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My friends and I have a minecraft server that we have had for quite some time. We have built castles and boats and dug to the depths of the ocean and had wars that involved a lot of TNT and server crashing. Frankly we are bored. I have seen some mods that change minecraft from a "creative sandbox" game with no goal but the one you give it into a "creatively survive with nothing and here is your goal" kind of game.

We are looking for a mod that gives us a goal that we can accomplish. Specifically I would like this goal to be survival against all odds rather than the current goal of "be creative while surviving easily."

My question how do we go about acquiring and playing these sort of mods.

Edit: tried to clarify question.

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This is an extremely open and subjective question. What exactly is your criteria for "survival mod"? Maybe expanding on that will make this more answerable. –  dlras2 May 14 '13 at 18:49
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Why don't you just make your own goal? Try to reach The End and kill the ender dragon, perhaps? –  GnomeSlice May 14 '13 at 19:17
    
@GnomeSlice We already did that. I am looking for a mod that gives us a goal since the "creative aspects" of the game have become stale after years of play. Specifically I would like this goal to be survival against odds. For example, I saw a youtube video of some guys (I don't remember the name as it was some time ago) who had to survive on an tiny island until a boat rescued them. They started with nothing and it was very difficult. –  AdamP May 14 '13 at 20:50
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I'll just leave this here: minecraftforum.net/topic/… –  Batophobia May 14 '13 at 21:08
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I'm not sure what you mean in your question, but it does sound like the exact problem I had with the game. You hit the "what now" phase. It was at this point I found Forge and all of the amazing mods it offers.

you can get very expansive modpacks here that will change the game up enough that it's fun again.

Those mods give a very industrial and tech feel to minecraft. If you want a "harder" survival modset try using TerraFirmaCraft, this mod adds a much more realistic survival system.

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