I started a new game today, after beating Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Made myself a Zingaran this time.
Went to my traditional starting hideout, the little u-shaped depression in the H3 part of the map. Since it has so much going for it in the early game.
Easy water access, plenty of trees, plants, and stone nearby. Shaleback eggs to harvest. A short swim north to that island in the southern part of H4 with dead trees to supply my bark.
All solo offline, so I’m not fighting anyone for space here. And it has the resources for me to gear into light armors before trekking out to get iron and start climbing the latter.
Plus the pet opportunities. Going to the Sentinels nearby, there is a pair of Hyena near the northern one. And hyena cubs, which can pop a Greater Hyena with Feral Flesh, at a 20% rate. And that’s a strong one to have in the early game.
Funny enough, I was running back to base after killing some shalebacks at the nearby nest. And there is this cute little croc hatchling wandering around. Never seen one here before.