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The Heroes of Olympus Resource pack

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This Resource pack was inspired by the Heroes of Olympus (and it's predecessor, Percy Jackson and the Olympians) book series by Rick Riordan. Made by: theOlympians

In this resource pack, you'll find that your usual tools and weapons have become archaic in nature, adding an ancient "flare" into your Minecraft worlds. Your dime-a-dozen utilities have also transformed into exciting surprises as well...

In the Heroes of Olympus book series, There are 7 main characters; Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase, Jason Grace, Piper Mclean, Leo Valdez, Hazel Levesque, and Frank Zhang. They are Demigods of Ancient Greek and Roman descent, who in the modern world, fight age old monsters from the Ancient Greek myths, trying to prevent the evil Gaeia from waking and destroying mankind. These 7 heroes fight with weapons similar to the ones handed to you through this resource pack, so any fanatics can live out their own adventures in the Minecraft World. I, for one, am a fanatic for the books, and the myths. I love the concepts so much that I actually started my own collection of Ancient and Medieval Weapons. The Xiphos in this pack is actually modeled after my own in real life. Mine is Carbon Steel of course, because having a sword completely made of silver is costly in obtaining, and in maintenance.

Also, I bet that some of you have identified already (if you've seen my Kingdom Hearts resource pack)the fact that I like to toy around with these well-established fantasy concepts, and I'd like you to know that I did so not only in my Kingdom Hearts Resource pack, (with the spirit gauge) but with this one as well. You'll find that I've replaced Iron with what is now called "Archaic Silver". This is a magical substance I made up that I think will fit in well with "Celestial Bronze", "Imperial Gold", and "Stygian Iron". Basically, it's the equivalent of Celestial Bronze and Imperial Gold with it's monster killing capabilities, but it is more in league with Stygian Iron as it is relatively rare to be used in such cases as for weaponry. I developed the idea on my own because I like silver more than bronze or gold, and if gold is anywhere, there should be silver too, because they're like Yin and Yang.

Side note: I use a lot of crowd favorite weapons for the lower-level slots like stone swords or gold swords because A~it makes sense most of the time, and B~I like to get people used to being okay with fighting with the basics, I mean not everyone has access to ALL-DIAMOND stuff, so the placing for this is supposed to get people to favor the less powerful, more humble weapons and tools for battle. I mean, I battle with an Iron sword and Fishing Rod, an Iron helm, Leather breastplate, Iron greaves, and Iron boots, and I still wreak havoc on the battle field. I even defeated a guy with diamond equipment as well. The way I play sort of teaches people to be humble and tactful on the battle field, and the resource packs help by making the weapons look wicked. Take a look at the KH resource pack I made. The crowd favorite keyblades are actually in the iron section, and if they are diamond, they're either a pickaxe or a shovel. I designed these resource packs to help players reason during battle, and use tactics and techniques, not just the horrible current battle style of run up and repeatedly click the mouse. I hope you guys feel the same way about Minecraft combat, or physical combat in other matters.

Note: The "Death's Scythe" implemented into this resource pack is actually from the video game "The Darksiders 2". My friend requested it since Death in different religions doesn't really change much, regardless that the lore for Darksiders is 4 horsemen stuff, and Death in Olympian Standards is Thanatos. There wasn't a reason not to, so there you have it.

Additional Notes


Changed:

