FTB Quests is a well-liked mod for Minecraft. As of this writing, it’s been featured in the game four times. It makes players fight demons, dragons, zombies, and many more creatures that are all a threat to your health. As you progress through the game, you’ll also acquire more weapons and armor, but those aren’t really what the mod is all about.
The FTB quests are very simple to do. You just need to find a relevant block, mine it (you can do that while wearing leather gloves or holding a pick), gather as much ore as you can, and then put the ore in a furnace. When you return to the location where you gathered the ore, a quest is there for you to complete. Once you have one of these quests under your belt, it will start to show up on the map, making you want to do them often.
But I digress. What really sets FTB apart from other mods is that as I’ve said, it makes the entire block game much more interesting. When I’m mining for an ore piece, I’m not just going to the nearest block – I’m going to try and get to the most distant non-stone block on the map.
Not only that, but when I find an ore block type that I can mine from, I’ll also try to find an accessory piece that matches that block type. If I’m mining iron ore, I might want to find an iron helmet or an iron sword. If I’m mining cobalt, I might want to find a bow or a dagger. This is what makes FTB Quests so enjoyable – you never know what you’re going to find next. For example, right when I found some cobalt blocks, I realized that there were actually two kinds, and I didn’t have to keep trying to figure out which one I wanted to craft.
In addition, I love the fact that there are several ways to complete quests in FTB. There are standard quests that are the same each time, and then there are “story” quests which will start you on a particular path, and which you must follow. Once you’ve gathered the necessary resources to start one of these quests, it’s just a matter of clicking on it, completing it and adding it to your list of completed quests. Then all you have to do is start the quest again!
I personally like using a combination of standard and “story” quests to help boost my ore collection. As I said, I like finding iron ores first and then going hunting for “better” ore around mobs you’ve killed earlier. It’s pretty straight forward, and if you play quite a bit in World of Warcraft, you’ll realize that there’s quite a few places where you’re likely to find both. So, if you’ve been looking for ways to make your own FTB blocks, then I’d say that using this technique is the way to go. Just be sure to read the quest descriptions carefully, so that you know what you’re doing before actually starting to build your own.