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Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
"The Wild Side"is a plugin which appeals to the "Hunting &Foraging" aspect of Minecraft.

This modification to Minecraft would server a variety of purposes and overall add to the entertainment and fun experienced when playing Minecraft in a Single Player or Multiplayer world.

The overall purpose of this Mod is to add more to the hunting experience. MC already has Cows, Chickens, Pigs & Sheep, but why not take it a step further with more animals & advanced hunting/foraging variables?

This plugin would basically add these overall features to improve the Minecraft hunting/foraging experience:


- Deer/Elk (Long Range Recommended)Non-Hostile

- Rabbit/Hare (Short RangeRecommended)Non-Hostile

-Porcupine(Short Range/Long Range) Dangerous Non-Hostile

- Turkey(Short Range/Long Range)Non-Hostile

- Hawk (Long Range Recommended/Expert Hunter)Hostile

- Snake (Any Weapon Type)Hostile

- Bison (Short Range/Long Range)Hostile


- FruitMedley(Blueberries, Strawberries & Blackberries)

- Strawberry (Strawberry Vine)

- Blueberry (Blueberry Plant)

- Blackberry (Blackberry Plant)

- Raspberry (Raspberry Plant)

- Jam/Jelly (Heated Fruits & Water)

- Biscuit & Jelly (Biscuit & Jam/Jelly)

- Dough (Wheat, Egg & Milk)

- Bread (Heated Dough)

- Biscuit (Dough & Butter)

- Butter (Heated Milk)

- Meat Sandwich (Biscuit/Bread & Meat)

- Mint Tea (Dried Mint Herb & Water)

- Mint Jam/Jelly (Dried Mint Herb & Water

- Sausage (Mixed Meat & Snake Skin)

- Venison (Deer/Elk)

- Rabbit Leg (Rabbit/Hare)

- Lamb Chop (Sheep)

- Stew (Mixed Meat & Water)

- Turkey (Turkey)

- Jerky (Dried Snake Meat)

- Bison Steak (Bison)

- Bison Leg (Bison)

- Bacon (Cooked & Sliced Pork)


- Spearmint (Harvested)

- Catnip Herb (Harvested)

- Tent (Bison/Elk Hide)

- Hat(s) (Rabbit/Porcupine Hide) & (Hawk Feathers)

- Whip (Bison Tail & Snake Skin)

-Camouflage(Tanned Animal Hide & String)

- Bait (Animal Scrap & Blood)

- Coat (Bison Hide & Wool)

- Pressure Snare (Cobblestone, Stick & String)

- Spike Snare (Porcupine Hide, Stick & String)

- Cage Trap (Iron Fence & Pressure Snare)

- Trap (Web & Bait)

- Bone Knife (Rabbit/Porcupine Bones & Stick)

- Bone Club (Bison Bone)

- Bone Sword (Shaved Elk Bone & Planks)

- Poisonous Weapon (Weapon & Snake Venom)

- Faster Arrows (Animal Bones, Stick & Hawk Feather)

- Carpet (Bison/Elk/Rabbit Hide)

- Bone Armor (Smelted Bone Ingot)


- Most animals will be startled by running, jumping & fast movement (Results in animal running or attacking)

- Snakes can bite players & poison them

- Hawks can dive and attack players if startled

- Bison can charge at players causing fatalities

- Porcupines can damage players if close & startled

- Players must hide behind trees, bushes, etc. to avoid being noticed by certain animals

- Players can skin animals with small knives & other blades (Not swords)

- Meat can be cut from animals depending on blades being used & area where cut is made

- Pelts cut with the wrong tools may end up destroyed or unusable

- Players may not always be able to harvest meat, bones & pelts from animals

- Animals do not drop items, they leave bodies on ground that can be interacted with through use of tools. (Disappear after five minutes)

- Bait can be used to slowly lure in animals nearby (Players must be hidden)

- Animals will graze on open fields & plains like areas

- Animals interact with (eat) flowers, grass & leaves

- Herbs like Mint & Catnip must be harvested with a hoe and take 10-15 Minutes to grow back

Possible Scenario

Say you're playing on a LAN server with yourself and a few buddies, and you've got a nice fort, underground mine & you're really starting to enjoy aspects of Minecraft that allow you to feel as if the game itself is endless & there's nothing you can't do. You're in your fort & you guys decide it's time to get food. Rather than going out spotting the nearest Cow and taking it down with a makeshift wooden sword (Boring). You and your friends go on a hunt, setting up snares, slowly stalking animals & dropping bait until you finally get close enough to an Elk that you've decided you want to make a move on. You creep in, aim for the head with your bow (while you stand perched in a tree) and make the shot. The animal falls and you go over with your special hunting knife to harvest the pelt. meat, bones & scraps. You return to your fort & start making use of the animal parts & preparing for your next hunt.

Thank You for reading & I hope you enjoy! I developed the idea for this plugin because I think it will really add another element to Minecraft that has yet to be explored, and it is something that I would love to see happen personally!

If you really like my idea or think of something else for me to add, please comment & diamond!
CreditGames like AC3 & Red Dead Redemption gave me the idea for this Mod which I think would be an incredible thing to add to Minecraft.

6 Update Logs

Update #6 : 09/01/2013 6:55:32 pmSep 1st, 2013

Looking into a DEV for development - If you are a modder or know anyone, contact me!

08/28/2013 7:36 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Make some of the mobs (deer/elk) eat player crops like wheat. Rabbits eat melons and pumpkins. Porcupines eat (damage) wood sided buildings.
08/28/2013 6:41 am
Level 25 : Expert Hunter
This sounds awesome
08/28/2013 6:44 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
Thanks :D I just need someone who can code it xD
06/23/2013 9:09 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
It's an idea, I don't have the expertise to execute it.
06/23/2013 2:27 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Modder
12/16/2012 5:22 am
Level 22 : Expert Princess
Sorry for the weird commit.... I deleted it..... So I think that this should be a mod! I think pig skins and more porkschops and more pork meats would be awesome!
12/18/2012 3:22 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
Thanks :D

I'll definitely add that in.
12/18/2012 7:08 pm
Level 22 : Expert Princess
Thanks! :D Maybe add also place-able items and food?
12/18/2012 8:17 pm
Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
Great idea~!

I already think I know just how I would implement that.
12/09/2012 12:14 am
Level 1 : New Miner
A sugestion - Add a few new food types and wild growing crops such as blueberries, blackberries (harmful like cactus) and grapes. The fruit could be harvested by using shears on a plant, and it would give out a couple of berries. Some time would have to be waited until the crop from that plan could be harvested again. :D Definitely sounds like an amazing mod that would add a lot of new and fun aspects to the game.

+1 Diamond from me!
12/09/2012 12:22 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Engineer
Great Idea~!

Thanks for the Diamond!
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