You spawn in a lake between an oasis and the walls of the valley. Encompassing the oasis is a tall mesa with little plant life and a detailed river system. As you travel past the mesa in all directions you find monuments, outposts. Ravines, boats, minshafts, and multiple villages. The land is quite dry, spare a couple plains, a vast corner of ocean, and a random group of icebergs, it mostly consists of Mesa, Sahara, and desert biome.
Perfect examples of different play focuses: oasis playthrough, gold miner, village protector, treasure hunter, you name it. With all the structures