I'm not sure why it seems most people on this forum seem to go for the other points I always make instead of the main* point.
A lot of people have complained biomes are too small/close together, I think this would counter that. I mean come on, a thick forest near a very large plain and desert. You can live within those biomes and not even see the others.
It's actually kind of nice that you can have that. Big biomes and small. I mean is it really a desert if you can just walk into the middle of it and see all the other vegetation and stuff around the edges or something?
Biomes are relatively okay and I have very few complaints, but I always found it confusing and sometimes a bit of a throw when I walk out of this huge desert and find myself in random patches of snow covered plains or forests out of no where.
Oh my god, I have a map that is all desert with small patches of cave-ridden forest areas. Went walking from my spawn point, took about two in-game days to find any large amounts of grass, and the desert literally just curves around it and onward, forever.
Honestly. I still think the biome in your pic is pretty tiny. I would not mind if biomes took 1-3 days to cross. If survivability at the start becomes an issue then just disallow dessert as a starting biome.