Did you ever wish to play minecraft in a more chill way, but not quite peaceful or creative mode? Are mod packs too much to learn and too confusing to play through all the undocumented and vastly different mods?
The Bliss mod pack is a new pack on Minecraft 1.18.2 Forge, by well-known mod developer Violet Moon Modding and Vazkii. The purpose of Bliss is to be peaceful-like, but not completely peaceful. Mobs will attack, but only when provoked. And they won’t even spawn under the open sky. You can live in peace in your base, at night, to go about your minecrafty business. You can have fights, but only when you pick them!
Bliss is also designed for accessibility. It has full Xbox controller support for people who cannot use a keyboard/mouse, disabled spider mobs for folks with a fear of the things, and other changes for people with sensory disabilities.
It has shaders installed by default (Complementary Shaders) for a beautiful experience with a custom soundtrack that plays music synchronized with where you are in the game!
The mods in the pack ensure a well-polished, vanilla-like experience. There aren’t any big technical, magic, or automatic mapping mods (but there is a better way to use vanilla maps) — just subtle things that enhance the vanilla experience. Vazkii’s own Quark is included which brings lots of tweaks and some adventuring content, plus Yung’s Better Mineshafts, Better Strongholds, Bridges, and Extras.
If you don’t like killing passive mobs as well, there are several additions that allow you to get food and materials from other sources.
It’s even got a Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild feel to it with towers, waystones, and paragliders.
I’ve made a video to give you a first look at the modpack, including towers and paragliders. And you can see, it’s a beautiful looking and sounding modpack!
There are about 100 mods in this pack, though most of them are small quality of life mods that just change something small about Minecraft to make it better. Like inventory sorting.
- Biomes o’ Plenty – lots of beautiful biomes to explore, plus many new blocks
- Farmer’s Delight (Farmer’s Respite, Corn Delight addons) – great non-animal-killing food options
- Immersive Weathering – adds a very cook dynamic nature to minecraft – grass and trees re-grow, fire drops ashes, trees drop leaves. Weeds are disabled though, I believe, because weeds hurt and are stressful!
- Overweight Farming – some crops have a chance to grow giant versions
- Paragliders – peaceful flight
- Quark and Quark oddities – a ton of small but very useful additions and tweaks to minecraft, but not too obtrusive.
- Yung’s Better Mineshafts, Yung’s Better Strongholds, Yung’s Bridges, and Yung’s Extras – lots and lots of adventure and loot!
- Wall Jump – you can grab and slide down walls, also do a double jump up a two-block wall!
- Waystones – Wild towers each have a waystone for easy travel between regions. Settle near towers and spread out your base or play with friends.
Let’s talk about the things to do to get started with this pack! Of course all of these things are optional and you can do whatever you want. It’s Minecraft after all. But if you’re looking for ideas, here you go…
1. In-Game Book – There’s a guidebook right in the game. Just open your inventory and click on the book icon.
Click on one of the categories to start reading
Each Category may have chapters with all sorts of info!
Click the compass to see Lissa who is a guide to give you some things to try. Sort of like a simple quest system!
2. JEI – Just Enough Items, or JEI gives you an advanced crafting interface where you can search for items by name, mod (with the @ modifier), and tags. For example, here’s a view of all the items in the Farmer’s Delight mod. Well the first page of them… Just open your inventory and you’ll see it over to the right. Left click or hit the ‘R’ key to view the recipe for any item. Right click or hit ‘U’ to see the uses for each item.
3. Search for Starter Kit in JEI – there’s no actual starter kit item, but if you search JEI for “starter kit” you’ll be shown a collection of really great items to craft. Learn more about these things in the book!
4. Explore Safely! – Mobs in this pack dont’ attack unless provoked. No need to scramble for a bed on the first day, you can explore safely, day or night. You’re bound to find some very cool structures.
5. Towers and Paragliders – as you explore, you’ll find a Wild Tower, which resembles the towers in Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild.
At the top you’ll find a waystone. Don’t break it, you cannot move it! And there’s a chest that contains a map, compass, and a paraglider (and other stuff).
Just take a leap with the paraglider in your main hand and you’ll fly safely to the ground!
6. Find seeds and grow food with Farmer’s Delight, Corn Delight, Farmer’s Respite and Overweight Farming – these mods add many new food items to the game and seeds to grow them. Search for tomatoes, onions, cabbage, and wild versions of vanilla vegetables to gain seeds to farm with.
7. Get a compass and a map – you’ll find these in the Wild Towers, and since there is no map mod in this pack, you’ll want to do some vanilla mapping. Also, check out the atlas for some non-vanilla map management!
8. Make a backpack – inventory management is always an issue in Minecraft
9. Make a cooking pot – the Farmer’s Delight mod cooking pot enables you to make all sorts of amazing dishes that satiate and some give buffs, like squid ink pasta gives you 5 minutes of nourishment!
10. Have Fun! And remember, this modpack is made to be accessible, so invite your friends to play, even if they need to use a controller, that’s no problem in Bliss!
If you need a server, be sure to check out StickyPiston hosting. You can install Bliss with a single click, and even get a free trial. If you click that link and purchase, you support me and my creation of content!
What do you think of Bliss? Let me know in the comments!
Want to see more? Check out my video intro to Bliss
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