Minecraft, the free mod for vanilla MineColonies, has many things to offer players but perhaps the most important is that it allows players to construct their own virtual villages and fortresses. By “breaking down” the overworld blocks into smaller ones, players can create a world with unlimited variety. Once a player has created the world, he or she can either invite others to join up at his or her settlement or just keep the structure protected from the outside world. A player can build as many structures as he or she wants, but only while the actual Minecraft game is still on.
There are two ways to play MineColonies. The first is the” Survival” or “Survivalist” mode, which is the slower of the two. Here, players are given realistic challenges by randomly generating things in each of the biomes in the game (the exception to this is the Ocean biome, which is generated strictly for research purposes). For example, grass will start to grow in all areas of the overworld once a person starts generating crops. And since everything is generated in each of the biomes, things will get really detailed as you journey across the world, especially in the distance.
The second way to play MineColonies is the “Building” mode. In this mode, a player has the ability to choose which type of biome he would like to go in and which type of block he would like to build. This is a much faster mode, and players can literally spend as much time as they want in generating resources, researching buildings, and watching the way their structures grow and deteriorate over time as they try to stay ahead of the competition. If a player manages to rack up enough resources and eventually builds up a powerful force, then he or she can move on to conquering the neighboring regions and take over the overworld.
While many fans of the official MineColonies mod hail it as the best mod for the game, other people criticize it for many of the same reasons. One major complaint that is commonly made against the official Minecraft mod is that there aren’t enough types of resources. There are some amazing recipes in the mod for players who really want to have a complete experience. But what is also frustrating is that many of these recipes are only available for use with specific maps or versions of the game. For example, one of the most powerful tools available for players to start off with is the ‘hoe’. But since it only works on a limited number of terrain types, it can be somewhat frustrating to travel across the world just to use this powerful tool.
Like any other mod, MineColonies actually has its fair share of positive and negative reviews. Some players are saying that it takes away the feeling that they are actually creating the overworld because they are basically just plowing the ground and working over it. And while the official Minecraft mod has some pretty amazing graphics, some have said that they are way too flashy for their taste. However, these two points are very subjective. Everyone will have different preferences, and everyone will play the game differently.
Overall, MineColonies is a great mod that offers a lot of exciting things for players to take advantage of. The fact that it’s actually been designed by the official creator of the game helps to make it all the more interesting. It also does a great job of integrating actual ecology into the game, so that players can actually grow crops on their lawns. It’s definitely a step above the competition!