Vanilla Enhanced is a mod that aims to make changes to the game, and add blocks and items to the game in order to improve upon a vanilla-esque experience without complex machinery that you need Google to understand.
We are currently looking for developers, spriters and testers! If you want to help us, please let us know! Testing is the easiest part here. All you are asked to do is simply play the modpack semi-actively Easy, right?
I currently have not documented the functions of the items or blocks shown anywhere. However I can provide a brief summary here. This would be much more detailed, but my work was erased and I will revise it later to be more detailed. Alright, here's a brief list of stuff:
Copper and tin intend to bridge the gaps between stone and iron, while tin is closer to stone, and copper is closer to iron.
Osmium and iridium are rare ores around the same rarity as diamond, but with their own downsides and upsides. Iridium for speed and enchantability, and osmium for durability.
Anthracite is an ore that burns three times longer than coal, but appears deeper underground and is rarer.
Ruby and sapphire only appear in any mesa or taiga biome type, respectively. They are a bit rarer than emeralds. Ruby for tools that are in between iron and diamond, can mine obsidian with good enchantability. Sapphire for armour with iron stats and low enchantability, that will provide strength when you have a full set! The strength is infinite as long as you wear the set.
Emerald tools have been added, which while only significantly better than iron, they have the incredible enchantability level of gold!
The macerator is a simple block that can grind ingots to dust. Right now the dusts don't have much use, but you can make bronze and steel dust with copper and tin, or iron and coal/charcoal/anthracite dust respectively.
Simply put in a material, and if it has a dust, the dust will be outputted in the macerator. You can smelt a dust to get the base material (except for coal, charcoal and anthracite, which can still be used as fuel). This is how the aforementioned alloys are created.
More will be shown here soon, and this post will be refurbished as time goes on. Please let me know if you have any suggestion!