Assorted Geekery

Start zone

Starting area on first-login.  Spawn point is around centre-screen where the desert encroaches on the grassland.

To the noth of spawn we located a long deep ravine.  This forms a good natural northern border, a head start on mineworkings and a easy place to dig-ion to survive the night. 

dawn of day 2 .. a few dozen units west of spawn point, a lava pool provides a great local landmark and meeting point.