This pack is set up to be a fun mixed pack with some balancing factors and mostly a variety of tech, realism and magic. The main source of ores is Geolosys clusters, which force the player to explore the terrain to find what they need rather than strip mine.
Once you've gotten a decent supply of minerals accrued, it's time to venture into steel as it's required for all Thermal Expansion, EnderIO and RFTools machines. From there, the pack is a mostly kitchen-sink pack with the exception of a few changed recipes for items that are severely overpowered. Beyond that, play like you would and have fun!
Even includes a hand-made splash animation: