release a torrent of Enderman!
Badass Explosive Rating – 2/10
Red Matter Explosives
Red Matter explosives release a Red Matter black hole that sucks blocks into it. At first I was disappointed by the small blast radius, but the black hole lasts FOREVER. Pictures of initial blast and after it had stopped below.
Badass Explosive Rating – 10/10
This is by far my favourite explosive in the Voltz modpack. It has a warning siren telling you to back off, that’s when you know it’s awesome. I laughed my head off when my computer caught up with the explosion!
Badass Explosive Rating – 50/10!
If you haven’t had a chance to play with the Technic mod yet, I strongly suggest you go do it! It’s brilliant fun and adds an unbelievable amount to Minecraft.