Mekanism Generators is a mod for Minecraft which actually makes use of several ideas from the game. If you are familiar with the mod, you will understand what I am getting at. But if not, I hope you can at least understand my thought process in trying to explain this. What makes the game enjoyable for me is when I am having fun building and destroying things, but at the same time, also having resources and food to keep my character healthy. Building things and destroying things is what the game was meant to do, but when it comes to resource management and the whole being in survival mode, it does get a little bit hard sometimes.
So when I decided to make an add-on to the game, I was looking for something that would be a little bit different from what I already had. I needed something that would be slightly unique, yet still have the basics of the mod. This was what I came up with: Mekanism Generators. This is a generator that produces metal. Now if you do not know what this means, it simply means that you are going to have a lot more options when it comes to the way you build things and the things you create in-game.
When you start out in the game, you are going to be using wooden planks as your primary resource. Once wooden planks are used up, steel, copper, and iron will be your next choices. Now you have plenty of resources to power your generator, so you can create whatever you want. You can build buildings to get more metal, you can mine for metal, you can even research new types of metal to help you create better generators and other machines as well. It really opens up your opportunities.
One of the biggest complaints I hear about the game is that there is very little variety. There are some clothes, and some tools, and maybe an item or two, but beyond that, there is really not much variety. I know I personally love all my crafting items and the recipes they give you, but sometimes people will end up playing the same old stuff time again. Luckily, with Mekanism, there is plenty of room to provide new items and recipes and keep the content varied enough for everybody to keep coming back and trying things.
The one big feature of the game that most people love, however, is the fact that it modifies the game dramatically. It adds lots of new recipes, items, weapons, and machines, and it changes the game significantly, so that all players will find something that they love. This is one of the biggest complaints of players too, especially those that like to do one thing and do it very well and then leave the rest of the game for something else. Mekanism does not fall into this category, at least not in any way.
One cool thing about Mekanism is that you can level up very quickly. Unlike some of the other things on here, it does not rely on expensive resources to get started. You start off with just a simple mining pick and a couple of metal pieces. Once you find an item to make combine it with some metal, and before you know you are up to a really nice tech tree!