Like inventory tweaks, optifine, JEI, fast leaf decay, even vein miner. These don’t essentially add elements of gameplay but improve functionality. I don’t know what mods exactly do what but I can figure it out with a lot of research.
So mostly stuff that is common in mod packs because they’re more like utilities. That way when we pick and choose we can skip the essentials since they’d be included anyhow.
Also, should we vote on a theme to narrow down choices a little bit? Like do we want magic, tech, combat and dungeons, building?
I did make a very specific mod pack for 1.7 it’s peaceful except every 5 nights the horde raids. link
Actually I never truly finished it, I was adding custom shop blocks before I stopped. The goal was to use your whole kingdom to produce goods that eventually craft into a single super valuable item called the king’s gold that would allow you to buy and trade things, but to make it, it requires you farm everything that is possibly farmable, forcing you to set up a fully functioning village.