So. The newest update completely changed the game. The new revamped research system is much easier and much less grindy, but also makes the first few days much harder - the new map generator is now the default (and I think it kinda sucks) and everything is harder. But they also added some fun new features, new items, the hint of an endgame and a new elusive creature. I think I'll completely restart my Let's Play although I won't use the new map generator - I just spent 8 days looking for a good spot for my camp and finally found a herd of Beeffalo. When I say herd, I mean two animals. Spiders on the other hand were numerous.