Decided to play some adventure mode since new release forthcoming and I do not want to get deeper into story mode since that will be testing a lot of new features for next release.
Got lucky with a seed that had a nice thick forest spawn for your starting wood and to hangup the mobs, with a meadow full of healing flowers (patrolled by birds and packs though!). As I was running away from the packs I ended up in a high mesa that only solitary critters get up there so was easier to survive once I got my bow. Took the top layer off the mining node up there and discovered it had everything short of diamond in it, gold, petrol, coal, silver, copper, aluminum, iron.
The only problem is the starting box is too generous with 50 revive shots and a ton of meat for a buying spree, compensating for the starting area mobs not being nerfed like they are in story mode, but leads to repeatedly reviving your way thru the death packs to survive and buying the good stuff out of the box. The shots actually make things worse than if you had medpacks because you end up tired and hungry, I was really hurting for food, apples and nuts as I was not getting enough fat for sausages (lots of devil wolves and fire bears running with the hares). SO I am OK with shots in hardcore play, just not so many, if you can make one you can have it.
So I am seriously thinking about trying the permadeath idea of drop everything but your knife. Like story mode side quests you would have to start making your wood tools and heals, but it is much harder because the starting mobs are all pack aggro. Only store purchases is scripts. The challenge is to survive till you find the good mining then you will probably have it made after that if you have the meat to buy the good scripts. If you respawn then delete and start over, upto you if you want to try the same seed again, or roll somewhere else.
I think I can troll some runt hares with my knife by lurking in the forest to slowly get meat and fat for sausages and scripts (I did it OK in story mode), the wood scripts are cheap enough. Get situated then make a survival run for the mining mesa. Although I would prefer replicator have the scripts with no store at all to avoid temptation to buy food stocks, you are the idiot that skipped survival class so buying scripts makes it harder as you need both meat and resources to survive, just pretend you are not buying scripts but powering your replicator scripts with meat or something. Also I would really like a script for the storage chest Doc had as I hate personal inventory stack clutter, even though it does not slow you down.
Anyone else up for trying a challenge while they wait out the next release? If you are not finding such nicely setup worlds I will give out my seed, but prefer people explore and discover others first because that is what adventure is about. I like reading logs of other adventures, though I find they take a lot of time to write when I could be adventuring, so I usually do not do them myself.