Valhelsia: Enhanced Vanilla is a Minecraft 1.18 Fabric Modpack that has a skill-based, RPG-like level progression before you can do things like mining, smelting, enchanting, using different tools and armor.
It’s quite different, and can even be frustrating for someone coming in unaware. But it’s fun! It stretches out the early game and reminds me of the first time playing minecraft.
I’ve started some videos, embedded below on how to get started. We’ll do a written guide soon as well.