The world is generated through a variety of different features procedurally generating to organically form different environments. Biomes don't really exist in this game, and are instead formed through mechanics such as temperature, stone, tree density, and water density.
Trees generate with different densities across the landscape, with some tree shapes only available through world generation that cannot be regrown.
When exploring, there are different natural resources that the average explorer may be interested in.
Clay forms on the surface of the world, appearing in the form of either blue clay or fire clay. Clay does not generate in extreme hot or extreme cold climates.
Ore Deposits generate all over the underground in Vintage Story. It is very important to pay attention to the type of stone that is nearby, as ores will only form in specific stone types.
Different types of soil form over the landscape to form the surface. Some are more rare than others, with low fertility soil being the most common. The varying soil types have different levels of fertility, you may have to keep this in mind when choosing a location.
The rainfall amount seems to be directly tied to the average soil fertility, as 'very rare rainfall' correlates with almost only low fertility (or non at all) soil, whilst 'rain almost all the time' translates into almost only medium fertility soil. Terra Preta however seems to not be influenced by rainfall.
Crops or Wild Foods spawn on world gen but also spawn over time on existing terrain.
The weather depends on the climate around it. As a guide, areas that are more green indicate a larger amount of rainfall.
Environments are formed with varying levels of water density, this means that oceans, for example, are not force as a 'biome' but instead form organically.
Structures form over the world's surface and underground in the form of ruins. These structures often contain loot that can benefit survival in various ways. Some blocks, such as aged wooden planks, can only be found in these ruins.
|Vintage Story: Vanilla Game Content|
|Terrain Blocks||Clay Gravel Peat Rock Sand Soil|
|Construction Blocks||Ceramic Blocks Glass Wood Planks Plaster Soil Blocks Stone Blocks|
|Functional Blocks||BarrelWooden Bucket Bed Containers Firepit Forge Loot Vessels Ore blasting bomb Quern|
|Decorative Blocks||Paintings Carpets Bookshelves Flowerpots Wallpapers|
|Metal Working||Anvil Bloomery Crucible Forge Helvehammer Molds Metal Gemstone|
|Tools & Weapons||Axe Bow Chisel Cleaver Club Hammer Hoe Knife Pickaxe Prospecting Pick Saw Scythe Shears Shovel Spear Sword|
|Equipment||Armor Clothes Bags|
|Craftable Resources||Boards Charcoal Firewood Ingots Leather Linen|
|Plants||Berry Bushes Cooper's Reed (Cattail) Flowers Grass Other Plants Trees Wild Foods|
|Mobs||Bees Bighorn sheep Chicken Drifter Fox Hare Hyena Locust Raccoon Wild Pig Wolf|
|Mechanics||Animal Husbandry Beekeeping Casting Clay Forming Combat Farming Cooking Knapping Mechanical Power Mining Smithing Trading Temporal Stability|
|Crafting Recipes Fuel Leather Working Light sources Ore Deposits Ruins Starter Guide World Generation|