I read up a bit on farming and whatnot, since some people were complaining about seeds popping out of the ground. Apparently the world is modeled like the real world... Z-axis is north/south, while x-axis is east/west. Currently we're at Z=13,000 at the base camp. That means we're 13,000 blocks north of the equator, and the temperatures are between 1.0 and 6.0 degrees Celcius (press F3 for this information). Long story short... base camp is great for sequoias, but if anyone was wondering why everything was a drab gray color, it's because we're settled at the north end of Yellowstone park. I don't know what season it is right now but I'm guessing we're not even Fall, considering one year is 92 Minecraft days for this mod. So... who wants to make an expedition to the equator and rough it like the pioneers of old, killing cows and pigs for sustenance while fending for our lives at nighttime?