Turns out, we have a lunatic on our server. He went and actually captured this thing, and has been feeding it ever since:
Yes, that's a hungry node that has been fed a steady diet of crafting tables and whatever random stuff dropped due to .. automation issues.
- Hungry nodes are only 'safe' when boxed in with obsidian
- They eat basically anything that gets close to them
- They tend to get quite massive thus becoming an enormous source of vis
... how would one go from holding it captive to stabilizing and ultimately energizing it safely, in a manner that doesn't degrade the node? We're running 1.7.10 with the latest DW20 FTB pack.