Quote from Reika
What do you mean, "minimally helpful" and "lacking a ton of information"? What exactly are you looking for?
This is coming from using FTB Horizons so im not sure what your mod does differently in SP or as a standalone plugin in SMP.
My first issue is that I had to google about the mod to even get basic information which leads me to your old WIP thread here, I then have to follow another link to get to this thread. I then have to scour the 1st post to find out there is an ingame manual. IMO this should be given to you when you load the mod for the 1st time. It would have saved me a ton of time.
BTW I get a Java error when clicking on the redstone transport pipe when using the manual ingame. I will try and copy the error from the console next time. EDIT *** Here is the error I get it spams the console and ingame chat. http://pastebin.com/vDkfv1gX
The manual leaves out things that seem obvious to you since you wrote the plugin, but are extremely confusing to a new player. Here are just a few questions or issues that I had.
How do you turn off engines? I cant seem to turn off either a DC Engine or a gas engine. Redstone circuit seems to start a DC engine but it doesnt stop when you stop the circuit.
What is the range of the woodcutter? I notice it goes further than 1 block out, but I cant tell how far without a ton of placing trees and waiting around for them to grow. Is it only 1 square wide? Does it go up or down a block? How do you get the wood into a chest or storage device?
How do you harvest plants? The only thing I saw was the fan. Maybe I missed a machine in there somewhere. I tried using the fan, I hooked up two performance engines and used blaze power and it still wasn't powerful enough to uproot the plants. Honestly if I need more power than this to harvest a single row of plants its not worth the trouble.
NEI says to make ethanol crystals you need an Induction furnace or an Redstone Furnace. I couldn't get either to work and ended up trying the blast furnace which didnt work and finally out of desperation just a normal furnace which did work. NEI never mentioned being able to use a normal furnace and I assume NEI pulls recipe info from your plugin, but I could be wrong on that.
Engines dont look like they connect right to what ever they are powering. The graphic for the shaft is quite a bit lower than the input on the machine. It took me a while to realize this is supposed to be that way. It just looks wrong and for the first bit assumed it was the wrong way to connect the two.
There were a ton more questions/issues, but I think you get my point.