The Soul Shards Mod for Minecraft 1.7.4 is a very interesting and quirky modification. Personally, I think it is unlike any concept for a mod that I have heard before. It seems to differ and set itself apart from other Minecraft mods in the fact that it combines multiple Minecraft features, in particular combat and mob spawning, and somehow makes them equivalent in importance. The Soul Shards mod is an interesting and peculiar take on mob spawners. As of now, the current patch of Minecraft has had recurring systematic problems with mob spawners, I believe that this mob aids a hand in fixing it.
Soul Shards Mod for Minecraft 1.7.4 Main Features
- Firstly, this mod focuses around the item of a ‘Soul Shard’ – which can be created in your crafting table with End Stone, Netherrack and Glowstone.
- If this Soul Shard is in your inventory when you kill a monster, the Soul Shard will absorb the monsters essence. (XP like feature)
- A soul shard has five tiers, each tier has a different goal that you must achieve in order to reach it. (To attain Tier 4 you must achieve 512 kills)
- Ths essence can then be put into a soul cage, but depending on which tier of Soul Shard you have used, you will receive different outcomes
Soul Shards Mod for Minecraft 1.7.4 Pros and Cons
POSITIVES: Mob spawning is a systematic recurring problem in Minecraft, many people complain of too many mobs, some of not enough. I believe that this mod to some extent provides an alternative, fun and exciting approach to mob spawning. In theory, you progress through difficulties, as the more monsters you kill, the Soul Cage will release more monsters with increased difficulty.
NEGATIVES: However, this mod does not offer a simple fix for mob spawning. For example, to achieve tier 5 and have consistent spawning, you need over 1000+ kills, which is a lot of virtual hours. Not neccessarily a negative point overall, just an observation. Perhaps the developer could provide the function to skip to certain tiers?
Soul Shards Mod for Minecraft 1.7.4 Changelogs
- Updated for 1.7.4
- Small fixes.
How to Install Soul Shards Mod for Minecraft 1.7.4
- First of all, download and install the latest version of MINECRAFT FORGE to correctly run this mod.
- Next, download the Soul Shards Mod for Minecraft 1.7.4 and drag and drop the .zip files into your ‘mods’ folder.
- Enjoy this new & exciting mod!