If I read the Crucible Recipes correctly a Small Pile of Tantlite gives a Small Pile of Tantalum in the Crucible, but Tantalite Dust and Tantalite Block give a Tantalum Nugget and a Tantalite Ingot respectively (thus 1/9th of their Tantalum counterpart).
Shouldn't a Small Pile of Tantalite give 1/9th of a Small Pile of Tantlum, so 1/9 * 1/4 = 1/36 = 2 1/72th units of Tantalum ?
uhhhm, are you sure you have read the values from the right places? And I dont know if the Math is right.
If multiplayer isn't against the spirit of GT then a single player game that plays at the same rate as multiplayer isn't either.
Can't you just up the Tickrate for a while? Is there a Mod for that? I know vanilla MC ups the Tickrate when the Server has Lagspikes. If anyone knows such a Tickrate Mod then please link it here.