I hadn't seen this around here, so I decided to do a journal of my survival experiences in Terra Incognita.
Though being active around here, I actually hadn't played Minecraft a lot since 1.9 came out. In fact, this is my first true survival world in 1.9.
My spawn was already quite interesting. I spawned on the ice of a frozen ocean. Like this.
Quite a rare sight. The island had no trees (what a surprise, this kind of islands is supposed to have no trees )
I decided to go further. No food, no wood, so I had to swim till I found some of those main resources. That took a while. I found a mushroom island, a sandy island, and this extremely small thing which you can't even call island, but neither of them had trees.
After a long swim I found some quite hilly forests. Of course I had a unplanned meeting with Mr. Creeper which costed me 8/10 hearts. I decided to survive the night close to a lava fountain (light, so no monsters) and gathered some basic resources.
I survived. I decided to do a village hunt trip by boat. It wasn't a success for the server (every few seconds a moved-to-quickly error + a timed out), but it was a success qua finding villages, as I found one with a blacksmith. Nearly full iron in the chest. Game, that's a bit too easy.
I still had no bed, but luckily two sheep had spawned on top of the roof of the blacksmith, and those two sheep plus one village lamp gave me exactly enough wool for a bed!
Then I got back into the woods again. High hills of course. Interesting parkour on top of the leaves, leading to amazing views. (sorry for fast leaves mode )
This place seems quite nice to stay and build a temporary base.
Oh, it has a ravine with mineshaft? Not bad.
And then... well... I stopped playing. I got some basic stuff, found a place for my base (#rhyme), and found a village, mushroom island and mineshaft. Next time I'll probably go underground, but not for too long, as above ground are much more interesting things to see. Of course I'll go exploring, this is Terra Incognita, it's about terrain!