Althea is correct. Alistaire left out the "for years" part of my quote. It is Hyperbole to be sure. The point I am trying to make though that just because there are mods, doesn't mean you should dive right in without getting to know the core game. The core game can last you a very long time, and although I personally played roughly a year and half before I even considered messing with mods my advice is that you should first see how much you love the unmodded game and play it through thoroughly... it doesn't have to be years. And even then when you do mess with mods, you might try only one or two at once instead of dozens simultaneously. I have met a few people who burned themselves out of minecraft, at least in part, somewhat prematurely, due to mods. I also have logged onto a tekkit server my friend hosted and have had sooo many mods installed that it is hard to keep track of them all and the game is so different that it isn't even minecraft anymore. A well run server might have a few select mods, but people seemed to get carried away. And yes, after giving the game a good clean go for a while, try a RPG server out, but definitely have an appreciated for the unadulterated minecraft before doing that.