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Over the past few months, Tekkit has been getting more popular,mainly thanks to the Yogscast o Leto s Playo Series of it. I have been playing Tekkit for over a year now, and I love it. While it does take a certain element of simplicity away from Minecraft, I think it is definitely worth a shot.





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I. What exactly is Tekkit?


II. Why should I try Tekkit?


III. Whato s my favorite part about tekkit?


IV. Closing


What exactly is Tekkit?


I have talked to tons of people who think they know the answer, but many are far from correct.


If you think Tekkit is o Machines in Minecraft, durrro you are a stranger to the truth, my friend.


Yes, Tekkit does add machines to Minecraft, but it adds a lot more. Tekkit adds machines that will condense ores into dust, macerate them into bars, advanced furnaces, and quarries (This machine will mine a large area for you). However, ito s not that simple. All of these machines need power. How you go about getting this power is your choice. Personally, I like to use Solar Power and Water Pumps. There are tons of other choices though too! You can make wind turbines, nuclear reactors, oil pumps, and more! There are also accessories like JetPacks, Lasers, and Pipes for items to be transferred.

I'd love to go into detail, but I'll explain another aspect of Tekkit now: Magic. That's right, in Tekkit you can make special items, that will create diamonds out of other items, using magical power called EMC. You can make collectors that absorb energy from the world, creating power non-stop, and much more. This also adds magical rings, which have special abilities, from flying to shooting lightning, it's incredible!

Not only does Tekkit add all this, but it even adds another mod called redpower. Redpower adds tons of extra machines, I'm not very advanced in it, but I know one thing about it. It also adds a saw, which you can use to cut any block into half slabs, pillars, half-half slabs, and almost every small block you can think of. I have gotten 4 times better at building thanks to these amazing blocks.

Finally, Railcraft. Railcraft is an awesome mod that adds 30 new types of tracks. There are launcher, ejectors, 4 way paths, and tons more. There are blocks that make it so easy to control them too, but I'm just a novice in Railcraft, so I won't be distributing false information.

If anything interests you, you can check the Tekkit Wiki, for more information, or I highly recommend YogscastLalna (Duncan) tutorials.




Why should I try Tekkit?


You, my friend, should at least give tekkit a shot because it adds something for everyone. If you read the last paragraph, you would see that whether you're a builder, engineer, wizard, or some weird monkey-man, there will be something in tekkit for you.


I was nervous about trying tekkit, but the more you play, the more fun it gets.





What is your favorite part of Tekkit?


A tough question, but it would have to be tied between two things. I love that in redpower, you have all those small blocks, it is awesome, you can build so much! I also love Railcraft, even though I am just a noob in it. I have been trying it, and it is incredible fun!




Closing

No matter who you are, I recommend at least trying Tekkit. It adds tons of fun, and even if you like simplicity, you don't have to do all the machines. You could use it for building only, or just for the sake of testing things. I don't think anyone would regret trying Tekkit.
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  • TheJohn328
  • Level 26
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • October 13, 2012, 7:17 pm
I'm having a problem installing tekkit. What happens is i try to start ti but the a window pops up saying "Tekkit" has stopped working. How do i fix this? I got my computer last Febuary.
  • Apple_Sauce
  • Level 48
  • Master Lad
  • October 27, 2012, 2:38 pm
Do you use Windows? Try getting the linux version
  • TheJohn328
  • Level 26
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • October 27, 2012, 6:04 pm
I actually had to much data for my MC to work so i deleted minecraft and the .jar file. Then I downloaded minecraft and tekkit and then it worked. It was kinda weird but it worked so i was ok with it.
  • Apple_Sauce
  • Level 48
  • Master Lad
  • October 27, 2012, 6:16 pm
You could have had a backup for your stuff...
I'm not entirely sure, I would recommend looking up tutorials or going to a tekkit forum. Perhaps try re-downloading it, with a step by step tutorial? Texture packs could be causing problems, or maybe your computer simply can't support it. All these are possible problems.
  • Reec3ty
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Programmer
  • October 13, 2012, 4:37 pm
Eh, mods like Tekkit really down my gameplay. I don't really like modpacks that take away the survival aspect and make things complex. Yes I've tried it and watched them yogtorials, but it's still too distant from actual vanilla gameplay to feel enjoyable. Inb4 everyone here gathers hate upon me for my opinion.

