As of right now, I've built new tools with tinkers' construct (using a Manyullyn Hammer/Excavator that I made from repeated nether trips), got a full-on smeltery that is 30 blocks tall, set up a steam dynamo, pulverizer, and induction smelter, and flown around as a ghast. My wife's currently setting up the biggest raspberry farm I've ever seen. Not sure how to get into advanced genetics or witchery...or make a ship.
My wife and I have recently created our own Attack of the B-Team server after playing a little bit of Tekkit. So far, we've done the basics: mined the hell out of the area, built a house, set up a smeltery, and forged some tools with better alloys. We know there's a lot more to it, but aren't really sure where to begin or dive in. Can we get some suggestions as to fun things to do for newbies and suggestions to get the most out of this mod pack? Also, are there any texture packs that are compatible with this or do we need to stick with the default?