I haven't played Minecraft in quite a while. I went through a period of messing with mods, including some huge mod-packs full of technology and such, but got tired of keeping them up to date with core changes. Since things have changed a lot since the last time I really delved into the game, I decided to start from scratch with a vanilla world and check out what's new. Day one begins...
Oh dear. Sand everywhere and not a tree in sight. This is going to be a tough start. First things first, we need wood to build tools and a crafting bench. Time to take a hike. A few minutes later (OK, exactly TWO minutes later according to screenshot timestamps), trees! Still a lot of sand, and sandstone, and clay around, including a whole bunch of colored clay and something called hardened clay. More worrisome, absolutely no sign of animals or edible plants. Looks like food is going to be an issue.
So ends day one. I'm going to limit these posts to one day of play each, but I'll probably be skipping ahead a bit. Haven't decided what I'm actually going to do in this game yet. We'll see.