Foundations will be a custom modpack, launched via the Technic Launcher (install details on the left menu), that focuses on building. There will be no tech, or at minimum, VERY little tech just to facilitate a little easier processing of materials, but nothing that will be able to cause the lag issues like on our other modded servers. The mods in this pack will focus on collecting and storing materials, and building.
Mods like Decocraft, Chisel, Chisels and Bits, Mr Crayfish Furniture, and others that are geared towards improving the looks of builds will be the main points. Storage mods like Storage Drawers and YABBA will be there for you to organize your stuff in. Also looking at a lightweight mod that will provide the ability to do a basic computerized inventory system without all the laggy and complex processing functions that Refined Storage and Applied Energistics 2 have.
As far as the server gameplay itself goes, at this time I am not planning on starting out with a city layout, however, if the community expresses a desire for this before launch, I am willing to give it consideration so I'll leave that up to y'all.
Once I have the modlist finalized, I will post it on this page. As far as a launch date, I'm shooting for the end of February, but will just have to see how it all goes IRL. There is a lot of work to be done to get the modpack built and ready but I'll try to keep everyone posted on the progress via updates on this page.
Hopefully this list of Banned Items will remain empty, or at least as close to empty as possible. Be sure to keep an eye on this page for anything you are not supposed to be using! As broken items are found, they will be added to this list. As well as when Mod Developers fix broken items, they will be removed from this list.