~Iron/Silver into "Archaic Silver" to be retextured later
~the Trident (my 2nd favorite weapon, and yes, I do use a fishing rod in combat.) just got a wicked makeover
~Regular gold into "Imperial Gold"
-reshaded stygian iron sword
-repositioned stygian iron sword; now takes the iron axe's place
-edited the stone axe into an exceptional battle axe
-re designed and detailed armor; Silver Armor is now standardCorinthian Armor, (Corinth is anancient Greek City-State) Gold Armor is now Roman, with the helmet made to represent cavalry helms, diamond was not changed much, and ALL Cuirasses (greek breastplates) have been made into the traditional muscle muscle form, no longer are they just flat pieces of metal or cloth!
-addedgraphics to "control of the water" and "control of the lava" magic powers, and the regular "control aura" as well. Ice magic may be demoted to regular snowballs again.
-reshaded some weapon textures
-used block textures from my Kingdom Hearts Resource pack for this one, since people really liked it there, and I'm too lazy to make up new ones for now :P
-spiders now have a yellowish brown tinge, to match the book art for Arachne
-Cave spiders, now called "Cave Dwellers" have a pretty purplish tinge.
-Blazes are now Aurae, or Storm Spirits

New: Refer to the Update Log!
Progress: 40% Complete
Game Version:Minecraft 1.6.2
Resolution:16x16
  • Armor
  • GUI
  • Items
  • Misc
  • Mobs
  • Particles
Tags:Percy Jackson, TheOlympians, Experimental, Themed, Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, The, Heroes, Olympus, Resource, Pack, Minecraft, Items, GUI, Mobs, Armor, Particles, Misc

Update #3 : 09/21/2013 2:08:27 pm9/21/13

The Celestial Update!

New:

~Diamonds are now Celestial Bronze, with a new texture

~Archaic Silver has a new ore texture (archaic silver, imperial gold, and celestial bronze are harvested in sheets, not ingots.)

~Imperial Gold has a new texture

~edited the diamond ore texture to look like bronze, same with diamond block.

~Changed shovels into Spears, since the recipe makes sense, and also the Ancient Greeks used their spears to diginto the ground and set up for cavalry confrontations.

~Endermen are now Eidolons, (evil possessive spirits) which were meant to be transparent, but turned out to be ash gray instead... :P

~Diamond Armor now Celestial Bronze Armor

~celestial bronze morphs into the traditional minecraft diamonds when used for tools like hoes.

Diamond lineup:

Sword-Celestial Bronze Xiphos

Shovel-Celestial Bronze Spear

Armor-Celestial Bronze Armor

axe-Thanatos' scythe (death's scythe; Darksiders 2)

hoe-diamond hoe

Update #2 : 09/19/2013 6:14:18 pm9/19/13

I originally took out the crosshairs for sight, but I found while playing that using a bow or building with slabs is a chore without it, so I took the Liberty to add the Crosshairs back in, with a nice blue glow, and a looking "box" around it, similar to the Kingdom Hearts Resource pack's Crosshairs.

Update #1 : 09/17/2013 8:40:08 am9/17/13

Changed:

~Iron/Silver into "Archaic Silver" to be retextured later
~the Trident (my 2nd favorite weapon, and yes, I do use a fishing rod in combat.) just got a wicked makeover
~Regular gold into "Imperial Gold"
-reshaded stygian iron sword
-repositioned stygian iron sword; now takes the iron axe's place
-edited the stone axe into an exceptional battle axe
-re designed and detailed armor; Silver Armor is now standardCorinthian Armor, (Corinth is anancient Greek City-State) Gold Armor is now Roman, with the helmet made to represent cavalry helms, diamond was not changed much, and ALL Cuirasses (greek breastplates) have been made into the traditional muscle muscle form, no longer are they just flat pieces of metal or cloth!
-addedgraphics to "control of the water" and "control of the lava" magic powers, and the regular "control aura" as well. Ice magic may be demoted to regular snowballs again.
-reshaded some weapon textures
-used block textures from my Kingdom Hearts Resource pack for this one, since people really liked it there, and I'm too lazy to make up new ones for now :P
-spiders now have a yellowish brown tinge, to match the book art for Arachne
-Cave spiders, now called "Cave Dwellers" have a pretty purplish tinge.
-Blazes are now Aurae, or Storm Spirits

