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Making Minecraft Tasty

At 16, Haylee is iGirlTech's teen voice.Totally uninterested in society's “perfect image” trap, she writes about it and geeks out with people over the interwebs. She loves any and all things about space and technology. In her free time, she is currently in the process of learning programming, a huge passion. "I absolutely love being a girl in the tech world!"
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Minecraft is a classic sandbox game that many people young and old seem to enjoy. It’s great for creative people who love to build and explore. It’s also a great time-killer! It’s not quite as time-sucking as Skyrim, but it’s pretty close in my opinion.

After having dumped more hours than I can count into the game, I started to get a little bored. I found myself running out of things to do; wanting to discover new territories on new worlds. Then it occurred to me – I was still running vanilla Minecraft and there had to be some flavor out there. If you’re wondering what I mean by vanilla, it means that no mods (modifications) have been installed.

Luckily, when it comes to Minecraft, there’s a plethora of mods available. I decided to give the Technic Launcher a try and I’m finding it’s pretty dang awesome. It currently has 7 official modpacks filled with dozens of different mods to add some spice and extra entertainment to your game. From portal guns to modular power-suits, these mods have it all. One of their most popular packs, “Tekkit” is my personal favorite. It gives you the opportunity to travel to the moon – and even mars – and set up little bases in blocky-space. It’s perfect for space nerds like myself!

Here are a few links to get you going:

I have to admit, it gets pretty addicting. Even if you somehow get bored with all 7 modpacks available, there are more than 4000 user-created packs! It’s a never-ending black hole of procrastination, but it’s so worth it!

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