Simple as that. Creators of this abomination give zero information how to even get started, you are likely to die in the first 10 blocks of spawning in, because it always starts a new game, single or multiplayer, right at dusk. None of the controls work correctly, and there are more conflicts that cannot be corrected even you remapped every single one with unique combinations of keys. Attempted to contact creators about supplying more basic information for new players and server owners wanting to host it, and get an automated response that they "cannot be bothered at this time, as they are already working on a new project, and they will get back to you when they feel like it. "
Honestly, this makes Gregtech look simple and easy. At least he had the sense to add some basic wiki principles to his work.
SevTech ages is an amazing mod pack with well thought out progressions intuitively spaced out to provide a more long game style of play. I had no problems finding lots of info out there in the way of guides and let's play that where available if I became stuck on something. Let's not forget the quest progression which tells you what you need to accomplish in order to progress to even bigger and better things. If you were expecting to beat the mod in a day or a week, this was not the mod pack for you as I believe this pack was solely designed to create an extremely long gameplay before you even get close to the finish experience. You should give it a try now, its extremely stable and tons of fun. :D
There's a questbook that explains the basic progression. That invalidates one of your primary complaints.
Your other complaint is about controls not "working". 99% of optional button commands can be discarded until needed, as I and many other players do. Having broken controls is not the fault of the pack-maker, but of the mod-author. If you find a particular configurable button that is not working as intended, you should contact the mod-author with a bug report or manually update your modlist to a version that fixes the issue.
Your authoritarian stance on what CurseForge should and should not host is objectively wrong. This is not your platform to police, it is theirs. This content does not violate any of their policies, and CurseForge does not have minimum-quality rules.
After reading this thread i am amazed that one question was not asked so, i shall ask it;
@solverbolt, "Did you even bother to read the description about the Mod-Pack?"
It explains what the pack is about. Here is the description that was possibly missed so i will post it here for "solverbolt" to read.
SevTech: Ages is a massive modpack packed with content and progression. This pack focuses on providing the player a long term progression experience with purpose. SevTech introduces a number of mechanics never before done such as: hiding ore until unlocked, dynamically hidden items and recipes based on progress, new mobs appear as you progress further and much more! The modpack uses the vanilla advancement system to guide the player along while still allowing an open, sandbox experience. As you progress through the hundreds of custom advancements you will unlock new "ages" which will show you new mods to work through.
SevTech aims to introduce many mods not frequently used while altering some more widely known mods. The pack also features a ton of custom mods for the best player experience.
You'll start your first world with nothing. No map or HWYLA and only a handful of items and recipes. As you progress, you will unlock those features, thousands of items and blocks, and much more. Your goal is to follow through the advancement system from the stone age all the way into space!
Every feature in SevTech: Ages can be done in Multiplayer, too! Every progression point is player based and not server based. This means you can play on a large server and not be left behind if you start after every one else. The pack also provides the mod "Together Forever" to let players form teams and sync progression. The World Type is suggested to be "quark_realistic".
Note: This pack will continue to add content after its initial release. The aim of these updates will be to provide a prestige system, more advancements, extra end-game content, and bug fixes. We will do everything in our power to make sure no update will corrupt worlds and a transition into a new update is as smooth as possible."
Read this and it will explain everthing your complaining about. Please, Please read the description of a Mod-Pack before you try it. Not all mod-pack are for everyone.
SevTech, GregTech and FTB Mod-Packs have been around for a Very long time. Those are just a few of the Great Ones that have stood the test of time in Minecraft and all of the Evolution that Minecraft has gone through.
Long Story Short, You did not read the description and were completely unprepared for this Mod-Pack and had a fit when you started playing it.
Start Reading the Descriptions before jumping head first into a Mod-Pack as this. Get Prepared then start playing.