This mod is a really great addition to Minecraft that makes it possible for you to have four Minions who will do all of your mining, chopping and other tasks. Minions Mod 1.12.2: Set Number of Lives Per World allows you to set the number of lives per world so that they can't be killed in one go, which can make things more challenging but also more fun!
Follow you around.
Be sent to places.
Chop down most any kind of trees, including Jungle giants.
Carry you, animals and other players.
Pickup and carry Items in their inventory.
Dig mineshafts complete with stairwell.
Dig out a custom sized space you define.
Mine ore veins you point out to them.
Intelligently strip mine where you tell them to.
Return their goods and loot to you.
Or to a Block with inventory (> 23 slots) you pointed out.
Specific technical information for those interested:
Minions use an A-star algorithm custom pathing system. It’s threaded and multicore-capable.
Hitches and problems/teleporting you see all stem from Minecraft pathfollowing, which is … lets call it suboptimal.
The tree finding algorithm is threadbased aswell, and stops when it has found 16 trees or has scanned a 64×64 area. It supports mod Tree’s so long their custom Tree blocks have “wood” in their name.
Animal abduction works on all entities that extend EntityAnimal.
Strip mining scans the walls and roofs of the dug shaft continuously for precious blocks. Anything that is not worthless (eg dirt, stone, gravel…) is considered precious, so it fully supports mod ores.
Giving the order to mine an ore vein or having found such a vein while strip mining, the Minion will follow the vein and mine all connected Blocks of the same kind until there are no more. Then it will return to the player, or, if it was stripmining, return to that.
They don’t come for free, you have to prove your worth by slaying living beings (to accumulate levels) and then take action for the dark gods. Only after a number of evil deeds they may grant you minions.
Short Minion Handbook:
Kill enough stuff to reach lvl 8.
Press M and do evil 4 times.
Receive Master Item.
Leftlick Master Item for Lightning Bolts.
Rightclick Master Item to spawn Minions.
Rightclick to issue orders, context-sensitive (a place, trees, an animal, an ore vein, your feet).
Also press M for mining shapes.
Rightclick chest (FROM DISTANCE) to set it as destination.
Charge staff like a bow to have minions follow you.
Rightclick minions to have them drop whatever they have.
Leftclick Minions for working incentive …. mueheheheh.
Minions are fully compatible with SMP. However there may be oddness regarding their movement and animations
Default settings: (configurable by the file in the /mods/ folder)