Torches in Minecraft are essentially very wasteful, especially if you are exploring the world. Sure, it can allow you to keep track of which way you were coming from, but by the end of the day, it’s not really worth placing all those torches down just because it’s night. If you have a keen sense of direction (which can be easily acquired the more you play Minecraft), you can easily make it back home, just by looking at the environment. why not make it so you can just carry a torch around with you, just like in real life?
That’s why theLantern Mod came to be. TheLantern Mod is a mod that makes it so you essentially have a mobile torch that brings light with you as you walk. Essentially, this mod is a more appelaing dynamic lights mod, because the lantern uses a different texture and model from that of a normal torch. What’s even cooler is that you can place lanterns on roofs and whatnot, meaning you could make some pretty appealing items.
This mod really shines whenever you play the survival game mode. For example, let’s say that you’re walking around in the dark. Since you have a compass on you, you aren’t going to get lost. the only problem is that it’s too dark to really see anything. You have a ton of torches, but you plan on using that for the mining expedition in order to find your way out. Sure, one option could be to go to sleep at home, and come back during the day, but another option would be to get the lantern mod, and navigate as such with the lantern.
Another example where the “light that follows you” mod is useful is when you have a massive house connected via hallways and underground paths. Since these hallways and paths aren’t big enough to harbor mob spawning, it’s pretty wasteful to use torches. Instead, you can opt for a glass roof (sand is easier to acquire than coal if you’re near a beach), and use the natural light to guide you when you’re traveling during the day. When it’s night, this could be a problem, however. Luckily, you can just use your portable torch to guide your way instead, as it provides an ample amount of light for you to see where you’re going. This means that you can use your torches for more important matters, such as your farm, mining, or just using the coal to smelt other substances. If you’re using another mod, such as the More Ores Mod, that coal will really be needed for those ores, and what better way to save coal, that to not use them to create torches! In the end, this mod will save you time and resources in the long run.
All in all, this mod is pretty nice, and is recommended for anyone who would like to have a portable torch, or would like to decorate their house with more appealing, yet still very cost-effective, forms of light.