I started playing the game Don't Starve yesterday and find it really difficult to get a base set-up. I fear I might have simply rolled a world that is too hard to play.
When starting a new world, what do I want it to include the most of? For example, my current world has a very large rock field (30-40 boulders very close to the spawn), a forest of trees and berry shrubs. A huge field of grass (probably close to 100+) — but I'm not seeing many rabbits or any pigmen and beefalos. I start by the swamp (and die often randomly to large tentacles) and there's a graveyard nearby I could farm for tons of research points.
In addition to animals is there anything else I'm missing and might need to have a good "first-time player" world?
Should I just give up and start a new world altogether? If I do what should I be looking for?