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  • Tommybom19
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • October 15, 2014, 4:30 pm
Awesome!
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its a trident worst :P
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  • worst987
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Ranger
  • January 23, 2014, 9:22 am
i like the weapons but i dont like the chestplates (and the greek sword looks a bit strange :P but i dont mind there still cool ) but apart from that its nice
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  • fluffy12077
  • Level 1
  • New Mage
  • December 17, 2013, 12:26 pm
How do you name the items like that?
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please update!!
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  • minecraft1032
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Crafter
  • November 30, 2013, 2:16 pm
sooooooooooooooooooooooo AWESOME!
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  • J_Laz
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 29, 2013, 11:15 am
Please make mobs have textures. Love armor and everything else, just mobs and other blocks should be made. Other then that, LOVE it!
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  • herodew
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • October 24, 2013, 7:09 pm
have you read the 4th book the house of hades
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  • ammermann101
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 8, 2013, 1:39 pm
I think that you should do more work on the block textures. The items look awesome, but its just missing something, and I can't think what...
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • October 8, 2013, 3:59 pm
Like changing monster textures more? I've been working on that... Ran into some tech difficulties yesterday btw, so the updates kinda gonna take a little longer, sorry guys!
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  • Ferber77
  • Level 36
  • Artisan Architect
  • October 17, 2013, 5:02 pm
when's the next update
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  • Blue+Mooo
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 1, 2013, 3:12 pm
this texture is epic, but i recommend that you put the Trident texture for the hoe
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • October 1, 2013, 6:21 pm
An interesting idea, but I'll stick with it being a fishing rod, since Tridents were used for fishing. I might add more trident textures to take the place of the hoe, though. I'll think about it. Or I might make the hoes into Kronos' scythe/sickle... maybe...
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BUTTER HEARTS!!!!!!
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • September 21, 2013, 10:10 am
Attention! the Pack has been updated with Celestial Bronze replacing Diamonds and diamond equip!
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Btw Can You Update As Fast As You Can I Cant Wait For It To Be DOne :P and, what are you working on right now?
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • September 20, 2013, 3:14 pm
I'm trying! I want to complete this as fast as possible, but I also want the textures I made to look quality, so I'm kind of on abalancing act of time vs quality here. This is definitely my Top priority, since I wanna be at least 75% by the time the House of Hades comes out. Believe me, I'm booking it. But you may post comments asking about my progress and things like that. I don't see it as a bother, so yeah. Sorry if I take a little long on progressing guys!
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Heya, you should come check out my server haha, we're based on Heroes of Olympus. Not trying to advertise but I'd love to expand the community and make friends with fellow Half-Bloods!
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Can u pm me the ip to? xD
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • September 20, 2013, 5:33 am
Awesome! I'll definitely check it out! Don't worry, I've been looking for a server related to it for quite some time. Finally, I resorted to making mach City-States in vanilla servers. :P

Anyway, thanks for the tip! If I can't find it on PMC, can you PM me the IP?

~theOlympians
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House of hades sound fun i wanna read that one to >:D
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this is my faviotr book :P
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • September 19, 2013, 4:55 pm
It's my favorite too, I can't wait for The House of Hades! It's coming out October 10th, right? Or did they change the release date? Also, Everyone feel free to mention thingsI forgot or I should add. My current list of things to be worked on are:

New texture for Archaic Silver

Change Diamonds to Celestial Bronze

Make new block textures for glass, ores, sand, and maybe trees

Add new names for potions and make more miscellaneous look like magic from the series.

finish snowball (ice magic) graphics

edit language file so that demigod/champion powers have appropriate names and translate well in style.

