As I’ve alluded to earlier, the Forge/Fabric mod allows players to play the game in two modes – hardcore and non-hardcore. You can switch between these modes while in the game. There’s a big difference between these two, but basically, the Hardcore Questing mode is the one where you get rewarded for all the quests you do throughout the game, while the other one awards you only with experience points, and does not give any rewards. It is, however, the more efficient of the two.
In Hardcore Questing, you will always start with a pack of quests that you are required to complete. These quests aren’t like the ones you find anywhere else; they are the normal quests that you would find while exploring the world. However, they tend to be very difficult, and it is best to kill everything you run into as quickly as possible to make your time on that world very much shorter. Completing these quests fast is the only effective way to level up.
Non Hardcore Questing, on the other hand, is the purest form of playing the game. In this, you are not required to kill anything or go on quests, but you still do get rewarded for your efforts. The way these quests work is very simple – you are given a list of quests to do, and you just have to finish them as fast as you can. You can pick which quests you wish to do, and you will be prompted as to how long they take to complete. Completing half of the quests in a row is usually a sufficient measure of speed.
Another thing about Hardcore Questing is the fact that it tends to put you at a disadvantage when it comes to PvP. Since you’re not allowed to use a shield or some other kind of defense, you’re often easy to destroy in duels. However, this is a minor disadvantage, as most people view it as an advantage since you’re not supposed to rely solely on your shield to win a fight. If you’re doing non Hardcore Questing, you will quickly learn that you can still take down opponents using only your wits and your attacks.
On the whole, Minecraft is a highly interactive game, where you’re constantly having to make choices and react to situations. When you play in this mode, you often find yourself playing without thinking. This is a good thing, because it’s often the case that your choices will have a great effect on the game’s outcome. For example, if you choose to side with the Alliance in the civil war, your chances of winning are greatly increased. When you play on the Horde side, however, your chances tend to be low at best.
If you’re having trouble making the transition from normal to hardcore questing, there’s no need to panic. Just remember that the rewards that you receive from doing quests in this mode are quite substantial. The only reason why you’ll be experiencing a few difficulties in this aspect of the game is because you haven’t yet earned a lot of money or had a large enough number of kills to be considered a “hardcore.” With a bit of practice, you’ll soon see that you’re able to level up very quickly in this mode, and you’ll feel more confident when playing.