I have a similar drop in performance with the animated blades. I don’t know what exactly causes it but you can turn it off in the mod’s config to fix it.
It will certainly take a while, although I think it is worth mentioning that the last 7 months have not been solely focused on Renewed (several updates to 1.7.10, build competition etc.). When Renewed is the sole focus, snapshots are roughly weekly. Also, he has been adding a range of things that aren't in 1.7.10 as well.
Hopefully these are okay! Let me know if you want anything changing.
For reference, links to most versions can be found on the updates page.
Ah, in that case the issues are connected - is the mod a .jar file? If it isn't, rename it so that it is. It needs to be a .jar file for the coremod features to work - which include fences connecting and feast mode.
Hmm, it works for me. I'll report it on the mod's Discord server and let you know if anything comes up.
Black Númenóreans are planned for the (far) future.
Mevans posted an updated image on the Discord server that included Erebor and the weather hills, which is the one I added to the Renewed updates page. I don't think the image posted on the Facebook page has been updated.
This should have been fixed in Renewed Snapshot 2.1.2
Huh, I never realised they couldn't be used - this seems like something that should definitely be a feature.
No, generated structures only spawn in worlds using the map generation.
I believe this is because biome variants haven't been added to renewed yet. The different river types in legacy are biome variants instead of separate biomes.
Technically the mod adds alternatives to all three parts of the arrow's crafting recipe: flint can be replaced with horns, sticks with blackroot/mallorn sticks and feathers with swan feathers.
In the real world, the only alternative to feathers I can think of is plastic - which obviously does not belong in Middle-earth.
Leads don't work, minecarts are probably best although it's not ideal.
Why would they need unique crafting tables? Extra detail is good, yes - but they shouldn't add things just for the sake of it.