(Demigods aren't the only heroes of Mythology; If I could have any power, I'd choose to be a Champion of Poseidon, and have the power to control water (a little, not as powerful as Percy's since it drains him a lot, and if a regular guy like mehad that ability, he'd probably over-exerthimself and die at the first try) and heal myself slightly with it. Water breathing wouldn't work out so well for me, nor would summoning storms, which would probably kill somebody including the summoner.
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  • worst987
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Ranger
  • January 23, 2014, 9:26 am
i thought the house of hades would be the grand final but there is another 1 coming D:
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  • Liennix
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 19, 2013, 2:51 pm
This looks really cool. I can't wait for it to be finished! :)
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • September 19, 2013, 4:40 pm
Ignore my priorities list below, I'm shifting it again so that this is my main priority. I want to be at least 75% done to celebrate the release of the newest book, The House of Hades. Check this page often to see if I added more updates! They'll come frequently!
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  • TheFury1331
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • September 19, 2013, 2:24 pm
I like it, huge fan of the books and the movies. Now a resource pack!? My life is complete, well not until this is 100% done. By the way, are the swords named like that in the screenshot or did you just use an anvil?
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • September 19, 2013, 4:38 pm
Was the second movie more accurate than the 1st? Because they kinda blew it with the Lightning Thief. I mean, they are entertaining, but it's kinda sad because when people make movies about books, their main goal is to translate the words on the page into real life substance, and for the movie to not be accurate according to the book is to basically kill off the versatility of the series. The hydra was supposed to be in the Sea of Monsters, but the director put it in the Lightning Thief already, so I doubt they made the steamship scene accurate, right?
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • September 19, 2013, 4:31 pm
Actually, I did change the language file so that the swords are named "Archaic Silver Xiphos" and "Imperial Gold Gladius". It's pretty simple, and a great alternative to spending hard earned experience on one sword. If you didn't read the description, I made up the idea of Archaic SIlver myself. I'm gonna make celestial bronze take the place of diamonds, since that's what the gods use for their personal weapons. The main Idea is that Archaic Silver is a metal enchanted by demigods or some other third party, and it has monster killing capabilities like celestial bronze and imperial gold, but if used in a certain quantity, it can become defective and morph into stygian iron. (an explanation for the reason why the stygian iron swords are also made of Archaic Silver) But overall, I intend for it to be a whole new monster killing substance unrelated to the other 3 created by the author.
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • August 21, 2013, 5:05 pm
ATTENTION! PLEASE READ MY BLOG POST IF YOU ARE WONDERING WHAT THE HECK IS MAKING ME TAKE THIS LONG ON MY WORKS!
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  • Jorjak1209
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Taco
  • August 15, 2013, 6:35 pm
I like It. Hope More Adds Come. :D Until Then I wont Download YET. But when Finished I will.
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • August 16, 2013, 6:09 am
Thanks! I'm currently focused on an adventure map sagaƃ that I started recently though, so It might be a long time before I finish, sorry! Here's a priority checklist for all my current projects:

#1-Adventure map chapter 1 of adventure map saga

#2-Kingdom Hearts Resource pack (I'm trying to finalize the sounds for this...)

#3-Ancient Greek Resource pack

#4-WIP Harry Potter Resource pack



I'd like you to know that despite the checklist, I actually will have the #2 priority done before priority #1. Which means that there still may be a chance that I could shift priorities in the future depending on if I get priority #2, or priority #1 done first.
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  • Jorjak1209
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Taco
  • August 16, 2013, 4:16 pm
Ok :D Thanks For The List. Btw I forgot the Diamond I was Gunna Give. O and I Just Love Your PMC Username! Its So Cooool.
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  • theOlympians
  • Level 42
  • Master Explorer
  • August 21, 2013, 4:10 pm
Thank you! it's my IGN as well. By the way, the inspiration for this was the Percy Jackson series, but the books, not the stupid movies. :P The director totally bombed everything. They need to be re-made.
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  • Jorjak1209
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Taco
  • August 23, 2013, 11:21 am
I agree With the Movies And Book. The Books Were more Action Filled. But I cant Wait for the resourse Pack to be done.
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  • worst987
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Ranger
  • January 23, 2014, 9:30 am
i wonder how there gonna mess up artemis and her hunters
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