The forest is the original biome that encompassed all of the map when the game came out. Currently, it covers about 1/4 of the map and takes up half of the bottom section, accompanied by the ocean. The forest is the basis for survival, as it has a much warmer climate than other biomes, as well as less powerful mobs. All players spawn in the forest, and work their way towards the winter and/or the ocean.
The forest is advantageous for players because of its warmer climate. It also provides players with basic resources and food required for survival. The forest is the only biome that allows players to plant berries, wheat, pumpkin, wheat, and garlic without first placing down a plant plot and/or bridge (excluding islands in the ocean). Players are also able to move faster in the forest then in the winter and ocean. Ground / soil can be exclusively gathered in the forest, using a shovel.
The forest can be disadvantageous for players mainly due to the amount of players there. There is competition for resources and points. For example, players may take berries or gather gold right when you were going to, leaving nothing for you. Also, aggressive players would attack, chase, and possibly kill you so that they can have resources all to themselves, or simply because they want your points so they can get in the leaderboard or want to get items from your box after you die. If you want to avoid that, try going on servers with less people. Be careful though, you may lag a lot and still be chased. Also, the forest does not give the higher tier resources of diamonds, amethysts, dragon hearts, and winter fur etc.. Not to mention it is fairly hard to get water without going to a Lake, which is usually camped by other players.
|Biomes||Forest · Winter · Ocean|
|Features||Cave · Lake · Island · Treasure Chest|