I will just jump right into what I have to say. I have been thinking about this for maybe a year now and have decided to finally take steps towards it.
THE GOOD NEWS
I have decided to separate the slice of life and remake some of its features and add new features. From now on you will be downloading the base and then choosing which "mini-packs" that you want. That way you can fully customize your slice of life mod.
This will also be useful for patches like say for example only one of the pack's break which means you can continue using "slice of life" but just take out the broken packs until it is updated. Also, if I ever added features or an update to a certain pack then you can just update that one pack instead of the whole entire mod again.
You can keep up with which pack is fine or broken by going to the updates page (click here). I have already added the "my memories" pack as an example. If the base is ever broken then the entire mod will need to be removed to protect your save file.
How will we download it?
I have already adjusted the menu as an example of how this will work. If you go look now you will see three options under the slice of life menu.
You will first go and download the base as it is required for the mod to work. It will also give you a slice of life folder which you should put your packs in for organization and so old parts won't be left in your mods folder after updating.
After you have the base inside of your folder you will go download the packs that you want. If the pack contains a script file move it out of the pack's folder into the official slice of life folder so it can work properly. If it doesn't have a script file it's fine.
Open your game and everything should be fine.
Note: Some packs like the memory system don't add anything to the official "slice of life menu" so if your slice of life menu doesn't appear that is normal.
THE BAD NEWS
I have also been thinking of making "slice of life" my main mod and just focusing on it solely and slowly adding features to it (even some from mods that I currently have released or discontinued) in mini packs and either having no other mods or just keeping only a few of my bigger mods. (Example: explore mod, switch streaming, education bundle, etc...) However, I am still a bit "iffy" about this decision and leaning towards keeping my bigger mods but focusing on the slice of life mod.
I know this is going to be my decision at the end of the day but if you would like to have some influence on it in some way you can go vote on the future of my content.
For those of you that aren't a slice of life fan:
Nothing will be forced on you! The base will not include any features so let's say for example you don't want anything but some random "robot pack" I made. You won't have to worry about any other features of slice of life except the robot pack. 🍓
I will do early access to newer features/packs!
Vote here: https://forms.gle/RPLxebShbfhs4EmU8
Thank you for reading!
Please enjoy "slice of life" 5.0 as long as you want until it breaks!
I literally have 14 mini-packs already planned out but some include some old features that you've already experienced with slice of life!