Iron has been removed.
“What an odd thing to do!” One might ask at first glance. Let me preface by first saying that the ore is still present, and that Iron is not used in pure form. The quality of tools in CraftWorld was once as follows:
That’s quite a lot of tools. Adamantum is the ultra hard toolset to make and get, while wood is common and an easy start for new games. But the Bronze, Steel and Iron set are too close together. Copper is fairly common and when combined with Iron yields two Ingots, while Steel due to the rich Iron content and lower yield rate makes it more difficult to collect.
Iron tools, iron ingots and iron rods are all pointless when you have Steel and bronze to work with. Everything that you had that was once Iron, is now Bronze. It’s a much smoother progression path.
Gold, silver and diamond all bear special properties. Silver is ideal for fighting the undead, and Gold has a natural Magical resistance. Diamond due to being a gem, carries magical energy very well, and is very durable.
The Smelter in CraftWorld accepts up to four input materials. This allows the creation of Bronze with copper and iron, or steel with iron and coal (as carbon). The melting down of ingots into Iron and Bronze blocks for tough defences is also another ability of the Smelter. With each extra block of wood you add to the Smelter, the yield of coal increases. This saves needing many Smelters for impatient players.
This new Crafting Area serves the purpose of allowing players to enjoy their rare, high end tool sets without worrying about conserving them for fear of loss of something so valuable. We’d much rather a person always bring their “Trusty Adamantum pick” rather than keep it locked up in a box for fear of damage.
Low end stone hammers may repair high end Diamond and Adamantum tools, but you will lose dozens of hammers in the process. Of course if you fire up an adjacent Smelter, to boost the efficiency of the Repair bench, you may only rip through tens of repair hammers instead of dozens. The smelter will not burn if there is no input, so jam it on with a chunk of dirt or something that will not smelt to keep it on. It will also serve as a light for your forge.
So here a few new features working towards making CraftWorld a unique experience, that will really round out your home as a base of operations in your own little world.
Thanks for reading!
P.S:v2.5 is still in review, as is Cell v2.0
P.P.S: Please forgive any glitches in these screenshots. We are working on a new graphics engine.