Great blog though, it really does promote it for those that are curious about it.
Same.
Well, I did mention this "simplicity" aspect in my blog, as I', sure you noticed.

Yes, I agree that tekkit does take away that, and it really depends on who you are. Personally, I like the infinite simple possibilities of vanilla, but I love the countless challenges Tekkit brings to me.

i am not a strict Tekkit-er, I still love to play vanilla sometimes, but i respect your opinion, and thank you for expressing it in a mature way, and I don't see why you'd get any hate for it.

And thanks for the awesome comment, and for liking the blog!
  • Reec3ty
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Programmer
  • October 14, 2012, 12:49 am
Everyone has their tastes, and it's good to see Tekkit has brought more people into playing Minecraft overall though :D

And no problem!
  • Nithin121
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Cake
  • October 13, 2012, 3:02 pm
I'm a little suspicious about Tekkit since it asks for my username and password and such. I'd probably try it if it was a mod instead. But, I might try it one day .-.
No need to be suspicous, it only asks for that because that is how it knows you are you, and therefore you can have your skin and play on servers! You can even play offline, where you won't be required to give this at all. Trust me, thousands play it, no need to worry.
  • Nithin121
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Cake
  • October 13, 2012, 7:01 pm
I don't know how long I've been playing Hack/Mine. xD Loving this
  • mrcakeman
  • Level 24
  • Expert Dragon
  • October 13, 2012, 2:42 pm
Im a tekkit expert i can do everything in it. So ima diamond this blog (ive been playing tekkit a little bit longer then u :P.
Thanks, do you even do the farming mod? I know very few people actually use it since it's so insignificant, but either way, I love tekkit too.
  • 53ashrules
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Pokemon
  • October 13, 2012, 12:07 pm
Great but you leave out vital Information like how to get it
It's very simple, just search "Technic Pack" and it is on the first result.
  • l4p4k
  • Level 42
  • Master Enderdragon
  • October 13, 2012, 9:02 am
Tekkit or Bukkit?
Tekkit
  • l4p4k
  • Level 42
  • Master Enderdragon
  • October 20, 2012, 6:13 am
Why?
  • Hotwing10
  • Level 23
  • Expert Nerd
  • October 13, 2012, 7:39 am
I could never get into tekkit.

It's just not my thing.
I don't think you could ever know until you try it, or at least watch some videos on it. But I respect your opinion.
  • Hotwing10
  • Level 23
  • Expert Nerd
  • October 13, 2012, 12:51 pm
I've tried playing tekkit, but I couldn't get into it.
  • PARTYMAN532
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • October 13, 2012, 5:35 am
for me tekkit broke this morning :3
Awww... that stinks
You like servers i could invite you on mine and my friends at schools server. (i am 10)!!!
I already have a server, but thanks!
  • themini2
  • Level 23
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • October 13, 2012, 5:41 am
u invite me?
ign minimini247
I NOT TURTLESHELL
tekkit is epic
I agree! That's why I wrote this blog!
  • madmax3004
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Ranger
  • October 13, 2012, 11:57 am
yeah tekkit is epic!

but i also do like YogBox and Hack/Mine alot, because i like Rp and such.
but tekkit is amazing if u want to become a real engineer, from all those pipe stuff to the machines and the whole chain of it, its epic.

and your blog is also epic, diamond for you!
I am yet to try those modpacks, I'm waiting till I could be considered a "Tekkit Pro" and then I'm gonna learn those.
  • madmax3004
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Ranger
  • October 14, 2012, 2:56 am
Much luck becoming one :D
Thanks so much!

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