i missed that era of mineman, sounds comfy. Wonder how the game would have turned out if he used /v/ as his playtesters and advisors. Maybe he wouldn't have hired people who hated him.
I haven't really delved into mods, but i was thinking of putting a 1.12 collection together, or a 1.7.10 one (not sure what the major changes between 1.7 and 1.8 are, but I remember some anons saying that 1.7 was better, so i might as well).
Only mod i remember was messing with tekkit a long time ago. The pipes were fun to play with. Right shame they force you to use their launcher for their mods now.