Hexxit is a great modpack, and playing it as a change from normal Minecraft is a great way to change the scenery. However, Hexxit has many new items and crafting recipes, and they can be confusing at first. Feel free to add on to this guide if you see any incorrect information.
Starting a new worldEdit
The first thing you'll want to do is grab enough wood for an axe. This is when the Treecapitator mod comes in handy. Chop the bottom log of a tree, and every item from the tree falls. I recommend chopping oak wood, because you can get apples to feed yourself.
Now you should make a pickaxe. Now you want to grab enough stone to make a few furnaces and tools, and search for iron. Now, when you find iron, smelt it and make a pick IMMEDIATELY. Ores spawn much more than usual in Hexxit, and I found a full stack of diamonds on the surface in one world, so you're gonna need an iron pick.
- Caves make excellent shelter for the first night. They require little to no resources (as you may not have many after only one day), and if you are feeling brave, you can explore more of the cave system to gather resources. It's recommended that you block off an area with whatever materials you have on hand to make a "safe zone" for you to retreat to.
- Houses can be made fairly easily, especially with all the wood from Treecapitator. They have the advantage of being a guaranteed safe zone, and you can begin to build farms and pastures sooner than if you choose a cave for your first night. Unfortunately, the only way to gain resources from inside your house on the first night is to dig your own cave system.
When adventuring is an optionEdit
Once you have full diamond with tools(it isn't actually that hard to gather, don't be worried) you can start writing your own adventure. Conquer a dungeon, destroy a battle tower, and enter the Twilight Forest. I hope this guide helped you, and good luck adventuring!