A better way of getting it than you go mining is really needed. In a server enviroment , the whole idea of get there first, and get it all seems a tad limited to me. A config for the cost too plz. Some people ain't got time to mine hundreds of thousands of blocks in SSP.
A particle accelerator sounds like a cool idea. Maybe crafted with some antimatter, so it isn't completely unrenewable.
mine all the blocks by hand:
Use quarries or Atomic Disassemblers. It was meant to be expensive, huh.
Set up 6 or 7 quarries and supply then with a ton of MJ.
It was meant to be expensive, for game enlargement sake. Previously, GraviSuite was the limit (it was basically the most expensive item in the game), but now Quantum Ring and Multicore Solar Panel will be your limit.
Why to make things more expensive you would ask?
Well, if someone has played enough SSP [and haven't gone crazy about balance with GT], he/she understands that after you've reached end-game there's nothing of interest in world he/she is playing. (and here by "endgame" i mean when you've got hundreds of thousands of UUM and built a ton of frameconstructions (because frames are epic. i even want to say the epicest thing possible in MC), completed TC research tree, have million of all the resources (believe me, if you have a good computer which doesn't lag with 15000 tileentities updating, it is highly possible)) You have to start a new world, go mining (which is boring IMHO in Peaceful) and do all that startgame-specific procedures before you once again reach that duties-liberation-point when you have quarries automining for you and a wall of geothermals making a solid amount of EU for your hungry machines. And then, MassFab, once again GraviSuite and all over again and again.
all the things in SMP:
Yes, i've been playing SMP for quite a bit actually and I know how fast some players clear out resources/whatever else on SMP. Hmmm..
Particle Accelerator is a good idea too (I planned it initially, just reaffirmed my intention).